Baja Mexico Fly Fishing Report: Spring Winds Play A Role In Fly Fishing Baja

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Here is Jim Hintz showing off his first ever Rooster fish. 

Baja Mexico fly fishing update and report for March 30th 2010.
Written by
Jeff deBrown
Owner/Guide
www.thereelbaja.com

1-888-287-4076

Water temp. 71 – 74
Air temp. 56 – 84

Hi folks,

This past week was  frustrating for the anglers especially the fly fishing anglers here in Baja.  We once again experienced four days of hard wind from the North here in the East Cape keeping most anglers around the pool and sipping margaritas.  I, on the other hand made a plan with my guest Jim Hintz who was visiting from Wisconsin.  Jim and I headed out early a couple of days this past week and drove over to fish out of Cabo San Lucas where the water was flat.  That is typical this time of year.  When the wind blows from the North here on the Cape it is flat on the Pacific side.  Jim and I had two great days of fly fishing for Rooster fish.  Jim had never fished in the salt water before and his first introduction was a great one.  We had Rooster fish boiling around the boat and Jim was very successful.  The fish we found were not big. These fish were fun and perfect for Jim’s introduction to fly fishing in salt water.

Here at home the wind has let up and the conditions are returning back to normal as I write this report.  We have some decent fishing in the area.  Close to shore we still have a few Sierra in the area but the bite has dropped off quite a bit from what it was a few weeks ago.  We also are experiencing day to day fishing for small to medium sized Rooster fish and Jack Crevelle.  It seems as if one day we find them and the next we don’t.  Over the next few weeks this should change as we typically see some very good numbers of fish move into the area starting in early April with the peak in May and June.

Offshore, we have a few Bonito in the area as well as a few Marlin.  The numbers of Marlin have increased over the past few days with more fish being spotted but most of them have been reluctant to bite.  We also have the odd Dorado in the area but the action for Dorado has not been steady.   I did hear of a few Tuna this week but they were down toward Cabo San Lucas.  That is a long way to go from here in the East Cape.

We will celebrate Semana Santa (the Easter Holiday) this coming weekend.  Our beaches will be full of locals celebrating the holiday with great food, laughs, and of course fishing.  It seems as if this holiday the wind blows from the North every year.  This year the forecast shows beautiful weather and no wind.  We are keeping our fingers crossed.    

Until next time…keep fishing. 

Baja Mexico Fly Fishing Report: A BIG Rooster Fish From The Beach

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Pictured here is my very good friend Stacy Corbin.  He is holding a sensational Rooster Fish.  Stacy has been after a Rooster Fish of this size for a long time.  I am pleased to have been a part of this truly special day.

Baja Mexico fly fishing update and report for March 23rd 2010.
Written by
Jeff deBrown
Owner/Guide
www.thereelbaja.com

1-888-287-4076

Water temp. 71 – 74
Air temp. 56 – 84

Hi folks,

It has been a great week here in Baja.  We had some great fishing late last week with some very good fishing from the beach.  As you can see from the photo above, I fished with my good friend Stacy Corbin from Alaska and we were successful in getting Stacy a big Rooster fish from the beach.  Earlier that day, I had clients out on a half day trip where I found some fish and I had a good feeling.  We had a great shot at a school of fish and one of my clients hooked (but had some bad luck) and broke off a fish in the thirty pound range.  My clients did not get any more shots as we had to leave and get them back to the hotel to meet the rest of their party and off to the airport.  I knew Stacy would be waiting for me at the hotel and we headed right back out to the spot where I found the fish earlier that morning.  Stacy and I were not on the beach fifteen minutes when we encounterd a school of Rooster fish.  The photo above is the results.  It was a great afternoon.

Since then we have had a few days of strong winds from the North.  That shut the beach fishing down but did not keep Jeff Solis and his group from getting out and chasing Marlin.  Jeff was able to find four Marlin last Saturday that were willing to take the fly.  The seas have calmed down since then and we are back to flat and beautiful conditions.  Problem is, no one seems to know where the fish went.  The past two days have been a little slow with a few Dorado and a few Pargo taking center stage.  This is typical during the spring here in Baja.  We have great seas and great fishing for a few days and then we receive some wind and that scatters the bait as well as the fish.  Over the next day or so  the fishing should pick up as it is forecast to be flat, calm and gorgeous for the next several days.  We will be out on the water every day this week.  We will be sure to report what we find.

Until next time…….Keep fishing. 

Baja Mexico Fly Fishing Report: Wind Makes Spring Fly Fishing In Baja Frustrating

Baja Mexico fly fishing update and report for March 17th 2010.
Written by
Jeff deBrown
Owner/Guide
www.thereelbaja.com

1-888-287-4076

Water temp. 74 – 76
Air temp. 55-80

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Here is Scott Lenover with a small Rooster fish.  Scott and I found many Rooster fish this size as we fished together last week out of Cabo San Lucas. 

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Above is Mark Mcilvaine showing off a little Gallo.

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Matt Lederle and another small Rooster fish from the beach.

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Mike Hergert and a Dorado we got while fishing earlier in the week.  Mike got a couple this size.

Hi folks,

Well, it is springtime here in Baja and as many of you know that means wind.  The wind over the past couple of weeks has made the fly fishing here in Baja very frustrating.  We are in our typical cycle for this time of year with a few days of very hard wind followed by a few days of flat calm seas and perfect Baja fly fishing conditions.  Last week we had a stretch of beautiful weather and no wind!  Currently it has been blowing for the past three days and is forecast to blow another couple of days before settling down.  We should see conditions improving on Thursday.  On the days we are able to get out and fish we have some pretty good action in the area.  We continue to see great fishing for Sierra from the beach as well as inshore.  We also have a good number of Rooster fish and some of them are big. 

For the past three nights in front of the hotel the Rooster fish and Jack Crevelle have been crashing the beach chasing bait and if you happen to be in the right place at the right time you have a chance at a big one.  I know of three different fish that were hooked by conventional anglers and all three fish were over thirty pounds.  I have also heard of some very nice Rooster fish being caught to our South but have not had time to check that area out.  I will be venturing down that way in the next few days to look around.

A little further off shore we still have a few Dorado in the area.  The Dorado have been in small schools with the average fish around eight pounds.  This past week I also heard of a few Tuna being found down to our South.  We continue to see Marlin off the lighthouse at 10-12 miles out.

The wind should stop in the next day or so and when it does we will be out on the water.  The fishing is improving every day and this spring is shaping up to be a great one.

Until next time….. Keep fishing!