Baja Mexico fly fishing update and report for August 21st 2009
Water temp. 84 – 89
Air temp. 83 -98
The fishing has picked up quite a bit since my last report. The fly fishing for dorado and tuna has picked up with good numbers and good shots at both species. The tuna have been hanging out off the light house and some of them have been quite big. Fish are being caught between fifty and one hundred pounds. That is a little big for a fly rod but the school has held some smaller more manageable fish as well as some good dorado coming into the chum that the boats have been using to bring up the tuna. I also had some fantastic action to the south around Brazil with Paul Smith who came all the way from Newfoundland to fish with me and do a story on me and salt water fly fishing for a publication he writes for back home. We had a few fantastic days with dorado and bonita boiling all around the boat. Paul hooked and landed seven new species for him while on his trip. I even had a first as we encountered a big school of good sized rainbow runners while we were out fishing for dorado. I have never had a guest get into them although I have seen them on occasion. These rainbow runners were more than willing to take the fly giving us both a new species caught on fly.
Inshore we continue to see fair fishing for small rooster fish along most of the beaches. We still have sardina for chum but they are on the small side and are still not good for teasing. These sardina can be used for chum and once you locate what you are looking for you can then cast the fly but be warned the needle fish might get to the fly before your targeted species as we have great numbers of them in the area. We also have a good population of green and bar jacks located in front of La Ribera. The fishing for lady fish still continues to be outstanding just about anywhere you want to go.
Our weather continues to be hot and humid with no rain in our area. Our seas have been very nice over the last couple of days. Earlier in the week we did see a couple of days where the seas started out very calm but an afternoon wind from the South produced some bumpy conditions. Those winds have subsided and we are back to flat and calm seas.
If you are looking for a late summer vacation and want to experience Baja fly fishing at its finest now is the time to be here. Until next week. Get out and go fishing.