Species List

Baja Mexico is a world class fishing destination with more than 800 identified species of fish swimming in just the Sea of Cortez. Year round, there are plenty of opportunities to catch the fish of a lifetime. Many of the same game fish that are caught on conventional fishing tackle can also be caught on the fly. Below is a bucket list of fish that we have caught on the fly. Come fly fishing with The Reel Baja, experience some of the best fly fishing in the world and maybe even cross a few of these species off your life list.

  • African Pompano, Flechudo, Alectis ciliaris
  • Amberjack, Pacific Amberjack, Almaco Jack, Almaco Amberjack, Pez Fuerte, Seriola rivoliana
  • Barred Pargo, Mexican Barred Pargo, Mexican Barred Snapper, Coconaco, Hoplopagrus guentheri
  • Bigeye Croaker, Vacuoqua Croaker, Large-Eye Drum, Corvinata Ojona, Corvula macrops
  • Bigeye Jack, Bigeye Trevally, Bigeye Crevalle Jack, Jurel Ojogordo, Caranx sexfasciatus
  • Blackblotch Pompano, Silver Pompano, Pámpano Gitano, Trachinotus kennedyi
  • Black Skipjack, Mexican Little Tunny, Barrilete, Bonito, Barrilete Negro, Euthynnus lineatus
  • Black Snook, Robalo, Robalo Prieto, Centropomus nigrescens
  • Blue and Gold Snapper, Blue-Gold Snapper, Pargo Rayado, Lutjanus viridis
  • Bluefin Trevally, Bluefin Crevalle Jack, Bluestar Jack, Jurel Azul, Caranx melampygus
  • Blue Marlin, Pacific Blue Marlin, Indo-Pacific Blue Marlin, Marlin Azul, Makaira mazara
  • Blue Runner, Hard Tail Jack, Runner, Cojinuda Negra, Caranx crysos
  • Blunthead Triggerfish, Stone Triggerfish, Cochito Bota, Pseudobalistes naufragium
  • Broomtail Grouper, Broomtail, Garropa jasplada, Mycteroperca xenarcha
  • Bullseye Puffer, Concentric Puffer, Botete Diana, Sphoeroides annulatus
  • Bumphead Parrotfish, Loro Jorobado, Perrico, Scarus perrico
  • Caballito, Goggle Eye, Bigeye Scad, Selar, Caballito, Selar crumenophthalmus
  • California Lizardfish, Snakefish, Chile, Lagarto, Synodus lucioceps
  • Colorado Snapper, Pargo Colorado, Lutjanus colorado
  • Cortez Barracuda, Lucas’ Barracuda, Barracuda de Cortés, Sphyraena lucasana
  • Cortez Croaker, Wintersteen’s Drum, Berrugata de Cortéz, Verrugato de Wintersteen, Umbrina wintersteeni
  • Cortez Grunt, Yellow-Spotted Grunt, Burro de Cortez, Haemulon flaviguttatum
  • Cortez Halibut, Cortez Flounder, Lenguado de Cortés, Paralichtys aestuarius
  • Crevalle Jack, Jack Crevalle, Jurel Comun, Cavalla, Cocinero, Toro, Caranx hippos
  • Dog Snapper, Pacific Dog Snapper, Pacific Cubera Snapper, Pargo Perro, Lutjanus novemfasciatus
  • Dorado, Dolphinfish, Mahi-Mahi, Dorado, Coryphaena hippurus
  • Eastern Pacific Bonefish, Zorro del Pacifico Oriental, Macabi del Pacifico Oriental, Albula esuncula
  • Eastern Pacific Bonito, Pacific Bonito, Bonita, Bonito Oriental Sureno, Sarda chilensis lineolata
  • Finescale Triggerfish, Triggerfish, Blanco, Cochi, Balistes polylepis
  • Flag Cabrilla, Starry Grouper, Cabrilla Piedrera, Epinephelus labriformis
  • Flat Needlefish, Barred Needlefish, Agujón Sable, Ablennes hians
  • Gafftopsail Pompano, Pampanito, Trachinotus rhodopus
  • Giant Mexican Needlefish, Crocodile Needlefish, Agujón Lisero, Tylosurus crocodiles fodiator
  • Giant Squid, Humboldt Squid, Giant Humboldt Squid, Calamar Gigante, Rojo Diablo, Dosidicus gigas
  • Green Jack, Cocinero, Baracuta, Cocinero Dorado, Carangoides caballus
  • Ladyfish, Pacific Ladyfish Sábalo, Machete, Elops affinis
  • Leopard Grouper, Cabrilla, Golden Grouper, Golden Cabrilla, Sardinera, Reina, Mycteroperca rosacea
  • Mexican Bonito, Striped Bonito, Bonito, Bonita, Bonito, Bonito Mono, Sarda orientalis
  • Mexican Lookdown, Jorobado Antena, Selene brevoortii
  • Mullet Snapper, Pargo de raizero, Lutjanus aratus
  • Pacific Barracuda, California Barracuda, Picuda Barracuda, Barracuda Plateada, Sphyraena argentea
  • Pacific Jack Crevalle, Toro, Torito, Caranx caninus
    Paloma Pompano, Pámpano, Trachinotus paitensis
  • Rainbow Runner, Salmón, Elagatis bipinnulata
  • Red Snapper, Pacific Red Snapper, Huachinango, Lutjanus peru
    Roosterfish, Pez Gallo, Nematistius pectoralis
  • Sailfish, Pacific Sailfish, Indo-Pacific Sailfish, Pez Vela, Istiophorus platypterus
  • Sierra, Pacific Sierra, Sierra Mackerel, Sierra, Scomberomorus sierra
  • Striped Marlin, Marlin Rayado, Tetrapturus audax
  • Threadfin Jack, Thread Pompano, Jurel de Hebra, Carangoides otrynter
  • Wahoo, Wahoo, Acanthocybium solandri
  • Yellowfin Tuna, Atún de Aleta Amarilla, Thunnus albacares
  • Yellowtail, California Yellowtail, Yellowtail Amberjack, Jurel, Jurel de Castilla, Seriola lalandi dorsalis