Since 1985, we have been fishing the Sea of Cortez. Fly Fish Mex is currently one of the oldest fly fishing outfitters on the world’s youngest sea. We are proud to offer exclusive lodging along the beaches of the most concentrated fishing grounds of the East Cape.
Our owner, James Shaughnessy, first ventured south of the border over
thirty years ago. The fishing experienced inspired him to return for several
months every year, first as an angler and for the last 25 years as
a guide and outfitter. Throughout the years, we have camped,
driven, boated, fished and explored hundreds of miles of Baja
coastline in search of untouched beaches patrolled by giant
roosterfish and an amazing variety of species.
Fly Fish Mex operates in the Sea of Cortez, a place that French
explorer Jacque Cousteau called “the world’s aquarium.” This narrow
sea separating Baja California from mainland Mexico is home to over 900
species of fish, thousands of invertebrates and an abundance of
dolphins, sea lions and whales. Its rich ecosystem supports
some of the world’s densest populations of predatory fish, including billfish,
dorado, roosterfish and tuna. Protected from open
ocean swell, the Sea of Cortez is almost always fishable within easy
striking distance of our lodge. We see many days that are
flat calm. Our small corner of The Baja has changed little in the thirty
years we’ve been here. Pristine beaches, friendly locals, serene desert solitude
and the quality of the fishery keep us coming back. We hope you
will join us.
After many years of refining our
own personal fishing program, as well as making lasting friendships with local
families and guides, we have settled upon our current location. We have
positioned ourselves to take advantage of the best fishing possible in the Sea of
Cortez whether your preference is surf casting for roosterfish on the beach or
targeting billfish offshore. Where fly fishing blue water in other destinations often
requires long boat rides in ocean swell, we hook billfish, tuna and dorado within
a mile or two of land, optimizing both fishing time and comfort. Our seasoned
guides bring generations worth of local knowledge and fish finding talent.
Additionally, they are skilled at safe and professional boat handling specifically
for fly fishing.
Our standard program includes accommodations in an expansive, deluxe
lodge, but on request we can arrange for camping expeditions to explore the
remote and lesser-known beaches of Baja’s East Cape.
For a more detailed description of our all-inclusive fishing packages and our
current prices please contact us.
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