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BAJA'S SERENE PACIFIC COAST--Punta Baja near El Rosario during a camping and fishing run down Mex 1 by Tim O'Brien of the Bluefish Bed & Breakfast at Harwich Center, Cape Cod, Mass. PHOTO COURTESY OF TIM O'BRIEN.

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Every year, Baja fishing waters become increasingly accessible as more and more people drive south on the Mexican peninsula's 1,070-mile Transpeninsular Highway, often called "Mex 1," or fly down to the international airports at Loreto, La Paz, and Los Cabos.

And every year, it seems, a little more of the "old Baja flavor" is lost as hotels, condos, restaurants and other developments seem to be going up everywhere.

But that is largely an illusion. If you fly over Baja in an airplane, or if you cruise down either the Pacific or Sea of Cortez coast, you see that 95 percent of the development is concentrated on 5 percent of the land. Yes, the popular sportfishing tourist centers are beehives of activity, but in between, Baja is still the wild and woolly land of wonderment that keeps "old-timers" coming back decade after decade.

This old Baja fishing wonderland of harshest beauty and life-changing adventure is just as big and wonderful as always.

Nevertheless, it must be admitted that today, relatively few Baja anglers make the adventurous drive down Mex 1, compared to the ever-growing masses that choose to fly in airliners to Loreto, La Paz, or Los Cabos international airports. In the glitzy Los Cabos corridor especially, it has become something of a singles bar conversation starter to tell someone that you just drove down from Tijuana. "Whaaat? You mean you can drive here?" she asks, and you're off and running.

In truth, the Los Cabos Corridor, from Cabo San Lucas to San Jose del Cabo, has undergone such a storm of development in the last ten years that it has become very easy to overlook the "old Baja" that lies everywhere, just beneath the neon-lighted, margarita-lubricated surface. There is so much new development at the tip of Baja, it's hard to see the original beauty. But that beauty has not gone away. Even here in fantasy-land, it's still right in front of you, if you know where to look.

At the extreme tip of Mex 1, where it forms a cul-de-sac overlooking the harbor entrance of Cabo San Lucas, is a tiny beach about 20 yards wide, facing the old tuna cannery pier. Almost nobody goes there, even when the crowds are thick. Sit there, looking out at the pilings of the cannery old pier, and you can imagine this place when Steinbeck and Ricketts landed.

These small, hidden tableaus are jewels preserved from the Baja of yore, and there are thousands of them scattered everywhere, even in the Los Cabos Corridor, if you seek them out. In between, are the sweeping vistas, the limpid seas, the remote islands and silent little bays, visited by no one in particular, and it is this marvelous mix of the old and the new that make Baja California the world-class tourist fishing destination that it has become today.

If you are new to fishing Baja, you should know that this long, rocky peninsula, married to desert sea, can show you a multitude of faces, depending on how you approach it.

Fly into Los Cabos International Airport, take a quick taxi ride to your resort hotel for golf, night life, and fancy food, and ignore the rest if you want. You'll be treated to a comfortable, resort experience that's exotic, yet only a couple of hours from LAX.

If you turn "east" from the airport, rather than "west," you'll end up in the quite twin sportfishing villages of Los Barriles-Buena Vista in the heart of the East Cape area. Forget the golf courses, at least for a while longer, and you won't find any night clubs or noisy bars, but the food is good, the atmosphere laid back, and if fishing is your game, you'll have lots of company.

Fly in to the airport at La Paz, and you find a completely different look. Here, anglers make up only a tiny fraction of the total population, which is mostly Mexican. La Paz is a real Mexican city, with markets and neighborhoods and traditions that go back centuries. Mixed in are some nice hotels along the beautiful waterfront "malecon," and if you are an angler, there are plenty of pangas to take you out.

At Loreto, the first mission town of the Californias, a quick flight seems to take you back to an earlier era. Loreto is a charming, small Mexican town with a good sprinkling of gringo interlopers, many of whom have become part of the local population. Stretched along the shore behind its own malecon, Loreto fairly drips with Old World charm. Walk just a few blocks, and you'll find a dirt street, and an old, tree-shaded house that looks like the Monet or Tennessee Williams might have lived there, and here too, there are plenty of pangas to take you fishing.

