Trophy Dorado plus Tuna

Welcome. As you review our Baja Bytes Update, please note that “No Report”  is not uncommon during this season. It is not necessarily that there are no fish to catch, poor weather and few or no clients are usually the reason that no report was received. If you are interested in a location that isn’t listed, don’t hesitate to contact us. We welcome your questions. Gary Graham-That Baja Guy

 Imperial Beach (including the 9 Mile Bank)

There has been some decent sand bass fishing at the IB Pipe area recently. The knocker rig and whole fresh dead squid are scoring bass up to 6 pounds. The ticket for success at 9 mile bankis using light lines, small hooks, and ½-oz sinkers with small sardines. Rockfish action remains good in 400 to 450 feet of water on sardine, squid, and plastic grub. Fish Dope 

 Coronado Islands / Rockpile

There has been a small volume of yellowtail running the ridge on the weather side of North Island, with some running through the Middle Grounds. However, there haven’t been any signs of them on the surface. It was all sonar fishing, but boats caught a few on yoyo iron and sinker rig sardine.
Down at the Rockpile, there is good fishing for rockfish and whitefish, along with a sample of lingcod. Fish Dope 


Bottom fishing is still active. ...Cocos Sportfishing           


San Quintin

2 anglers, each holding large yellowtail caught in waters off San Quintin.

 Yellows on the yoyo for @colin__thompson15 and crew epic day. Cristian Catian                               


Bahía de Los Angeles

No Report

South (Baja Sur)

The yacht sportfisher "Pastime" on anchor.

Special update from Steve Cushman aboard the “Pastime”. Great Yellowfin fishing outside Turtle Bay. Big fish to 40#. Good Calico  bite below Turtle.  Wide open dorado on Uncle Sam. Yellowfin, dorado, wahoo and lost marlin on Thetis.  Water temp at Santa Maria 80-degrees.

Ascensión Bay

Two fisherman holding a nice sized wahoo caught off the coast at Ascension Bay.

It is the best fishing season anyone can remember with such tuna, dorado, wahoo & of course big yellowtail! Come & get em!…Shari Bondy

Punta Chivato

Punta Chivato Fishing in November for Trophy sized Dorado still here. Some yellows showing. Hope all is well Gary!…Craig Cove

Bahía Concepción

Great fishing cranking iron south of Mulege. Four yellowtail, three nice snapper, and too many bonito (with teeth) to count —  and this sawtail grouper. Tight lines and fish onnnnn! ….Nathan Burbey


No Report

López Mateos

Fishing is just great on all platforms in Lopez and all the big guns are here. Cheri King 

Magdalena Bay

Participate in the “La Misión de Magdalena” fishing tournament in Puerto San Carlos update
Participate in the “La Misión de Magdalena” fishing tournament in Puerto San Carlos

• Offering half a million pesos in prizes for dorado and marlin.

More Information

La Paz

MEXICAN MINUTE LA PAZ FISHING REPORT from Tailhunter Sportfishing for the Week of October 31 – November 11, 2023

East Cape

Last week’s catch!!! A little bit of everything. Well done, Anglers and Crew!!!Anibal, Van Wormer Resort

Gordo Banks

Hot dorado bite, the giant Tuna are still at the Gordo!

A large yellowfin tuna that had to have two anglers hoist it up for a photo.

As we approach mid-November, the weather is favorable for groups of anglers arriving in Cabo. We are starting to see a few windy days; nonetheless, the days are enjoyable, with morning temperatures in the high 60s and sunny days in the mid-80s.

Due to north winds creeping in the last few days, many fleets have been forced to try different areas closer inshore and to our Marina. Many boats started targeting dorado, fishing a few miles off Palmilla Point. Anglers found excellent schools of dorado while fast-trolling lures, feathers, Rapalas, and ballyhoo. These dorado are averaging from 10 to 15 pounds on most days, with a few 20-pounders in the mix.  There were a few days when boats could catch their limit and still release many; other days, just a couple per boat were caught, if lucky. While targeting dorado, a few of our charters hooked some wahoo, though they were small, around 10 to 15 pounds. Many of these were lost on the first run due to their smaller size.

Recently, our fleet hosted a 17-Boat Group Tournament organized by Cass Tours. This “Wahoo Rumble” was a 3-day tournament specifically targeting large wahoo. Throughout the three days of fishing, we could only weigh in four wahoo, the biggest weighing in at 38 pounds and the smallest at 9 pounds. The biggest wahoo was caught while slow-trolling a live caballito, the other smaller ones on Rapalas. It was not the wahoo action we were expecting, but the scarcity definitely added emotion to this Tournament. We had lots of fun and did see many nice-sized Dorado and Tuna.

The tuna bite is still good at the Vinorama Bank, if you are able to make it there. This week, only a few boats tried going that far due to unexpected winds creeping in. Those that did try, were able to catch a few of the 20 to 40-pounders while drifting strips of squid and live/dead sardina. We continue to have a decent supply of live sardina in the morning, though their size is not the most favorable. These sardina are small and are primarily used to chum.

The main talk has been about the inner and outer Gordos as they have been producing big yellowfin tuna. The biggest one weighed in by our fleet this week came in at 106 pounds, with many others in the 70 to 90-pound club. A few boats hooked some cows that almost spooled them a few times and could not slow them down. Unfortunately, some of these fish were lost after long one to two-hour battles. Most of these yellowfin were hooked while drifting squid strips, with a few on strips of skipjack. We are excited to see what the Gordo will deliver next week, as many boats are targeting the big cows due to the great activity we saw this past week. Not a lot to report off the bottom at this time. We had one dogtooth snapper at the Gordo that hit on a strip of skipjack. A few nice 30 to 40-pound amberjack were also caught in the same area while jigging. Inshore, we saw some of the first sierra. Most of these sierra were nice-sized, some were 5 to 7 pounds. …Good Fishing, Brian Brictson

 Los Cabos

A great catch from our good clients John Pritchett and Grant Kelly. Thank you for letting us serve you. Happy you had a blast catching your trophy dorado weighing in at 50.4 pounds.

“MINERVA II” scored big in catches with the Gabe Flores family on the 1150 yesterday! 1 striped Marlin release, 4 yellowfin tunas, 4 dorados including this magnificent bull whose bigger than our lovely lady angler!


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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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