Baja Mexico Fly Fishing Report: Jack Attack!!

Here is Richard Ries showing off a great Jack we caught off the beach this week!

Here is Tim Harshbarger with another powerful Jack.  Tim has already re-booked and will be back in June to chase more of these guys!

Jacks crashing bait at sunrise.

Jacks coralling bait right on the beach.

Written by
Jeff deBrown

Water temp.
73 – 74  Inshore
70 – 73  Offshore

Air temp.
Low – 64
High – 86

Baja Mexico fly fishing update and report for April 12th 2011.

Hi Folks,

The weather here in Baja is starting to get hot and the fly fishing is heating up just as fast as the weather.  This past week we had wonderful weather with clear skies, a lot of sunshine and virtually no wind.  We are at the tail end of the windy season and although we are not out of the woods yet, we are seeing better conditions daily.  I believe we will see another few days of wind before it finally stops for the season but we are very close to the end of the “EL Nortes” for this year.

On the fishing front, we see some very good fishing in all areas.  Fly fishing from the beach for Rooster fish and Jacks is just a few weeks away from being in full swing.   Currently we have very good bait population along the beaches as well as inshore and the fish are taking advantage of it.  Each morning you can find the fish chasing the bait along the shore providing us with great fly fishing action.  We are still seeing a lot of fish that are spawning and not interested in what we have to offer but if you can find the right fish or school of fish they have been very aggressive.  If you find the right school of Jacks they are on the attack. 

Offshore we’ve had excellent fly fishing for Bonita and Skip Jack.  Currently, we have some of the best fly fishing for these guys that I have ever seen.  They are everywhere!!  Most of them have been in the 5 – 7 pound range with larger fish up to 15lbs. being taken on the fly.  We also have seen a pretty good number of Marlin a little further offshore about fifteen miles.  Most of the Marlin have not wanted our offerings but they seem to be getting more aggressive toward the lures as a very big population of small squid has moved in offshore.  In the same area of the Marlin, we have had a few Dorodo as well.  The Dorado have been perfect for the fly fishing angler as they have been in the 10 – 20 pound class.

Spring is here and the fishing is starting to heat up.  We should continue to see good fishing as the water warms and the wind dies.  We have great populations of bait and that only helps our cause this early in the season.  If you are looking for a spring fishing trip it is hard to beat Baja.

Until next time…Keep fly fishing!!!