Unless you have your own small plane, these three destinations--Los Cabos, La Paz, and Loreto--are all there is of fly-in Baja. To reach the dozens of other popular tourist centers, you must drive, and that's still a big adventure.

Even though Mex 1 and Baja's other major highways have been greatly improved in the last five years or so, they are still very "different" from American roads, and first-time visitors are well advised to take it slow, stop frequently to enjoy the wonderful points of interest all along the way, and learn to plan things one day at a time. Somehow, Mexico, and especially Baja, seem to conspire to throw off even the best-planned itinerary, and the most enjoyable trip will be had by those who stay flexible. Plan on at least three, ten-hour days to drive the 1,070 miles from Tijuana to Cabo San Lucas.

For newcomers, a full week will give you time for at least a quick look at the major stops. Every trip is an unforgettable experience. Even old Baja rats who've done it dozens of times say that each trip is memorable and no two are ever alike. It is truly one of the world's greatest drives, and modern conveniences (such as gas stations!) now make it so much safer and "doable."

To get a preliminary feel for your first fishing trip to Baja, lots of good information is available on the internet. Today, there are literally hundreds, maybe thousands of websites related to Baja sportfishing and travel. Virtually every significant fishing service, hotel, or other tourist business--both Mexican and American--is represented, and this website's Mexico Fishing News gives you the most up-to-date fishing reports, news and photos on a weekly basis.

In addition, the pages of Western Outdoor News, offer the widest selection of reports, articles, and advertisements to browse through each week that can be found in a printed newspaper. If you're flying down and planning to stay at a major report, browsing Western Outdoor News can save you "muchos pesos" when you take advantage of the many package deals and special offers to be found there.

And finally, the classic Baja fishing guidebook, The Baja Catch, has introduced thousands of anglers to the joys of driving down the peninsula and fishing from a small, beach-launched boat.

Here, beginning at Ensenada and continuing south down the peninsula, are area-by-area descriptions of some of Baja's top fishing areas, accommodations, and other information that you may find useful in planning your first big trip, or in finding a new spot that strikes your fancy.

The following entries are not all-inclusive, but cover the best-known and better-organized Baja fishing areas. There are many others. Keep in mind, that if you're driving down Mex 1 or any side road in Baja, there are literally hundreds more places where you can get a panga and have a great day of fishing with a commercial panguero willing to take you out. These impromptu excursions can't be listed here, but they are worth seeking out and can provide you with some of your most memorable fishing experiences. For fishing maps, calendars, and the latest fishing reports for these major Baja areas, check the individual Baja destinations sections of Mexfish.com:

ENSENADA:

Boating activity around Bahía de Todos Santos centers on bottom fishing during the cooler months and surface action from about May through November. In winter, boats stay close to home and drop bait and iron jigs for abundant rockcod, sheephead, ocean whitefish, and for the past season, a bonanza of lingcod that most old timers called the best in at least 25 years. Occasional runs of halibut and white seabass are also encountered from about April through about the end of September. Favorite bottom fishing spots include the shore just north of town, around the Islas Todos Santos, and around Punta Banda.

In summer, Ensenada boats can add yellowtail, bonita, calico bass, and barracuda to the near shore catch, or they can run offshore for early shots at albacore, yellowfin tuna, big eye tuna, bluefin tuna, dorado and marlin. Sometimes at Ensenada the offshore fish come in practically to the rocks, as happened last year when boats as close as two miles off Punta Banda scored on three species of tuna, yellowtail, and dorado all on the same day.

