1st Juanico Offshore Fishing Tournament

For the Benefit of the San Juanico Fire Department September 16 and 17 

1st Juanico Offshore Fishing Tournament for the Benefit of the San Juanico Fire Department September 16 and 17 · The Tournament will have a guaranteed prize of one hundred Thousand Pesos ($5,682.95).

· The total amount of registrations will be allocated to the Fire Department. 

The State Government, through the Fund for the Protection of Resources Mariners (FONMAR), invites you to participate in the 1st Offshore Fishing Tournament, “Bomberos San Juanico,” for the benefit of the board of firefighters this coming September 16 and 17. 

The Tournament is for Individual Anglers. The registration cost is One Thousand Pesos ($56.83) per angler fishing for the largest Mahi Mahi and the Tuna in jackpots. The TOTAL proceeds from the registrations and 15% of the jackpots will go to the San Juanico Fire Department

The organizers of the tournament, Clicerio Mercado Hernández and Gonzalo Alamea Camacho have announced that the event will have live music on the day of registration, Saturday 16 from 7 pm and during the awards ceremony on Sunday the 17, from 5 pm on the beach of San Juanico. 

The event will have a guaranteed Prize of one hundred Thousand Pesos, with forty Thousand Pesos, ($2,273.18), for First Place, thirty Thousand Pesos, ($1,704.88) for Second Place, and twenty Thousand Pesos, ($1,136.59) for Third Place. 
In addition, there will be a Prize of ten thousand Pesos, ($568.29) for the Best Captain.

 For more information, contact: 613 113 6272 or 624 147 7559. 
For your Mexican Fishing License, click here.  

Bajabytes Sport Fishing Update

August 30 – September 6, 2023

Imperial Beach Pier
Water conditions are far less than ideal along the coast. It’s taking some time to recover; however, the calico bass bite is going strong in the kelp beds outside the pier.
There is also some great rock fishing in the deeper water at the lower 9 Mile Bank. …Fish Dope

Coronado Islands / Rockpile

There is a red tide in the Middle Grounds, Flats, and the Rockpile,
and dirty green water elsewhere.
There’s not much fishing happening, with very few boats even trying. …Fish Dope


Dorado limits have topped the catch list, along with calico bass and lots of red rock cod to fill the cooler. Mara’s Sportfishing

San Quintin

It was a fun day out, catching yellows on the surface iron with @stiehlelove and family in Baja. …Cristian Catian

Bahía de Lo s Ángeles

South (Baja Sur) 

Cedros Island



It may be a common annual occurrence for late summer hurricanes south of the Baja peninsula, impacting the fishing far to the north. However, no one expected to encounter a hurricane like Hilary, which maintained hurricane status up the coast through central Baja before degenerating into a tropical storm.

This turn of events played havoc with the fishing conditions around Isla Cedros, which, up to this point, had been improving steadily in providing excellent fishing for an expanded variety of species that were becoming available for visiting anglers.

While Hilary brought fierce winds and heavy rain to the Island that swept through the arroyos, dragging tons of debris directly through the local waters, our Magic Lodge was spared from significant storm damage. We only needed to patch a few leaky roofs. The fact that our well-built facilities sit on higher grounds overlooking the ocean once again provides us with a valuable advantage. ….More

Ascension Bay

There has been a wide-open tuna bite in Bahia Asuncion! Get them!!! And there are lots of dorado, and wahoo and marlin!!! …Shari Bondy

La Bocana

Our clients caught these beautiful tuna one week after our Bocana Adventure – Calmex 2023 Fishing Tournament.

Come visit us on September 9 and 10. We are waiting for you to join us in this great event! …Bocana Adventure

Casa Concepción

Stay with us this Season. We have rooms starting at $70 (USD) per night. Amenities include a newly surfaced Pickleball Court, Full Gym, Private Hot Springs, Private Beach, Fishing, and Spa Service Packages are available, Casa Concepción and Concepción Eco-Rooms with Breathtaking Views!  Located between Mulege and Loreto in Bahia Concepcion…Nathan Burbey


Tim Yarbrough had abeautiful day on his first trip to Loreto. He caught his first limit of Loreto dorado !!!! …Joe Custom

López Mateos 

Summer is winding down, and the Mag Bay area fishing season is winding up.

The water at Thetis is 83 degrees, which is pretty warm…

The water is almost red with all the baby lobster on the surface of the water and is lousy with dorado moving by the boat just below the lobster. It’s an iconic time of year out there. 

Then the boy went out and found some 12.5-kilo yellowfin tuna and the pesky dorado.  One guy caught two dorado on one Rapala with two treble hooks!

Lots of fun outside the Boca Soledad now!  There are only a few reports of solo wahoo catches so farstill, it’s early for them.  

But we might need a storm to pass by to cool the water down to perfect wahoo temperature—75 to 77 degrees. Cherie King 

La Paz

 MEXICAN MINUTE LA PAZ FISHING REPORT from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2023

Thanks #HurricaneHillary for bringing back the big cow home !!
Nice 70+ pound tuna caught on board of the deluxe cruiser ANGELITO crew jose & José ( Merced y rifle )…Anibal Miranda, Van Wormer Resorts

Gordo Banks Pangas

With a heavy heart, we announce the passing of Eric Lee Brictson, owner and operator of Gordo Banks Pangas. Over the last 38 years, Eric Brictson has been a fishing pioneer in La Playita and an integral part of this community. From always lending a helping hand to putting La Playita fishing on the map—Eric did it best!

He fished for many years, wrote many fish reports that reached worldwide, and taught many of our fellow Captains how to fish. He always cared about protecting endangered fish species and made it a point to release young ones to continue procreating, keeping the fishing community in business. He cared very deeply for his clients, friends, captains and family. In his spare time, he enjoyed spending quality time with his family and friends, watching baseball, writing, eating good food, spending time with his animals, and telling his infamous stories to anyone who would listen!

He will be remembered for his vast fishing knowledge and his legacy of running a successful business over the last 38 years. Eric’s Sunday fish reports will be missed but not forgotten. We ask for privacy while we grieve and get our affairs in order. We thank you for your understanding and will update all of our wonderful clients as soon as we have more information regarding the future of Gordo Banks Pangas.

Tight lines and calm seas! Good fishing, The Brictson Family

Los Cabos

Conditions remained remarkably stable for the week of August 30 through September 6, 2023, with clear skies, calm seas, light breezes, and favorable sea temps hovering in the 85 to 86-degree range.

Although anglers caught some dorado last week, they released more because of their small size.

yellowfin tuna aboard La Chingona

The yellowfin tuna caught throughout the week were the attention-getters in size and quantity, and adding a little variety were the skipjack that were tagging along with the larger tuna. The skipjack were content to feast on the scraps of bait that the tuna missed.

While most of the Pisces Fleet targeted the tuna, some boats looking for billfish found a few to catch and release...Cabo Photo Credits Pisces Sportfishing Fleet

WEATHER CONDITIONS: Ideal throughout the week.

WATER TEMP: 85 – 86 F.

BEST LURES: Cedar plugs, feathers, hoochies, lures black/green, dead bait.

BEST LOCATIONS: 25 – 35 miles South, 210 Spot, 180, Herradura, Fuera, and 42 miles 240 degrees.

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