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  1. SilverFly

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    Off to a good start. Ladyfish off the beach in front off the resort. These fish are a hoot, they fight like a Coho about half again bigger. Also had what looked like a big jack follow but no take. About gave me a heart attack!
     
  2. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    Which area you fishing? I'll be down there in just over a week.
     
  3. SilverFly

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    We're staying in Los Barriles. The north wind kicked up so the guide I'm set up with is holding off for a couple days. Still fishable but could be better. Going after dorado or maybe billfish. I'll let the roosters drive me nuts DIY. Did see one this AM.
     
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    You doing Jeff DeBrown's program?
     
  5. SilverFly

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    I was talking to Jeff but put off booking too long. I'm fishing with Mike Rieser of Baja Fly Fishing Co. Nice guy and very professional. He and one of his guides found me on the beach today to discuss options and gave me some pointers as I was fishing. They thought the fish I assumed was a jack was possibly a dorado.
     
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    I'm headed to Buena Vista first week of June.I plan on doing my own thing from the beach,so I will be following your thread closely.Good luck!! Love to hear updates.
     
  7. Evan Burck

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    I've met Mike a few times on the trade show circuit. Very cool guy.
     
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    Just back from a week in Loreto. There were dorado showing up, but still a little spooky. We got a good range of species, saw some big fish, but the winds were a real factor. I couldn't get a good presentation for the big roosters we saw.

    Have to go back in July when the water has warmed up properly.
     
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    *Following these posts closely as I have always wanted to venture farther South on the Cape. Great stuff guys.
     
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    Mike Danahy @#)$%# river otters!

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    This may have happened somewhere down that way about a little over a month ago.

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    From the beach that is definitely the nuts!
     
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    The guide I fished with yesterday, Joe with Baja Fly Fishing, got one of the beach last week. Got my first 2 off a panga and lost a third. The ones I landed took the ballyhoo pattern I posted on the baja tying thread. Missed a bunch of shots a small to medium roosters due to botched casts or non- committal fish. Pretty exciting just seeing them come at the fly with that dorsal up.
     
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    dorado from the beach.....nice!
     
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    Lady fish are a favorite meal for roosterfish.
     
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    Mike Riser bin berry berry gud to us. ;)
     
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    Yeah they are... Any time you see a ladyfish hugging the beach, you can bet there's a bit rooster nearby.
     
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    Dorado, from the beach!?!? I believe they're considered a pelagic fish, so it would be unusual for it be a dorado, but obviously by the pics in one of the posts it can be done! I'm thinking your initial instincts might be more accurate. Lots of jacks down there, especially in along the beach. But, a dorado from shore would be waaaay cool!
     
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    What would be a ladyfish fly
     
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    It happens. The guide I fished with, Joe of Baja Fly Fishing Co., got one off the beach a couple weeks before we were down there. I've been told that even marlin are taken off the beach on rare occassions.

    http://www.bajaflyfish.com/blog/?m=201404
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    I've been meaning to post an update with more pics but have been slammed at work since I've gotten back. Hopefully in the next day or two.
     
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    Not a bad idea. Two or three full hanks of flashabou might do the trick - seriously.
     

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