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.