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Baja Bev

Great genes do account for part of Bev’s young looks and with longevity running in her family, she’s already in tune with what it takes to get the most out of life and look good doing it. Since her mom is a three time cancer survivor she knows all too well about inherent risks and encourages women to keep on top of their health. A firm believer in a positive attitude and a let-go, let-God perspective is the baseline for her starting everyday. As with a growing number of baby boomers these days, Bev is focused on pushing the envelope physically, and not accepting a midlife put-me-out-to-pasture attitude.

Sun exposure has been a big part of her life over the years and although she will sport the occasional tan, sunscreen and sunblock have become very important as both health and esthetic issues.

Thanks to today’s advances in vitamin supplements, fitness equipment, skin care regimes and hair color management, it’s easy to look a decade, or more, younger… AND feel it too!

Bev is focused on inspiring women to test their own limits in life and is available for one-on-one or group fishing instruction or mentoring.


 

Baja Bev's Favorite Links

 

 

 

 

 

Lady Angler Magazine

Fish Taco Chronicles is a broad spectrum sportfishing magazine, published quarterly by Shawn Arnold. Bev submits an article every now and then to keep her pen quill from rusting out.

 

   
     

Mojo sportswear Company

Coastal Conservation Association is a nationwide approach to conserving the resource and the anglers' access to it.

CCA Welcomes California Chapter!

By joining CCA you become a part of the more than 100,000 member strong organization that has participated in virtually every national fisheries debate since 1984.

Seeker Rods

The Seeker Fishing Rod Company is a “Made in America” brand where 100% of all Seeker composite blanks are built in-house. Each rod is taken from flat raw material and through a series of processes is turned into a fishing rod blank of ultra-high quality. Each Seeker finished rod is assembled by specially trained assembly technicians. Whether it is the handle building stage, the wrapping, or the finishing, each step is taken carefully and by hand. The team at Seeker is responsible for manufacturing the highest quality fishing rods available.

Look for Bev as a new addition to the NorCal Pro Staff in 2016!

     
California Tackle House

Jonathan Vadney builds functional works of art as a custom rod builder and is dedicated to the needs of hardcore saltwater anglers. He supplies rod blanks, components, epoxy, tools etc.. With over 15 years of rod building experience and a vast assortment of styles and colors to choose from you will feel like a kid in candy store! Spinning, conventional or spiral, Jon does it all with friendly, courteous service.

   
Tailhunter International

Baja Bev’s friends Jonathan & Jill Roldan also have a strong passion for fishing in Mexico. La Paz is there home and they know it well! Your pleasure is their TOP PRIORITY!

   
Buena Vista Beach Resort
Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort is known as the jewel of the East Cape. Whether you're looking for billfish, tuna, wahoo, or an abundant selection of inshore species, this is the place to experience it all, and you never know, you might just catch Baja Bev there.
     
Hotel Coco Cabanas Loreto
The only hotel Bev chooses while she's in Loreto! With a nice mix of cabanas and casitas you'll find it's the perfect place to stay while you explore and enjoy all that Loreto has to offer. Stephen is the best host and you will feel like family. That's why Bev keeps going back year after year!
Owner

For fishermen who demand the very best! See why Owner Hooks are second to none. Bev’s still hooked on Owner hooks and has the big catch photos to prove it.

 

     
Queen of Hearts

The Queen of Hearts is Bev's favorite fishing boat when it comes to the Bay Area. Shallow-water, light-tackle rockfish, is this experienced crew's specialty. They also troll for salmon, run for offshore albacore and whale watch. Capt. Bob Ingles runs a clean, comfortable and fast vessel.Come on down to Pillar Point Harbor and enjoy a great day on the water.

 

Huli Cat

Operating out of Pillar Point Harbor in beautiful Half Moon Bay, the Huli Cat is 53 feet long and has an enclosed cabin. It accommodates up to 32 people for whale watching and tours. But, we don't fish that many for your comfort and enjoyment. Captain Tom Mattusch has a fast, efficient, affordable, and clean boat- complete with a crew that really cares.

