Posts Tagged: fishing

May 2019 Baja Fishing Report


  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 »

April 2019 Baja Fishing Report

  California and Baja are drought-free for the first time in nearly a decade! If you are planning to drive either Mex 1 or 5 soon, expect some exciting photo ops along the way as the heavy rains throughout Baja brought extraordinary wildflower blooms as well as monarch and painted lady butterflies—both considered signs of… Read more »

March 2019 Baja Fishing Report


  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 »

February 2019 Baja Fishing Report

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We’ve had typical January weather, unsettled with some welcomed rain and even an unusual snowfall or two in Baja Norte. However, it didn’t deter the promised winter yellowtail bite that ran from the Coronado Islands below the border along the Pacific Coast all the way down to Vizcaíno Peninsula. Adding to the remarkable action in… Read more »

January 2019 Baja Fishing Report


As the final days of 2018 were winding down, my various social media accounts were filled with reports of cold, windy, and in some cases, wet weather, along with small craft warnings and high surf from the border all the way down the Pacific coast of Baja to Abreojos.   Close to the U.S. border,… Read more »

December 2018 Baja Fishing Report

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Did Santa come early for Baja Anglers? It’s not quite time for Santa, but conditions for most of Baja are more like late fall than winter in almost all areas. Just below the border the Bull Ring area is mostly in bottom fishing mode with a mix of reds, flags, tree fish, Johnny bass and… Read more »

November 2018 Baja Fishing Report


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 »

October 2018 Baja Fishing Report


  Heads Up: The chart above is from the Presidential Decree and the entire lime green area is the protected area (not just the area in the red box). The Pacific Island Biosphere is considered a protected area and CONANP bracelets are now required to fish within that area, which includes the Coronado Islands, Todos Santos,… Read more »

Pesca la Baja 2018: Bahía de los Ángeles

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The Bahía de los Ángeles Pesca la Baja event will take place on September 28-29, 2018. This is the final event in the Pesca la Baja fishing tournament which will take place in various locations in Baja California (norte) throughout the summer. Other 2018 Pesca La Baja events: San Felipe: June 22-23 San Quintín: July 20-21… Read more »

September 2018 Baja Fishing Report


  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 »