Tom Gatch

For well over a decade, ‘Hooked on Baja’ author, Tom Gatch, has built a solid reputation as one of the foremost published writers and columnists focusing on travel, real estate, recreational and culinary topics in Baja and southern California.

Long Range Fishing Along the Baja Coast

An abundance of great angling opportunities exist around the entire Baja peninsula, but a few of them can be a little remote and a bit difficult to access from many major tourist centers. Nowhere is this truer than when referring to the offshore waters of Baja’s rugged Pacific coast, a place where the Port of Ensenada is the only major …

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Fratelli’s Restaurante

It is always rewarding to discover a great new restaurant that, although it may be a bit off the beaten track, maintains levels of both quality and value that dwarfs the performance of higher profile eateries proudly positioned on the main boulevards of Ensenada’s tourist district.  Of such a breed is Fratelli’s Restaurante. It’s not that the owner, Chef Humberto …

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Want to Catch Fish …Hire a Panga!

The Baja panga is a sturdy, dory-like boat made from wood and fiberglass, and has been used successfully in most of the small, rural fish Camps located along Baja California’s remote Pacific and Cortez coasts for generations.  They measure approximately 22 feet in length and feature a high bow with plenty of freeboard to accommodate the rough water situations in …

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