A Baby Rooster is still A Rooster!

by | Nov 16, 2022 | fly fishing Baja | 1 comment

fish-bajaNot only did Sammy generously leave us the keys to his condo on Cerritos Beach here in Baja but he left us the keys to the truck he keeps down here.  While we don’t intend to do anything extravagant or too wild this trip, we will take a drive or two and perhaps do some beach camping on the East Cape.  Today we took an easy drive to a sneaky remote beach on the Pacific side not too far away.


beach-fishingThe day was strangely overcast for Baja.  Somewhat cool as well.  I’ll bet the temperature never exceeded 75.  The wind was light blowing from behind making it easy for casting.  But as it has been all trip, the Pacific swells were a lot bigger than it looks in this picture.  Granny just does a good job of patiently waiting and timing her casts to beat the big waves.


flyfishingFishing was slow and I’ll blame it on a strange tide day.  While the normal 24 hour day provides almost two high and two low tides, today there was only one of each.  Very strange.  And strange enough I asked about it and did some google research.  It is in fact a real thing and the result is not much movement as far as current and cycling of water up and down the surf.  Therefore not a ton of hungry fish activity.


However, you know with me that no matter the conditions I’ll fight to catch at least one fish and that’s what I did.  We fished for about four hours.  During that time with my shoulder and Granny’s relaxed approach we probably had the flies in the water an hour.  But I managed a small jack crevalle and two of these cute little roosterfish.

Despite being 2022, internet is sparse in remote parts of Baja.  Furthermore, after a 10-12hr fishing day on the salt, it’s hard to get the blogs out on time.  They will be delayed but they will come in full.  Stay tuned! 

In the meantime, please visit my webstore for “Christmas Gifts for the Angler that has Everything” and stuff those stockings with my fish decals from “Pescador on the Fly”.

Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing

1 Comment

  1. Lance

    Large or small they are still one of the coolest fish… the small ones are seriously cute and they count as a rooster catch…Haha

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I started fly fishing at age 7 in the lakes and ponds of New England cutting my teeth on various sunfish, bass, crappie and stocked trout. I went to Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, where I graduated with a Naturalist Degree while I discovered new fishing opportunities for pike, muskellunge, walleyes and various salmonids found in Lake Superior and its tributaries.

From there I headed west to work a few years in the Yellowstone region to simply work as much as most people fish and fish as much as most people work. I did just that, only it lasted over 20 years working at the Jack Dennis Fly Shop in Jackson, WY where I departed in 2009. Now it’s time to work for "The Man", working for myself that is.

I pursue my love to paint fish, lecture on every aspect of fly fishing you can imagine and host a few trips to some of the most exotic places you can think of. My ultimate goal is to catch as many species of fish on fly possible from freshwater to saltwater, throughout the world. I presently have taken over 440 species from over 60 countries!