Marlin Bite is Picking Up!

Jeff deBrown



Air temp

Low: 71 High: 89

Week of November 1st

Hi All,
Over the last few weeks the fishing has continued to stay pretty consistent. Nice weather overall in the east cape, but it is slowing down. Went out a few days ago and found some dorado, tuna and a few billfish from the boat. The beach is fishing OK, but not great. Cabo is the place to be right now. Cabo has some solid rooster fish, marlin and a few dorado in the mix as well. The water temps are continuing to drop and with it the marlin bite will go into full swing. Mag bay was incredible a few weeks ago. several boats reported hooking up with 50+ marlin a day. The fall is the main season for some of our best fly fishing for bill fish. Our focus will be between Cabo and Mag bay for balance of November through December.
Jeff 3
Marlin june11
The Reel Baja does still have a few openings over the winter season so please call ASAP if you need information. This fall is shaping up to be one of the best we have seen in the past couple years for marlin.  If you want to be part of the action come se us.
Tight lines,

Beaches Are Producing-Billfish Bite is Solid

Jeff deBrown


Air temp

Low: 68
High: 94

Week of July 25th

Hi All,

The  season is in full swing and the weather is hot and humid. We’ve had a bit of wind from the SE recently, but overall the fishing is good!

Rooster Jan
Offshore: The billfish bite has been very good and there are a few sails from time to time, plus some nice blue marlin in the mix. We have also being hooking up with some nice snapper and big roosters off of the boat recently. Tuna bite has been solid for football size fish and they are perfect for the fly.

The dorado are scattered around and we’re not seeing them in great numbers. The ones we are finding are mostly small dorado, but they are loads of fun on light rods which keep things interesting.


A perfect start to a day of fly fishing in Baja

Beaches: The beach is fishing well on most days and there is a lot of bait in the area, plus lots of fish to pick from when you do find them.

Look out for a new report shortly, and if anyone has any questions please give us call.

Tight lines!


Who Turned Off the Switch?

Jeff DeBrown
The Reel Baja

Air temperature

High’s mid 80’s

Low’s high 60’s


Hello everyone,
This week was an interesting one to say the least. I spent almost the entire week fishing out of Cabo with my guests. We encountered some pretty strong winds and heavy seas for the first couple of days we fished and did not see much action between the wind and the waves.  We did manage to tease in a few fish, but it was very late in the day and by that time after trying to stand up in the boat and make a good cast became challenging he headed in to shore. They did a good job but their hard work and efforts went unrewarded unfortunately. I had heard about a few fish being caught out of San Jose so I decided to take my next group to the South to see if the rumors were true.
 Jack 3-21
As we got to San Jose the first thing I noticed was how calm and nice the weather was.  This was great as after the experience we had just seen on the other side a little flat water was nice to see.  Not long after we were there we had fish behind the boat.  My client made a great cast and we were hooked up to a nice rooster fish.  After landing that fish we had a few more fish behind the boat over the next hour or so. The next thing that happened was someone turned off the switch!  We went the rest of the day and we could do everything but get a fish behind the boat.  It has been a very long time since we have had that great action like that only to have it die off as quick as it did.
Since we found a few fish the day before I decided to take my next group right back to the same place hoping the bite might last a little earlier than it did the day before.  As we arrived once again we had fish behind the boat.  We had shots at roosters but they soon decided to fade in a hurry just as they did the day before.  We did find a nice school of jacks and we were able to a get a very nice fish out of that school.
 Rooster 3-21
Here at home the fishing is starting to pick up.  We are seeing good bait along the beaches and some decent roosters and jacks chasing them down.  It is not hot and heavy but you can feel the season starting to gain speed.  Offshore we are seeing a few bill fish as well plus a few yellow tail on the high spots.  I did hear of a few tuna being caught a long ride to the South but I think they are very hit and miss right now.  We also have a good number of Bonita in front of La Ribera giving us some good action.
I will be here at home most of the week and on the water almost every day this week with guests.  I will be sure to let you know how we do.  Looking at the forecast it looks as if it will be pretty calm in the East Cape.  This is good because this is Easter week here in Mexico.  Our area beaches are going to be very crowded with locals enjoying the warm weather and great beaches with many of them camping along the beaches for most of the week with the highest number of people between Wednesday and Sunday.  My trips will be out of the boat this week as it will be just to crowded to fish the beaches effectively.  If we can get a day in or two on the beach we will, but it will depend on the crowds.
I will be sure to let everyone know how the fishing is going  for us this upcoming week.  I hope everyone finds a way to get out and go fishing this week.
until next time……..tight lines!