Baja Mexico Fly Fishing Report:Fly Fishing In Baja Mexico Currently Excellent

Baja Mexico fly fishing update and report for September 24th 2009

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

1-888-287-4076

Water temp.  78 – 84
Air temp. 76 -93

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This is Lloyd Brady from Boulder Colorado showing off a Rooster fish he caught on the fly while fishing with The Reel Baja in East Cape Mexico.  This was Lloyd’s first ever rooster fish.

Hi folks,

This past week we had some great fly fishing.  I spent yesterday with Lloyd Brady and his wife Karen.  We fished inside for rooster fish.  We have plenty of rooster fish in the area to keep a person happy.  These fish are not big with most of them in the three to five pound range but the number of fish is impressive.  We found rooster fish in pretty much every area we checked.  Lloyd and his wife Karen also caught three different types of jacks as well as all the lady fish they wanted in addition to the double digit number of rooster fish they caught.

Action outside is as good as one could ask for.  We have great fishing for tuna as well as dorado.  The fishing for tuna continues to be found in a couple different places.   We are still finding very good numbers of tuna underneath the porpoise in the area.  We have many different schools of porpoise in the area.  Most of the schools have been located off Los Frailes and slightly to the south out between fifteen and twenty five miles.  This is where most of the bigger tuna are being found.  Most of these fish have been between forty and sixty pounds with a few over one hundred pounds.  The biggest one I heard of this week was almost double that weighing in at just under two hundred pounds.  These fish are a little large for those of us who are fly fishing anglers.

For the fly fishing anglers we are seeing good numbers of tuna and bonita in the area of Punta Arena.  The tuna and bonita in this area have been considerably  more manageable for the fly fishing angler than the fish being found outside with the average tuna at Punta Arena averaging fifteen to twenty pounds.  The bonita that have mixed in with the tuna have also been good size with some of them reaching fifteen pounds.

For those anglers looking for dorado we continue to see very good numbers fish to the North and to the South.  Most of these fish have not been very far off shore.  We have been finding the dorado from just a few hundred yards off shore out to around three miles.

The fishing for bill fish has been a little slow.  Not because we do not have any in the area but because we have had such great fishing for tuna, dorado, and rooster fish that not many boats are going a little further outside and fishing for them.  The boats that have been going after bill fish have had very good success with good catches of stripe marlin and sail fish.

We continue to see very warm sea and air temperatures along with very calm seas.  This is a great time to be in Baja.  The fishing is excellent and the weather is fabulous.  What more can one ask for.  Until next time,  get out and go fly fishing.

Baja Mexico Fly Fishing Report:Mid September Fly Fishing In Baja Is Good

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Baja Mexico fly fishing update and report for September 16th 2009

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

1-888-287-4076

Water temp.  79 – 84
Air temp. 79 -98

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Above is Rob Jones and his new wife Heather.  They spent their honeymoon with me this past week.  Rob and Heather had a great trip catching a lot of dorado as well as rooster fish, jacks, lady fish, bonita, and tuna.  They are making plans to return with more of their family next year.

Hi folks,

Things here in Baja are quite good.  Our weather is still warm with day time high’s in the upper 90’s and over night low’s on the mid to upper 70’s.  On most days we are experiencing bright blue –  bird skies in the mornings and into the afternoon with the occasional scattered clouds over the mountains in the afternoons.  We have not seen any rain this week but everyone here is hoping for a little more.  The humidity is starting to drop ever so slightly but is still being felt.  Our seas have been flat calm in the mornings and on most days just a ripple in the afternoon.  We did see a pretty good wind from the South yesterday afternoon but today we are back to very still conditions.

On the fishing front the water along most of our beaches especially where the arroyo’s are found is still off color.   We have very poor water conditions in and around la Ribera.  These conditions also extend as far North as Rancho Leonero and as far South as the area of Punta Colorado.  Even though we have off colored water we have good populations of bait in these areas.  With the off colored water but the good concentrations of bait fishing in these areas is very difficult but not impossible.

Most of the fleets as well as myself have been targeting the fish in the blue water.  We have good concentrations of dorado in the area with most of the fish being found from the lighthouse South to Meganos Blancos.  Most of these fish have been in the ten to fifteen pound range with the occasional thirty pound fish showing up.  We have seen both single fish as well as some very nice sized schools.  Some of these schools have had as many as twenty fish in a school.  We also have very good fishing for bonita in and around the area of the lighthouse down to Rincone.  Mixed in with the bonita have been some very nice yellow fin tuna as well.

Further offshore we have very good concentrations of porpoise that are holding some very nice size tuna.  Most of these fish have been between forty and seventy pounds with the occasional fish over one hundred pounds and up being caught.  I know of a boat that did not come in until eight o’clock last night as they were fighting a tuna that weighed in at just under two hundred and thirty pounds.

On the bill fish front we continue to see some average fishing for sailfish with a few stripe marlin mixed in.  I have not heard of any blue marlin being caught this week although I am sure a few were hooked.

I am thinking of heading over to Mag Bay next week to see some friends and do a little fishing.  I have heard that the bite has not been too bad after the storm so I may go over and find out.  With everything that is going on here though, I just may be sticking around here and doing my fishing.  As they say, “why leave fish to find fish?”.  Until next week, tight lines!

Baja Mexico Fly Fishing Report:Hurricane Arriving Tomorrow

Baja Mexico fly fishing update and report for August 31st 2009

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

1-888-287-4076

Water temp.  84 – 89
Air temp. 83 -98

Hi folks,

Just alittle update on the storm.  It will arrive tomorrow and it will give us a bit of a problem it looks like.  I was coming to the states do some business and I was able to get out a day early and get on one of the last flights out of the airport today.  It is now closed and no planes are flying in or out.  The rest of my family stayed behind to ride out the storm.  I will  be talking with them as soon as I can after the storm passes and I will let you all know how we come out.  On a better note it will take a few days t get everything back in order after the storm but we usually have some spectacular fishing after a major storm.