Gale Wind Sends Us to the Mag Bay Estuary

by | Nov 10, 2022 | Los Locos Mag Bay | 2 comments

estuary-flyfishingWe awoke to a bluebird day but that still didn’t mean it was nice out.  The forecast was for gale winds and we got them.  I’m so glad I finally got the striped marlin yesterday.  Though the wind was bad, it didn’t completely shut us down.  We headed deep into the Magdalena Bay estuary where we received some protection from the mangroves.


finescale-triggerfishI look forward to these days.  I enjoyed the marlin quest and love blue water fly fishing.  Seeing the tuna and marlin along with dolphin and sealions going wild was incredible.  But one of my favorite saltwater fly fishing venues involves my 9-weight Winston, my SA Sonar Titan Clear Tip and a chartreuse and white Clouser.  This set up catches me about anything including this finescale triggerfish!


corvinaSammy and I caught a bunch of cool fish.  The one we caught mostly was the shortfin corvina.  This is a handsome and tasty fish.  On my first trip to Baja back in 1996 in which I drove down for half the winter with some friends, we practically lived off this species.


Currier-halibutWe ended the day with some double trouble.  I was up front and hooked something with a funny fight.  Sure enough I had a California halibut.  As I landed the halibut Sammy went tight with another corvina.  Grant shot this picture then we reeled it in.


Los-LocosWe work our way south back to Sammy’s condo tomorrow.  We’ll stop at one of Grants favorite beaches to try for snook but I doubt we’ll get too serious.  Sammy is flying home Saturday.  As for me, Granny gets in Saturday and we’ll be hanging at Sammy’s condo until November 30.


We hooked up with the Los Locos Mag Bay boys and their guests again.  These guys are and absolute blast and judging by the stories and amount of fun their clients had, they know where the fish are.  While Grant took Sammy and I up north to Mag Bay, he doesn’t not book trips here.  Therefore I will always recommend Los Locos Mag Bay to anyone headed this way.

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. Howie

    I bet those Corvina are better eating than peeper frogs!

  2. Jeff

    That time I had to eat the peepers would have made one heck of a blog! I hope I’m never that hungry again

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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!