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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-15-2011, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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CABO in April

Anyone out there have a recomendation for flyfishing in Cabo San Lucas in April. We're there the last week in April and would like to go after rooster fish. Any help would be great. Thank you, Kevin
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Thumbs up Baja Anglers

Grant Hartman @ Baja Anglers is great but $$$. I have used them and would do so again.
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I am no expert on Cabo but I just got back today. I do not like the intermittent boredom of deep sea fishing and its deep there, 2000 to 6000 feet close in. We landed only on 130 pound striped Marlin on Sunday morning and I had one Rooster fish yesterday. According to the guide Simon I fished with yesterday; Roosters like mullet bait and the mullet are plentiful starting sometime in April and run through June. If you fish the beach with a spey rod I would look for lighter beach break areas south of the main harbor. Unfortunately the guide said he is not allowed to take customers like me in his 23 Panga with a 70 Yamaha into some very fishy looking spots at the mouth of the harbor. I you fish from a Panga a 10-11' rod would work nicely.

Yesterday we went north of the arch and worked in a 5 foot swell north to the lighthouse. We trolled small big eyes 6-8" very slowly to teas up the the few Roosters around. We then tried to switch them to his flies. the 20-25 mph wind and big swell made it all difficult but I want to do this again in a much less impromptu mode with my own rods, a sink tip and sinking lines, and 5-6" flies in white, white and yellow, white and red etc.

The weather is terrific, mostly dry, breezy, and the sun is intense after 11am. So then you head back to your all inclusive resort, get in the pool and start drinking. like I said WOW.

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Hi Kevin.

Spring is a good time for Roosters in the surf, either from the beach or from a boat.

If you want to DIY and don't mind driving too much: Todos Santos, and La Paz, north of Cabo, are other places to check out. There is much more public beach access all along the eastern coast from La Paz south to San Jose de los Cabos than in Cabo San Lucas.

The owner of Puget Sound Fly Co. in Tacoma is also experienced in this and a good source for info, gear, and he might still have a local contact in Baja.

Happy and safe travels,
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Thanks for the info all. We're staying in Cabo San Jose which is north of Cabo but dont mind driving to find fish. Will talk to the people that you all suggested. Thanks again.
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You'll be in San Jose Del Cabo then. Directly to the North of the harbour is La Playita beach, which you can fish roosters from.

I haven't fished with Gordo, but stopped and talked to his wife. They're nice folks located in the last round-about before La Playita, and seem to run well maintained boats and had an over all professional looking outfit.

on their site is also a map of the area to familiarize yourself with.

Other DIY options would be to take the old highway a long the coast North out of town, and you'll find places to fish with less tourists and hotels.

Even though they're close geographically, angling in SJD and Cabo are different. Two examples are the big waves in Cabo are insufferable from the beach( I'll fish a surf or spin rod next time thankyou!) and Sardina are more easily found in SJD. I have quite a few pictures of flies I have in my photobucket that I can PM if you like.

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cabo on the cheap

at the dock everyone will want to take you out fishing in the panga. buyer beware.

what i did on the cheap was rented horses to ride on beach with wife. guy gladly took 50 american to use the horse to ride on the beach alone for 3 hours while he flirted with my wife.

i had great fun with my songle hander 9w and throwing albie flies and clousers from the surf at breaking fish and nervous water. the drop off is pretty steep from shore and a pretty good rip going. mid day i rode the horse to pods of fish. got off, RETIED THE HORSE to drift wood or rocks near by. no roosters but great fun running down the little man with jacks to 10-15 lbs. traveled bout 5 miles away before wondering what was going on with my wife and teenage gaucho. good fun, relatively cheap and never fished from a horse before. could have ran into roosters but as others have said, the east cape is better bet. if ya wanna get serious with it i would recommend teasing with spincasting poppers and dannys. tough to do both and fly with one horse and alone. cabo is fun butt $$$ to get a guide who doesnt chunk or troll.

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I fished in August with Jeff deBrown ( who specializes in fly fishing Roosters- both panga and beach. Can not recommend him highly enough. I spent a week and caught Roosters, Ladyfish, Tuna, Bonita, Jacks, Triggers, etc. The fish available will be seasonal, of course. I used a 10wt single hand with a Rio outbound intermediate.
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Check out Punta Colorado for accomadations. Van Wormers have 3/4 different levels of "nice" at a few different resorts all on the same area. We prefer Punta.
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