$577,800 Awarded at MPE Tourney

Baja Bytes – May 17, 2022   The Third Annual Marina Puerto Escondido Fishing Tournament payout exceeds HALF-MILLION DOLLARS! During the two-day event, 51 Teams competed for $577,800. The huge sum was awarded to those Teams catching the largest Yellowtail, the largest Dorado, and Releasing the most Billfish each day during the event. First Place Overall went to Martha Macnab’sContinue reading “$577,800 Awarded at MPE Tourney”

Baja Easter was fishy

Hi Gary. I was pleasantly surprised to find this in one of the most remote places I have been in the SOC on a kayak trip last week. I never had the pleasure of knowing him but read your articles about him. Nothing mentioned about this monument. Do you know any history about who may have put this out there?

3,000-Pound Blue Marlin Restored

Baja Bytes – April 5, 2022      Que Pasa In 1976 a commercial fishing boat out of Bora Bora caught a 3000-pound blue marlin that was weighed on a commercial truck scale as it was too big to weigh on a fish scale. The fish was 27-feet-long, and the Gray Taxidermy team recreated it and proudlyContinue reading “3,000-Pound Blue Marlin Restored”

1st Cabo 2022 Swordfish Landed

Baja Bytes – March 29, 2022      An approximately 260-pound (surface) swordfish becomes the first of the 2022 Season in Cabo! The fish was caught aboard Gaviota IX (not a Pisces Vessel) with Captain Cesar Ruiz at the helm and Mate Plutarco Cesena. Captain Cesar is no stranger to the landing surface swordfish as he hasContinue reading “1st Cabo 2022 Swordfish Landed”

Copa Baja California Dates Set

Stephen Jansen 7th Sierra Tournament
Remarkably, 402 anglers signed up for this popular event that had been missed because of COVID-19
It was a short early morning bite but some really quality fish were caught according to Jansen. Overall 62 sierras were brought to the scale.

Baja Tournaments Begin

This past weekend, Lori Heath and I went on a 1.5-day trip on “Old Glory” with Captain Kley Williams, who had received information that there were signs of bluefin and yellowtail southwest of San Diego. So we headed to that zone looking for tuna and yellowtail paddies.
We had good weather and stopped several times in the dark and early morning on deep tuna marks. One angler got hit but did not connect. As the sun came up, we spotted jumping tuna and were excited to know we were in an area holding fish. Late morning we slid up to a kelp paddy, and it was “game on” for 7 to 12-pound yellowtail on flylined sardines, yoyo jigs, colt snipers, and surface irons!