Welcome to Baja Bytes, our weekly report highlighting the fishing hotspots from the Coronado Islands to Land’s End at Cabo San Lucas. The areas not included are either because we did not receive reports or fishing was seasonally slow. If you have a location that isn’t listed, don’t hesitate to contact us. We welcome yourContinue reading “BIG TUNA-BIG MONEY”
Jakob Gonterman, an angler on Team Stella June, hooked a Black Marlin and landed it on Thursday, Day One at 3:00 p.m. It was the first fish to come to the scale during the Tournament. On Saturday night, the Tournament Awards presented the Team a check in the amount of $4.4 Million, exceeding that of the $3.9 record of “Bad Company” in 2006. This check is the largest written in the history of the Bisbee tournaments.
We also had one weighing 130 pounds landed on Pisces 31’ Ruthless (it was the Top Boat for three consecutive weeks)!
Our top species was Tuna, with a few big ones coming through, of up to 180 pounds!
The second thing that happened this week was this 24.5-kilo dorado!!! Look at the size of that bull Pepe de La Toba caught. And snook were caught here, also. Wow!!! …Cheri King
The 4th Annual MPE Loreto Tournament dazzled as the attendance and prize money broke records for the 4th year in a row as fifty-eight teams competed for over $802,100 in cash prizes over the past weekend.
Cloaked in ideal weather, the fishing conditions in the Sea of Cortez were excellent. The event’s boundary consisted of fishing 65 miles up and down the coast + 50 miles off the coast from the Marina for notable catches in the Dorado and Yellowtail Categories or Catch and Release in the Billfish Category.
Bajabytes Sport Fishing Update March 14, 2023 Baja (Norte) Despite the difficult weather conditions, a surprisingly decent sand bass bite is happening in front of the Bull Ring The best rig for the bass continues to be the so-called “Knocker Rig,” which is only a sliding egg sinker on the line with a 1/2-oz. LeadContinue reading “Baja Spring Emerging…”
52-pound dorado landed on Pisces 31′ Tiburon, plus more dorado and striped marlin Released!
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!.…
Marlin bite picked way up compared to last week. We had 141 Marlin Released total for the fleet, with the Top boats, such as Pisces 37’ BBII releasing 23 Billfish in the week. Their best day they went 10 for 14 on Striped Marlin. Pisces 35’ Bill Collector 2 also did well in the week with 19 Released; going 7 for 9 on their best day. Only one Dorado caught and a few Skipjack Tuna and still a few good inshore catches of Sierra Mackerel, Grouper, Snapper, Ladyfish, Bonita, Triggerfish, etc….Rebecca Ehrenberg