Posts Tagged: angler

November 2018 Baja Fishing Report

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With all the offshore yellowfin and bluefin tuna, along with dorado and an occasional striped marlin to spice things up offshore, the Coronado Islands have had little traffic. That said, the weather side of North Island and the Gun Site area have had decent numbers of big bonito, but boats haven’t seen any signs of… Read more »

Billfish Fundamentals

By Gary Graham As I snapped photographs here and there during the Bisbee East Cape Offshore tournament, I eavesdropped on bits and pieces of conversations among participants about conditions, techniques, bait, and other salient elements and my thoughts were drawn to some of my 1980 tournament days on my boat, the “WaterCloset.” Usually, every spring… Read more »

July 2018 Baja Fishing Report

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Based only on reports from the San Diego sportfishing fleet that have concentrated above-the-border searching for the bluefin tuna schools, it would be easy to despair. However, considering the latest spotter plane info, there is still plenty to fish for all the way down the Baja Coast on the Pacific side. At the Coronado Islands… Read more »

June 2018 Baja Fishing Report

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  North winds have been fickle, making the spring season on the Pacific side more challenging than usual. As June settles in, however, the bright spot is around the islands, sprinkled along the coastline as well as the outer waters. Rumbles are that log barracuda are jumping on surface iron and that schools of big… Read more »

May 2018 Baja Fishing Report

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Hooray for May! Goodbye to winter, which is best seen in the rearview mirror. Below the border, Coronado Islands had an ugly month with green, cold water, but it did leave a handful of special memories. One of the better stories was a recent kayak outing.   Andrew Deems was fishing on his Malibu Ocean… Read more »

April 2018 Baja Fishing Report

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  Once again, it’s April… traditionally a transition month for all of Baja. This is confirmed by today’s weather report which promised more WARM—not cold—wind. So, expect more “rocks in the pocket” weather on both sides of the Baja Peninsula. The fishing has certainly held up well this winter which seems to indicate a promise… Read more »

March 2018 Baja Fishing Report

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  It’s hard to believe that it’s March and show time already—the months do tumble by. For openers, there are the Fred Hall Fishing Shows held at both Long Beach Convention Center on March 7-11, 2018 and at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, March 22-25, 2018.   In addition to a marvelous opportunity to restock your… Read more »

January 2018 Baja Fishing Report

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Gazing in the rearview mirror for a moment, the 2017 memories are grand. If you made it to Baja you probably have a fish tale that you’ll tell and re-tell for many years to come. The anticipation for the upcoming year must be influenced by the marvelous Baja fishing experienced last year. Usually, the January… Read more »

November 2017 Baja Fishing Report

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It’s hard to imagine that there are still bluefin tuna at the Coronados, primarily around the Rockpile below South Island. However, they are mostly an anchor-and-chum deal if they are around. Also, some surface yellowtail, barracuda and big bonito are still lurking about, all the way down the coast from the Bull Ring to Ensenada…. Read more »

October 2017 Baja Fishing Report

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As the fall season ramps up, Southern California trailer boaters who are planning a quick-fix fishing trip below the border at the Coronado Islands and beyond have some challenges. Although the much-needed repairs and expansion of the Shelter Island ramp are underway, FishDope.com reports that it is still closed and the MCRD ramp is also… Read more »