Who Turned Off the Switch?

Jeff DeBrown
Owner/Guide
The Reel Baja
www.thereelbaja.com
1-888-287-4076

Air temperature

High’s mid 80’s

Low’s high 60’s

3/21/16

Hello everyone,
This week was an interesting one to say the least. I spent almost the entire week fishing out of Cabo with my guests. We encountered some pretty strong winds and heavy seas for the first couple of days we fished and did not see much action between the wind and the waves.  We did manage to tease in a few fish, but it was very late in the day and by that time after trying to stand up in the boat and make a good cast became challenging he headed in to shore. They did a good job but their hard work and efforts went unrewarded unfortunately. I had heard about a few fish being caught out of San Jose so I decided to take my next group to the South to see if the rumors were true.
 Jack 3-21
As we got to San Jose the first thing I noticed was how calm and nice the weather was.  This was great as after the experience we had just seen on the other side a little flat water was nice to see.  Not long after we were there we had fish behind the boat.  My client made a great cast and we were hooked up to a nice rooster fish.  After landing that fish we had a few more fish behind the boat over the next hour or so. The next thing that happened was someone turned off the switch!  We went the rest of the day and we could do everything but get a fish behind the boat.  It has been a very long time since we have had that great action like that only to have it die off as quick as it did.
Since we found a few fish the day before I decided to take my next group right back to the same place hoping the bite might last a little earlier than it did the day before.  As we arrived once again we had fish behind the boat.  We had shots at roosters but they soon decided to fade in a hurry just as they did the day before.  We did find a nice school of jacks and we were able to a get a very nice fish out of that school.
 Rooster 3-21
Here at home the fishing is starting to pick up.  We are seeing good bait along the beaches and some decent roosters and jacks chasing them down.  It is not hot and heavy but you can feel the season starting to gain speed.  Offshore we are seeing a few bill fish as well plus a few yellow tail on the high spots.  I did hear of a few tuna being caught a long ride to the South but I think they are very hit and miss right now.  We also have a good number of Bonita in front of La Ribera giving us some good action.
I will be here at home most of the week and on the water almost every day this week with guests.  I will be sure to let you know how we do.  Looking at the forecast it looks as if it will be pretty calm in the East Cape.  This is good because this is Easter week here in Mexico.  Our area beaches are going to be very crowded with locals enjoying the warm weather and great beaches with many of them camping along the beaches for most of the week with the highest number of people between Wednesday and Sunday.  My trips will be out of the boat this week as it will be just to crowded to fish the beaches effectively.  If we can get a day in or two on the beach we will, but it will depend on the crowds.
I will be sure to let everyone know how the fishing is going  for us this upcoming week.  I hope everyone finds a way to get out and go fishing this week.
until next time……..tight lines!

Spring Fly Fishing Action Bending Rod’s in Baja

Jeff DeBrown
Owner/Guide
The Reel Baja
www.thereelbaja.com
1-888-287-4076

Air temperature

High’s mid 80’s

Low’s high 60’s

3/13/16

Hi folks,

This past week was a really great week here in Baja. I spent time with guests on the beach here in the East Cape as well as spending time with other guests fly fishing the Pacific out of Cabo San Lucas and we had a blast!
Jack March 11
Here at home in the East Cape we saw prefect weather with flat calm seas and virtually no wind. I spent time with my guests that I had here this past week focusing on the beach since had ideal conditions.  We were able to find lot’s of bait on most of the beaches we looked at. Once we found the  bait we had some pretty amazing action for some small to medium roosterfish as well as some medium to large jacks.  Most of the action was in the mornings, however we did find a little action later in the day on two of the days we fished.  We did find some Sierra but it was at dawn and it only lasted the first hour of light and then the bite is over.
Rooster March 11
The fishing out of the boat here in the East Cape has been consistent as well. Although I spent the week on the beach I did hear that there is some good actin for Bonita as well as a few roosterfish and jacks from the boat.  I also heard of a few bill fish being found but not really wanting to bite. The bill fish bite should pick up soon. If it’s anything like last year in another month or so it will be in full swing and we the action will be non stop.
Bent rods March 11
As I mentioned I spent a couple days fishing with guests out of Cabo San Lucas as well this past week.  The sea conditions were a little sloppy but the fishing made us forget about the bad conditions  We had great action for smaller roosterfish in the 3-5 pound class as well as smaller jacks. The action was non stop from about 10am on and we also found excellent fly fishing for Sierra. They are usually a morning fish but they were in full eating mode during the afternoon as well which is rare but we had a blast.
 Sierra March 11
Starting tomorrow Monday the 14th I will be on the Pacific side fishing with guests for most of the week in Cabo. I will be back in the East Cape on Friday. If the fishing was at all like it was last week I should have some good photo’s and a positive report for you next week. I still have a few dates left during the prime season so if you are thinking about fishing with us I suggest you inquire soon as they are going fast. I am looking forward to getting back on the water tomorrow and the rest of the up coming week. I will be sure to post here next week how it all went down. I hope everyone has a great week and find some time to get out and go fishing! Until next week…
Jeff