Baja Mexico Fly Fishing Report:Hurricane Jimena Headed Our Way

Baja Mexico fly fishing update and report for August 30th 2009

Written By
Jeff deBrown


Water temp.  84 – 89
Air temp. 83 -98

Hi folks,

    As you can see we are watching Hurricane Jimena very closely.  Jimena is still about 550 miles off the tip of the peninsula as I write this at midnight on Saturday.  The storm will impact our area but to what extent is still a mystery.  The storm is predicted to strengthen from its current state of a catagory two hurricane to a catagory four as it reaches the peninsula.  We are keeping a very close eye on this storm as it could give us quite a few problems.

On the fishing front not much happened today as most of the hotels were busy pulling boats out of the water as the storm is predicted to reach our area sometime on Monday or Tuesday.  We have begun to see some pretty good swell from the storm and that should increase in the next day or so.  I do not expect many boats will be out on the water the next couple of days as everyone prepares for Jimena.  It will also be a day or two after the storm to get the boats back in the water and for the fishing to resume.  I am supposed to be headed to the the states on Tuesday for a week. At this point it looks as if I could be here riding out Jimena as that is when we should see the impact of the storm.  We do have a chance that Jimena will turn slightly to the Noth-West and just graze us giving us the moisture we desperatly need but spare us the impact of a major hurricane.  We will have to wait and see.  I will be sure to let you all know how we do with Jimena.