The yellowfin tuna caught throughout the week were the attention-getters in size and quantity, and adding a little variety were the skipjack that were tagging along with the larger tuna. The skipjack were content to feast on the scraps of bait that the tuna missed.
Bajabytes Sport Fishing Update May 10, 2023 Our Dad, the one and only Ralph Clock, left his earthly life on May 8, 2023, surrounded by his entire family. He lived life to its fullest, and while our hearts are heavy with grief, we are so lucky that he was our Dad. A memorial and celebrationContinue reading “Baja in May is Good”
. Crews mostly fished inshore at the beginning of the week, with some wind and choppy seas. However, they still produced, primarily in our “Other” Category – catching mainly sierra mackerel, bonito, and grouper. But by Wednesday, we saw the marlin begin to show up at the 11:50 Bank, and by Saturday, the fleet had released 100 marlin total! Compared to last week, when we saw about 15% of the boats releasing marlin, we had nearly 50% of the boats land ’em this week. The weather also got friendlier towards the end of the week, with winds dying.
The week’s highlight was the wahoo that anglers hooked into while trolling closer to Punta Gorda or Cardon. Not the typical season for these highly prized pelagics, but it proves that you can never really know what might happen. These fish prefer warmer waters, but the bite was sporadic daily, and slow trolling live bait was the best bet, particularly the elusive chihuil. We saw one monster 79-pound wahoo landed and several others over 50 pounds, so of the handful brought in, they were of impressive size.
Bajabytes Sport Fishing Update February 28, 2023 Baja (Norte) J.D.’s Big Game Tackle – Fish Reporthttps://www.jdsbiggame.com/report.htm Coronado Islands / Rockpile/N.E. of the Coronados / Lower 9 Mile Bank / Upper Finger Bank Poor conditions because of the bad weather. …Fishdope.com Rosarito PierPoor conditions because of the weather.Ensenada Poor conditions because of the weather.ColonetPoor conditions because ofContinue reading “FONMAR declares to protect Sportfishing”
Another glassy day on Laguna Ojo de Liebre with sleepy mothers and calves and mating trios. Our trip began with catching sight of the Pink Floyd (whale penis) and several mating trios. The female kept coming over to us and under our panga, and the males would chase her out. We saw lots of majestic spy hops and impressive breaches. A wonderful day with whales!.…
Good day. Limits on robalo, grouper, pargo and corvina with Captain Rubin Duran at Lopez Mateos….Mark Rayor
BajaBytes Sport Fishing Update December 27 It’s a wrap! The 52nd report for 2022 is written and posted, and we will see you here next week for the first 2023 report! So, Happy New Year to all. Bull RingLately, there has been lots of little stuff outside the edges of the kelp on the bottom,Continue reading “BajaBytes Wrap for 2022”
Merry Christmas and a Fishy New Year.
Here ya go , haven’t got one this big in about 6 years…Dave & Geri Christman. aboard the “Geri Lynn”