Joe Staller, Mark Sokol, Rod Buchanan, Dave Weaver, Vince Deadmond and myself hit Mag Bay fishing with Jeff DeBrown of Reel Baja this past week targeting marlin mainly. Unfortunately Mother Nature threw us a curveball with heavy winds just before we got there. Jeff said the marlin bite was wide open prior to that. Plan was to hit the blue water for marlin 4 days and 2 days inside fishing the mangroves. Turned out to be just the opposite and on only one of the days outside we found marlin that wanted to play. Mark, Rod and Vince all landed their first marlin on a fly rod. Congrats guys.
Most of our time was in the mangroves which didn’t really bother me. It is awesome and with over 100 miles of shoreline and guides that knew where the fish were it was almost non stop….. when they could get us out of the wind.
We ended up getting at least 24-25 different species.
These are the fish we caught…at least we think this is what they were
Spotted bay bass (Cabrilla), Orange Mouth Corvina, African Pompano, Palometa (Golden Trevally, Golden Jack), Black Skip Jack, Yellowfin Tuna, Dorado, Striped Marlin, Green Snook and Black Snook, Mexican Lookdown, Croaker, Halibut, Broomtail and Leopard Grouper, Fine Spotted Jawfish, Pargo/Dog Snapper, Red Snapper, Finescale Triggerfish, Mojarra, Bonefish, Puffer, A different Croaker?, Longjaw Leatherjack, Grunt.
We stayed at the Whale Tail Inn and used Mag Bay Outfitters boats. Great food/accommodations. Awesome trip…headed back again next year.
I’m sure I’ll have more pics to add as they come in. These were just a few from Joe and I.