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  1. Baja Bytes

    Panga recommendations South Rosarito to Ensenada

    One of my readers asked for some suggestions for Pangas (See below) Any suggestions Thanks in advance That Baja Guy-Gary Graham My dad and I are amateur fishermen from San Diego and have some experience going out on boats from Pt. Loma and out of Ensenada. With all the virus concerns, we would...
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    Baja Sportfishing Still awaits green light

    By That Baja Guy-Gary Graham Masks, social distancing, and port closures are the norm for all of the Baja peninsula. And so far, opening dates for sportfishing, air travel, hotels, and restaurants have been changing; they have been moved forward, canceled, and left hanging numerous times. Even...
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    Baja Sportfishing on hold

    Sportfishing Delayed Again By That Baja Guy-Gary Graham May 20, 2020 at 6:34 AM It is now approaching ninety days since sport fishing ceased in Baja Sur, with only a handful of boats going out to catch fish to distribute to local families in need. Although it is still unclear exactly when...
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    Baja 5-phase plan announced

    By That Baja Guy-Gary Graham May 13, 2020 at 7:52 AM 5-phase plan to reopen Destination announced see Baja Sur-Que Pasa below Locals fishing for food during closure have reported good catches of yellowfin, yellowtail, and huge red snapper. Que Pasa Baja As California begins to open its...
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    Baja Reopen Date Tentatively Set

    By That Baja Guy-Gary Graham May 5, 2020 at 12:46 PM Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo, and the Los Cabos area are all closed to tourism through May 2020 to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Hotels, restaurants, tours, and attractions will start gearing back up again beginning June...
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    Great Fishing, locals declare

    CUBERA SNAPPER— “My absolute favorite fish to catch are cubera snapper and roosterfish are a close second.” Wesley Brough, Cabo Surfcaster This is his PERSONAL BEST snapper!! 61.5 pounds… Wesley Brough was fishing from 20 feet high on a rock and hadn’t had a bite all morning. He had everything...
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    COVID-19 Baja Closure stretched to May 30th

    4/20/20: Road update: We made it fine to San Ignacio from Rancho Leonero in 9 1/2 hours. Roads empty. Gas stations were open everywhere. No more health inspection stops after Constitucion! Mulege was wide open and no one was in masks. 4/21/20: Five hours from San Ignacio to San Felipe. Road...
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    Sheltering in Place Baja Style

    By That Baja Guy-Gary Graham Apr 15, 2020 at 7:11 AM Baja Bytes Fishing – Tuesday, April 14, 2020 April 14, 2020… There are 5014 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mexico with 332 deaths. Baja California Sur. In Baja California, there are 368 confirmed cases and 562 suspected cases and 25 deaths...
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    Baja closures grow as COVID-19 spreads

    By That Baja Guy-Gary Graham Apr 8, 2020 at 6:48 AM April 7, 2020 Baja California Sur Message from Governor Carlos Mendoza Davis: Today in the session of the Health Safety Committee, I summoned all the institutions of the health sector so that, to the extent of their possibilities, they...
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    COVID-19 blocks Baja fishing

    By That Baja Guy-Gary Graham Mar 31, 2020 at 12:04 PM Que Pasa The governor announced Monday that all beaches in Baja California will be closed as of MARCH 30, 2020. The governor also announced that police and military forces would be used to restrict the movement of residents on public roads...
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    COVID-19 fears, cause Baja Border Closing

    By That Baja Guy-Gary Graham Mar 24, 2020 at 11:07 AM Propose that for no reason, situation, circumstance, political aspirations, or personal interest should be attempted against the modification of article #68 of the Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture Law for species exclusive to Sport...
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    Baja White Seabass at Magdalena Bay

    By That Baja Guy-Gary Graham Mar 18, 2020 at 6:58 AM My friend Captain Juan Manuel Sarabia Mendivil, and his deck hand (son) Emiliano, 9 years old found a lunker Baja white seabass out of Puerto San Carlos that created quite a stir. (See Mag Bay) A rainy week in the north didn’t dampen the...
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    Bluefin & Yellowfin Tuna leave anglers breathless

    Bluefin happening in March seems to underscore a favorable 2020 season with prospects for the offshore fleet below the border despite the much-needed rain. Down at Lands End, yellowfin and marlin continue to evade anglers seeking some rod bending. Instead, they are getting reports of...
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    Baja Bluefin continue

    And More Settling In For the Bite By That Baja Guy-Gary Graham Mar 3, 2020 at 12:57 PM According to Fisherman’s Landing, their long-range boat “Tomahawk” scored 13 more bluefin outside of Colonet, and the “Game Changer,” on a six-pack charter off the Baja coast, reported that they had 15...
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    Fishing Baja's Uncrowded Beaches

    I’ve never taken a boat. Basically, I know nothing about fishing in the ocean. Your columns might benefit people who have an interest in what a beginning step would be to fish without a boat. Your column is great for experts in the fishing industry. One person, like myself, wonders how and...
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    Baja bluefin check in early

    Baja Bluefin Come Early By That Baja Guy-Gary Graham Feb 25, 2020 at 12:52 PM Early bluefin catches off Colonet aboard two Sportboats: Pacific Queen, 2 weighing 100 and one at 60-pounds along with the Tomahawk adding a 120 and 70-pounder this week. Fired up the fleet. While visitors and locals...
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    Final Results 2020 Pescadora Billfish Championship-Quepos, Costa Rica

    Pescadora Billfish Championship-Quepos, Costa Rica By That Baja Guy-Gary Graham Feb 21, 2020 at 1:56 PM Eighteen million women went fishing in the USA in 2019. Fishing is no longer just a man’s sport. The skill of women anglers has been proven over and over again on ponds, lakes, and the deep...
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    Baja Sportfishing shrugs of cold spell

    Gary Graham-That Baja Guy Surface action for yellowtail, bonito and calico bass has picked up on Baja’s west coast from the Coronado Islands to San Quintin. There are few boats on the water because of a lack of visiting anglers. However, for those that made the effort seemed gratified. On the...
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    Baja Chillin’

    Baja Chillin’ – Fishing Reports From Below The Border By Baja Bytes Feb 11, 2020 at 11:56 AMEdit Baja Bytes Fishing – Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Baja chillin’ from Mexican border to Baja’s tip with few hot spots. San Quintin is cookin’ with yellowtail and limits of bottom fish along with hot...
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    Baja Yellowfin still in the count

    By Baja Bytes Feb 4, 2020 at 1:15 PM Edit Baja Norte cool and windy from the border to below Cedros. Boats equipped with down-riggers slay the yellowtail in Loreto and dorado put on a show in La Paz Bay. East Cape remains quiet as Los Cabos checks in with more cow-sized tuna and a sprinkling of...
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    Are there any fishing tackle stores in Tijuana?

    Is there any place in Tijuana to purchase fishing tackle to fish the local beaches?
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    Yellowtail Or Yellowfin – Take Your Pick

    By Baja Bytes Jan 28, 2020 at 2:44 PM Edit Baja yellowtail slowed somewhat from the border to Ensenada with red rock cod, lingcod and other things rounding out the catch. Farther down, the San Quintin yellowtail bite slowed as well. In Baja’s midsection, it was “Whale Ho” as tourists from...
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    Yellows Explode In San Quintin

    By Baja Bytes • Jan 22, 2020 at 7:38 AMEdit On Baja’s West Coast, yellows are on the chew at San Quintin and Bahía Asunción even as the north winds howl in the Sea of Cortez. At Land’s End, the striped marlin are back, while cow-sized tuna play hide and seek among the porpoise schools. Then add...
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    Wahoo, Dorado & Yellowfin Warm Things Up in Baja

    https://www.bdoutdoors.com/category/fishing/fishing-reports/ By Baja Bytes • Jan 21, 2020 at 7:45 AMEdit Updated on Jan 22, 2020 at 12:35 AM For the few anglers tempted to head out from Ensenada in the cold weather, their chill is soon forgotten as their coolers fill with a wide variety of...
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    Baja yellowfin keep biting into 2020?

    Dec 24, 2019 by That Baja Guy-Gary Graham Los Cabos cow-sized tuna ‘shine’ while billfish bite slows, then throw in a few wahoo and dorado to greet 2020! Grumpy weather on the West Coast of Baja with more Christmas and fewer fish posts…go figure. Have a great holiday and our “Baja Bytes”...
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    Baja dorado under attack...AGAIN

    Let's protect Dorado. ROTUNDO NO to the commercial fishing initiative 10K supporters PETITION UPDATE The Governor of BCS speaks out against the modification of art 68 Los Cabos, Mexico DEC 17, 2019 - Follow the link to see and listen to the governor of BCS and why we should demand that you...
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    Wahoo Tournament concludes busy Baja year

    Dec 17, 2019 by That Baja Guy-Gary Graham Limits of yellowtail at San Quintin as Magdalena Bay offshore season begins to fade, or maybe it’s that fewer boats are fishing. On the Sea of Cortez, Loreto is reporting an improved yellowtail bite in-between the winds. At Cabo, wahoo, billfish, and...
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    Mag Bay Offshore Stripers & Wahoo still on fire

    Dec 10, 2019 by That Baja Guy-Gary Graham Rain, rain go away! Winter action heats up at San Quintin for both yellowtail and bottom fish. While Bahía Asunción enjoys continued yellowtail bite. As Magdalena Bay offshore and inshore season continues later than normal. Cabo San Lucas continues to...
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    Baja Fall Fishing continues at Baja's tip

    Dec 3, 2019 by That Baja Guy-Gary Graham As seasonal weather cloaks Northern Baja with wind and rain, the waters off the tip continue to provide fall-like conditions with excellent striped marlin or yellowfin action offshore, along with a mixed-bag inshore of small tuna, bonito, roosterfish...
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    Baja Billfish Strong a Yellowfin & Wahoo tie for second

    Nov 26, 2019 by That Baja Guy-Gary Graham Seasonal north winds howl in Sea of Cortez while visiting and local anglers cry “uncle” as the billfish bite continues off Magdalena Bay. The waters surrounding Cabo San Lucas continue to produce their own epic stripe marlin bite, plus multiple...
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    Baja Action highlighted by striped marlin & wahoo

    Nov 19, 2019 by That Baja Guy-Gary Graham Tropical Storm Raymond fizzled as the billfish and wahoo bite continues at Magdalena Bay. In the Sea of Cortez, the North Winds settle in while Cabo San Lucas enjoys the continuing striped marlin and tuna bite. *If you don’t see a location, it is...
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    Baja November To Remember

    Baja November To Remember Including Striped Marlin Records Nov 12, 2019 by That Baja Guy-Gary Graham Magdalena Bay striped marlin release records by Team Bad Company, 345-pound yellowfin at Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot the third-largest in 21 – years! This indeed was the week that was for...
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    Baja Yellowfin & Wahoo turn on at Baja's tip

    Nov 5, 2019 by That Baja Guy-Gary Graham Big yellowfin (along with some wahoo) at the Cape just in time for the WON Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot. It should be quite a party! *If you don’t see a location, it is because we did not receive a report this week. Que Pasa Foreign visitors will pay 350-pesos...
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    Magdalena Bay Phenomena has begun

    Baja Wahoo, Tuna & Billfish Descend On Magdalena Bay Oct 29, 2019 by That Baja Guy-Gary Graham Baja Bytes Fishing … Tuesday, October 29, 2019 White seabass at San Quintin persist as Ascension wahoo and yellowfin dazzle locals. More of the same at Magdalena, and in addition, striped marlin make...
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    Baja Wahoo Bite Not Dampened By Storm

    Oct 16, 2019 by That Baja Guy-Gary Graham The striped marlin at Magdalena Bay move farther out as the wahoo bite goes ballistic and, in the Esteros, the snook get snookered. In the meantime, the tip of Baja, though soggy, remains on fire for billfish and big yellowfin! Que Pasa The 2019 Los...
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    Baja Striped Marlin off the charts at Magdalena Bay

    Oct 8, 2019 by That Baja Guy-Gary Graham Striped marlin by the dozen in Mag Bay. As monster yellowfin under the porpoise beckon near the tip. Plus larger dorado most common in several year. While wahoo scores at East Cape wow visitors and locals as well. Que Pasa Baja California rewards its...
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    Baja’s Tip =Tuna, Dorado And Billfish

    Oct 1, 2019 by That Baja Guy-Gary Graham Lots of white noise up and down both sides of Baja. Good catches of surface fish at Ensenada. Still a few WSB at San Quintin and calico bite at Bahía Asunción. There is some positive news that offshore Magdalena bay are seeing more stripers every day...
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    Baja White Seabass @ San Quintin

    Sep 24, 2019 by That Baja Guy-Gary Graham As Lorena, this year’s first storm soaks East Cape with a reported 6-inches of rain and some wind. Interrupting power and internet before skittering up the Sea of Cortez toward Mexico Mainland and beyond. Que Pasa Hook Size To Match Your Bait? – How...
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    Baja dorado from shore adds spice

    Sep 17, 2019 by That Baja Guy-Gary Graham Baja dorado from shore, huge black taken at La Ribera — cow-sized tuna as black and blue marlin numbers continue to grow, and striped marlin releases surge again. As fall arrives, fishing gets better and better. Que Pasa 1 of 6 Fonmar, Sepada...
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    Cow Sized Yellowfin overshadow Baja Action

    Cow Sized Yellowfin Lead The Baja Parade Sep 10, 2019 by That Baja Guy-Gary Graham Yellowfin outside of Ensenada, limits of sea bass at San Quintin just scratches the surface. Bahia Asunción kicking out some feisty yellows and a dorado or two. While off Magdalena Bay limits of wahoo are...
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    Giant Yellowfin & Wahoo thrill local and visiting anglers

    Sep 3, 2019 by That Baja Guy-Gary Graham Giant yellowfin show early at Cabo. As blues and black marlin releases climb early a fall lurks ahead. Joined by the early appearance of wahoo at Magdalena Bay. Que Pasa Just as the sailors mentioned in Greek poet Homer’s Epos – “The Odyssey” – were...
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    Tropical Storm IVO squirts Baja Bytes returns

    Tropical Storm IVO Dampens Baja Sur Aug 27, 2019 by That Baja Guy-Gary Graham Tropical Storm Ivo dampened Baja Sur for a day or two as surfers excitedly awaited the predicted big surf along Baja’s Pacific coast. Anglers hoped the fishing would resume where it left off before the storm. Que...
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    Baja Bytes find Trophy Dorado at Los Cabos

    Aug 20, 2019 by That Baja Guy-Gary Graham Trophy sized dorado return to Los Cabos as larger tuna play hide and seek. As East Cape settles into late summer mode. Offering roosterfish from the beach, smallish dorado with a few wahoo to add to inshore excitement. At Muertos bay it is more of...
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    Yellowfin Snap As Blacks & Blues Falter

    Big Baja yellowfin snap as blacks and blues falter. As rumored large dorado skedaddle before Gran Final Copa Calisureños in Loreto as 550 anglers on 145 teams compete for fame, glory, and cash. Que Pasa THE GREAT CALISUREÑO CUP FINAL BREAKS PARTICIPATION RECORD Governor Carlos Mendoza Davis...
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    Larger dorado reported in Loreto

    Big Fish – BIGGER MONEY Aug 6, 2019 by That Baja Guy-Gary Graham Baja Bytes Fishing … Tuesday, August 6, 2019 Just below the border, the bluefin persist off Ensenada and San Quintin; and hints of larger dorado are reported in Loreto just before the CALISUREÑOS CHAMPIONS CUP SERIAL DOS MARES –...
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    Bluefin To Billfish keep Baja Byte alive

    The best bet is for bluefin on poppers at San Quintin along with steady yellowtail and grouper action in the upper Sea of Cortez. From La Paz to the tip striped marlin tease as blues and black of summer filter in, while dorado and yellowfin tuna continue to bend rods. Que Pasa The totoaba...
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    Pacific Coast Baja Yellowtail Blossom

    Jul 16, 2019 by That Baja Guy-Gary Graham Yellowtail bust loose at the Coronado’s. Ross Zoerhof’s 33.5-pound yellowtail tops the field of 70 anglers at Bahía Asunción Sportfishing Tournament. Que Pasa Valley of San Quintin VIDEO from the moment the US Coast Guard seizes multi-million-dollar...
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    Baja Bytes Summer Fishing Is Heating Up

    Jul 9, 2019 by That Baja Guy-Gary Graham Baja bluefin to the north of Ensenada, yellowfin to the south off East Cape, huge roosterfish in the middle at Muertos and bigger blue and black marlin are trickling in — Baja’s summer is heating up! Que Pasa Blue marlin released on 30# test with 60#...
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    Blue marlin released yesterday!!! on 30-pound test 60-pound leader

    Yesterday Mr. Bob Hixson went out fishing on his “Team Galati” 80’ Viking Skybridge. Him and his wife Amanda headed up the Sea of Cortez side to Destiladeras area, about 35 miles from Cabo. They saw schools of tuna around 25 to 35 lbs, the water was 83 F and the weather was perfect. They had...
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    La Paz Roosters set the stage

    Jul 3, 2019 by That Baja Guy-Gary Graham Baja Bytes Fishing … Tuesday, July 2, 2019 From Jonathan Roldan, Tailhunter Sportfishing in La Paz, “We just had the best week of rooster fishing I have ever seen in 25 years here. Lots of fish caught and released plus big pargo; marlin; larger...
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    Baja Bytes Bluefin biting top water lures

    Jun 19, 2019 by That Baja Guy-Gary Graham Baja Bluefin on pacific side, yellows chewing at BOLA. As larger dorado rumors ignite imaginations from Loreto to East Cape. While those pesky large roosterfish persist for another week. Will the dreaded June Plume bearing cooler green water extinguish...
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    Cow sized yellowfin liven up the party

    Jun 11, 2019 by That Baja Guy-Gary Graham Cow sized yellowfin arrive early as the striper bite at Baja tip to East Cape reaches triple digit proportions. While the fly flingers revel in best big roosterfish bite in years. Que Pasa Tuna Fever at Baja’s tip Great day on team Retriever...
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    Cabo Striped Marlin & Jumbo Roosterfish

    Cabo Striped Marlin & Jumbo Roosterfish – Baja Fishing Reports Jun 4, 2019 by That Baja Guy-Gary Graham 122 Cabo stripers released and bubba sized roosterfish from shore…What are you waiting for? Que Pasa The 4th Annual Grand Gastronomic Fishing Tournament (Cuarto Gran Torneo de Pesca...
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    Summertime Baja Fish Finally Arrive

    May 28, 2019 by That Baja Guy-Gary Graham Quoting (or misquoting) the Jamies’ 1962 pop song, “It’s summertime, summertime, sum-, sum-, summertime (in Baja!)!” So, “It’s time to head straight for them hills It’s time to live and have some thrills Come along and have a ball A regular...
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    Billfish Explode at Robert Ross Fishing Tournament

    Baja Bytes news A rare daytime swordfish along with huge dorado top Cabo San Lucas and East fishing news. While up at Loreto the 1st annual Robert Ross Fishing Tournament delivers unexpected quantities of striped marlin and sailfish to top mid-May Que Pasa “Thank God all went well today...
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    Baja Bluefin Brighten Baja Bytes Report

    May 14, 2019 by That Baja Guy-Gary Graham Baja Bytes Fishing … Tuesday, May 14, 3019 Prospects of bluefin continue to dominate Northern Baja as the yellowtail bite gains momentum close to shore. For the first time this year, San Felipe has reported in along with Bahia de Los Angeles. A new...
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    Huge Baja Roosterfish Signal Late Spring Start

    May 7, 2019 by That Baja Guy-Gary Graham By all accounts, the bluefin bite below the border vaporized for most, except for Coronado, Ensenada and San Quintin where the sacks were filled with yellows. While the remainder of the Baja’s Pacific Coast seems lethargic. The Sea of Cortez side...
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    Baja Roosterfish Arrive Early as May turns corner

    Baja Bytes Fishing … Monday, April 30, 2019 As April fades, May with its inherent optimism comes swaggering in although not fast enough for impatient anglers. It is more like a flower blooming as its petals slowly open. However, experience has taught us that May, always considered a transition...
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    Northern Baja Bluefin Bite off the charts as most everything else takes a breather

    Apr 23, 2019 by That Baja Guy-Gary Graham Northern Baja bluefin bite dominates as most everything else takes a breather! Que Pasa Questions abound about the actual weight of the 814-pound blue marlin that we reported last week at Cabo. The huge fish weighed only 814-pounds. However, it...
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    Giant Blue Marlin Landed This Week In Baja Bytes Report

    Apr 16, 2019 by That Baja Guy-Gary Graham Baja Bytes Fishing … Monday, April 15, 2019 While the bluefin dazzle in northern Baja waters, the grouper, snapper and cabrilla are the hot ticket when the winds back off in the upper Sea of Cortez. Baja Sur seems to be giving one more taste of “slow”...
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    Baja Bluefin Tuna Start Early-Baja Bytes

    Apr 8, 2019 by That Baja Guy-Gary Graham Baja bluefin tuna off Ensenada, cow-sized tuna on the Jamie Bank? That news by itself seems to overshadow the slow fishing up and down the entire peninsula except for La Paz and Cabo. That’s where billfish, wahoo, and yellowfin are making the most noise...
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    Baja Sportfishing Favorites Keep The Bite Going-Baja Bytes

    1 of 3 At Gonzaga Bay, the yellowtail, grouper, and sierra all grab the top spot, while La Paz, East Cape, and the area to Baja’s tip, shake off a slow week with improving yellowtail, amberjack, billfish, and tuna bite. Que Pasa 1 of 4 We just returned from a great trip to Baja...
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    Billfish, Yellowfin, & Dorado Scatter While Yellowtail Dominate

    Mar 25, 2019 by That Baja Guy-Gary Graham Que Pasa Billfish, yellowfin, and dorado scatter, while yellowtail dominate on both the Pacific side and in the Sea of Cortez. Grouper, cabrilla, and pargo please anglers up inside the Sea of Cortez. Locals, perhaps over-optimistically declare an early...
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    Sierra Mackerel IGFA World Record Submitted-Baja Bytes

    Mar 18, 2019 by That Baja Guy-Gary Graham Baja Bytes Fishing … Monday, March 18, 2019 Que Pasa sierra mackerel Congratulations to Theo Anest, Windsor Colorado for his catch of a 11-pound 7-ounce sierra, a pending International Game Fish Record on 15-pound tippet with a flyrod. Tijuana Bull...
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    Yellowtail & Sierra Brighten A Chilly Baja Bytes Week

    Mar 12, 2019 by That Baja Guy-Gary Graham A good grade of yellowtail with a mix of rockfish is the story from San Quintin and Bahia de Los Angeles on the Sea of Cortez side. The tackle buster sized fish from there all the way down to Loreto challenged visiting anglers. Que Pasa An unusual...
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    Stripers, Sails, Dorado, & Roosterfish Top Baja-Bytes Tally

    Mar 4, 2019 by That Baja Guy-Gary Graham Baja Bytes Fishing…Monday, March 4, 2019 Throw in a cooler full of bottomfish plus another goat caught by Skipper Jesus Pino with nice sheepshead taken off of Gordo Banks on small anchovy yo yo Stripers, dorado, roosterfish top Baja tally. While...
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    Baja Yellowtail Heat Up A Wintry Baja Bytes Week

