A few calm days brings bites

Baja fly fishing report for the week of February 25th – March 3rd 2008

Written by – Jeff deBrown
The Reel Baja

Water Temperature – 62/68
Air temperatures – 45/78


This past week we started the week in the typical fashion for this time of year in Baja with clear skies and sunshine but the North wind that we tend to get this time of year were still blowing. On Wednesday of this past week that all changed and for the past five days we have seen some of the calmest and nicest weather one could expect here in Baja.

The fishing has responded to the lack of wind as well. We still have fair to good action along the beaches for Sierra, as well as Lady fish, a few decent Jack Crevelle and small Rooster fish mixed in. We have started to see a little bait in the area. This is a good indication being so early in the year that this year we will have good populations of bait but we will have to wait and see.

Off shore we continue to see a pretty good yellow tail bite. I know of one boat that went out yesterday heading North to Ceralvo and were able to hook into a few very respectable yellow tails. We also have good action for white Bonita and we even had a few Dorado in the area this past week. The Dorado were found up to the North off of Punta Pescadero under some of the shark buoys.

Looking at the wind forecast we are supposed to get a few more days of calm weather before the winds return. I will be out fishing the next couple of days and I will be sure to let you all know what I find.