PUERTO SANTO TOMAS:

About 25 miles south of Ensenada on Mex 1 you come to a signed turn-off at the bottom of a big grade, just before you cross the riverbed leading to the town of Santo Tomas. The turn-off takes you down a 12-mile dirt washboard road to the beach at La Bocana, and a few more miles north along the shore gets you to the pretty bay and cluster of commercial fishermen's homes known as Puerto Santo Tomas. Here, behind the striking, big arch is Sam Saenz's Puerto Santo Tomas Resort with camp spots, cabins, excellent food, and a launch ramp that faces directly onto the open Pacific Ocean, and is therefore usable only part of the time. The best way to fish here is to take a guided panga, and the fishing is about the same as at Ensenada, perhaps a little shallower for most bottom species, including sheephead and lingcod that have been caught by small boys casting from the launch ramp.

ERENDIRA AND CASTRO'S CAMP:

About 15 miles south of Santo Tomas is the paved turn-off going out to the old Baja fishing operation of Castro's Camp at Erendira is owned and operated by Fernando Castro. This unassuming place has been around since Cortez landed, and it too offers excellent bottom fishing and summer surface action similar to Ensenada's. There are eight pangas and eight cabins available, and reservations are recommended for weekends. This place has many repeat customers, and it's a well-known spot for filling the ice chest with good-tasting bottom fish. There's a launching slot here too, but it's just as exposed as the one at Puerto Santo Tomas. Hire a panga.

SAN QUINTIN:

Fishing at San Quintin is almost always good for something. The offshore runs are a little earlier than at Ensenada, and yellowtail tend to hang out more regularly than farther north. The bottom fishing rarely gets any worse than "good." Most of the time it's "great," and it often climbs into the "ludicrous" range. This is one place where you can catch plenty of fish whether you're paying attention or not.

If you launch your own boat at the Old Mill concrete ramp, plan on taking a guide with you the first few times that you exit the bay. A GPS unit helps. The channel is very tricky, and if you run aground on the extensive eel grass flats that lurk on either side, you're going to feel pretty dumb until the tide floats you off.

MAGDALENA BAY:

Interest in fishing at Magdalena Bay has exploded in the last five years, and there are now several options in addition to taking your own boat.

Most fishing activity here centers on the cannery town of San Carlos, accessed by a short paved road off Mex 1 at Ciudad Constitucion. Here you will find a few small hotels, a couple of modest restaurants, some taco stands, and a basic Mexican cannery town. No real tourist facilities of any kind. At one end of town is the old Flying Sportsmen Lodge facility, now a research station for college students, and the remains of Ed Tabor's old launch ramp. This is the strangest launch ramp in Baja. At low tide, it's high and dry, and at high tide, the whole ramp and the surrounding area are underwater. Obviously, timing is important when launching at San Carlos.

Fishing here is usually good in the mangroves for all but the coolest months, centered on March, and a growing number of anglers fish strictly inside the bay.

But interest really explodes for offshore fishing in the fall between October and early December, when the Thetis Bank fish pile-up occurs 20 miles outside on the Pacific. At that time, the action on striped marlin is the most intense in the world, and there can also be heavy catches of tuna, wahoo and dorado.

The fishing at Magdalena Bay is not easy to access. It's a long drive from the border and the closest airports are at Loreto and La Paz. It takes an effort to get here. You are pretty much on your own all along Magdalena Bay's entire 140-mile length of open water, desert shore, and winding mangrove channels, where the main quarries are black snook, pompano, palometa amarilla, corvina, grouper, halibut, and a whole zoo full of jacks and snappers. If you camp and can launch a small boat over the beach, this entire world opens up for you, and you could spend a lifetime exploring the subtle ins and outs of mangrove fishing in this little known paradise.

CABO SAN LUCAS, SAN JOSE DEL CABO, AND THE LOS CABOS CORRIDOR:

More than any other part of Baja California, the Los Cabos Corridor from San Jose del Cabo to Cabo San Lucas itself has experienced a breathtaking growth rate that has all but obliterated the "old Baja." Here, multi-story hotels and golf courses pop up between visits, and unless you have a very good sense of direction, you may not even be able to find the street you're looking for because it's buried inside a large, new neighborhood.

