Baja 2023 Begins

by | Oct 28, 2023 | fly fishing Baja

flyfishingI arrived in Baja yesterday and met up with my friends Sammy Vigneri and Grant Hartman.  If you’ve followed this blog for any length of time you know this is an annual trip with the fellas.  Grant lives down here in Cabo and is a longtime friend going back to when we met here in Baja in 1996.  Grant is the owner and founder of the well-known Baja Anglers.  Sammy and I go all the way back to when we started at the Jack Dennis Fly Shop in Jackson Hole in 1987.

bajaOnce Sammy and I landed in Cabo, Grant picked us up and we drove 1.5 hours to Sammy’s condo on Cerritos Beach.  It’s a sweet place and we spent the night here last night and will again tonight.  While we could have taken off fishing today, instead we made it a rest day.  Sammy usually needs rest because is a doctor in Casper, WY and often works 60 hours in a week.

Baja-MexicoLast weekend the Baja Sur was hit by a mild hurricane.  Though the tropical storm wasn’t terrible it delivered a heap of rain.  Presently the Baja desert is by far the greenest I’ve ever seen it.  Grasses and ground plants I never knew existed here have popped and the normally desert scrub brush are displaying thick layers of leaves.

fly-fishing-surfThough a rest day Sammy and I made an attempt to fish his beach.  The Pacific Ocean surf is larger than usual for this time of year and the normally blue waters are greener.  The oversize waves churn up lots of sand and weeds causing this.  Though Sam and I fished hard for a couple hours, the waves were a challenge and we both picked up our first skunking of the week.

BajaWe just got back to Sammy’s after dinner in Todos Santos and Game 2 of the World Series.  We enjoyed a few cold Baja brews and some excellent sea food.  Tomorrow we will get an early start and drive north to try for Pacific snook off the beach.  Then we’ll settle for a couple days boat fishing in and around Magdalena Bay.  This should be another great trip!

angler-giftsWhile I got ya, I know its almost two months away, but it’s time for me to start promoting my webstore for “Christmas Gifts for the Angler that has Everything” and stuff those stockings with my fish decals from “Pescador on the Fly”. 

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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!