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Magdalena Bay is THE place to land a marlin on fly. This incredible fishery turns on in late October and runs through to January. During this time bait balls begin to form in the Pacific outside of Mag Bay. The Pacific comes to life; whales, marlin, sea lions, Dorado, tuna and a variety of mammals, fish and bird come to forage on the feast.

The fly fishing is fast and furious. Crashing birds signal the feeding frenzy sending boats racing to get in on the action. Anglers have the unique opportunity to site cast to feeding marlin as they attack schools of sardines and mackerel.

This is not a fishery for the light hearted or novice. Anglers must be able to cast large flies quickly on 12-14wt rods, and have the tenacity to land 100-200 lb. marlin on 80lb test.

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Mag Bay is a trip for the adventurous  and has some of the most exciting fly fishing on the planet. You know when you are catching roosterfish from the beach as a back up plan, you are in an amazing place. Marlin are definitely the main show in Mag Bay but there are so many more fish to chase. It is not unheard of to catch marlin , dorado, roosterfish and halibut in the same day, and still have time to suck down some fresh oysters.J

Mag Bay has a short window when the conditions are good and the fishing epic. We have some availability still open during this time, come join the fun.

(UPDATED 2/8/24)

2024 DATES
Week 1 - November 2nd-8th 4 Rods Available
Week 2 - November 9th-15th 0 Rods Available
Week 3 - November 16th-22nd 0 Rods Available
Week 4 - November 23rd-29th 8 Rods Available
Week 5 - November 30th-December 6th 4 Rods Available
Week 6 - December 7th-15th 8 Rods Available
Week 7- December 16th-22nd 8 Rods Available

If you are interested in learning more about this amazing new fly fishing opportunity or would like to confirm dates please contact us.

The word is out! The roosterfish have already began to show up in the Muertos area. The Captains have even reported a couple Grande roosterfish a the Island. The water temps are fickle and warm spots have brought in some dorado while a the same time yellowtail are still lurking lower down in cooler water. Variety is indeed the spice of life.

Although fishing is the main attraction at Bahia De Los Suenos, there are many side adventures for family members who don't need to fish all the time. Contact us if you are interested in booking for the 2023 season.

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If you want to see another side of Baja, come in the fall. The fall season in Baja is marked by the change from a dry, brown desert to a butterfly-filled, lush, green landscape. At sea, the seasonal storms have subsided and a variety of species have moved into the area. September and October are great months to fish Baja. On the Sea of Cortez side, roosterfish, dorado, jacks, billfish and tuna can all be expected. The dorado and marlin are generally larger and more abundant in fall months. On the Pacific side, bait balls begin to form from Magdalena Bay to Cabo San Lucas. Marlin, dorado and a variety of pelagic species are attracted by the abundance of bait. The fishing is explosive. 

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2023 is off to a great start in Baja! There are excellent bait stocks at the island. Captains have been seeing Dorado all season long, along with Yellowtail, Sierra, and Tuna during winter months. There have also been some small Roosterfish inshore. The background is set for another amazing season fishing for Roosterfish and a variety of other species throughout the Summer and Fall.

Although fishing is the main attraction at Bahia De Los Suenos, there are many side adventures for family members who don't need to fish all the time. Contact us if you are interested in booking for the 2023 season.

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Our inaugural 2022 season fly fishing for Marlin in Magdalena Bay on Baja's pacific coastline has been nothing less than spectacular! It's been a mind blowing experience to approach these incredible fish as they bust bait balls at the surface. Casting to Marlin at close range and watching them crush your fly is a heart pounding experience for any angler. We hope you enjoy this short video clip and consider joining us to see what all the hype is about. We will be releasing more incredible video footage over the next couple months on our You Tube Channel so be sure to subscribe to catch our most current video productions.

Our friends and partners at Red's Fly Shop put together a great video walk through of tips, flies and gear for Baja's Roosterfish from their most recent trip with us at Fly Fish Mex. Roosterfish are a fabulous gamefish - big, strong and beautiful! To make the most out of your trip we highly recommend checking out this video to familiarize yourself with some of the basics of fly fishing for Roosterfish. Thanks Red's!!

Bahia de los Suenos

Baja, Mexico

Travel information

Traveling to Bahia de los Suenos, guests fly into La Paz (LAP), Mexico or San Jose Del Cabo (SJD). Most Airlines have frequent service into SJD. Flights from Los Angeles to SJD are typically about a 2 hours. Flights into La Paz (LAP) are limited but available.

