Skipjack and Sailfish are keeping us busy

Written by

Jeff deBrown

Water temp.
81 – 86 Offshore

Air temp.
Low – 70
High – 92

Hi folks,

What a week it’s been here in East Cape Baja. I have been trying to get over a cold recently and have not been feeling great, but I had a great group of  clients this last week and we where blessed with some great weather and solid fishing. One of our clients this week, Nate Manson, was kind enough to share his awesome photos with us and we’ve included some of his pics in the post below. Thanks, Nate!

Sailfish and skipjack: We are still seeing good numbers of sailfish around and as I have said before, we have been really lucky with a sailfish season that has gone this long and been this good.  The striped marlin bite is starting to look good, and as the water temps keep dropping, the marlin bite is only going to get better.

The skipjack are around and they are definitely keeping us busy. These guys are a blast on the fly rod and we have fish up to the 15-pound range this week as we target the schools.

The dorado bite has slowed down a bit, but, once you find one dorado, chances are you have found the school and will be able to pick up a few more before they move on.

Since the skipjack and billfish bite has been so good, we didn’t focus much on dorado this past week.

Bays: Before we head offshore to fish for billfish and bigger game fish, we stop in our local bays and we net our sardina for the day, but here in the bays, you can also find a really nice variety of smaller species to target on light tackle.

This week, we busted out the rods after we caught our fill of sardina, and my clients literally caught just about every species of fish you can find in the bay.  Species like ladyfish, pargo, cabria, snapper, Mexican lookdown,  3 species of jacks, gafftop and roosterfish.

Magdalena Bay is seeing some good size wahoo and the striped  marlin are showing up as well. We will transition to fishing Magadela bay exclusively by mid November and what a winter season it is shaping up to be. With the good bait and quality of the fish this season the winter fishery is going to be nothing short of fantastic. If you would like to book your trip or want to know more about the winter fishery, please feel free to call us with questions.

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Tight lines,