But, the fishing remains, and very good it is. Off San Jose del Cabo is Baja's most reliable, year-round offshore fishing hole, the world famous double Gordo Banks. Within easy panga range at about six miles off shore, these high spots are simply plugged with resident bottom fish and are attractive to hordes of migratory tuna, dorado, wahoo, and marlin ranging into the 1,000-pound range. The Gordo Banks is an especially good area for the winter months because it lies in the wind shadow of the Sierra de la Laguna mountain range that forms the tip of Baja. In fact, that's how the first Los Cabos hotel came to be built. The Hotel Palmilla owes its existence to the fact that its builder, Rod Rodriguez, got tired of facing the winter winds at his other resort, Rancho las Cruces near La Paz.

At the very tip of Baja California, the former cannery town of Cabo San Lucas has a good-sized marina; a fantastic concentration of night life, hotels and restaurants; cruise ships arriving daily; an enormous fleet of independent cruisers and pangas; and fishing good enough to send out an incredible 50,000+ charter boats per year. For sport fishing, there is simply no other place in the world that even approaches Cabo, or "San Lucas," as the natives call it.

The reason for all this fishing activity is that Cabo San Lucas sits right on the meeting place of the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean, and there is almost always good fishing on one side or the other, often both, for tuna, wahoo, dorado, and several kinds of billfish. While these are all worthy quarries, and the inshore fishery here isn't bad either, the engine that makes Cabo's sport fishing industry go is without a doubt the striped marlin. This fish's home ground is the famous "Striped Marlin Core Zone" that lies just off the southern tip of Baja California, and there are so many striped marlin caught-and-released here that at times it approaches a rather comical assembly-line situation. Does the client want to release ten marlin today? Well, why not, amigo? At Cabo, it just might happen!

EAST CAPE:

During the warmer months, East Cape offers a blast of fishing action on so many species it's not worth listing them all here. Suffice it to say that just about any significant resident or offshore fish you've ever heard of can usually be caught at one time or another between April and November.

This area is centered on Bahia de Palmas, about 70 miles up the Cortez coast from Cabo San Lucas, and its headquarters is the twin-village of Los Barriles-Buena Vista. Even though it's right on Mex 1, most people fly into Los Cabos International Airport and get a ride to East Cape in a taxi or hotel van.

Unlike any other area of Baja, all the major East Cape resort hotels operate their own fleets of cruisers and pangas. East Cape has remained faithful to the sport fishing business that was the original foundation of Baja tourism half a century ago. With no golf courses or night clubs, East Cape is a comfortable, up-to-date fishing town that still lives very close to the sea.

LA PAZ:

This charming capital city of the state of Baja California Sur is large enough so tourists can really "get lost" and mingle with the friendly Mexican population. Most activities are centered around the beautiful waterfront malecon that is lighted at night, and during the summer months this boulevard offers strollers a pleasant place to meet friends and enjoy a taco or an ice cream cone from the famous La Fuente shop near the municipal pier.

La Paz was once Baja's leading sport fishing destination. Local fishing operations do a wide-open business during the warmer months when migrating dorado, tuna, roosterfish, and billfish come up the channel between the Baja mainland and nearby Isla Cerralvo to mingle with the resident pargo, leopard grouper, and other reef species. On the "south side of the hill" is Punta Arenas, which looks directly out at Isla Cerralvo and sits right on top of one of the world's best roosterfish holes. This hotel operates its own fleet of pangas.

Besides fishing, La Paz offers Old World charm, and a stately yet vibrant Mexican lifestyle found nowhere else in Baja. It's a great place to walk the cobblestone streets, sit on a bench, or cruise the narrow alleys looking for bargains in the multitude of shops where few tourists go.

LORETO:

California's first mission town (1697) boasts two major seasons, dorado in summer and yellowtail in winter, and several organized fishing operations help to make them accessible. In addition, Loreto has paid more attention than any other Baja locale to the emerging ecotourism and back-country sightseeing business, and here it's easy to go snorkeling, diving, kayaking, bicycling, or take a motor tour up into the mountains to visit remote villages and ranchos.

