Video: At The Intersection of Fishing & Freeride in the Trailer for 'Baja Lines'

Jan 14, 2020
by Cody Wilkins  


In remote Baja, Mexico childhood friends stumble upon an untapped Mecca for two dissimilar passions – stalking striped marlin on the fly and progressive, freeride mountain biking. But in this part of the world, almost nothing, other than a cold beer at the end of the day, comes easily, and through hardscrabble adventure and misadventure this motley crew hopes to find never-before ridden terrain and experience marlin exploding into chaotic top water action.

This film will be featured in the Fly Fishing Film Festival and with 160 stops there is sure to be one in your neck of the woods. There will be an online release after this year's tour.



Jay Goodrich Photography
Jay Goodrich Photography

KGB Productions

Baja Lines KGB Productions


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48 Comments

  • 14 0
 So rad, love that area.
  • 2 0
 Means a lot coming from you! I think you’ll be stoked on the whole video, keep your eyes peeled
  • 4 0
 Crazy. Just watched a video on pink bike and the first bike was like a minute in. Freaking love it. Looks like a great watch. Looking forward to more.
  • 5 0
 Baja is so unreal. This is a really cool idea, stoked to see it.
  • 1 0
 Thanks guys!
  • 1 0
 This video makes me so happy. I just recently moved to Todos Santos, BCS, and the mountain biking potential was a big factor. We have a great shop in town (Over The Edge - a-la Fruita, CO) and pretty nice trails right outside of town. I ride here twice as much as I did in Colorado, and you rarely see a soul on the trails. I've recently been exploring the East Cape looking for rowdier trails, and they have the goods at Rancho Cacachila and El Sargento. Los Barilles is next on the list! I'd love to know where these guys are riding, looks rowdy and fun. From the looks of it maybe along the coast near Loreto? Baja has sooooo much potential...red rock like Moab, desert very similar to Nevada, jagged peaks. Probably like the Western US was like 30 years ago for MTB. Stoke is high!
  • 1 0
 Riding was done a good ways off shore on some islands further north. I'd say the riding down south is far better, we had to build most of what we rode (with permission of course) and access was not easy. If I were to go back to this particular area I'd be focusing more on the fishing.
  • 2 0
 @necody: Well it's inspiring. Can't wait to see the movie!
  • 3 0
 I wonder if you're sponsored by Shimano, that includes rods and reels too, and vice versa?
  • 7 3
 Shimano doesn’t make fly gear
  • 9 9
 @Rocktheeps: The correct answer is "Shimano doesn't make real fishing equipment".
  • 10 0
 @Rocktheeps: You're both wrong, Shimano builds the blanks for the Loomis Asquith, which is one of the most phenomenal fly rods out there right now (next to the Loomis NRX).
  • 3 0
 @LeDuke: Shimano owns G.Loomis, one of, if not the best fishing rod designs on the planet... Shimano also makes many of their rods.
  • 2 0
 @SlodownU: Was about to say the same thing, i own both and there rods and equipment are prob the best out there.
  • 1 0
 @dan23dan23: Shimano makes the blank for the Asquith only, Loomis makes the the rest of their lineup in Woodland Washington.
  • 1 0
 What have I started :\
  • 1 0
 @hambobet: You're in the Pinkbike comments section, don't pretend to be surprised.
  • 4 0
 Plot thickens.... Now I feel like riding and fishing.
  • 3 0
 That's why my profile name is Bikeandfish!
  • 4 2
 F**k fishing! I would rather jump in the water and watch the bait balls feeding action!
  • 1 0
 Rad! Been curious of Baja riding ever since my folks got a place in Loretto Bay. Guess its just about exploring the area and getting creative!
  • 1 1
 Although not close to your house, Los Barrilles and the surrounding area has lots of trails. They are even on Trail Forks. There is a decent community of bikers/moto heads down there. Todos Santos even has a bike shop that will rent you a modern/nice full suspension bike.

Baja is becoming more and more gringo land and with it we bring all our nice toys Wink
  • 1 0
 @a-prince: Do the CJNG, Sinaloa, and Arellanos cartels welcome the sports-gringos?
  • 2 0
 @a-prince: I have heard Todos Santos is a good place to surf. Good to know it has a bike shop too!
I wish trailforks showed me something closer to Loretto. Guess Ill have to do some digging....
  • 1 0
 @endlessblockades: cartels for the most part don’t care about gringos. Mind your own business, don’t mess with any drugs, and don’t draw attention to yourself and you will be fine.
  • 1 0
 @a-prince: I dunno. I used to go the MX twice a year with my parents and them by myself/friends. I can't risk taking my own kids there these days. USA gotta put down the pipe and stop buying so many drogas. Heads are rolling in MX due to our appetite for destruction.
  • 1 0
 @endlessblockades: True, there is definitely risk going down there. I drove down last year from UT to Cabo and spent six weeks living down there. I never felt threatened, but I was making the trip with people who do it every year and one spoke Spanish fluently.
  • 2 0
 Oooh, looks like BIG fun! If you ever want to include freediving and spearfishing, hit me up!
  • 1 1
 I know many people who would say that killing pelagic (Billfish) fish is a cowardly crime and that you should kill a human with your hands if you need to slake your selfish blood lust.

No for real, they would say that.
  • 2 0
 Catch and release baby! Fly fishermen are some of our world's greatest conservationists...
  • 2 3
 @necody: that may be, but for every responsible fisher there are a hundred others who do not care. Sport with wild animals is cruel and environmentally risky. Ride more, fish less.
  • 2 0
 Awesome to see this on PB, Chris Kitchen and KGB is good people!
  • 1 0
 Expect to see more MTB action from them. We’ve been. Scheming some cool projects!
  • 2 1
 The kind of jackass I`d like to bow hunt after their glorious fishing, just for fun.
  • 1 0
 Would of been better if they were casting and hooking up from the packrafts. Could be done with makeshift casting platform.
  • 1 0
 Hahaha that would've made it way harder! Hard and scary enough being in a 19ft boot that far offshore...
  • 1 0
 @necody: for what its worth, I have hooked up on coho from my packraft, it gets pretty sporty. So, could imagine a billfish hook up would be legit!
  • 1 0
 Baja change my life last winter and I didn't even ride. Go there!
  • 3 1
 I love to ride, but if I'm in Baja, I'm fishing every waking second.
  • 2 0
 sooo rad!!!
  • 1 0
 Cody is such a good dude! Props to him for this video! Well done man!
  • 1 0
 Not your average shuttle!
  • 1 0
 Hookers
  • 1 0
 Jeez, im hooked already!
  • 1 0
 Yes my dudes! Soo cool!
  • 1 1
 Love doing fly fishing/mtb adventures. Awesome vid.
  • 1 0
 Hell yea boys!!

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