Wahoo! Fall Arrives

Pisces 35′ Valerie with Captain Roberto Sandez, aka “El Jefe,” were killing it this week. This boat had a 100% Catch Success Rate in five days of fishing. They had five billfish released, including a 250-pound blue marlin, a striped marlin, and a sailfish. Plus, 14 dorado, 25 yellowfin tuna (20 to 60-pounds each), and this nice wahoo yesterday. No wonder El Jefe is considered one of the “best in the business” and has been a Captain with Pisces for 33 years.

Yellowfin Tuna in the house

Baja Bytes – June 22, 2021 Tijuana Bull Ring Bird schools continue to be the best bet outside the kelp. There has not been any word on yellowtail, but they did pop up under birds a few times last week. Inshore, calico bass have remained a consistent bite. Small plastics and anchovies on light linesContinue reading “Yellowfin Tuna in the house”

Baja Summertime’s Here

There are also some big schools of nice jack from Punta Colorado to La Salina and a ton of “micro” bait that they have been feeding on. Most of this has been taking place a little later in the day. On most days it has started around noon and lasted until about three. If you see the birds, you will find the fish. They are from about 1/2 mile to 2 miles out. Throwing sardina to the fish seemed to work for some groups as they wanted the bait, but others didn’t. You could tell a few groups were more in the spawning mode, but those that wanted to play were overly aggressive. 

Super cows cavort

Brothers Jesus and Gerardo Bañaga from La Playita headed out on their 23-ft. panga Friday in search of billfish, as there have been quite a few blues and blacks caught in the area.

Circling the area only once, this super cow-sized yellowfin tuna leaped out of the water and pounced on their bait. The fish ran for an hour straight, with the guys in hot pursuit, trying to avoid getting spooled.