MULEGE:

The classic, old time Hotel Serenidad is still the headquarters for tourist activity at this very relaxed little town, with its quiet river, canopy of tall palm trees, and rich tropical landscape busy with colorful flowers and birds. The delightful, small but accommodating town of Mulege is as close to a South Seas paradise as you will find in Baja. The Serenidad launch ramp can handle a 25-foot boat with a decent tide, and it has one of Baja's last remaining private airstrips, a vestige of the pre-Mex 1 era when most resorts catered mainly to a fly-in clientele. At the Serenidad today, you can still fly in for the famous Saturday Night Pig Roast, cool off in the pool, and stay in a room, or you can bring your RV or even camp. Fishing boats at Mulege are arranged casually, as regular fleets are not organized at this time. Your best bet is to check at the hotel for the type of boat you're after.

If you bring your own boat, the offshore fishing around Mulege is focused on the summer months for tuna, billfish, and dorado in a wide, fan-shaped area from San Nicolas to the south, outside of Punta Concepcion, and out toward distant Isla Tortuga. A long run to the high spots north of Isla San Marcos produces yellowtail all year round, but is a tough drive when the winter winds are blowing.

SANTA ROSALIA & SAN LUCAS COVE:

When driving south on Mex 1, your first view of the Sea of Cortez is at the town of Santa Rosalia, and as you come down the final grade to the beach, you get a good look at Isla Tortuga, Isla San Marcos, and some of Baja's best fishing waters.

The beach right in Santa Rosalia is a black hole for fishing, perhaps because of the many tons of copper ore slag dumped there in prior decades, but north and south of town, and offshore from it, the action is excellent for a multitude of resident species, and "too many" dorado, sailfish, and various tuna types in season. The high spots a couple of miles north of Isla San Marcos are one of Baja's most reliable year-round yellowtail holes, and for small boaters, there is no better place than famed San Lucas Cove about 10 miles south of town.

Contrary to popular belief, there is a paved launch ramp at Santa Rosalia, and quite a good one too. It's right in the middle of town, in the artificial harbor, almost directly across from the antique train display that marks the main turn-off. Take the narrow driveway down to the water, and there's your ramp. No fee, and usable at just about any tide. In the water around the ramp, watch out for submerged debris that may hit your prop. Since it's inside the protective marina, you can bring your boat in here even after the wind has come up.

Just outside the San Lucas Cove, north, south, out around Isla San Marcos, and down near the village of San Bruno, is some of Baja's most productive fishing water for a vast range of species. This almost unchanged place is covered in depth in the book The Baja Catch, and it was a favorite of legendary Baja angler-author, Neil Kelly.

BAHIA DE LOS ANGELES:

"L.A. Bay," as Bahia de los Angeles is usually called, got Mex 1's first paved side road back in 1976, and you would think that development would have happened very quickly after that. But nope, for a variety of reasons, this breathtakingly beautiful bay seems like a relic of Baja's early days, preserved in some kind of time warp.

In summer, L.A. Bay can be insufferably hot. It can be pretty dang cold in winter. And look out when the wind decides to blow. Because of the topography of the mountains surrounding the bay, the west wind, especially, can go from zero to over 50 knots in a matter of minutes.

But when it's on good behavior, this is one of the most beautiful places in Baja, with it's many islands and stark desert rock mountains, and it grows on you.

The fishing at Bahia de los Angeles was just about wiped out in the 1970s by a netting colony at Punta la Gringa on the north side of the bay, but since then it has made a modest comeback, and there were so many yellowtail here anyway, you can still catch them up to about 45 pounds when things are right in the spring, summer, and fall. The rest of the time, there's decent bottom fishing (between wind storms), with occasional flurries of resident yellowtail to about 20 pounds.

There are no fishing fleets at L.A. Bay, but it is home to perhaps a dozen pangueros who fish both commercially and with sport fishing clients. In addition to the classic Casa Diaz, there are a number of other lodging accommodations, and boats can always be arranged through them.

