10/9/14

Marlin Season- Beaches are fishing Well.

 

Jeff deBrown

Owner/Guide

http://www.thereelbaja.com/

1-888-287-4076

Air temp

Low: 71 High: 89

Week of October 6th, 2014

 
Hi All,
This last week the fishing has continued to stay very consistent and productive. Went out a few days and found some great dorado, tuna and marlin from the boat. The beach is also staying solid with sierra in the morning and some great ladyfish and mid sized roosters. The water temps are continuing to drop and with it the marlin bite will go into full swing. The fall is the main season for some of our best fly fishing for bill fish.  We currently also have a lot of sail fish and striped marlin in the area and they are willing to take the fly. Our best action for marlin will be in later October and November.  
 
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The Reel Baja will be running our ” Fly Fishing for Marlin 101? schools over in Magdalena Bay starting the first week of November. We will then run the package through the second week of December. The Reel Baja does still have a few openings for this awesome experience so please call or email for information.  Currently we are offering a “live aboard” package based on double occupancy of $3,200.00 per person for a three and a half day trip. 
 
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This trip is like no other and you will truly experience some incredible fishing. We are staying out on the boat and that allows us to stay on the fish!  This means you are able to fish from sun up to sun down if you wish.  We have even fished in the middle of the night in the past as well.  You should see the dorado congregate under the boat at night as they are attracted to all the bait and lights from the boat.  Please remember this price includes all flies, rods, reels, meals, and drinks.  If you have ever wanted to catch a marlin on the fly, then this is your trip. This fall is shaping up to be one of the best we have seen in the past couple years for marlin.  Again, the trip is based on marlin, but we will be targeting plenty of other species as well, like dorado, wahoo, and tuna.  
 
Tight lines,
Jeff

 

10/2/14

Amazing Fishing! Cooler Water and Sardina.

Date 10/1/14

Temps: 

Hi – 91

Low – 71 

Humidity – 80%

 Hi folks,

 Since my last report I am happy to announce we have received power in the area and it’s wonderful. Things here in the East Cape continue to get better.  Alaska airlines has announced that it will start to fly one commercial flight a day from LA. to San Jose del Cabo beginning October 8th.  This is great news as our clients this past week have had to get to us via La Paz.  If you prefer to fly into LA Paz you certainly can as well.  It is great to see the airport in San Jose del Cabo accepting flights this early as it was rumored it might be much longer. 

Marlin nov 3 

As I said, things here in the East Cape are running normally and now that our clients are able to reach us via the San Jose airport that’s a big bonus. All local businesses are open in the area as well as the hotels.  The bank is open and the ATM is fully functioning.  The stores are all stocked and open and gas is readily available at all the locations which is great for fishing.  I am sitting here trying to think of one business that is not up and running here in Los Barillies that was effected by the storm and I can’t think of one.  Currently the fishing is absolutely awesome!! Business is are up and running and the area is fishing very well.

December 2 

The past couple of storms dropped the water temperature down from the excessively high temperatures we were experiencing due to El Niño. The cooler water temps are normal for this time of year which has helped the fishing tremendously.  We have had blue bird skies and very little wind making for some fantastic days on the water this past week.

 Also, I have been out on the beach as well as in the boat over the course of this past week and the fishing on the beach and inshore is some of the best I’ve seen all year.  Along the beach, we have plenty of bait and with that the fish are here and hungry!  I have had numerous shots at Rooster fish as well as a few jack, plus you can hardly keep the lady fish off your fly.  We have also seen a pretty decent bite in the early morning for some Sierra chasing sardine.

marlin 2 nov 3

 Out of the boats we currently have some excellent fly fishing opportunities for Dorado, tuna, skip jack, as well as sail fish and a few marlin.  The fish are scattered throughout the area but we have found very good numbers of dorado around the floating logs and debris from the storm. Most of the dorado have been in the medium class with a few very big fish mixed in.  Once we find a piece of debris we will throw a few Sardina and see if anyone is home. If so, we have been tossing a couple more followed by our flies.  Most stops have not disappointed!  As we are moving between the different areas looking for structure and debris we have been trolling a small feather, or a lure and getting some great strikes from dorado as well.  Almost all of these fish have had at least one other fish with them if not several for us to cast our flies to which has been very exciting.  

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Do not get me wrong. We don’t only have dorado around and the fly fishing for yellow fin tuna and skip jack tuna that we experienced before the storm continues to produce.  We are finding tuna both over deep water structure, over the high spots and with porpoise.  We are seeing a few more porpoise schools now that the water has cooled a bit as well.

 As a lot of you know the fall is a time frame where we see some of our best fly fishing for bill fish.  We currently have a lot of sail fish in the area and they are willing to take the fly, plus we also are seeing a few more striped marlin move in with the cooler water. Our best action for marlin will be in later October and November.  The Reel Baja will be running our ” Fly Fishing for Marlin 101″ schools over in Magdalena Bay starting the first week of November. We will then run the package through the second week of December. The Reel Baja does still have a few openings for this awesome experience so please call or email for information.  Currently we are offering a “live aboard” package based on double occupancy of $3,200.00 per person for a three and a half day trip.  This trip is like no other and you will truly experience some incredible fishing. We are staying out on the boat and that allows us to stay on the fish!  This means you are able to fish from sun up to sun down if you wish.  We have even fished in the middle of the night in the past as well.  You should see the dorado congregate under the boat at night as they are attracted to all the bait and lights from the boat.  Please remember this price includes all flies, rods, reels, meals, and drinks.  If you have ever wanted to catch a marlin on the fly, then this is your trip. This fall is shaping up to be one of the best we have seen in the past couple years for marlin.  Again, the trip is based on marlin, but we will be targeting plenty of other species as well, like dorado, wahoo, and tuna.  

