Baja California Grouper, Part 1: Episode 308

Airs: Tue Apr 5 at 9:00 am ET, Thu Apr 7 at 9:00 am ET, Sun Apr 10 at 10:00 am ET

In this episode Julio Meza helps me catch my first gulf grouper and broomtail grouper off the coast of Baja California near Punta Abreojos.


Featured in this episode: Sea Vee Z boat, Mercury Verado 300 engines, Raymarine marine electronics, YETI Hopper cooler, Shimano Stella and Talica reels, Mustad hooks, AFTCO gloves, and Columbia Sportswear shirts.


Featured in this episode: Broomtail grouper (Mycteroperca xenarcha)gulf grouper (Mycteroperca jordani), and sardines for bait.


I’d like to thank my friend Julio Meza, owner of If you’re headed to Baja California, get in touch with Julio in Ensenada! I’d also like to thank Captain Rigo Zuniga.

Cooperativa Punta Abreojos

Our sardine bait came from Cooperativa Punta Abreojos, a sustainable fishing organization which has protected fishing and local communities for over 70 years.


Many thanks to Brian Grossenbacher of for the amazing photography!


Punta Abreojos, Baja California Sur, Mexico