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[*] posted on 6-11-2015 at 06:45 PM
Another old one for fun



Bump for the fun of it.

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[*] posted on 6-11-2015 at 07:00 PM


kinda like asking how many women......:P



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[*] posted on 6-11-2015 at 08:18 PM


I probably haven't caught as many different species as you folks that have spent years fishing Baja waters, but I did manage to get a 'Grand Slam' of salmon one year. That is, all five species of Pacific Salmon in one day!
I have to admit that the Chinook/King salmon was past his prime and released right away, but the pinks, chum, coho and sockeye were bright and fresh. This was from fishing two rivers the same day on the Kenai Penninsula in the mid 80s.




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[*] posted on 6-11-2015 at 08:30 PM


Could not even begin to count , with at least 20 species of rock fish , a dozen kinds of jacks, and snappers and bass. Fresh, salt , Pacific , Alantic. At least a couple of hundred
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[*] posted on 6-11-2015 at 10:52 PM


9 year old thread bump, wow! Great stuff...

What do some consider the most beautiful or colorful game fish caught off Baja?

To me, the dorado and the golden grouper are outstanding. Sheep's Head stands out.

Roosterfish is pretty nice to look at, too.




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[*] posted on 6-11-2015 at 11:28 PM


Not a "game" fish per se...but the Christmas wrasse (the name could be wrong) is quite pretty. Upper Cortez. And yes, released.

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[*] posted on 6-12-2015 at 08:37 AM


???? I was sure that there were only 2 species of fish: fresh water and salt water ???

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[*] posted on 6-12-2015 at 10:40 AM


I have caught many kinds of fish over the years, started out with typical freshwater species such as trout, bluegill, and bass, and after I moved to San Diego saltwater fish such as calico bass, mackerel, rockfish and the occasional yellowtail, the typical stuff for a semi-serious angler like me. The last few years got in to the Bluefin and Yellowfin tuna on the overnight boats. My one truly rare and unusual species was a fish I caught off the rocks at Cabo Pulmo using a Rapala lure about 25 years ago on a road trip all the way to Los Cabos and back. It was a Clown Hawkfish. (Shown in the The Baja Catch Book) Beautiful fish. Released it. Even back then when catch and release was not practiced as much it was too pretty to eat.
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[*] posted on 6-12-2015 at 06:00 PM


Brown trout
Rainbow trout
Cutthroat trout
Dolly Varden trout
King salmon
Coho salmon
Sockeye salmon
Pink salmon
Halibut
Short raker rockfish
Yellow eye
Black rockfish
Grayling
Lingcod
Greenling
Ratfish
Quill back
Black cod
Hake
Pollock
Crappie
largemouth bass
Smallmouth bass
Bluegill
Channel cat
Flathead catfish
Bagra
Sculpin
Barracuda
Giant trevally
Blue trevally
Wahoo
Sierra
Corbina
Corvina
Trigger
Rooster fish
Rainbow runner
Yellowtail
Dorado
Black marlin
Striped marlin
Needlefish
Cabrilla
Robalo
Yellowfin tuna
Albacore
Hogfish
Sheepshead
Flag cabrilla
Grouper
Mero
Skipjack
Horse mackerel
Bonito
Toro








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[*] posted on 1-28-2019 at 12:38 PM


Things are a bit slow so BUMP for a oldie.



Anyone can catch fish in a boat but only \"El Pescador Grande\" can get them from the beach.

I hope when my time comes the old man will let me bring my rod and the water will be warm and clear.
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[*] posted on 1-28-2019 at 02:24 PM


Quote: Originally posted by monoloco  
Brown trout
Rainbow trout
Cutthroat trout
Dolly Varden trout
King salmon
Coho salmon
Sockeye salmon
Pink salmon
Halibut
Short raker rockfish
Yellow eye
Black rockfish
Grayling
Lingcod
Greenling
Ratfish
Quill back
Black cod
Hake
Pollock
Crappie
largemouth bass
Smallmouth bass
Bluegill
Channel cat
Flathead catfish
Bagra
Sculpin
Barracuda
Giant trevally
Blue trevally
Wahoo
Sierra
Corbina
Corvina
Trigger
Rooster fish
Rainbow runner
Yellowtail
Dorado
Black marlin
Striped marlin
Needlefish
Cabrilla
Robalo
Yellowfin tuna
Albacore
Hogfish
Sheepshead
Flag cabrilla
Grouper
Mero
Skipjack
Horse mackerel
Bonito
Toro





That is an inpressive list.




