Back to the Beaches of Baja

by | May 4, 2019 | fly fishing in Baja

Baja-AnglersIts good to be back to the roosterfish beaches of Baja in May.  While I did come to Baja last year it was in March which is not roosterfish season.  I’m with longtime pals Sammy Vigneri and Grant Hartman.  Sammy and I go back 30 years to our fly shop days and Grant and I go back meeting in 1996 when I was camped down here for five weeks.

 

flyfishing-Todos-SantosAll three of us are a little banged up tired from the last few weeks of life.  As you know I haven’t had time to rest up from Iceland less than a week ago.  Sammy just plain works too hard because he’s a gynecologist.  And Grant has been guiding long hours.  We didn’t leave Sammy’s condo in Cerritos until 9:30 AM or hit the water until 11:30 AM.

 

pufferfishIts probably just as well we didn’t kill ourselves to get out early.  Sammy and Grant saw a pack of three small roosterfish.  I saw none.  The only fish caught were a cornetfish for Sammy (which he caught the same one twice) and this cute little pufferfish for me.

 

fly-fish-bajaIt was a long day for the no fish part, but very relaxing, and at least for me, well needed relaxation.  The sun felt good and the sand under the bare feet is hard to beat after a week in cold weather gear. Tomorrow we’ll step it up a couple notches.  While Sammy will likely walk with Grant on the beaches for roosters, I’m on a snapper hunt from the rocks.

 

Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing

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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!

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