SAN FELIPE:

This pleasant and happy-feeling northern Baja town of San Felipe is located 125 easy miles south of the border from Calexico on Mex 5, not Mex 1. Unlike most Baja towns, San Felipe is relatively new. It was established in the 1920s as a fish camp for the totuaba, a giant relative of the white seabass that grew to over 200 pounds in weight and once spawned by the millions in the shallow estuaries of the Colorado River.

Today the totuaba are endangered, and the rest of the fishing around San Felipe has been pretty much obliterated by gill nets and shrimp trawling. You can still catch a few croakers or corvina from the pangas that can be rented on the beach front malecon, but 90 percent of the time it isn't worth the trouble unless you are entertaining small kids.

Modern San Felipe is a resort town that specializes in frantic action around Easter and spring break for college students, when the weather is just about perfect for beach frolicking and general carousing of all kinds, and perhaps because of its small size and proximity to the border, it's one of the friendliest places in Baja California.

Sport fishing at San Felipe today centers around the voyages of four boats from 85 feet long to 115 feet long that are known as panga motherships. These load either six or nine pangas on deck and travel down to the Midriff Islands a few hundred miles south. There, the pangas are unloaded, and clients fish three per skiff for yellowtail, cabrilla, snapper, and a host of bottom fish. The action is very good at the islands, and catches are usually heavy. These mothership trips run from April to about October, and sometimes they go as far south as La Paz, around the tip of Baja to Magdalena Bay, or even 200 miles south of Cabo San Lucas to the Revillagigedo Islands (this fishery was recently closed by the Mexican government).

BAJA'S REMOTE FISHING LOCATIONS:

The fishing spots covered in this article are primarily those that can be reached by air or paved road. For the more adventurous, Baja still offers a lifetime of new experiences at a multitude of remote beach camps, even if you stick to those on relatively good dirt roads. For starters, there are the remote loops south from San Felipe to Laguna Chapala on Mex 1, south from L.A. Bay to Mex 1 near El Arco, the huge loop to Turtle Bay and south through Abreojos, and the big loop from San Ignacio back to Mex 1 at Ciudad Insurgentes. After that, it gets even more interesting as you visit literally hundreds of extremely remote small settlements, ranchos, and semi-occupied beach camps. In Baja, with just a small sense of adventure, you will never run out of interesting and new things to do and see during your next sportfishing vacation.

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Bahia San Nicolas Fishing Map (Punta Pulpito, San Sebastian).
Bahia Willard Fishing Map.
Baja Fishing Areas Locator Map.
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Baja Pacific Cool Water Zone Fishing Map.
Baja Pacific Transition Zone Fishing Map.
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Calamajue Fishing Map.
Caleta Santa Maria Fishing Map.
Campo la Costilla Fishing Map.
Canal de San Jose Fishing Map.
Canal de San Lorenzo Fishing Map.
Craig Channel Fishing Map.
East Cape Area Fishing Map (Including Surrounding Areas).
East Cape (Bahia de Palmas) Fishing Map.
Enchanted Islands Fishing Map.
Ensenada Area Fishing Map (Including Surrounding Areas).
Ensenada Fishing Map (Bahia de Todos Santos).
Estero de Coyote Fishing Map.
Gonzaga Bay Area Fishing Map (Including Surrounding Area).
Gonzaga Bay Fishing Map.
Isla El Huerfanito Area Fishing Map.
Juncalito Fishing Map.
Laguna la Bocana Fishing Map.
Laguna Manuela Fishing Map.
Laguna San Ignacio Fishing Map.
La Jolla Kelp Beds Fishing Map.
La Paz fishing Map.
La Poza Grande (San Jorge) Fishing Map.
Ligui Fishing Map.
Loreto Area Fishing Map.
Los Cabos Area Fishing Map (San Jose del Cabo & Cabo San Lucas).
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Punta Rosarito Fishing Map.
San Francisquito Fishing Map.
San Felipe Fishing Map.
San Juan de la Costa Fishing Map.
San Lucas Cove Fishing Map.
San Quintin Fishing Map.
Santa Rosalia Fishing Map.
Santa Rosalia Area Fishing Map (Including Surrrounding Areas).
Santo Domingo (El Faro) Fishing Map.
Turtle Bay Fishing Map (Bahia Tortugas).

