Tom Gatch


  • San Diego State University

  • Author of "Hooked on Baja," which explores the coasts of southern Baja California
  • Wrote the "South of the Border" column for The Log magazine
  • Featured in Baja Bound,, San Diego Reader, Big Game Fishing Journal, and Sport Fishing Magazine.


Tom Gatch is a former writer for ThoughtCo, who wrote about saltwater fishing, Californian oceans, boating, and cartography for two years. As a third-generation San Diegan, Gatch has spent over half a century fishing in saltwater for a wide variety of gamefish species.

Gatch's work on saltwater fishing in California and Baja has been featured on the, San Diego Reader, Baja Bound websites, and periodicals like Sport Fishing Magazine and Big Game Fishing Journal. His "South of the Border" column appeared for over seven years in southern California's maritime newspaper, The Log.


Tom earned his bachelor's degree from San Diego State University.

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