“The Year of the Grandes” – PLURAL! The trip began as usual – mostly… We got into plenty of the typical “fun” fish off the beach, (Ladyfish small Jacks, etc)… We found some junior Roosterfish, and we had daily shots at some monsters. The highlights, however… were that Dad finally got his true Monster Roosterfish, […]
If Winter-Steelhead are the fish of a thousand casts… …then Roosterfish from-the-beach are the fish of a thousand refusals. But every once in a while, when you least expect it, one surprises you. This afternoon was beginning to look like one of those days where the roosters never show. We’d been spread out over a […]
We’d had some awesome shots at big Roosters during the premium lighting of the day but the good light was beginning to fade. Dad radio’d-in that he’d found a good ladyfish bite so Brandon & I headed his way. When we got there we scaled our flies down from the big 15 inch chickens we […]
After weeks of fly tying and anticipation – the departure date for this year’s Baja trip finally arrived… …and I was ready. Unfortunately, the same couldn’t be said for my flight (mechanical issues), or the 4-wheel drive rental we had reserved in San Jose del Cabo… The travel issues prevented us from getting our lines […]
Our Baja hosts shared these pictures with us of an Oar Fish that had washed ashore in front of the house a few weeks prior to our arrival this year. Apparently they’re plankton eaters… hmm… shad flies maybe?
Baja 2007, our 6th trip south of the border, and despite the fact that the days of having a reasonable stretch of beach to ourselves to stalk big unmolested roosters is most likely a thing of the past (RDTM no doubt)… …and the increase in barb wire and “propiedad privada” signs that keep popping up […]