Above is Kevin “KO” O’Brien and his wife Tracey O’Brien showing off a few of the fish they caught while fishing with The Reel Baja!
85 – 87 Inshore
88 – 89.5 Offshore
Low – 74
High – 93
Baja Mexico fly fishing update and report posted on August 8th, 2011.
The summer action continues to heat-up here in Baja!! We are seeing hot weather and some pretty hot fly fishing over all. We continue seeing very good fly fishing from all areas. The beach is producing some very nice Rooster fish. I know personally of a Rooster fish that was caught yesterday on conventional gear, from the beach, that weighed exactly 60 lbs.. My clients and I’ve had a lot of shots at Rooster fish in this range. We’ve had some big Rooster fish that have rubbed their belly on the sand; chasing our flies….only to turn away at the very last moment and refuse. We got a BIG Rooster fish a few days ago (see last report) and with all the nice fish around I’m hoping to get another one in the next few days.
Offshore the fly fishing continues to be very consistent. We have wonderful action for some hefty Skip Jack in the 10 – 15lb. range. If you haven’t caught one of these awesome fighters you’re missing out. These fish are pound for pound one of the best fighters on a fly rod.
The big schools of small to medium sized Dorado that we’ve been experiencing over the last few weeks remain in the area. We are not seeing quite as many fish as we did a couple of weeks ago, but we have enough in our waters currently to make every fly fishing angler looking to catch a Dorado on the fly very happy.
If you’re after Yellow Fin Tuna, we have a few in the area. The old saying, “right time, right place” seems to be the call-to-action over the last several weeks. I did hear of a few Tuna being mixed in with the Skip Jack as well as some good fish that were associated with a school of porpoise. Over all, if you’re just trying to target Tuna it could be tough. As we all know this could change over night so I am keeping my fingers crossed.
Bill fish have been the star offshore this past week. We continue to have excellent numbers of both Sail fish and Stripe Marlin along with the occasional Blue Marlin in our waters currently. Each day most of the boats are getting multiple hook-ups and on average releasing between 2 – 4 Bill fish per day. If you are looking to catch a Bill fish on the fly here in the East Cape of Baja– now is the time!!
I’m on the water every day this week fishing both offshore as well as the beach. I will be sure to report the latest and I hope to have some great photos of my clients and their fly rod catches. Stay tuned.
Until next time…keep fly fishing!!