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:
10 / 20 / 2020
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Baja Mexico is currently Excellent

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Fishing conditions: Jeff deBrown Owner/Guide 1-888-287-4076 Hi everyone, I hope the start to the new year is going well for all of you. As I write this report the air is cool outside with heavy overcast skies and falling rain. This is normal for us as we typically see a couple rainy days this time of year. Overall the weather this past week was as expected. We saw mostly sunny skies with medium to heavy winds out of the North on most days here in the East. Out of Cabo, the weather was quite cool in the mornings with overcast skies giving way to sunshine around nine or ten am on most days. The winds were not a factor out of Cabo this last week but we did see some big swells on the Pacific side making fishing close to the beach difficult. With the winds in the East Cape there was not many boats out fishing. What little traffic did go out found a few Sierra and small to medium dorado close to shore. Most of the boats were back in early as the wind was up by ten in the morning. Out of Cabo San Lucas we found some decent fly fishing for rooster fish. We also found scattered Sierra and a few small jacks. Overall the fishing was a little slower than typical. This should start to turn around in the next few days as we did see more bait as the week progressed. Over in Magdalena Bay, this is the time to see the whales. They are showing and will be providing some of the best whale watching on the planet for the next few weeks. This time of year its also a great time to fish the Mangroves in Magdalena Bay. For January we start to see large snook move in. We have been seeing them in good numbers so far. We have also had good action for snapper and grouper. If you are in the area be sure to take in the whales but don't forget about the mangroves. Typically the months of February and March are very good for fly fishing out of Cabo on the Pacific side. We tend to see the fly fishing for roosters and big jacks pick up as well as a massive Sierra invasion. We still have some openings and are currently offering a special for this time frame. Give us a call for details. I hope everyone gets a chance to get out and go fishing soon. Until next time tight lines.

Inshore temperature: 77 Degrees F

Offshore temperature: 74 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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