Baja Mexico Fly Fishing Report: Despite Storm Fly Fishing In Baja Remains Excellent

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

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

  1-888-287-4076

Water temp.  81 – 86
Air temp. 73 -87

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Above is Larry Lindauer (below)and his son showing off just a couple of the dorado they caught while fishing with me this past week.

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Above is Paul Day showing off just a few of the many fish he caught on his trip with me.  Paul had to leave early due to the storm but is planning on returning as soon as he can.

Hi Folks,

As many of you know, we just experienced another storm named Rick.  Rick was a very powerful hurricane as it worked its way North towards Baja.  At one time, Rick was the second most powerful hurricane on record in the Eastern Pacific.  Only Hurricane Linda in 1997 was more powerful.  As Rick approached Baja it quickly started to fall apart going through a progression from a catagory 5 storm to a catagory 3 and by the time it got in our area on late Tuesday and into the very early morning hours on Wednesday it was a tropical storm and had swung hard right and to the South of the peninsula.  Rick caused some good swells in the bay and we continue to see those today as well as a hard wind from the North.  Rick also provided us with some rain showers as it passed through the area.  These showers were quite hard at times but most of them were short lived lasting less than an hour.  These rains did cause the arroyos to run.  With these hard rains the water along our beaches and near shore is stirred up and very off color.  This off color water affects most of the beaches and inshore areas we fish.  The water inshore and along the beaches should start to clean up and settle down over the next few days.  It may take a little time to get back to fish-able.

As the storm approached fishing continued to be very good.  We still had very good fishing for Dorado, Tuna, Bonita along with a few other species mixed in.  I even know of one boat that released eleven Sail fish in one day as the storm approached.  I fished with Tom Bie of Drake Magazine just as the storm was approaching and we had a great day on Dorado and even found a big school of Rainbow runners eager to take our flies.

Earlier in the week I had great day on the water with my guests Larry and Kelly Lindauer as well as Paul Day.  Larry, Kelly, Paul, as well as Tom and his friends all had to  leave early due to the uncertainty of Rick.

Rick just passed and most of the hotels are getting boats back in the water today.  We should resume regular fishing operations tomorrow and I will be sure to let you all know how the post storm fishing is.  I will be heading to the states on Friday for a week to pick up some equipment and materials that I need for Magdalena Bay.  I will be headed over to Magdalena Bay soon after I return from the states fishing with my first group.  Magdalena is fishing very well currently and should only get better.  I do have a few spots open if anyone is interested.  Until next time….Good fishing!

Baja Mexico Fly Fishing Report: Patricia Passes Fishing Continues

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Brad Gates (above) and Ed Lee  caught many Dorado on their trip this past week.  Here they are showing off two of them.  

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

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

1-888-287-4076

Water temp.  81 – 86
Air temp. 73 -87

Hi folks,

Earlier this week on Monday and very early Tuesday morning, we experienced some of the effects of tropical storm Patricia just off the coast as it slid by very near the peninsula.  The storm kept most of the boats in for one day only as the storm passed.  Patricia gave us some good rain fall at times but we did not see the winds that were expected; keeping the seas relatively calm.  After the storm passed, the boats were back in the water and everyone was anxious to see if the fishing would continue to be as good as we have experienced the last several weeks.  We were not disappointed!  The fishing for Dorado and Tuna remains very good.  I fished with my clients Brad Gates and Ed Lee from Fredericksburg, PA who arrived concerned about the storm but did not loose a day of fishing and had a good trip.  The first day, the seas kept us close to shore where we found a good school of bait.  While fishing around the bait, they hooked into Sierra, Jack Crevelle, Bonita, and even had a few Rooster fish.  The next day we had a great day fishing for Dorado.  Most of the action for Dorado is located to our South past Cabo Pulmo.  In this area we continue to see very good fishing for Dorado, Tuna and even a few Wahoo.  All of this fishing is taking place fairly close to shore.  Most of these fish are being found within a half a mile out to about two miles off shore.  We also have a few Sail fish in this area as well.

Along the beach conditions are very difficult as the water is off color in most places due to the storm.  It will take a few days for things to settle down and get back to normal fishing conditions.

We have another storm to our extreme South and we will have to wait and see if this system will give us any problems.  As we wait, we will be out on the water chasing the fish in the area.  Until next time–Get out and fish!

Baja Mexico Fly Fishing Report:October begins with Tuna and Dorado in Baja Mexico

Baja Mexico fly fishing update and report for October 6th 2009

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

1-888-287-4076

Water temp.  76 – 83
Air temp. 74 -90

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Here is a nice way to end a day of fly fishing in Baja.

Hi folks,

    The fishing continues to be good throughout the bay.  The bite for Tuna, Dorado, and Bonita remains very strong.  This past week we have not had to travel as far to the south to find the fish as in previous weeks.  The fish have slid all the way up the line and today were located right in front of La Ribera.  It is always a bonus when you can start fishing ten minutes after getting on the boat.  Most of the boats fished between one and two miles straight off La Ribera today and were rewarded with good action for Tuna and Dorado.  Great numbers of big Bonita were mixed in as well.

    Although we do have squid in the area the bait of choice for these fish has been sardina.  We have plenty of them and the fish are coming from the deeper water to crash these bait fish on the surface.  This makes it very good for the fly fishing angler.  We are even catching them on top water poppers and crease flies using intermediate lines.  This method has been providing us with great action.  Not to mention it is a blast seeing a twenty pound Yellow Fin inhale a popper! 

    Along the beaches and inshore we continue to see smaller Rooster Fish and Jack Crevelle.  Lady Fish, Pompano, and a few Pargo round out the catch.  Fishing along the beaches has been best early in the mornings.  I recommend fishing in the mornings due to the fact that currently we have had cloud cover and breezes in the afternoons. We received a few mid afternoon rain showers on Saturday and Sunday.  A few of the boats came in a little early on Saturday as the rain showers that passed through the area caused some pretty rough seas.  By dinner time on Saturday we were back to flat and gorgeous conditions.

    The fishing is as good as we have seen in the past couple of years.  If you have never fly fished Baja or have been fishing it for many years.  It dose not get much better than this.  Until next time…get out and go fishing.