East Cape Fishing is on!

Over the last few weeks we have enjoyed some for the best surf fishing the East Cape has. We have lots of small to medium Dorado around as well as tuna and skip jack. The bill fishing continues to be good with mostly sail fish but the occasional stripe marlin in the pattern. We are raising between three and ten sails a day which is good but we expect over the coming weeks for this to get better

Along the beach there are some very nice roosters but you have to be willing to put in the time. We also have a lot of small jacks and lady fish prowling the beaches as well. If you are lucky there have been a few medium dorado patrolling the beaches as well.

This week we will be in beautiful Idaho trout fishing in the back country and will be return to the east cape on Sunday 20th for some fast action.  You can reach us at – Contact Us

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..

Rooster Fishing Baja

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.

bent rod

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


The Weather and the Fly Fishing are Both Hot!

Jeff deBrown


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.


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



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.


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.