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Baja Fishing Report
By Tom Gatch

Tom Gatch

Over the past decade, ‘Hooked on Baja’ author, Tom Gatch, has built a solid reputation as one of the foremost writers and columnists focusing on outdoor, travel and culinary topics in Baja and southern California. His company, EL PUERTO Creative Consultants S.A. de C.V. also provides professional copywriting and creative support for business entities on both sides of the border.





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Baja Fishing Report - Spring 2019
After a particularly chilly end to our winter season, spring has finally sprung and it did so in a big way... Read more
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Baja Fishing Report - Winter 2019
The wickedly chilly fingers of a frigid Canadian cold front helped to ring in our New Year by reaching down the Pacific coast and bringing bone-chilling... Read more
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Baja Fishing Report - Fall 2018
Now that the Labor Day weekend has come and gone, we can take stock of some of the fantastic offshore action that has been taking... Read more
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Baja Fishing Report - Summer 2018
The foggy May gray and June gloom weather that traditionally descends upon the coasts of southern California and Northern Baja... Read more
Baja Fishing Report - March 2018
Baja Fishing Report - Spring 2018
Most of the fall season of 2017 in Baja California Norte was defined by warm and windy Santa Ana conditions. It was an extended... Read more
Baja Fishing Report - Fall 2017
Baja Fishing Report - Fall 2017
The steamy, tropical weather patterns that dominated conditions along the west coasts of both the U.S. and Baja this summer finally came to a... Read more
Baja Fishing Report - Summer 2017
Baja Fishing Report - Summer 2017
As we slide into summer, the inland temperatures along the eastern coast of the Baja coast are beginning to soar, which causes the marine layer... Read more
Baja Fishing Report - Spring 2017
Baja Fishing Report - Spring 2017
Without a doubt, the winter rainy season in 2017 was intense, but well needed. Rarely do the chaparral covered hills of southern California and Baja Norte... Read more
Baja Fishing Report - Winter 2017
Baja Fishing Report - Winter 2017
Our post El Niño warmth in 2017 has been predicted to carry over for several months here in the southwest. However, the New Year was still ushered... Read more
Baja Fishing Report - Fall 2016
Baja Fishing Report - Fall 2016
Baja’s extremely productive summer fishing season closed out this year in classic fashion; with a couple of hurricanes off the southern tip of the... Read more
Baja Fishing Report - Summer 2016
Baja Fishing Report - Summer 2016
Now that summer has officially begun, the bite on a variety of popular gamesters is in full swing as water temperatures around the Baja California... Read more
Baja Fishing Report - Spring 2016
Baja Fishing Report - Spring 2016
Although the very beginning of 2016 was ushered in by chilly rain and thunder storms, it was not long before warmer weather once again prevailed over southern... Read more
Baja Fishing Report - Winter 2016
Baja Fishing Report - Winter 2016
As we know, there are two sides to every coin; and such is the case with our ongoing El Niño conditions, which have brought us some of the finest offshore fishing ... Read more
Baja Fishing Report - Fall 2015
Baja Fishing Report - Fall 2015
It may be fall, but those swirling hurricanes and tropical storms from central and southern Mexico continue to push warm water along the coast of Baja... Read more
Baja Fishing Report - Summer 2015
Baja Fishing Report - Summer 2015
Our magical El Niño adventure continues at full speed as the Pacific coast of Baja California lights up with massive schools of bluefin tuna migrating... Read more
Baja Fishing Report - Spring 2015
Baja Fishing Report - Spring 2015
Despite the disruptive weather in some parts of the Eastern Pacific that is often associated with El Niño conditions like the one we had in 2014, to most avid... Read more
Baja Fishing Report - Winter 2015
Baja Fishing Report - Winter 2015
Looking back at 2014, most Baja anglers would have to agree that it was indeed an epic year for fishing south of the border. The El Niño driven spike... Read more
Baja Fishing Report - Fall 2014
Baja Fishing Report - Fall 2014
When scientists predicted that El Niño conditions would prevail along the Eastern Pacific coast this summer, they weren’t kidding. As it turns out, surface... Read more
Baja Fishing Report - Summer 2014
Baja Fishing Report - Summer 2014
The data is in, and it probably should come as no surprise that after such a warm, dry weather pattern in the southwest this past spring, scientists... Read more
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Baja Fishing Report - Spring 2014
We are learning that, as weather patterns change, strange things can happen. And while this winter’s ‘Polar Vortex’ may have played havoc through several... Read more
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Baja Fishing Report - Winter 2014
This used to be the season when southern California anglers would get out the heavy duty rockcod gear, spool up their 6/0 to 9/0 reels with 80 to100... Read more
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Baja Fishing Report - Fall 2013
While residents of Midwestern and northeastern states may already be bracing themselves for the chilly fall and winter season to come, those lucky... Read more
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Baja Fishing Report - Summer 2013
As late spring slips into early summer, there is an awakening of activity amongst a number of Baja’s most popular gamefish. One highly targeted offshore... Read more
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Baja Fishing Report - Spring 2013
When it comes to sportfishing, the months of spring mark the beginning of an important transition period around the entire Baja California... Read more