Magdalena Bay is located on the Pacific side of Mexico's Baja. Made up of hundreds of square miles of uniquely rich marine ecosystem, Magdalena Bay sets the stage for ideal fly fishing opportunities spread across mangroves flats and volcanic islands inshore and steep seafloor shelves offshore.
Difficult to access by all accounts, it has remained a relatively untouched fishery that could easily be considered the Jurassic Park of fly fishing in Baja.
The waters off of Magdalena Bay is THE best place for landing a stripe marlin on fly. Huge bait balls attract teams of marlin, sailfish, dorado and other species. Frigate birds and pelicans soar and dive on bait balls above feeding marlin. Guest fish from 28’ Pangas with high prows built for ocean fishing. The pangas have rear and forward casting platforms with welded casting braces for and aft.
Mangroves: Fish the most extensive mangrove system in Baja, Mexico. Cast flies and plugs into and around mangroves from pangas for snook, groupler , snapper, corvina and a variety of other predatorily species.
Beach fishing: Fish from the beach or by panga for roosterfish, jack crevalle, snook, and halibut. Cast flies and spin gear on to flats, outlets and into the surf.
While fishing at May Bay guests stay in a simple, yet nice, hotel that is the closest accommodation available to the most productive offshore fishing areas allowing for short boat runs to start the day. All meals are prepared at the hotel.
FFM is offering two trip options for our 2023 season, a six (6) nights / four (4) fishing days program and a seven (7) nights / five (5) fishing days program for up eight (8) anglers per week. The season runs late October through early December when large schools of baitfish migrate along the coast attracting an incredible abundance of sport fish to the area. On this trip anglers will have the opportunity to fly fish for a variety of inshore and offshore fish species. Inshore, beaches and mangroves support a variety of sport fish species including snook, roosterfish, grouper, halibut and snapper. Offshore, schools of mackerel and sardines attract a variety of pelagic species including marlin, dorado and tuna that attack the bait balls and provide anglers an opportunity of a lifetime to sight cast to feeding big game fish. At the mouth of the bay, huge school of baitfish congregate attracting schools of roosterfish, jacks and other species that will eagerly take a fly.
Itinerary – 6 Nights/4 Days Program
Saturday: Arrive to San Jose del Cabo (SJD) or La Paz (LP) airport. Take ground transfer to La Paz and overnight at Hotel Cathedral in the city's charming historic district. Dinner is at one of La Paz's finer restaurants.
Sunday: Early breakfast is at the Hotel Cathedral in La Paz then two hour ground transfer to Puerto Challe. Hotel check-in and prepare gear for Day 1of full guided fishing in Magdalena Bay. Overnight and meals at hotel in Puerto Challe or Constitution.
Monday-Wednesday: Three (3-4) additional days of guided fishing in Magdalena Bay. Overnight and meals at hotel.
Thursday:After breakfast take ground transfer to La Paz and overnight at the Hotel Cathedral in the city's charming historic district. Dinner is at one of La Paz's finer restaurants.
Friday: After breakfast depart the hotel and take two (2) hour ground transfer to San Jose del Cabo (SJD) for your return flight home.