Archived Baja Sportfishing Reports:
March 10, 2007, Remote Pacific coast surf fishing.
Jan. 20, 2007, Sudcaliforniano article on Mexico fisheries protection.
Dec. 24, 2006, White seabass caught at Baja's Roca Ballena with Capt. Juanchys Aguilar.
Nov. 25, 2006, Big schools of yellowtail in fishing at La Bocana.
Nov. 25, 2006, Heavy-duty yellowtail fishing at La Bocana, Mexico.
Nov. 9, 2006, Fishing cruise down Baja's Pacific coast on the boat Corsario.
Nov. 2, 2006, La Bocana fishing tournament won by yellowtail and grouper of about 20 pounds.
Oct. 28, 2006, Snook and huge yellowtail at La Bocana and Estero de Coyote.
Oct. 20, 2006, Mixed beach and boat fishing trip from San Jose del Cabo to La Paz.
Oct. 12, 2006, Bottom fish action with Lee Moreno's pangas at Camalu, Mexico, Donald Rubi.
Sept. 27, 2006, Rare Panga-Caught Dorado While Fishing At Popotla, Baja California, Mexico, Robert Rodriguez.
Sept. 23, 2006, $10,000 Prize Money For Pacific Side Baja Fishing Tournament, Juanchys Aguilar.
Aug. 31, 2006, Big White Seabass A Surprise At Camalu, Mexico, Ben Adams.
Aug. 26, 2006, Jeff Rumble, Bahia San Nicolas, Baja California Sur, Mexico.
Aug. 18, 2006, Tyler Thorsen, Baja shore fishing at Punta Maria, Baja California, Mexico.
Aug. 12, 2006, Juanchys Aguilar, La Bocana, Baja California Sur, Mexico.
July 19, 2006, John Gilkerson, Baja trailer boat fishing trip from San Lucas Cove to San Quintin.
July 11, 2006, Jay Hammer, Vagabundos del Mar 40th Anniversary Cruise 2006.
July 9, 2006, Steve Stevens, Baja fishing trips to Loreto, Mulege, and Bahia de los Angeles.
July 9, 2006, Paul Whitehead, My fishing trip to Tahiti, Bora Bora, and Raratonga.
July 1, 2006, Vagabundos del Mar 40th Anniversary Sea of Cortez Midriff small boat cruise, Rick Fisher.
June 30, 2006, Big wahoo on Baja fishing and camping run to Punta Arena de la Ventana, Amy Williams.
June 24, 2006, Juanchys Aguilar, Baja fishing tournament at Punta Eugenia and report from La Bocana.
June 16, 2006, Betty Baker, fishing off Baja coast at Camalu, Mexico, with Capt. Lee Moreno.
June 9, 2006, Marshall Wax, Good Vibrations, fishing cruise from La Paz to Cabo San Lucas.
Jan. 14, 2006, Donald Rubi, Camalu, Baja California, Mexico Fishing Trip Report.
Jan. 7, 2006, Juanchys Aguilar, La Bocana, Baja California Sur, Mexico Sportfishing Report.
Jan. 6, 2006, John Carroll, Punta Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico Fishing Report.
Dec. 12-15, 2005, Juanchys Aguilar, La Bocana, Baja California Sur, Mexico Fishing Report.
Dec. 10, 2005, Juanchys Aguilar, La Bocana, Baja California Sur, Mexico Fishing Report.
Dec. 3, 2005, Juanchys Aguilar, La Bocana, Baja California Sur, Mexico, Fishing Report.
Dec. 2, 2005, Les Heil, La Bocana, Baja California Sur, Mexico Fishing Trip Report.
Nov. 28, 2005, Joe Cameron, La Bocana, Baja California Sur, Mexico, Fishing Trip Report.
Nov. 23, 2005, Tim McNulty, Corsario, Baja California, Mexico Coastal Fishing Trip Report.
