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Bajabytes Sport Fishing Update September 20, 2023

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Coronado Islands / Rockpile
The water around the islands has finally started to turn blue, and a temprature break is running right through the middle ground. There has been lots of bait but no good sign of gamefish. The whitefish and sculpin have been biting from 60 to 180 feet deep. Fish Dope


Report Friday, September 15 – Offshore fishing with Cap Jose R Rodriguez.

San Quintin

K&M Sportfishing San Quintin

There were some yellows on the high spots in the morning, and then we headed offshore for a few nice yellowfin tuna.  Cristian Catian

South (Baja Sur) 

Cedros Island

A trophy sized dorado caught at Cedros Island

FISHING REPORT BY TOM GATCH… September 15, 2023 ~ CEDROS FISHING EXPLODES; DORADO AND TUNA JOIN THE FRENZY!  It was bound to happen after Hurricane Hilary swept up the Pacific coast of Baja California in late August. The swirling waters left in the wake of the powerful storm eventually worked their way north, bringing exotic fish species such as dorado and yellowfin tuna. …More

Ascension Bay

Anglers are slaying tuna this week in Bahia Asunción! Easy limits in an hour, then they got dorado, calico, and yellowtail for a nice mixed bag!… Shari Bondy

La Bocana

Excellent day of fishing August 14\15 @…Bocana Adventure


Our two pangas out today caught their limits early!! One panga was at Punta Colorada, and the other was at Danzante in the south! …German Martinez Davis

López Mateos 

A couple with their mixed catch of tuna off Magdalena Bay and dorado.

Cheri King 

La Paz

MEXICAN MINUTE LA PAZ FISHING REPORT from Tailhunter Sportfishing for the Week of Sept. 12-19, 2023

East Cape

So far, October is living up to its reputation of phenomenal fishing. Offshore, the yellowfin tuna have been hanging out with the East to spot frolicking porpoise. Most are in the 25 to 75-pound class, and a few are over the 100-pound mark down south.

Closer to shore, the dorado are on the center stage with some fat wahoo in the catch.

Along the shore, either on the beach or by boat, roosterfish, jacks, and even an occasional pompano keep visitors and locals smiling.

The Van Wormer Tuna Shootout scheduled for October 23 has Optional Cash Jackpots of $300, $500, $1000, and $2,000. Reservations:  877-777-8862/818-224-4744 or México: 624-141-0044.

However, any Teams wanting to participate are invited to the Tuna Shoot Out Registration on September 23, 2023, at Hotel Palmas De Cortez on September 22, from 4 pm to 8 pm. …Aníbal Miranda

Gordo Banks

A large yellowfin caught at Gordo Bank

With the passing of Eric Brictson, we are writing to update you on fishing, but most importantly, on the future of Gordo Banks Pangas. 

We are reaching the end of our hurricane season, and even though it continues to be hot and extremely humid during the days, we are finally noticing cooler mornings at the marina. We look forward to cooler days as this summer has been hotter than usual. That said, we are starting to see larger crowds of fishermen as we are heading into our busy end of October/November season. 

The main target has been yellowfin tuna, mainly from Vinorama. Consistency depends on whether there is sufficient bait that day to get them excited. Anglers were primarily using strips of squid and sardina. There have been limited supplies of sardina on some days, which can contribute to a slow day of fishing.  There is a chance at a nicer-sized tuna at Gordo Banks. Most of these fish range from 20 to 60 pounds, while we have seen a few caught closer to 100 pounds. Some boats have reported seeing some yellowfin over 150 pounds at the Gordo.  

Between the tuna action, we continue to see some dorado and occasionally a few wahoo in the mix. We expect to see a few more wahoo as the water cools. If you put in the time, there is also a chance for a nice dogtooth snapper at the Gordo. We saw six this week, one being closer to 50 pounds.

If you missed our latest notice on Gordo Banks Pangas, Eric Brictson passed away on August 30. We have missed his presence at the marina and will continue to miss him daily. He was and will continue to be a growing part of our community, and we will try our hardest to follow in his footsteps. The Brictson family appreciates all the support and understanding our incredible clients have shown us after his passing. The Brictson family has decided to grow Eric’s legacy and will continue to operate Gordo Banks Pangas. Brian Brictson will be overseeing the operation. For the moment, we will continue to use the same email addresses within our contact page. If you have a current reservation, we will honor it. If you want to charter a trip, please reach out anytime. ..Good Fishing, Brian

Los Cabos

Overall Catch Success Rate: 90%
Billfish: 29%, Tuna: 55%, Dorado: 55%

We also had one weighing 130 pounds landed on Pisces 31’ Ruthless (it was the Top Boat for three consecutive weeks)!

Another fantastic week of fishing in Cabo! Tuna continued to impress this week, with 162 fish caught, including releases. And, the best part, tuna was primarily in the 35 to 80-pound range. We also had one weighing 130 pounds landed on Pisces 31’ Ruthless (it was the Top Boat for three consecutive weeks)!

Lots of dorado this week, too. One hundred-thirty-two fish caught, including releases, with quite a few decent-sized fish; some were up to 35 pounds. Billfish numbers are still about the same, with one or two billfish caught per boat, and we’ve been getting quite a few blue marlin, too.

WEATHER CONDITIONS: Some choppy seas with wind on some days midweek from 5 to 15 knots. The weather improved by the weekend with calmer seas and sunny skies. We had warm weather.

WATER TEMP: 85 – 87 F
BEST LURES: Feathers, Cedar plugs, Caballito bait, Ballyhoo.
BEST LOCATIONS: Los Arcos to Migrino for dorado mostly and 30 to 40 miles South of Cabo…The Pisces Family

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