Baja Mexico - Cabo San Lucas, Magdalena Bay, Mexico Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Baja Mexico - Cabo San Lucas, Magdalena Bay, Mexico Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
On the East Cape you need to pick and choose your days. Early mornings are best. In Cabo you want to be patient. The fish are moving around a lot. Once you find them then you can dial in a little more and be successful. If you do not see fish in one spot go back and double check it later. You will be surprised.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
4 / 6 / 2021
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Baja Mexico is currently Excellent

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Fishing conditions: Jeff deBrown Owner/Guide www.thereelbaja.com 1-888-287-4076 Week of April 1st, 2021 Hello everyone, This past week the water temps remain on the cool side in the East Cape. They did however rise slightly as we had less wind and warmer weather. This bump in water temps increased the action for the yellowtail in the area. We have had great fly fishing for yellowtail all spring and the action continues to remain strong.  The best action for catching yellowtail on fly remains to our North at the southern tip of Ceralvo island. There are plenty of sardines in this area and the fish are in shallow water. These two factors are providing great opportunities for catching them on the fly.  A little closer to home we continue to see good action for yellowtail in the area of La Capilla but these fish are in deep water and not reachable for the fly fishing angler in most cases.  The East Cape is also starting to see good action for other species as well. This past week we have seen decent fly fishing for Marlin just off the lighthouse between 4 and 7 miles. The marlin are fairly willing to chase teasers and as the waters continue to warm we should see more marlin in the area that are willing to provide action.  A little closer to shore we are starting to see some decent schools of Bonita as well as Jacks. We didn't see many roosters this week but again as the water warms up and the bait numbers increase I'm sure they will make their appearance.  Along the beaches in the East Cape, I spent a couple of days patrolling them with guests and although the action was slow we did manage to see a couple of roosters but they were very sluggish and nonresponsive as the water was still cold and hovering around 70 degrees in most places.  On the Pacific side out of Cabo San Lucas, the fly fishing has been very consistent. We are seeing good schools of jacks as well as a few rooster fish mixed in. The fly fishing for Sierra also continues to be very good with good numbers and fish and good size being caught.  Fly fishing for snapper is picking up as well and providing fun action when you find them.  The mangroves in Magdalena Bay are producing action for the fly fishing anglers with catches of grouper, snapper, orange mouth Corvina, and a few small snooks.  I have not heard a report for what is happening on the outside currently in Magdalena Bay.  I'm here in Cabo San Lucas this morning as I write this fly fishing report.  It's a short trip as I have clients today.  Tomorrow it's back on the water in the East Cape patrolling the beach looking forward to Roosters and jacks and anything else that's swimming along the beach. I will be sure to let you know how we do both here in Cabo San Lucas as well as our experiences throughout this. Tight lines, Jeff

Inshore temperature: 72 Degrees F

Offshore temperature: 70 Degrees F

Type of bait fish are feeding on: Sardina, Mullet, Ballyhoo,flying fish,

Fish species: Roosterfish, tunas, marlin, jacks, sailfish, dorado, wahoo

Fishing season: Year Round

Nearest airport: San Jose del Cabo (SJD)

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Cabo San Lucas, Magdalena Bay Description

East cape - windy windy windy. It was windy all week and strong enough to keep anglers off the water for most of the week. The wind is forecast to ramp up again and everyone is curious to see if the wind pushed the roosters that were here out or not. Just waiting on a fishable window to find out and will update soon. Cabo - the fishing inshore and along the beach has been pretty good. I had a guest get ...

Techniques & Tips

Inshore - This time of year we see a lot of action early in the mornings as well as the low light hours in the evenings. People tend to over look these time periods. If you want some great action get up and on the water early or fish a little later in the day as those "magic" hours can be great. Offshore - have a few different rods ready from 8wt. to 12/14wt as you never know what you might encounter as far as species and size of fish. It never fails you will be running to a destination and you run into feeding fish on your way. You need to be ready for anything before you leave the dock.

7-Day Forecast

We will continue to have good fishing on the Pacific side with decent early morning action in the East Cape depending on the wind.


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