Baja Mexico Fly Fishing Report: Patricia Passes Fishing Continues

Brad Gates (above) and Ed Lee  caught many Dorado on their trip this past week.  Here they are showing off two of them.  

Baja Mexico fly fishing update and report for October 16th 2009

Written By
Jeff deBrown


Water temp.  81 – 86
Air temp. 73 -87

Hi folks,

Earlier this week on Monday and very early Tuesday morning, we experienced some of the effects of tropical storm Patricia just off the coast as it slid by very near the peninsula.  The storm kept most of the boats in for one day only as the storm passed.  Patricia gave us some good rain fall at times but we did not see the winds that were expected; keeping the seas relatively calm.  After the storm passed, the boats were back in the water and everyone was anxious to see if the fishing would continue to be as good as we have experienced the last several weeks.  We were not disappointed!  The fishing for Dorado and Tuna remains very good.  I fished with my clients Brad Gates and Ed Lee from Fredericksburg, PA who arrived concerned about the storm but did not loose a day of fishing and had a good trip.  The first day, the seas kept us close to shore where we found a good school of bait.  While fishing around the bait, they hooked into Sierra, Jack Crevelle, Bonita, and even had a few Rooster fish.  The next day we had a great day fishing for Dorado.  Most of the action for Dorado is located to our South past Cabo Pulmo.  In this area we continue to see very good fishing for Dorado, Tuna and even a few Wahoo.  All of this fishing is taking place fairly close to shore.  Most of these fish are being found within a half a mile out to about two miles off shore.  We also have a few Sail fish in this area as well.

Along the beach conditions are very difficult as the water is off color in most places due to the storm.  It will take a few days for things to settle down and get back to normal fishing conditions.

We have another storm to our extreme South and we will have to wait and see if this system will give us any problems.  As we wait, we will be out on the water chasing the fish in the area.  Until next time–Get out and fish!