La Paz Gillnetters Plunder

Baja Bytes – April 26, 2022     Shooting your own foot! Fishing responsibly and minding life on the sea is one thing, but stupidity mixed with negligence is quite another deal, and the latter is becoming more commonplace. I saw this net killing hundreds of baby roosterfish – a species with very little commercial value, but a huge value for sport fishing! Here they are being caught for basically no purpose other than laziness to retrieve the nets. Yes, I spoke to the owners of the nets, and they were completely indifferent – all these fish will end up rotten on the shore…Leonardo Gonzalez Photography, La Paz, Baja California Sur.

BAJA (Norte)

Tijuana Bull RingThe wind rolled the water and dropped the temps into the mid-50s. There have been lots of bait here, with big spots of anchovy all up and down the coast.  Unfortunately, nothing happened before the wind, and nothing but rockfish is happening now, along with a mix of small to medium-sized reds, bocaccios, tree fish, barber poles, bank perch, and 

Coronado Islands / Rockpile
The wind rolled the water over and dropped the temps back into the 50s. After the big wind on Friday, the boats that ventured out here yesterday caught some rockfish/whitefish and a few lingcod but zero


Family fishing variety, thanks to Enrique Ojeda, the number 1 captain of the area….Victor Mendez

West of Ensenada / Upper 500 / 480 / 238 / 1140 Finger

Fished below the Hidden Bank. Left at 6-pm, started fishing at 1-am, had limits by 3:30-am, and came home early. Hit the dock at 10:30-am. They were all in the 30 to 60-pound range, all on

10 Day forecast

 Gonzaga Bay

I went fishing with my friend Mr. Ethan Shaffer (Ben, Neil, and Jason). There is good news to report! The orange-mouth corvina showed up along with massive schools of micro anchovy and sierra on top of all that fish! …fishonnn&onnn.

Baja Sur 

A whale collides with a boat and leaves three injured in northern Mexico
Mexican panga air born

A whale in the northern Mexican state of Baja California Sur collided this Sunday with a boat that rose a few meters above the water, according to a video that has gone viral on social networks.

The captain of the ship named “La Cachetona” was allegedly speeding, which could have caused this accident, which left at least three people injured. Tourist service providers told Efe that the accident occurred in the area known as “Costabaja”a place of slow transit for small boats. In the video on networks it can be seen that at the moment of impact a person is expelled, and a cetacean fin flap is also perceived. According to preliminary information, it is reported that at least three relatives were injured and received medical attention in La Paz, capital of Baja California Sur.

The undersecretary of Civil Protection of the state, Benjamín García, confirmed that it is a tourist boat and that the captain would not have observed the humpback whale that was underwater.

“The whale came out of the sea and that is when it pushes the boat, the passengers falling and resulting in injuries. Three people were of them seriously, and two more we assisted in the port”, he explained.

The official stated that the boat was on a tourist tour of the bay, in the area of ​​Isla Espiritu Santo and when it returned to the port of La Paz, the mishap occurred. Environmental authorities carry out the corresponding proceedings to determine responsibilities for the possible damage to the organism and prepare an official report.

Although it is not common for a boat to completely detach itself from the water by hitting a cetacean, gray whales, humpback whales, sperm whales and whale sharks, among others, are usually hit with the hulls.

Baja California Sur it is a popular destination tourist destination in northern Mexico that each year brings together millions of national and international tourists for whale watching.

Ascensión Bay

English muffins fresh out of oven

Been craving English Muffins for awhile.  They are not available in this neighborhood, so I decided to try my hand at making them myself.  I’ve gotta’ say they looked pretty good and tasted pretty darn good with home canned strawberry jam! Translated, “Fishing is slow!!” …Ross Zoerhof

Bahía Concepción

school of stingrays

Mobula rays were cruising the surface while I was fishing roosterfish in Bahía Concepción!… Baja Fishing Addiction


Angler and his catch

When clients get burned out on YT’s we have options and right now it’s back to hardbaits along the coastline.

Lots of current has put the clamps on yellowtail catching. This is the one time we can use the lunar excuse. The high spots are small peaks or pointed rock piles, and keeping the boat and bait in the action zone has been tough. Cut-offs is the other problem when you can’t control anything.

Cabrilla are still perking up and hitting trolled hard bait. Firecrackers are also hitting the surface attractions close to shore (aka the rocky shoreline)…Rick Hill, 

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La Paz      

MEXICAN MINUTE LA PAZ FISHING REPORT from Tailihunter Sportfishing for WEek of April 18-25, 2022

East Cape  

Very lucky children! Thank you for fishing with us. It was a pleasure to meet your team, Don Julio… Anibal Miranda and Hotel Palmas De Cortez.

Puerto Los Cabos   

angler with wahoo

Much quieter week in Southern Baja, as the Easter break was over, and we saw fewer vacationers arriving. Though weather conditions are ideal, high temperatures were in the low 80s, with plenty of sunshine. Unfortunately, variable winds are still picking up later in the morning from the north. Ocean conditions were greenish with unpredictable transition patterns, particularly to the north, and water temperatures averaged between 69 to 72 degrees. Quite a bit of marine layer moisture and fog burned off as the sun rose higher.

Anglers were able to find various bait sources; anchoveta, caballito, and slabs of squid were most common. However, most local charters concentrated their efforts on the grounds off Iman and San Luis Banks. This is where they found a mix of bottom species, the highlight being the occasional nice amberjack or grouper. Overall, it was not consistent, though, and there were more Pacific bonito than anything else.

These same grounds also held some quality-sized yellowfin tuna, though not in significant numbers. Anglers had to work hard to have their chances at these tuna, and then, once they got lucky enough to hook up, they also had to deal with some very aggressive, hungry sea lions. Sizes of these yellowfin ranged from 20 to nearly 100 pounds. Most of these tuna were striking on strips of squid.

Every day, a handful of tuna was accounted for, and we are optimistic that some will see more consistent action from these grounds when conditions improve.

Not many reports of any other surface action, such as marlin, dorado, or wahoo, but again, the conditions are not the best for these species. However, as the warmer weather takes over, this should help stabilize and improve conditions.

Inshore action was also minimal, with a handful of sierra and jack crevalle being the primary focus as the water was still too cold and off-colored for roosterfish. …Eric Brictson, Gordo Banks Pangas   

Cabo San Lucas    

Bull dorado

Bull Mahi Mahi (dorado) and three striped marlin were released today on the Pisces 31’ “Rebecca.” Other boats also landed marlin and tuna. Things are picking up! …Rebecca Ehrenberg – Pisces Sportfishing Fleet

Wahoo today! What a pleasant surprise on Pisces 31’ “Tiburon” for anglers from Tennessee, who also caught a few yellowfin. Fishing has started to improve these days, although it is still inconsistent and fast changing, we’ve now had a few more pelagic species showing up…Rebecca Ehrenberg – Pisces Sportfishing Fleet

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