Sep 23, 2013

East Cape Baja Roosterfish and more...

Living the Roosterfish Dream, in Comfort and Style!


With Pursuit Anglers April 4th-10th, 2014
Hosted by: Jerry Swanson - Fishhead Expeditions


Trip Details
Location: Baja's East Cape, near the town of Los Barilles 
Airport: San Jose del Cabo 
(The beach house is about a 45 minute drive from the airport)
Guide Service: Pursuit Anglers
(With Justin Crump, Kate Taylor and Josh Martz.)
 
The movie “Running Down the Man” popularized the compelling beach fishing for Roosterfish that made a lot of anglers want to do it. It is the most 0 to 100 adrenalin fishing I have ever experienced. In June of 2013 fished the East Cape with Pursuit Anglers. They have a full service operation that begins with pick up at the Cabo Airport, oceanfront accommodations with A/C, great food, daily guided fishing and cold beer. There is no better team of fly fishing guides in Baja. The guides are Josh Martz, Justin Crump and Kate Taylor. They really understand chasing roosters with a fly rod from the beach and on the boat. Other species may be an option such as jacks, dorado, yellowtail, sierra and tuna.


They fish 6 to 8 anglers at a time. The rate is $2900 per angler for 6 nights and 5 days fishing based on 2 anglers sharing a guide. This includes: ground transfers from Cabo, all meals and beer, 5 days of guided beach or boat fishing and double accommodations. There is a possible option for a 5 night/4 days of fishing trip. If you are looking for easy fishing or a lot of fish this is probably not for you.

This trip includes:

  • Transportation from the airport to the beach house and back
  • Gourmet meals and snacks
  • All beverages to include bottled water, soda, beer and spirits
  • Fishing licenses
  • Bait for fishing from the boats (we sometimes use this to tease fish into fly range)
  • 4 days guided angling, with an American guide and a Mexican captain on boat fishing days

Not included: 

Gratuities 

Accommodations

"Casa Laguna" is the private lodge that sleeps up to 10 people (2 to a room), but they will only be hosting 6 anglers. The location is extremely quiet and a great place to get away from the hustle of big resorts. To the east is nearly a full mile of undeveloped beach, and to the west are a small number of houses followed by another large expanse of undeveloped property. You will feel like you have your own private slice of Baja when you step out your front door.

Food

Baja Dinner - Photo: Josh Tarr
Experience the culinary flavors of Mexico prepared by their five star chef while sipping margaritas concocted from scratch. The atmosphere is casual luxury: you will dine on the sand, no shoes required, under candle light and the flicker of tiki torches as the water laps the beach. 



Beaches of the East Cape 

If you are up for the challenge, you will spend the day cruising the beaches of Baja's East Cape via four wheelers looking for Grande Rooster Fish. There are also possible shots at Jack Crevelle, Ladyfish, and African Pompano. This fishery is almost entirely sight fishing, though at times they can tease large fish out of the deep by casting hookless lures. Fishing will take place near our beach house and will begin when the sun is high enough to start sight fishing, which is typically after 9am, and will last until we don't have enough light to see, which is typically just before 5pm. And if you didn’t get enough water time during the day, directly in front the casa is a fantastic rooster beach where blind casting is never a bad idea in the low light hours. 

In-Shore and Off-Shore

Your inshore angling days on the East Cape will be spent in super pangas targeting numerous shallow cruising species, such as Rooster Fish, Jack Crevelle, Bonita, Lady Fish, Sierra and a host of others. Most angling is done with the aid of live chum used to lure predators close enough to the boat to cast a fly in a bait-and-switch method. The action can be fast and anglers must be ready to cast at all times. If conditions permit, there is an opportunity to go off shore to chase Striped Marlin, Sailfish, Dorado and/or Tuna. The abundance of these fish will be determined at the time of your trip. They start at 7am with a boat pickup in front of the Casa and will fish until mid-afternoon. Each panga will have a Mexican captain, Pursuit Anglers guide, and 2 anglers. Depending on a host of variables (water temps, availability of bait, lack or abundance of fish.etc), they may opt to fish from the Punta Arena fishing fleet about an hours drive to the north, or from San Jose Del Cabo, or Cabo San Lucas just over an hours drive to the south. 





Please call 503-539-1451 or email

jerry@fishheadexpedtions.com with any questions or to reserve space.

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