Fishing In the Pacific side Of southern Baja

The Pacific side of southern Baja is one of the most remote places in the peninsula, there
are no major cities from Ensenada to Cabo San Lucas and access to this location is usually
difficult for tourists. We’ve been exploring the Pacific side of Baja Sur for a while now. and
every time we go, we discover new spots that completely blow us away.
We operate out of two main locations that have worked great for us in the past due both to
smooth logistics and (of course!) the spectacular fishing available.

Fishing From Rancho La Aguja

Located approximately one hour from La Paz, Rancho La Aguja is our preferred fishing
destination on the Baja Sur Pacific coast. This mid-Pacific coast region is pure, timeless old
Baja, huge sweeps of beach broken by remote rocky points.

A line of reefs parallels the mid-Pacific coast and stretches for hundreds of miles. These
reefs are perfect locations for reef species such as giant Broom Tail and Gulf Grouper,
Pargo, Yellowtail among others. We usually catch this species by jigging or by using live
bait.

Not too far from shore, there are several deeper spots where schools of small Yellowfin
Tuna and good size Wahoo and Dorado congregate. It is not uncommon to catch limits of
this species in a few hours. However, if what you are after is a giant Yellowfin Tuna, thanks
to the location of our camp we have a direct shot at some of the most prolific banks in Baja,
normally only fished by long-range boats from San Diego.

We chose to establish our camp at Rancho La Aguja a couple hundred feet from the beach
we launch from. If you decide to stay here for a few days (which we recommend to really
explore the area and fish all of our different spots), you will be tent-camping on a perfect
Baja beach complete with comfortable cots and separate bathrooms and showers with all
food and drinks provided. Most meals are comprised of the fresh fish caught by the group.

To explore the rich offerings of the area, we use a 23-foot panga equipped with GPS, sonar,
and in-reach satellite localizer. The days are spent fishing several different spots that hold
an incredible amount of fish.

Day Trips

  • Round trip transportation from La Paz to Rancho “La Aguja”
  • World Class Bottom and Pelagic Fishing
  • Expert Captain with years of experience particularly in spearfishing and in the local area.
  • Soft drinks, snacks, and lunch.
  • Free fish cleaning
  • Fish freezing and vacuum seal packing available for a small fee.
  • HD underwater photos of your catch upon request.

Multi-Day Trips

Our Packages are based on 3 Anglers.

Please Contact us to make a reservation

    • 4 days 3 nights lodging at our beach camp
    • 3 Full Days of Fishing
    • Free transportation Hotel – Rancho “La Aguja”
    • World Class Reef and Pelagic Fishing
    • Experienced crew with years of fishing the Pacific.
    • Free fish cleaning
    • Fish freezing and vacuum seal packing available for a small fee.
    • HD Photos of your trip.
    • Airport transfer from Los Cabos can be arranged for an additional charge.

    *This package is All-Inclusive

     

     

Fishing in Magdalena Bay

Magdalena Bay is a large sheltered bay on the Pacific side of Baja. It’s one of the longest bays on the Pacific coast, roughly the same size as San Francisco Bay. A chain of barrier islands protects the bay from the vast Pacific Ocean, creating an ideal environment for a thriving population of marine life including all the most popular species of game fish. The bay is also a hotspot for California gray whales from January to March.
The fishing in and around Magbay is out of this world. Access to the area is generally difficult, which has limited the ability for larger charter operations to move in. It’s just us, a handful of local seasonal panga fishing guides, and the occasional long-range fishing yacht passing by.
In the bay, over 70 miles of mangrove-lined channels provide a seemingly endless source of light-tackle and fly-fishing entertainment for species such as Grouper, Pargo, Snook among others. Just on the other side of the barrier islands, some of the most productive offshore banks provide world-class fishing for droves of pelagic species. One such place is Thetis Bank, where every year in November, a phenomenon happens where a huge number of striped marlin move in and “pile up.” If you time it right, it’s marlin fishing like you’ve never seen before with shots at double-digit hookups.

What to Expect on a Magbay Fishing Adventure

With our multi-day sportfishing charters in Magbay we offer:

  • Trips based out of our camp on Isla Magdalena, a barrier island that shelters the bay… Or out of Lopez Mateos, one of the only developed towns in the area where more conventional lodging and amenities are available…
  • Guided fishing with all gear provided for the excellent inshore and offshore fishing in the area… Cast light-tackle in mangrove-lined esteros for grouper, snapper, and snook… Or troll the offshore banks for massive cow tuna, striped marlin, wahoo, and many other species…
  • Fully customizable trips — you choose how long you stay, your preferred style of fishing (conventional, spinning, fly, spearfishing), target species, and everything else you’d like to experience…

 

Like we said, getting to Magbay is difficult if you’re on your own. But when you book with us, we offer air transfers from Los Cabos to get you to our camp quickly and easily.

For more information about the best times of year to visit, the available options for sportfishing trips to Magbay, and other specifics about booking with us get in touch. We can’t wait for you to experience this special place that few others get to visit and fish!

Rates

Starting at

Day Trip

$620

1 – 3 Anglers

Multi Day

$950

Min. 3 Anglers
  • Day Trip Duration: 8 hours
  • Multi Day Duration: 3 days – 4 nights
  • Season: Sept – Jan
  • Departure: La Paz / Los Cabos
Please contact us for “Todos Santos” or “Los  Cabos” Departures

What to bring

  • Cameras
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hats or Caps

What's included

  • Boat Captain and Guide
  • Snacks and Soft Drinks
  • Fishing Equipment (Rods, Lures, etc.)

What's not included

  • Bait ($50 USD)
  • Permits (Fishing License)
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • TIPS

Available

Sportfishing Locations

La Paz is our hub, however, we fish all around Baja, check out our other awesome locations. We can make custom packages to all locations.

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