Known colloquially as the ‘Roosterfish Capital’ of the world, the Baja Peninsula and specifically the East Cape attracts fly-fishermen from right across the globe wanting to catch this majestic fish. Baja Mexico’s East Cape is one of the most prolific inshore and blue water fly fishing destinations in the world. Gentle seas, sandy beaches and fair weather make this the perfect setting for fly fishing.
The waters are also rich in nutrients, making them a fly fishing paradise for anglers seeking pelagic fish such as Sailfish, Striped Marlin, Black Marlin, Dorado, Yellowfin Tuna, Jacks, Wahoo, Pacific Sailfish and Yellowtail Kingfish.
Fly Odyssey works with a range of beachfront properties and private retreats along the Baja Peninsula. It has a range of itineraries to suit family, group or couple’s holidays to this fantastic destination.
Fly Odyssey works with a range of fine beachfront properties and private retreats along the Baja Peninsula. It has a range of itineraries to suit family, group or couple’s holidays to this fantastic destination.
This includes self-catering options or full bard arrangements as a part of your fly fishing package, or simply enjoy eating out at many of the Mexican restaurants around the peninsula and east cape region.
For groups or a unique high-end experience, guests are housed in custom-built villas in an ideal setting on the Bay of Dreams – Bahia de Los Sueños with all meals provided. Rooms are all master suites each with their own private bath. Your home includes a Jacuzzi, pool, and access to a private white sandy beach with adjacent reef ideal for snorkelling or fly fishing late into the day. Skiff collection from the beachfront is also included in these packages. Kayaks and stand up paddleboards are also available.
The majestic Roosterfish, which can be found from Peru and Costa Rica through to the Baja Peninsula in Mexico, where they can be sight-casted from the beach or a skiff, in excess of fifty pounds in weight.
Fanning one of the most impressive dorsal fins in the fishing world the rooster comb consists of seven long spines which cut through the water as they heard sardines and mullet, creating a stunning display and a fish equal to any other when it comes to its cosmetic appeal.
They fight hard, and the ability of the angler to be able to run down the beach casting a fly in front of a moving roosterfish can also be a challenge in itself. The window of opportunity can often be a short one, so stamina and the ability to shoot long, accurate casts to these fickle fish are required in most situations, suitable for Intermediate to Advanced anglers.
Fishing can be excellent all-year-round. The summer months from April through to September are best with your guides specialising in beach fishing from the comfort and combination of skiffs and ATV’s or Quad bikes which allow you to cover a lot of water each day.
The best action and conditions however for fly fishing comes in May, June, July, and again in October after the storms have passed. Fair-weather settles into the area and an abundance of bait attracts migrating species like roosterfish, jacks, dorado, billfish, tuna and wahoo. During these summer months, you can anticipate a myriad of different species.
During May and the beginning of June, large roosterfish and dorado migrate into the area and will aggressively take a well-placed fly. As the season progresses, the larger roosterfish move off to deeper cooler water and become more cautious along the beaches. Although roosterfish continue to be abundant throughout the hot summer months offshore, they are not as prevalent on the flats.
A range of species in the bluewater includes tuna, mahi-mahi, roosterfish, jacks as well as billfish. However, if your goal is to land a roosterfish on fly, from the beach, then this is the place to do it!
As per all Fly Odyssey bookings, you will be provided with a comprehensive and detailed pre-trip fly fishing guide, prior to your departure.
Fly to San Jose Del Cabo Airport (SJD), or La Paz (LAP) which are both easily accessible from numerous US cities.
Private return airport transfers are available where you will be met by a lodge representative and transferred to the lodge by road.
A passport with minimum six months validity is required. Visas are not required. Fishing Licences are available on-line.
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Our tailored fly fishing and accommodation itineraries are designed with you in mind to suit your preferences. They are also quoted in your local currency with very favourable exchange rates.
Fly Odyssey has access to the best guiding and lodging rates, suitable tides and updated availability to this destination which can vary throughout the season.
This includes flight bookings, transit accommodation, transfers and a host of non-angling activities and experiences.
We specialise in family, couples and group stays to the region, and our long involvement with our partners on the ground in Mexico will ensure you are well looked after both on and off the water.
This includes extended coastal stays in Cancun and Isla Holbox, Ascension Bay or further south in Belize.
Please enquire for the latest rates and availability, including information on any applicable special offers.
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