Outstanding fly fishing

Flying flags!!

Brian Crawford stand with captain Santos after a great day of fly fishing with The Reel Baja.

Week of September 23rd – 29th

Written by – Jeff deBrown

Weather – The outstanding fly fishing we have we have seen the entire month of September continued once again this week. We experienced calm seas and very warm temperatures early in the week but as the weekend approached we saw the South winds kick up giving us moderate choppy seas over the weekend. We experienced lots of sunshine with a few high scattered clouds this past week. We did receive an afternoon rain shower on Saturday afternoon and it was welcomed by all.

Air temperature – 71-90

Water Temperature – 74 -83

Beach fishing – We continue to have some good action along the beach. Most of the action is taking place along the beach just South of Rancho Leonero where the Las Cuevas Arroyo comes in. We have tremendous amounts of bait in this area. Using a sardina pattern or a small deceiver watch for the diving birds and fish in the area they are working. We have had good numbers of smaller Rooster fish as well as nice size Crevalle and a few Pompano along this arroyo. If you want to catch a Rooster fish from the beach this area is your best bet at the moment.

Inshore fishing – Once again most of the anglers in the area continued to fish off shore this past week taking advantage of the bite we have been experiencing . I have heard on the radio that a few anglers have been having some success for small to medium sized Rooster fish while fishing in front of Punta Colorado hotel.

Offshore fishing – In a word outstanding. We continue to see excellent fishing for Tuna and Dorado as well as Marlin and Sailfish. The Tuna and Dorado seem to be everywhere. This past week the excellent bite continued out in front of Buena vista as well as in front of La Ribera and it extended down to Cabo Pulmo. We had an excellent showing of Marlin and Sailfish this past week as well. Most of the Marlin and Sailfish were concentrated in front of La Ribera out about ten miles.

Late September fly fishing for Tuna and Dorado exceptional

Week of – September 16th – 22nd

Written By – Jeff deBrown Owner/Guide

Weather – This past week we have had wonderful weather. We have had clear skies and warm temperatures. The early morning seas have been flat and calm. The day time highs remain in the mid nineties and over night lows in the mid seventies. As tropical depression Ivo nears we have seen an increase in the humidity. It looks as if Ivo will not be a major factor for us. With good weather on the horizon the late September fly fishing for Tuna and Dorado that we have experienced this week should remain exceptional.

Beach fishing – We continue to see good action along the beaches for smaller Rooster fish, small Jack Crevalle, Lady Fish, and Pompano. We continue to see bait along our beaches and when you find the bait you will find the fish. I would recommend getting up early and try to get out on the beach at first light. This past week I have seen some great action during the early morning hours as I waited with my clients to get on board a boat and head out to the great off shore fishing we are experiencing.

Inshore fishing – Not many fishing inshore as everyone is headed outside looking for the exceptional fishing for Tuna and Dorado that has been in the area this past week.

Offshore fishing – Offshore fishing this week was exceptional for Tuna, Bonita, and Dorado. Most of this action took place form the lighthouse to La Ribera offshore between three and seven miles. My guests Tom Nunnally and his wife Pam had a great day with me on Friday. We started out with the tuna and throughout the morning we had Tuna and Bonita boiling everywhere around the boat. As Tom cast his fly into the boils he could not make more than half a dozen strips without a fish inhaling his fly and start his reel screaming taking him well into his backing. Tom was not the only one with his hands full as Pam was in the back of the boat with captain Ramon hooking one fish after another on light tackle using live bait. Once Tom and Pam said mercy from catching Tuna and Bonita we headed out to see if we could find some Dorado. It did not take long. Pam hooked the first one on live bait and Tom was ready to cast a fly to one of the dozen that followed Pam’s fish to the boat. When it was all said and done Tom and Pam went home with sore arms and big smiles on their faces.

Closely watching Ivo

Written By –

Jeff deBrown


Well it looks like we will see some weather from a second hurricane this year. We are closely monitoring Hurricane Ivo. At this point it looks as if it will not hit our area directly but it is still a little early to tell. It dose however look as if we will see some pretty heavy wind and rain from the storm. As I write this report the fishing in the area at the moment is very good. I hope we do not see the fishing shut down for a few days as it did after the last storm. I will keep everyone up to date over the next few days as the storm nears Baja.