East cape – windy windy windy. It was windy all week and strong enough to keep anglers off the water for most of the week. The wind is forecast to ramp up again and everyone is curious to see if the wind pushed the roosters that were here out or not. Just waiting on a fishable window to find out and will update soon.
Cabo – the fishing inshore and along the beach has been pretty good. I had a guest get a nice rooster off the beach in San Jose where I told him to go and he hooked up. On the pacific side they are finding roosters, jacks, and a few Sierra along the beach and inshore.
Off shore the dorado bite is decent. When you hook a single fish keep it in the water and be patient…. Most if not most of the time there will be others that will show up. The marlin bite is fair and will get better as fish from the north continue to migrate down south.
Mag Bay – the marlin are showing a little better than a week ago, but the prime fishing is still running late and not quite in full swing yet. The fish found were about 40 miles off shore. Closer to shore the dorado are the bite of the week. The area has a lot of buoys right now and the dorado are hanging around them so focus on the structure.
Mangroves – fished great as usual with the usual catches of snapper small jacks etc.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and we look forward to fishing with you soon.
We’re definitely heading into our winter season here in Baja. In the East Cape, the weather is in the 80’s and pleasant, but the main influencer on the fishing right now is the wind, which picked up over the past week and is forecasted to continue this week. The top bite in the East Cape is the Sierra bite at first light, but once the sun is up, the action dies down quickly. There are a few mid-size roosters along the beach, and the marlin bite has been steady, but as far as dorado, this has been the worst season for dorado here in the east cape that we have seen in years. However, the good news is that the action is heating up over in in Magdalena Bay.
I recently had clients in Mag Bay and this is where we will be focusing on fishing this winter season. We’re seeing a solid bite with wahoo and dorado and the action is picking up on striped marlin. The fishing will only get better for striped marlin as water continues to cool down. In the mangroves, the snapper bite is solid and provides great action on light tackle.
If anyone has any questions regarding fishing in Mag Bay, please call us at 1-888-287-4076 and we are happy to help. We will have a new report up mid week on Mag Bay and we look forward to fishing with you soon.
The weather remains hot with highs in the 90’s and overnight lows in the 70’s. We have seen some rain the past couple days as we have had afternoon showers popping up giving good rain to some parts of the area and nothing to others. These storms are very isolated and are quick to form and dissipate very rapidly. We are still in hurricane season but there are no storms in our area and there are none expected. It is a great time to be in Baja!
Beach/ Inshore – The beach has been fair for some smaller species. There have been some small roosters and jacks plus some Sierra around and you never know what you will catch. It’s way too early for sierra but that’s what makes fishing in the salt so great. I also know of a few snapper that have been spotted from the beach.
Off shore the fishing has been pretty good for tuna and a few dorado mixed in. Most of the tuna has been concentrated to our south. There have been a few bait pangas working that have had both live and dead sardines recently. The problem is figuring out each day if the fish want live bait or dead sardines. With a mixture being thrown in the water it can be tough and never know what is going to show up..
There have also been a fair number of billfish scattered throughout the area. This is a great month to catch a billfish on the fly!