Baja fly fishing – you needed to be on the correct side this week

Report written by –

Jeff DeBrown
The Reel Baja

Hi folks,

This past week has been a good week for fly fishing in Baja as long as you stayed away from the wind.  We have seen very windy conditions on one side and great fly fishing on the other. Here at home on the East Cape side it was nothing but wind, wind, and more wind.  Early in the week you could not find a window where you could get out and fish effectively with a fly. As the week progressed you could get out and fish the early morning hours and about 8:30 A.M. the wind would start to creep up and an hour later you were headed back home due to the blustery conditions. This is what happened to me and a friend of mine I had visiting from Colorado this past week.  We were able to get in a couple morning sessions before the winds drove us back to the house. We found a few fish the short time we were on the water. We found a couple Sierra and on one morning a nice school of small jacks.  Finally yesterday the wind dropped and it was a beautiful day. We were able to get out as it was our last day to try and find a fish together before my buddy had to head home. We found a little more action yesterday. We fished the beach and we were able to find more jacks as well as a couple small rooster fish. We were not able to hook up but it was fun to have them chase the teaser.  As we got in the car to head to the airport this morning it was dead flat and just beautiful.  conditions. With the wind reports showing great conditions for the East Cape over the next couple days he was tempted to change his flight and stay a few extra days but he had to go back to Colorado.

With the wind down for the next few days the fishing should pick up here on the East Cape.  The bite off of La Ribera bank for yellowtail should start to pick up again and the small dorado to the North under the shark floats should hopefully still be there.  I do not think we are done with the wind for the year here in the East Cape but I think we are close.  We should start seeing more nice calm days in a row rather than windy days strung together.  As this starts to happen the fishing should start to gather steam here in the East Cape.

On the Pacific side the fly fishing has been very good. With company in town I was not able to get over there this week but I have been keeping up with the fishing on that side.  It sounds as if there is good fishing for jacks, Sierra, small to medium roosterfish, as well as a few snapper.  The Sierra bite sounds as if it is providing the best action.  The fly fishing for jacks is pretty good but some of the fish are starting to group up are thinking about spawning.  You just need to find the right school and you will have action.   The roosterfish are starting to show and should provide some great fun as well.

I will be back to fishing with guests starting tomorrow.  I have guests both here on the Sea of Cortez side as well as in Cabo this coming week.  I will be sure to let you know how we do and the latest conditions next week.  Stay tuned.



Winter Fishing Is Solid

Jeff deBrown


The East Cape has been very windy, making it difficult to get out and fish most days.  On the nice days, there have been some dorado and bill fish along with some yellowtail starting to show off la Ribera. Along the beach and inside there are Sierra very early in the mornings as well as some small rooster fish and jacks, but the forecast is looking like wind again this week.
Jeff 2

In Cabo, the wind is not a factor and we’ve had luck with small to medium roosters along with sierra, jacks and a few pompano. Offshore has been pretty good for dorado and marlin. I hear a few tuna are around as well but have not seen any.

Will keep you updated as we go and hopefully the wind in the East Cape will die down before too long. In the mean time call us to book a Cabo trip or with any questions.
Tight Lines,
Jeff Debrown

Rooster’s, Jacks and the Beaches Stay Consistant

Jeff deBrown


Air temp

Low: 66

High: 84

weather baja

The beaches are still fishing well for Jacks and Roosterfish. The average Roosterfish is 7-15 pounds with some grande fish in the mix. The sardina are still a ways out and we have not spent much time going after them as we lose precious fishing time, so instead of fishing inshore we have focused strictly on the beaches and done well.

With all the action on the beaches it can get crowded as we mentioned in our last report, However, is you are patient and pick your shots, the effort will pay off. Marlin and Dorado are scattered and we did see some wind pick up the other day but nothing that would prevent us from fishing.Last season we had one of our best Roosterfish seasons and this season is shaping up to be another stellar season. If you would like any rates, or have questions about the trips, please give us a call and we will be happy to assist you.

The Reel Baja is looking into several hosted trips so stay tuned and we will be releasing a newsletter shortly with some updates on the trips.

Tight lines,