The Billfish Bite Is On Right Now.

Written by
Jeff deBrown

Water temp.
82 – 88 Offshore

Air temp.
Low – 72
High – 94

Hi Folks,

We had a very mixed bag this week here in East Cape Baja, with a couple of challenging days early on and some unforgettable fishing later in the week.

I had the pleasure of having the guys from Gig Harbor Fly Shop fish with me for four days this week. The first two days where challenging due to some tough winds from the north, but we did find ladyfish, jacks and rooster fish. Over the next two days it all came together and the offshore fishing was spectacular.

Offshore: We are seeing good numbers of billfish and marlin offshore mixed in with dorado,tuna and bonito. The schools of tuna we are finding are averaging 8-25 pounds and the bonito are in the 8-pound range. The dorado fishing is not wide open at the moment, but if you have some sardina on the boat you will have fun with the school once you locate them. The sailfish bite has been fantastic recently, and if billfish fishing on a fly rod is something you enjoy, or have never tried before, then I suggest you give us a call and get down here as soon possible, and take advantage of the great sailfish fishing.

Tuna three ways. Photo by Gig Harbor Fly Shop.

Inshore: The inshore fishery has been productive, but the wind we had earlier in the week really dirtied it up a fair amount. We did find some roosterfish early in the week, and it did start to clear up nicely towards the end of the week, but we have been focused mostly on the offshore bite because of how good it has been.

We are set for a great fall season, and if you want to come down and fish Magdalena Bay this fall or winter, please give us a call and reserve your dates as they will fill up. The marlin, wahoo and inshore fishery is looking to be nothing short of excellent this year in Magdalena Bay, and with the amount of bait fish in the area, it’s going to be a great season.

Tight lines,