Snapperless at Snapper Rocks

by | Nov 1, 2023 | fly fishing for snapper

fly-fishingWe planned an early start for our drive north this morning from Magdalena Bay but unfortunately Sammy caught the crud.  Sam and I were kind of expecting it because Grant was hurting when we got here.  Hopefully I’m not next.


WinstonLuckily we only had a couple hours drive to our next location.  This was good news because along the way we detour down some rough roads to what has been in the past, a productive snapper spot.  Last time we smoked them here and not only did we catch a few healthy cubera, but I added the Colorado snapper to my species list.


flyfishingConditions were excellent.  While earlier in the week shore fishing was nearly impossible because of huge waves, today was much more manageable.  The only drawback is that the slippery Pacific Ocean rocks are kicking my butt more than they used to!


BajaFishing wasn’t so great today however.  Despite our excellent history here, I saw the only snapper.  It appeared to be about a 20” cubera that cunningly stalked my fly right to my feet.  The problem is, he was too wise to fall for my fake baitfish imitation.  I changed patterns on him a couple times and he once gave another look, but typically snapper situations are “one look and done” deals.


CurrierWe fished for only about two hours.  We weren’t skunked.  We each managed to land one gorgeous little spotted bay bass.


BajaSam gave it his all despite feeling like crap.  Fishing bums are all a tough bunch when it comes to making it on the water no matter what.  But he feels worse tonight and he’s not looking so good either.  Sam has a guide hired for us tomorrow so I hope he feels better in the morning.


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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!