Fishing here in the East Cape has been amazing!

Fishing here in the East Cape has been fair from the beaches. However, there are some great roosters and jacks off the beach, but shots are few and far in between with 2-3 shots per day, plus the water is a bit off color due to afternoon showers making beach fishing tough..

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On the outside fishing has been pretty good. We have been finding schools of roosters in the 5-7 pound range on bait which has kept things interesting. Sail fish are scattered around as well and several boats have found some great fish.

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Last week we have some tuna show up down south, however it’s a two hour boat ride so we opted to stay local and focus on the inshore. We will have a new report up shortly updating on the conditions and if anyone has questions regarding trips or conditions please feel free to call us.

Tight lines

Jeff

The Weather and the Fly Fishing are Both Hot!

Jeff deBrown

Owner/Guide
www.thereelbaja.com
1-888-287-4076

Air temp

Low: 65
High: 92

Baja Fly Fishing report provided by The Reel Baja for the week of May 24th – 31st.

Hi folks,

It’s been a little bit since I’ve had a chance to write about what’s happening with the fly fishing here in Baja.  I have been on the water every day for the last couple weeks and that’s not given me any time to let all of you know how the fishing has been.  In a word the fly fishing along with the temperature  have gotten hot.  The weather, well we knew that was coming. The fishing I was starting to wonder.  A week ago as the weather was beginning to get really warm  I was wondering if the fly fishing would follow as we  had a few good days followed by a few that made you scratch your head wondering what happened . Up until this past week both the fishing and the temperature had been pretty warm but not “hot”.

This past week both of them decided to change. Our over night temps. have been warm enough and humid enough that we have had to run the air conditioning to keep comfortable. Our day time highs have  been in the mid to high 90’s with just a slight breeze from the Southeast in the afternoons.

The fly fishing has also gotten very good after only a fair start until now. Along the beach we are seeing good action for rooster’s and jacks. Most of the fish this past week were willing to check out our offerings making it a good week from the beach.  We were able to get a few fish to take our flies adding to the excitement.  I have to admit that we lost more than we landed but that’s part of the game.

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Above is Peter Jenkins who owns the Saltwater Edge Fly Shop in RI with a well earned rooster fish from the beach.

 

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Jeff Barefoot and his first ever rooster fish.  Well done Jeff!

As far as the off shore fishing we have had an explosion of activity with very good fishing for marlin and sail fish.  Along with the bill fish we have had a number of schools of porpoise that have been anywhere from 10 to 40 miles out holding yellowfin Tuna. These fish have been perfect fly rod size fish averaging between five and twenty pounds.  Most have them have been football size with an occasional larger fish being taken.  I heard of one fish that weighed in at 180lbs. and was a surprise to the boat as football size tuna were the action for them until the big one hit.

We are seeing a better dorado bite each day after just a few showing until now. Most of them have been on the smaller side with a big one being 20lbs.  We saw good schools of small dorado (between 5lbs. and 10lbs.) being caught off Cerritos this past week. If you got one and hung on to it the school would follow giving anglers great fun.image

Jeff Barefoot again with a nice stripe Marin on fly. Jeff had a great trip!

Below is an article I was honored to be a part of written for Australia’s fishing the wild magazine.  It was written by my very good friend and one of Australia’s best guides Clinton Isaac.  Give it a read if you get a chance.

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We will be out on the water again every day this week and I will be sure to let everyone know how the fishing treats us.  I am going to do my very best to keep you all informed at least once a week if not more.  With me being out early and home late some times it’s hard to keep up.  I was tying flies at 1 a.m. two days ago trying to make sure I was ready for the next day.  As I mentioned I will be fishing every day and might get a little behind (not my intension) but if I do please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email as I will be happy to give you the up to the minute report.

Until next time……..good fishing.

Baja Mexico Fly Fishing is Heating UP!

Jeff deBrown

Owner/Guide
www.thereelbaja.com
1-888-287-4076

Air temp

Low: 59
High: 86

Week of May 4th

Hi Folks,

This week has been a little up and down. One day good and the next tough… We had a VERY BIG SWELL here on the East Cape recently from a storm off of South America. It caused tough beach fishing conditions here for a day or two and over on the pacific side it was big enough for the harbor master to close the harbor to small craft for a day. The weather has been nice with partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid to high 80’s.

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We are seeing a few more fish along the beach with them seeming willing to bite one day and not the next. We are also seeing a lot of anglers on the beach so it’s already crowded and will continue to get worse over the next few weeks. The size of the roosters on the beach have varied from small to large and everything in between. I have seen some of them starting to show signs of spawning activity so over the next few weeks that activity is likely to increase. However, I have not seen many jacks yet but I will update as soon as they show up.

 

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From the boat things have been a little tough as we do not have any sardines in the area. We were able to get some last week by running an hour to the north but they have since moved further north making it too long of a run for us. With the lack of sardines we have been getting a few roosters from the boat by teasing with the live bait (caballito) that has been available. We also have had a few schools of Bonita showing up early in the mornings giving us the opportunity to cast to them while they are up on top.

 

img_0076.JPGThere has also been a report of some small dorado to our south but the bite is not strong and the fish have been very spread out. After the fishing we had over the last couple of weeks for dorado leaves us wondering where they went? Also, the marlin are starting to return. We can’t wait to get into these guys shortly as the bite has been getting stronger each day and this week should be a good week to get one on the fly.

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I will be on the water every day this week from both the beach and the boat. It looks like the overall fishing is getting better and It should be a fun week. I will be sure to post a report of how this week goes shortly.

Tight lines,

Jeff