    Feb 25, 2019 by That Baja Guy-Gary Graham Baja yellowtail spice up a wintry week. While windy weather and more snow seem to slow the billfish and tuna temporarily. As inshore action for sierra, pompano and roosterfish turns on at Cabo, La Paz and Loreto. Que Pasa BD’s Ali Hussainy joins the...
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    Baja Bytes Winter Billfish & Yellowfin Crowd Pleasers

    Baja Winter Billfish & Yellowfin Crowd Pleasers Feb 18, 2019 by That Baja Guy-Gary Graham Los Cabos has continued to kick out some stripers, a few “keeper” yellowfin, sierra mackerel and a stray dorado or two, all of which seems to have kept the fleet hopping. East Cape has been quiet with...
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    Baja Sportfishing Ignores Chill

    Feb 13, 2019 by That Baja Guy-Gary Graham Northern Baja California Peninsula A gigantic plume of sub-tropical moisture will flow through the northern regions of the Baja California Peninsula on Wednesday and Thursday, unleashing heavy rains in many areas already saturated from previous...
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    Los Cabos Sportfishing Shines While North Is Soaked-Baja Bytes

    Los Cabos sportfishing shines, while the northern areas along the Pacific side and up into the Sea of Cortez are still facing winter conditions, resulting in few fishing trips. Offshore at Los Cabos, it’s business as usual! A mere handful of miles off the tip, the volume of stripers grow as...
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    Baja yellowtail bite Swells

    - The Baja yellowtail bite begins at San Quintin and stretches all the way to Magdalena Bay, along with a solid bottom fish bite and a few corbina from the shore at Bahía Asunción. Then throw in striped marlin feeders spotted on the Thetis in mid-January and the herds of striped marlin on the...
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    Baja Billfish Bonanza Continues

    Striped marlin continue at the Finger Bank as the yellowtail bite settles in along Baja Norte Pacific Coast. On the Sea of Cortez side, BIG grouper are in the BOLA, jacks are in sight of the Malecon in Loreto and dorado are being caught at East Cape when the wind takes a day off. Pinch me or is...
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    Northern Baja Yellowtail Arrive

    Regardless of small craft warnings and North Winds, the yellowtail bite IS ON from the Northern Baja border to Abreojos! And Baja’s tip continues to offer spectacular billfishing, spiced with yellowfin tuna and a sprinkling of wahoo for the early birds. Que Pasa Multi-part question: Has...
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    Yellowtail, Striped Marlin & Tuna Brighten Baja Bytes-Sportfishing Scene

    Yellowtail, tuna and rockfish spice up the New Year’s sportfishing prospects from Ensenada down to Vizcaino Peninsula, while the striped marlin bite begins to slide downhill from the “Finger Bank” closer to Land’s End. That Baja Guy Que Pasa Yes! The rumors are true! Snow has fallen in Baja...
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    Baja North Winds Frustrate

    We have long believed ourselves very fortunate to have made so many friends along the way these past 50 years in Baja bytes and beyond, whether through fishing or any of our many other projects. There’s hardly a day goes by that we don’t communicate with some of you, whether by social media...
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    A Merry Christmas to all-Baja Bytes

    Que Pasa I just returned from a seven-day long-range fishing adventure to Guadalupe Island onboard the Shogun. In addition to great tuna fishing, the trip also included a stop at the remote lobster fishing village on the island, where some 53 of the residents are children. The boat’s owner...
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    Monster Yellowfin Tuna again

    - Reports of rain from Loreto on down to East Cape remind us that we do have a winter in Baja. Not many anglers have arrived as Christmas looms ahead of us. They are probably doing a little last-minute shopping. For the few who are fishing, it’s bottom fishing on the west coast of Baja...
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    Billfish & More Ignore Weather As Hot Baja-Bytes Fall Season Continues

    Que Pasa Striped marlin spotted off Ensenada? Yellowtail and grouper at Abreojos? And at Magdalena Bay, the stripers are still chasing baitballs with dorado and tuna joining in the chase. Above Cabo San Lucas, the Finger Bank is still the place to fish for double-digit billfish. While up in...
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    Monster Yellowfin Tuna-Double Digit Stripers

    Joe Surwald First Cow Tuna!!!! No bad days!!!! San José BC…Joe Surwald Monster yellowfin tuna, double digit striped marlin are already making this a special December for Baja Anglers. Add in giant snook at Magdalena and some roosterfish on the fly on Baja Sur beaches. Plus some winter dorado at...
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    Snook, Stripers & Yellowfin Tuna NOW!

    Check out Magdalena Bay for snook info Those who want to escape the shopping, sales and holiday bargains, fishing at Land’s End is on fire! A lot of nice-size tuna, some 200+ pounds; incredible wide-open action for striped marlin, not seen like this for many years on the Pacific Banks. And...
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    Dorado, YFT’s & Wahoo Add To Finger Bank Bite

    While most are thinking about turkey and stuffing, the striped marlin are still practically chewing the paint off the bottom of the boats at the Finger Bank above Land’s End with double-digit releases, along with a few dorado, yellowfin tuna and wahoo in the mix. It’s as good as Magdalena...
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    Baja Striped Marlin Dazzle

    Striped marlin are at the top of the heap this week with double digit-releases at both Magdalena Bay and down the Pacific side closer to Land’s End at the Finger Bank. Second to the top would be wahoo at Magdalena Bay where limits are common right now. Beyond that Ensenada, Loreto and East Cape...
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    Baja Sportfishing in November is off the chart

    Nov 6, 2018 From Ensenada past the Vizcaino Peninsula to Magdalena Bay and the Finger Bank above Baja’s tip, marlin fishing is excellent — if this is what winter is like…bring it on! Read on fellow anglers. Que Pasa The recent Pelagic Rockstar Tournament was an interesting prelude to the...
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    Big Fish & Bigger Money

    Below the border on the Pacific Side cooling sea temperatures seem to be slowing the fall fishing. Particularly around the Coronado’s. Further sown the coast striped marlin at Magdalena bay are heating up on schedule. On the Sea of Cortez side , still good fishing at BOLA and on down the east...
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    Baja Storms Unsettling

    Que Pasa Several storms in a row have taken their toll on Baja. By all accounts, Mex 1, from above Guerrero Negro to Ensenada, have the usual wash-outs. When the winds finally let up, the fishing on the Pacific side has been fair, and on the Sea of Cortez side, the winter winds are soon coming...
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    Baja Fish Ignore Sergio Threat

    UPDATE 10-9 3:20-pm In session of the State Council of Civil Protection in # LaPaz , it was reported on the follow-up and trajectory of # Hurricane Sergio , where it was agreed that starting on Thursday, October 11 and until further notice the ports are closed to all maritime navigation from...
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    Hurricane Rosa Comes a Knockin’

    Que Pasa – Hurricane Rosa Threatens Cedros Island 1 of 4 Send your good thoughts to Cedros Island. “Rosa” is now a tropical storm passing close by to the west of the Island. We had to cancel trips on Friday and for today (Monday), and get other clients out early over the weekend...
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    Baja Squalls Slow Baja Fishing

    Que Pasa September in Baja lived up to its reputation for squirrelly weather again this week as rain squalls (not hurricanes) put a dampener on fishing for the better part of the week. By Friday, weather improved, and yes, the yellowfin tuna dominated catches from the tip to La Paz, while...
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    Baja Yellowfin Bite Bigtime

    Que Pasa On the Pacific side of the peninsula, either the Coronado Islands are being ignored or the fishing is slow. Inshore at Ensenada and San Quintin, there are limits of both yellowtail and calico with the possibility of yellowfin tuna a few miles farther offshore. Down below, Cedros, Mag...
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    Baja Sur Weather Slows Fishing Action

    For brief periods early this past week, torrential rains accompanied by strong winds, occurred around most of the tip of Baja. In a nutshell, La Paz fishing remained good before and after the mini-storms while East Cape’s fleet missed nearly an entire day of fishing mid-week, resuming its normal...
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    Dorado And Yellowfin Dazzle

    Baja Bytes Fishing Gary Graham - Sep 4, 2018Cabo San Lucas is in hot water reflected by the recent slow down in catches both offshore and inshore. Up inside of the Sea of Cortez, yellowfin tuna to 100-pounds are topping this week’s most caught list; wahoo and dorado, though spread out, are...
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    Wahoo Dominate

    On Baja’s West Coast, nearly 74-degree temp plus streaky off-color water and more wind in the afternoons have slowed offshore action for the exotics. Inshore and around the Islands, yellowtail and a few small bluefin at the Coronado’s, offer intriguing options and farther down at Magdalena...
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    Baja Summer sizzles

    Baja’s Pacific Fishing Heats Up – Baja Bytes Fishing By Gary Graham - Aug 20, 2018The Pacific is teeming with dorado, wahoo, yellowfin tuna and billfish off the Coast of northern Baja from the border all the way to Magdalena Bay, a teaser of what to expect for the upcoming fall season. On...
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    Have Baja Sportfishing Questions?

    Have Baja Sportfishing Questions? Catch Gary Graham, Baja fishing legend, on the Pete Gray “Let’s Talk HookUp” Show, Sunday, July 8, from 7-am to 9-am for an answer to all your Baja questions. https://www.letstalkhookup.com/ Can’t tune in? No web access? Listen on your phone with the Brand...
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    Baja Stripers Linger

    Baja Stripers Linger – Baja Bytes Fishing Que Pasa Whatta’ week for striped marlin! Completely dispelling the “full moon theory” that fish don’t bite when it’s present, the Stars and Stripes Charity tournamentheld in Cabo San Lucas last weekend tallied over 121 billfish in its newly...
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    Summertime Baja Fishing is really lighting up – here’s your Baja Bytes report

    Summertime Baja Fishing Lighting Up – Baja Bytes By Gary Graham Que Pasa In spite of the recent storms, the summertime Baja fishing is ramping up from below the border on the Pacific side with bluefin offshore and inshore there are yellowtail, barracuda, calico bass, and halibut, as well as a...
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    TEJAS Takes the PELAGIC Triple Crown Victory in Cabo

    TEJAS Takes the PELAGIC Triple Crown Victory in Cabo Propelled by 25 marlin releases, Team Tejas wins $101,730! June 7-9, 2018 – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico – The fifth installment of the PELAGIC Triple Crown of Fishing – Cabo Summer Slam overflowed with excitement as a 31-team tournament fleet...
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    Baja weather may dampen epic stripey bite

    Baja Bytes Weekly Sportfishing Overview 06/11/18 By Gary Graham - Jun 11, 2018I would like to join with others in expressing my outrage at the tragic news of the recent homicides in Bahia de Los Angeles. We all know crime can happen anywhere – even in welcoming, crime-free communities...
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    Spring flees...Summer begins with a bang

    Que Pasa Offshore, from the border to San Quintin, bluefin counts on sportboats continue to rise as the weather settles down. Inshore the water remains chilly thus far. On the Sea of Cortez side, the temps are continuing to climb and Loreto is kicking out yellowtail along with bottom fish...
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    Baja Sur is heating up and the fishing is lighting up

    Editor’s Note: Gary Graham has rounded up the latest weekly sportfishing report from around Baja’s hot spots in Mexico. Things are heating up and the fishing is turning on. Que Pasa Bluefin tuna to 200-pounds have been found lurking offshore just below the border. Cedros yellows are frolicking...
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    BIG BLACK MARLIN CAUGHT IN CABO Almost 700 lbs!

    700 lbs Monster Marlin Puts up a Fight and Wins! I spoke to Stan Gribble, on Thursday, as he ate lunch at Captain Tony’s Restaurant next to our Pisces Sportfishing office in Cabo. Stan is an “almost local” with a home here in Cabo, but originally from Nevada. As I walked up to him I almost...
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    From Sierra to marlin, Baja byte heats up

    Que Pasa Double-digit striped marlin, hungry roosterfish to 50-pounds plus, limits of yellowfin tuna. That’s the Baja I’m talking about! Pick your spot, check your tackle and sharpen your hooks. Baja Sur is on fire! VMC Inline Single Hooks Can Upgrade Your Lures It’s funny just how skeptical...
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    Baja bluefin boost below the border expectations

    Que Pasa The National Aquaculture and Fisheries Commission (CONAPESCA) announced the closure of the fishing season for bluefin tuna on May 10 due to the completion of the catch quota for Mexico assigned for 2018 by the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC). The bluefin buzz has...
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    Las Arenas on fire with huge roosters!

    Baja Bytes Weekly Sportfishing Overview 05/07/18 Que Pasa While Baja’s Pacific coast struggles with sketchy weather. The Sea of Cortez is alive with trophy catches ranging from large grouper, cabrilla and pargo along with a few yellowtail from BOLA all the way down to Loreto. Further down...
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    Yellowfin & Bluefin Dominate

    Que Pasa Both yellowfin and bluefin dominate Baja sportfishing on both coasts. On the west coast rough weather and finicky bluefin frustrate anglers. On the other hand, yellowfin from cow size to schoolies are the first to bite as spring lights up. Inshore, roosterfish, pompano and a few...
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    Sportfishing Baja Offers Anglers A Mixed Bag

    Que Pasa An ample supply of bait has begun to attract a number of exotics, so standby — Sportfishing Baja is about to transition! In the meantime, the weather hampers the bluefin tuna tease on the Baja Pacific side and the attention remains on the Sea of Cortez as wind plays cat and mouse...
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    Baja Sur winds slow spring arrival

    Que Pasa The federal government has started charging again for using their nice road to the airport. It is the custom to give a free pass following a natural disaster, so everyone has been whizzing along for free ever since Tropical Storm Lidia struck us last September. The toll booths have...
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    A wide variety of gamefish are available as spring comes on.

    Que Pasa To eliminate delays, arriving passengers to Mexio’s sportfishing hotspots can now proceed straight to one of the new kiosks that have been installed supplementing the Immigration Officials at the airport in Cabo San Lucas. Officials estimate it will speed the arriving passengers...
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    Yellowfin Tuna caught from the beach !!!!

    Spring Break Baja Fishing Report Tourists aren’t the only thing hitting the beaches, as Gary Graham shares in his Spring Break Baja fishing report. Even some yellowfin tuna showed up to the beaches of Los Cabos! Que Pasa Yellowfin Tuna caught from the beach !!!! Thrill anglers, Dave and Mario...
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    Los Cabos stripers and La Paz tuna dominate Gary Graham's Baja Bytes

    Baja Bytes Weekly Sportfishing Overview 03/26/18 Gary Graham Mar 26, 2018 Que Pasa How fast do you lock up with Circle hooks?? Fly Navarro has fished billfish and more all around the globe. Watch him explain his techniques for a perfect circle hook hookset every time when trolling and pitch...
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    Southern Baja hotspots catch Gary Graham's eye as the rest of Baja endures chilly weather.

    Baja Bytes Weekly Sportfishing Overview 03/19/18 By Gary Graham Mar 19, 2018 Que Pasa - Jack Cole, pioneer boat builder of Skipjack boats, passed away on February 23, 2018. We join the entire Skipjack family, including Irene and his two sons, Jack, Jr.and Jeff Cole, in honoring this legend...
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    Los Cabos tournaments featured this week and Baja Bytes was there

    Que Pasa Two unique sportfishing tournaments were held on March 11, 2018. The first was Stephen Jansen’s (Jansen Inshore Tackle) 6th Annual Sierra Tournament held at Migrino Beach. This one-of-a-kind event features shore fishing and targeting a single species — sierra. It attracted 409 anglers...
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    Baja sportfishing shrugs off cranky weather with trophy yellowtail

    Que Pasa 2018 Fred Hall Digital Show Guide On Line Now Show starts Wednesday in Long Beach…see you there! https://www.bdoutdoors.com/2018-fred-hall-digital-show-guide/ Coronado Islands Sportfishing conditions were a little on the tough side, with wind and lumps making it tough to find and...
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    Gary Graham rounds up the latest fishing actions around Baja, including the big Loreto yellowtail

    Que Pasa Bahia de los Angeles to Mex 5 From the turnoff to Laguna Chapala there is that nice graded section for about three miles before it deteriorates into a pot-filled washboard to where the ‘new’ road will come in. (The turnoff to first bridge is being graded and has the gravel layer...
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    From dolphin rescue to wild winter fishing Gary Graham tells all

    Que Pasa Dolphin Incident Incredible Dolphin Rescue in La Paz! “Congratulations ROC, Jose Luis and everyone who helped save the dolphins today Near Pichilingue! On St. John’s beach, close to Pichilingue, 54 short-beaked dolphins were found stranded. That was the information provided by...
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    Cabo big blue plus a tuna surprise in La Paz

    Gary Graham Feb 12, 2018 Que Pasa Stargazing Night Sky Baja Star Finder, Low-tech planisphere for Baja (20- to-30 degrees latitude). We make much ado about our Dark Sky Communities in the U.S. and Europe, but Baja gives them both a run for their money. I love the Night Sky app on my iPhone...
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    Baja dorado and striped marlin barely outshine huge yellowfin

    Que Pasa Sea Shepherd Conservation Society “We fight for life … for biodiversity … #ForTheOceans! Every single life matters. Because in the end, “If the Oceans Die, we die!” …Captain Paul Watson. Baja Norte Lower 9 Mile Bank Great cod fishing on the lower 9-Mile Bank. Lots of boats were...
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    Cow-sized yellowfin, double digit billfish releases as January fades

    Que Pasa Unprompted Generosities: Being a guest on the Baja Divide Words by Emma Rehm, photos by Mike Q Roth Since I finished riding the Baja Divide — 1400 miles of dirt and sand from San Diego, CA to La Paz, Baja California Sur — I’ve been waiting for its lessons to reveal themselves to me...
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    Striped marlin Los Cabos top catch followed by yellowfin tuna

    Que Pasa Governor Francisco Vega de Lamadrid announced that the Carretera Transpeninsular particularly in central Baja California, will be maintained. MEXICALI – Governor Francisco Vega de Lamadrid announced Monday that after a meeting with Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, Secretary of Communications...
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    Huge Baja yellowfin, dorado and wahoo offer a whale of a week

    Baja Bytes Weekly Sportfishing Overview Gary Graham Jan 15, 2018 Que Pasa If you are reconsidering your travel plans to Mexico, you might want to check out this forum...
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    Yellow- fin tuna weighing 424.6 LBS was caught today off Loreto

    424 LB MONSTER TUNA MONSTER TUNA OFF OF LORETO A huge yellow- fin tuna weighing 424.6 LBS was caught today off Loreto aboard Robert Ross’s 37 Boston Whaler Rampage, by angler Jorge Lazo from Tijuana, who happens to be Ross’ son-in-law. Robert wowed the fishing world last year after...
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    ellow- fin tuna weighing 424.6 LBS was caught today off Loreto

    424 LB MONSTER TUNA MONSTER TUNA OFF OF LORETO A huge yellow- fin tuna weighing 424.6 LBS was caught today off Loreto aboard Robert Ross’s 37 Boston Whaler Rampage, by angler Jorge Lazo from Tijuana, who happens to be Ross’ son-in-law. Robert wowed the fishing world last year after...
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    Huge cow-sized yellowfin astonish Loreto anglers

    Baja Bytes Weekly Sportfishing Overview Gary Graham Jan 8, 2018 Que Pasa Jay Yadon, Outpost Charters, Loreto, BCS along with Robert and Jorge Ross found huge cow-sized yellowfin including this 319 pounder as the north winds swirled this week. Road Noise Driver beware: For the past...
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    Baja Drone takes one for the Vaquita

    Jan 2, 2018 Que Pasa https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/sea-shepherd-drone-shot-down.674446/ Baja Norte Coronado Islands At the border and below, most anglers spent their time either slow-trolling Rapalas or X-Raps for the yellowtail that have not done the usual December...
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    Yellowfin and dorado for Christmas

    Que Pasa Medical insurance in Mexico, tourist? I’ve had friends who were injured or became ill in Mexico and had big problems with payment for either getting in to see a doctor, or getting out of the hospital. When I was young, I never gave it a thought; it was something that would never...
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    Giant tuna tops week

    Que Pasa Boat Goes Aground in Baja A boat that sailed in this year’s Baja Ha-Ha ran aground near Ensenada, about two weeks after the conclusion of the rally. Mr. Beefy — a Lagoon 440 catamaran from Newport Beach — was headed into San Quintín on her way back up from Cabo San Lucas. “I guess...
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    Baja exotics bedazzle visiting anglers

    Que Pasa “We went for a drive on Sunday out to Santa Maria Bay, a little south of San Quintin and ran right into a “FISH MASSACRE” where four sardine seiners were working a small area of baitfish as close as 100-yards from shore. For several hours we watched as they set and reset, decimating...
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    Sardina return to Loreto

    Que Pasa Count Mexico among the nations creating marine parks for the sole purpose of protecting maritime life. Recently, Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto designated the Revillagigedo Archipelago, a set of four volcanic islands as well as the surrounding waters, as the nation’s newest...
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    IGFA Great Marlin Race winner from So Cal

    Monday, November 20, 2017 Gary Graham Que Pasa For the very first time a striped marlin won the IGFA Great Marlin Race (IGMR)! For 216 days, the striped marlin which was tagged off the coast of Balboa, Calif. in October of 2016, swam an overall estimated track distance of 5,560 nautical miles...
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    Baja Sur on fire as Northern Baja cools

    Que Pasa Stolen Boat Bahia de Los Angeles As many of you know, Don Holden sold “Bella Gato” to Bill Vessels last week. Bill and his wife took the boat to L.A. Bay and last night, after they had anchored the boat near the launch ramp in L.A. Bay, someone stole the boat and trailer during the...
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    Baja Bytes Weekly Sportfishing Overview 11/06/17

    Que Pasa Cooktown, Australia – Incredible Drone footage shot by Justin Branner fishing on the Hellraiser II. Baja Norte Coronado Islands Bluefin continue to show down at the Rockpile, though they don’t necessarily bite all day long. Try to figure out which way the current is running and set...
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    Yellowfin tuna dazzle at East Cape

    Baja Bytes Weekly Baja Fishing Reports 10/30/17 Que Pasa The WON Tuna Tournament kicks off on Wednesday November 1 – 4 in Cabo San Lucas with registration followed by two action-packed days of searching for the largest yellowfin tuna plus a gamefish division for dorado and wahoo. In 1999...
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    Baja's summer lingers on

    Que Pasa For the first time, scientists have reported the capture of a live vaquita, a small sea mammal endemic to Mexico’s upper Gulf of California that is on the verge of extinction. However, as it was showing signs of stress, shortly after its capture on Wednesday morning, the female calf...
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    Los Cabos Billfish Tournament Daily updates

    Los Cabos Billfish Tournament Day one results Largest Billfish Wild Hooker Black Marlin 303-pounds Allen Stuart Largest yellowfin tuna El Torito Jose De La Pena 2 h 35 m 47 s 214-pounds Ten teams released billfish with Expedition in the lead with 1,500 points Rank...
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    Baja Bytes Weekly Sportfishing Overview 10/16/17

    Que Pasa BCS Introducing New Tourism Tax Baja California Sur will be the first state in Mexico to introduce a tourist tax which will take effect starting in December. Before you get all riled up, the tax will come to approximately $20 USD, so it’s hardly going to affect your vacation. And that...
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    Baja wahoo snap makes anglers smile

    Que Pasa “The bottlenose dolphins trained by the U.S. Navy to find the Vaquita and herd them to a safe, contained area where they will hopefully reproduce. Nobody knows if this will work but it seems to be the only option at this point. How they are trained? I have no idea. Do I agree with...
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    Baja limits common in Baja Sur

    Baja Bytes Weekly Sportfishing Overview 09/25/17 Que Pasa Important Mex 1 update Just wrapped up a trip to BoLA. Left on the 28th of September. The roads are being repaired from Cataviña to the Punta Prieta turnout to Bahia de las Angeles. A lot of the pot holes are being repaired so that’s a...
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    Baja sportfishing shakes off threatening storm again

    Que Pasa The 5th La Pesca Baja “Gran Final” was headquarter at the Old Mill in San Quintin last weekend. The final event of the summer series hosted anglers from both throughout the region as well as some from the United States including many of the winners of the preceding events at...
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    Baja sportfishing dodges Norma

    Que Pasa Whew! Tropical Storm Norma seems to have changed directions and will avoid Baja Sur; the weather remained normal. The La Pesca de Baja series Finale is scheduled to be held September 22 and 23. The winning teams from the preceding four events that were held throughout the summer...
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    Baja catching resumes as cleanup continues

    Baja Bytes Weekly Sportfishing Overview Monday, September 11, 2017 Gary Graham Que Pasa Carmageddon at the border? A 57-hour closure is planned for southbound car lanes at San Ysidro. Attention border crossers: For 57 hours in September, all cars will be barred from entering Tijuana through...
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    Baja confronts Lidia and fishing resumes

    Baja Bytes Weekly Sportfishing Overview Monday, September 5, 2017 Gary Graham Que Pasa Tropical Storm Lidia in photos 1 of 7 BCS-government-working-on-a-temporary-bypass-around-the-damaged-Santa-Anita-bridge-connecting-San-Jose-del-Cabo-with-the-East-Cape-and-La-Paz The entire community...
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    Saturday the Los Cabos International Airport reopens...

