Baja Mexico Fly Fishing Report: Winter Sierra

Written by
Jeff deBrown

Water temp.
70 Inshore
72 Offshore

Air temp.
Low – 53
High – 73

Baja Mexico fly fishing update and report posted on December 26th, 2011.

Hi Folks,

I hope all of you had a wonderful and happy holiday this past weekend.  Even though we did not have any snow here in Baja it felt like it could happen any time.  We have been experiencing very cold day time temperatures combined with very strong winds making the East Cape feel more like Colorado than the warm paradise it is known for.  On the other side near Cabo San Lucas it is slightly warmer as they are not affected by the strong North winds we currently have here in the East Cape.

The winds have kept any of us from getting out and going fishing here in the East Cape.  I have been keeping track of the wind the past few days and it has been blowing on average 26mph. with gusts upwards of 38mph..  It has been this way for the past several days.

Before the winds started we had some very good fly fishing for Sierra.  We were seeing good numbers of sierra from North to South.  If you were fishing North the area to be was Punta Pescadero.  I was up in this area just before the winds with my friend Vicente.  Vicente is a local captain and was telling me he had been fishing from the beach in the evenings up North and doing very well on Sierra.  I decided to join him one evening and we had a blast.  We caught sierra, as well as a couple of jacks and one roosterfish.  There was a lot of bait in the area.  It was nice to see the bait is still around.

If you were fishing to the South you wanted to be in the area of La Ribera.  I had another friend who told me that every day at sun rise, as well as every evening, he was getting his limit of Sierra.  I was going to go down and fish with him but the day I was going to meet him the wind was blowing 30mph..  We are still waiting for the wind to stop.

On the Pacific side, out of Cabo San Lucas is where I have been doing my fishing lately.  The Pacific side is not effected by the North winds.  I was over there two days ago.  I fished with my guest Pat Doneen.  Although it was cold and overcast on the day we fished we managed to get a few nice Sierra.

We have been seeing some very good action for Sierra as well as roosterfish out of Cabo.  Most of the roosterfish have been closer to Cabo where the Sierra have been further to the North.  Most of the sierra have been in the 2-6 pound range with a few larger ones mixed in.  The roosterfish have been a little larger with a few fish to 15 pounds being caught.

I will be going back over to Cabo for a three day trip starting on Tuesday.  I am looking forward to getting back on the water.  I will be sure to post a report as well as a few photos of our trip.

I hope to see some of you at the Fly Fishing Show in Denver Colorado, Jan. 6-8th.  I will be at the show and am looking forward to seeing a lot of old friends and making some new ones.  If you are attending the show please stop buy the booth and say hello.

Until Next time…Keep fly fishing!!