Posts Tagged: fish report

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 »

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 »

September 2020 Baja Fishing Report

Just off the 9 Mile Bank in Coronado Canyon, there have been some good bird schools that were mostly on small bonito. Kelps to the south, around the 101 and 425 areas, are beginning to hold dorado but you must find the right one; there are a lot of empty kelps around too. Very few… 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 »

October 2019 Baja Fishing Report

Just below the San Diego/Tijuana border, the Coronado Islands are being treated as though they were an evil stepsister as most of the fleet ventures farther offshore to 371/425 south to the Upper Hidden Bank… weather permitting. Currently, a lot of the yellowfin are football-sized, but there are still some of those larger ones up… 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 »

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 »

September 2018 Baja Fishing Report

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  It’s hard to believe that fall is just around the corner and the epic bluefin tuna bite that began several months ago is still going strong. Most of the boats, along with the action, is above the border; however, the smaller variety of bluefin, mixed in with yellowtail, bonito and a few barracuda, are… 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 »