Posts Tagged: fish

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 »

August 2020 Baja Fishing Report

The restrictions on non-essential travel at the U.S. land borders between Canada and Mexico were once again extended until Aug. 21, 2020. However, the restrictions do not apply to travel by air, water, or rail. That said, visitors crossing at Mexicali and San Ysidro in some cases have reported that they have been asked for… Read more »

Hooray! We think…

By Gary Graham — That Baja Guy Baja California, Mexico Formally, there have not been any Mexican State Government decrees or restrictions regarding sportfishing here in Baja. The Marinas at Ensenada were closed and fishing was limited to subsistence for food only. While the U.S. and Mexico did extend the border closure until July 22,… Read more »

January 2020 Baja Fishing Report

Hopefully, the unusually harsh, stormy weather with record-setting, near freezing temps along with rain and snow in the higher elevations won’t be the norm throughout January. The good news is that the drive down the peninsula should be spectacular as the desert explodes in a profusion of greenery seldom seen. Below the border, the same… Read more »

November 2019 Baja Fishing Report

  Only a handful of boats are fishing around the Coronados as the offshore continues to be the draw. The weather side of North Island is producing bonito and a few yellowtail for the patient anglers. The Islands are near the edge of the clean offshore water, which has made a big difference in whether… 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 »

August 2019 Baja Fishing Report

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From the California border to the tip of Baja, hot weather mixed with periodic rain squalls are to be expected throughout August, and along those same lines, the fishing will also be sporadic. Currently, the Coronado Islands, North Island, Middle Grounds, and Ribbon Kelp are basking in a warm water bubble of 68- to near… 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 »

June 2019 Baja Fishing Report

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Just below the border, calico bass can be found along the outer edge of the beds at the Bull Ring. From there out to the Coronado Islands, the water is still cool and off-color sporadically. Slow-trolling sardine or Rapala is the best bet for small boaters for a few decent-sized yellowtail, although the cold, dirty… 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 »