La Ventana to El Sargento

La Ventana, Mexico

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Here’s an easy day trip from La Paz with over 20 miles of white sandy beach. Sight casting is the game here as this is a perfect area to stroll while searching for fish. Look for dark shadows moving in the water parallel to the shoreline. Then cast your fly out in front of that moving shadow. If you’ve guessed right and the shadow is hungry or curious, hold on! The rocky areas, particularly to the north towards El Sargento seem to hold fish all year long. The resident rockfish will provide plenty of action when the fishing is slow from the beaches. Types of Fish: Shore: Sandy beaches - rooster, jacks, ladyfish, giant needlefish, pompano, sierra. Look for rockfish near the rocks. Inshore: Dorado, rooster, bonito, skipjack, sierra, jacks, pompano, triggerfish and giant needlefish are common throughout this area in the bay. Offshore: A few miles out it’s over 1,000' deep so conceivably all major bluewater species are available. This eTrail covers the "where, when, and how" to fish in this region. You'll get a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to bring, and the best flies to use.
Fly Fishing Southern Baja

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Fly Fishing Southern Baja

by Gary Graham (No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks)

Here’s an easy day trip from La Paz with over 20 miles of white sandy beach. Sight casting is the game here as this is a perfect area to stroll while searching for fish. Look for dark shadows moving in the water parallel to the shoreline. Then cast your fly out in front of that moving shadow. If you’ve guessed right and the shadow is hungry or curious, hold on! The rocky areas, particularly to the north towards El Sargento seem to hold fish all year long. The resident rockfish will provide plenty of action when the fishing is slow from the beaches.

Types of Fish: Shore: Sandy beaches - rooster, jacks, ladyfish, giant needlefish, pompano, sierra. Look for rockfish near the rocks. Inshore: Dorado, rooster, bonito, skipjack, sierra, jacks, pompano, triggerfish and giant needlefish are common throughout this area in the bay. Offshore: A few miles out it’s over 1,000' deep so conceivably all major bluewater species are available. This eTrail covers the "where, when, and how" to fish in this region. You'll get a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to bring, and the best flies to use.

© 1999 Gary Graham/No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Fly-Fishing
Nearby City: La Ventana
Trail Type: Several options
Season & Limits: Good year-round
Driving Directions: Directions to La Ventana to El Sargento

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May 2018