Baja Mexico fly fishing update and report for July 19th – 26th 2010.
75 – 78 Inshore
79 – 82 Offshore
Low – 74
High – 94
This past week we had great weather. We saw temperatures in the mid 90’s for most of the week. We did wake up on Sunday to some cloudy skies and even some rain. The rain was not very heavy. It was just enough to keep the dust down on the streets and cool off the temperature a bit. By mid day the clouds were gone and we were back to bright and sunny skies.
As some of you know over the past couple of weeks we have seen water that has been cooler than normal for this time of year. I am happy to report that the California current that was providing us with the cooler water has moved more to the west and our water is warming back up and we are seeing some good results.
Along the beach and inshore we continue to see decent numbers of fish. We normally have many schools of smaller to medium sized Rooster fish in our area this time of year. This year we do not seem to have as many of these schools in our area at the moment. We do have a few of these schools but they are very scattered and hard to find. We do however have some very big Rooster fish and Jacks along the beach and inshore. The key has been getting them to eat. We have so much bait that some of the fish seem very lazy and non interested in offerings by anglers. I have even heard of reports of conventional anglers having Rooster fish race into their baits only to have the fish turn away or sometimes pick up the bait, hold it for a few seconds and then drop it. What I love about fishing these fish is you never know what is going to happen. Just look at the photos of Tim above. That fish raced in and inhaled the fly and you see the results. You just need to get out and fish as you will be rewarded.
Offshore has been the place to be over the past couple of weeks and once again that provided us with the most action. We still have excellent fishing for Tuna in the area. Some of the Tuna have been as close as half a mile offshore in the area of Buena Vista all the way out to about 40 miles. Some of the Tuna have been on a few of the banks but the majority this week were associated with Porpoise.
Fishing for Dorado has picked up. We are seeing good schools of Dorado from North to South. The increase in Dorado is due to the water temperatures climbing back up into the low 80’s and that has brought the Dorado back to the area. Most of the fish have been in small schools of two to six or eight fish in a school. Most of them have been the perfect size for a fly rod running between eight and twenty pounds.
We also have a very good number of Bill fish in the area. If you are looking to chase a Marlin or Sail fish on the fly here in the Baja the time is now. Most of the fish have been fairly close with the best action coming in the afternoons as we see a little chop on the water from the afternoon breeze.
I will be out again this week as I have guests arriving tomorrow. I will be sure to let you all know how we do. If you are looking for some great salt water fly fishing here in Baja the time is now. Give us a call and we will be glad to help you.
Until next time….Keep fishing!