 

     
Alan Tani Reel

Unless you want to fish like these guys you need to check out the "reel guru", Alan Tani. Fishing reel repair, rebuilding, tutorials and more. Bev's reels get the Tani treatment from Alan or his protégés that are deemed worthy.

From Abu Garcia to Zebco Alan's got the answers to your "reel" burning issues.

 

   
Fishing with Sid

Sidney Silberberg is one of the hottest fishing guides in Northern California. As a World-Class professional fisherman he helps anglers of all ages enjoy a wide variety of fishing options and techniques.

Lake Berryessa Bass fishing is his specialty. Tell him Bev sent ya!

Phone (650) 583-3333

Email bestguide@hotmail.com

 

Bayside Marine

Bayside Marine in Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz Harbors' one stop shop. You bring the boat, we'll care care of the rest!

Rods, reels, tackle, bait, ice, beer, soda, snacks and accessories.

Fishing reports too!

 

   
Berkley

With over four decades of experience, Berkley understands the passion for fishing in today's anglers. With innovative new products like Gulp, and established favorites such as PowerBait, and Berkley Big Game, it's no secret that Bev fully endorses Berkley products. Get in the zone with Berkley!

 

   
Terrafin

Terrafin SST-View has been providing satellite imagery to anglers since 1999. Get SST and Chlorophyll charts for over 200 regions in the Continental U.S., Hawaii, Mexico and Central America. "Mouse Driven" Lat/Lon + temperature, distance and bearing calculations, route planning and more. Sign up now and take the element of guesswork out of your next saltwater adventure!

Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits

The perfect balance of taste and aroma. An obsession with ingredients. An exploration of techniques. And while we savor the result, we’re just as fascinated by the process to get there. What started as a small group of home brewers, who simply wanted to make a better beer, evolved into the adventurers known today as Ballast Point.

Baja Bev likes the Longfin Lager (which you can get in cans for fishing aboard boats) and Victory at Sea Imperial Porter with coffee and vanilla... But they make so many cool beers and spirits it's hard to choose a favorite!

   
Lingcod Fishing

The best lingcod fishing source on the net! Get detailed information on this sought after game fish and find the tackle to make YOU the next "Ling Master". I highly recommend the "Underwater Secrets of Catching Halibut, Rockfish & Lingcod" DVD.

   
Halibut

I've been getting my halibut needs met here for years. And my catches prove I must be doing something right... 2 Pacific Halibut over 100 pounds... an IGFA line class record on a California Halibut... 2nd place overall in the halibut division of a tournament... Need I say more!

     
The Sporting Chef

“The Sporting Chef”, Scott Leysath, is a chef and a sportsman. Watching one of his cooking demonstrations is a treat for all your senses. Be sure to pick up a copy of his fine cookbook, The Sporting Chef’s Favorite Wild Game Recipes.

     
True fire Gourmet

Bev has found a great supplier of cedar grilling planks! Soak, Smoke, Serve & Savor! TrueFire Gourmet only sells cedar planks that are SFI and PEFC certified and they are 100% consumable or recyclable.

     
Big Mike's

Planning to fish in Southern California? Go to Big Mike's Fishing Charters. From 6 packs to party boats you're bound to find something tailored to your specific needs. Mike Elder has special rates to offer lady anglers' clubs and events and they will be glad to talk with you about charity fishing ventures/charity tournaments or children's' fishing trips.

     
     
Queen Charlotte Safaris

Paradise, Shangri-La or Heaven — whatever you want to call it, the real name is Queen Charlotte Safaris! Owner Valerie Hoperich and her wonderful staff have a beautiful lodge with spectacular fishing. Bev has rated this resort as number one in North America for women and couples looking for an angling adventure of a lifetime!

   
     
Rancho Leonero Resort

For an intimate Baja vacation stay at Rancho Leonero's secluded seaside resort. Beautiful and spacious rooms in a garden setting with a tropical beach await you. Sportfish, scuba/snorkel, horseback ride or just unwind with a cold drink and a good book. One of the East Cape's best kept secrets!

Bay Area sportfishers Club

The Bay Area Sportfishers Club has been around since 1972 and is dedicated to the growth and preservation of fishing.

