Tom Gatch


As a third generation San Diegan, Tom has spent over half a century fishing in saltwater for a wide variety of gamefish species. He began his career as an outdoor writer for San Diego Fishermen Magazine in 1983 with his popular column, The Bayside Angler.


For well over a decade, HOOKED ON BAJA author, Tom Gatch, has built a solid reputation as one of the foremost writers and blog columnists focusing on saltwater fishing in southern California and Baja. As former Research Editor for Saltwater Directions/Recon Maps & Charts, he has created detailed coastal fishing charts for various popular angling venues around the entire continental United States and Baja California. His ‘South of the Border’ column appeared for over seven years in southern California’s well-read maritime newspaper, The Log, and his informative articles on saltwater fishing have been published in such popular periodicals as Sport Fishing Magazine and Big Game Fishing Journal.. Tom’s regular blog postings on the, San Diego Reader and Baja Bound Websites continue to offer an ongoing resource for those who love and pursue the sport of saltwater angling.


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Tom Gatch

From the right tackle and techniques to the best places to find hot, rod bending action, great charter operations and everything in between, my goal is to provide you with all of the information and data necessary to help guarantee a great saltwater fishing experience.


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