Last week we had a storm brewing off the coast. Overall the storm only brought in a bit of rain and no damage due to the wind. Over the last week, the water has been clearing up nicely. The dorado bite that was wide open a few weeks ago has tapered off but there are still some nice fish around. In the next few weeks, we expect the dorado bite to be solid.
On the outside: a few boats have been coming in with marlin flags plus the tuna bite is strong offshore. However, it’s a long ride out to find them, but when you do the action is exciting.
On the inside: Roosters are cruising the beaches and several grande fish have been sen this week. We had a few exciting chases but the fish are spooky. In the mix is big jacks inshore. We saw several in the 50lb range this last week. Several dates are open July-August if anyone is considering coming down now is the time to book. We are out this week with clients so look out for some great pics coming soon.
Had a little wind from the North for a couple days this last week which was strange for this time of year.
The beach has been OK. A few fish are around and the crowds were out in full force but it’s not overwhelming. Overall there is a great mix of species right now. Small roosters in the marina, plus Jacks, and snappers as well.
Outside we are seeing great dorado & marlin fishing as well. The pompano fishing has been nothing but fantastic this last week. Bigger roosters are further out but very picky. When we do get one to eat its a ton of fun.
Lots of tuna 30 & 40 miles out with porpoise. Close to home, we are finding tuna off the lighthouse fishing sinking lines and finding a 45 pounders in the mix.
Fishing is only going to get better as the sardines show up and the wind drops off as we hit the beaches sight fishing roosters and jacks. Grande rooster season is here. Every week we will see more & more fish on the beaches. If anyone has questions please feel free to give us a call and we will be happy to discuss availability.
The Reel Baja
Week of September 1st.
HOT!! It is in the mid to upper 90’s and beautiful. Looking at things overall there are no storms in site, or rain that I can see for the near future. We may have the occasional afternoon rain shower in the mountains, but as far as something to worry about it looks good and we are set for great fishing conditions.
Spent the entire week last week on the beach. There are some very nice fish around but you need to be patient and the shots will come. We saw some decent numbers early in the week but as the week progressed we saw less and less. The last two days have been tough with us only seeing a few fish. As we go into the next full moon we expect this to pick up and see more fish on the beaches.
Seeing some decent action for tuna using chunk squid. These guys have been very tough to get on the fly as it’s hard to “drift” a fly that slow, but it’s doable at times. We are also seeing some decent numbers for small to medium dorado fairly close to shore. The areas around the light house and just past Cabo Pulmo have been the best. There are also some in Buenavista.
We are also seeing some decent fishing for rooster fish using live bait with no hook doing a bait and switch. They are not big fish and not seeing huge numbers but enough to make it fun.
The billfish bite continues to be excellent. It has been a very, very good year here in Baja for billfish. There are some tuna with porpoise if you can find them as well as the occasional bigger dorado.
On a side note. I got an email letting me know Mag Bay is fishing extremely well right now for marlin. Lot’s of bait balls with lot’s of marlin on them. It should only get better as the season progresses. There are dorado and wahoo there as well and we’re very excited about getting tied up with them soon.