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

Report written by –

Jeff DeBrown
Owner/Guide
The Reel Baja
www.thereelbaja.com
1-888-287-4076

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.

Jeff

 

Chasing Birds:Dorado Action is Great.

Written by

Jeff deBrown

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

Air temp.
Low – 50
High – 82

Water Temp: 73

 

Over the last week in East Cape and Cabo, we have been seeing some pretty good action inshore despite the rain and overcast conditions.

East Cape: The dorado bite has been good and most of the bigger dorado have been found around the lighthouse area. Average size dorado is around 15-20lbs. Normally, at this time of year there are very few dorado around the East Cape this late in the season, but for some reason they are still around and there is no telling how long they will stick around.

San Jose and Cabo: The inshore bite has been really good lately with some incredible bird action and big dorado. We found birds almost every time we where out and moved from one school to the next following the birds. Also, the sierra bite has been very strong with the average fish being around 4 pounds. There also some reports of yellowtail in the area and we should know more about their location shortly.

I will be in Colorado for the trade show on January 4th  and then off to Sacramento, CA.  I will grab some video and pictures of the new products for 2013 and post it on Facebook, so be sure to keep an eye out.

Tight lines,

Jeff

Baja Mexico Fly Fishing Report:The Reel Baja Welcomes a New Crew Member!

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

Water temp.

Outside– 85

Air Temp.
Low – 73
High – 87

Posted 08/26/12

Hi folks,

It’s been a busy week as we welcomed a new edition to the family on Wednesday – Kevin Jeffrey deBrown, 9lbs. 2oz. 21 inches long – and I’m already teaching him how to cast.

The fishing has been excellent lately as the sports boats are all coming in with flags flying on the boat. The two top bites for the week have been dorado and yellowfin tuna.

The tuna are still around and are being found with porpoise.  Most of the tuna are football size, but there are still some big fish in the mix, with some pushing 200lbs.

Dorado are hot right now. Most schools are found  5 -10 miles offshore with the average between 5- 20lbs. We have seen some big bulls this summer, and it will stay good through the fall for dorado. My clients on Friday got onto a school of dorado and we stayed on them and had  a blast!  They were catching one dorado after another.

Sailfish are still being caught and in the mix are blue marlin and striped marlin. The striped marlin bite will go into full swing as soon as the water temps cool down a bit. If you enjoy marlin fishing, then this is the trip for you as striped marlin are a blast to hook up with. Please contact us for availability as we have some days available this fall for striped marlin trips.

The inshore water is cleaning up from the rain we had last week and some nice amberjack and pargo are being caught. The marina is also cleaning up nicely.

Tight lines,

Jeff