Last Day in Baja

by | Mar 10, 2018 | baja anglers

Grant Hartman and I had to twist Sammy’s arm a little to fish a few hours before our long drive back to Cabo so we can fly home tomorrow.  I’ve lucked into a few nice fish the last two days but Sam hasn’t.  It turns out he’s glad we did.


We hit another rocky point with hopes of some more snapper on the fly.  The weather was gorgeous with no wind and it was our warmest day yet.  Yesterdays red tide was gone but the tide was low.  Usually such conditions are the formula for bad fishing but Sammy ventured out and hooked up right away.


Sam had a Pacific cubera snapper and after nearly losing him in the rocks he got him.  It was a beautiful fish and I shot some pics before he released him.  Then I watched as Sam walk right back out and landed another.  After shooting more pics I figured I ought to catch one more fish before heading home and I also landed a Pacific cubera.


We didn’t hunt the glamorous roosterfish this week in Baja but that’s ok.    Both Sammy and I needed a break from work.  All I really wanted was a new species for my list and hoped for a Pacific snook.  Instead I landed five – white snook, sheepshead grunt, Pacific bonito, Colorado snapper and the California corbina.  You never know.  And now I’m ever so close to the 400-species mark!


We fly home tomorrow and its back to work.  Thursday night I’ll be giving my presentation, “Fly Fishing Through Midlife Heaven” in Great Falls, Montana for the Missouri River Flyfishers then Friday through Tuesday I’ll be on tour in Alberta Canada.  Keep on a movin!


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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!