Baja Mexico fly fishing update and report for December 18th, 2009.
Water temp. 72 – 76
Air temp. 65 – 77
It’s been a very busy couple of weeks since my last report. I was in the states for a few days fly fishing for Red fish and after a wonderful trip in New Orleans, I headed directly back to Baja and straight to Magdelena Bay to finish up my season there. Last week I spent five great days with Jeff Croy who owns a fly shop in Sante Fe, New Mexico called The Reel Life. Jeff brought along some clients to fish with me in Mag Bay and we had a nice trip. We caught some nice Dorado as well as a few Tuna. We also had some good action for Marlin with Jeff getting a nice fish upwards of about 140lbs.
I returned home to the East Cape a couple days ago and as I expected, the wind from the North is here and blowing quite strong. We have had wind for the past three days and the forcast calls for more wind over the next few days.
On the days that we are able to get out and fish it has been a little difficult but we still have some fish in the area. Most of the fish are close to shore and most people are fishing for Sierra which are plentiful in the area. We continue to see a few Jacks and some smaller Roosterfish mixed in with the Sierra.
The fishing we saw for Tuna and Dorado a couple weeks ago has slowed down and with the wind blowing for the last few days it may cool the water off enough to move any remaining fish out of the area. We will wait and see.
This time of year the season slows down quite a bit here in the East Cape. Some of the hotels are closed and the ones that do remain open have just a few guests in them and a handful of boats in the water. This dose not mean the fishing can not be good; it can be very good this time of year, but ironically it all depends on the wind. If we get a few days where the wind subsides, we should see some good fishing. Sometimes we do not know what species we will be fishing for on these wintery days but we have so many species in the area we usually find something to pull on the end of our line.
I will be headed over to Cabo San Lucas just after the first of the year to fish some guests on the Pacific side. I will be in Cabo San Lucas as well as here in the East Cape this winter fishing between the two. I will be sure to keep you all informed.
Until then…..keep fishing!