72 – 74 Inshore
72 – 75 Offshore
Low – 66
High – 88
Baja Mexico fly fishing update and report for April 25th 2011.
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!!