Baja Mexico Fly Fishing Report: What A Week Of Inshore Fly Fishing!

My very good friend Steve and another awesome Jack!

Tom Read from Colorado showing off a great Jack while fly fishing from the beach.

Me enjoying the “little guys” on my day off!!

A school of larger Rooster fish swimming inshore.  We currently have many schools like this in the area!

Written by
Jeff deBrown

Water temp.
72 – 74  Inshore
72 – 75  Offshore

Air temp.
Low – 66
High – 88

Baja Mexico fly fishing update and report for April 25th 2011.

Hi Folks,

This week was very busy here in Baja!  We had a lot of campers on the local beaches enjoying fantastic weather, good food, and time with family and friends over the Easter(or known here in Mexico as Semana Santa) week.  It didn’t feel like a typical Semana Santa this year, as we did not experience the strong winds from the North that we have seen over the past few years.  Instead, we had perfect weather with blue skies, flat calm seas and a light wind out of the Southeast keeping the temperatures that were in the high 80’s feeling just right!!

As far as the North winds, I think we are just about finished with them.  It is forecasted to be flat and beautiful the entire upcoming week.  With that we should start seeing the water warm up.  Warmer water will also give us great fly fishing.

This week we saw some excellent inshore fly fishing for Rooster fish and Jacks.  Everyone is asking if the Rooster fish are here?? They are indeed!!  We continue to see more and more Rooster fish each and every day.  The fish that have been in the area for awhile are beginning to show more interest in our offerings as their spawning cycle winds down.  We are encountering new groups of Rooster fish each day that are just arriving in the area and have not completed their spawn cycle.  We’ve seen groups of fish that are traveling in large packs.  Some of these packs are holding as many as two hundred fish.  Most of the bigger groups of fish have been Jacks, where the smaller groups of 15-30 fish seem to be Rooster fish.

Offshore the fishing just keeps getting better.  This week we saw some very good fishing for Dorado, Marlin, Sail fish.  The epic bite for large Bonita continued as well.  If it’s Dorado and Bill fish you’re looking for they have been scattered from areas of cardinal and the 10/10 all the way up to the 88.  With the full moon behind us, we are seeing the fish starting to feed during daylight hours.  A lot of these fish are still full of squid as our waters are inundated with them currently.  The fish have been responding well to the jigs in the color scheme of squid.  This is giving us a chance to bring them up on the lures and then throw a squid colored fly at them.

I will be on the water each day this coming week. I will be sure to let you all know how we do and if all goes as planned, I will have some new photos for you next week. 

Until then…..Keep fly fishing!!  


Baja Mexico Fly Fishing Report: Jack Attack!!

Here is Richard Ries showing off a great Jack we caught off the beach this week!

Here is Tim Harshbarger with another powerful Jack.  Tim has already re-booked and will be back in June to chase more of these guys!

Jacks crashing bait at sunrise.

Jacks coralling bait right on the beach.

Written by
Jeff deBrown

Water temp.
73 – 74  Inshore
70 – 73  Offshore

Air temp.
Low – 64
High – 86

Baja Mexico fly fishing update and report for April 12th 2011.

Hi Folks,

The weather here in Baja is starting to get hot and the fly fishing is heating up just as fast as the weather.  This past week we had wonderful weather with clear skies, a lot of sunshine and virtually no wind.  We are at the tail end of the windy season and although we are not out of the woods yet, we are seeing better conditions daily.  I believe we will see another few days of wind before it finally stops for the season but we are very close to the end of the “EL Nortes” for this year.

On the fishing front, we see some very good fishing in all areas.  Fly fishing from the beach for Rooster fish and Jacks is just a few weeks away from being in full swing.   Currently we have very good bait population along the beaches as well as inshore and the fish are taking advantage of it.  Each morning you can find the fish chasing the bait along the shore providing us with great fly fishing action.  We are still seeing a lot of fish that are spawning and not interested in what we have to offer but if you can find the right fish or school of fish they have been very aggressive.  If you find the right school of Jacks they are on the attack. 

Offshore we’ve had excellent fly fishing for Bonita and Skip Jack.  Currently, we have some of the best fly fishing for these guys that I have ever seen.  They are everywhere!!  Most of them have been in the 5 – 7 pound range with larger fish up to 15lbs. being taken on the fly.  We also have seen a pretty good number of Marlin a little further offshore about fifteen miles.  Most of the Marlin have not wanted our offerings but they seem to be getting more aggressive toward the lures as a very big population of small squid has moved in offshore.  In the same area of the Marlin, we have had a few Dorodo as well.  The Dorado have been perfect for the fly fishing angler as they have been in the 10 – 20 pound class.

Spring is here and the fishing is starting to heat up.  We should continue to see good fishing as the water warms and the wind dies.  We have great populations of bait and that only helps our cause this early in the season.  If you are looking for a spring fishing trip it is hard to beat Baja.

Until next time…Keep fly fishing!!!