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 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

 

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.