Baja Mexico Fly Fishing Report: Firecracker Fly Fishing!!

Written by
Jeff deBrown

Water temp.
77 -79  Inshore
79 – 81  Offshore

Air temp.
Low – 74
High – 93

Baja Mexico fly fishing update and report for July 4th, 2011.

Hi Folks,

The fly fishing here in Baja is currently excellent!!  We have seen an increase in water temperature by a couple degrees and that has really kicked the fly fishing into high gear.  We have excellent water conditions along with excellent populations of bait that include Sardina, Ballyhoo, Google Eyes, and Mulett just to name a few.  We are getting into the best time of year for fly fishing in Baja.  From now until early November, the fishing only gets better.  Get on down to Baja and enjoy some great fly fishing with us!

Along the beaches and inshore we have plenty of small to medium size Rooster fish as well as Jacks.  These fish have been available almost anywhere an angler wants to try.  Most of the Rooster fish have been in the 5 – 10 pound class.  We do have a decent number of larger Rooster fish in the area but they have been overlooked slightly as the action for the smaller fish has been so productive.

Offshore we have had excellent fly fishing for Dorado, Marlin, Tuna, Skip Jack Tuna, and Sail fish. The fishing for these offshore species have been getting better each and every day.  We have seen an increase in the number of Dorado in our area over the last week.  The Dorado have been on average around 15lbs. with fish all the way up to 40lbs. being taken.  The Dorado seem to be spread out with the best areas being in front of La Ribera all the way south to Meganos Blancos.

If it is Tuna you are looking for the best areas have been to the North off the 88 bank or once again, around the bouys located in front of Meganos Blancos.  Most of the Tuna have not been associated with porpoise and they have been football size averaging 10 – 12 lbs.  They have been taking both flies that represent Sardina as well as flying fish.

If you are looking for Bill fisih they seem to be everywhere at the moment.  We have had success from very close to shore all the way out to 40 miles.  We have had a large concentration of Marlin in the area of the lighthouse to La Ribera.  This has been very nice as we do not have to go far to get to them.  This allows us to fish for both inshore and offshore species in the same day.

Everyone thinks it’s too hot this time of year in Baja??  Yes, it is hot!!  Yes, it is slightly humid!! If you are willing to make the trek to Baja in July, you won’t remember the heat.  What you will remember is the great time you had experiencing this wonderful place and catching some gerat fish on the fly!  And that my anglers, is worth the trip!

Until next time…Keep fly fishing!!