Baja Mexico Fly Fishing: Tuna Arrive Offshore, Rooster Fish Continue Inshore

Baja Mexico fly fishing update and report for July 12th 2009
The Reel Baja


Water temp.  74 – 82
Air temp. 71 – 95


Here are a couple photo’s of my good friends Gary(above) and Rodger Navis showing off just two of the many Rooster fish they caught while visiting me this past week.  The photo of Rodger is of his first ever Rooster fish on a fly.  This was Rodgers first time to Baja while Gary has been here to visit me many times before.

Hi Everyone,

Since my last report we have seen just about everything as far as weather goes.  My friends Gary and Rodger Navis along with their friends Bruce and Brian Petska arrived to strong winds from the South east that dropped our air temperatures down to where it was fairly cool for this time of year and made fishing uncomfortable for the first couple of days of their trip.  This wind dropped the water temps by quite a bit that made the dorado and marlin fishing slow down for a couple of days but by mid week the weather warmed rapidly the wind stopped and the fishing heated back up.  We continue to see some decent dorado action closer to shore for smaller fish.  The marlin bite slowed as the full moon arrived and continues to be on the slow side.  The big news the past few days is the tuna have arrived.  Most of them are on the smaller side between eight and fifteen pounds with some fish up to thirty pounds mixed in.  These tuna have been scattered throughout the bay under different schools of porpoise.  These porpoise schools have been found to both the North and South anywhere from five to forty miles out.

Inshore we continue to see good fishing for roosters along most of the beaches as well as out of the pangas.  Most of the fish are on average are on the smaller side between eight and ten pounds.  We have had some nice fish up to twenty pounds mixed in on occasion.  As far as “Grande” roosters we have a few around and we are seeing most of them from the beach in the afternoon as the tide changes.

That is my report for the week.  I will have some people here next that are in the industry and we will be shooting photos for a new catalog and a couple of articles coming out as well as testing out some new rods and reels and new concept fly lines.  I will be sure to let you know if we find any hidden gems.  Until next time, good fishing.