Brian Crawford stand with captain Santos after a great day of fly fishing with The Reel Baja.
Week of – September 23rd – 29th
Written by – Jeff deBrown
Weather – The outstanding fly fishing we have we have seen the entire month of September continued once again this week. We experienced calm seas and very warm temperatures early in the week but as the weekend approached we saw the South winds kick up giving us moderate choppy seas over the weekend. We experienced lots of sunshine with a few high scattered clouds this past week. We did receive an afternoon rain shower on Saturday afternoon and it was welcomed by all.
Air temperature – 71-90
Water Temperature – 74 -83
Beach fishing – We continue to have some good action along the beach. Most of the action is taking place along the beach just South of Rancho Leonero where the Las Cuevas Arroyo comes in. We have tremendous amounts of bait in this area. Using a sardina pattern or a small deceiver watch for the diving birds and fish in the area they are working. We have had good numbers of smaller Rooster fish as well as nice size Crevalle and a few Pompano along this arroyo. If you want to catch a Rooster fish from the beach this area is your best bet at the moment.
Inshore fishing – Once again most of the anglers in the area continued to fish off shore this past week taking advantage of the bite we have been experiencing . I have heard on the radio that a few anglers have been having some success for small to medium sized Rooster fish while fishing in front of Punta Colorado hotel.
Offshore fishing – In a word outstanding. We continue to see excellent fishing for Tuna and Dorado as well as Marlin and Sailfish. The Tuna and Dorado seem to be everywhere. This past week the excellent bite continued out in front of Buena vista as well as in front of La Ribera and it extended down to Cabo Pulmo. We had an excellent showing of Marlin and Sailfish this past week as well. Most of the Marlin and Sailfish were concentrated in front of La Ribera out about ten miles.