Thirty miles long, four miles wide and surrounded by land on three sides, Bahía Concepción is one of the most picturesque spots in Baja. Look for yellowtail and barracuda near the north-facing entrance (along with a variety of resident fish) and some sierra and barracuda in the southern reaches of the bay. For offshore, day trip fly fishing you can charter pangas or cruisers in Mulege. Dorado, sailfish, marlin, skipjack, yellowtail and yellowfin tuna are sometimes found offshore. Commercial fisherman and divers, however, have pretty well picked over this entire area. An alternative to this is to fish from shore and cast small brown, gray or blue Clousers near the rocks.
Types of Fish: Shore: Cabrilla, grouper, triggerfish, pompano, croaker, ladyfish, giant needlefish, sierra and pargo. Inshore: Dorado, rooster, bonito, sierra, jacks, barracuda, triggerfish, cornet fish and needlefish. Offshore: Dorado, sailfish, marlin, skipjack, yellowtail and yellowfin tuna. 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.
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