Baja Mexico Fly Fishing Report: Spring Fly Fishing Is Here

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 March 8th 2011.

Hi Folks,

Well it has been a whirlwind for me the past couple of weeks.  I was in the states doing several presentations and then came home and went straight to Cabo to guide my clients for a few days. Now I am headed back to the states to do one more show this upcoming weekend.  I will be back here in Baja on Monday to fish another set of clients in Cabo on Tuesday. 

On the fishing front, things here in the East Cape are decent depending on the wind.  On the non-windy days the Yellowtail bite has been fairly good.  Most of the action has taken place in front of La Ribera or on the hump in front of La Capilla.  The fish have been of decent size with a few in the 35 -40# class. 

A little further off shore we have had a good number of Stripe Marlin in the area but they do not seem to want to bite.  This should change over the next few weeks as the water temperatures start to climb.

As I mentioned earlier,  I’ve been doing most of my guiding out of Cabo San Lucas and the inshore fly fishing has not disappointed.  We have had very good fly fishing inshore for Sierra, Jacks, small Rooster fish and a few Snapper in the rocks.  The tough part over in Cabo right now is the bait situation.  We have had to run all the way to the North  near Cabo Real or even as far as Palmilla to find sardina.  Normally this is not such a big deal but all the fish we have encountered have been on the Pacific side.  This means we’ve had to spend the first hour or so of our fishing day running North to get bait and then back to the South and around the corner to where the fish have been.  Over the past few days this has been well worth the ride as the sardina have made all the difference. 

Further off shore in Cabo there has been very few Marlin and even less Dorado.  Over all, the fly fishing off shore out of Cabo remains pretty tough and most of the boats are spending their time closer to shore looking for the inshore species.

As I mentioned above I will be headed back over to Cabo tomorrow to guide more clients and then I’m headed to the states on Thursday to help the hotel at the Fred Hall Show in Long Beach, CA.  If you are in the area, please stop by our booth as I always love to talk fly fishing in Baja.

Until next time…..Keep fly fishing!!