Welcome to The Bight

The Bight is named for the waters we fish. The birthplace of sportfishing. The heart and soul of the American saltwater experience. The home of the world-famous San Diego long range fleet. It’s where techniques are minted, rods are spun, and legends are made. The Southern California Bight is the hub of our passion, and in the alpha position for strike missions to the ridges and islands of Pacific Baja, the Sea of Cortez, and points south… 

Such rich waters deserve a vivid, authoritative publication of record. The Bight gladly accepts that challenge. Each edition features a raft of articles equivalent in page count to any three copies of a standard fishing periodical. Publisher Brandon Hayward has established a code group of skippers, photographers, hot sticks, and writers united in a single pursuit: to craft the ultimate print representation of the topic. No expense is spared in the construction of The Bight, and the content is designed to be evergreen--something you can refer to, learn from, and enjoy for years.

Blood, scales, and roots. Surprising subjects. Long-form investigations of famous vessels and epic destinations. Profiles of honored pioneers and respected young guns alike. A half-scoop of commercial fishing intel. Barred surfperch to super cows. If it’s legit, it fits. If it’s trendy, poor value, or irrelevant to our fishery--pass.

The Bight isn’t for everyone. But if you favor a limited-load, high-results experience… you just found your ride.  

We’re staged for serious fun, and would love to have you aboard.

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