Baja Mexico fly fishing report – Empty beaches and some very good fishing

Baja Mexico fly fishing update and report for April 30th 2009

Written by – Jeff deBrown
Owner/Guide
The Reel Baja
www.thereelbaja.com

1-888-287-4076

Water temp.  74 – 76
Air temp. 54 – 83

Hello everyone,

As we all know the swine flu has had us here in Mexico in the news over the past few days.  All the news has left our beaches and hotels pretty empty this week.  I think that this problem is something we all need to take seriously but here in Baja we are much safer than the big cities on the main land.

With the very light traffic here right now it has opened up the beaches and giving anglers all the room and space one could want to chase the very good numbers of rooster fish, jack crevelle, lady fish, and pompano we have along the beaches right now.

The beach fishing has been really good giving anglers very good shots at some very nice rooster fish and jack crevelle .  We continue to see big schools of both roosters and jacks that have been hanging close to shore as the spring spawn continues.  Most of these fish have been in the ten to twenty pound range with some bigger fish to forty pounds mixed in.

Inshore we have had a good bite for some very nice bonita in the area of punta colorada to the lighthouse.  These fish have been in the five to eight pound class.  We continue to see some very good sierra fishing in this area as well.

Offshore we have as many marlin as one could want.  The only problem is that most of them are not eating what the anglers have to offer as they are full of squid.  Some boats are getting one or two on lures that represent squid but with the number of marlin in the area this number should be higher.  I was out fishing for marlin last Friday and we saw over fifty fish between jumpers, trailers, and sleepers.  We also would see schools of marlin feeding on the surface chasing squid but they were up and down faster than you could say “Look feeding marlin!”.

Over all we have excellent weather some great fishing and all one could want.   I understand everyone’s concerns about what we have been experiencing here and around the world.  To my knowledge we have no reported cases here in Baja.  Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions or want the up to date latest info on what we are experiencing on the fishing and or flu front.

Baja Mexico fly fishing report – Great action all around

Baja Mexico fly fishing update and report for April 22nd 2009

Written by – Jeff deBrown
Owner/Guide
The Reel Baja
www.thereelbaja.com

1-888-287-4076

Water temp.  73 – 76
Air temp. 53 – 82

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Here is Greg Roberts showing off his first rooster fish on a fly.  This is one of amny he caught while fishing with me this past Monday.

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Above is Daniel Wendell and his wife Eva from Bozeman Montana showing off a couple of nice rooster fish they caught while fishing with me today.

Hello everyone,

Well after a three day blow we returned to flat calm seas on Monday and the fishing really turned on.  We have great action all around.  The fishing from the beach took a day or so to get back to normal as the water did not clear up in most places until yesterday afternoon due to the blow we had over the weekend.  We have a variety of bait along the beaches consisting of sardina, bally-hoo, very small flying fish and mullet.  We have great concentrations of all these baits.  We have rooster fish, sierra, lady fish, jack crevelle, and even some pompano attacking the bait along the beach giving the fly fishing angler a great opportunity if they prefer to fish from the beach.

Inshore we have had some non stop action for rooster fish.  We also have very big schools of jacks that are here and these bruisers are big.  Today we encountered a school of crevelle that was so dense that it looked like a black reef of rocks only it was moving.  These fish were all between twenty five and forty pounds.  The only problem is that most of these schools are spawning at the moment and not many of them have eating on their mind.  We are getting the occasional dozen or so to peel away from the pack and investigate our offerings only to have them turn around and return to the school.  Pretty soon these fish will be done with the spawn and when they are they should be on the eats and we should see some very nice crevelle fishing.

Offshore has been excellent for dorado the past three days.  This is due to a piece of a dead whale that is out in front of punta colorado about fifteen miles.  It was found three days ago and the fishing around it has been outstanding.  The dorado that have been associated with it have been of very good size.  Most of the fish are between fifteen and thirty pounds with quite a few fish over forty pounds being taken.  I fished it to day with my clients Daniel and Eva and they each caught a dorado each.  We would have stayed longer but we left as it was very crowded(it was hard to make a cast without hitting another vessel) with boats and in a short time the dorado went down and the bite slowed making it very difficult to fish a fly.

Other than the piece of whale we do have other dorado in the area as well as a fair number of marlin.  I have not heard of any tuna yet this year but we do have some very nice bonito that have been providing some fun for anglers.

The forecast is for some excellent whether for the next few days and with that we should continue to see the great fishing we have experienced the lat few days.  I will be sure to keep you all an update in a few days.  Until then. Good fishing.

Baja Mexico fly fishing report – A few days of North wind

Baja Mexico fly fishing update and report for April 17th 2009

Written by – Jeff deBrown
Owner/Guide
The Reel Baja
www.thereelbaja.com

1-888-287-4076

Water temp.  73 – 76
Air temp. 53 – 82

Hello everyone,

The North wind returned early this week just as most of the people that were here for the Easter weekend headed home.  The wind has been blowing the last few days keeping most anglers around the swim up bar at their hotels.  The wind is forecast to blow for the next couple of days and then back off and we should get back to flat calm seas and great weather.

On the calm days we have seen some very good fishing.  We continue to see good fishing for rooster fish along the beaches and along the shore.  We also have some very nice fishing for snapper and cabrilla in the rocks.  The hot spot for these fish has been just in front of Rancho Leonero.  We continue to see fair dorado fishing on the days that we find them.  They have been moving around quite a bit and a little harder to find than they were a couple of weeks ago.  The school before the wind was located in front of La Ribera out about seven to ten miles.  We continue to see more stripe marlin in the area but as I reported last time very few of them are taking the offerings presented by anglers.

I will be out on the water as soon as the wind allows us to fish and I will be reporting the fishing conditions.  Until then tight lines.