Tom Gatch Education San Diego State University Author of "Hooked on Baja," which explores the coasts of southern Baja CaliforniaWrote the "South of the Border" column for The Log magazineFeatured in Baja Bound, Baja.com, San Diego Reader, Big Game Fishing Journal, and Sport Fishing Magazine. Experience 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 Baja.com, 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. Education Tom earned his bachelor's degree from San Diego State University.Awards and Publications"The Captivating Sea of Cortez" for Baja.com"Escape From the Southern California Sprawl to Baja" for San Diego Reader"South of the Border" column for The Log"Hooked on Baja" author"The Bayside Angler" columns in San Diego Fishermen Magazine About TripSavvy and Dotdash Meredith TripSavvy, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is a travel site written by real experts, not anonymous reviewers. You’ll find that our 20-year-strong library of more than 30,000 articles will make you a savvy traveler—showing you how to book a hotel the whole family will love, where to find the best bagel in New York City, and how to skip the lines at theme parks. We give you the confidence to spend your vacation actually vacationing, not fumbling with a guidebook or second-guessing yourself. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.