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Magdalena bay also has a mangrove fishery which is very exciting to fish.  If that is more your style then please let us know.  Some of the species you can catch in the mangroves are snook, leopard grouper, broom tail grouper, pargo, spotted bay bass and that’s just a start.  You want to combine the two trips?  No problem.  We can do that.  If this unique and amazing fishery is of interest to you, please give us a call and we will be happy to answer any questions you might have.

 Here at home in the East Cape I am offering an October special as well. Pay for two guide days and get the third free.  I am offering this package regardless of the type of trip and this applies to both the beach and the boat.  You can also do a mixture if you want.  Please remember that rods, reels, and flies are included if needed at no extra charge. 

Once again things here in the East Cape portion of Southern Baja are excellent.  We have full facilities up and running and the fishing is outstanding.  If you would like to come down during the month of October and take advantage of your guide fee special, or if you are interested in our live aboard Magdalena bay adventures please give us a call.

We will be happy to answer any questions you may have and look forward to fishing with everyone this season. The early morning bite this morning was really good and I will be head out again this evening. This time of year we have beautiful sunsets, so even if I don’t catch anything it will be an amazing sunset.

Tight lines,

Jeff

09/23/14

We are Up and Running: October is Looking Good

Jeff deBrown

Owner/Guide

http://www.thereelbaja.com/

1-888-287-4076

Air temp

Low: 75 High: 91

Week of September 22nd, 2014

Hi All

Quick update on the situation after the recent storm, Hurricane Odile that passed through:
Here in East Cape, cell service has returned as of this afternoon (Sept 22) for most of the area. We are still waiting on power, but I have seen quite a few electric company trucks around our area today working on the lines and I also saw a helicopter checking all the major power lines in our area, so work is being done quickly.
Sept Tuna
Other than not having any power, things are pretty much back to normal. As far as gas, it’s not a problem at all. Both gas stations are up and running, so we have plenty of fuel for the boats. All the hotels in our area are open, including Rancho Leonero, Hotel Buenavista Beach Resort and Palmas de Cortez.  I took a drive over to Rancho Leonero today and the hotel looks great!! Most of the hotel guests are currently accessing our area through La Paz as the airport in San Jose is still closed.
Sept Dorado
The Southern peninsula that took the brunt of the hurricane, including San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas – is also rebounding fast from the storm. Yes, some places may take a little longer than others to regain fully from the storm, but over all, the community, national and international support has been incredible. Travelers may have seen some bad press and images about the area after the storm, but those photos and reports are not what is truly happening now. What is happening is a rebuilding process (again, more in San Jose and Cabo than here in the East Cape) that is uniting people to bring this wonderful place back to life.
Marlin nov 3

How can you help? You can help by making your plans to come down and fish with us. The community is ready for you to come down and experience the wonderful things we have to offer. As I stated we here in the East Cape are up and running and functioning at 98%. Our friends in San Jose and Cabo are not far behind. Make your plans to come and see us. We are ready for you to come fish with us as October is one of the best months of the year! Please reach out with questions via email as our phone line is down, or please message us on Facebook. We are running a October package so message for details.

jeffdebrown@hotmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fly-Fishing-Mexico/69769212165?ref=hl

09/17/14

Hurricane Odile Has Passed.

Jeff deBrown

Owner/Guide

http://www.thereelbaja.com/

1-888-287-4076

Air temp

Low: 73 High: 82

Week of September 15th, 2014

Hi All,

Hurricane Odile arrived on Sunday.  Although we had power lines and trees down in the area we are safe and have had a bunch of clean up to do.

Hurricane

Cabo received the major force of the storm as the eye passed right on top of Cabo. It will be a few days before we are fishing again but I will update shortly on the conditions.  Please call for availability and we are happy to answer any questions.

Tight lines,

Jeff

 

09/11/14

Tuna-Dorado Still Fishing: September Special.

Jeff deBrown

Owner/Guide

http://www.thereelbaja.com/

1-888-287-4076

Air temp

Low: 79 High: 91

Week of September 8th, 2014

Hi All,

Well, it’s been a challenging week with the weather we have been having which did bring some rain and wind. The storm which recently came through was just offshore and has since died down, but a new storm is now forming below us and is likely to be headed our way. The forecast calling for an 80% chance within the next five days… but, anything can happen along the way and we will keep everyone posted.

Sept Tuna

The main focus has still been on the offshore and we are still catching good quality fish just offshore. Dorado and bonito are scattered and there are still some good tuna mixed in with porpoise. Bait is around, but it is sporadic from day to day. The boats that have bait are getting into some good fish.

Sept Dorado

The water off the beach is off-color in most spots, but it cleaning up fast and I will be looking for some fish over the next few days. I have noticed that the water temps actually dropped off nicely after the last storm, so it should actually help the fishing.

The remainder of September does have some openings, so if you are interested in fishing with us, please call and we will be happy to discuss a September special. *

Sept sunset

Looking forward to updating shortly.

Tight lines,

Jeff