This past couple of weeks here in Baja has been very interesting. It’s as if someone is playing with the switch. It’s not only the fishing that has been off and on but the weather as well.
This past week I had a group of guys that come so see me annually from Denver Colorado. They were happy to be here as it was snowing where they were from but for me it was a little chilly in the mornings here in Baja. We saw some cool mornings that started out in the low 60’s with a slight wind and overcast skies. Our day time highs early in the week averaged in the mid 80’s with a couple days mid week becoming fairly overcast and breezy making it feel cooler. By the end of the week we still had some cool temperatures in the early morning hours but with the lack of clouds it warmed up nicely.
The fishing has been either off or on. I do not know who is controlling the switch but I wish they would just leave it on. For us this week we had a roller coaster of a week. One day we would find nothing and the next we would find great action. I know they say well “it’s fishing and you never know” but it was very frustrating to have days that were so opposite of each other. We went out one day and caught skip jack as well as a few roosters and even a pompano and had lots of other fish around the boat. The very next day doing the exact same thing it was a ghost town. It was not as if we were seeing a few fish here and there and we couldn’t get them. It was like a barren wasteland. Not only for us but for everyone. The next day it was back on and in a big way. This cycle continued all week. It was fun listening to the group at breakfast betting if it would be on or off that day.
When the fishing was on we found some good action for roosterfish, small jacks (with a few big boys mixed in) as well as some yellowfin tuna and Bonita a long ride to the south. The marlin bite that was so good a couple weeks ago has seemed to have died. It will pick back up as soon as the switch is flipped again.
Over all there are fish here and willing to participate. Someone just needs to leave the switch alone.
Until ill next time…….Get out and go fishing!
Things here in Baja are starting to get pretty interesting. We had a little weather that made fishing slightly difficult but really was not a factor for what we currently have going on.
This past week we had multiple days of overcast skies and some winds. The winds were fairly calm in the mornings but by the afternoon they were making things difficult. We saw winds form the North and it’s unusual to have them this late but we still are in the spring season so we could see them here and there but I feel they are over.
The fish know it’s spring as well. Along the beach we are not seeing a ton of fish because they are out in the deeper water and starting to show signs of spawning. This past week we had very good fly fishing for roosterfish and jacks with a few Sierra mixed in but everything we found was outside slightly in the deeper water. We found single fish as well as groups. When these fish start to group up this time of year they can get very finicky because they are starting to think about other things. We experienced that this past week. We found that one pack would charge hard to our offerings where the next would just follow lazily or not show any interest at all. Some wouldn’t even spook when something was dropped on their head. They would just continue to chase each other around as once again it’s spring time.
The fish that did want to chase our offerings were very aggressive and we had some great fun. We caught some nice roosterfish and had a few that were very large ready to eat but my guest just couldn’t convert.
Offshore we are having much better luck we have a lot of very hungry stripe marlin in the area and they are willing to eat the fly. They have been starting out early in the mornings by staying in the deeper water so the boats that are fishing bait down deep have gotten great action early in the day. For those of us who are fly fishing for them most of the action has been happening in the afternoon once the winds come up and the marlin are on the surface. If you have ever wanted to fly fish for stripe Marlin now is the time. Each spring we have some great fly fishing for Marlin and this year is no different. We should continue to this good action until mid June.
We will be out there again the entire week next week. I will be sure to let everyone know what we find. I hope everyone finds some time to get out and go fishing this week.
Until next time…………