My experience in Baja and elsewhere as a flyfisher has always involved more than just fishing. I spent many years visiting different parts of Southern Baja, learning about the flora, fauna, geography, people, and their history, food and weather. Consequently I don’t feel that isolation as a tourist in a large city and driving a long distance for a fishing session works for me, and I feel that most other people who flyfish in unfamiliar parts of the world would rather have a fuller experience of the area they are visiting also. Our staff made up of local talented friendly folks. You might get to know their kids.
So what else, you may say, what can I expect?
Transportation to Baja: After you book with me and go over your packing lists and information sheets, you should book a flight (your cost) and forward your itinerary to me by email.
San Jose del Cabo: The majority of us fly into Cabo San Lucas, about two and half hours from our resort. Try to book a flight that arrives mid day and a flight that leaves in the latter half of the afternoon. This will allow you plenty of time to arrive, eat your first meal, attend a casual orientation, set up your equipment and recover from traveling. Additionally, you won’t keep fellow travelers waiting. After I receive everyone’s schedules, we put a spreadsheet together for our taxi service.Typical individual fare taxi van fare in group to the hotel will be about $40 per person each way (your cost). If you come at a odd time your individual taxi fare will be about $200 minimum each way. The driver will make a stop at a larger market so that you can purchase wine or spirits or any personal items or snacks you might want.
La Paz: The airport in the capitol city of Southern Baja is only about 45 minutes from your destination but at this time the flights are a minimum of 11 hours routed through Mexico City of Guadalajara-not worth it! If you reside in San Diego area, you can get a shuttle to TJ and fly to La Paz reasonably with Volaris Airlines.
Upon arrival your assigned room will be shown to you with a quick tour of our facilities. Dinner is served around seven PM. In the meantime rods and equipment are made ready.
Breakfast is served somewhere around 5:30 AM. After breakfast, lunches are assembled per boat from premade sandwiches or burritos, drinks etc. After breakfast we load a van, drive twenty minutes to meet our captains and fish until 1:30 or 2 PM. Snacks, refreshments and conversation and or siestas, flytying, beach fishing compromise our afternoons. WiFi is available and free.
Most of us fish barefoot and wear good shades, tropical fishing clothing, including tropical fishing gloves and a “buff”. Our bait service is already out there making bait for us and will supply us two or three times before lunch.
Learning to double haul before the trip will enhance your fishing enjoyment and success, but is not essential.
We often have a Mexican archaeologist visit us midweek and give us a short history of the indigenous people of Baja-and he cooks us a great meal. Thank you Rafa!
Our Captains are invited over for the Friday night dinner. Before dinner is an ad hoc casting competition-captains teamed with gringos. You can cheer or participate. Lots of laughs and fun. Usually any small gifts to the captains or their kids are handed out that evening too.
We eat fresh sashimi, sushi, fish tacos and or special regional fare and other delights every night.
Saturday morning is a late breakfast of Huevos Rancheros before the prearranged taxi service returns you to the airport.