Baja Mexico fly fishing update and report for August 3rd 2009
Water temp. 74 – 84
Air temp. 85 – 99
It has been a while since my last report. I did not do a report last week as fishing was tough and I did not have much to report. This past week things have improved slightly although fishing has remained on the tough side the past few days. Sardina continue to be tough to find and the ones that are available are still on the small side and are not good for teasing. We have had some larger sardina up to the north that are fine for teasing but it is a very long ride of about an hour and a half. And that is one way. That makes for a long boat ride if the bait is to the north and the fish are to the south.
On the fishing front things remain tough. We have some rooster fish in the area but most of them are on the small side ranging between two and five pounds. We do have a few larger fish in the area up to seventy pounds or so but they are being caught on live bait in deeper water making them hard for the fly angler. Also along the beaches and inshore we continue to see small jacks and lady fish as well as a few pompano.
Offshore the fishing has been a little better with decent catches of football tuna and a few dorado. The bite has been wide spread with some fish coming from the south and on some days the fish are being found up to our north. We continue to see good numbers of sail fish the the area as well as a fair number of stripe marlin.
I will be on the water each day starting tomorrow for the next three weeks and I will be sure to keep everyone up to date on the fishing here. I think this week we will see improved fishing. I invite everyone to check out our latest video at http://www.thereelbaja.com/mexico-roosterfish-video.htm Until next time…get out and go fishing.