    Los Cabos.- September 1, 2017 - Following the passage of Tropical Storm Lidia, the Los Cabos Tourism Trust wishes to share with visitors that all safety protocols were successfully carried out. Authorities continue to work to ensure the safety of tourists and residents. Initial assessments...
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    Mex 1 road closures 7:30 pm Friday

    Baja Weather & Road Conditions added 3 new photos — at Baja California Peninsula. 2 hrs · San Quintín, Mexico · UPDATED: Latest Road Conditions Report 5:45PM PDT 01SEP2017 Transpeninsular Highway: 1. Blocked due to flooding BOTH North & South of Loreto 2. Blocked due to flooding North of La...
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    Tropical Storm Lidia 445 pm update

    Tropical Storm Lidia continues to move up Baja California Sur and is centered approximately 134 miles north-northwest of La Paz. Lidia is moving northwest at 11 miles per hour and with maximum sustained winds of up to 60 miles per hour and gusts of up to 70 miles per hour. Lidia is expected to...
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    Lidia Midday update

    Tropical Storm Lidia has passed over the bulk of the state's population, causing the greatest damage at the point of initial landfall, Cabo San Lucas. and San Jose del Cabo. 4 Lives were lost in that region. The system will now move north-northwest affecting the rest of the southern state of...
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    Baja's booming as August fades

    Baja Bytes Weekly Sportfishing Overview Monday, August 28, 2017 Gary Graham Que Pasa This amazing vintage footage is of the first marlin taken on fly by Dr. Webster “Doc” Robinson from the IGFA archives. Doc, his wife Helen, and Captain Lefty Reagan secured a place in the angling record...
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    Baja dorado play midsummer hide and seek

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Monday, August 21, 2017 Gary Graham Que Pasa These are the places around Baja where you will need your daily wrist bands or your Biosphere Passport. (Green sections) DO NOT GET CAUGHT IN THESE AREAS WITHOUT THE PROPER PERMITS! Step 1 – REGISTER / Click here to...
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    Rooster's and Hoo's keep it interesting...

    Baja Bytes Weekly Sportfishing Overview Monday, August 14, 2017 Gary Graham Que Pasa The Copa Campeones Calisureños Baja Tournament was held this week in Loreto over the weekend. This is an invitational event according to Gonzalo Alamea Camachowho is in charge of coordinating the serial Copa de...
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    Oops this one was dropped August 8, 2017

    Baja Bytes Weekly Sportfishing Overview By Gary Graham - Aug 8, 2017 Que Pasa The Bisbee East Cape Offshore Tournament’s payout once again had a substantial increase in overall cash prizes. Team Red Hot had the best hard luck story of the tournament. They lost one fish only to quickly hook...
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    Baja, Billfish, Bisbee, 3 B's of August

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Monday, July 31, 2017 Gary Graham Que Pasa The second annual “Sport Fishing and Golf Tournament 2017” hosted by Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto in the dazzling Danzanta Bay was held this week July 27 – 29. Twelve teams participated in the fishing event...
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    Baja Summer Surprises

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview 07/24/17 Monday, July 24, 2017 Gary Graham Que Pasa There have been reports from Magdalena Bay of an early showing of striped marlin as well as the following observations from Captain Steve Lassley after his recent trip from Cabo San Lucas: “Never before in my...
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    East Cape Dorado dominate catch

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview 07/17/17 Monday, July 17, 2017 Gary Graham Que Pasa 57-Hour San Ysidro Southbound Border Closure: Sept. 23-25 A temporary closure of the San Ysidro El Chaparral border will take place for southbound vehicular traffic from September 23-25, 2017. The 57-hour closure...
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    Dorado Shootout draws a crowd

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview 07/17/17 Monday, July 17, 2017 Gary Graham Que Pasa 57-Hour San Ysidro Southbound Border Closure: Sept. 23-25 A temporary closure of the San Ysidro El Chaparral border will take place for southbound vehicular traffic from September 23-25, 2017. The 57-hour closure...
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    Swordfish, yellowfin, snook while dorado disappoint some

    Que Pasa Baja hurricane season has begun! Tropical Storm “Eugene” is meandering up the west coast of Baja quite a ways offshore and most of that area is expecting some large swells and high surf as it dissipates and heads out in the Pacific...
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    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview 07/03/17

    Que Pasa Tuna…Tuna…Tuna! 250-pound yellowfin tuna – Scott and Noel Wise from Texas, catch two tunas about same size, while fishing on the yacht “Auriga” 280-yellowfin tuna – Bruce and Brook Paul, from San José, Calif., caught this monster, plus a few smaller ones, while fishing with live...
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    Giant tuna and roosters return as funky current recedes

    Que Pasa Tuna…Tuna…Tuna! 250-pound yellowfin tuna – Scott and Noel Wise from Texas, catch two tunas about same size, while fishing on the yacht “Auriga” 280-yellowfin tuna – Bruce and Brook Paul, from San José, Calif., caught this monster, plus a few smaller ones, while fishing with live...
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    June surprises promise a hot July

    Que Pasa The Stars and Stripes Tournament is one of the largest charity events of its kind in the world … literally helping thousands of children’s charities on both sides of the border over the past 21 years. The largest yellowfin tuna of the week was taken aboard Fish Cabo out of Cabo San...
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    Dorado return...

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview o6/19/17 Monday, June 19, 2017 Gary Graham Que Pasa **Baja Norte state governor Francisco "Kiko" Vega just announced that he is officially open for bids in order to find a partner to develop the Ojos Negros airport. The bidding process is open until the 28th...
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    Baja dorado back...

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview 06/12/17 Monday, June 12, 2017, 2017 Gary Graham Que Pasa 560 nautical miles on Baja water … not many fish. https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/fishing-san-quentin-and-need-a-little-advice-please.649313/ Baja Norte Coronado Islands report pending...
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    Big Baja roosterfish crow

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview 06/05/17 Monday, June 5, 2017, 2017 Gary Graham Que Pasa BD is adding a new feature this month … a list of sportfishing tournaments that are held during each current month will be published on the first Monday of every month throughout the fishing season. With the...
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    Baja blossoms finally...

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview 05/26/17 Friday, May 26, 2017, 2017 Gary Graham EFFECTIVE JUNE 5TH, BAJA BYTES WILL BE PUBLISHED MONDAY AFTERNOON! Que Pasa What began as a bold experiment to improve communications between the Sportfishing Association of California (SAC), the sportfishing...
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    Yellowfin explode while other species struggle

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview 05/19/17 Friday, May 19, 2017, 2017 Gary Graham Que Pasa As air passengers steadily increase It makes sense that it’s in Cabo San Lucas this time because this is not just a new international airport. It’s a second international airport. It’s intended to...
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    Baja winds hamper as variety bite continues

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview 05/12/17 Friday, May 12, 2017, 2017 Gary Graham Que Pasa “Pesca la Baja” has carved its own niche into a unique celebration of sportfishing in towns and villages throughout Baja Norte, “Pesca la Baja”! The first event — (San Felipe) which is scheduled for May 19...
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    Baja delivers more variety

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, May 5, 2017, 2017 Gary Graham Que Pasa Road conditions from Mulege to Tijuana 4/17/17 I just returned from Mulege. I jotted down a few notes on the road conditions for those interested. Overall, I found the road conditions to have deteriorated since New...
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    Mex 5 completed by end of 2017?

    Baja Bytes Weekly Friday, April 28, 2017 Gary Graham Que Pasa On the road in Mazatlán…Baja Bytes Report will be posted Sunday April 30th Meanwhile...Mex 5 soon coming Published on Apr 25, 2017 Dynamiting hills and moving tons of stone have been part of the work done in the last 31...
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    Baja roosters crowing...

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview 04/21/17 Friday, April 21, 2017 Gary Graham Que Pasa “Espiritu Santo Island is probably the most important resource for the City of La Paz” – by Luke Inman of Cortez Expeditions...
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    Fishing better south as northern Baja is weather challenged

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview 04/14/17 Friday, April 14, 2017 Gary Graham Que Pasa Gonzalo Castillo: “What species is this? I've never seen one before…” Answer: Mola Mola. Washed up on the beach next to the Marina at San Jose. Yet another, odd fish to be found in Baja Sur recently…...
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    IGFA Records set...Coco lives and Wahoo still biting

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, April 7, 2017 Gary Graham Que Pasa Congratulations to the following anglers who were awarded IGFA Records recently for their fish caught in Baja: Creolefish, Pacific All-Tackle 1 lb. 6 oz. Loreto, BCS 28-Apr-16 Chris Wheaton (Paranthias colonus) .62 kg...
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    Huge wahoo overwhelms winters fading chill

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, March 31, 2017 Gary Graham Que Pasa Baja California and Sonora no longer set gasoline prices. “The release of gasoline and diesel prices begins on March 30, 2017 in Baja California and Sonora, a move that will be gradual and will not generate...
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    Loreto sardina...Cabo dorado spells spring

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, March 24, 2017 Gary Graham Que Pasa 66 totoaba found dead in a single net and a dead newborn vaquita porpoise washes ashore . . . http://www.ecowatch.com/sea-shepherd-dead-vaquita-2317124850.html Baja Norte Coronado Islands . . . there was a very...
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    Spring saunters in...

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, March 17, 2017 Gary Graham Que Pasa Sea Shepard found nets 16 kilometers north of San Filipe -- Mex Biosphere (Protected area) with fish in an advanced stage of decay. For whatever reason, the culprits didn't return for their catch. So what . . ...
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    Marlin missing from the spread

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, March 10, 2017 Gary Graham Que Pasa A blue whale's tail as big as a private plane with Baja Mountains in the distance. A small section of a blue whale's back . . . only about half the distance from the blow hole to the dorsal fin; the beam on the...
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    Cabo yellows arrive as stripers return

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, March 3, 2017 Gary Graham Que Pasa Be there or be square! The Fred Hall Show is a complete exhibitor sellout this year and although attendance figures have not been announced, it’s apparent some records have been broken. Many of our Baja friends are...
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    Wind blows, rain falls and we fish...

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview 02/24/17 Friday, February 24, 2017 Gary Graham Que Pasa Fred Hall is always a great hangout for Baja Buffs. Click the photo to read about one of my favorite places in Baja Sur… Baja Norte Coronado Islands Mixed red rockfish continue to show well at areas just...
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    Bluefin again...grumpy weather forecast

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, February 17, 2017 Gary Graham Que Pasa Down the Mexican Coast The biggest news this week was the catch of a 104-pound bluefin tuna caught by Alan on the Excel while returning from a long-range trip. The fish was reportedly caught off a spot of...
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    Baja bluefin tuna tops an exciting week

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, February 10, 2017 Gary Graham Que Pasa First bluefin on Eclipse outside of Colonet. https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/awesome-first-trip-of-the-season-and-a-bluefin-eclipse-1-5day-report.647953/ CHANGES TO THE INTERNATIONAL ANGLING RULES...
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    February cow promising sign

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, February 3, 2017 Gary Graham Que Pasa Gonzalo Castillo aboard Hammertime delivers a quality yellowfin tuna weighing 150 to 180 pounds on a kite on inner Gordo Bank for happy client. UPDATE: 7:30AM PST Friday, February 3, 2017 Baja Gasoline - Diesel...
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    Baja fishing news chilled by weather

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview January 27, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pasa Had several calls about road conditions again this week — roads seem to be in good condition and gasoline was available all the way down. I did hear that diesel was still not available at Bay of Los Angeles. If someone has...
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    Another mystery fish plus cold and grumpy weather

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, January 20, 2017 Gary Graham Que Pasa Southwest Airlines announced this week that they will begin flying nonstop to Los Cabos from San Diego in April, marking the airline’s first nonstop service between Lindbergh Field and Mexico. The once daily flight...
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    The Gasolinazo...Small Craft Warnings and a mystery fish

    Baja Fishing Reports 1/13/17 By Gary Graham Que Pasa The uprising against rising fuel prices (the gasolinazo) continues with no end in sight. Latest crisis in Mexico is the people’s ongoing fight— a social disaster at the fuel pumps and the latest spark igniting the people’s outrage, with...
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    Mixed bag in spite of odd weather

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, January 6, 2017 Gary Graham Que Pasa What a week . . . and unfortunately it is not about great fishing! My travel advisory earlier in the week spelled it out. http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/baja-travel-advisory.645880/ A devaluating peso...
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    BAJA TRAVEL ADVISORY

    Before the petrolzo… after the petrolzo … Due to the deregulation of Mexico's fuel industry, gas prices throughout Mexico rose on January 1, 2017. Prices now vary from station to station but average around $3.60/gallon for premium, $3.40/gallon for magna and $3.65/gallon for diesel (prices...
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    A final week to remember closes 2016

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, December 30, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pasa What a year 2016 was! Wahoo just didn’t stop biting from early January remained in the reports on a consistent basis throughout the year. Don’t think I would rate the small yellowfin tuna as exactly a barn-burner...
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    Huge tuna offshore...roosters in suds...Merry Christmas

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, December 23, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pasa We crossed the border last week at TJ and got sent to have the pickup x-rayed. I don't know how long it's been in effect, but it looks like a new facility. It's not the big one by the offices. It's a smaller one that is...
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    Dorado in time for Christmas...

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, December 16, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pasa State Department Update: Mexico Travel Warning -- Homicides Spike in Baja California The State Department has warned Americans to exercise caution in Baja California (Norte): “The state of Baja California experienced an...
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    More Biosphere Reserve info Saturday Morning

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, December 9, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pasa Mexican President Peña Nieto Establishes New 2.7 Million-Acre Baja Pacific Islands Reserve The Pacific Islands Biosphere Reserve is a new 1.16 million hectare biosphere reserve, created off the west coast of the Baja...
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    A November to remember...

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, December 2, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pasa FMM Tourist Permits for January Often FMM tourist permits change at the beginning of the calendar year—either the form or the price. If you are planning to cross the border before January 1, 2017, outlets may still...
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    Stripers & Wahoo astonish visiting anglers

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, November 25, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pasa “I was wondering if anyone had the straight info on bringing bait into Mexico? I have taken frozen squid and they let me through with it . . . but I have heard of people who have had it confiscated, too. I just returned...
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    Wahoo delight, dorado return as Thanksgiving looms

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, November 18, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pasa Sounds like there is a welcome enforcement uptick in some areas of Baja, might be a good time to review catch limits...
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    298-lb yellowfin tops record catch for the Tuna Tourney

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview-Friday November 11, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pasa Coronado Islands No report for nearly a week now. At last word the action around the Island was very slow and the best fishing was for nice quality “reds” out near the 71 Fathom Spot which is SW of South Island...
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    It's November and it ain't over yet

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview-Friday November 4, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pasa On the first day of the WON Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot, angler Chucky Van Wormer, of East Cape’s Van Wormer Resorts, stunned local and visiting anglers alike by landing a massive 298-pound yellowfin tuna aboard the Tu...
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    October finishes with a flourish

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview-Friday October 28, 2016, Gary Graha Que Pasa An overview of the billfish money tournaments held in August and October reflect the totals for the four events as well as the popularity of these events. It also reflects the remarkable blue marlin season that the...
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    1 fish = 2 million dollars @ Bisbee Black and Blue

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview-Friday October 21, 2016, Gary Graham Que Pasa It wasn’t the biggest marlin Julio Fernandez has ever caught. And it wasn’t the hardest fighting fish, either. But the black marlin he landed Thursday morning in the 2016 Bisbee’s Black & Blue Marlin Jackpot...
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    BIG MONEY-BIG FISH Cabo Tournaments underway...

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview-Frida October 14, 2016, Gary Graham Que Pasa John Dominic, aboard Pangalisa caught a 387-pound black marlin the second day. Brian Walley, aboard "Reel Energy" with a 370-pound blue marlin the first day. Fall season has arrived and Cabo Tournaments are...
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    October swaggers in...fish follow

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview-Friday October 7, 2016, Gary Graham Que Pasa http://score-international.com/raceinfo/course-map/ ROADS NORTH FROM CABO (update) Just drove from my home in Cabo to Phoenix; complete conditions on the roads I traveled, starting Monday, 9/19, are below...
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    Mag Bay light s up...

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview-Friday September 30, 2016, Gary Graham Que Pasa Pesca La Baja, a tournament series of five events promoted and sponsored by SEPESCABC is in its third year. Pesca La Baja is a unique concept that has established itself among the vast array of Baja sportfishing...
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    Paine passes and wahoo snap...

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, September 23, 2016, Gary Graham Que Pasa In case you missed it, here is a link to my latest feature “Baja Badlands.” http://www.bdoutdoors.com/baja-badlands/ Also below, a friend and fellow Baja enthusiast, David Kier, shared a map and itinerary of his...
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    80-pound rooster...200-pound tuna whatta week

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Sunday, September 18, 2016, Gary Graham Que Pasa Sport Fishing tournament, Grand Finale at the Marina Bay – September 23 and 24. September 23rd: Inscriptions and reunion of captains. September 24th: Fishing day and awards. Cost of registration for all the...
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    Newton breezes by and fishing resumes

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, September 9, 2016, Gary Graham Que Pasa FG Knot Made Easy Looking for a better way to secure your braid to fluorocarbon leader? IGFA’s Adrian Gray walks you through the tricky process of tying this remarkably durable knot that has become a favorite of...
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    Loreto shakes off Newton

    Life is back to normal with little damage beyond what goes on when it rain hard in the desert. Old buildings lost some roof parts and old signs got blown down. We didn't have the electricity cut off and the internet was only down in the early morning. An unattended, unloved sail boat pulled...
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    Hurricane Newton and Cabo San Lucas

    Received the following update Wednesday Morning Hurricane Newton and Cabo San Lucas I thought I would write a little something after the storm as I see a few news agencies and individuals have blow out of proportion the hurricane and its aftermath. on Monday Sept 5th at around 10 at night we...
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    Larger dorado return...

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, September 2, 2016, Gary Graham Que Pasa On August 31, 2016, Lic. Matias Arjona Rydalch, Secretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture for the state (SEPESCA-BC), led a meeting at El Molino in San Quintin to discuss the San Diego Fishing Conflict which was attended...
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    La Pesca Baja a success in San Quintin

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, August 26, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pasa I’m playing hooky on the Osborne Bank! Hope they bite Easiest Way to Travel to Baja for Fishing: http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/easiest-way-to-travel-to-baja-for-fishing.635434/ Most restrictions on flights...
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    Gorilla sized tuna dim baby blue bite

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, August 19, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pasa Question from an IGFA Member: “Is fishing with a drone legal under IGFA rules?” “I saw a video on social media where shore-bound anglers were utilizing a remote-controlled drone to deliver their bait to schooling fish...
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    Tropical storm "Javier" fails to dampen Baja hot bite

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, August 12, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pasa San Quintin locals ask San Diego party boats to leave the 240 and the 6 high spots! The local sport/commercial fishermen and Co-Op have decided -- NO SANDIEGO LONG RANGE BOATS WILL BE ALLOWED TO ANCHOR ON THE HIGH...
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    Bisbee ECO teams release a record 107 blues

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview-Friday August 5, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pasa Going into the last day of the Bisbee East Cape Offshore the totals through the first two days are impressive! Some of this weeks East Cape Offshore tournament action aboard "Reel Gold" Sixty-five teams with 429...
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    Blue marlin nab some of tuna fever spotlight

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, July 29, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pasa Earlier this week, this estimated over 600-pound blue marlín was landed on the panga “Rude Girl 2” spiking the interest in the upcoming event -- the first in the series of three of Bisbee’s 2016 tournaments. Bisbee's East...
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    Big yellowfin tuna and roosters frazzle anglers

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, July 22, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pasa Pesca la Baja Top Twenty of the Best Scores for the First Three Stages of Fishing the Baja 2016: 1. Richard Elizondo 85 2. Jose Lozano Perez 57 3. Horacio Ruiz Salas 54 4. Paul Chee Chavez 51 5. Alejandro...
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    Dorado Shootout...largest turnout ever

    Dorado Shootout largest turnout ever The 2016 Dorado Shoot Out was one of the largest ever with 123 teams and 380 anglers participating. New records were set in Jackpot Money this year with over $122,000 collected and just over $103,000 paid out. Unfortunately, the dorado did not...
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    Dorado do another head fake and disappear

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, July 15, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pasa Last week’s rumors of larger dorado failed to materialize for the “Fishin for the Mission” tournament. Final results: only two dorado -- 8.6- and 7.3-pounds. Team Baja Invader IV - with Rene Olinger, Rafael Martinez...
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    Larger dorado saunter in for tournaments

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, July 8, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pasa The Blue Marlin World Cup in West Palm Beach, Florida, marked its 32nd anniversary with several important milestones in 2016 -- a record turnout and a giant marlin. A record fleet of 162 teams signed up to participate in...
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    Pick a color...any color

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, July 1, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pasa There is only one World Cup Blue Marlin Championship!!! No other big game tournament allows teams to fish anywhere in the world for eight hours in their time zones. The World Cup is for one day only, for one species only...
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    Huge tuna overshadow last weeks two-finner thing

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, June 24, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pasa An elderly couple celebrating their 66th wedding anniversary was washed into the ocean by a rogue wave in Cabo San Lucas. They have been identified by their family as Richard Culpepper, 86, and Nancy Culpepper, 83, retired...
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    Swordys float, East Cape anglers gloat

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, June 17, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pasa On June 10 and 11, 2016, for the third year in a row, Sportfishing Association of California returned to Ensenada, BC; hosted by the Hotel Coral and Marina, the entourage included SAC President, Captain Ken Franke, along...
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    The BIGS are in the house

    Striped Marlin, Named “Mary” The Striped Marlin (Kajikia audax) named “Mary” (Tag ID: GFR6750) was originally tagged & released by angler James Hollingsworth on February 3rd, 2016 while fishing with captain Rosendo Gomez and mate Abraham Castro aboard the charter boat Tiburon from our Official...
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    Naysayers choke as Baja bite begins

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, June 3, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pasa This past weekend, we had the XIII Sport Fishing Tournament in El Cardonal, 13 miles north of Los Barriles. This tourney helps a different school in the community every year; there is a kindergarten, an elementary school and...
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    Larger dorado trickle in, roosterfish explode

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, May 27, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pasa More info on Mex 5 route: http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/gonzaga-to-bola.626806/ This whale breach is one of the coolest whale videos we've seen in a while! Coronado Island The boats are seeing a bunch of...
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    Larger dorado trickle in, roosterfish explode

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, May 27, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pasa More info on Mex 5 route: http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/gonzaga-to-bola.626806/ This whale breach is one of the coolest whale videos we've seen in a while! Coronado Island The boats are seeing a bunch of...
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    Larger dorado trickle in, roosterfish explode

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, May 27, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pasa More info on Mex 5 route: http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/gonzaga-to-bola.626806/ This whale breach is one of the coolest whale videos we've seen in a while! Coronado Island The boats are seeing a bunch of...
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    Pesca la Baja draws record-breaking turnout and fishfollow

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, May 20, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pasa RedRum Sportfishing Teams Up with Veteran Outdoors Here is some information in regards to the Wounded Vet’s Trip we are doing this week here in Cabo -- Veteran Outdoors Staffers Cody Hirt, and Brad Strittmatter...
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    Giant yellowfin tuna leads their return...finally

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, May 13, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pasa SAC Southern Partnership Thrives http://www.bdoutdoors.com/sac-southern-partnership-thrives/ Coronado Island Report from Vince and Max: Dirty green water at the IB Pipe but perfect current. No birds, little life...
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    Bluefin and yellows erupt at Coronados

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, May 6, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pas Kiko Vega, Governor of Baja California, announced plans to reactivate part of the Escalera Nautica project to use some of the previously approved funding to improve the Port of Santa Rosaliita on the Pacific side of the...
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    Fishing falters as April fades

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, April 29, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pasa Just finished driving the bad stretch of road from Chapala (north of Guerrero Negro) over to the coast of the Sea of Cortez and then up north thru San Felipe to the U.S. border. There are essentially 30 kilometers of...
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    Spring fling, is mostly yellow so far...

