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!

Baja Village devastated by fire

At least 50 hectares of forest burned in the small town of Santiago, 55 kilometers north of San José del Cabo. A fire in a palm tree forest in Baja California Sur damaged or destroyed at least 40 homes on Friday night. The fire burned about six hectares of forest, damaging dozens of properties. The area’s characteristic high winds blew the flames out of control.

Baja Bottomfish Booming

   Que Pasa We did see a mix of yellow and red snapper, a few Almaco jacks, leopard grouper, white fish, triggerfish, and bonito. The highlight was a rare 57-pound black sea bass, legal in Mexico, not in California. However, they are not a very common catch locally. Inshore action was mainly for small-sized roosterfish,Continue reading “Baja Bottomfish Booming”

Baja Sur Receives GREEN LIGHT

Baja Bytes –February 22, 2022      Que Paso The Federal government has announced that 16 states have turned “Green” in the pandemic semaphore, or stoplight. Among those states is Baja California Sur, your favorite one. Green indicates that we are SAFE, and most restrictions, if not all, can be lifted. The final decision on the restrictionsContinue reading “Baja Sur Receives GREEN LIGHT”

Baja Whales and Tails

The waters off Baja Mexico are home to more than 1/3 of the World’s Marine Mammals.
From Ensenada to the tip of Baja and on up to Loreto on the Sea of Cortez side, the mid-winter Baja Whale extravaganza is presently one of the best in several years. Some of the whales you might encounter include: