Baja Mexico fly fishing report – The North winds have started but the fishing remains good

Baja Mexico fly fishing update and report for October 29th 2008


Written by – Jeff deBrown
Owner/Guide
The Reel Baja

Water Temperature – 72 / 81
Air Temperature – 68 /88

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The above photo’s are of David Schaffert.  David is showing off a nice Rooster fish as well as a Cabrilla and a nice Sierra while fishing last week.

Weather – The North winds have started here in Baja.  We have seen the typical fall wind pattern where it is calm for a few days and then we get the North wind that kicks up for a couple of days and then we are back to lovely flat calm seas and warm temperatures.  We continue to see day time high’s in the high 80’s and even into the low 90’s on some days.  The evenings have been spectacular with very comfortable temperatures in the low 70’s.

Beach – The fly fishing from the beach is still good but on some days the North wind makes it nearly impossible.  The days that we have no wind we have plenty of bait that is still being found along most of the beaches.  On the days that the North wind is blowing fishing to the North and fishing the area of punta pescadero has been very productive for some very nice pargo and cabrilla.  On the calm days we are finding decent numbers of rooster fish, lady fish, and the sierra are starting to show up so having a little wire is not a bad idea.

Inshore – The inshore continues to fish very well for medium sized rooster fish as well as all the lady fish and small jack’s one could want.  The sierras are starting to show along the inshore in some pretty good numbers along some of the beaches to the South.

Off Shore – We have seen the action for Tuna pick up over the last few days.  Most of these fish are being found with the Porpoise outside between eight and twenty miles.  Most of these tuna have been very nice fish between twenty and sixty pounds.  As far as Dorado we still have a few in the area but most of them are on the smaller side with the occasional big one showing up.  We also continue to see a fair number sail fish and marlin in the area giving those who are hunting the big one a decent shot.


Baja Mexico fly fishermen keeping a close eye on Hurricane Norbert

Baja fly fishing update and report for October 8th 2008


Written by – Jeff deBrown
Owner/Guide
The Reel Baja

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

Weather –  All of us here in Southern Baja are keeping a close eye on Hurricane Norbert.  It looks like I was wrong with my statement in my last report that Baja should be clear of this cell.  For those of us here in extreme Southern Baja it looks as if we might be spared but it is a little too early to tell as I write this report.  Currently Norbert is 445 miles off the Southern tip of Baja.  We all are all closely watching to see what happens.  Currently Norbert is a very strong category 4 hurricane at this stage but is projected to be about a category 2 when it makes land fall some time on Friday or Saturday.  At this time Norbert is projected to make land fall on the Pacific side some where in the area of Mag Bay.   We will all be watching Norbert very closely over the next couple of days.

Beach – The fly fishing from beach continues to fish for small rooster fish as well as lady fish.  We still have good populations of bait along the beaches giving anglers decent chances of catching fish when they find the bait.

Inshore – The past few days inshore has been the place to be.  We have seen good action for rooster fish,pompano,trigger fish and lady fish.  Most of the action has been in the area of Punta Colorado.  As always this time of year in front of the the docks at the hotels was another place for good action.

Off Shore – We have seen the action off shore slow down dramatically.  Over the past couple of days the dorado and tuna fishing has slowed to a crawl for the anglers.  We still have a few bill fish in the area but they also are not being found in the big numbers we saw a week ago.  I do not know if the approaching storm has had an effect on the fishing but we will wait and see if it rebounds after the storm passes.


Fly fishing Baja – Tuna and sailfish take center stage

Baja fly fishing update and report for October 4th 2008


Written by – Jeff deBrown
Owner/Guide
The Reel Baja

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

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This is Mike Goodrich from Erie, PA.  Mike along with Captain Victor are showing off a very nice sailfish that mike caught while fishing with me out of Cabo San Lucas this past week.

Weather –  The weather this past week was in a word HOT!!  We had no wind to speak of and the seas were very flat all week.  It looks as if we will have these same conditions for the next few days.  We do have a tropical cell below us.  We are keeping an eye on it but it looks as if we will see no problems from the cell.

Beach – Once again this week if you found the bait you found the fish.  We have bait scattered up and down most of the beaches.  If you find the bait you are most likely to encounter some smaller rooster fish good numbers of  lady fish and a few jacks mixed in.  We do have some larger rooster fish in the area and most of the shots for the big ones has been right place, right time as of late.

Inshore – This past week the inshore fishing continued with a few bigger rooster fish and jacks.  Once again in front of any of the hotels was a good place to look for a variety of game fish including rooster fish, jacks, lady fish and pompano.

Off Shore – We saw a little better bite this week for the off shore species.  Tuna were the main catch along with sailfish.  We have a lot of sailfish in the area about twenty miles out on a sixty degree heading.  Most of the boat were catching at least two or three fish with some of them landing double digit numbers of sailfish.  The dorado bit continues with fish scattered from the light house down to the South about as far as you want to go.