Montly meeting in Santa Clara. Stop on in!

     
Jon's Fish Market

Let's face it, sometimes the fish win. Instead of going home empty handed I swing by Jon's Fish Market in Dana Point and buy some fresh seafood. Located in Dana Point Harbor it's just off the 5 freeway. They are very friendly and informative!

     

Bev drinks a decaf almond latte most of the time at Blvd Coffee in Los Gatos as she spins her latest fishing tales. Stop on by if you find yourself in the neighborhood, because when you're here you're with family! Be sure to check out the "Naked Latte".

A second store has been added! Blvd Coffee of Almaden is on Meridian Ave. in San Jose.

   

Discover Angling

Buy a copy of Bev's revised edition of The Lady and Lingcod through her web site and she will donate $1.00 from each book sold to help Discover Angling!

The dedicated people here have committed themselves to providing youth with an environment where they can not only learn about angling, but actually experience the joy of being on the water and landing a fish. We will help our participants reach an understanding that angling can play a major part in their lives replacing other less productive activities.

Friends of Rollo

Buy a copy of Bev's revised edition of The Lady and Lingcod through her web site and she will donate $1.00 from each book sold to help Friends of Rollo!

Friends of Rollo is a non-profit organization that introduces children to marine life in its natural setting through its hands-on Kids fishing program. Over 85,000 kids have benefited since 1999 through the generosity of individuals and organizations.


     
     

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Baja Bev's Recommended Reads by Other Authors

 
   
Pacific Coast Sportfishing, the Saltwater Magazine for America's West Coast and Mexico, published 11 times per year by Drew Lawler and his fine staff.
   
The Hungry Ocean: A Swordboat Captain's Journey, by Linda Greenlaw (Hyperion Books, 1999, 265 pages). Even those who have never ventured out on the ocean can live vicariously aboard the F/V Hanna Boden, with Linda at the helm, plying the waters for swordfish and sharing the experiences of her crew.
   
The Lobster Chronicles, by Linda Greenlaw (Hyperion Books, 2002, 238 pages). The author's continuing adventures as a commercial fisherman as she shifts from swordfishing to embark on a new career in lobsters. She returns to her childhood home in Maine, where she delves deep into the antics of that small lobstering island community.
   
Adrift, by Steven Callahan (Ballantine Books, 1996, 256 pages). An awe-inspiring 76 days at sea, pitting survival skills against Mother Nature with ever changing odds. The author will leave you with a new respect for the sea and it's creatures.
   
The Perfect Storm, by Sebastian Junger (HarperTorch from HarperCollins Publishers, 1997, 301 pages). A true story of six men on the ill-fated swordboat Andrea Gail (sister ship to Linda Greenlaw's Hanna Boden) encountering the storm of the century, one that they could not have possibly foreseen, and like few ever before witnessed.
   
Lost at Sea, by Patrick Dillon (Touchstone from Simon and Schuster, 1998, 264 pages). A double tragedy on Valentine's day 1983 in the cold waters of the unforgiving Bering Sea. Excellent documentary — a classic example of why commercial fishing is ranked as one of the most dangerous occupations.
   
San Francisco Bay Area Fishing Guide, by Ray Rychnovsky (Frank Amato Publications, 1999, 109 pages). The definitive guide on fresh and saltwater fishing in the San Francisco Bay Area.
   
The Troller's Handbook, by Ray Rychnovsky (Frank Amato Publications, 92 pages). Tips and techniques to hone your skills when trolling for fresh and saltwater fish.
   

California Guide — Great Saltwater Fishing, by Ray Rychnovsky (Frank Amato Publications, 140 pages, black & white photography). This guide picks up where San Francisco Bay Area Fishing Guide ended. It devotes itself entirely to saltwater and extends its reach to cover the whole California coastline.

   
Sacramento Valley Fishing Paradise, by Ray Rychnovsky (Frank Amato Publications, 95 pages, all color). If you’re a Delta fan, you will definitely want a copy of Ray’s newest addition. He covers a wide range of fishing areas and techniques in the Sacramento Valley. This book will guide you through paradise!
 
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