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Bajabytes Sport Fishing Update
September 13, 2023

1st Juanico Offshore Fishing Tournament

Fire truck

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).


Imperial Beach Pier
No change here. The water is still dirty green but improving and calico bass are starting to get back with the program.
Imperial Beach Pier kelp spots are seeing bass willing to bite especially if you have small bait like anchovy…Fish Dope

If you want rockfish go hit the 9 Mile Bank. Good quality rockfish are showing out there in 450-700 feet of water…Fish Dope

Coronado Islands / Rockpile

Plan was to head east of 178 to find clean water. Heading into the mixed swell with building wind we changed plans and went to the Coronado Islands. Figured Hero or Zero with so few reports since the water turned over.
Got to Pukey, the water temp 71.1 and the water wasn’t super green [could see 6-8 feet down] Marked lots of fish, I believe a few yellowtail and lots of calicos but no bites slow trolling deans or anything else We tried.
Not many marks at our usual spots near Gunsite so moved to North part of the South Island. The water temp down a bit to 70.1 and the same “not bad” green. I marked lots of fish, saw breaking yellows chasing bait but no bites. Lighthouse area, the water temp was down to 66.7 and much more green than anywhere else.
The Islands are not as bad as earlier reports but still not back to before the water rolledFish Dope


Excellent fishing Sunday September 10, bonito, yellowtail, barracudas, rock cot, and a MAKO…Cocos Sportfishing,

San Quintin

 Buen día Martin’s sportfishing…Capitán Martin JR

South (Baja Sur) 

Cedros Island

Angler with Cedros Island yellowtail

FISHING REPORT BY TOM GATCH It may be a common annual occurrence for late summer hurricanes south of the Baja peninsula to impact the fishing far to the north. However, no one was really expecting to encounter a hurricane like Hilary, which maintained its hurricane status all the way up the coast into central Baja…More

San Juanico

La Bocana

Successful revival of Mulegé “Bocana” Fishing Tournament “Adventure 2023”

On September 9 and 10, the tournament was held in the municipality of Mulegé sport fishing “Bocana Adventure – CALMEX 2023” carried out with support from the State Government through the Fund for the Protection of Marine Resources (FONMAR) in conjunction with the Cooperative Society Progress of Fishing Production, the Mulegé City Council, and the private sector.

The event, which was very successful, attracted 39 teams and 187 anglers, from Baja California and Baja California Sur, that participated in Castilla horse mackerel fishing for a guaranteed 200 thousand pesos ($11,602.11) in prizes, in addition to the 31 thousand pesos ($1,798.26) in tuna jackpots that included a contribution of ten thousand pesos from of the Progreso Cooperative.

The “Los Perras” team took first place with a 17.63-yellowtail by fisherman Marcos Maya. Second place went to the “Dragos” team. for fisherman Antonio Dagoberto López Aguilar’s 13-pound yellowtail. And the third place for the “Car Wash El Guerillo” team for its yellowtail of 12.61 pounds.

The total tuna jackpots were for Manuel’s catch of 28.48 pounds Salvador Murillo Aguilar from the “Laguneros” team. While the award for the best capture in the women’s category went to Valeria Aguilar, who took a prize of 10 thousand pesos ($580.22).

In parallel to the high seas’ tournament, a shore tournament was held, where the winners in the free category were Luis Alberto Ojeda, Luis Andrade Fuerte, and Luis Tovar of the first three places respectively;  as well as Derek Castillo, Juan Manuel Rivera and Yariel Romero Barrón in the children’s category.

During the award ceremony, Jesús Salvador Verdugo Ojeda, president of the Progreso Cooperative thanked Governor Víctor Manuel Castro Cosío for his support and the efforts of all participants and fishermen who carried out this event and provided a first-level experience.  We are anticipating great success for the 2024 edition.

For her part, the President of the Municipality of Mulegé, Edith Aguilar Villavicencio celebrated the return of these type of activities for the communities in the North Pacific area, after the effects generated by the recent hurricane “Hilary”.

FONMAR, directed by Martín Inzunza Tamayo, will continue with the commitment to support the economic reactivation of Mulegé and promote sportfishing in all the communities with the potential to offer this type of activity.

The following people participated during the award ceremony: Erick Enrique De La Vega Meza in the representation of Fonmar, José Wilmer Chávez Ojeda, manager of the “Bocana Adventure” company; Jesus Espinoza, representative of the CALMEX company; Santos Mendez Estrada, Subdelegate of La Bocana; and the FONMAR fishing advisors, Adriana Alejandra Campos Villavicencio, Francisco Javier Burgoin Ceja and Hugo César López Godoy…Bocana Adventure

Casa Concepción

The dining porch view of Conception Bay

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Located between Mulege and Loreto in Bahia Concepcion.…Nathan Burbey


Fresh caught dorado in kill sack

Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin are in the cards, as well as Sailfish. There’s plenty of Wahoo cruising around, and Roosterfish, Snapper, and Grouper are happy to gulp the bait, too…Loreto Fishing Broker.

López Mateos 

Good Yellowfin Tuna and Dorado fishing this last week. 
There are a few wahoo showing up at the banks, but still have a little wait for the prime wahoo time. 
Water is 82.8 degrees 20 miles out to the banks pretty consistent. 
Tuna are really growing fast and is up to 12.5 to 14 Kilos. 

Hernan on the last cast of the day with a purple Bomber diver caught a tuna and a dorado.  Last week 2 dorado on one Rapala.  
Is that going to be a normal event here?? 
And 1 photo of what we do with the tuna.  Smoked and cannedCheri King 

La Paz

MEXICAN MINUTE LA PAZ FISHING REPORT from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Sept .4-11, 2023

Gordo Banks

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Los Cabos

Pisces 31’ Ruthless Longtime angler, David Smith, has been fishing with Pisces for 23 years now. He fished with Captain Beto Lira at the helm and four of his friends aboard; it had been a slow morning but the crew worked hard and found the Tuna in the afternoon. Landing the largest one close to 1pm.

Angler Chad Argenbright ended up fighting this 130 pounder for over 2 hours on 30# line before getting it to the boat.

Always so appreciative of our crews that go the extra mile (figuratively and literally!) to make it happen and for our amazingly loyal anglers who keep trusting us with their days on the water. Pisces Family

WEATHER CONDITIONS: Ideal throughout the week.

WATER TEMP: 82 – 89 F.

BEST LURES: Cedar plugs, feathers, hoochies, lures Guacamayo, sardina, and mackerel.

BEST LOCATIONS: Golden Gate, Abeza De Ballena, Jamie Bank, and 160 degrees 25 miles.

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