Robert Moore has been a fixture in the fishing community above and below the border. His spread on the Sea of Cortez just north of Punta Bufeo, Makoville, is an idyllic camp area complete with house, garage and facilities for visitors. He opens his home to anglers and Baja adventurers, some of whom he barely knows. He began charging $20 per person per week for campers who want showers and toilets.
- Saturday, June 23, 2018, 6 a.m.
San Quintin Bay, Don Eddie's Landing, Camino Molino Viejo, Ensenada Municipal, BC, Mexico
Like his namesake fish, MakoBob is as likely to be spotted off the Baja coast as he is in San Diego waters. He journeys south as often as he can; his website, Mako-ville.com, was begun as a way to be there even when he couldn’t.
MakoBob has been involved in the kayak fishing scene in southern California and Baja. He has been a supporter of Heroes on the Water which uses kayak-fishing as PTSD therapy for veterans and first-responders.
Of his upcoming plans for 2018, the MakoBob Halibut Tournament this coming Sunday is in its fifth year at Don Eddie’s in San Quintin, some five hours south of San Diego on the Pacific coast. For the first four years, this was a kayak-only event and drew somewhere between fifteen and thirty entrants. This year, on MakoBob’s 70th birthday, there is a change to allow any craft – boat; private or hired, kayak, SUP, float tube, and canoes, motors or not.