The road is paved to the town of La Ribera and the beach is accessed from a well-traveled dirt road east of the town. At the end of the access road is a small fleet of pangas, the 24' open skiffs that are exceptionally fly rod friendly. You may be able to hire one for fishing in or offshore. Directly in front of town, offshore, commercial shark buoys provide baitfish cover. A variety of the predatory gamefish will take the fly. Spring to early summer sardina are often found close to the shore. The indicator is when locals fish with bait from the beach.
Summertime this offshore area, with its deep-water canyons, is the undisputed home of the challenging blue marlin. Many of these magnificent billfish reach 1,000 lbs. or more. Types of Fish: Shore: Rock areas - cabrilla, pargo, triggerfish, croaker. Sandy areas - jacks, ladyfish, pompano, giant needlefish, sierra, cornetfish. Inshore: Dorado, rooster, bonita, skipjack, sierra, jacks, pompano, triggerfish, giant needlefish along the color line. Offshore: Marlin, sailfish, tuna, wahoo and 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.
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