Baja Mexico fly fishing update and report for June 17th, 2009
The Reel Baja
Water temp. 76 – 79
Air temp. 61 – 93
Water temp. 79 – 84
Air temp. 71 – 92
Since my last report things for me have been very busy. I have been on the water each day and tying flies each night so I apologize for being a few days late with this report. I will be on the water every day for the next couple of weeks so I will keep you all informed the best I can.
Our weather has been great up until today. Today we had a little rain in the early morning hours that was welcomed by everyone as it cooled off the temperatures a bit plus it was the first moisture we have seen in quite a long time. The down side to the rain today was that it brought a hard South wind that lasted most of the day and it is forecast to be a bit breeze tomorrow and then we should get back to normal and this time of year that means hot!
On the fishing front we have seen some good fishing from the beach as well as the boat. Fishing the beach we continue to see some good fishing for Rooster fish as well as Jack Crevelle and as many Lady fish as one could want. The Rooster fish have been in the five to fifteen pound class with the occasional big fish blowing up bait. The Crevelle continue to be in good sized schools cruising the beach and eating flies. Most of these schools have been in the area of La Ribera and to the South. These Crevelle have been very good size with the average fish in the twenty pound range.
Inshore we have has some very nice Bonita in front of the hotel. The Bonita have been anywhere from two to fifteen pounds. We also are finding good numbers of Dorado fairly close to shore. These fish have been on the smaller side with most of them being eight to fifteen pounds. Do not get me wrong mixed in are some very nice Dorado with some of them as big as thirty pounds. Although sometimes hard to catch on the fly we are seeing some very nice Pompano and Pargo in and around the rocks just in front of the hotel as well as out at Punta Arena.
Offshore the action has been very consistent for some larger Dorado, Marlin, Sailfish and a few Wahoo. We have seen a few schools of Porpoise and with them a few Tuna. Most of these tuna have been football size with the average fish around ten to twenty pounds. Over the next few weeks we hope to see an increase in the Tuna action but we will have to wait and see. The action for Marlin and Sail fish should really kick into high gear over the next couple of weeks as well. Until next time. Good fishing.