Nov. 15, 2005, Chuck Byard, La Bocana, Baja California Sur, Mexico Fishing Trip Report.
Nov. 13, 2005, Juanchys Aguilar, La Bocana, Baja California Sur, Mexico Fishing Report.
Nov. 6, 2005, Juanchys Aguilar, La Bocana, Baja California Sur, Mexico Fishing Report.
Oct. 29, 2005, Derek Arneson, La Bocana, Baja California Sur, Mexico Fishing Trip Report.
Oct. 28, 2005, Juanchys Aguilar, La Bocana, Baja California Sur, Mexico Fishing Report.
Oct. 22, 2005, Juanchys Aguilar, La Bocana, Baja California, Mexico Fishing Report.
Oct. 8-14, 2005, Peter Hamann, La Bocana, Baja California Sur, Mexico Fishing Trip Report.
Oct. 8-14, 2005, Juanchys Aguilar, La Bocana, Baja California Sur, Mexico Fishing Report.
Sept. 30, 2005, Juanchys Aguilar, Laguna la Bocana, Baja California Sur, Mexico Fishing Report.
Sept. 21, 2005, Julio Meza, La Bocana, Baja California Sur, Mexico Fishing Report.
Sept. 20, 2005, Syd Lindsay, Abreojos, Baja California Sur, Mexico Report.
Sept. 18, 2005, Juanchys Aguilar, La Bocana, Baja California Sur, Mexico Fishing Report.
Sept. 17, 2005, Barry Stangl, Isla Cedros, Baja California, Mexico Fishing Trip Report.
Sept. 13, 2005, Julio Meza, La Bocana, Baja California Sur, Mexico Fishing Trip Report.
Aug. 29, 2005, Juanchy Aguilar, La Bocana, Baja California, Mexico Fishing Report.
Aug. 25, 2005, Juanchy Aguilar, Punta Eugenia, Mexico Fishing Report.
Aug. 16, 2005, Juanchy Aguilar, La Bocana, Baja California, Mexico Fishing Report.
Aug. 3, 2005, Gustavo Goytia, Baja California, Mexico Fishing Trip Report.
July 25, 2005, Mike Hutton, Baja California, Mexico Fishing Trip Report.
July 22, 2005, Igor Doncov, San Roque, Baja California, Mexico Fishing Report.
July 6, 2005, Mike Kanzler, Isla Cedros, Mexico Yellowtail Fishing Tournament Report.
June 10, 2005, Celia Diaz, Binational Emergency Medical Care Committee.
June 6, 2005, Jeff Williams, Baja California, Mexico Beach Fishing Report.
May 18, 2005, Syd Lindsay, Baja California, Mexico Fishing and Conditions Report.
May 14, 2005, Doug Pierson, Baja California, Mexico Fishing Trip Report.
May 7, 2005, Dean Mitchell, Baja California, Mexico Fishing Trip Report.
April 29, 2005, Doug Pierson, Estero de Coyote, Baja California, Mexico Fishing Report.
April 20, 2005, David Leer, Baja California, Mexico Fishing Trip Report.
Feb. 8, 2005, Matt Quilter, Punta Baja Area, Mexico Fishing Report.
Jan. 8, 2005, Capt. Juanchy Aguilar, Laguna la Bocana, Mexico Fishing Report.
Jan. 7, 2005, Les Heil, Laguna la Bocana, Mexico Fishing Report.
Dec. 12, 2004, Doug Pierson, Estero de Coyote and Laguna la Bocana Fishing Report.
Dec. 11, 2004, Capt. Juanchy Aguilar, La Bocana Sportfishing Report.
Dec. 3, 2004, Les Heil, La Bocana Offshore Fishing Report.
Aug. 25, 2004, Tyler Thorsen, Baja Fishing at Punta Maria.
Aug. 4, 2004, Doug Pierson, Laguna la Bocana Fishing.
July 23, 2004, Igor Doncov, Bahia Asuncion Fishing Report.

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