Baja Mexico Fly Fishing Report: A Sail Fish Bonanza!!

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Baja Mexico fly fishing update and report for October 25th 2010.
Written by
Jeff deBrown
Owner/Guide
www.thereelbaja.com
 1-888-287-4076

Water temp.
78 – 80  Inshore
79 – 83  Offshore

Air temp.
Low – 64
High – 82

Hi Folks, 

You know Fall has arrived in Baja when you are at the dock waiting to get on the boat to go fishing but the sand under you toes is not warm and soothing but quite cool and slightly damp.  You look around and everyone is wearing a pull over or some sort of jacket and sipping hot coffee.  This was the scene the past few days here in Baja.  Yes Fall even hits us here in Baja!

Over the last week you could feel the temperature change with our over night lows dipping quite a bit to give us that early morning chill.  It was not long after the sun popped over the horizon that the jackets were off and by mid morning we were experiencing perfect weather.  As the season winds down here in the East Cape, we will continue to see the chilly mornings and eventually the North wind will start giving us bumpy seas, cooler water, less bait, and the fish we have in the area currently will need to move in search of warmer water and more bait.

At this point in time we have good fishing conditions and great seas.  We did see our first North wind of the season last week but it was not enough to keep us off the water.  The wind lasted just a couple of days giving us slightly angry seas but it was short lived and we are back to gorgeous weather and flat seas.

The fishing is currently good overall.  We have fish to the South that include Dorado, Tuna, Wahoo and Marlin.  We also have had some great fly fishing action to our North with Sail fish providing some of the best action I have ever seen.  We have a massive school of Sail fish to our North.  If you are looking to fly fish Baja for Bill fish get down here now as it is a Sail fish bonanza!  We also have a fair number of Tuna and Dorado in the area of Punta Pescadero if you find yourself fishing to the North.

If you are looking for inshore species that include Rooster fish, Jacks, Pompano, and the few Sierra that are in the area, they are here.  We continue to see fair action for smaller Rooster fish up and down the coast with most of these fish being on the smaller side.  We have good fishing for Pompano around the light house with some nice Jacks in this same area.

If there was one negative this week it was finding a bait panga that had sardina for chum.  There were a few challenges this week in terms of sardina for bait.  First you had to locate a bait panga that was catching sardina for bait as not all of the pangas were looking for sardina.  Next you needed to be one of the first boats to the panga as once they were sold out they were done for the day.  Over the past couple of days these challenges have gotten slightly easier.  Yesterday and today the bait pangas seemed to find larger schools of sardines and there seemed to be enough for each boat.

If conditions stay correct we will continue to see decent fishing here in the East Cape for the next few weeks.  I will be on the water here in the East Cape every day with clients for the next couple of weeks and then I will head over to Mag Bay conducting fly fishing for Bill fish and blue water specie semaniars.  I will be there until late December as it is some of the best blue water fly fising in the world.  I still have a few spots available for some of my trips.  If you are intrested and would like more information on this trip please contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions you have.

Until next time…..Keep fishing!!

    

    

Baja Mexico Fly Fishing Report: Dorado Mania Continues

Baja Mexico fly fishing update and report for October 12th 2010.
Written by
Jeff deBrown
Owner/Guide
www.thereelbaja.com
 1-888-287-4076

Water temp.
8o – 82  Inshore
81 – 84  Offshore

Air temp.
Low – 82
High – 95

Hi Folks,

Well not much has changed here in Baja this past week.  We did not see any rain this past week and that meant we had clear skies with a lot of sunshine and very warm temperatures.  We are still seeing daytime highs in the mid 90’s and overnight lows about ten degrees cooler.  We did see the first North wind of the season over the weekend.  We had some fairly strong winds coming straight out of the North causing lumpy seas and white caps.  The winds lasted for about 48hrs. and then backed off.  We have returned to calm seas with a slight breeze in the afternoon.

The fishing continues to be some of the best we have seen all year.  Inshore we continue to see some very good fishing for Rooster fish, Jacks, look downs, and Lady fish.  One inshore species that has made a lot of people happy, is the return of the Sierra.  It is very early for us to have Sierra in our waters as we normally see them a little later in the season once the water cools off.  We have good populations of sardina along the shore line and I believe that is why the Sierra have shown early.  The anglers here that have been doing the “dawn patrol” for the Sierra have been catching some very nice fish. 

