Baja Fly Fishing Trip Information
My experience in Baja and elsewhere as a flyfisher has always involved more than just fishing. I spent many years visiting different parts of Southern Baja, learning about the flora, fauna, geography, people, and their history, food and weather. Consequently I don't feel that isolation as a tourist in a large city and driving a long distance for a fishing session works for me, and I feel that most other people who flyfish in unfamiliar parts of the world would rather have a fuller experience of the area they are visiting also. So, you may say, what can I expect?
Transportation to Baja: After you book with me and go over your packing lists and information sheets, you should book a flight (your cost) and forward your itinerary to me by email.
San Jose del Cabo: Some anglers, especially those coming from another state or country other than California, Oregon or Washington may prefer to fly into Cabo San Lucas, about two and half hours from our resort. That is especially true if they know of other anglers who are arriving there. If that is your choice, try to book a flight that arrives mid day. This will allow you plenty of time to arrive, eat your first meal, attend a casual orientation, set up your equipment and recover from traveling. Additionally, you won't keep fellow travelers waiting. After I receive everyone's schedules, we put a spreadsheet together for our taxi service.
One final piece of important information will be coming back to you from me before you fly: Cabo has three terminals and it may be necessary for you to get yourself and your baggage to a different terminal to meet the driver. This can be done either on the free inter terminal shuttle (named "Transportaciones") or by grabbing a taxi for a $3-5 dollar tip (propina). The minimum for a van load of anglers will cost $180 spilt amongst the riders. Typical individual fare will be about $30-$40 per person each way (your cost).
La Paz: The airport in the capitol city of Southern Baja is only about 45 minutes from your destination and the driver will meet you as you leave customs.The typical cost will be $20-$40 each way depending on the number of people arriving with you.
Whether you arrive in Cabo or La Paz, the driver will make a stop at a larger market so that you can purchase wine or spirits or any personal items or snacks you might want.
Upon arrival your assigned room will be shown to you with a quick tour of our facilites. Dinner will be served around seven PM. In the meantime rods and equipment are made ready.
Breakfast is served somewhere around 5:30 AM. After breakfast lunches are assembled per boat from premade sandwiches or burritos, drinks etc. After breakfast we load a van, drive twemty minutes to meet our captains and fish until 1:30 or 2 PM. Snacks and converstation and or siestas, flytying, beach fishing compromise our afternoons. WiFi is available and free.
Fishing most of us fish barefoot and wear good shades, tropical fishing clothing . including tropical fishing gloves. Our bait service is already out there making bait for us and will supply us two or three times before lunch. Learning to double haul and strip with two hands could enhance your fishing.
Our Captains are invited over for the Friday night dinner. Before dinner is an ad hoc casting competition-captains teamed with gringos. Lots of laughs and fun. Usually any small gifts to the captains are handed out that evening too.
Saturday morning is a late breakfast before the prearranged taxi service reutrns you to the airport.