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, April 22, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pasa The Federal Police have posted billboards throughout Baja informing us of the cost of fines for traffic infractions on federal highways, including the four-lane and the corridor, plus the feds are allowed to patrol the...
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    Commotion grows as Spring settles in

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, April 15, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pasa “We wanted to fly our family of five to Loreto for spring break. We have flown Alaska from LAX to Loreto in the past but after price comparison of the LAX/Alaska flight ($3,500) vs. the Aero Calafia flight ($1,200) from...
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    Sea of Cortez suddenly stirs

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, April 8, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pasa Coronado Island Steady rain expected all weekend. Boats were working the area just to the north of South Island and down the lee side to about Ribbon Rock for a slow pick on the yellowtail. The water is green but not too...
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    Surprise catches not a April Fool's stunt

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, April 1, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pasa The Secretariat of Communications and Transportation of Mexico (SCT --the national federal entity that regulates commercial road traffic and broadcasting) recently commented that the improvements on Mex 5 that connect it to...
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    Roosterfish dominate mixed bag for most

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, March 25, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pasa Los Barriles beach Happy Easter/Semana Santa! The Tourism Secretariat, Sectur, forecast that most beach destinations will see higher numbers this year than last and they appear to be right. Among them are Cancún, with an...
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    Snow followed by spring break stimulates bite

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, March 18, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pasa T-Mobile has been my carrier for several years. With an unlimited plan used in conjunction with my Windows Smartphone, iPad and an individual “Hot Spot,” the system allows me to be untethered throughout most of Baja...
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    Sketchy weather slows bite for some

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, March 11, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pasa "The farm worker’s march/caravan will depart San Quintin on Thursday, March 17th heading north on the Transpeninsular Highway, expecting to reach the border area on Sunday, March 20th. They tell me that they are...
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    March moves spring closer as fish respond

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, March 4, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pasa Dates announced for 2016 Pesca la Baja Sport Fishing Tournaments: Place Date 1. Tournament San Felipe, B.C. May 13 and 14 2. Tournament San Luis Gonzaga, B.C. June 10...
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    Wind begins...bite ends and vice versa

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, February 26, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pasa Don’t miss the “really big show” -- the 7oth annual Fred Hall show! Providing an opportunity to check out plenty of Baja Operations all at once. Here is a partial list of the Baja Exhibitors this year; Baja California...
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    Baja February yields wahoo, dorado and yellows

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, February 19, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pasa Great seminars and plenty of Baja folks to visit with. I will be in the IGFA (201) booth all weekend. Stop by and say hello...
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    Football...tuna still continues in Baja Sur

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, February 12, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pasa Flying Doors Off Over Baja California - an Aerial Photography Expedition Tourist Card Gets Pricier “The Mexican tourist Visa, officially called an FMM, has increased in value from 322 pesos (About $17) to 390 pesos...
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    Snook snap tops list

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, February 5, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pasa I know cast nets are illegal in Southern California . . . perhaps all of California . . . but can a U.S. citizen use them in Baja? I've always done it the way the locals do in BOLA (Sabiki Style) but just thought it...
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    North winds dictate bites outcome

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, January 29, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pasa There will be a ride on Sunday, January 31 beginning at St. Peter Martyr. Visit the observatory, national park, museum visit and lunch at Rancho Meling -- the cost per person is 510 pesos. For information and...
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    Unseasonal catches dominate the week

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, Sunday, January 22, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pasa PHOTO Ensenada toll road new slippage. The new slippage area is about 4 km north of the Ensenada toll booth, directly above the Playa Saldamando family camping area; Mextrans has been studying and surveying...
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    Whales, waves, wind welcome winter?

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, Sunday, January 15, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pasa According to our friends at Discover Baja: On January 1, 2016, Pemex fuel prices in Baja dropped 3%. The price drop is the first in nearly seven years and is a step in deregulating the current state-owned fuel...
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    2016 beckons with thump after thump

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, January 8, 2016 Gary Graham Que Pasa Mexican Federal Highway 3 (Carretera Federal 3) is a Federal Highway of Mexico . . .[1][2][3]. One segment connects Tecate -- and California State Route 188 on the US/Mexico border -- to Ensenada in Baja California Sur...
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    Thanks for the memories

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, December 26, 2015 Gary Graham Que Pasa Here we are at the end of 2015. It will remain etched in our memories as a remarkable year . . . not so much for over-the-top catches, but more for the unusual times and places that the different species appeared...
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    Dorado in December

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, December 18, 2015 Gary Graham Que Pasa The paved road is in great condition and lasts until 20 km south of Gonzaga; it stops at km 170. They are doing lots of work to get the new road built but it's a slow process. However, the dirt road is in pretty good...
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    Weather cools while catches remain steady

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, December 11, 2015 Gary Graham Que Pasa It's official! The new Border Bridge opened this week. http://news.yahoo.com/video/private-bridge-links-u-mexico-080306198.html https://www.crossborderxpress.com/node/29 Coronado Islands Still no report. Not...
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    Massive El Niño provides another great week

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, December 4, 2015 Gary Graham Que Pasa Massive El Niño sweeping globe is now the biggest ever recorded The current El Niño is considered the strongest ever recorded, smashing the previous record from 1997-8. Already wreaking havoc on weather around the...
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    Baja California begins construction of state’s first artificial reef

    Baja California just started its first artificial reef about 30 miles south of the border, off the coast near Rosarito, with the sinking of TheMexican, 220-foot patrol boat, the Uribesunk in 90 feet of water off the coast of Rosarito Beach on Nov. 21, 2015 was TheUribe 121sinking is the first...
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    November closes with more surprises

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, November 27, 2015 Gary Graham Que Pas Baja California just started its first artificial reef about 30 miles south of the border, off the coast near Rosarito, with the sinking of an old Navy patrol boat. The sunken Uribe 121 is meant to lure tourists to the...
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    El Niño persists as Baja fishing improves

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, November 20, 2015 Gary Graham Que Pas Watch Out, California! El Niño does something it has never done before… One of the most powerful El Niño’s on record continues to gather strength and looks increasingly likely to bring heavy rains to key Northern...
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    Magdalena Bay wakes up while wind continues

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, November 13, 2015 Gary Graham Que Pasa There were consistent catches of larger yellowfin tuna during the week preceding the recent WON Los Cabos Jackpot which was an encouraging sign; however, during the week of the tournament, the local fleet was joined by...
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    North winds arrive as action sputters

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, November 6, 2015 Gary Graham Coronado Islands Good yellowtail action. Water temp dropped from 72degrees down to 69.5 degrees but that is still plenty warm enough for the yellowtail. Word we have is that the action continues to come from the Rockpile with fish...
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    October baja fishing reports

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, October 30, 2015 Gary Graham Que Pasa Suggestions for how to handle billfish: (Based on Billfish Scientific Research) 1. Do not remove the fish from the water, even for a photo. (Removal from water reduces survival rates by 60 to 80%.) 2. Use a...
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    $2.51 MILLION 2015 Bisbee's Black & Blue Marlin Tournament

    High Stakes By Capt. Dave Lear October 25, 2015; Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur: It takes confidence to bet heavily when the stakes are so high. Yet that’s exactly what Team Tranquilo did this past week during the 35th edition of the Bisbee’s Black & Blue Marlin Tournament. The first-time...
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    Bisbee’s Black and Blue Recap Day Three

    North of the Border By Capt. Dave Lear October 23, 2015; Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur: Last day theatrics are old sombrero for the Bisbee’s Black & Blue and the 35th edition was no exception. With no qualifying marlin on Thursday, the jackpot for a team entered across the board on the...
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    North flourishes while south struggles

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, October 23, 2015 Gary Graham Que Pasa Boats pounce as the final day of the Bisbee Black and Blue gets underway. 121 Teams seeking to find the largest fish of the day. Which could be worth 1.8 million dollars...
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    Bisbee’s Black and Blue Recap Day Two

    Close But… By Capt. Dave Lear October 22, 2015; Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur: The pressure was building like water in a tea kettle. Hundreds of spectators were milling around, the nervous energy palatable. Rumors spread faster than a California wildfire. But it was no state secret...
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    Bisbee's Black and Blue Recap Day One

    Name Game By Capt. Dave Lear Team names are always an interesting subject in a highly competitive tournament like the Black & Blue. Many reflect tackle themes, regional loyalty or bravado. Some are clever phrases while others aren’t publishable on a family web site. But all represent the...
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    Bisbee's Los Cabo Offshore wrap-up

    October 16, 2015; Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur: By Capt. Dave Lear In a normal year the cool waters of the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez are teeming with bait and large apex predators with long, pointy noses. But 2015 is not a normal year. Instead it has been one of the strongest El...
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    California teams top Los Cabos Billfish Tournament

    Los Cabos Billfish Tournament 2015 The Los Cabos Billfish Tournament is the first of the fall tournament series in Cabo San Lucas each year. Dan Jacobs, Tournament Director along with his experienced team are excellent at their job which is reflected in the quality of this popular event that...
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    Tip of Baja ready to rumble

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, October 16, 2015 Gary Graham Que Pasa Canadian angler, Brian Walley, fishing aboard the private yacht, Reel Energy, landed a 419-pound black marlin in the first day of the Los Cabos Billfish Tournament. This was the first black marlin we have reported this...
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    Billfish and tuna light up as moon fades

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, October 9, 2015 Gary Graham Coronado Islands Watch out for the dive boats at Pukey Point. They are trying to shoot one of the wahoo that are living on the spot. They appear to be boat shy however as we don’t have any word of anyone scoring. Yellowtail are...
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    Baja sportfishing improves with SATFISH

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, October 2, 2015 Gary Graham Que Pasa We are excited about one of the new services that BD is offering and suggest you take advantage of this technology to help you plan your fishing trips. SatFish.com brings you the latest advances in satellite imaging...
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    Baja fishing? It's peculiar...

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, September 25, 2015 Gary Graham Que Pasa A manta ray about 8 meters long and around 1,000 kilos of weight was captured by fishermen on a wooden handmade boat near Tumbes La Cruz in Peru. A tourist managed to photograph the huge manta ray when it was moved...
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    662.2 pound blue marlin captured off San Diego

    Matt Santora aboard the "Finbomb" hooked a blue marlin at 8:15 a.m. on September 23, 2015 while fishing nine miles west of Point Loma. After a two-hour battle he and his Captain Andy Vo managed to gaff and boat the 662.2-pound monster blue marlin, leaving little doubt that Southern...
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    Squirrely weather fails to dampen action

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, September 18, 2015 Gary Graham Que Pasa Update from Mex 1 at Laguna Chapala turnoff on up Mex 5 to Mexicali photo credit Chris Wheaton The first 5 to 6 miles, the road is mostly sandy washboard. Many vehicles must use a 'frontage' road next to the main...
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    Wahoo wow anglers everywhere

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, September 13, 2015 Gary Graham Que Pasa Hurricane Linda rained on Baja's parade but stayed far enough West to avoid any serious impact. For Southern California tournament anglers fishing in the MABT, the offshore weather was terrific. The 41 boats that...
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    Epic season continues into September

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, September 4, 2015 Gary Graham Que Pasa Turtle hit the beach and eggs are laid Hatch and release of turtles in 45 days! Grupo Tortuguero Los Barriles on Facebook Coronado Islands Yellowtail are still showing well at South Kelp down to SKR; all you want...
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    SCHEDULE FOR WON/YAMAHA SAN DIEGO JACKPOT

    SCHEDULE FOR WON/YAMAHA SAN DIEGO JACKPOT When: WON/Yamaha Dana Landing Jackpot is Friday, Sept. 11, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. Where: Dana Landing Market, Tackle and Fuel Dock , Mission Bay. Check-in: Shelter Island launch basin in S.D. Bay 8 to 9 p.m. Friday, or Saturday 5 to 6 a.m., or at...
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    Mixed bag keeps it interesting

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, August 28, 2015 Gary Graham Que Pasa Coronado Islands Plenty of yellowtail are in the lee of South Island and at South Kelp/SKR areas. Sea lions are brutal at the Islands when you are alone, so best advice is to slow-troll sardines or mackerel on heavy gear...
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    Dorado catch a break

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, August 21, 2015 Gary Graham Que Pasa GREAT NEWS … WE DID IT! Remember we asked you to write in to the USA government to tell them not to let illegally caught dorado be imported into the United States? Well, here are the results. Well done everybody …...
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    Cows graze, wahoo snap in summer heat

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, August 14, 2015 Gary Graham Que Pasa IMPORTANT NEW INFORMATION as of May 27:Please see the Mexican Fishing Info page for required permits and forms for fishing in Mexican waters. The Mexican Navy is going to start requiring passports for everyone on board...
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    Bisbee East Cape Offshore Week as seen by Gary Graham

    Wednesday afternoon taxi ride beneath grumpy, cloudy skies. When I arrived at Hotel Rancho Buena Vista Beach Resort the sun was out and most of the tournament fleet was anchored out in front of the hotel. Gang’s all here – Trish Bisbee, David Garcia of Catch Stat and his assistant. Even the...
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    Billfish disappear as dorado, tuna and yellowtail limits climb.

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, August 7, 2015 Gary Graham Que Pasa No qualifying billfish were brought to the scale as the third and final day of the Bisbee East Cape Offshore continues. If you want to follow all the action, here is the link to live scoring...
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    Bisbee East Cape Offshore updates

    Thursday, Tuna Division winner, Team North Star, Carlos Beltran 156-pounds, yellowfin tuna. No billfish brought to the scale. Keep uo with Day 2 action at https://bisbees.catchstat.com/Tournament/LiveScoring
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    Loss of a friend overshadows a decent weeks fishing

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, July 31, 2015 Gary Graham Que Pasa Received the following note from Wayne Bisbee earlier this week: Hola Friends, The East Cape Offshore Tournament is almost here and I wanted to pass along the latest update beforehand. But first I have some sad news...
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    Grumpy weather flees, some slugs come up biting...

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Saturday, July 25, 2015 Gary Graham Que Pasa A rare corvina landed by Coach Kurtis Swanberg while fishing out of Palmas De Cortez. This is the first one I've seen in 15 years...Eddie Dalmau, Van Wormer Resorts Eddie is absolutely correct! The last time I saw any...
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    Baja action barely fazed by Dolores head fake

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, July 17, 2015 Gary Graham Que Pasa We are very excited to announce the launch of our new website, SatFish! www.satfish.com http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/introducing-satfish-com-free-beta-testing-for-sst-chl-and-bite-zone-charts.593865/ …SURF...
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    Critter count soars as shallow bite yields blue marlin

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, July 10, 2015 Gary Graham Coronado Islands Massive amounts of yellowtail around the islands have been providing some epic fishing -- this might be the best yellowtail fishing ever. The latest reported “Hot Spot” is the Middle Grounds … however, it really...
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    Small boats and big fish

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, July 3, 2015 Gary Graham Que Pasa On the road again and I’m dealing with a very cranky Wi-Fi in Loreto. This is hump day of a 6-day trip with the Hobie Fishing team, Morgan Promnitz, Jeffrey Bruce Fortuna and Chris Holmes along with Doug Olander, Editor in...
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    It's all good!

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, June 26, 2015 Gary Graham Que Pasa I want to let you know to announce that LTO, Loreto Airport Customs are being ornery right now. I have received consistent reports about this... LTO Airport Customs are asking arriving fishermen how many rods and reels...
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    Bite resumes as sea temps rise

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, June 19, 2015 Gary Graham Que Pasa According to Mexican Officials, the pedestrian skybridge linking Tijuana’s A.L. Rodríguez International Airport with San Diego is projected to be completed later this year. The skybridge will allow ticketed airline...
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    Blanca bluffs, anglers do their stuff

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, June 12, 2015 Gary Graham Que Pasa Sheesh -- the second week in June and the third hurricane threatening. Heck of a start for the 2015 hurricane season. So far Baja has dodged a bullet or two. Hopefully "Carlos" will meander farther west and leave Baja...
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    Baja Sur hunkers down as Blanca threatens

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, June 5, 2015 Gary Graham Que Pasa Hurricane Blanca regrouping, now gaining speed. Expected to reach Category 3. Hurricane watch issued for Cabo San Lucas... https://www.windyty.com/?clouds,2015-06-05-18,28.072,-108.853,4 Coronado Islands No Report...
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    Banner catches underscore the approaching summer season

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, May 29, 2015 Gary Graham Que Pasa The National Immigration Institute of Mexico has given the word to the San Diego sport fishing fleet that all fishermen fishing Mexican waters within 12 nautical miles of the coast will be required to have a valid U.S...
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    Yellowfin finally, attract early blue marlin at Palmas Bay

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, May 22, 2015 Gary Graham Que Pasa Blue marlin arrived early at East Cape; the Dottie B delivered the first blue to the scale at Buenavista Beach Resort Wednesday amid rumors of others spotted and/or lost this week. Coronado Islands The Island area remains...
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    Notable catches as unusual weather puzzles locals & visitors alike

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, May 15, 2015 Gary Graham Que Pasa Our friend Captain Juan Cook reports that after two-and-a-half months an agreement has finally been reached between the workers and growers in San Quintin, hopefully ending the troublesome road closures in that area...
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    Fishing takes a breather as strong winds blow

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, May 08, 2015 Gary Graham Que Pasa Todos Santos anglers and newcomers are confronted with an age-old moral and ethical dilemma -- commercial panga fleets squeezed out in favor of real estate development. Not easy choices that demand thoughtful...
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    Variety, buoys anglers spirit as spring emerges

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, May 01, 2015 Gary Graham Que Pasa “The biggest fish I ever caught trolling from a kayak at Los Barriles was a pargo – weighed 13 pounds and I caught it on a deep-diving silver and black Rapala Minnow. It fought like a fish twice its size and was absolutely...
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    Bite falters as seasons change

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, April 24, 2015 Gary Graham Que Pasa Last week there was a question about restrictions catching of sharks in Mexican waters. The answer I received to the question is as follows: You may fish any kind of shark with your fishing license HOWEVER from May 1...
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    Yellowfin return at the tip while squirrely weather plagues North

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, April 17, 2015 Gary Graham Brian Solomon, owner of Solomon’s Landing Restaurant in Los Cabos, recently announced a new TV series entitled "Destination Baja Sur,” which will be filmed with Bill Boyce, Executive Producer and host. Boyce is a marine...
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    Finicky fish befuddle eager anglers

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, April 10, 2015 Gary Graham The final section of the Otay Cross Border Xpress Bridge has been hoisted in place, and construction is on schedule for opening to Tijuana International Airport passengers in late 2015. For the road warriors, traveling north from...
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    Curtain rises on Baja spring

    Baja Bytes Weekly Update Friday, April 03, 2015 Gary Graham Welcome to Semana Santa -- Mexico's version of Easter Holiday week -- with traditional celebrations in many cities all over Mexico and most people on vacation. Just as it is in the U.S., colored eggs are part of the mix. Locally...
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    Unrest quiets, as winter yellows explode

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, March 27, 2015 Gary Graham Que Pasa Reports from San Quintin are mirrored by the following from Rick Hill, Pinchy Sportfishing who drove thru there mid-week: "The drive went quickly without any problems. There were a few spots where the demonstrators were...
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    March Madness begins with a yellow streak

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, March 20, 2015 Gary Graham Que Pasa The following link is in response to a request on the Baja Forum for essential Spanish words and phrases when fishing Mexico...
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    Essential words, phrases in Spanish when fishing Mexico

    First, some basic Spanish words: Hola! OH-la Hello Adios! Ah-dee-OHSS Good Bye Buenos dios! boo-EH-nos DEE-os Good Morning Buenos Tardes! boo-EH-us TAR-des Good Afternoon Buenos Noches! boo-EH-us NO-ches Good Night Memorize and use “por favor” por-fah-BOR (please) and “Gracias”...
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    Labor protests disrupt travel on Mex 1

    From the US Consulate in Tijuana regarding the protests taking place today on portions of the Baja Transpeninsular highway: Traffic is being disrupted on the Transpeninsular highway between Punta Colonet and San Quintin by protesting agricultural workers. The protests began early March 17...
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    Unusual fatal accident mars whale watching trip

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, March 13, 2015 Gary Graham Que Pasa A boat which collided with a humpback whale near the beach resort of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Thursday, March 12, 2015. Mexican authorities said Thursday that a 35-year-old Canadian Jennifer Karren has died and two other...
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    Yellows continue as sierra counts climb

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, March 6, 2015 Gary Graham Que Pasa Osprey -- the ultimate angler Baja Norte Coronado Islands Yellowtail action remains steady at the Islands. For most it’s pretty good fishing. Best action has been coming from the Middle Grounds and along the drop-off...
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    Long Range at its best aboard the Royal Polaris

    My friend Jack Nilsen shared his terrific video of a recent long-range trip that provides a glimpse into a WFO yellowfin tuna trip for those of you that have not gone before. Thanks Jack and Yee-haw Check out the latest Accurate & Royal Polaris Long Range Fishing video. Come visit Accurate...
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    Whales and yellows continue as unusual cop story emerges

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, February 27, 2015 Gary Graham Que Pasa Peter Ëhlert,‎Talk Baja Mordida? … Not here, not now! Kinda’ funny: I was stopped less than one hour ago on Friday. I had rolled through a stop sign on my way home, about half a mile down from the Transpeninsular on...
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    Yellowtail dominate February as dorado numbers climb

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, February 20, 2015 Gary Graham Que Pasa Twenty-six pound dorado landed on a beach at Cabo San Lucas “Excellent piece of writing here GG..!! Couldn't have found a better man to expose to the readers either... Stephen Jansen is a CLASS ACT and what he is doing...
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    The 8th Annual Casting 4 Soles tops a solid week's fishing

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, February 13, 2015 Gary Graham Que Pasa The 8th Annual Casting 4 Soles event took place in the Concha in Los Barriles this past Saturday. It was another excellent event! The Casting 4 Soles group handed out 2,000 pairs of brand new shoes and AFTCO clothing...
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    Dorado frolic down south, while yellows up north keep snapping

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, February 06, 2015 Gary Graham Que Pasa Only on a beach in Baja could you find a German Shorthaired Pointer chasing a dorado in the surf! photo by Lance Peterson— with Joshua Martz… Baja Norte Coronado Islands Foggy morning going down to point Loma...
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    Mixed bag leaves anglers speechless

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, January 30, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa Baja's whale watching season is heating up from Ojo de Liebre Lagoon below Guerreo Negro to the tip of Baja. Baja Norte Coronado Islands Best bet is rockfish early, then scout for yellows feeding on red crab later in...
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    Summertime in January yield big yellows and blues

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, January 23, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa In case there is any doubt as to why I consider gillnets a threat to the Baja fisheries: Baja Norte Coronado Islands While there are fish to be had, including small yellows and smallish rockfish at the Islands, few if...
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    A blue Tuesday in Cabo...