Offshore fly fishing remains spectacular.  The “Dorado Mania” we have been experiencing the last few weeks continues.  The Dorado are scattered throughout the area.  The schools are ranging from very small with just two or three fish in a school to very large with enough Dorado to keep any fly fishing angler busy for quite a while.  This time of year we start to see some floating structure in the water.  This can include things like trash, root balls, dead logs, etc.  We found a piece of wood the other day and it was loaded with Dorado.  October is always a good time for Dorado here in Baja.  The fly fishing for Dorado should continue as long as the wind from the North stays down and does not cool off the water rapidly.

If it is Tuna you are looking for they are here as well.  The Tuna have moved quite a ways to the South.  They have been hanging around the area of Vinorama.  This area is just north of the Gordo banks near San Jose.  This is a very long ride for the boats but it is well worth it as the action has been HOT!  The Tuna have not been huge with the average fish being about twenty pounds.  For the fly fishing angler looking to catch a Tuna on the fly rod this is a perfect size.  There have been some very nice Bonita mixed in as well.

The fly fishing for Bill fish is currently some of the best I have seen in quite some time here in the East Cape.  We have very large numbers of Sail fish and Stripe Marlin currently.  Most of the Sail fish have been on the larger side averaging between 80 – 100 lbs.  My fly fishing anglers that are targeting them specifically are getting multiple chances per day.  The Stripe Marlin have been slightly larger with most of the fish averaging about 120 lbs.  Once again if you want to catch a Bill fish on the fly here in the East Cape now is the time.

Until next time….. Keep fishing!!

Baja Mexico Fly Fishing Report: Dorado And Tuna Inhale Flies

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Here are photos of Ked Westgate(above) and his friend Dave showing off their first Rooster fish ever caught while fly fishing.

 Baja Mexico fly fishing update and report for September 27th – October 3rd 2010.
Written by
Jeff deBrown
Owner/Guide
www.thereelbaja.com
 1-888-287-4076

Water temp.
8o – 82  Inshore
81 – 84  Offshore

Air temp.
Low – 82
High – 95

Hi Everyone,

This past week the weather was perfect.  We had a lot of sun and with that the temperatures climbed back up.  We had daytime highs in the mid to upper 90’s with one day reaching 102 degrees.  The warm weather also brought more humidity making things pretty hot.  Our over night temperatures are very nice averaging in the low 80’s.

This past week we had no storms in the area giving us perfect fly fishing conditions.  We have seen very flat water early in the monings with just a slight breeze coming up on some afternoons.  This breeze was welcomed by most as it just moved enough air to make the warm temperatures feel a couple of degreese cooler than they actually were.

The fishing has picked up from what it was last week.  This week we saw very good action for Dorado and Tuna.  The Dorado and Tuna seemed to inhale every fly presented to them.  My guest Tom Nunally has had a very good week so far catching some very nice Dorado and Tuna on the fly rod.  Tom will be here for another week and we will be out fishing over the next few days.  Tom and I may go try and catch a bill fish on the fly rod as we have some excellent bill fishing right now.  We continue to see excellent fly fishing for Sail fish and Marlin.  We are having quite a few bill fish coming in on the teasers.  Enough to where you do not want to look away from them too long.

Inshore we continue to see good numbers of smaller Rooster fish with a few big fish mixed in.  Once again the Needle fish have been a problem.  We should start to see a decrease in the Needle fish over the next couple weeks giving anglers a great opportunity to fly fish inshore or from the beach. 

I will be on the water the next few days.  I will be sure to let everyone know how the fly fishing in Baja treats me and my guests.

As I posted in my last few reports, I will be offering a special  on guide fees for the rest of September and October.  The special includes: pay for 2 guided days and get the third free or pay for 4 guided days and get the fifth and sixth free.  In order to redeem this special, please mention that you saw it on my report or heard about it from one of my other sources where I advertise.

Until next time………Keep fishing!!