Once you arrive, FFM ground transportation can be arranged for commercial van transportation to Bahia de Los Suenos. Numerous car rental agencies are also available at the airport. The ride from the LAP airport is about 45 minutes, and 2 hours from SJD.

It is important to coordinate your flights with the rest of your group as the transfer will take the entire party to and from the airport based on your fligths.


You must have a valid U.S. passport to enter Mexico. This will be used to obtain your Mexican Tourist Card. Keep your copy of your tourist card with you during your stay. No inoculations are required. Retain tourist card at all times when in Mexico and for return to officials upon departure.

Parental consent for minors

Mexican law requires that any non-Mexicancitizen under the age of 18 departing Mexico must carry notarized written permission from any parent or guardian not traveling with the child to/from Mexico. This permission must include the name of the parent, the name of the child, the name of anyone traveling with the child, and the notarized signature(s) of the absent parent(s). The State Department recommends that the permission should include travel dates, destinations, airlines and a brief summary of the circumstances surrounding the travel. The child must be carrying the original letter – not a facsimile or scanned copy – as well as proof of the parent/child relationship (usually a birth certificate or court document) and an original custody decree, if applicable. Travelers should contact the Mexican Embassy or closest Mexican Consulate for current information.

Air Travel Rules and Regulations

Before your departure we encourage you to review the current government and regulations for Air Travel. Current government rules can be found on the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) web site:

Mexico customs allows 2 cameras, 4 rods, and 4 reels per person upon entering Mexico.

You should also visit the web site of your air carrier(s) to confirm their current rules for carry-on and checked baggage. The rules and regulations are continually updated and should be checked prior to your departure date.

Ground Transportation

Airport Shuttle Information & Rates

Accommodations and Meals

Guests are housed in luxury villas, in an ideal setting, on the Bay of Dreams (Bahia

de los Suenos). Rooms are well appointed master King suites or double Queen Suites each with their own private bath. Rooms share Jacuzzi and pool access, only steps to a private white sand beach with adjacent reef for snorkeling or fishing. Kayaks and stand up paddle boards are also available on request. A weight room and tennis court is available on property as well as spa treatment on request. Guest may also fish on the beach in front of the property which holds roosterfish and a variety of inshore species.

A full breakfast and lunch and dinner are available in the restaurant from 7 am for non-angling guests. Anglers will have breakfast served in the restaurant and lunches will be packed on board boats. A boxed breakfast can also be prepared for an early day of fishing.

Dinner is from 7-9pm with 3 choices of main course, appetizer and desert. Please be sure to share with us your dietary restrictions and allergies prior to your trip so the cooks can accommodate your needs.

What to expect for Anglers

A normal fishing day starts with breakfast servedat 6:30 in the restaurant or brought on board in the cooler with lunch. Pangas arrive on the beach in front of the Villas at 7:00-8:00 am where guests board. When available, bait is caught and loaded onto pangas. A bait boat is hired to expedite the netting process, and a full day bait cost on average $60 per boat per day, depending on availability and location.  The days fishing plan is discussed with your Captain and boats head out to fish. Most fishing is within 15 miles of the lodge including the beach in front. Fishing usually wraps up in the early afternoon and guests are dropped on the beach in front of the villas. Half day evening fishing can also be arranged from panga or fishing from the beach. Kayaks are also available and a good option for inshore and beach fishing.

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What to expect Guests

Breakfast and lunch and dinner is in the restaurant at your leisure. For a list of side, day trips and spa treatments, please consult host for options and prices.


A full restaurant and bar is available on site. Alcohol and beer can also be purchased from town via Captains or host. Please have cash available.


It is not advised to drink the water from the faucet at the lodge. Bottled water is available from the lodge, and is provided in the rooms daily. Boats are stocked with water and additional beverages can be provided upon request.


Temperatures typically range from the low 80’s to 100 degrees. Isolated afternoon thunder-showers are rare but a possibility year round. Wind can be factor while fishing and the sun is very strong. Be prepared with water resistant sun block.


Clothing should allow you to layer down during the day. Mornings are often cool. Rain/splash gear can add to your comfort. Polarized sunglasses are a must. Sun protective clothing and hats are recommended.


The official currency of Mexico is the Peso. However, US dollars are preferred for staff and guide gratuities. Please bring appropriate denominations. Credit Cards are accepted in the restaurant for outside drinks and food, but gratuities are preferred paid in cash.

Power and Communications

There is Wi-Fi and satellite TV for guests to enjoy during their stay. No electrical converters are required during your stay.

