Punta Arena and Punta Colorada

Las Cuevas, Mexico

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These remote areas are for the more adventuresome and hardy fly fisher. We fly fish this area using 4 wheel ATVs for leg power and to get around some of the rocks. This area can offer the dedicated fly fisher many and diverse opportunities including sight casting to cruising fish or working the rocky structure. Punta Colorada, one of the older hotels in the area, advertises as the roosterfish capital of Baja. There is plenty of fish structure in the shallow water in front of the hotel. A long sandy beach leads south to the lighthouse at Punta Arena. One can stay here, wake up in the morning, walk out to the water and start fishing. Types of Fish: Shore: Rock areas - cabrilla, pargo, triggerfish, pompano, croaker, etc. Sandy areas - jacks, roosterfish, pompano, ladyfish, giant needlefish, sierra, cornetfish. Inshore: Dorado, wahoo, rooster, bonita, skipjack, sierra, jacks, pompano, triggerfish and giant needlefish along the color line. Offshore: Marlin, sailfish, tuna, wahoo, dorado. 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)

These remote areas are for the more adventuresome and hardy fly fisher. We fly fish this area using 4 wheel ATVs for leg power and to get around some of the rocks. This area can offer the dedicated fly fisher many and diverse opportunities including sight casting to cruising fish or working the rocky structure. Punta Colorada, one of the older hotels in the area, advertises as the roosterfish capital of Baja. There is plenty of fish structure in the shallow water in front of the hotel. A long sandy beach leads south to the lighthouse at Punta Arena. One can stay here, wake up in the morning, walk out to the water and start fishing.

Types of Fish: Shore: Rock areas - cabrilla, pargo, triggerfish, pompano, croaker, etc. Sandy areas - jacks, roosterfish, pompano, ladyfish, giant needlefish, sierra, cornetfish. Inshore: Dorado, wahoo, rooster, bonita, skipjack, sierra, jacks, pompano, triggerfish and giant needlefish along the color line. Offshore: Marlin, sailfish, tuna, wahoo, dorado. 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: Las Cuevas
Trail Type: Several options
Season & Limits: Good year-round
Driving Directions: Directions to Punta Arena & Punta Colorada

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May 2018