Baja Mexico Fly Fishing Report: Sierra Slam

Ladd Nolan (above) and his best friend Matt showing off two of the many sierra they caught whie fly fishing in Baja Mexico with The Reel Baja

Written by
Jeff deBrown

Water temp.
64 – 67  Inshore
61 – 68  Offshore

Air temp.
Low – 48
High – 79

Baja Mexico fly fishing update and report for February 7th  – February 14th 2011.

Hi folks,

It seems the cold snap we experienced here in Baja last week has passed.  Our temperatures have returned to normal for us living South of the border.  The over night lows here in the East Cape have been in high 40’s to low 50’s with our day time high’s around 78 degrees.  Over in Cabo San Lucas these temperatures have been slightly warmer.

Over here on the East Cape side we continued to see wind from the North but it was not as strong or consistent as we have seen in weeks past.  We experienced wind for most of the week but starting last Friday the wind backed off giving us a wonderful calm and warm weekend.  The nice weather continues today but it is forecast to become windy once again over the next couple of days.

Fly fishing here in the East Cape remains average for this time of year.  Although the fly fishing is not “wide open” we continue to see early morning action for sierra, lady fish, and a few small jacks.  We also continue to see good action off shore for yellow tail, white bonita, and a few snapper.

Along the beaches here in the East Cape, when the wind allows, we have a lot of small bait that include, half beaks and ballyhoo, as well as a few scattered sardina.  The bait is getting harassed very early by the sierra and lady fish that are patrolling the beaches.  I was out over the weekend and did not see any rooster fish but I did encounter a few schools of larger jacks that were not interested in what I had to offer.  I believe that was due to the fact they were schooled up and showing signs of spawning.  We should continue to see more jacks and eventually rooster fish in the area as the water warms and the spring spawn begins.

I spent two days last week fishing out of Cabo San Lucas with my client Ladd Nolin.  Ladd lives in Alaska and needed a small break from the harsh Alaska winter.  Ladd and I had a great couple of days.  We experienced good fishing inshore for sierra and small rooster fish.  Just like over here in the East Cape we located a few large schools of jacks out of Cabo San Lucas on the Pacific side but they were also spawning and not interested in our offerings.

I will be leaving on Wednesday for California to attend The Fly Fishing Show.  We will be on location at the show in Pasadena on Feb. 19th and 20th.  The next week we will be further North at the show in Pleasanton Feb. 25th, 26th, and 27th.  If you are attending either of these shows please stop by our booth and say hello as we would love to swap fly fishing stories.

Until next time…Keep fly fishing!!