Baja Mexico fly fishing update and report for February 24th 2010.
Water temp. 74 – 76
Air temp. 55-80
This is Bruce Corson from Alaska. Bruce is holding a very rare catch. This is a golden Cabrilla. Here in the East Cape they are rare. We may hear of one being caught every couple of years. Bruce got this one as we were looking for Yellow tail one morning this past week.
As I write this the wind from the North is blowing strong outside. The wind started yesterday and they were some of the strongest we have seen in a long time. Today the winds are once again quite strong but are predicted to be a little less severe than yesterday. Last week we had a five day stretch where we saw no wind and beautiful weather. During the great weather we had last week I was able to get my guests Bruce and Shelly Corson out fishing. They traveled from Alaska to escape the cold and get in some fishing. We had a great three days of fishing. We have had a very good bite for yellow tail in the area and since we had noticed that the bite for Rooster fish had been later in the day we started each morning looking for yellow tail on light tackle. We did not find any yellow tail although we saw some nice ones being caught around us. We did however find some very good fishing for Grouper. We caught a few each morning and Bruce was lucky enough to catch a yellow Cabrilla. They are very rare in this area. Everyone on the boat was very excited when that fish came up and we saw what it was.
Bruce was really here to fly fish and we did a lot of that as well. We found excellent action for smaller Rooster fish and Jack Crevelle along with all the Sierra one could catch. We also encountered some very big schools of Rooster fish that would be considered in the “Grande” class. We had many of these fish up and Bruce was able to get three of the fish to eat his fly but we could not get one to stay on. We are also seeing schools of large Jack Crevell that on average are between fifteen and forty pounds. We once again had them crashing all around the boat and each one found a way to not get hooked completely. The inshore fly fishing is heating up. I expect to see more action for bigger Rooster fish a little earlier this season than in seasons past if the numbers we currently have in the area are any indication.
Off shore was pretty quiet this past week. We had a few Dorado in close to shore that were caught and a few marlin spotted a little further out that did not want to bite. I did hear of a tuna being caught but I have not heard of any real numbers of them being found yet this season.
The wind is forecast to blow for the next few days and although it makes the wind surfers happy it dose not make the anglers in the area happy. The wind will keep us off the water for the next few days here in the East Cape. I am headed over to the Pacific side tomorrow to get out of the wind and fish with my guests that are staying over on that side. I will be sure to report how we do.
Until then….. Keep fishing!