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

 

Baja is On!

Jeff deBrown

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

Air temp

Low: 66

High: 86

Graph

Hi folks,

I’m on vacation with the family in Arizona, then headed to California for the Fishermen’s Spot Fly Fishing event, April 6-7th in Van Nuys. I got an update from one of my captains and the fishing is really good right now!

Rooster!

Ballyhoo, Dorado and Roosterfish are on the bite. The biggest concentration of Ballyhoo is around the lighthouse and the Roosterfish are on bait balls near the beaches. I’m excited to get back home next week and get my clients onto some nice fish. Stay posted and we will update from the beaches! Plus, we will have some amazing weather to enjoy.

Tight lines,

Jeff

Baja Mexico Fly Fishing Report:It’s All In The East Cape.

Written by

Jeff deBrown

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

Air temp.
Low – 56
High – 81

Water Temp: 76

 

Hi Everyone,

So, this week we have been in the East Cape region and we are seeing some really good fishing. Dorado has been the top bite of the week with the average dorado size running between 20- 40 pounds.  They are scattered, but are a good size and well worth looking for.

Marlin: The marlin are around, but they are scattered and deep. Be patient, and there is a good chance you will find one or two marlin if you put in the time.

Bonito: Bonito are back for awhile.  They are football-sized but they put up a great fight and are a lot of fun on light tackle. If you find captains who have sardines, get some. Keeping the school around the boat will be easier if you have some live sardines.

Sierra: Sierra are still keeping us busy and we saw a change by a few degrees in water temp this week, so the sierra bite will only improve over the next few weeks as water temps cool down even further.

Next week, the weather should be good and I will be back in Cabo fishing with clients as we target marlin and dorado.  Also, I will soon be posting my schedule of the fly fishing shows that “The Reel Baja” will be attending this upcoming year. It will be great to see old friends and meet new ones as well, so if  you are attending any of the shows, please stop by and introduce yourself.

Tight lines,

Jeff.