    Yesterday afternoon we heard that a big fish would be coming in, caught aboard a local charter boat “Mucho Loco” the rumor through the grapevine, was that it might be close to a thousand pounds, but there was some skepticism as to whether it was true. By dark the boat had not arrived and most...
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    Whales, tails, stripes and El Niño center stage

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, January 16, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa ANOTHER SAD LOSS FOR THE FISHING COMMUNITY http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/another-sad-loss-fishing-community/ El Niño or not? Everyone has an opinion. Chris Dunn sheds light on the subject from a professional’s...
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    2015's first week a Baja winner for yellows and wahoo

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, January 9, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa We bet you’ve never seen a sea lion wrestle an octopus before! Check out these amazing photos captured by photographer Andrew J. Lee. New year quickly flipped from severe winter weather to spring-like conditions...
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    Hot dorado bite trumps Baja's chill

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, January 2, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa In a year that seemed to be filled with surprises, no one suspected the last surprise of the year would be recordable snow falling in Baja Norte with temperatures in the 30s in Baja Sur. So now we say goodbye to 2014...
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    Baja's tip sizzles, while north remains soggy

    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap Friday, December 19, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa MERRY CHRISTMAS DON'T LOOK FOR A REPORT NEXT WEEK, SANTA GAVE US THE DAY OFF. BAJA BYTES WILL RETURN THE DAY AFTER NEW YEARS! The southern portion of the Tijuana-Ensenada Toll Road that has been closed since a...
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    Stormy weather fails to dampen the Baja bite

    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap Friday, December 12, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa The southernmost section of the Tijuana-Ensenada Toll Road (a 20-mile section) will be usable again sometime within the week according to Mexican Federal authorities. Mex One road update: From Loreto toward...
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    Toll road opening delayed, arriving north winds don't stymie the fish

    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap Friday, December 5, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa Ensenada Toll road projected opening date delayed again. Mexican Officials Federal Roads and Bridges (CAPUFE) promised that the section of 1,000' near KM 93 Scenic Road will be reopened to traffic for both light and...
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    End of November and beat goes on down south

    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap Friday, November 28, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa Baja Norte Coronado Island The yellowtail bite at the Coronado’s is still very good considering it’s late November. There are yellows on the deep rockfish area NE of North Island, on the ridge running through the...
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    2014 Los Cabos Big Game Charter Boat Classic Final Results

    2014 Los Cabos Big Game Charter Boat Classic Final Results The Free Angler Entry Los Cabos Big Game Charter Boat Classic, presented by the Los Cabos Tourism Board, registered 340 anglers from all over the world as the four-day event came to a close. Participants, including those from England...
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    Wahoo inundate Baja Sur

    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap Friday, November 21, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa The local catch of wahoo has generated plenty of excitement, but everyone seems to have missed the fact that wahoo are currently thick everywhere, from Ensenada to the tip of the Peninsula and all the way back up into...
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    Fishing good from Border to the tip where some brutes live

    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap Friday, November 14, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa The road was in pretty good shape on my drive up from Cabo on Wednesday. North of La Paz, beyond the Friut Inspection stop, there is road construction for a few miles that requires driving on a dirt detour and the...
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    Twenty-four fish to the scale on the first day of WON Tuna Tournament

    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap Friday, November 7, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa Baja Norte Coronado Island Nothing new happening in this area … Yellowtail are still around but in much smaller numbers. Best action is coming from big reds and lingcod in the deep water just to the north of Pukey...
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    Cows illude anglers as Vance threatens

    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap Friday, November 1, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa My in-box has filled up with questions ranging from (old news) Odile’s recovery … through the efforts of thousands the region is enjoying one of the most rapid recoveries from a Category 4 on record ... to Hurricane...
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    CABO STRONG...

    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap Friday, September 24, 2014 Gary Graham Baja Norte Coronado Island No change and holding very steady….. Yellowtail fishing at the Islands remains really good to excellent. Nearly all the fish are hugging the bottom so slow trolling isn’t working very well anymore...
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    Bisbee, Los Cabos Offshore Final Day (Sunday)

    Game Day By Capt. Dave Lear October 19, 2014; Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur: Tuna were the featured attraction in the bright Baja sun as the second and final day of the 2014 Bisbee’s Los Cabos Offshore Tournament drew to a close Sunday evening. And for the second day in a row, Erik...
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    Los Cabos Offshore Saturday (10.18) results

    Cabo Strong By Capt. Dave Lear October 18, 2014; Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur: In the aftermath of Hurricane Odile, a slogan quickly appeared that accurately sums up the spirit and tenacity of Baja: Cabo Strong. That attitude was definitely on display Saturday as the 2014 Los Cabos...
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    Los Cabos info and live catch stats

    For live catch stats click here: https://bisbees.catchstat.com/Default/Tournament/LiveScoring?TournamentID=47 Official Final entry and payouts
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    Los Cabos Offshore begins

    Spit In Her Eye October 17, 2014, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur: By Capt. Dave Lear According to meteorologists, the eye or center of a hurricane is the most powerful segment of a tropical storm. The people of Cabo San Lucas know that full well after Hurricane Odile, packing Category 4...
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    Los Cabos Billfish day 2 recap

    CABO SAN LUCAS and SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico (October 17, 2014) — Angler Gary Mowat fishing on Minerva II released the only blue marlin of day two of fishing the Los Cabos Billfish Tournament to win the Daily Billfish Release Jackpot. Several striped marlin and one sailfish were also released...
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    Baja Sur Fall Tournaments start as scheduled

    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap Friday, September 17, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa East Cape are excited as 40 teams arrive for 25th East Cape Classic. While Los Cabos welcomes Tournament season with Los Cabos Billfish, followed by Los Cabos Offshore Charity event. Then on to the Bisbee's Black...
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    2014 Los Cabos Billfish Tournament Day One

    CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (October 16, 2014) — The first day of fishing in the 2014 Los Cabos Billfish Tournament proved productive, especially for Team Reel Gold. Alaskan Jason Snyder, currently of Namibia, hooked up to a nice blue marlin at 12:27 p.m., and after a tough 30-minute battle the...
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    No storms in sight as fish return

    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap Friday, September 10, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa Odile, one of the most disastrous storms to ever slam into Baja, has dominated the news for weeks. Stories – first of destruction, then of the accelerated recovery over the region from this CAT-4 Hurricane – have...
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    Los Cabos airport reopens 5 days early as fishing resumes

    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap Friday, September 3, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa Starting today, Friday, October 3rd, the International Airport in San Jose del Cabo in Baja California Sur has resumed operation of domestic and international flights on a regular basis. Five days before the promised...
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    President proclaims as fish bite and Tourists trickle back

    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap Friday, September 26, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa Here comes ‎Rachel south of Cabo moving northwest and at this time is expected to have little effect on Baja … Mex One Update With business returning to normal, the fishing scene has been put on hold making this...
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    Cabo San Lucas Drone footage and Mex 0ne photos

    Cabo San Lucas Drone footage posted by Cabo Living Photos courtesy of Baja Insider Catavina San Ignacio South of San Ignacio
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    Baja Peninsula in the wake of "Odile"

    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap Friday, September 19, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa Accustomed to waiting in line for hours, on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, many drivers sailed through the busy border crossing within minutes! The expanded capacity in the primary inspection lanes means that U.S...
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    Storms come and go while fish remain

    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap Friday, September 12, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa Whoops! After discovering cracks and leaks along with shifts in the road's embankment, the reopening is being delayed until at least December, Mexican federal authorities announced Thursday. Meanwhile, traffic will...
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    Norbert's bark worse than it's bite

    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap Friday, September 5, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa Ensenada toll road to reopen Sept. 15. All four lanes of the coastal road will be open with no changes to the toll, according to Rosar María Castañeda Guadiana working in the office of CAPUFE Transportation Director...
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    Baja's sportfishing fleet got clobbered leaving most singing their own rendition of "Ave Maria!"

    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap Friday, August 29, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa Hurricane Maria last week seemed to be safely headed out to the mid Pacific … no fault, no foul. However, the south swell that it left in its wake bludgeoned Baja and the California coast with record-breaking surf, one...
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    I'm on the water in Southern California this weekend. Check back on Monday for report,

    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap Friday, August 24, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa Another off-kilter week with Baja Norte winning hands-down for the most productive fishing! Small yellowfin seem to be everywhere and many are taking advantage of the good fishing, catching qualifying fish for those hard...
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    Rains don't dampen Baja anglers success

    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap Friday, August 15, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa For the past several months reports of heavy rains around the tip of Baja have crept into the reports. Photos like the one above with streets flooded in La Paz and Cabo have appeared frequently. Of course with California...
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    Unofficial results for Bisbee East Cape Offshore Tournament

    At the end of the Final day Bisbee East Cape Offshore: On the afternoon of the last day of the 2014 East Cape Offshore Guilarro and his Team NAUTAHORSE aboard Nautahorse, a 40 Cabo Express, boated a 323-pound blue after a brief battle. As the only qualifying marlin recorded for the three-day...
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    Bisbee East Cape Update as the clock runs down

    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap Friday, August 8, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa It’s a Topsy-Turvy time in the fishing world. Although the consensus is that Southern California and the Baja Norte West Coast fishing are "on fire," Baja Sur and the tip of Baja are barely smoldering. This has anglers...
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    Odd catches compete exotics along Baja's Pacific Coast

    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap Friday, August 1, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa The Mexican moonfish (lookdown) and bonefish caught this week at San Quintin served to underline how bizarre the season is along Baja Norte's west coast. Those, coupled with Shari Bondy’s report of warm water at...
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    Sudden rain squalls strike from Baja's tip to Loreto

    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap Friday, July 25, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa Weather dominates the report as squalls pound Baja from the tip to above Loreto. Short-lived they came and went but not without reminding locals how fast these storms can happen. "I'm guessing it was probably that...
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    Van Wormer Resorts, Dorado Shoot Out doles out $90,000 to three pangas

    The 2014 Van Wormer Resorts Dorado Shootout attracted 125 teams that competed for more than $90,000 is jackpot money. This year's big winners were Patricia Morrison, owner of Los Pescadores Hotel north of Los Barriles and Los Barriles homeboy, Lavo Castro Rosa from Los Barriles. The team...
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    Unsettled weather leaves spotty fishing at Baja's tip and in Sea of Cortez

    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap Friday, July 18, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa MX 1 REPORT - Only the section from La Misión to San Miguel Village is closed. You can use it to get to La Salina and Baja Mar but traffic for Ensenada is detoured onto the free road. On June 24th and again on the 26th...
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    Bluefin tuna tracked over 4,600 miles across the Atlantic Ocean in 5 years

    After being tagged and released almost five years ago this bluefin made an amazing transatlantic trip of more than 4,600 across the Atlantic Ocean and into the Mediterranean. This bluefin was first tagged by Capt. Nat Moody and Ronald Butler of First Light Anglers in early August of 2009 on...
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    Baja's Pacific coast lights up while hot water cools fishing in Sea of Cortez

    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap Friday, July 11, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa There are reports of a FAD (fish aggregating device) approximately 1KM N of Punta Lobos (Carmen) that's attracting numbers of dorado. There are also reports of commercial fishing activity targeting dorado in that area at...
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    Blues and yellowfin tuna light up at tip

    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap Friday, July 4, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY Baja Norte Coronado Islands Fishy Mistress and crew found a good kelp near the 371. They caught 6 yellowtail using mackerel. The South Kelp Ridge was holding some barracuda … chumming anchovies...
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    Trip Barden describes his 734 pound blue caught June 26.

    A SONG OF BIG BLUE Captain: Pancho Cota Marinero: Goyo Cota Angler on Rod: Trip Barden Angler Assisting: Keith Bookout With two boats under repair in La Paz, Tom Kundinger of Team Flecha Recta allowed us to use his boat, rods and lures. We headed out early to try for pargo in the “Bait Hole”...
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    BFT and WSB rock the north, While dorado and YFT tease in south

    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap Friday, June 27, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa photo credit Pam Bolles In the course of less than 48 hours this week in Loreto, a bait crisis was averted after the representative of the Secretary of the Environment and the Loreto Marine Park SHUT DOWN the only...
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    Dorado show at Loreto while striped marlin continue at Tip

    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap Friday, June 20, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa Jonathan and Jilly Roldan of Tailhunter International Sportfishing hosted the First Annual WON Summer Slam fishing both out of La Paz and Los Arenas. Hanging out with the Western Outdoor team at La Paz was great I even...
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    Christina reaches Cat 4 but can't stymie the fishing

    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap Friday, June 13, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa I drove down Mex One in my Roadtrek departing from Lake Elsinore on Monday June 9 and arrived in Los Barriles the afternoon of June 10. Although there was some road work between Santo Thomas and San Vicente in Baja...
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    Personal bests, first ever, all highlight the week

    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap Friday, June 6, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa Note to self: Reported road issues for trip down Monday June 9, 2014: No problem on detour around damaged Toll Road section. Be prepared for rough and dusty detours somewhere between Ensenada and Santo Thomas. Be prepared...
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    Woo-Hoo they're biting all around

    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap Friday, May 31, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa El Niño Very Likely – Strong Event Possible Recent observations certainly point toward the continued evolution of an El Niño state (and very recent observations suggest that we’re nearly there already). The numerical...
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    First roosterfish tag recovered for new Roosterfish Foundation Program

    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap Friday, May 23, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa A milestone....The first Roosterfish Foundation tag recovery! On April 29th, 2014, angler Paul Lombardi landed and tagged a roosterfish with tag #1451 while fishing with guide Gary Bulla near La Arenas in Baja California...
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    Inshore best as offshore stumbles

    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap Friday, May 16, 2014 Que Pasa For any of you driving down in the near future, the bypass between TJ and Ensenada is well-marked and doesn't add a ton of time ... as reported, it's no big deal to get through. The biggest hurdle you'll find is south of Loreto --...
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    Wind continues, tournament begin as Spring sets in

    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap Friday, May 9, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa Baja Bytes is changing format and release days. We are returning to our roots and will be basically covering the Baja Peninsula from the border to the tip and our report will be published every Friday, beginning today. We...
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    1,600 billfish in 119 days since November 21st for Bubba Carter

    Baja Bytes Conditions Beyond Baja Recap Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Gary Graham Mexico Mainland San Carlos It's here, boys and girls.... TOP WATER FISH! No rumors, it's true! We went out today for a short day of spring bottom fishing. Heard someone say they saw some dorado out a little...
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    Loreto yellows dazzle as roosters return

    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa Deal reached on cross-border airport terminal between San Diego, Tijuana. http://voiceofsandiego.org/2014/04/25/390-steps-for-san-diegans-a-giant-leap-for-cross-border-travel/ Baja Norte Coronado Islands The...
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    Billfish and roosterfish yield double digit scores

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Beyond Baja Recap Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Gary Graham Mexico Mainland San Carlos No Report Puerto Vallarta Mazatlan Each week is a little different from the last but still, it was another wide spectrum, mixed-bag catch week from the Marina El Cid, Puerto...
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    Baja Norte sputters to life while Baja Sur is full of surprises

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa Everyone seems to have an opinion about an El Nino this year. Some say, "Lookout, here it comes!" while others say, "No way!" The SST from Terrafin above confirms that the Sea of Cortez remained hot throughout the...
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    7.5 earthquake near Zihuatanejo this morning

    7.5 magnitude earthquake 37 km from Tecpan, Guerrero, Mexico 41 minutes ago UTC time: April 18, 2014 14:27 pm Local time: April 18, 2014 7:27 am No tsunami statement issued Magnitude Type: mwp USGS page: M 7.5 - 37km N of Tecpan de Galeana, Mexico USGS status: Reviewed by a seismologist...
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    Ladies record breaking tuna trumps a mixed bag for most

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Beyond Baja Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Gary Graham Mexico Mainland San Carlos No Report Puerto Vallarta WORLD RECORD WOMEN'S 384-pound Yellowfin on the Maximus out of Puerta Vallerta. Angler- Erin Kaplan...
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    Yellow fever overcomes most of Baja while Striper mania infects It's tip

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa Toll Road repair on schedule for Fall completion according to local officials. http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/ensenada-road-trip-4-11-12.538133/ Baja Norte Coronado Islands The yellowtail have been...
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    Spectacular billfish from Guatemala to Panama dominates reports

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Beyond Baja Tuesday, April 8, 2014 Gary Graham Mexico Mainland San Carlos It was another great week of fishing in San Carlos. The red, hot yellowtail bite exploded! It wasn’t completely out of control like a few days we had trolling, but we have discovered a...
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    Exoctics shrug off winter as sea temps climb.

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap Tuesday, April 8, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa Despite what seems to be a flurry of oarfish sightings this year, the events are still very rare. The most recent encounter was even more unique as the giant, freaky fish from the deep were not only alive, but...
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    18 MARLIN IN 5 DAYS & OVER 100 SAILS

    AS WIDE OPEN AS IT GETS 18 MARLIN IN 5 DAYS & OVER 100 SAILS Wow is the best way to describe our fishing right now. In the last 5 days we have landed 18 blue marlin with the average size being 350lb. We have also seen the biggest Marlin in my 7 years at the lodge with a 600lb+ blue and a 500lb...
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    This years’ One Surf Fly will be at Rincon/Bates on April 12, 2014

    The mission of the One Surf Fly is simple; to create a casual beach event where fellow and passionate salty fly rodders can champion their sport, have fun, make new friends, support local fly shops, and protect our oceans and natural resources through the support of local non-profit...
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    San Carlos checks in with best yellowtail action ever...

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Beyond Baja Recap Tuesday, April 1, 2014 Gary Graham Mexico Mainland San Carlos Last week has been amazing … best YT fishing ever! Puerto Vallarta No Report Mazatlan A very slow week for charters but the striper action continues in full-swing and unabated...
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    Lets hear a cheer, Aprils finally here...

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap Tuesday, April 1, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa Elijah P. Medina - La Paz, Baja California Sur - Captain Puerto de La Paz, Antonio Vela Piza, announced this month that the first installation of 500 free satellite devices for vessels have been placed in ports Loreto...
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    Popp'n and a jigg'n snookers snook

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Beyond Baja Recap Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Gary Graham Mexico Mainland San Carlos Puerto Vallarta Recent trip on the Chiron produced this beauty. 180 lbs. Fun trip guys! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/pv-tuna-beauty-of-a-fish.535392/ Mazatlan...
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    Roosters play tag while yellows, flat rascals and bucket mouths frolic up North

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa As part of an ongoing project of accumulating data on the little-known habits and migration patterns of the roosterfish (nematistius pectoralis), the first Baja California pez gallo was successfully tagged and...
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    Mulege Triggerfish Tournament

    Triggerfish Tournament All this fun in one day ...REMEMBER SATURDAY, APRIL 5TH WHERE?...............Bahia Concepcion, Playa Buenaventura WHEN?.................April 5th, Day break until 1PM, Awards at 2PM WHY?..................Mulege Bombero’s Conception Bay Combined weight of two triggerfish...
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    Roosterfish tagged with Roosterfish Foundation tag at East Cape this week

    Lance Peterson, Baja Guide living at East Cape announced tagging the first Roosterfish with a Roosterfish Foundation tag in a solid 35 pound specimen of Baja grande. The entire beaching and tagging process took just under a minute. The fish swam away strong, albeit a bit tired, and sporting...
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    Exotics' tantalize anglers from Mexico to Panama

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Beyond Baja Recap Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Gary Graham Mexico Mainland San Carlos BIG bite at the Island this week, with fish over 30 pounds. Get ready, it's time for eight hours of JIG 'TIL YOUR ARMS FALL OFF! Puerto Vallarta Big bull aboard Maximus Sportfishing...
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    Springlike bite with just enough north winds to distract

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa Costa Rica 60-pound snook could set new world record Ward Michaels, an experienced snook guide from Orlando, Fla., landed a potential world record Pacific snook in Costa Rica. He has been searching for monster snook...
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    Mixed bag awaits anglers from Mexico to Panama

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Beyond Baja Recap Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Gary Graham Mexico Mainland San Carlos The 8th Annual Yellowtail Tournament was held over the weekend with nine boats participating in the two-day event hosted by Ruby Wine Bar...
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    The further south, the better it gets...

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa Want to travel to exotic locations and ride along with some of the best tournament billfish teams in the business? Then sign up today to become an IGFA Observer! The International Game Fish Association will be...
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    Some nail sails while others tackle roosters

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Beyond Baja Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Gary Graham San Carlos Tide Chart for Guaymas and San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico … March 2014 Puerto Vallarta This is off the Tres Marias: Two helos on top, one of two skiffs working the nets. The schools of YFT, incredible...
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    Striped marlin delight, amberjack shock...

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap Tuesday, March 04, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa For the first time, the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) is asking anglers to weigh in on which 2013 World Record stands out as the ‘best of the best’ for the new Angler’s Choice Award. There are a couple...
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    Voting Begins Today in IGFA Angler’s Choice Award Contest

    International Game Fish Association 300 Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach, Florida 33004 USA · Phone (954) 927-2628 Fax (954) 927-4299 ·Email: [email protected] Website: www.igfa.org Voting Begins Today in IGFA Angler’s Choice Award Contest Four hundred and thirty one catches were approved by the...
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    PV Inshore dazzles while tuna surprise at Zihuatanejo

    Mexico Mainland Baja Bytes Conditions' Beyond Baja Recap Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Gary Graham San Carlos by Bryan Replogle, Team Margarita Sport Fishing Puerto Vallarta A.J.'s lurk on local inshore reef...
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    Yellows in the middle, dorado and striped marlin cover the tip

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa Bait nets okay for locals but not for visitors. http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/bait-nets.531336/#post-3351756 Toll Road - San Quintin road update...
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    First winter grande (roosterfish) on the fly

    Lance Peterson, Hatch Reels pro staffer and Baja Sur's premier beach fly-fishing guide, sent us his first "Grande" catch of 2014 self-recorded with his Go-Pro.
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    Here are the winners of the 2014 Mulegé Yellowtail Fishing Tournament

    First Place: Rochelle Hooper on "Double Checkers" ... 35.1 pounds Second Place: Ron Brant on "Double Checkers" ... 33.4 pounds Third Place: Bill Wenks on "Klamath" ... 32.7 pounds Biggest Other: Jim Wittmaack on "Nacho Daddy" ... 25.6 pound Madrigal (Rosy Jack)
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    Tuna at PV, while sailfish at Zwhat, Guatemala and Costa Rica light up

    Mexico Mainland Baja Bytes Conditions' Beyond Baja Recap Tuesday, February 18, 2014 Gary Graham San Carlos by Bryan Replogle, Team Margarita Sport Fishing Puerto Vallarta At 0900 we get into our zone, life in the area the entire morning had been electric...
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    You ate what?

