Fly-fishing is becoming a “hot” sport around the world and Baja’s East Cape is at the forefront of this trend. Buena Vista Beach Resort works directly with Baja on the Fly, an award-winning fly-fishing operation. Baja on the Fly offers the fun and excitement of saltwater fly-fishing in the beautiful aquamarine Sea of Cortez. Family-owned and operated, Gary and Yvonne Graham's Baja on the Fly was selected 1999 Orvis Expedition of the Year.
   
 

Situated on the beach looking out toward the Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California) you are only a few steps from some of the most exciting fly-fishing available anywhere in the Baja peninsula.  Even before breakfast you can walk the beach and find where the hot springs beneath the hotel seep into the sea. The warm water attracts the baitfish, which in turn attracts different species that will take a fly . . . sierra mackerel, Pacific bonito, ladyfish, jack crevalle and roosterfish.

What a way to start the day!!

 


FLY-FISHING TRIPS

Coastal Trip
This trip leaves at 7:00 a.m. and returns about 2:00 p.m. Companies working together with Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort offer trip along 30 miles of beach with or without an American guide. Several species of fish you can expect to encounter are roosterfish, ladyfish, pargo, pompano, jack crevalle, cornetfish, needlefish and sierra. You will need to pre-arrange this trips prior to your arrival date.


Pontoon Coastal Trip
This trip leaves at 7:00 a.m. and returns about 2:00 p.m. Pontoon trips also cover 30 miles of beach with or without an American guide. Several species you can expect to encounter are roosterfish, ladyfish, pargo, pompano, jack crevalle, cornetfish, needlefish and sierra. You will need to pre-arrange this trips prior to your arrival date.

Super Panga Trips
These trips leave at 7:00 a.m. and return about 2:30-3:00 p.m. Our super panga are the most versatile boat to fly-fish, as you can go close to shore as well as off-shore if wanted. You have two options: We can provide a fly-fishing knowledge captain or you can also add a professional English speaking guide. Both need to be pre-arranged prior to your arrival date.


Inshore and Offshore Cruiser Trips

If off-shore and big fish or bill fish is what you are targeting, you will be better off in a cruiser. A more comfortable and bigger boat, it is ideal as you have a captain and a mate to help you tease up your fish. You can also add a guide, again you will need to pre-arrange you fly-fishing adventure prior to your arrival. 

 

Types of fish Beach

 Roosters swim within twenty to sixty feet of shore along with an assortment of jacks, ladyfish, pargo, giant needlefish, cabrilla, triggerfish, pompano, sierra and even the odd shaped cornet fish.

 

Types of fish Inshore

 Dorado, roosters, bonito, skipjack, sierra, jacks, pompano, triggerfish and giant needlefish provide plenty of action within sight of the beach.

Types of fish Offshore

Farther out, marlin, sailfish, tuna, wahoo and dorado all offer as much challenge as an angler might want.

 

Equipment to Use Beach

Rods: 7 to 10 Wt. and  9' in length.

Line: Full fly line(350 grain) or shooting head system to match the rod size  for sandy areas, intermediate or floating with sink-tip  for fishing around the rocks

Leaders: Non-tapered monofilament, 6 foot in length. Start with 20 lb.

Reels: Direct or Anti-Reverse model with a disc drag system, designed for saltwater use with  a quick take apart feature for cleaning.

Other: Polarize Sunglasses, Stripping basket and, some kind of foot protection for walking on the rocks. Float tube or small inflatable pontoon boat if desired.

 

Equipment to Use Inshore

Rods: 8 to 11Wt. and  9' in length.

Line: Full fly line, (450 grain) shooting head system or  intermediate line to match rod size. 

Leaders: Non-tapered monofilament 6 foot in length. Start with 20 lb. Short wire shock tippet for sierra.

Reels: Direct or Anti-Reverse model with a disc drag system, designed for saltwater use.

Other: Polarize Sunglasses, Float tube or small inflatable pontoon boat if desired.

 

 

Equipment to Use Offshore

Rods: 10 - 14Wt and 8 to 9 ' in length.

Line: Full fly line,(650 grain) shooting head system or  intermediate  line to match rod size 

Leaders: 20 lb. with shock tippet if  fishing for billfish.

Reels: Direct or Anti-Reverse model with a disc drag system designed for saltwater use.

Other: Polarize Sunglasses, Butt plate for fighting the big ones.

 

 

Flies to Use Beach and Inshore Hook size 1 to 3, length 1   to 4 inch  Alfs, Clousers, Deceivers in white, gray, brown, blues and green, sardinia and smelt patterns.. Make sure to use plenty of flash. Popovics surf candies in blue, green and white.

Flies to Use (Offshore) Same as above,  plus heavy clousers (Hook size 7) For billfish, Popovics cotton candy, Bill and Kate Howe big game fly,  jesters.

 

When to Fish (Beach) prefer early mornings and late afternoon..

 

When to Fish (Offshore) All day is good At slack tide try to be where you have seen the most fish that day.

   
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