The house does not have a guest phone however for emergency your host can arrange to have you use his Mexican Cell phone onsite. US cellular phones should work but please check with your provider before departing the US to avoid expensive roaming charges. Facetime through Wi-Fi or WhatsApp are a good consideration for calling home.


Laundry service is available for a small fee.

Environmental Dangers

The Property at Gran Sueno is very well maintained and managed to keep insects out. Baja, Mexico is a desert environment so the bugs are a little different. Occasionally desert creatures show up in search of water or food, and can be avoided by staying on established pathways. Landscaping on the premises is well maintained and managed, although watering can introduced some mosquitos. A personal bug repellent is a pre cautionary consideration.

As with any beach, swimmers should check for jellyfish and rays before entering the water.

Your worst enemy is the sun so be sure and bring a large hat, sun block, lip balm, and sun protective clothing coverage!

Medical Facilities

Fidepaz is the best hospital in La Paz for tourists. Cabo San Lucas also has medical facilities.

The lodge will take every effort to ensure your safety while you are a guest at the Lodge. However, outdoor activities of this nature are not entirely ‘risk free’. The lodge recommends investing in travel and/or medical evacuation insurance.


Captains like to be tipped on a daily basis. We recommend about $60-$100 per boat per day for a satisfactory day of fishing..

 Suggested tip for the lodge staff $3-$5 a day per room.

Shuttle driver $25-$50 per van each direction.

Meals are included in the package price, but restaurant gratuity, outside snacks and alcohol is not. We recommend 10$ per customer per day, for restaurant gratuity, plus any additional bar or restaurant charges.


Lodging, fishing and meals.

Not Included

Airfare, ground transportation, bait, alcohol, fishing license, staff and guide gratuities. Bait on average cost $60 per boat per day, depending on availability. Rod/reel rental is available at $40US /day.


Fly fishing in saltwater can be extremely tough on gear. Having fishing tackle that is well suited for the environment and species is key to a successful trip. Having back up for rod, lines and reel is highly recommended. If you do not have the necessary gear for fishing Baja, top quality rental gear is available on site. Below is a list of suggested tackle and gear for fly fishing the East Cape of Baja and beyond.

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5 Essential Things To Bring For Your Trip


Single hand 9 foot fly rods suggested for boat fishing. A fighting grip and butt is suggested for larger wt rods. Two hand overhead fly rods can also be effective while blind casting or teasing fish from the beach.

8 and 9 wt - For use beach or inshore for small to medium species up to 20 lbs

10 wt- For use beach or boat fishing inshore and offshore. This is probably the most useful size rod fly fishing Baja, for both casting and fighting capabilities

12wt – For use off shore fishing for larger species like Marlin, tuna and bull Dorado. A cast able 12 wt. can also be useful beach fishing for Grande roosterfish.

13/15 wt – For large Marlin and Tuna


Size should be matched to line capacity for dedicated rod. For Inshore fishing, reels should have minimum 250 yards backing of 40-80lb tensile strength, Offshore minimum 300-450 yards of 60-80lb. backing, we prefer gel spun backing. A sturdy, water proof drag is advised.

Fly Lines

Integrated shooting heads are the most useful line for fishing Baja. They load rods quickly and can power larger flies comfortably.

We suggest having a full sink and surface set up:

Top water- clear intermediate sink tip, full intermediate, or floating lines

Down Deep- Full sinking integrated line, with strong 30lb plus core strength.

 Tippet- 12, 16, 20, 30, 25, 40 and 60lb

Leaders- Tapered to class tippet or hand tied tapered leader stepped down, attached with blood knots or double surgeons knot. Bite guard used when necessary


The primary bait fish are sardines, ballyhoo, mackerel, ladyfish, green jacks, skipjack and squid.

Bait fish flies are tied on 2/0-3/0 hooks depending on size of bait and fish species.

 Squid Flies – Tied on 4/0 – 6/0 hooks, Squid popper tied with lead hook #6/0 and stinger 2/0-4/0

Commercially tied Flies- Sardine pattern- Kinky muddler, Charlie’s airhead, EP sardine imitations, Hoo fly, Bledzos crease fly

Small bait fish patterns- deceivers, clouser minnows, shrimp

Large bait patterns- EP mullet patterns (tan/wht), Hollow tie mullet, kinky muddler flying fish patterns (blue/wht)

Marlin-sailfish- Cam Sigler poppers pink/wht or blue/wht

For fly tying instruction, see videos here.

