Baja Mexico fly fishing update and report for January 22nd 2010.
Water temp. 74 – 77
Air temp. 55-77
We experienced a few very nice flat mornings this past week giving the early morning anglers some great fly fishing conditions.
With all the Sierra in the area don’t forget to use wire!
This past week we experienced a break from the wind. Last Friday the wind dropped and we woke up on Saturday to flat calm seas and beautiful weather. The wind has remained calm for the entire week giving the fly fishing angler as well as the conventional angler great fishing conditions.
Here in the East Cape we continue to see good numbers of Sierra very close to shore. These fish are spread out all over the area with fish being caught from Punta Pescadero to our North all the way to Punta Arena to the South. I was out on the beach Monday morning in front of Hotel Buenavista and the Sierra were everywhere chasing small bait. I did not have a rod with me at the time so I just watched as the fish ripped around the area and bait was fleeing in every direction. I enjoy just sitting back and watching events like this as it is nature at it best.
Other than Sierra we also have a few Dorado and Marlin in the area. The lack of wind and calm seas have allowed the boats to get out fishing and the catch has been pretty good for considering we are in the middle of our “off” season. The Dorado and Marlin have been spread out with most of them being caught in and around Punta Pescadero from two to ten miles off shore.
I spent a great day on the water out of Cabo San Lucas this past week with Chris Keeley from Colorado. Chris is the owner of Anglers All fly shop – www.anglersall.com and they are a great bunch of guys. Chris and I had some tough fishing in the morning. The fish did not want to move to the teaser but with persistence we managed to get a few. In the afternoon the fish decided they wanted to play and Chris and I had a ball as he caught one after another. We even were able to find a few decent sized Rooster fish and Chris hooked one of these great fish but unfortunately the fish broke off on the hook set.
The wind is scheduled to slowly build back up here in the East cape. We should see a couple more days of great weather with the wind forecast to start once again on Sunday. I am going to try and hit the beach over the next couple days before the wind picks back up. I will be sure to let everyone know how it goes in my next report.
Until then…. keep fishing.
Baja Mexico fly fishing update and report for January 12th 2010.
Water temp. 74 – 77
Air temp. 54- 80
Cabo whales at play!!
Garrett Gill escaped the snow in Denver Colorado to come down to Cabo and enjoy a little sunshine and some great fly fishing.
It is mid January and we have had some very nice weather so far in 2010. On the East Cape side of the peninsula we continue to see some strong winds from the North. However, our days were filled with plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures. The winds did not come up as early this past week. Anglers in the area who were willing to get up early and try their luck were rewarded with good fishing before the winds blew them off the water.
The East Cape is surprising anglers who are venturing off shore with good catches of Dorado and Marlin. Closer to shore the Sierra continue to be the main attraction.
On the other side out of Cabo San Lucas we have had no wind to speak of with flat sea conditions and some pretty good fishing. We continue to see some Dorado although the strong bite we saw last week dropped off slightly this week. Inshore we continue to see good action for Sierra. Most of the Sierra we caught this past week were slightly smaller than the fish we were catching a few weeks ago but they were plenty big to put a good bend in an 8wt.
I will be back on the Pacific side starting on Friday as I have more cliets looking to get out of the cold and snow and into the sun and surf of Cabo to catch a few fish on the fly along the way. I will be sure to report how we do.
Until then…. keep fishing.
Baja Mexico fly fishing update and report for January 5th 2010.
Water temp. 74 – 77
Air temp. 55- 79
Well another week has past and we are into a new year. I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday. Here in the East Cape I do not know what people did over the holiday week. Some I am sure spent the holiday week inside rooting for there favorite collage football team if they were in a bowl game or took a nice drive along the coast or some many even be returning here to Baja after there holiday travels. One thing I do know is that not many people here in the East Cape were fishing over this past week due to the wind.
Here in the East Cape it has been a very windy week. The wind has been constant for a good six or seven days. The wind usually dies at night and we get at least a few hours in the early morning to chase some of the Sierra that are in the area but this week the wind has ether not settled during the night or it has picked up very early in the morning not giving the anglers that are here much of a chance. Before the wind started we had good fishing during the early morning hours for Sierra along the beaches and inshore. We also had a few Marlin in the area along with the occasional Dorado and Tuna.
I have been spending my time over in Cabo San Lucas guiding my clients. We saw some good fishing last week out of Cabo San Lucas. We had good action near shore for Sierra Mackerel. We were able to tease up some very nice schools that were willing to eat the fly. Most of the Sierra were between Four and Six pounds with some larger fish hooked but not landed. Mixed in with the Sierra we found a decent number of Rooster fish. We found more Rooster fish on the Sea of Cortez side in the area of Palmilla than we did on the Pacific side. Most of the Rooster fish averaged around five pounds.
Offshore in Cabo the Marlin bite has been spotty. The main catch this past week was Dorado. We had one nice day on Dorado with a catch of eight fish. All on fly. All released. I did hear of a few tuna being found further off shore but I do not know the details.
I am headed back to Cabo San Lucas tomorrow to fish with my guest and very good friend Garrett Gill from Denver Colorado. Garrett is ready for the sunshine and beautiful temperatures Baja provides this time of year as Colorado has had high’s in the teens for most of this past week. I will be sure to let you all know how we do.
Until then……… keep fishing!