Once Again Flies Can’t Tame the Pacific Ocean Surf

by | Oct 29, 2023 | fly fishing Baja | 2 comments

flyfishingDay two in Baja began with 5 am coffee at Sammy’s condo down here in Baja.  Soon we were driving north for a few days of fishing on Magdalena Bay.  But the Mag Bay fishing starts tomorrow so instead of pressing the five hour drive all the way there, instead we took the backroads in order to hit one of Grant Hartman’s Pacific snook haunts.  Normally these roads are brutally dusty but today they were treacherously wet from last week’s hurricane.  This crossing here probably wasn’t the smartest one to attempt but we made it!

flyfishingBeing in any desert after a rare rain is invigorating with all the fresh greenery.  Down here in Baja a week after a deluge from a hurricane is unbelievable.  I’ve been fishing Baja since 1996 but never seen a cactus bloom like this.  If anyone knows what type this is I would love to know.

flyfishingI wish there was a snook story to tell but for the second year in a row at this amazingly remote Pacific beach location the snook won the battle.  Today I can honestly say we had an excuse however.  Just like the dirt roads remain muddy from the hurricane, the Pacific Ocean continues hammer its beaches with monstrous rolling waves.  Plain and simple, though Sammy and I gave it a good try, we got skunked for the second day in a row.

We arrived at one of the small towns along Magdalena Bay before sunset tonight.  It was around 80° before that sun dropped.  Ten minutes after and it was in the mid 60°s.  You can’t beat Baja in the fall.  Grant has us in a killer house rental and heading out in a panga tomorrow with a local fisherman/guide.  Hopefully we can get this trip rolling!

fish-decalsIn 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. John Ashley

    Looking good – just saw your Instagram post of the tuna – beautiful. I’m bringing 8 anglers (6 of us fly anglers) down from San Diego in a couple days – we’ll be at the camp on Isla Magdalena on Bahia Santa Maria… looking forward to any condition reports, tips or advice you feel like sharing. Thanks for the great posts! PS: We’ll see you at Pleasanton and Denver shows!

  2. Jeff

    Yeah I’m way behind on blogs and work and life in general. I guess that means we had good fishing! Good luck on your trip and I hope the group does well. Watch for floating debris. Unfortunately we saw quite a few dead turtles but the fish were with them

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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!