Brennen Kerr holding a nice Rooster fish he caught on the fly. This is just one of many we got during our two days of fishing together.
Brennen once again with a wonderful Tuna caught on the fly.
This is Peter Noris from New York, NY showing off a great Jack he caught while fishing the beach with me this past week.
Baja Mexico fly fishing update and report for June 29th 2010.
Water temp. 75 – 77
Air temp. 77 – 91
As most of you know we have had a slower start to this year than any of us expected. I am glad to say that we are now in full swing and the fishing is very good. Along with the fishing we have calm seas and beautiful days that make Baja a great place to be this time of year.
From the beach we continue to see good numbers of Jacks as well as a fair number of Roosters. These fish have all been very nice fish. I have seen a few very big Roosters over the past couple of days and the Jacks are averaging twenty pounds. We continue to see great action for Lady fish and smaller Jacks as well.
Inshore we have a good number of small to medium sized Roosters. These fish are eating the sardina that we now have in the area. The sardina are still quite small but very effective for chum. I have heard of a number of very big Rooster fish being caught inshore but most of them have been in deep water and on bait. We also continue to see decent schools of Jacks as well as Pompano just a little further out.
Offshore it is a wide open Tuna bite. A lot of these fish have been associated with Porpoise. We have many different schools of Porpoise in the area and the Tuna that have been found with them have been very nice. The average fish has been about twenty pounds but I have seen fish come in as heavy as one hundred pounds. We also have Tuna in and around the light house. These fish are very close to shore and have responded to the sardina very well. If you can get them to boil you can cast a fly in the school and get a hook up. If it is Dorado you are looking for it is pretty good. You have to go and look for them but if you find them you can have a great day. We have had a few mixed in with the Tuna at the light house but most of the Dorado have been a little further to the south. We continue to see very good numbers of Marlin and the Sail fish are starting to show in some decent numbers. My anglers have not wanted to spend the time on Bill fish as the other species have provided great action but if you want a Bill fish now is a great time.
Well I am off to the beach. I have a great couple of guests here at the moment and we will be spending the next six days on the water. I will be sure to report how we do.
Until next time……keep fishing!
A small whake shark very close to shore.
Here is Ben Waldorf showing off his first ever Rooster fish.
Baja Mexico fly fishing update and report for June 14th 2010.
Water temp. 75 – 77
Air temp. 77 – 91
This past week the fishing has been a little up and down. This is due to the fact that we had a few days of very strong wind from the South, South East for most of the week. As of yesterday the winds have calmed down and the fishing was very good the last two days.
Inshore and along the beach we continue to see steady activity for Rooster fish and Jacks. The Rooster fish have not been as plentiful as in weeks past but we have enough around to keep anglers interested. We have good populations of Mullet in the area and we are finally seeing some sardina in the area. Most of the sardina are still quite small and it will be another couple of weeks before they can be caught but it is wonderful to see them in the area. We have also had a blast this week catching Lady fish off the beach as well as the boat. We have them everywhere and some of them are quite big. I got out my 6wt. rod the other night and had a blast. Some people think they are just a so-so fish to catch but I find them to be a blast especially on a light rod.
Offshore we continue to see excellent action for Tuna. Unfortunately, they have been using chunk squid and fishing them very deep making them very hard to catch using flies. We do, however, have a good number of Marlin in the area giving the fly fishing angler a very good chance at catching a Bill fish on the fly. I got into a few Dorado the other day on the boat with my guest and I heard of a decent school of Dorado being found today under a school of birds just in front of La Ribera. The numbers of Dorado are getting better every day and we should start to see enough of them in the coming weeks to give us some consistent action for the anglers looking to fly fish for Doardo.
I will be on the beach as well as in the boat this coming week. I will be sure to let everyone know how we do. Be sure to stay tuned.
Until then…..Keep fishing!
This is Dr. Dick Knackendoffel showing of a great jack he got from the beach. Dick says it is his biggest jack to date.
Baja Mexico fly fishing update and report for June 3rd 2010.
Water temp. 76 – 80
Air temp. 74 – 91
This past week was a great one. Once again we held the 2nd annual Moldy Chum extravaganza. You can see photos from the trip at http://www.moldychum.com/. They will be doing another trip with us next year and we are looking forward to all the gang returning.
This past week the group experienced some great inshore and beach fishing. The beach fishing for Rooster fish was very good with everyone getting heart pounding action. We had some anglers saying that they caught more fish in one day this year than they did on the entire trip last year. At the end of the week we had a good number of Rooster fish along with too many lady fish to count as well as some very nice jacks and even a 20lb. Pompano. This was all from the beach!! The boats did extremely well also.
Currently along the beach and inshore we continue to see good action for Rooster fish, jacks and all the lady fish one can catch. We currently have a good population of bait along the beaches as well as inshore. This bait consists of mullet and ballyhoo. We are finally starting to see a few sardina in the area but they are still very small. The bait population should continue to grow. With that the fishing inshore and along the beach should continue to produce the wonderful action we saw last week.
Off shore the tuna have arrived once again. We saw a drop in them about ten days ago due to illegal commercial fishing. They are back and it is great to see most of the boats looking for them are returning successful. We also have a strong marlin population in the area. The marlin were not eating well last week as we experienced the full moon but over the past couple of days they have started to eat the offerings presented by anglers. The fishing for Dorado is picking up. It is still not red hot but we are getting there.
Once again I would like to say Thank You to the Moldy Chum Group for a great week. Dick(pictured above) and his son Patrick are just getting started with me. The first day out Patrick caught a nice Rooster fish (photo’s coming) and dad has followed up with a jack. I will be sure to let you all know how we do over the next few days.
Until next time……Keep fishing.