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
Owner/Guide
www.thereelbaja.com
1-888-287-4076

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,

Jeff

Baja Mexico Fly Fishing is Heating UP!

Jeff deBrown

Owner/Guide
www.thereelbaja.com
1-888-287-4076

Air temp

Low: 59
High: 86

Week of May 4th

Hi Folks,

This week has been a little up and down. One day good and the next tough… We had a VERY BIG SWELL here on the East Cape recently from a storm off of South America. It caused tough beach fishing conditions here for a day or two and over on the pacific side it was big enough for the harbor master to close the harbor to small craft for a day. The weather has been nice with partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid to high 80’s.

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We are seeing a few more fish along the beach with them seeming willing to bite one day and not the next. We are also seeing a lot of anglers on the beach so it’s already crowded and will continue to get worse over the next few weeks. The size of the roosters on the beach have varied from small to large and everything in between. I have seen some of them starting to show signs of spawning activity so over the next few weeks that activity is likely to increase. However, I have not seen many jacks yet but I will update as soon as they show up.

 

October 2

From the boat things have been a little tough as we do not have any sardines in the area. We were able to get some last week by running an hour to the north but they have since moved further north making it too long of a run for us. With the lack of sardines we have been getting a few roosters from the boat by teasing with the live bait (caballito) that has been available. We also have had a few schools of Bonita showing up early in the mornings giving us the opportunity to cast to them while they are up on top.

 

img_0076.JPGThere has also been a report of some small dorado to our south but the bite is not strong and the fish have been very spread out. After the fishing we had over the last couple of weeks for dorado leaves us wondering where they went? Also, the marlin are starting to return. We can’t wait to get into these guys shortly as the bite has been getting stronger each day and this week should be a good week to get one on the fly.

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I will be on the water every day this week from both the beach and the boat. It looks like the overall fishing is getting better and It should be a fun week. I will be sure to post a report of how this week goes shortly.

Tight lines,

Jeff

We are On the Water: Back from the Shows.

Jeff deBrown

Owner/Guide
www.thereelbaja.com
1-888-287-4076

Air temp

Low: 58
High: 81

Week of  March 3rd

 

Hi Everyone,

We are back on the water after a great show in Pleasonton CA.  The east cape has had little wind over the last week, but as of yesterday,  the wind is forecast to blow for a week in the east cape. If you get out early there are some dorado and marlin scattered around.  Cabo has been the best producer and most of our guiding will be  out of Cabo is producing great snapper, small roosters and plenty of sierra .

 

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There are also some really nice jacks in the mix as well. I will be in Mexico City this week and back on the water in Cabo Saturday. We are talking bookings for the 2014 season. If anyone has questions, please don’t hesitate to email or give us a call to discuss.

Tight lines,

Jeff.