Thursday, May 6, 2021

Baja

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Baja: winter settles in with sierra, yellowtail and marlin

BY PAT McDONNELL CABO SAN LUCAS – Baja continued it’s winter run, with yellowtail slamming deep-water jigs at Loreto, with mix of cabrilla and good yellowtail on the other side of the peninsula at San Quintin Bay with lingcod also...

Baja: Few anglers but plenty of fish around the holidays

A solid wahoo, dorado and tuna bite in San Jose del Cabo; sierra, dorado and medium-sized yellowtail in Loreto; “a little bit of everything” in Cabo, with tuna still reigning BY MEGAN McDONELL SAN JOSE DEL CABO – Eric Brictson of...

Baja report: BOLA weather window proves productive

Meanwhile, southern Baja is cranking with a 253-pound yellowfin caught just two miles off Cabo, with tuna, dorado and wahoo highlighting fall action at Lands End PAT McDONELL CABO SAN LUCAS – Cabo just keeps rolling along on the tuna and...

First Day Tuna Jackpot Fish Score Big Bucks!

BY RICH HOLLAND CABO SAN LUCAS -- Even though it was one of the toughest first days of fishing in recent WON Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot history, you had to believe that with 149 boats carrying some of the best...
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Cabo Tuna Jackpot tops $1,000,000 as 149 teams compete

By RICH HOLLAND SPECIAL TO WESTERN OUTDOOR NEWS CABO SAN LUCAS − A late surge of high roller entries continued an overall signup push that ended with an astonishing 149 teams signed up for the WON Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot by...

Hotel Rancho Leonero, as always, remains an oasis

LOS BARRILES, Baja Sur, Mexico – John Ireland, owner of the fabled Hotel Rancho Leonero on Baja’s East Cape, knows what makes his special property work. The fishing is great – better than ever, actually – and the Ranch...

Big field, big bucks and speed counts for East Cape Dorado Shootout

BY MEGAN McDONELL EAST CAPE – Big fish, a big payoff and a larger-than-expected turnout marked the running of the annual East Cape Dorado Shootout Saturday at Hotel Palmas de Cortez. “We just opened up a few weeks ago, and we...

Baja Memories: Baja Norte’s magical fish camp

COMPILED BY PAT McDONELL Readers share their Baja experiences over the years, and they are not all about fishing! The second in a series of remembrances and adventures as Mexico continues its isolation efforts into mid-June at a minimum… So...

Baja Memories: They were biting well that day

COMPILED BY PAT McDONELL Readers share their experiences over the years, and they are not all about fishing! The first in a series of remembrances and adventures as Mexico continues its isolation efforts through at least May 30… So we...

Bluefin bonanza off Baja!

SAN DIEGO – Storms? What storms? They didn’t interrupt the bluefin bite down south off Baja, in fact, the grade improved with fish to 170 pounds meeting the gaff. The first big hit for numbers came last weekend, but the...

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Fin Fetish 6-Pack trip: reverse 1.5-day June 11 – 12

New in 2021, Western Outdoor News is offering a reverse 1.5-day trip with Fin Fetish Sportfishing. This is a freelance trip, but the most likely course of action will be fishing white seabass, yellowtail, rockfish & lingcod at the...

Knee Deep: Sierra Opener Side Notes

Western Outdoor News had boots on the ground in three zones during the trout opener, and while I hope you appreciated that coverage in our last issue, the “who caught what on what” along with all that wind drama,...

Reader Report: Jack and the giant sand bass

BY TOM  GURROLA Special to Western Outdoor News              Fishing the South Coast of Orange County during spring is always full of surprises, once May kicks in and the weather starts to warm you never know what your going to catch...