Norma’s gone Bisbee’s Begins

Bajabytes Sport Fishing Update

Welcome to Baja Bytes, our weekly report highlighting the fishing hotspots from the Coronado Islands to Land’s End at Cabo San Lucas.

The areas not included are either because we did not receive reports or fishing was seasonally slow. If you have a location that isn’t listed, don’t hesitate to contact us. We welcome your input.

Gary Graham-That Baja Guy

 Coronado Islands / Rockpile

The 9 Mile Bank continues to produce excellent rockfish action. There are plenty of big bocaccio, chilies, Mexicans, bank perch, etc., and they are biting well in 450 to 700+ feet of water. 


Keep up the good-size yellowfin tuna fishing. Our trips are available every day. …Maras Sportfishing                                       

San Quintin

No Report

Bahía de Los Angeles

We had great fishing this weekend, October 21 and 22….Joel’s Sportfishing & Ecotours

South (Baja Sur)

Bisbee Los Cabos Offshore and Black and Blue begins today!

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Cedros Island

The White Sea bass are still biting!Captain Chevo! #cedrossportfishingwithrosie

Ascensión Bay

We are feeling anxious for all the folks down south today. Norma’s outer band is tickling us here. My friend caught a monster calico in front of my house this morning! There was a nice swell…Shari Bondy

La Bocana

No Report

Bahía Concepción

I got back into the water for the first time since late spring. I decided to drop down after I loaded my gun to test my lungs. About halfway down, I spotted a decent-sized pargo, plus there was lots of bait within the bay. Small roosters, bonito,  and pargo are all in the mix. People are still getting limits of dorado. Nathan Burbey direct for more information.


No Report

López Mateos

Fishing outside the Soledad Boca is excellent – wahoo, yellowfin tuna, dorado, and striped marlin. We are getting tired of bitchin’ about the wind and seas! Fishing inside Mag Bay with the live bait shrimp is terrific. On the same spot – one day – all grouper and snook, and the next day – same spot – all pargo and snook.   Norma consisted of only a little rain Saturday morning.  This is the kind of storm watch we like! Cheri King 

La Paz

MEXICAN MINUTE LA PAZ FISHING REPORT from Tailhunter Sportfishing for the Week of Oct. 14-22, 2023 

East Cape

National Weather Service: Category 4 Hurricane Norma is headed your way!!! Hold my beer! We have some tuna to catch!!!”…Scorpion Sportfishing.

Gordo Banks


 Los Cabos


As the Bisbee Team and their partners implemented the final adjustments for their extraordinary innovations to the 21st Los Cabos Offshore Tournament and the 43rd Black & Blue – along came “NORMA!” 

Hurricane Odile, the most intense tropical cyclone to hit the Baja California Peninsula, made landfall, striking Cabo San Lucas on September 13, 2014. Norma was the worst hurricane to hit the peninsula since Odile.  Bisbee’s Team was here for both! Blue Miracle.

With storm warnings ricocheting across the internet, the large Fleet of participating boats scattered! Approximately one-third of the Fleet headed for Magdalena Bay, with an equal number traveling to La Paz Harbor. A few went farther north into the Sea of Cortez, and the rest remained in Cabo San Lucas.

While information regarding the three Bisbee Fleet’s success in avoiding the brunt of Norma’s fury remains unknown, according to reports, the La Paz area generally sustained the worst damage. A number of boats were sunk in the channel. However, as far as we can confirm, none of the Bisbee participants experienced severe damage.

Since Norma left the building, the Bisbee Team has been setting up the Sponsors’ tents and weigh station again – for the second time.

And more good news is that effective this morning, Port Captain Alberto Valerio Verduzco announced he has reopened the port.


1:00 pm – 7:00 pm Registration and distribution of team bags for both LCO and B&B will be inside Luxury Avenue at Puerto Paraiso Mall (Marina side) in air-conditioned comfort.

7:00 pm Captain’s Meeting for LCO and B&B will be at Puerto Paraiso Mall (on stage next to the weigh station). One team member must attend.

If you haven’t already checked out our Sponsor page, take a few minutes to browse online Sponsors.

Then, allow time to cruise the stalls along the Malecon and thank each of them for their ongoing support.

Published by That Baja Guy - Gary Graham

That Baja Guy...Gary Graham Gary Graham turned his passion for all things fishing into a profession. Whether its boats, destination travel, adventure experiences, vehicles, tackle, methods or just the spinning of a good outdoors tale, Graham has evolved into the go-to guy.

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