Baja Mexico Fly Fishing Report – Mucho Marlin in February


Hi folks,

This past week we have had excellent fishing in both the East Cape as well as Cabo San Lucas. It has been a great week with action on the Sea of Cortez as well as the Pacific.

In the East Cape we have had some outstanding action for stripe marlin. The action has been going on for the last couple of weeks and shows no signs of slowing down. The fish are fairly close to shore and seem to be almost everywhere and not just on a bank here or there.

The marlin have been most active on the tide changes. This means during slack tide you may find more dorado and skip jack than marlin but if you are patient once the tide turns the marlin have been feeding heavily.

Along the beach in the East Cape we continue to see good fishing for roosters and jacks with a few small Bonita and Sierra mixed in. We have been seeing very good schools just offshore and a lot of them have been a mixture of jacks and roosters together. These have been larger fish. They have been feeding on the bait balls that we currently have in the area. Closer to shore we are seeing fish but they have been smaller than the groups a little further out.

I have been guiding here in Cabo most of this week and the fishing has been very good. We have had good fishing for some nice roosters along with Sierra and Cubera snapper. The schools of jacks in the Pacific are everywhere. We encountered a school yesterday that must have stretched a quarter of a mile long. These fish have not been the easiest to catch as some of them are spawning. If you encounter the right school and they respond hold on because they will attack any fly in the area.

I will be in the water both in the East Cape as well as Cabo this coming week. I will be sure to update all of you on the action. Until then I hope you find some time to get out and go fishing.

Jeff deBrown

Week of February 1st 2018

Hi everyone,

Currently here in the East Cape we are in the windy season. With that said on the non windy days we do have a little going on. If you are up early and the wind is down we have had good action from the beach for Sierra. This bite has been starting around dawn and ending around 9am.

We are also seeing good numbers on small roosters along the beach on the calm days. These fish are not big. They are averaging between 1 and 3 pounds but they sure are fun.

We have not seen any jacks yet but they should start to show soon as we have good bait along the beaches currently.

Offshore here in the East Cape we are seeing a good marlin bite for this time of year. The marlin have been on the bank just off La Ribera. We also have a few dorado in the area and the occasional tuna. A few yellowtail are starting to show as well. Again it all depends on the wind here in the East Cape this time of year.

I have been guiding a lot lately on the Pacific side out of Cabo San Lucas. Over there we have had very good inshore fishing for jack’s, roosters, snapper, and Sierra. This is a great time to be fishing inshore on the pacific side.

Off shore out of Cabo we have been doing well on stripe marlin with fair action for dorado. The bite for dorado has been early while the marlin have been more active for us fly anglers in the afternoon.

This year has started off with some great fishing. Currently the conditions are favorable for some great action over the next few weeks. Stay tuned for the latest news as we will be fishing the next few days and we will be sure to report the latest conditions. If you are in the area or going to be in the area or just want to escape winter for a few days give us a call. We would love to help you.

Tight lines,


Tuna Wide Open-Beaches are Solid

Jeff deBrown


Week of July 10th

It’s been a busy week here in Baja. The beach fishing is fair. We have fish around but you need to be patient. We didn’t see a thing the last two days and today we saw a bunch today. Overall the fish are here but you need to be patient for your shots.

Offshore is wide open with tuna and marlin. The tuna is a perfect fly rod fish with fantastic action when you hook up. They are all football size and perfect for someone looking to catch one on the fly, or if you want your heart rate to pick up. They have been eating small squid and red crabs. Most of them have been south off of Cabo Pulmo but are pretty much everywhere.

We are seeing the occasional Dorado with the majority of them being found to the North. The marlin have been spread out all over with a good number of smaller blue marlin (about 250#’s) 25 miles to our North. If anyone has any questions please give us a call. Happy to discuss the area.

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!