Baja Mexico Fly Fishing Report: Inshore Fly Fishing Fun!!

Written by
Jeff deBrown

Water temp.
83 – 85 Inshore
85 – 88 Offshore

Air temp.
Low – 71
High – 91

Baja Mexico fly fishing update and report posted on October 23rd, 2011.

Hi Folks,

Since the last report things have not changed here in the East Cape very much.  We continue to see beautiful weather and warm temperatures.  We experienced an over cast day with some rain showers yesterday and the moisture was welcomed by all that live here.  Mid week we had a couple of days where the wind came up in the afternoon giving us lumpy conditions.  The past three days have been calm and flat giving us great fishing conditions.  As I mentioned we had a little rain yesterday.  It was very nice to be fishing in very flat, calm seas with a slight rain falling on you.  It made for a very fun and comfortable day of fly fishing.

The fishing remains fair.  We are not seeing red hot fishing but we continue to see consistent fishing. Especially for the fly fishing angler.  I spent the week with my guests Chris and Teresa Lundy from Portland Oregon  We had a blast. We spent most of the time fishing off the beach and inshore. We experienced what some might call “grab bag” fishing.  We caught rooster fish, bonita, jack crevelle , pargo, lady fish, needle fish, cabrilla, green jacks, barred jacks,and sierra.  It was very fun.  You never knew what type of fish was on the end of the line.  This made every hook up a surprise.

Off shore we continue to see some excellent fly fishing for bill fish.  We have plenty of  marlin and sail fish in the area.  Most of the bill fish have been five to six miles off shore in front of La Ribera extending North with a good concentration of sail fish near the buoys off of Punta Pescadero.

Along with the bill fish we saw a good number of smaller dorado in the five to eight pound range.  They showed up off the light house and were most active during the days we had the wind.

I will be on the water the next three days here in the East cape and then on Friday I will be headed over to Magdalena Bay.  My first trip of my Mag Bay  season will start on Saturday.  From the reports I am getting the fishing has been pretty good over on that side so I am excited to get over there and see what’s happening.  I will be sure to keep everyone informed of what we do here in the East Cape over the next few days as well as what is happening in Magdalena Bay.

Until then….Keep fly fishing!!