This is Nathan Douglas showing off his first ever Rooster fish on a fly. Nathan and his father Paul spent four great days with me this past week. Nathan just finished medical school and was given this trip by his father before moving on in his career. We wish you all the very best, Nathan!
77 -79 Inshore
79 – 81 Offshore
Low – 71
High – 93
Baja Mexico fly fishing update and report for the week of May 29th – June 5th, 2011.
Well it’s officially HOT here in Baja. I’m talking about the weather as well as the fly fishing. We have seen the arrival of the blue water species that include Marlin, Tuna and even a few more Dorado. The offshore action has been wide open and wide spread from North to South. We spent a day this week chasing Marlin and had a wonderful but frustrating day. We raised a dozen fish to the teasers and we were able to get seven of them to eat the fly. That was the wonderful part. The frustrating part was that we lost every single fish we hooked. The anglers did everything correct but each fish had the upper hand that day. We were able to get a couple of them right to the boat, but just out of reach before the fish unbuttoned itself from the fly and swam slowly away from the boat. I guess that’s fishing. It sure was exciting though.
We do not only have Marlin offshore but we have some very good fishing for Tuna. These Tuna have not been too big for the fly rod as the fish are averaging around 80lbs. with fish all the way up to and over 200lbs.. I heard of a very nice fish that weighed in at 208lbs. The boats have been finding these big Tuna to the North. These fish have been found with the porpoise that have been hanging in the area of the 88. Not every school of porpoise is holding Tuna. If you are lucky enough to find the right school of porpoise you will find some whopper Tuna with them.
Inshore we continue to see good fishing from the beach as well as from the boats for species that include Rooster fish, Jacks, Lady fish, and even a few nice Pargo. We did see a slow period this past week. The slow period lasted for about four days. During this time those that were on the beach had the most difficulty. If you were in a boat you found more fish as they were in the deeper water and would respond to chum being used to attract them giving the fly fishing angler a chance to fool one of these wonderful fish.
Over the last couple of days we have seen more fish moving along the beaches as well as better numbers out of the boats. The fish are spread from North to South with many fish in the area of La Ribera due to the high concentrations of bait in and around the new marina.
I am looking forward to this week. I will be on the water with my good friend Jim Troyer. Jim and I will be hitting the beach as well as offshore. It is always nice to fish with clients whom, over the years have become great friends. I will let everyone know how we do this week.
Until next time……Keep fly fishing!!