Posts Tagged: baja fish report

September 2021 Baja Fishing Report

During September, the elephant in the room, as always, is hurricanes or chubascos. Last year was the least active Pacific hurricane season since 2011 – a nice run, and hopefully, this year the trend will continue. At the Coronado Islands, multiple sport boats have been catching yellowtail. However, there was an issue with the wind,… Read more »

August 2021 Baja Fishing Report

Some fun summertime fishing is in store for Baja Anglers literally from the border to the tip. Offshore outside, boats have caught yellow and bluefin tuna scattered about under kelp paddies, along with yellowtail, and yes, even a few smaller dorado. While it’s a click early, anglers are releasing a few striped marlin as well…. Read more »

June 2021 Baja Fishing Report

The spring season here in Northern Baja has certainly had its share of stormy weather, often with northwest winds from 10 to 20 knots and local gusts to 25 knots combined with seas from 6 to 8 feet.  It seems like I’ve promised better weather every month to no avail.  So, you are on your… Read more »

December 2019 Baja Fishing Report

As winter settles in along the West Coast, anglers need to practice the “duck and cover” method of fishing: watch the local weather forecast before planning any last-minute trips. The Coronado Islands and flats and along the shore near the Tijuana Bull Ring usually shake off the winter storms and become fishable in a matter… Read more »

July 2019 Baja Fishing Report

The waters and the fishing in Baja are ever changing. Every few years, Mother Nature decides to throw a curve ball at the angler who has gotten used to going to certain areas to fish for certain species. For instance, even in June, the water off the Bull Ring, along with the flats toward the… Read more »

May 2019 Baja Fishing Report

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  Massive schools of bluefin tuna are in easy range below the border, providing anglers with incredible early season action.   Near-limits to limits are the norm for those heading offshore. These quality fish range from 60- to 150-plus pounds and are in range of private boats out of Ensenada as well as San Diego…. Read more »

March 2019 Baja Fishing Report

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  Baby, it’s cold (and wet) outside! This certainly seemed to be the theme for northern Baja in February. Still, the sand bass bite down at the TJ Bull Ring is going good, weather permitting. Fresh dead squid pinned on a 1.5- to 2.5-ounce leadhead is scoring legal-sized bass up to 7- and 8-pounds along… Read more »

August 2018 Baja Fishing Report

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Above the border, anglers in Southern California are trembling with excitement. There is lots of action for everything from nearly 300-pound bluefin pouncing on yummies trolled beneath kites, to extraordinary kelp bed fever along the offshore islands and coast for calico, yellowtail, and white seabass. All of this while Northern Baja anglers fishing the Pacific… Read more »

June Baja Fishing Report

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Like Baja wildflowers, the fish of Baja come and go at their own pace. Of course anglers are an impatient lot who insist on trying to “will” the bite to begin, more often than not ending in frustration and disappointment. Offshore the bluefin, mostly in the 20- to 35-pound class with several spots of the… Read more »

May Baja Fishing Report

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All blown out today! Gale warnings are posted for most areas north of Dana Point, while to the south there are Small Craft Advisories. The seas are very rough and nasty everywhere. Not a great way to end the month, but hopefully signaling the end of a long fierce winter, particularly on the Pacific side… Read more »