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap Tuesday, February 18, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa “Sometimes we catch botetes or puffer fish” in the subject line caught my attention. Here is the question: What is your favorite beneath the radar sea food to eat? Louvar? Stingray served as scallops? Snail...
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    Yellowtail explode in San Carlos

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Beyond Baja Tuesday, February 4, 2014 Gary Graham Mexico Mainland Recap San Carlos If you see a big group of boats together a couple of miles off San Antonio, there is a reason why. It is some of the best yellowtail fishing I have ever seen down here. Not...
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    North tolerates winter while South is teased by exotics

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa One of my recent columns, discussing gill nets, Esteros Blossom: http://www.wonews.com/Blog.aspx?id=2562&AuthorID=59052&t=Esteros+Blossom It drew the following response, followed by my answer… Mary Jane Keehn...
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    Sailfish continue as tuna bite gains

    Mexico Mainland Baja Bytes Conditions' Beyond Baja Recap Tuesday, February 4, 2014 Gary Graham San Carlos Winter yellowtail action: a real crowd pleaser. Puerto Vallarta Rough, slow, then go… http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/success-speaks-for-itself.529944/ Tin boater...
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    Summer bite in February

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap Tuesday, February 4, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa Apparently Sentri vehicle stickers are being eliminated: http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/sentri-pass-decal.530066/ Baja Norte Coronado Islands Extremely slow right now and no doubt this passing...
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    Sailfish and Tuna dazzle along Mexico's west coast

    Mexico Mainland San Carlos No Report Puerto Vallarta Greg Stotesbury, AFTCO's Tackle Sales Manager, is all smiles with his 280-pound yellowfin on the Bloodline in Puerto Vallarta, MX. https://www.facebook.com/AftcoFishing “302.5 in case you are interested!”...
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    Surf pounds Baja west coast

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa Vote for IGFA Anglers Digest as the BEST NEW SERIES on the World Fishing Network! Go to www.worldfishingnetwork.com On the Homepage is a voting box for BEST NEW SERIES... Show some love to IGFA ANGLERS DIGEST...
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    Below the Border sailfish action wide open

    Mexico and Beyond Conditions Report Tuesday, January 21, 2014 Gary Graham Mexico Mainland San Carlos People often come by asking how the fishing is. Well, you aren't going to catch anything on land, or at least off the shoreline. The fishing is good for us. There are a few boats missing the...
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    Baja enjoys summer like weather allows summertime fishing

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap Tuesday, January 21, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa The safer way down(from Rosarito) and back up Baja at Ensenada....running the detour...
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    Yellows close, Stripers far

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap Tuesday, January 14, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa Sentri Pass Renewals: update and information. http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/showthread.php/528353-Sentri-Pass-Renewals Baja Norte Coronado Islands Fairly good afternoon bite on the 23- to 36-pound yellowtail...
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    Whales, whales and more whales

    Whales, whales and more whales Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap Tuesday, January 7, 2014 Gary Graham Que Pasa Researchers in Scammons Lagoon in Mexico, recently found twin gray whale calves that were joined together in the chest/belly area of the abdomen. Though they did not survive, this may have...
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    TelMex Is Soooooo Sorry

    TelMex Is Soooooo Sorry If you are wondering what the hell happened to your cell phone and internet coverage yesterday, here’s the skinny. First, you aren’t the only one left high and dry. There was no in internet, and no cell service. Calls could be made land to land only. Friday, at...
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    Cabo San Lucas Internet service restored

    Cabo and all is working again but downtown many restaurants could not take credit cards and ATM were not working....somebody cut a fiber optic cable is the rumor... Slowed things down a bit but fine for now. James A Glover, bajainsider.com
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    Internet back but Cells, Atm's not

    Net now working but cell phones still not...ATM's aren't working or credit cards all afternoon.... Preview of more to come? James Glover bajainsider.com
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    Internet Service down in Cabo San Lucas

    Cabo San Lucas January 3, 2013 1:00 P.M. Tracy Ehrenberg of Pisces Sportfishing just reported that all Internet in Cabo San Lucas has failed as of two hours ago. According to Mexican Officials, it may take up to 72 hours to repair the fiber optic cables and restore the service. Anyone...
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    Final Final for 2013 - Happy New Year! Feliz A

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap Tuesday, December 31, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa Happy New Year! Feliz Año Nuevo! http://www.banderasnews.com/1312/nr-traditionsforthenewyear.htm Published on Dec 26, 2013 How lucky we felt to be a part of the release of hundreds of soft baby turtles in Los...
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    Tijuana-Ensenada scenic road collapses

    ENSENADA — Days after a 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck south of Ensenada, the Tijuana-Ensenada toll road has collapsed toward the sea and threatens on continuing to sink, although no injuries where reported. The scenic road had already seen evidence of fractures and sinking since Dec. 19, the...
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    Zoom in on Sea of Cortez to get a sense of what the dreaded North wind is all about

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    Billfish dominate from Baja's Tip to Panama

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap Tuesday, December 24, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa One way or another, Baja always entertains us. With 2013 about to become history, I wanted to take a minute to thank all of you who have been faithful to post updated information from Baja to Panama making this...
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    Winds interfere as more Tuna Pens draw fire

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap Tuesday, December 17, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa Last week's novelty becomes this week's concern as more pens steam by. http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/showthread.php/525295-Tuna-corrals Be aware of the new road construction from south of Santo Thomas down to...
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    Tuna pens, again?

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa Last summer, as the tuna bite cranked up, it seemed like the "tuna pens" were a central theme to finding the fish. Of course that bite is old news, but some of the same pens have surfaced in current fishing news...
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    European Federation of Sea Anglers (EFSA) championships held in Cabo San Lucas

    European Federation of Sea Anglers (EFSA) championships held in Cabo San Lucas last October. South African Anglers bring home a spectacular silver medal Mike Riley was a member of the South African Deep Sea Angling team who travelled to Cabo San Lucas to battle it out with top international...
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    Billfish and dorado overshadow dismal yellowfin action

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Gary Graham Que Pasa Mexican officials descended on Harbors throughout Baja last week to inspect boaters paperwork and permits. If the owners paperwork is up to date there isn't a problem according to Tracy Ehrenberg, Pisces Sportfishing, Cabo San Lucas. Just...
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    Magdalena Bay slows as Cabo lights up

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, November 26, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa As Magdalena Bay seems to be winding down, the reports from the Cape are awesome. Classic frigate bird schools chasing the bait balls driven to the surface by hungry billfish and dorado in the afternoon makes for...
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    Baja Norte fizzles while Baja Sur sizzles

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, November 19, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa Police Step Up Shake Downs Received this from Gringo Gazette this week: “Beware…” “Police from La Paz to Cabo, especially in Todos Santos, have recently stepped up their efforts to shake down foreigners for money.”...
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    Big tuna...BIGGER MONEY

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, November 13, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa ? Team Reel Quest with Dick Landfield of Fairway Ford; Bob Smith, Cabo San Lucas and Minerva's Tackle; Bill Savage, Las Vegas; and Henry Arres, Temecula, arrived at the scale a few minutes before the 6 p.m. closing...
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    Turtles, tuna tourney and things

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, November 05, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa? In case you missed it: Over the past few years there has been an increased interest in attempting to protect the small defenseless turtles hatched from the countless nests that dot the Baja beaches. Organizations...
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    Monster marlin, thieving sea lion, and disappearing billfish

    Monster marlin, thieving sea lion, and disappearing billfish, while tuna and dorado split the pot … all part of this year's Baja Tournament circuit. Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa...
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    The ladies join forces with sailboat to capture top honors in overall and release

    Congratulations to all more to follow.
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    774 pound blue crushes the competition

    Best for Last Dramatic finishes are a Bisbee’s tradition and the 33rd edition of the Black & Blue continued that trend quite nicely. Today’s last fish on the last day was also the biggest. Linda Williams, fishing aboard her 60 Hatteras II Success, whipped a monster blue marlin after a battle...
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    2nd Day delivers 4 to the scales in Bisbee Black and Blue

    Fetched The Bisbee’s Black & Blue is renowned for its twists and turns so Thursday’s late-afternoon antics should have been predictable. But this is the richest fishing contest in the world and anything can happen. And it did. Martha McNabb, fishing aboard her 61 Viking Retriever, took a...
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    Big money-few qualifiers at Cabo Tournaments

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, October 22, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa? Today registration begins for the ‘big one’, the Bisbee Black and Blue Tournament. The past two tournaments have been slow, producing only a couple of qualifiers in the billfish division. With more distance from the...
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    An Even Split

    Teams Ultra Seal and North Star were the big winners of the 2013 Bisbee’s Los Cabos Offshore Tournament, equally dividing the pot. Ultra Seal, led by Don Burts and his son Donnie, captured the largest dorado of the event. The 33-pound bull earned the Lafayette, Louisiana team a check totaling...
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    Los Cabos Billfish Tournament 2013

    The 2013 Los Cabos Billfish Tournament awards Team Extraction, a 53-foot Post, over $300,000 in cash and prizes. Possible winning tuna on Ole Ole is snatched from the hands of dock helper by large sea lion nicknamed “Poncho.” CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO — The 15th annual Los Cabos Billfish...
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    Los Cabos Billfish Tournament 2013

    Los Cabos Billfish Tournament 2013 — Day Two Results CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO — The second day of fishing in the 15th annual Los Cabos Billfish Tournament did not produce any qualifying marlin at the scales, so the Daily Jackpots rolled into the third and final day of fishing — providing a...
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    Los Cabos Offshore 2nd day mid-afternoon update

    Los Cabos Offshore 2nd day mid-afternoon update Nice fish, in second place so far. Day two only one underweight fish has come in so far. This is the 516 caught aboard Expedition by Glenn Richardson from Louisiana yesterday in the 15th annual Los Cabos Billfish Tournament…Tracy Ehrenberg...
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    Big Fish Caught First Day of Tournament today

    Big Fish Caught First Day of Tournament: The Los Cabos Billfish kicked off with day one of three of fishing. Forty teams signed up and despite cooler weather, a BIG BLUE was brought in today by Team Extraction - THE 625 LB FISH - was landed by Tom Lansing from Phoenix, Arizona aboard his 53...
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    15th Anniversary Los Cabos Billfish Tournament Fishing Begins

    15th Anniversary Los Cabos Billfish Tournament Fishing Begins CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO — After a near miss of tropical storm Octave, the 15th annual Los Cabos Billfish Tournament kicked off Tuesday evening with a festive final registration party and captains’ meeting on the beachside terrace of...
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    TD Qctave changes the game

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa? Congratulations to Julio Meza, Fernando Berdegue and Arturo de la Rosa and Baja Norte California's Governor-elect, Francisco "Kiko" Vega for winning the Van Wormer Resorts’ Tuna Shootout. It was a winner-take-all...
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    Fishing report for October 13th

    Hi again, reporting the fishing activity that still wonderful in Loreto. For few weeks the yellowtail weren't around. Our guests John Black caught four this week. Randy Stuckey found plenty of them from about 15 to 20 pounds. The fishing activity still in the areas of Bajo firme, Puerto...
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    Tuna Shootout 2013 Results

    Official Results of today's Tuna Shootout event 1st Place Dorado Weight: 18.7 lbs. Team # 31 Angler’s Name: Benny Montanez Boat Name: Rude Girls 3rd Place Tuna Weight: 50.0 lbs. Team #: 14 Angler’s Name: Colin Navaril Boat Name: Pigy 2nd Place Tuna Weight: 74.2 lbs. Team #...
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    Van Wormer

    ​ Forty-two boats signed up for the one-day event. Ken Matney, a 27-year resident of Cabo San Lucas, with a selection of his ever-popular Hi-5 Lures. His lures continue to gain popularity with tournament anglers in the many contests held throughout the year in Baja. A Conapesca...
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    Lots of variety and plenty of action

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Thursday, October 11, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa? It’s October in Baja and that can only mean one thing: IT'S TOURNAMENT TIME! Beginning Saturday with the Van Wormer’s Tuna Shootout, one tournament follows another all the way into November. I had a...
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    Baja Bytes scouting down the Baja's west coast

    Early Baja Bytes Conditions' update - Saturday, October 05, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa? This week Baja Bytes is taking a close look at the conditions all the way down the west coast of Baja to Los Cabos, so if you are looking for the usual Baja Bytes condition report you will probably have to...
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    Tuna pens lead the way as bite intensifies down Baja Coast

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, October 1, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa? Last week a group hosted by Michael Schweit, President of Federation of Fly Fishers, Southwest Council fished aboard the Fortune with Captain Bruce A. Smith along with some anglers fishing both fly and conventional...
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    From the border to Baja's tip, the bite generates smiles all around

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, September 24, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa? While it seems the last handful of reports have revolved around storms threatening or fleeing, so far, as September winds down and October slides in, the weather gods have been very kind leaving good fishing in...
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    Sardina return to East Cape along with other bait news

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa? Chihuil, Trachurus symmetricus: The Chihuil (chee-weel) is the only member of the Trachurus Genus found in Mexican waters. This is a popular bait used at Gordo Banks that few can even spell, let alone catch...
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    Storms continue to blow by quickly and good fishing resumes

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa? Remarkably, offshore and inshore fishing have held up in spite of the parade of storms that have brushed Baja's tip over the past few weeks with only a few days lost to rain, wind and port closures. Baja Norte...
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    Striking Teachers Close International airport, briefly

    Storms come and go, fish stay Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, September 03, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa? Striking Teachers Close International airport Briefly stranding tourists About 200 local teacher blocked access to the San Jose International airport last Wednesday morning...
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    What a difference a week makes!

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, August 27, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa? Okay, while we wait for Ivo to go away, here is a project to occupy the time: I did a nice pargo about 30 inches long. I found him lost and lonely -- dried out on a beach up the coast at Loreto. After a few more...
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    Tropical storm Ivo unsettles Cabo

    Tropical storm Ivo is about 330 miles SSW of Cabo San Lucas, but it's effects are being felt! Port was closed today, but this shrimp boat seems to have been caught out at sea and is making a bee line for the harbor amongst fierce waves, wind and pummeling rain. Tracy Ehrenbrg, Pisces Fleet
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    It's some summertime as fish continue to cooperate

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, August 20, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa? Credit cards at Pemex stations? Go figure. Frankly, I never bothered to ask before. The following thread seems to confirm that many stations do offer that service. I would be interested in any comments regarding your...
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    First Pacific bluefin on the fly landed off northern Baja

    COLIN WATERS MUGS IT UP for his IGFA official photo; his "KG Special" fly is displayed in upper right hand of photo.
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    Humboldt's add to the sizzle

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, August 13, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa? One guy I listened to said he had 80 blue sharks, marlin and dorado! I got back mid-week from a delivery trip to San Diego. We saw nice water all the way to just this side Mag Bay. I didn’t see anyone fishing the...
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    Humboldt's add to the sizzle

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, August 13, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa? One guy I listened to said he had 80 blue sharks, marlin and dorado! I got back mid-week from a delivery trip to San Diego. We saw nice water all the way to just this side Mag Bay. I didn’t see anyone fishing the...
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    "Best fishing in years!"

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, August 6, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa? 2013 is delivering some of the best fishing we had from the border to the tip of Baja and all Baja veterans are saying the same thing. "Best fishing in years!" So take a deep breath and step right up, put your...
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    Blues late...Fishing's great

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa? This is a sample of a license that I purchased several weeks ago from Cindy at East Cape Tackle in Los Barriles: East Cape Tackle Company Acquiring a Mexican fishing license continues to be difficult; just when...
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    Important News!! Mexico Fishing License are not available in Mexico.

    This info is compliments of Cass of Cass Tours Option 1: Purchase online The website is http://www2.ebajacalifornia.gob.mx/Pesca/ Follow the following steps. 1. The page will be in Spanish. Click on the American Flag for English 2. Register 3. Once you are registered, put in your email...
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    Bisbee Wrap up Waves of Green

    A lush, amber hay field is non-existent in the arid landscape surrounding Baja’s Buena Vista region. But for one team this week, waves turned into green. The self-proclaimed Team Hayseeds, a trio of buddies from Oregon, captured the only qualifying marlin for the 2013 East Cape Offshore...
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    Hail Mary

    Hail Mary In football, a Hail Mary pass is a bomb tossed in a desperate attempt to come from behind and win the game in the final minutes. In tournament fishing, the same analogy applies to landing the winning fish just before lines out is called for the last time. The Hayseeds, a team of...
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    High Stakes

    High Stakes It’s all coming down to a final shootout. For the second day in a row no qualifying marlin were boated at the 13th annual Bisbee’s East Cape Offshore Tournament, even though several big ones were hooked and lost. So with the daily jackpots rolling over one last time, a single blue...
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    Green Then Gold

    Green Then Gold It certainly wasn’t slow for the East Cape’s inaugural day of fishing. A total of 57 billfish were released by the 70-boat fleet, including 37 striped marlin, 11 sailfish and nine blues. But weight-wise, no blues or black marlin exceeding the 300-pound minimum were brought to...
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    Sail Away

    Among the 70 boats entered in this year’s East Cape Offshore Tournament, there’s the typical mixture of models and manufacturers represented. Viking and Hatteras production boats, custom convertibles, cruisers, yachtfish and even a few outboard-powered craft all blasted off early...
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    Bisbee's ECO Teams and Unofficial Distribution list plus first fish weighed

    http://bec13.catchstat.com/fishVideo.aspx?vid=5HgA67fqbw0&fid=17526 The first fish to the scale was a 32.8 pound dorado caught Team 65 Viva Boyz Unofficial Tournament Teams and Category Listing Unofficial Award Distribution Report
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    Baja Reunion

    The clan is all here. Under bright sunny skies familiar anglers and crews from across the United States and Mexico gathered today at the Hotel Buena Vista Resort as the 13th annual Bisbee’s East Cape Offshore Tournament got underway. At stake for the record 70-boat field? More than $638,000 in...
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    Dorado Shootout, Golden while Bisbee ECO looks for something Blue

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, July 23, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa? The first major tournament of the season, the Dorado Shootout at East Cape, has come and gone. It attracted 128 boats with 390 anglers nearly setting a new record for the event. Nice weather with enough fish to keep...
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    Sunday, July 21, 2013, East Cape 9th Dorado Shootout wrap-up

    The scales opened on the beach in front of the Hotel Palmas de Cortez at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, with Chucky Van Wormer, Eddie Damalu and Kit McNear, along with tournament staff members, manning the scales. All stood ready to supervise the unloading of the catches. The Corona and Quaker State...
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    Saturday, July 20, 2013, 7:00 am Morning update

    9th Annual Dorado Shoot Out minutes before the start. "The final tally climbed to 128 registered team entries, only 3 short of the record number," Kit McNear, Tournament Director, sighed wearily in Palmas de Cortez dining room as he headed for the door for the official shotgun start. "The scales...
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    Dorado Shootout Update Friday, July 19, 2013, 7:00 pm

    9th Annual Dorado Shoot Out One Team will walk away with a BRAND NEW 4x4 Toyota Tacoma Pickup Truck. Terrific prizes will go to the top three teams catching the largest Dorado. Great drawing prizes of tackle, lures and return trips to the three Van Wormer Hotels! Awards dinner will be held...
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    Received from Cabo last night

    LANDMARK FOR PISCES, TWO SWORDFISH CAUGHT SAME DAY. Yesterday boats did an abrupt about face and headed up to the Pacific after months of fishing the Sea of Cortez. The area around San Jaime produced not only striped marlin, dorado and roosterfish but also TWO swordfish. Our first one of the...
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    Ripper for some, others not so much

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, July 16, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa? Buyer BEWARE!!! VOLARIS out of TJ to Los Cabos…NOT so good a deal any longer...
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    Storms threaten leaving sizzling action around Baja's tip

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, July 9, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa? http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=--thJlE230k 2450 miles round trip this year…ZERO problems. For all of you armchair road warriors dreaming of a Baja roadtrip, this video is one of the best I've...
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    Vagabundos BOLA Yellowtail Tournament results

    Padre Lucas V Fishing Tournament Results 2013 Bahia de Los Angeles, B.C. As we rambled into Bahia de Los Angles it was like the old days. All the pangas were on the water and few rooms were available. The Yellowtail and big fish were in! Quickly the better fishermen moved to heavy line (145...
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    Storm flies by, stripers biting

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, July 2, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa? My quickie roadtrip ended on a high note with the Stars and Stripes Charity Tournament in Cabo San Lucas. I attend many tournaments each year and is one of the most remarkable events I have ever attended in Baja! A...
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    Bahia Concepcion Checks in as summer heats up.

    The fish are abundant in large numbers off of Mulege. So much sargasso grass that it causes problems trolling along the breaks fouling . The dorado are on the small side around 8-12 lbs. Nathan fished yesterday catching and releasing 26 dorado. A few were kept that were hooked badly. The fish...
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    Summer games begin

    While yellowtail 16 to 38 pounds continue their late show. The summer star, dorado 10 to 26 pounds are quickly taking center stage. Just in time for the anglers who have traveled great distances to fish for them. More and more are gathering beneath the clumps of sargasso found floating...
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    Tournaments gear up as "Tropical Storm Cosme" threatens.

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, June 25, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa? Once again I’m on the road…Mex 1 to Cabo. Quick notes from this trip that began Saturday morning. I crossed the border at 6:20 a.m. The Inmigración office was open and FMM's were available. What struck me...
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    Billfish sizzle, dorado perk up while tuna remain missing!

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa? Insights into Mexican ATM as well as advice and discussion: http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/baja-mexico-fishing-reports-discussion/499155-cambio-house-vs-mex-banks.html Baja Norte Coronado Islands Some of the...
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    From the weird to the wonderful

    From the weird to the wonderful Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa? The following link is to the newly re-surfaced video of a live, healthy oarfish. Best close-ups are in the latter half of the video. Video of Deep Water Oarfish Baja Norte Coronado...
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    Final update before tournament

    Hola amigos! JUNE 21,22,23, 2013 WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES! IN THE LAST 48 HOURS THE WATER HAS WARMED UP EVEN MORE AND WITH THAT WARM WATER HAVE COME THE DORADO! SWARMS OF DORADO, MOST OF THEM UNDER 20 POUNDS. BUT WE’RE EXPECTING THE BIG BOYS TO SHOW UP IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS. YOU...
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    Surf fishing equipment is now available in Los Cabos

    If you are a member of Trip Advisor Reviews of Hotels, Flights and Vacation Rentals - TripAdvisorand going to Los Cabos the following was recently posted and may be of interest. Surf fishing equipment is now available for the week! Jun 03, 2013, 9:35 PM Most of the regulars are aware that...
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    Season of the fish

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, June, 4, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa? Last week this photo of a billfish on ice in a Boston market was posted on the Facebook page of Tracey Ehrenberg, Pisces Sportfishing in Cabo San Lucas. It was rapidly shared on a variety of other pages creating...
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    East Cape erupts as summer closes in.

