A great birthday present – fly fishing in Baja Mexico

Baja fly fishing update and report for September 28th 2008


Written by – Jeff deBrown
Owner/Guide
The Reel Baja

Water Temperature – 73 / 86
Air Temperature – 71 /92

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Above is Kevin Kynerd and his wife Meredith from Birmingham Alabama.  They are showing off just a few of the Rooster fish and Dorado they caught while spending Kevin’s birthday fly fishing with me this past week.

Weather –  We continue to see bright sunny skies and warm temperatures here in Baja.  We have had flat seas and very little wind over the past few days.  The over night low’s are starting to drop slightly and our day time high’s are still quite warm.  With no rain in sight for the next few days the weather here in Baja should remain very pleasant.

Beach – The fly fishing from the beach continues to be good for small to medium size rooster fish.  We have bait scattered along most of the beaches with the largest concentration just South of Rancho Leonero.  If you find the bait you will find the fish as the fish will be pushing the bait toward the shore in order to trap them.

Inshore – I spent three days this past week fishing with Kevin Kynerd and his wife Meredith.  Kevin celebrated his birthday fly fishing with me.  Kevin wanted to catch Rooster fish and we sure did.  Kevin and Meredith caught a good number of them and are already coming back next year to chase some more.  Along with the Rooster fish we have excellent fishing for lady fish and Pompano in front of all the hotels.  We also have giant squid inshore and most of the boats are getting a couple to use for bait while fishing for Tuna.

Off Shore – The excellent fishing we have been experiencing over the past few weeks slowed this week.  The numbers of Dorado and Tuna have seemed to thin out and the ones that are being found have moved South past Los Frailes with the best action down in the area of Punta Gorda.  Most of the Dorado are being found close to shore and the tuna further offshore.  The fish of the week offshore was Sailfish.  We still have plenty of them in the area and they are being found between five and fifteen miles out.  We also have some stripe marlin and blue marlin.  I did also hear a report of a school of Porpoise being found straight out from La Ribera and it held some bigger Tuna.  Some of the Tuna were reported to be over one hundred pounds.

Baja Mexico’s East Cape fishing wide open!!

Baja fly fishing update and report for September 20th 2008


Written by – Jeff deBrown
Owner/Guide
The Reel Baja

Water Temperature – 75 / 86
Air Temperature – 70 /90

We have saw beautiful weather this past week.  We had clear skies and warm temperatures and very clam seas.  We did see a very slight ripple on the water most afternoons but it was nothing more than a very slight breeze that caused them and that breeze also made the temperatures feel great.

Inside the fishing was very good for smaller and medium sized Rooster fish with a few big Roosters showing up along some of the beaches.  We also continued to see the decent Pargo bite out in front of La Ribera with some of the fish over twenty pounds.

Offshore is as good as it gets.  We have more Dorado in the area than I have seen in a long time.  The other day captain Hector out of Rancho Leonero told me he found a log floating in the water and that the sea under and around the log was “golden with Doroado”.  The Dorado bite has been great for the last few weeks and it just seems to get better every day.  We also continue to see a lot of Yellow fin Tuna as well.  Most of the boats are fishing for the Tuna early in the morning and then going after Dorado once the early morning Tuna bite slows. We continue to see plenty of bill fish as well for those that want to chase them.

Tropical Depression Lowell brings rain to Baja. The fish don’t care ther are already wet.

Baja fly fishing update and report for September 11th 2008


Written by – Jeff deBrown
Owner/Guide
The Reel Baja

Water Temperature – 75 / 86
Air Temperature – 75 /89

As I write this report tropical depression Lowell is giving us it’s last drops of rain.  Over the past couple of days we have seen some heavy rains at times along with off and on  drizzle as Lowell passed over the peninsula the past forty eight hours.  Over all it has been nice to have some rain here in Baja.  Things are very green and the temperatures have decreased slightly.

The fishing remains good.  For those that ventured out into the rain to try their luck they were rewarded.  This week off shore was the place to be.   Anglers were rewarded with Dorado and Tuna as the offshore fishing we saw last week continued.   Tuna and Dorado continue to be the majority of the catch.  We still have a good number of bill fish in the area.  We have enough to keep things very interesting for those looking for them.

For those looking to fish the beach or inshore the past few days it was very tough.  The rain we have seen the past three days has silted up the waters inshore.  It will be a couple of days before this gets better as Lowell is still giving us a little off and on rain as I write this report.

Over all the fishing remains good.  With no more storms on the horizon for now it looks as if things should only improve.  For the anglers that went out during the rains and were not bothered by getting wet they were rewarded.  They new the fish would not care if it was raining because the fish were already wet.