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.
The IGFA officials (@igfa_official) have made continuous strides in billfish research through their Great Marlin Race. The Great Marlin Race originated at the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament in 2009.
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”
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.
Good day. Limits on robalo, grouper, pargo and corvina with Captain Rubin Duran at Lopez Mateos….Mark Rayor
Here ya go , haven’t got one this big in about 6 years…Dave & Geri Christman. aboard the “Geri Lynn”
Baja Bytes – November 29, 2022 Baja California Sport Fishing Bull RingSquid watch! If you can find a squid bed, the odds of catching yellowtail, seabass and halibut go way up! In general, surface fishing is sketchy. There are still a few 3-pound class bonito around, but they are very hit-and-miss – mostly miss.Rockfish areContinue reading “Snook and Wahoo Show”
The week started out calm, with three nice days, before the wind from the north blew Thursday through Saturday. Until the wind slowed the bite, great action for wahoo was reported on the grounds to the north of Punta Gorda, as wahoo were hitting on trolled Rapalas and various bait. Most fish averaged 25 to 35-pounds, though one wahoo weighed over 60 pounds. Some morning charters landed as many as four wahoo.
Meanwhile, at the Pisces dock today… a COW TUNA landed by badass Angler Ann Anderson, who fought this fish for 3 hours and 20 minutes before getting it to the Pisces 62-foot Viking “Chasin’ Tail,” PLUS, the team, “Chasin’ Tail” also landed another EIGHT Tuna and Dorado!!
Baja Bytes – October18, 2022 Los Cabos Billfish Tournament Oct. 16-20, 2022 The 2022 LCBT began with the sound of the thunder and roar of 53 boat engines going from idle to full throttle as the flare signaling the start of the first day of the 3-day event streaked across the Baja Sky. A totalContinue reading “Cabo Tournament Time!”