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, May 28, 2013Gary GrahamQue Pasa?In case you missed the memo: "No Bugs in Baja"http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/baja-mexico-fishing-reports-discussion/496268-hoop-nets-baja.htmlWent to East Cape week before last on Alaska from Seattle. Reels...
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    Yellow fever in the north while swordy's swirl at East Cape

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, May 22, 2013Gary GrahamQue Pasa? The new San Ysidro crossing seems to be working pretty well. Just remember that Mexican officials scrutinize paperwork carefully. The following link is an excellent reminder of what paperwork is expected when asked...
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    Kids fish free in Mexico

    Gary, you might want to know that I did a FOIA with the Mexican Federal government and asked them a burning question- "do children need to purchase Mexican sportfishing permits if they are minors, if they are actively fishing and/or accompany adults on a vessel where adults are practicing sport...
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    More go than slow

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa? SPOT, a Satellite Personal Tracker, has saved my bacon more than once as told in the story linked below. Baja Bytes | Baja Breakdowns, Band-Aids and Buddies The same company now offers Satellite telephone service at...
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    BIG HONKING YELLOWTAIL...ON THE FLY!!! in Loreto

    My husband Captain Cuervo! 43 freaking pounds!!! (22 kilos) I can't wait to get the story from my buddy Lee Baermann who's Echo rod he was using can't wait to get out on the boat and film you guys mañana! have a look- La Pamela Reina de Pesca Baja Big Fish Company June 8, 2012
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    Royal slams and East Cape sizzles

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, May 07, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa? A Royal Slam in 26 days is pretty remarkable and should set the bar high enough to discourage most from trying to top it. However, before you conclude that I've lost it, my point is that six of the nine could be...
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    Tijuana kids hit the beach, East Cape stripers snap, black bass bite in Panama

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa? LLEVAME A PESCAR 2013 (TAKE ME FISHING 2013) Tijuana: Back in 2010 I met Juan Flores who had a Tijuana story to share with me. Stop right there! This is not another doom and gloom story about the perils...
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    Optimism prevails as wind recedes

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa? In 2013, the potential damage limits for a negligent accident causing a fatality have increased substantially in Mexico. Prior to 2013, liability limits and claims exceeding $ 100,000 were quite rare...
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    Update from Loreto today

    In a nutshell- Weather has been beautiful and the fish don't wanna eat. Last week we were out every day. We had blowing nortes on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, then nice calm seas on Thursday through today. Fishing was better when the winds were blowing. So the forecast for this...
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    Recycling your way on the Sea of Cortez

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa? Now when you are cruising and a boat made completely of discarded plastic bottles floats by, you won't think that you over did the margaritas the night before. San Felipe, 14 April 2013 – The Baja Good...
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    Spring unfolds as fishing springs to life

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, April 09, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa? One thing that bothered…still bothers me:Do the captains y'all fish with act like chartering is just a job? began an old post that I had somehow missed last summer. That question resonated and reminded me...
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    Festival Saturday and Sunday, April 27th and 28th at the Orange County Fairgrounds

    Top professionals headline this year’s speakers at the PCS Sportfishing Festival It’s that time of year when saltwater anglers start paying closer attention to the tides and water temperatures and mark their calendars for the 4th annual Sportfishing Festival, produced by Pacific Coast...
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    Marlin snap spices up Spring Break

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, March 26, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa? Cell phones along with Internet questions and solutions regarding their use are as common as cactus in Baja. I have Verizon service in U.S. and have learned the hard way (with HUGE bills) that if there is a...
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    WSB overwhelms unusual salmon catch in Baja Norte

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, March 26, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa? Baja Sur tournament series dates and places announced by Enrique Fernandez, tournament coordinator. The events will be held in the following locations: Mulege, La Paz, Loreto, Comondu, Lopez Mateos, San...
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    RLA becomes Reel Life International

    RLA becomes Reel Life International After 4 years of helping to facilitate sustainable care for orphans and impoverished families, Reel Life Adventures is expanding to become Reel Life International. "While 'Adventures' tends to emphasize only our short-term trips, we believe 'International'...
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    Released Stripey recovered in Mexico

    TBF is excited to report another recapture this week of a striped marlin. The fish was tagged and released by Bess Wilson with Captain Jose Romero Carballo of Picante Sportfishing. Originally tagged off of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on April 8, 2012, the fish was at large for almost a year when it...
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    Saint Patrick's Green overshadowed by Yellows.

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, March 19, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa? “Bryan's 6th toe. Slipped off our boots and found this #blister hangin' out between his ‘dedos de pie’. We've logged about 200 miles in our 50+ pound packs.” Justin DeShields and Bryan...
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    Double Haul Ball coming soon

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    Stripers show, wind blows, Spring approaching

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa? The IGFA 2013 World Record Game Fish Annual has just been released. Yocom's 427-pound World Record yellowfin appears in it. Also, once again Shimano leads the way with 178 IGFA Records caught in 2012 by...
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    Todos Santos On Fire

    As I walked up Calle Militar to the end, I was awash in choking smoke and flying, burning debris flying off the top of La Garra Bar and Grill and the unoccupied structure next to it. I could see the rolling black and white smoke in the near distance being whipped and flamed by the wind. There...
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    Yellowfin Tuna World Record Presentation at Long Beach Fred Hall Show

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa? After standing for 33 years, the All-Tackle World Record for yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) was first shattered by Mike Livingston on November 30, 2010 with a 405-pound (183.7 kg.) catch, and then again...
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    You probably know my friend Jon Schwartz if you fish. Some of his remarkable in-the-water fish images have appeared on the covers of many of the major sportfishing magazines, usually accompanied by one of his articles. In my opinion he is one of the finest, most talented photographers out there...
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    Yellow from top to bottom

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, February 26, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa? This is a good time of year to check the wind conditions before planning a quickie trip to Baja. The following link provides several excellent resources...
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    More Humboldt Squid than anglers at East Cape

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, February 19, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa? Border Crossing Information: "In November the much heralded, new El Chaparral Border Crossing opened. After several months as folks become used to the new facility, it seems to be working reasonably well." This...
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    Second swordy in two weeks, while stripers settle at Golden Gate

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Que Pasa? I received a number of emails asking about ways to give back in Baja and mainland Mexico. The following are a couple that would welcome either help or a visit. The first organization below promises to use the proceeds...
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    High points, low points and no points

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, February 05, 2013 Gary Graham Que Pasa? When I write a column about an event, I try and remain neutral when presenting the facts and let the readers draw their own conclusions. I did so when I published “TAG TEAM LED BY SENIORS DEFEAT MONSTER IN...
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    Yellowtail action scattered from Border to tip

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, January 29, 2013 Gary Graham Baja Norte Ensenada After taking out a charter of expert iron slingers and catching 10 big homeguard yellowtail on Saturday I had contracted "yellow fever" and needed to do it again…Louie...
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    A strong close for 2012 brightens hopes for early 2013

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, January 1, 2013 Gary Graham Baja Norte Coronado Islands No reports from here....yet. I expect this place to start getting hit a bunch with the rockfish closure starting tomorrow. The Mexican 9 Mile Bank, the Hard Bottom outside of Pukey Point, The...
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    In case you missed it, here is a cool boating Internet tool

    New tool on the internet, access to vessels traveling throughout the world using the AIS systems -Live Ships Map - AIS - Vessel Traffic and Positions which allow one to view and identify a vessel off their radar. For navigation to help better ID approaching vessels by name and know it's...
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    More fish than snowflakes throughout Baja

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, December 25, 2012 Baja Norte Ensenada A pre-Christmas surprise http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/baja-mexico-fishing-reports-discussion/471008-punta-banda-baja-c-mexico.html San Quintin An unusually calm morning with a welcome...
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    Odd behavior and connecting the dots

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, December 17, 2012 Gary Graham Baja Norte Ensenada No fishing this weekend, and actually no heading out to sea at all. We have bad weather, minor swell but lots of wind and wind waves. Temperature keeps dropping and we've had rain since Thursday ...
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    Loreto marlin jumps on to Baja Beach

    Pam Bolles from the Baja Big Fish Company in Loreto reported last week an unusual story. “People here are still talking about it,” said Bolles. “It was an incredible sight.” According to her, a couple of Loreto fishermen had waded out off Ensenada Blanca Beach in Baja California Sur in...
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    Biggest tuna ever, Bureaucrats and bad trip or was it?

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Gary Graham Baja Norte Tijuana http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/baja-mexico-fishing-reports-discussion/468523-border-crossing-issues-southbound-san-ysidro.html Ensenada Ensenada fishing is now officially in...
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    Questions, Opinions Rescues and Catches fill the week

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, December 04, 2012 Gary Graham Baja Norte Ensenada John Sim from Los Angeles, Calif. with one of the nicer lings along with a reds all caught on a dropper loops...
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    Julio Meza, San Quintin BOLA report

    Julio Meza, San Quintin, successful rancher and businessmen, hosted a quick trip to BOLA for some of his Ranch's most valuable workers and them families, a group of 46 person that every year after transplanting 400 acres of strawberries is ready for some R&R. Accompanied by his nephew...
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    Endless summer sampler...

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, November 27, 2012 Gary Graham Baja Norte Coronado Islands Nothing new to report from the Islands. Only reports we have gotten in recent days have been from a couple of guys out rock fishing the Slope SW of the Rockpile. Lots of salmon groupers...
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    Stripers still wowing below Turtle

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, November 20, 2012 Gary Graham Baja Norte Coronado Islands Reports are few and far between. There could still be yellowtail out here. If you go, try slow trolling sardines and/or mini-mackerel. X-raps would be a good choice as well. Try looking...
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    Seasons change as fishing improves for some

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Gary Graham Baja Norte OFFSHORE A few fish are still outside of San Martin around the 150 mile zone and there continues to be a nice clean, warm water bubble with a nice break just to the north. The Ocean Odyssey departed last night...
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    W.O.N JACKPOT TUNA TOURNAMENT final

    Winning team gets their check This year’s tuna tournament was without a doubt the best ever, everything about it, the organization, the people, the parties, the fishing were fantastic. There is a real sense of community around this event. People came from as far afield as Alaska and Wyoming...
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    WON Final Thursday Wrap-up

    2012 Cabo Tuna Jackpot, Day One Here's the fish to beat tomorrow, the 266 caught on the Renegade Mike. The where, why and how of it all really doesn't matter right now, as nobody is giving up any dope besides "Gordo." Weighmaster Mike Packard, far left, sneaks a peak at the 266 that...
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    WON Tuna Tournament Thursday results

    THURSDAY NIGHT: DAY ONE WRAP UP "Alright folks, day on is officially over!" Words that came from Tournament/Editorial Director Pat McDonell 35 minutes before typing this, after 5 tuna over 200 pounds had hit the scale and three teams got their slices of the pie. Big fish honors and taking...
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    More El Chaparral Border Crossing info

    Here are a couple of first hand reports. The first is from Mike Godsey [email protected] The new El Chaparral border crossing into Tijuana opened Thursday Nov. 1 2012 and is much easier to navigate and to take care of your FMM visa and bank fee than the old crossing. and 200 customs...
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    Huge Wahoo caught on Palmas de Cortez boat

    This giant 114lb. wahoo was landed today by the Borracho y Amigos (Captain Oscar Verdugo) out of Hotel Palmas De Cortez. It the boat and Captain sound familiar it’s because it is the same boat that won the 2012 Dorado Shoot Out. It truly is the year of the Borracho! The wahoo was caught...
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    Strange fish...Big fish...Fun fish

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, November 6, 2012 Gary Graham Baja Norte 213 / 1010 / 1067 Knuckle / Double 220 Less and less action is coming from here as the days wear along. There was a nice 15lb. class dorado caught in the early morning just above the 213. It was a single...
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    El Chaparral Border Crossing -- USA into Mexico via San Diego/Tijuana

    a. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKgKsfl1sn0&feature=plcp b. Here’s a border crossing article of interest. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505245_162-57543633/busy-us-mexico-border-crossing-gets-makeover/ c. OCT.28.Info about new El Chaparral crossing.....we crossed at 6 am Sunday...
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    Rare Fish Surfaces in Cabo - Luvar

    We have not seen one of these strange fish in twenty two years and back in those days we were baffled having no idea what it was, but described it as "having a dorado shape head, tuna type body, wahoo tail and snapper color". Now we know that this fish is a louvar or Luvaras Imperialis. Not much...
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    Tournaments tough for most...

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Gary Graham Baja Norte 1010 The area is slowing down now as the mess of yellowfin appears to be moving out. Some schools of yellowfin are still around however so it’s not a complete waste of time. Kelps are still loaded with small...
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    Hail Mary fails, Frantic Pace wins it all!

    One hundred and six teams eagerly awaited the red flare to streak across the Baja sky early on the last morning of the 32nd Annual Bisbee’s Black & Blue Marlin Tournament, each believing they had a shot at the remaining three quarters of a million dollars in prize money. Once the signal flared...
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    Los Cabos Billfish Tournament Final Press Release.

    The 37 teams raced off from the shot gun start and found great weather during the final day of fishing of the Los Cabos Billfish Tournament. A few big fish were encountered but no teams were able to catch that one fish they were looking to bring to the scales. This meant team Bill Collector’s...
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    Suspense at Black and Blue First Day

    Master film-maker Alfred Hitchcock never made a movie about big-game fishing. But if he had, the first day of the 32nd annual Bisbee’s Black & Blue would have made a perfect script. That’s because no qualifying marlin were weighed on Wednesday, so the unclaimed overall daily prize of...
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    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, October 23, 2012

    Gary Graham Baja Norte 213/1010 area Ed reported in from fishing aboard his boat Into The Mystic. One last trip for the season, maybe, and got into the bite once again. Started off at the upper end of the 213 and worked our way SW towards the lower 1010. Best area was definitely the...
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    Billfish blues and tuna surprise

    Eighty teams of 466 anglers – a record entry for the two day Los Cabos Offshore Charity Tournament – competed for nearly a half-million dollars. And after all the whoops, hollers, moans and groans were over, cash prizes were awarded to the top three teams based on the single heaviest qualifying...
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    483-Pound Black Marlin Weighed In At The Los Cabos Billfish Tournament

    CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO — The first day of fishing of the Los Cabos Billfish Tournament ended with a 483-pound black marlin weighed at the IGY Cabo San Lucas Marina weigh gantry. Team Bill Collector landed the fish, won $50,000 in Daily Marlin Jackpots, and leads the First Place Team and...
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    Here comes Paul...

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Gary Graham Baja Norte Mexican Waters Small Craft Advisory in Effect through Late Tuesday Night!! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/baja-mexico-fishing-reports-discussion/460254-hurrican-paul-update.html Cabo San Lucas...
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    Los Cabos Billfish Tournament Ready for Kickoff

    CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO — The 14th annual Los Cabos Billfish Tournament is set to take place on October 16 to 20, 2012. Teams wanting to fish can still sign up during the final registration and kickoff party starting Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. in the Main Ballroom of the Playa Grande Resort & Grand...
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    Color October Blue, Black and Yellow

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, October 9, 2012 Gary Graham Baja Norte Mexican Waters Found a small kelp two miles north of the 371 high spot for nicer-model Dorado! Got two appx. 25lb'rs, a 20lb, and a 15lb. Then they went lock jaw and we moved on. Worked a few more...
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    The cow bells are ringing on the Gordo Banks

    "The cow bells are ringing on the Gordo Banks." according to Eric Brictson, Gordo Banks Pangas. There were more larger yellowfin tuna caught this week, the Gordo Banks produced quite a few yellowfin tuna over 100 pounds and maybe ten tuna over 200 pounds were landed by the combined...
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    The cow bells are ringing on the Gordo Banks.

    "The cow bells are ringing on the Gordo Banks." according to Eric Brictson, Gordo Banks Pangas. There were more larger yellowfin tuna caught this week, the Gordo Banks produced quite a few yellowfin tuna over 100 pounds and maybe ten tuna over 200 pounds were landed by the combined...
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    Rains, flooding and then sunny skies with big fish

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Gary Graham Baja Norte Mexican Waters Heavy fog is hindering the boats in locating kelps, jumpers, puddlers, etc. Not even close to the volume of boats out on the water like there was over the weekend. Border to 226 / 302...
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    Big Fish Continue 722 lb Blue Marlin Caught Today

    These guys look happy and why not, they never expected to catch a 722 lb blue marlin. In fact the last time angler Dave Smith, from Atlanta caught anything close was a 55l lb'er twenty five years ago at Walkers Cay, Bahamas. The fish was caught aboard the 46 ft Bertram Attitude Adjustment...
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    Mex One update

    I just received this report from Gloria Jones at Vagabundos del Mar, RV, Boat and Travel Club. That they From one of their membershttp://www.vagabundos.com/ Just thought, I would let you know that we have just arrived in Puerto Escondido, Baja California Sur, as of Thurs. Sept. 26. We...
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    Panga mishap

    Yesterday, Eh, you should have sprung for that bilge pump.......photo taken in front of Pisces office this afternoon Friday, Panga Rescued: We are pleased to report that the panga that was almost totally sunk yesterday is well on the way to recovery, shown here a few minutes ago is the rescue...
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    La Paz all wet

    Taken within the hour by Jonathan Roldan This morning...what a crazy morning. I'm soaked. Up since 4:30 a.m. 18 pangas out and gone...then everyone had to come in when the rains started up again and the port captain called everyone back. Everyone disappointed, but the guys all stayed...
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    Miriam drying up

    Although we only got 32 drops of rain from Hurricane Miriam, she did make for some nice sunsets...here is last night's...Shari Bondy, Bahía Asunción, Baja California Sur, Mexico
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    TURNEFFE ATOLL MARINE RESERVE DECLARED IN BELIZE

    TURNEFFE ATOLL, Belize – The Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve was enacted on Tuesday (9/25/12) by the Hon. Lisel Alamilla, Belize’s Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and Sustainable Development. The act will manage and protect the largest and most biologically diverse atoll in the Caribbean...
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    Friday Morning East Cape Weather from BPE

    WEATHER: 6:15am BT -Looks like this may be an interesting day! - No rain at this moment in Los Barriles - It's very dark and there's lightening far to the east. The frogs are croaking on Looney Loop! www.eebmike.com and http://www.wunderground.com/tropical...
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    Miriam drenches Cabo

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    Here comes messy Miriam.

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Gary Graham Baja Norte Mad Lamb crew report: Art said, “213”… Brad said, “Nah, D220.” :) Began trolling at gray light, a couple of miles East of 220, five minutes into it - double jig strike, plus a couple of bait fish…10 to 15#...
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    Guy Yocom's 427 pound yellowfin tuna weight confirmed

    Giesela Muccillo at International Weighing Systems in San Diego announced scale used to weigh in Guy Yocom's 427 pound yellowfin tuna checked out with zero error the certified weight is official!!!!
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    Fall could be a Ball

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Gary Graham Baja Norte Capt Dave Hansen reports easy limits of Albacore, Yellowfin, Bluefin, Yellowtail, and Dorado on kelps and on the troll Coronado Islands Plenty of yellowtail around here and very little boat...
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    Late summer action promising for Fall season

    <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:'Georgia','serif'; "> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:'Georgia','serif'; ">Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, September 11...
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    VOLUNTEER FFF FLY FISHING FAIRE HIGHLIGHTS MAMMOTH WEEKEND

    Sept. 13-16 VOLUNTEER FFF FLY FISHING FAIRE HIGHLIGHTS MAMMOTH WEEKEND MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. – Longtime fly-fishers and newcomer wannabes will mingle at the Southwest Council Federation of Fly Fishers end-of-summer Faire, Sept. 13-16. The four day homage to the ancient sport will be...
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    Still plenty of rain as the summer storm parade continues

    <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:'Georgia','serif'; "></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:'Georgia','serif'; ">Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, September 4...
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    Kona Captain Mrs. lands a monster

    <body> <p><img src="http://www.bajafly.com/deneen/DSC_6275.jpg" alt="" name="" width="400" height="422" align="left" /></p> </body> While attending the 53-year-old Hawaiian Invitational Billfish Tournament in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, which included 40 competing international teams from 11...
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    Kona Captain Mrs. lands a monster

    <body> <p><img src="http://www.bajafly.com/deneen/DSC_6275.jpg" alt="" name="" width="400" height="422" align="left" /></p> </body> While attending the 53-year-old Hawaiian Invitational Billfish Tournament in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, which included 40 competing international teams from 11...
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    Kona Captain Mrs. lands a monster

    <body> <p><img src="http://www.bajafly.com/deneen/DSC_6275.jpg" alt="" name="" width="400" height="422" align="left" /></p> </body> While attending the 53-year-old Hawaiian Invitational Billfish Tournament in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, which included 40 competing international teams from 11...
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    Season just getting underway

    B]Beyond[/B] Guatemala We just got back from fishing the Flor de Cana Tournament, and the ledge is looking good! The sails are showing up in packs...triples and quads…and a solid blue marlin bite is on! In six days of fishing we've raised 10 blues and 127 sails. Yep...fishing is...
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    Season has only just begun

    Beyond Guatemala We just got back from fishing the Flor de Cana Tournament, and the ledge is looking good! The sails are showing up in packs...triples and quads…and a solid blue marlin bite is on! In six days of fishing we've raised 10 blues and 127 sails. Yep...fishing is excellent and...
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    Bank and rock...rocks

    Mexico Mainland San Carlos A little hot! The water is finally a little warm – 87-91. The bite seems to just be from 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. With the full moon approaching they were dropping the baits yesterday. We were able to get two sails to the boat to release and had another one jumping. A...
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    Banks and rock...rocks

    Mexico Mainland San Carlos A little hot! The water is finally a little warm – 87-91. The bite seems to just be from 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. With the full moon approaching they were dropping the baits yesterday. We were able to get two sails to the boat to release and had another one jumping. A...
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    Border crossing blues

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, August 21, 2012 Gary Graham Baja Norte Offshore below the border Report from Gary on the Highly Bendable: We got a gentleman's start at 8 a.m. on Sunday 8/26. Headed towards the tuna pen numbers from Fish Dope. Stopped on a few patties on the way...
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    Action continues as rain fades

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, August 28, 2012 Gary Graham Baja Norte Offshore below the border Report from Gary on the Highly Bendable: We got a gentleman's start at 8 a.m. on Sunday 8/26. Headed towards the tuna pen numbers from Fish Dope. Stopped on a few patties on the way and...
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    Rain doesn't dampen fishing action

    Beyond</span></strong><span style="font-family:'Georgia','serif'; "> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;"><em><span style="font-family:'Georgia','serif'; ">Guatemala </span></em></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;"><span...
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    Rain doesn't dampen fishing action

    Beyond</span></strong><span style="font-family:'Georgia','serif'; "> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;"><em><span style="font-family:'Georgia','serif'; ">Guatemala </span></em></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;"><span...
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    Tuna return to PV

    Mexico Mainland</span></strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;"><em><span style="font-family:'Georgia','serif'; ">San Carlos</span></em></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:'Georgia','serif'...
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    Tuna return to PV

    Mexico Mainland</span></strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;"><em><span style="font-family:'Georgia','serif'; ">San Carlos</span></em></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:'Georgia','serif'...
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    Hector comes and goes

