Baja Mexico Fly Fishing Report: It’s Going To Be a Long, Productive Summer!

Written by
Jeff debrown
Owner/Guide
www.thereelbaja.com
1-888-287-4076

Water temp.
Inside – 80/73
Outside – 82/84

Air Temp.

Low – 79
High – 97

Posted on 7/23/12

 

Hi folks,

This last week the weather has been pretty kind to us and the fishing has been really good.  Not much has changed in terms of conditions, but the main thing is that the fishing is still red hot. Sardines are around, but it’s spread really thin and they are very small, but we are still getting into some great fish off the beaches and offshore, even with the bait fish not being present. Right now we have some roosters on the beach, as well as scattered dorado and marlin. If you look around you, will find them.

Luckily over the last few weeks, we have had all the football tuna you want to catch, but they are a long ride out. Average range from shore is around 25 and 50 miles out, with the average tuna around 12 pounds, but there are some twenty pounders in the mix. Once we find the schools we shut the boat down and cast right into the boil. The schools are still mainly feeding on the the red crabs as the main food source. If you have the arms for it, you’ll have a bent rod all day long.

This last Sunday, I went out and did some exploring on the beaches and found some good fish in preparation for my clients on Tuesday. Plus, Jeff Solis comes out on Wednesday and we are set to do some fishing for a couple of days. We will be focusing most of our efforts on the beaches, and even though the Roosters are showing spawning behavior, they are more than willing to aggressively chase down the fly.

Be sure to check out our catches on Facebook and Twitter over the week.

The fishing is going to stay hot all summer long, so come on down to East Cape Baja and get in on the action. We will post more photos and reports shortly. For booking details check out:

http://www.thereelbaja.com/

Tight lines,

Jeff.

Baja Mexico Fly Fishing Report: Ever Changing Conditions

Written by
Jeff debrown
Owner/Guide
www.thereelbaja.com
1-888-287-4076

Water temp.
Inside – 74/75
Outside – 79/80

Posted on 5/12/12

Hi folks,

Things here in Southern Baja are tough on the fly fishing front currently.  This past week we have had a change in the water.  Normally we have clean, clear, water along the shore line and nice, blue, clean water on the out side.  Right now we have green, cold, off colored water along the shore line as well as on the out side in most places.

These water conditions have made fishing very difficult.  We have started to see a change in the water the past couple of days. The water seems to be getting better.  This time of year we can see this off colored water come and go quickly.  This is due to the currents as they shift from one direction to another combined wind. We experienced some wind from the Southeast this past week. The shifting of currents, as well as the wind, has brought  chlorophyll to our waters making the water green and off color.  These strong changes in currents happen often this time of year.  One day you can have dirty, off-color water and the next day it is clean and blue at the same location.  As the water warms up and the currents settle over the next couple of weeks the off-colored water will dissipate and our waters will return to normal.

On the fishing front we continue to catch a few fish.  By no means it is wide open.  Inshore we are seeing a few roosters and jacks along the beach but most of the hotel boats are finding these fish out in the deeper water just off shore.  They are catching them on bait a few hundred yards offshore in water between fifteen and thirty feet deep.  I have witnessed these fish being caught.  These are NICE fish.  The roosters are averaging #40 with fish up to #80 being landed.

Out side we have had a very good bite for dorado.  These fish have been located on the shark buoys that are about 18 miles in front of Punta Pescadero extending to 35 miles.  There have been two key elements to finding success for these dorado.  First you need to be one of the first boats out to the buoys.  If you are not one of the first on a buoy holding fish the fish have been hit hard and have either gone down or stopped eating all together once you arrive.  Second is that not every buoy has dorado under it.  So finding the right buoy is critical.  Yesterday we found one buoy that had fish under it but with in an hour was covered up with fifteen boats.  Luckily we were the first boat there and we managed to catch and release on fly a dozen dorado (up to #30) before the other boats arrived and drove the fish down and gave them lock jaw.

We also continue to see a fair bite for stripe marlin.  Most of the marlin are being found in the areas of blue water.  Once again the waters are changing rapidly right now so looking at the latest terrafin shot of the water temperature and chlorophyll are keys to finding the marlin.

I will be on the water everyday for the next six weeks.  I will be watching the water closely.  I will be sure to keep you all informed of the water and fly fishing conditions.

Until next time…Keep fly fishing!

 

 

Baja Mexico Fly Fishing Report: Where Are The Sardines??

Written by
Jeff deBrown
Owner/Guide
www.thereelbaja.com
1-888-287-4076

Water temp.
Inshore – 76
Offshore – 79

Air temp.
Low – 69
High – 90

Hi everyone,

It has been a little bit since I did my last report.  I apologize for the delay in reporting but it has been very busy for me lately.  Things here are heating up.  The weather has been beautiful with flat calm seas in the mornings with a light to moderate breeze in the afternoon from the East, Southeast.  The water temperatures have been warming nicely both inshore and off shore.  With this water warming we normally see the influx of bait in the area.  So far this year we have seen good populations of mullet, ballyhoo, half beaks, and small flying fish.  What we have not seen is the arrival of the sardines.   The sardines are a big key to the fly fishing in our area.  They provide us with the chum we need off the boats as well as bringing fish close to the beach.

The sardines we are currently getting have to come from either way up North or from an area far South.  The bait has not hit our area yet.  Even with the lack of sardines in the area we still have fish in our waters.  They are just keying in on different types of bait.

Inshore and off the beach we have a fair number of rooster fish as well as jacks.  The fish have been quite picky this past week with a lot of fish looking at the flies we are throwing and not eating them.  They are getting a lot of attention because we have a lot of anglers on the beaches right now hitting them with all kinds of gear.  This gear ranges from conventional top water lures, to flies, to spoons, and even some things I have never seen.

The fish are not responding well due to pressure and the lack of sardines is a factor as well.  It is not impossible to catch fish but you must work at it a little harder than normal.

Offshore the fishing has been very good for marlin.  Each boat is getting between two and six hook up’s a day.  We also have had a few sailfish mixed in.  The bite for bonita has been very good for the anglers who have sardines and are willing to use them on these little bullets.  The dorado are starting to show up with the odd nice fish being caught by the anglers looking for marlin.

This next week will tell us a lot about what is to come.  If we do not see the sardines in any great number it could be tough for the next couple of weeks until they arrive.  If the bait comes into the area this next week. We are in for some fantastic fishing.

I will be on the water everyday this week.  I will be sure to report to you how things are shapeing up.

Until next time…Keep fly fishing!