Fishing accessories

Fishing bag


Leader material 12,16,20,30,40,80 lb fluorocarbon

Cutting nips



Sun protection

Medical tape for strip finger protection

Small first aid kit

Wind breaker rain jacket

Waterproof bag


Insect repellent

Deck shoes or flip flops

Guides Choice

Guides minimum set up for a day of panga fishing: I fish with 2 x10 wt set ups and at least 1x 12wt set up:

Rods-10 wt rods (2)

Reel- (2) loaded with 350 yards gel spun backing

Lines- clear intermediate tip integrated shooting head line and 2nd reel with full sink integrated shooting head line

Leader: butt section 3-4’ 40lb fluorocarbon tied with blood knot to 20 or 30lb class leader 5-7’.

Rod- 12wt

Reel- 350-450 yards gel spun backing plus spare spool.

Fly Fishing Baja Equipment list

Packing List:

 Rods Long Sleeve Shirts Water Bottle
Reels Short Sleeve Shirts Lens Cleaner
Leaders Quick Dry Shorts Camera
Flies Quick Dry Long Film
Line cleanerPants Extra batteries
Clippers/line cutters Fishing Hats Plane Tickets
Pliers Lightweight Rain Travel Cash
KnifeJacket Visa
Stripping Guards/Tape Sun Gloves Passport
---------------- Bandannas Sun Screen!
Fanny pack Hip Pack Lip Balm
Wading Socks Waterproof boat Liquor if desired
Bug spraybag Snorkel mask and
Toiletries (shampoo, etc) Polarized glassesfins if desired
Universal adaptor Snacks (nuts, Cliff bars, etc)
Reel lubricant Bathing Suit
  Boat Shoes/Sandals 
Contact Information:  
Miseal is back in action!

At the end of July our great friend and on-site videographer Miseal Felix contracted Covid-19. He became very ill which ultimately landed him in the hospital ICU for several weeks breathing through a ventilator. We are happy to report, that outside of loosing his sense of taste and smell, Miseal is back on his feet and recovering well. From all of us in the Fly Fish Mex family, "Thank you for your help!" and contributions to help offset the cost of Miseal's medical expenses. The following is a letter from Miseal that he wanted to share with our guests.

Like many young children I grew up thinking action superheros like Batman, Captain America, Superman, and Iron Man were actually real and that they appeared out of no where to help people in trouble. What I never imagined was that I might need a superhero to help save me in real life some day. When that day of need came for me a few months ago heros did not arrive in colorful caped costumes like in the comic books. However, to my surprise, heros did show showed up dressed as normal people who cared for a friend in need. They say there are no words to describe how grateful a person can be when they receive the blessing of a second chance at life. All I can say is THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart to all of those who helped me get me through the hard times of Covid. For that I am forever grateful! You guys don't have the heart of a chicken, you have the heart of a ROOSTER!

Your friend forever,

Miseal Felix

If you are interested in using the FlyFishMex shuttle service, please send your airline itinerary and number of guests to to reserve space.

There is a new system at the San Jose del Cabo airport to reduce curbside crowding and increase flow of track at the shuttle bus/van meeting area outside of baggage claim. If you've visited us in the past, you likely witnessed the relative free-for-all craziness of newly arrived "got a cold margarita on my mind" vacationers scurrying around the crowd to locate their shuttle drivers. Thankfully, those times are now behind us! Now the process is organized so that drivers are assigned numbered canopies where their guests can go to meet them. Guests taking our shuttle should exit the baggage claim and meet the driver at canopy #10.

Alternatively, if you arrive to Baja via the, much smaller and less congested, La Paz airport simply exit baggage claim and look for your driver.

If you have a trip planned with us and need to arrange transportation between the airport and Bahia De Los Suenos, please email us to coordinate and schedule shuttle times. Our van comfortably accommodates up to 8 passengers with luggage.

Shuttle rates are listed below. The total transfer cost is split between the total number of passengers. Charges can be added to your invoice in advance or you can pay cash on-site.

Shuttle Rates Each way
To/From San Jose del Cabo (SJD) airport and the lodge (2 hours)
1 Passenger - $150.00
2 Passengers - $180.00
3 Passengers - $225.00
4 to 8 Passengers - $250.00

To/From Each way La Paz (LAP) airport and the lodge (45 minutes)
1 Passenger - $120.00
2 Passengers - $135.00
3 Passengers - $150.00
4 to 8 Passengers - $185.00

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