Posts Tagged: baja fishing

December 2021 Baja Fishing Report

Gale warnings underscored November as it exited this year and the final month of 2021 begins, but not to worry. The giant bluefin tuna that dominated the fishing during the Fall just below the border won’t be intimidated by a little stormy weather. Before the weather went sideways, a few calico bass were taken on red flake… 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 »

May 2021 Baja Fishing Report

  After what seems like months of gale wind warnings extending from the border down the West Coast of Baja, reports of waters teeming with baitfish both in and offshore are an encouraging hint of things to come as May begins to unfold. The kelp beds that extend from the U.S. border to Ensenada are… Read more »

April 2021 Baja Fishing Report

      Gail warnings and frigid water temperatures seem to be a familiar litany from the U.S. border down to Bahía Asunción, and this should be remembered as April sashays in.   At the Coronado Islands’ Rockpile, twelve- to twenty-pound yellowtail have been biting, despite the intermittent howling winds. JRI 66 yo-yo iron is… Read more »

February 2021 Baja Fishing Report

    Over the past decades of writing Baja sportfishing reports, I don’t think one of my reports began with bluefin tuna catches and ended with them as well. In the northern sector when weather permitted, locals and visitors alike targeted the schools of bluefin gathered offshore from Ensenada, Colonet, and San Quintín. Many exceeded… Read more »

January 2021 Baja Fishing Report

While I don’t imagine that many are going to mourn the passing of 2020, all in all, it was a surprisingly good year for sportfishing for many in Baja. At least for those who managed to make it down. There was far less pressure on the fishery which demonstrated how quickly the food chain could… Read more »

December 2020 Baja Fishing Report

  While Southern California anglers content themselves with deep-drop swordfish, added to the always popular winter bottom-fishing scene, one of the most remarkable bluefin tuna years on record below and above the border has finally begun to fade as winter sets in.   Sportfishing continues to shine from the border south down Baja’s West Coast,… Read more »

November 2020 Baja Fishing Report

  Baja California, Mexico   With Halloween in the rearview mirror, the monsters that made their appearance at the end of October seem to have disappeared as the warm water moved out. Before the water turned over, one huge catch that deserves recognition is the 412-pound bluefin tuna that was weighed in on the pier… Read more »

March 2020 Baja Fishing Report

  Goodbye frigid February and hello warmer March (we hope). Future fishing prospects have been enhanced with the recent news that the first few bluefin of the season have been caught offshore outside of Colonet aboard two San Diego sport boats – the Pacific Queen, caught two tuna, one weighing 100 pounds and one weighing 60… Read more »

February 2020 Baja Fishing Report

Accompanied by rain on the West Coast of Baja, 2020 came in cold and dreary. However, as the month progressed, fishing seemed to shake off the wet blanket atmosphere and produced a mixed bag. Calico bass were found in the kelp off the Bull Ring, while sand bass and legal-sized halibut were in the flats… Read more »