I just returned from guiding the last week and a half in Cabo. As I write this report I reflect on how magical but frustrating the fishing can be this time of year.
We had some Magical days in Cabo where the whale watching was out of this world and the fishing was just as awesome. We also had days where the fishing was one hundred percent opposite of awesome but thankfully the whales never seemed to disappoint.
This past week out of Cabo we fished mostly inshore as that was providing the best action for the fly. We fished the Pacific side mostly. Due to wind one the Pacific side we did fish around the corner and down near San Jose a couple of days.
Over all we found good action for sierra, jacks, and small to medium roosters. Most of the action for Sierra was early in the morning with the rooster fish and jacks showing up more in the early afternoon. We had the best action on the Pacific side but did find decent action for small to medium roosters in San Jose.
In the East Cape we had very windy conditions this past week. The port captain kept the port closed for most of the week. It was open over the weekend and the bite for yellow tail was on. A few of them were caught on iron jigs but the best bite was on live or dead ballyhoo. The yellowtail anglers are catching have been very good size with the average fish being about thirty pounds. As I write this report the port is closed once again due to the winds we are experiencing today. Hopefully the wind drops and we can get back out there soon but the forecast looks like it might be a few days.
Over in Magdalena Bay the inshore and mangrove fishing has been very good. I spoke with my captain there and he told me the fly fishing for grouper in the mangroves is currently excellent. There have been a few other species as well like corvina and a few snook. I was informed the whale watching has been excellent as well. I have a little break in my schedule coming up so I’m going to try and get over there and get in on some of the action if at all possible.
Looking at the forecast for this upcoming week it looks like it might be one of those frustrating weeks on the fishing front as the wind is forecast to blow heavy for most of the week in most of the fishing locations. If that’s indeed the case you can bet we will be out enjoying some of the other magical things Baja has to offer.