A One Cast Day

by | May 8, 2019 | fly fishing for roosterfish, Uncategorized

roosterfishingWe were so stoked after catching a monster roosterfish here in Baja yesterday that we got up early and headed back to the same small beach where it went down.  It was a stunning morning with light winds and warm temperatures even before 9 AM.  Visibility is tough early so we relaxed and waited.


At 9:30 a dreaded fear came to be.  A truck with two anglers arrived and parked surprisingly close to us.  Grant walked to them immediately and asked them to at least give us some space.  Luckily they were nice guys and moved down for us.  But before they even resituated themselves seven guys on four wheelers arrived on my side.


flyfishing-MexicoGrant wasted no time in visiting them as well and good news – they were nice guys too.  They were kind enough give us our space as well.  But the beach was more than full of anglers – 11 counting us – and it’s a small beach.


I’ll give you the short story for today’s blog.  Being we were in the middle of two groups we had to rely entirely on fish coming in from the deep directly to us.  I got exactly one cast at a fish today and so did Sam.  No doubt the fish I tossed at had already been bombed by a teaser from one of the seven guys earlier.  I’ve learned that once they see a tease their awareness of humans on the beach goes up about 99%.


flyfishing-BajaWe packed it in early and had a nice dinner out in a nearby town.  The dinner included shrimp wrapped in bacon!  There was good hockey and basketball playoffs on the TVs and we had blast.  No matter what happens in a day I always make sure to have fun.  We’ll see what happens tomorrow.


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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!