Monday, November 28, 2011

Brain Roberts Great fishing trip

Brian got his first striped marlin on the fly and caught some dorado also.. What a great day on the water, cant ask for anything more. His girl Martha is also holding a nice dorado

Lyle Lewis sent me this nice letter..

Hi Grant,
Thank you for another great flyfishing trip.  I've been fishing at different destinations along the Baja Peninsula for 15 years with numerous guides and outfitters that all proclaimed themselves as flyfishing experts.  Invariably, they have boat captains whose flyfishing toolbox consists entirely of either throwing sardines or trolling.  I've learned over the years that the better the flyfishing guide/outfitter, the less you are asked to troll flies.  Baja Angler's boat captains are the only ones that have never asked me to troll a fly and do everything in their power to give me as many opportunties to flycast to feeding fish as possible.  Their enthusiasm and knowledge are without equal.
Your boats are the only ones I've seen that are actually designed with the flyfisher in mind - no bruised shins and thighs from trying to flyfish out of a panga.  Your captains are the only ones I've encountered that all speak English.  This has given me the opportunity to learn about the fish and the ecology of the ocean around Cabo San Lucas and makes even the worst fishing days fun.  Your captains have also never resented my releasing fish, another rarity in Mexico.

While all of these things are paramount for a good flyfishing experience, there are often overlooked little things that Baja Anglers does to ensure the most pleasant trip possible and separate themselves from the "others"; spraying saltwater off of fishing rods and reels at the end of the day, personal attention in medical emergencies, and employees with a great sense of humor.  I hope many of the other flyfishermen and women who have tried flyfishing in the Baja with captains that throw sardines and troll, have an opportunity to fish with your captains so they can truly experience inshore and offshore flyfishing at its finest.

While I know there are some places in Mexico that are very dangerous, thankfully, Cabo San Lucas isn't one of them.  I've always felt completely safe.  Take care and I'll see you next year!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Mike Wauterlek and a fly caught dorado

Mike hooked this nice dorado and a sea lion ate it. He fought that sea lion for 20 minutes until he gave up the dorado

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Great fishing

The fishing yesterday was so much fun. We had hungry marlin up for the fly, but couldn't hook up. We then had a school of dorado move in and it was great non stop action. We saw more marlin towards the end of the day, but they had closed mouth and would eat a thing. We got one more dorado to end the day in style

John Hood and his first dorado's on the fly.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Tom casting to Cabo gold

Beach fishing

Southern California Tom Chou with a fun needle fish first thing in the am. What a beautiful sunrise. Just another sunny day in paradise

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Another beautiful morning in Cabo

It doesn't get better than this. How did I get so lucky?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Live report Dorado fever

We found another stick in the water and it's crazy fishing again. We must have landed 20 dorado today. Sandor is showing off a nice dorado on the fly

Sandor Rethy n Wes Gruber into dorado feeding frenzy

We found a floating tree full of dorado. Non stop action for a long time. Way too much fun

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Petting sea turtle. Man I live a cool life

Striped marlin jumping after hookup

Two ugly guys getting ready to go fishing

This is Jan and myself yesterday morning. Jan is one of the good guys and is my brother from another mother. Always upbeat and happy. Great guy. We only caught dorado yesterday.

I gave Jan that shirt he has on. I won it in a fly tournament in 2000. He got his first striped marlin wearing the shirt, and he won't wash the blood off it, only rinses it. Superstitious fisherman. I love it!

Adobe house

I came across these guys building a house out of the dirt they dug up to make the foundation. Some straw and water and that's it. Very cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Great guys and I call that a true Eco home. They will finish it with palm fronds on the roof.

Boat n trailer

I had to move our 22' ' boat I had stored and put it on the trailer. It took up 8 hours of jacking up the boat and adding blocks until we had the height of the trailer what a pain, but on the bright side, it was another beautiful day in Baja

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Big smile

Jim and his nice dorado

LIVE report School of nice dorado

Great fun lots of fish. Jim hooked up so he let me cast and i hooked and landed this nice dorado on the fly

Only one thing, we are looking for marlin on the fly, and haven't found a hungry one. YET

Jim with a nice dorado on the fly