A Change in Tide

by | Nov 22, 2022 | fly fishing Baja | 1 comment

Cerritos-BeachWe’re a few days away from the insignificant tidal changes that came with the neap tides early this week.  Now we are headed towards the new moon which means a higher high tide and a lower low tide.  They call these the spring tides.  In turn this means more water movement and more bait pushed into areas that can be ambushed along with crabs and shrimp.  Spring tides are good news for saltwater fly fishing.


BajaI hit the water here on Cerritos Beach in front of Sammy’s condo several times today.  I went early first when the tide was high.  I managed one small jack crevalle.  After breakfast I worked a couple hours sending off my Christmas Gift Ideas email then hit the water again.  I tossed my 9-weight with my 300 gr Sonar Surf and brown Clouser.  I spotted a deep trough near the beach and sent my fly deep into it.  One strip and a cute little roosterfish snuck up behind the fly.


That was all I saw of the fussy rooster on that cast.  I made a few more with nothing so I rested the pool.  I went to another down the beach but saw nothing then came back.  On my first cast back the rooster chased again.  I sped up my fly by stripping faster and backing up at the same time.  Fish on!


roosterfishYou’ve certainly seen much bigger roosters on this blog.  But a little guy like this puts up a fight and they are impressive looking nonetheless.  These are bizarre fish and we love them so much.  Granny joined the action soon after and we ended up with three between the two of us.  Good times today.  Hopefully we can find some bigger ones tomorrow!

fish-decalsDespite 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. Howie

    Roosters are Gorgeous! I will need a lesson one of these days!

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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!