Baja Mexico Fly Fishing Report: A Sail Fish Bonanza!!



Baja Mexico fly fishing update and report for October 25th 2010.
Written by
Jeff deBrown

Water temp.
78 – 80  Inshore
79 – 83  Offshore

Air temp.
Low – 64
High – 82

Hi Folks, 

You know Fall has arrived in Baja when you are at the dock waiting to get on the boat to go fishing but the sand under you toes is not warm and soothing but quite cool and slightly damp.  You look around and everyone is wearing a pull over or some sort of jacket and sipping hot coffee.  This was the scene the past few days here in Baja.  Yes Fall even hits us here in Baja!

Over the last week you could feel the temperature change with our over night lows dipping quite a bit to give us that early morning chill.  It was not long after the sun popped over the horizon that the jackets were off and by mid morning we were experiencing perfect weather.  As the season winds down here in the East Cape, we will continue to see the chilly mornings and eventually the North wind will start giving us bumpy seas, cooler water, less bait, and the fish we have in the area currently will need to move in search of warmer water and more bait.

At this point in time we have good fishing conditions and great seas.  We did see our first North wind of the season last week but it was not enough to keep us off the water.  The wind lasted just a couple of days giving us slightly angry seas but it was short lived and we are back to gorgeous weather and flat seas.

The fishing is currently good overall.  We have fish to the South that include Dorado, Tuna, Wahoo and Marlin.  We also have had some great fly fishing action to our North with Sail fish providing some of the best action I have ever seen.  We have a massive school of Sail fish to our North.  If you are looking to fly fish Baja for Bill fish get down here now as it is a Sail fish bonanza!  We also have a fair number of Tuna and Dorado in the area of Punta Pescadero if you find yourself fishing to the North.

If you are looking for inshore species that include Rooster fish, Jacks, Pompano, and the few Sierra that are in the area, they are here.  We continue to see fair action for smaller Rooster fish up and down the coast with most of these fish being on the smaller side.  We have good fishing for Pompano around the light house with some nice Jacks in this same area.

If there was one negative this week it was finding a bait panga that had sardina for chum.  There were a few challenges this week in terms of sardina for bait.  First you had to locate a bait panga that was catching sardina for bait as not all of the pangas were looking for sardina.  Next you needed to be one of the first boats to the panga as once they were sold out they were done for the day.  Over the past couple of days these challenges have gotten slightly easier.  Yesterday and today the bait pangas seemed to find larger schools of sardines and there seemed to be enough for each boat.

If conditions stay correct we will continue to see decent fishing here in the East Cape for the next few weeks.  I will be on the water here in the East Cape every day with clients for the next couple of weeks and then I will head over to Mag Bay conducting fly fishing for Bill fish and blue water specie semaniars.  I will be there until late December as it is some of the best blue water fly fising in the world.  I still have a few spots available for some of my trips.  If you are intrested and would like more information on this trip please contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions you have.

Until next time…..Keep fishing!!