Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Baja

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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...

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...

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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Video: 376-pound mega cow aboard the El Pescador

The virtually untouched waters out of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico produce prodigious yellowfin tuna for the El Pescador. This one, a 376-pound mega cow, was tag-teamed by Janch Li and Mark Aikawa on February 23, 2020. Western Outdoor News has a...

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...

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...
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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...

Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot

Often copied, but never duplicated, Western Outdoor News/Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot Tournament celebrates its 21st-year kick off Nov. 6 with the “Fish Hard, Party Harder” motto that has highlighted the spirit of the event from the very beginning still...

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: 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...

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Long Range Report: A 245 on the cow grounds, coastal yellowtail on fire, bluefin...

BY GUNDY GUNDERSON SAN DIEGO - Another successful trip to the cow grounds returned with a good catch of 100-pound class yellowfin and a sample of cows topped by a dandy 245. The Hurricane Bank and Buffer Zones have shown...

Big dorado, a cow tuna and sizzling billfishing as Baja enters its peak season

BY PAT MCDONELL EAST CAPE – Baja fishing is in its seasonal prime as bluefin are being caught off Ensenada by charters chasing foamers and throwing poppers, boats from San Diego working those areas and up to the 371 and...

Big bags, good fishing cap off regular season at SBS two-day Championship

BY BLAKE WARREN LONG BEACH – The 2021 Saltwater Bass Series regular season culminated this past weekend with the Series’ two-day Year-End Championship event based out of Long Beach, and great weather and good fishing greeted 30 of the best...