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#10869328 - 05/24/15 06:36 PM Baja Roosters on the fly
Meadowlark Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/04/04
Posts: 3087
Loc: East Texas
Just returned from a week in the beautiful Baja. We were fishing in La Ventana area around Cerralvo Island (south of La Paz). Overall the fishing was somewhat slow....but extremely high quality.

The best fish was a big Roosterfish that hit a small sardines fly right on top in full spectacular view. After about a 1 hour battle on the 10wt, the beautiful fish gave it up and came in at about 45 pounds (pictures 1 and 2)...the largest rooster caught on the fly this season in that area. We got another one that went just under 30 pounds and numerous smaller ones. Caught a few palmettoes (local name for what some said was a permit, but looked like an African Pompano to me) several new species on the fly for me.

One afternoon we decided to go after a Marlin...and hooked two estimated at about 150 pounds each...but they broke off after about 10 minutes....we only had mono, no wire, and it was cut both times.

I love going to this part of Mexico where it is totally safe and a throwback to many years ago. The people are wonderful, hard working and very friendly and the region is just spectacular.

#10869336 - 05/24/15 06:40 PM Re: Baja Roosters on the fly [Re: Meadowlark]
moonriver Offline
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Registered: 08/15/09
Posts: 4861
Loc: Dallas, Texas
Super cool.

#10869340 - 05/24/15 06:41 PM Re: Baja Roosters on the fly [Re: Meadowlark]
2FlyFish4 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/02/10
Posts: 1343
awesome, who'd you fish with?

#10872503 - 05/26/15 06:58 AM Re: Baja Roosters on the fly [Re: Meadowlark]
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Registered: 02/10/04
Posts: 26523
Loc: Longview
Nice! Sounds like a fun trip!!
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#10872623 - 05/26/15 08:18 AM Re: Baja Roosters on the fly [Re: Meadowlark]
RexW Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 09/24/02
Posts: 3030
Loc: Sherman, TX
That's a cool fish! clap
Fly Fishers International certified casting instructor

#10875142 - 05/27/15 09:34 AM Re: Baja Roosters on the fly [Re: Meadowlark]
GoldSpoonr Offline
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Registered: 04/21/11
Posts: 2925
Loc: Anna, Texas
Great Pics!
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Then dont you deny it
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