    <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:'Georgia','serif'; ">Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, August 21, 2012</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:'Georgia','serif'; ">Gary...
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    Hector comes and goes

    <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:'Georgia','serif'; ">Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, August 21, 2012</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:'Georgia','serif'; ">Gary...
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    NORTH CAROLINA

    Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament Primary Contact: Peter Fithian Phone: 808-383-6701 Email: [email protected] Media Contact: Laura Aquino Current Events Phone: 808-326-7820 JASON HOLTZ, MARLIN MAGIC TOP SKIPPER KONA, HAWAII (August 17, 2012)—“Stop fishing, stop...
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    OLD SOUTH MARLIN CLUB TEAM 4 HOLDS LEAD HEADING INTO FINAL DAY OF HIBT FISHING

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SCOREBOARD IN MOTION Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (Thursday, August 16) – North Carolina’s Old South Marlin Club Team 4 is the team to beat at the close of Day Four of this five-day fishing marathon, but several teams have posted high scores and are within striking distance...
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    Old South Marlin Club Team 4 Jumps Into First

    HIBT DAY THREE Kona, Hawaii (Wednesday, August 15) – At the close of Day Three of the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament (HIBT) 34 of the 40 HIBT teams have already posted points to the tournament scoreboard. The new moon is on the horizon and the next two days of fishing are going...
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    Kona Game Fishing Club - Taiyo- Japan Leads on Day Two

    Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament Primary Contact: Peter Fithian Phone: 808-383-6701 Email: [email protected] Media Contact: Laura Aquino Current Events Phone: 808-326-7820 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HIBT DAY TWO Kona Game Fishing Club - Taiyo- Japan Leads on Day Two...
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    Central America begins to shine

    Guatemala </em></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:'Georgia','serif'; color:red; ">No Report this week</span></p> <ul style="margin-top:0in;" type="disc"> <li class="MsoNormal" style="color:red;"><em><span...
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    Central America begins to shine

    Guatemala </em></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:'Georgia','serif'; color:red; ">No Report this week</span></p> <ul style="margin-top:0in;" type="disc"> <li class="MsoNormal" style="color:red;"><em><span...
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    Mexico weather hot, fishing not

    Mexico Mainland</span></strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:'Georgia','serif'; "><em>San Carlos</em></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:'Georgia','serif'...
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    Mainland Mexico Weather hot fishing not

    Mexico Mainland</span></strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:'Georgia','serif'; "><em>San Carlos</em></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:'Georgia','serif'...
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    Albacore show below the border and other Baja News

    <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:'Georgia','serif'; ">Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, August 14, 2012</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:'Georgia','serif'; ">Gary...
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    Albacore below the border and other Baja news

    Baja Bytes</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:'Georgia','serif'; ">Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, August 14, 2012</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;"><span...
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    Official HIBT First Day Standings

    Official HIBT First Day Standings
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    Half the Teams Score on First Day, HIBT Day One

    Kona Game Fishing Club–Taiyo angler and team captain Masaharu Matsushita weighed in a 576-pound Pacific blue marlin 150 Anglers, 40 Teams From Around the World Half the Teams Score on First Day Kona, Hawaii (Monday, August 13) – Anglers gathered on Kailua Pier early Monday morning as the...
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    HIBT Silent Auction and Lure Expo

    Billfish lures of every description – from their beginning to the present – designed by some of the world's most famous lure-makers and polished to perfection, were lovingly displayed on long tables as Captains, teams and guests noisily entered the room, wandering from table to table to discuss...
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    Marina Coral Marine Store checks in

    Received this report from Mariana Hammann today (left to right in the pic): Forrest Lyman, Paul Mishno, Mariana Hammann, Alvin Mathis and Wes Price. My apologies for not answering back earlier (last Monday) but during the week we had very little action fishing wise but we were super busy...
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    HIBT Festivities underway; fishing begins Monday morning

    Robbie Engelhard Tournament Director briefs Captains and crew as Peter Fithian, Founder and Director looks on An International field of anglers composed of multiple teams from the USA, Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand; and Papua, New Guinea, Singapore, South Africa and Vanuatu plus new...
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    Baja wrap up. Historical event at East Cape

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, August 07, 2012 Gary Graham This week's picks: Blue Marlin…East Cape Yellowtail…Bay of L.A. Dorado…La Paz Roosterfish…Las Arenas Baja Norte Coronado Islands Good yellowtail fishing here for private boaters. The yellowtail are on the...
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    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap Guatemala, Costa Rica and Panama

    Baja Bytes - Tuesday, August 07, 2012 Gary Graham Guatemala No Report this week • Last Week's Report http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/costa-rica-panama/445265-july-29th-2012-fishing-report-iztapa-guatemala.html...
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    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap Guatemala, Costa Rica and Panama

    Baja Bytes - Tuesday, August 07, 2012 Gary Graham Guatemala No Report this week • Last Week's Report http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/costa-rica-panama/445265-july-29th-2012-fishing-report-iztapa-guatemala.html...
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    Baja Bytes Mainland Mexico Conditions' Recap

    Tuesday, August 07, 2012 Mexico Mainland San Carlos http://scaamexico.wordpress.com/2012/07/29/sails-again/ • Last Week's Report http://www.whatsupsancarlos.com/fishing-report-july-25/ • 07.24.12 San Carlos Black and Blue $50,000 Grand Prize* August 3-5, 2012...
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    ]Baja Bytes Mainland Mexico Conditions' Recap

    Tuesday, August 07, 2012 Mexico Mainland San Carlos http://scaamexico.wordpress.com/2012/07/29/sails-again/ • Last Week's Report http://www.whatsupsancarlos.com/fishing-report-july-25/ • 07.24.12 San Carlos Black and Blue $50,000 Grand Prize* August 3-5, 2012...
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    Baja wrap up. Historical event at East Cape

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, August 07, 2012 Gary Graham This week's picks: Blue Marlin&#8230;East Cape Yellowtail&#8230;Bay of L.A. Dorado&#8230;La Paz Roosterfish&#8230;Las Arenas Baja Norte Coronado Islands Good yellowtail fishing here for private boaters. The yellowtail...
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    Fishing Report Apollo August 01-02 report

    I am writing this from the galley of the Apollo, 8 hours into a 12 hour journey home. Yes, we went far to find the fish. Sometimes I think we needed a Panamanian visa. We are on our way back from a two day trip with 16 souls aboard and it was a very good trip. The weather was great (2-4’ seas...
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    Awesome now holds BOTH game fish records for the East Cape Bisbee

    Baja Bytes Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap Tuesday, July 31, 2012 Gary Graham This week's picks: Yellowtail…San Quintin Dorado…La Paz Roosterfish…Las Arenas Baja Norte Coronado Islands The Mexican Navy was here yesterday and was checking private boats. All they want was boat...
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    The little 'Awesome' that could

    It seems against the odds when a humble 30' cruiser, pitted against the biggest names and some of the biggest, fastest and often most daunting boats in the world of tournament fishing, ends up winning anything, let alone an East Cape Bisbee Tournament with a record setting 262 pound yellow fin...
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    Blue marlin return to Cabo

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap Tuesday, July 24, 2012</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:'Georgia','serif'; ">Gary Graham</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center"...
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    Marty Morris Memorial at the Marlin Club well attended.

    Family, friends and fishing buddies filled the parking lot at Marlin Club to say farewell to Marty with many stories, prayers and a final firing of the MC cannon in his honor. Martin Leon Morris, M.D. quietly passed away in his sleep on July 11, 2012, at the age of 82. Born Oct. 27, 1929...
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    Snook Stirring at San Jose

    <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:'Georgia','serif'; ">Baja Bytes</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:'Georgia','serif'; ">Snook Stirring at San Jose </span><span...
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    Roosterfish action dominates Baja Sur

    Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap Tuesday, July 10, 2012 Gary Graham Baja Bytes picks this week: Yellowtail&#8230;Bay of Los Angeles Dorado&#8230;La Paz Striped Marlin&#8230;East Cape Roosterfish&#8230;East Cape Baja Norte Coronado Islands Slow in the early morning. A few yellowtail and...
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    I.G.F.A. roosterfish record may topple

    Jack Kautz of Lodi, CA may have shattered the 46-year-old I.G.F.A. twenty-pound line class record which was set on June 15, 1966. Although unofficial until the line is tested and other catch details are verified, the 101-pound 2-ounce monster hooked at 9:30 am, Friday, June 22, 2012 could...
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    Yellowtail still holding their own

    Baja Bytes Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap Tuesday, July 03, 2012 Gary Graham Baja Bytes picks this week: Yellowtail&#8230;Bay of Los Angeles Dorado&#8230;La Paz Striped Marlin&#8230;East Cape Roosterfish&#8230;East Cape Baja Norte Coronado Islands The "Pride" and the "Pacific Voyager" both...
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    Penn showcases their new Spinfisher

    The area that National Geographic Magazine declares is "The Most Ecologically Intense Place on Earth" is located a little more than 2,700 miles from my home in Southern California, and when I received an invitation from Penn to attend a writers' summit in late June at the world famous Crocodile...
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    Many Baja spots awaken

    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap Tuesday, June 24, 2012 Gary Graham Baja Bytes picks this week: Yellowtail&#8230;Bay of Los Angeles Dorado&#8230;La Paz Striped Marlin&#8230;Los Cabos Roosterfish&#8230;East Cape Baja Norte Coronado Islands / Bull Ring With the horrible sea lion activity going on...
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    Kona to Host Hawaiian International Billfish Event

    Featuring 40 Teams From 10 Countries The Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament (HIBT), an iconic worldwide recreational angling event, casts off in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii for the 53rd time August 12-18 with some 40 teams from 10 countries competing. Allen McGee, Baldwin Park...
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    G20 Security heightens as fishing attempts a comeback

    Baja Bytes Baja Bytes Conditions Recap Tuesday, June 18, 2012 Gary Graham Baja Bytes picks this week: Yellowtail&#8230;Bay of Los Angeles Dorado&#8230;East Cape Striped marlin&#8230;East Cape Roosterfish&#8230;East Cape Baja Norte Coronado Islands / Bull Ring If you are fishing Mexico from...
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    Green...going...going...

    Baja Bytes Baja Bytes Conditions Recap Tuesday, June 12, 2012 Gary Graham Baja Bytes picks this week. Yellowtail&#8230; Bay of Los Angeles Dorado&#8230;La Paz Striped marlin&#8230;East Cape White Sea Bass&#8230;San Quintin Roosterfish&#8230;East Cape Baja Norte Below the border offshore...
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    Sea temps wander...water clarity falters

    Baja Bytes Baja Bytes Conditions Recap Tuesday, June 05, 2012 Gary Graham Baja Bytes picks this week. Yellowtail…Ensenada, Bay of Los Angeles, and Loreto Dorado…La Paz Striped marlin…East Cape Calicos…San Quintin Roosterfish…East Cape and Las Arenas Baja Norte Coronado Islands...
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    Oh where, oh where have the sardina gone? 05.29.12

    Baja Bytes Gary Graham Baja Bytes picks this week. Yellowtail…Ensenada, Bay of Los Angeles, and Loreto Dorado…La Paz Striped marlin…East Cape White sea bass…San Quintin Yellowfin tuna…Las Arenas Roosterfish…San Jose del Cabo Baja Norte Popotla Featured on Travel Channel...
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    Fluctuating sea temps plague Baja's tip. 05.22.12

    Baja Bytes Gary Graham Border Crossing woes Crossing the border at Tijuana is always difficult regardless of time of day you cross. With the current Gate construction at Tijuana, many are opting to cross at Otay Mesa. The following link is a helpful map and directions on how to...
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    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap May 15, 2012

    Baja Bytes Gary Graham Never know what you might catch below the border. http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/mainland-mexico-fishing-reports-discussion/428624-what-kind-fish-these.html Baja Norte Coronado Islands The yellowtail decided to chew yesterday and bit from...
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    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap 05/08/12

    Baja Bytes Baja Bytes Conditions Recap 05/08/12 Gary Graham 2012 LLEVAME A PESCAR at Tijuana La Playa attracted 100 kids for the event. http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/baja-mexico-fishing-reports-discussion/426826-2012-llevame-pescar.html Baja Norte Coronado Islands The fish are...
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    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap 05.01.12

    <head> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" /> <title>Untitled Document</title> </head> <body> <div align="center"> <table width="80%" border="0" cellpadding="5"> <tr> <th scope="col"><p><br /> Baja Bytes<br /> Gary Graham<br...
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    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap Tuesday, April 24, 2012

    Baja Bytes Gary Graham Keeping dorado off the table has been an ongoing battle for Minerva Saenz, the IGFA, and the Sportfishing Industry in Mexico. http://www.icontact-archive.com/h6yM5x678C2NHZGkxtrOcfJK2Ebg_nIg?w=3 More...
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    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap April 17, 2012

    <body> <div align="center"> <table width="65%" border="0" cellpadding="5"> <tr> Baja Bytes Gary Graham Minerva called last night to say that the politicos are up to no good; they're trying to commercialize dorado again. Minerva has fought on behalf of dorado for many...
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    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap April 9, 2012

    Baja Bytes Gary Graham The tin boat flotilla has grown in Baja. The following is a 'must read' article that contains important information regarding electrolysis hazards and possible solutions for the rapidly growing number of tin boat owners...
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    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap April 3, 2012

    Baja Bytes GARY GRAHAM One of those "who would of thought" moments: Mark's story of a wahoo that steals half a ballyhoo and returns less than a half hour later to bite a lure&#8230; "There have been lot of wahoo milling around off the lighthouse. We saw several in groups of two to four...
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    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap March 27, 2012

    Baja Bytes GARY GRAHAM While at the Fred Hall show in Del Mar last weekend, I was provided with this website: http://mxtourassist.com/ Not only can you find the answers to your questions about the new Mexican Visa process, but you can purchase the required visas from here as well. If...
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    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap March 20, 2012

    Baja Bytes GARY GRAHAM Looking for something besides bottom fish? There seems to be some dorado at Bay of L.A. along with 'home guard' yellows according to recent reports heard at Fred Hall Long Beach. The Del Mar Fred Hall begins Thursday and BD along with many other exhibitors will be...
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    Pisces Fleet's Tracy Ann Scores first swordfish of Los Cabos 2012 season.

    Al Monte from Sutton, Massachusetts celebrated his 60th birthday Thursday with his two sons David and Andrew aboard the Tracy Ann, with the fish of a lifetime. This was Al's first trip to Cabo. The day began with two striped marlin released plus six football-sized tuna. . .a great way to...
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    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap March 13, 2012

    Baja Bytes GARY GRAHAM Too many Baja travelers are completely unprepared when it comes time to bringing home the bacon…okay, fish fillets. In the Below the Border climate, caring for your catch begins the minute the fish is landed…NOT at the end of the day. Too often the catch ends up in a...
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    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap March 6, 2012

    Towing boats in Baja is adventure enough without the long wait at the border and if you're sent to secondary, another long wait. While Tecate is farther, the trade out is usually less time jockeying your rig in a long line of traffic which is very stressful even for seasoned travelers. This link...
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    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap February 28, 2012

    Baja Bytes GARY GRAHAM Many interesting questions asked about Below the Border destinations are sprinkled throughout this week's report and the BD regulars, as always have freely given great answers and advice&#8230;enough to fill a notebook. If you have a question, BD is the place to find the...
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    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap February 21, 2012

    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap GARY GRAHAM Border crossing update Gloria Jones of Vagabundos del Mar reported that the construction of the new San Ysidro Port on the U.S. side traveling south is causing some delays. If you go in the declaration lane in order to get your documents stamped at...
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    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap February 14, 2012

    Baja Bytes GARY GRAHAM Need a last minute Valentine's Day gift? http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/baja-mexico-fishing-reports-discussion/396025-airline-option-mexico.html On a more serious note, while we are on the subject of air travel, here are some valuable cooler tips that may save you...
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    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap February 7, 2012

    Baja Bytes GARY GRAHAM Seems like the airlines are constantly changing the rules for fishing tackle, etc. Here is a link to some of the latest experiences of fellow BD'ers traveling south of the border...
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    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap Tuesday, January 31, 2012

    SAC, Mexican agencies, etc. go silent while the Mexican visa story still seems be unfolding. Telephone calls are not being returned. I guess they are still trying to figure out how to put a smiley face on the whole fiasco. Meanwhile, here are a couple of links with recent experiences of BD'ers...
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    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap January 24, 2012

    Baja Bytes BY GARY GRAHAM I checked with Gloria Jones of Vagabundos del Mar regarding the new REQUIRING PROOF OF INSURANCE law and they provided the following answer: "It's been our understanding that if you do not have insurance, you will go to jail. You might anyway if you have an accident...
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    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap January 18, 2012

    Baja Bytes GARY GRAHAM Looking for something besides water? It's easy to get caught up in the 'getting there' syndrome and miss some of the best scenery Baja has to offer. Unusual rock formations and many different kinds of cactus are just some of the unusual sights found along Mex 1…even...
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    East Capes Punta Arena and Cabo Pulmo under siege

    CORAL DREAM OR DISASTER? The northern hemisphere's largest coral reef is about to make big news. Later this month, three international agencies are expected to issue a joint report on conservation of Mexico's Cabo Pulmo reef, home to more than 800 species including whale sharks and...
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    Baja Bytes Recap January 10, 2012

    This is a tragic story of a late afternoon jogging outing that killed one and sent her dog hightailing it for the water: http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/nonsense-anything-boards/385564-kayak-fisherman-rescues-dog-bizarre-end-grisly-tale.html Baja Norte Ensenada Direction to Otay...
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    Monster roosterfish invade Zihuatanejo at Christmas

    Ed Kunze that guides our clients in Zihuatanejo sent me the following account of behemoth roosterfish with photo to verify the catch. During a dry spell along the surfline, Adolfo casually pointed and mentioned to me: “This is the spot my French client got a 50 or maybe 51 kilo rooster on...
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    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap January 4, 2012

    Baja Bytes BY GARY GRAHAM The controversial Mexican immigration law implemented in January of 2012 was actually enacted last May and it has created more confusion than it has a solution. If you are fishing either on sport boats or on your own boat below the border, you will find answers to...
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    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap December 27, 2011

    Baja Bytes Tunamaster06 wants to know the skinny on taking lobster, crab, and shrimp in Baja and the short answer is 'no bueno por nada'. http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/baja-mexico-fishing-reports-discussion/381144-baja-lobster-regulations.html Baja Norte Ensenada...
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    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap December 23, 2011

    If you plan to take your boat to Baja or beyond, the post below is a must read regarding Mexican boat permits and how to obtain them. http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/baja-mexico-fishing-reports-discussion/380234-temporary-import-boat-permit-baja-mexico.html Baja Norte Ensenada...
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    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap December 13, 2011

    Yep, those are pine trees with nary a cactus in sight in Baja. For all of you who want more of Baja, Captain Kelly Catain has an offer you shouldn't refuse…an opportunity to really get off the beaten path and see and explore a backcountry Baja that most visitors miss entirely...
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    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap December 13, 2011

    Yep, those are pine trees with nary a cactus in sight in Baja. For all of you who want more of Baja, Captain Kelly Catain has an offer you shouldn't refuse…an opportunity to really get off the beaten path and see and explore a backcountry Baja that most visitors miss entirely...
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    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap December 13, 2011

    Yep, those are pine trees with nary a cactus in sight in Baja. For all of you who want more of Baja, Captain Kelly Catain has an offer you shouldn't refuse…an opportunity to really get off the beaten path and see and explore a backcountry Baja that most visitors miss entirely...
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    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap December 13, 2011

    Yep, those are pine trees with nary a cactus in sight in Baja. For all of you who want more of Baja, Captain Kelly Catain has an offer you shouldn't refuse…an opportunity to really get off the beaten path and see and explore a backcountry Baja that most visitors miss entirely...
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    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap December 13, 2011

    Yep, those are pine trees with nary a cactus in sight in Baja. For all of you who want more of Baja, Captain Kelly Catain has an offer you shouldn't refuse…an opportunity to really get off the beaten path and see and explore a backcountry Baja that most visitors miss entirely...
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    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap December 13, 2011

    Yep, those are pine trees with nary a cactus in sight in Baja. For all of you who want more of Baja, Captain Kelly Catain has an offer you shouldn't refuse…an opportunity to really get off the beaten path and see and explore a backcountry Baja that most visitors miss entirely...
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    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap December 13, 2011

    Yep, those are pine trees with nary a cactus in sight in Baja. For all of you who want more of Baja, Captain Kelly Catain has an offer you shouldn't refuse…an opportunity to really get off the beaten path and see and explore a backcountry Baja that most visitors miss entirely...
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    Worth a read...

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    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap December 6, 2011

    There are plenty of questions and discussions about height clearances traveling down Mex 1 with a rig. Judging from the height of both trucks and larger RVs I have seen on the road recently, anything below 13 feet is fine. As pointed out in the post below: Be aware that when you leave Mex 1, all...
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    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap November 29, 2011

    Strong north winds are common this time of year and can often make the difference between a good and a bad trip. The most graphic example I have ever seen of the force of these unexpected winds that can whistle off mainland Mexico over the Sea of Cortez and the Baja California Peninsula is seen...
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    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap 11.22.11

    There is a dangerous stretch of road under construction on Mex 1 north of Jesus y Maria. Usually once the road crews begin construction, the work is completed in record time. However, during the past several months, the work on that stretch of the road has come to an apparent standstill. The...
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    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap November 15, 2011

    http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/baja-mexico-fishing-reports-discussion/370858-baja-norte-freshwater.html The question posed in the link above concerning freshwater in Baja is not an uncommon one. It has always been interesting to me how the saltwater fishery seems to dominate Baja. In 2008...
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    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap 11.08.11

    For the past several years there have been some stories of some extraordinary catches rumored offshore at Loreto. For instance, a couple of swordfish landed last year sounded pretty tantalizing. Several recent posts by Cast N Reel Charters on the Baja board of blue marlin, striped marlin...
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    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap November 1, 2011

    Just a heads up for anyone considering driving Mex 1. I just returned from Los Cabos last Thursday. There were several stretches of road under construction. The first is south of Maneadero where the road starts up the hill and then drops down into the Santo Thomas Valley. The next notable...
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    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap 10.25.11

    Unless conditions change very quickly, 2011 will not be remembered as a big billfish year in Baja. Mark Rayor commented yesterday that they had only landed one blue all season for both of his boats. There were a total of over 500 boat days accumulated for the three tournaments that just...
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    Bisbee Black and Blue begins

    Headed out to watch the Shotgun start in a few. Couple of things of note. This fish was caught yesterday so everyone is pumped. Bet the Pacific side will attract a lot more attention this morning. The Pisces Group Cabo is reporting that a 746-pound pound Blue Marlin was caught this morning...
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    Baja Bytes Conditions Recap 10.18.11

    Trying to find up-to-date charts for Baja is always a struggle. I have a Navionics in my Droid X and it had worked reasonably well. Though a recent software upgrade for the Droid complicated the process of shutting off the data feature so I could use all the other features using GPS, Wi-Fi, etc...
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    10th Annual Bisbee

    Sponsored by Cabo Riviera Marina and Golf Resort, the second leg of the Bisbee’s Baja series, the 10th Annual Bisbee’s Los Cabos Offshore Tournament came to a close. The local boat Fisherman missed the qualifying weight by only three pounds late on the last day when their black marlin...