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[*] posted on 1-28-2019 at 03:30 PM


My late amigo, Baja Mur, had a copy of Tom Miller's Angler's Guide to Baja and he checked each fish shown when he caught that variety. His goal was to catch every fish shown in Tom's book. Sadly, Mur died far too young so I am not sure how close he came to accomplishing his goal...

Most of my Baja fishing history was before my dad died... it just wasn't the same passion for me when he was no longer with us. It is a great sport and I love seafood... but the off-roading, exploring, documenting Baja with maps and logs was a bigger hobby for me.

From my memory, here are some of the varieties I have caught:
Dorado
Corbina
Yellowfin croaker
Spotfin croaker
Calico bass
Halibut
Triggerfish
Yellowtail
Corvina
Surfperch
Rock cod (many types)
Cabrilla
Pargo

Here were some of our favorite fishing places:
Castro's Camp, Ej. Eréndira (Panga bottom fishing for rock cod)
San Antonio del Mar (Surf fishing)
Laguna Manuela's Variety Beach (Surf fishing)
Cabo San Lucas (Panga fishing)
Juncalito, Loreto (Panga fishing)
L.A. Bay (Panga fishing)
Gonzaga Bay (Panga fishing)
Bahia Santa Maria, San Felipe (Surf fishing)

Tom Miller's book...




This book is popular with a lot of folks on Nomad...




This book by Ray Cannon is probably the most responsible for introducing fishermen to Baja in the mid 60s and the shift in calling the Gulf of California, The Sea of Cortez...



[Edited on 1-28-2019 by David K]




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[*] posted on 1-29-2019 at 10:39 AM


I want to look through the fishing books again.

A few from my list
1) Barred surf perch
2) Barred surf perch (smaller)
3) Green back mackerell
4) Top smelt
5) Pacific halibut (short... always short)

But on the very next cast I shall hook a sea monster...




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[*] posted on 1-30-2019 at 11:41 PM


A near record Topsmelt like 12-14 inches.
I did the live release for a girl who caught it.
So I am claiming a partial catch:cool:

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[*] posted on 1-31-2019 at 02:46 PM


I´m bored so I´ll play.

Saltwater

Albacore
Amberjack
Barracuda
Kelp bass
Sand bass
Spotted bass
Striped bass
Bonito
Cazon
Cabezon
Corbina
Corvina
Chula
Black cod
Blue cod
Lingcod
Spotfin croaker
Dungeness crab
Spotted dart
Dorado
Morray eel
Monkey faced eel
Flathead
Kawakawa
Halibut
Jack crevelle
Leather jacket
Makerel (bait)
King makerel
Spanish makerel
Sierra makerel
Blue marlin
Striped marlin
Morwong
Nannygai
Needlefish
Opal eye
Surf perch
Rainbow runner
Robalo
Roosterfish
Sailfish
Coho salmon
King salmon
Mako shark
Thresher shark
Sheapshead
Skulpin
Skipjack
Smelt
Dog tooth snapper
Red snapper
Sturgeon
Yellowfin tuna
Triggerfish
Vermillion
Wahoo
Whitefish
Yellowtail





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[*] posted on 1-31-2019 at 03:55 PM


Nice list!
No croakers?




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[*] posted on 1-31-2019 at 04:20 PM
Grand slam day in AK


I caught five species of salmon in one day a few years back on the Keni peninsula! This was mostly at a pool just above the high tide line.

The target species was Silver (Coho) salmon, but a large run of pink salmon came in on that tide, and hit everything that moved! I also landed and released a tired King (Chinook) salmon, and caught an ocean bright Chum (sometimes called Dog salmon).

It was only another twenty miles or so down the road to a river that had a strong Red (Sockeye) salmon run going on, so I finished my day there!

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[*] posted on 2-1-2019 at 05:32 AM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Nice list!
No croakers?



Thanks David will add.
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[*] posted on 2-1-2019 at 12:30 PM


Quote: Originally posted by chippy  
Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Nice list!
No croakers?



Thanks David will add.


I think I have mostly landed yellowfin croakers (in the same places as the corbina was caught) but caught a few spotfin croakers as well... I think near Laguna Manuela? The world's biggest spotfin croaker has got to be those caught by Woody in the Seven Sisters somewhere. Have you seen the photos of them? I think Western Outdoor News published them, really giant spotties!

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[*] posted on 2-1-2019 at 12:55 PM


I've been communing with croakers here in Newport. Water is cold but summer is coming. I'm working up my swim program.
I saw a big yellowfin croaker off Newport 32. A few days ago.
I pretended I could catch him. He pretended to let me get close. It was fun.




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