Baja Mexico Fly Fishing Report:Hurricane Jimena Headed Our Way

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

Written By
Jeff deBrown
Owner/Guide
www.thereelbaja.com

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Water temp.  84 – 89
Air temp. 83 -98

Hi folks,

    As you can see we are watching Hurricane Jimena very closely.  Jimena is still about 550 miles off the tip of the peninsula as I write this at midnight on Saturday.  The storm will impact our area but to what extent is still a mystery.  The storm is predicted to strengthen from its current state of a catagory two hurricane to a catagory four as it reaches the peninsula.  We are keeping a very close eye on this storm as it could give us quite a few problems.

On the fishing front not much happened today as most of the hotels were busy pulling boats out of the water as the storm is predicted to reach our area sometime on Monday or Tuesday.  We have begun to see some pretty good swell from the storm and that should increase in the next day or so.  I do not expect many boats will be out on the water the next couple of days as everyone prepares for Jimena.  It will also be a day or two after the storm to get the boats back in the water and for the fishing to resume.  I am supposed to be headed to the the states on Tuesday for a week. At this point it looks as if I could be here riding out Jimena as that is when we should see the impact of the storm.  We do have a chance that Jimena will turn slightly to the Noth-West and just graze us giving us the moisture we desperatly need but spare us the impact of a major hurricane.  We will have to wait and see.  I will be sure to let you all know how we do with Jimena.      

Baja Mexico Fly Fishing Report:Great Fly Fishing For Tuna And Dorado

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Paul Smith showing off his first ever rooster fish.

 Baja Mexico fly fishing update and report for August 21st 2009

Written By
Jeff deBrown
Owner/Guide
www.thereelbaja.com

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Water temp.  84 – 89
Air temp. 83 -98

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Here is Rod Squires showing off just one of the many dorado he caught while fishing with me this past week.

Hi folks,

The fishing has picked up quite a bit since my last report. The fly fishing for dorado and tuna has picked up with good numbers and good shots at both species.  The tuna have been hanging out off the light house and some of them have been quite big.  Fish are being caught between fifty and one hundred pounds.  That is a little big for a fly rod but the school has held some smaller more manageable fish as well as some good dorado coming into the chum that the boats have been using to bring up the tuna.  I also had some fantastic action to the south around Brazil with Paul Smith who came all the way from Newfoundland to fish with me and do a story on me and salt water fly fishing for a publication he writes for back home.  We had a few fantastic days with dorado and bonita boiling all around the boat.  Paul hooked and landed seven new species for him while on his trip.  I even had a first as we encountered a big school of good sized rainbow runners while we were out fishing for dorado.  I have never had a guest get into them although I have seen them on occasion.  These rainbow runners were more than willing to take the fly giving us both a new species caught on fly.

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Paul Smith from Newfoundland showing off just a couple of the many dorado he caught while on his trip.

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 Inshore we continue to see fair fishing for small rooster fish along most of the beaches.  We still have sardina for chum but they are on the small side and are still not good for teasing. These sardina can be used for chum and once you locate what you are looking for you can then cast the fly but be warned the needle fish might get to the fly before your targeted species as we have great numbers of them in the area.  We also have a good population of green and bar jacks located in front of La Ribera.  The fishing for lady fish still continues to be outstanding just about anywhere you want to go.

Our weather continues to be hot and humid with no rain in our area.  Our seas have been very nice over the last couple of days.  Earlier in the week we did see a couple of days where the seas started out very calm but an afternoon wind from the South produced some bumpy conditions.  Those winds have subsided and we are back to flat and calm seas. 

If you are looking for a late summer vacation and want to experience Baja fly fishing at its finest now is the time to be here.  Until next week.  Get out and go fishing. 

 

 

 

Baja Mexico Fly Fishing Report:Inshore And Off Shore Producing Results

Baja Mexico fly fishing update and report for August 12th 2009

Written By
Jeff deBrown
Owner/Guide
www.thereelbaja.com

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Water temp.  84 – 88
Air temp. 86 -101

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Above is Jim Ray showing off just a couple of the football yellow fin tuna we caught this past week as Jim and his wife Laura came from the East coast to spend a few days fishing with me.

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 This is Nick Rizopoulos who is here fishing with his dad John showing off a nice dorado that was caught on the fly.  Nick and his dad have caught many species this trip including dorado, bonita, rooster fish, lady fish, as well as jacks.  They are not done fishing with me.  We still have a couple of days of fishing left before they go back to Texas so we are going to see if we can’t get a few more species.

Hi folks,

  The fishing has started to pick up from what we saw last week.  We are seeing very warm   water temperatures that are on average about five to eight degrees warmer than normal for this time of year.  This warmer water is providing good bait populations both inshore and off shore.

Inshore/beach – we are seeing good populations of sardina although they remain on the small side. The inshore and beach fishing for species such as small rooster fish, jack crevelle, lady fish, and pompano that are feeding on these small bait fish remains good.  For those who are willing to stand on the beach in the heat and blazing sun looking for bigger rooster fish and jacks have a good chance of getting at least a few shots a day.  I know of three anglers from Finland and who are with the Vision Rod Company and they traveled all the way down here just to fish the beach.  They have spent the last ten days on the beach, fishing sun up to sun down and have had decent success.  They have caught a handful of nice roosters with the biggest coming in at about twenty pounds along with many smaller rooster fish.  They are also catching as many lady fish as one could want and have had other species including pompano, mexican look down, pargo, crevelle, and cabrilla.

Offshore – We continue to see decent populations of dorado.  We are seeing larger singles as well as some decent schools providing action for the fly anglers.  Along with the dorado we have very good action for bonita.  Most of these fish have bee on the larger side with some of them reaching fifteen pounds.  We have even had a few nice tuna mixed in with the bonita at times.  Most of the tuna are still associated with the porpoise that we have in the area.  Most of the tuna have been football size but we have some larger tuna in the area.  I have heard of a few large tuna between one hundred and two hundred pounds being caught on conventional tackle.

Fishing for bill fish we continue to see good fishing for sail fish and blue marlin.  I was out yesterday and we raised three small blues but no hook ups on the fly.  We have a very few stripe marlin in the area as I think the water is just to warm for them.  We will see an increase in stripe marlin as the water starts to cool down but that will be a few weeks from now so we will just have to have fun with the sail fish and blues on the fly.

I will continue fishing this week so I will let you all know how things are progressing.  Until then, good fishing.