Returning to the Baja on St Paddy’s Day to kick off the 2015 season went without displeasure. Following a long hard winter with record breaking snowfall my first client flew in from Boston to escape the long tenacious winter blues they have experienced this year waking to a beautiful mid 80 day here in La Paz. Driving to our Marina I could see a bright smile through my rear view mirror and then hear the words from his mouth “what a beautiful morning”I replied with there all beautiful mornings Jack it’s just were you happened to wake up today. Loading my boat with lots on my mind like we’re do we start fishing,so much sea to cover I decided on making a quick stop on the way to my favorite fishing grounds. With the wind racing through our hair and the sun reflecting back at us from the sea I slowed the boat as we came to our first bay to hundreds of crashing birds and breaking water. News flash LOTS of BAIT something that was very scarce last year, I have seen bait balls bigger than two city blocks so far this year. With the current conditions we landed two nice yellowtail on the fly casting into the school of yellowtail in formation like a platoon of US Marines ready for battle. Sardinia patterns have been the go to pattern of the week. The remainder of time I spent on the water with Jack Mc Elroy we pounded schools of ravage Jack Crevelle landing 30 + for the week. With that all said,I have not seen any roosters yet but anticipate they will be here in the coming days as water temps continue to rise. 2015 is shaping up to be a great year,so till my next posting get your gear ready and tight lines were ever your next adventure might be.
If you can not see the photos I posted here due to a server problem here in Mexico check out the Baja Pirates facebook page for the yellowtail photos with Jack Mc Elroy fly fishing this past week.
Oh and sorry to report Jack flew back to Boston to be greeted once again by falling snow,83 today here in La Paz.