Welcome. As you review our Baja Bytes Update, please note that “No Report” is not uncommon during this season. It is not necessarily that there are no fish to catch, poor weather and few or no clients are usually the reason that no report was received. If you are interested in a location that isn’tContinue reading “Trophy Dorado plus Tuna”
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.
Since Norma left the building, the Bisbee Team has been setting up the Sponsors’ tents and weigh station again – for the second time.
And more good news is that effective this morning, Port Captain Alberto Valerio Verduzco announced he has reopened the port.
As many of you already know, Tropical Storm Norma has formed in the Eastern Pacific and is currently located approximately 1000 miles to our south-southeast. Norma is currently moving north-northwest at 9 knots.
While we are watching this system very closely, as of now, all tournament systems are a “GO” and the Bisbee’s Los Cabos Offshore tournament is expected to run as scheduled.
Drifting with squid strips has been the most effective way, especially if you have plenty of it for chum. We recommend 4 to 5 kilos of squid per boat for a chance at multiple gigantic fish. Some boats have arrived from the Gordo with two or three 100-pound tuna per day, and most are pushing the mark.
We also had one weighing 130 pounds landed on Pisces 31’ Ruthless (it was the Top Boat for three consecutive weeks)!
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.
Our top species was Tuna, with a few big ones coming through, of up to 180 pounds!
These photos show how the road to Bahia was left after the storm. There is no passing this way for a standard, four-by-four car!