Baja Mexico Fly Fishing Report:The Reel Baja Welcomes a New Crew Member!

Written by
Jeff deBrown
Owner/Guide
http://www.thereelbaja.com
tel :1-888-287-4076

Water temp.

Outside– 85

Air Temp.
Low – 73
High – 87

Posted 08/26/12

Hi folks,

It’s been a busy week as we welcomed a new edition to the family on Wednesday – Kevin Jeffrey deBrown, 9lbs. 2oz. 21 inches long – and I’m already teaching him how to cast.

The fishing has been excellent lately as the sports boats are all coming in with flags flying on the boat. The two top bites for the week have been dorado and yellowfin tuna.

The tuna are still around and are being found with porpoise.  Most of the tuna are football size, but there are still some big fish in the mix, with some pushing 200lbs.

Dorado are hot right now. Most schools are found  5 -10 miles offshore with the average between 5- 20lbs. We have seen some big bulls this summer, and it will stay good through the fall for dorado. My clients on Friday got onto a school of dorado and we stayed on them and had  a blast!  They were catching one dorado after another.

Sailfish are still being caught and in the mix are blue marlin and striped marlin. The striped marlin bite will go into full swing as soon as the water temps cool down a bit. If you enjoy marlin fishing, then this is the trip for you as striped marlin are a blast to hook up with. Please contact us for availability as we have some days available this fall for striped marlin trips.

The inshore water is cleaning up from the rain we had last week and some nice amberjack and pargo are being caught. The marina is also cleaning up nicely.

Tight lines,

Jeff

 

Baja Mexico Fly Fishing Report: When It Rains, It Pours.

Written by
Jeff deBrown
Owner/Guide
http://www.thereelbaja.com
tel :1-888-287-4076

Water temp.
Inside- 76
Outside– 83

Air Temp.
Low – 73
High – 87

Posted 08/20/12

Hi folks,

Well, it’s been a rainy couple of days here in East Cape, Baja. Earlier in the week, we had a tropical storm roll into the area and it dumped a fair amount of rain as it passed through.

The rain has now stopped, but the inside water is still a bit off-color, preventing us from fishing the beach for roosterfish. The good news is that the the bite is still going strong for sailfish, tuna and dorado.

On my way back from Cabo today, I saw a few boats fishing less than a mile off shore, targeting tuna with porpoise. The tuna bite is hot at the moment, and there are some really big fish in the mix. I heard from a captain whose boat landed a 150-pound tuna the other day, and he did mention they broke off several in the 200-pound range!

Sailfish are still on the bite, and several sails are being caught daily inshore where the water is warmest. The sailfish bite will continue to stay active for a month or so, at which point the water will start to cool off and the striped marlin fishing will pick up.

Dorado are still being found in schools with porpoise. We are very lucky to have such a healthy fishery where we can target dorado all summer long here in East Cape, Baja.

The marina is still fishing well even though the water is a bit off color from the rain. Jacks, baby roosters, pargo and ladyfish are all keeping anglers busy. A six-weight rod is ideal for the marina.

This coming up week, the water should clear up nicely, and we will have open skies and lots of sunshine!

Tight lines,

Jeff

Baja Mexico Fly Fishing Report: It’s Marlin Time!!

Written by
Jeff deBrown
Owner/Guide

http://www.thereelbaja.com

tel :1-888-287-4076

Water temp.
Outside– 88/90

Air Temp.
Low – 76
High – 101

It’s warm and sticky here in East Cape Baja, but the fishing has held it’s own this week. Tropical storm George gave us some overcast conditions over the weekend, but things will clear up for next week as the storm moves further out to sea.

We are lucky to have a big range of species to fish for all summer long. One of the beautiful things about the fishery here is being able to fish for one species one day and a different species the next.

The top bites for this week have been dorado, striped marlin and blue marlin. The dorado schools have been around the lighthouse about a quarter mile off shore. Most of these are schooling, so not much in terms of size, but there are some bigger ones in the school. The sardina we found this week were small, but they did help in terms of keeping the dorado around the boat.

The marlin are around the La Ribera area, about 2-4 miles offshore. The striped marlin fishing is as good as you will find it right now, with an average release of three per day.
Sailfish are in the mix as well, so if you enjoy marlin fishing, come on down.

Tuna are still around, with most of them schooling around porpoise. The average size for tuna right now is 9-12 pounds, but we did break off some bigger tuna this week while fishing the main school.

The beach fishing has slowed down a bit for rooster fish, but there are still some big fish around. You’ll get your shots if you are patient, but you have to make them count to hook up.

Meanwhile, there is some great fishing going on right now in the marina at La Ribera. Small jacks, pargo, lady fish and juvenile rooster fish are keeping anglers busy. This is a perfect spot to stay busy all day long with a six or eight weight.

Tight lines,

Jeff