After a mind blowing 2022 season, we are beyond excited to announce the dates and details for our 2023 Magdalena Bay Marlin program. This past season the fishing was beyond epic! Massive schools of Marlin feeding on the surface allowed anglers to sight cast with poppers and streamers without the need for teasers or bait. That's right, no teasing required, purely casting and stripping big flies to rising striped and blue marlin! Action was intense at times and on many days, double, triple, and quadruple hook-ups were common. Fishing Mag Bay is without question one of the most adrenaline-infused heart pounding trips for a saltwater fly angler and arguably the best destination in the world to catch a marlin on the fly!
Magdalena Bay is located on the Pacific side of Mexico's Baja and is known for its hundreds of square miles of uniquely rich marine ecosystem that 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, Magdalena Bay has remained a relatively untouched fishery that could easily be considered the Jurassic Park of fly fishing in Baja.
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.
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
ITINERARY - 6 NIGHTS / 4 DAYS PROGRAM
Saturday: Arrive to San Jose del Cabo (SJD) airport. Take two (2) ground transfer to La Paz and overnight in the city's charing historic district. Dinner at one of La Paz's finer restaurants.
Sunday: Early breakfast at the hotel. Take two (2) hour ground transfer to Puerto Chale. Hotel check-in and prepare gear for a full day of guided fishing in Magdalena Bay. Overnight and meals at hotel.
Monday-Wednesday: Three (3) days of guided fishing in Magdalena Bay. Overnight and meals at hotel.
Thursday: After breakfast take two (2) ground transfer to La Paz and overnight in the city's charing historic district. Dinner 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.
Week 1 - Oct 28-Nov 4 (6 spots)
Week 2 - Nov 4-11 (FULL)
Week 3 - Nov 11-18 (4 spots)
Week 4 - Nov 18-25 (8 spots)
Week 5 - Nov 25-Dec 2 (4 spots)
Week 6 - Dec 2-9 (4 spots)
Week 7 - Dec 9-16 (8 spots)
If you are interested in learning more about this amazing new fly fishing opportunity or would like to confirm dates please contact us.
The September/October fishing season is a spectacular time to visit the East Cape. There are plenty of roosterfish around cruising the coastline and great chances at dorado, striped marlin, blue marlin, and yellowfin tuna on the fly. The weather is more mild following the August rains and the otherwise dry-brown landscape comes to life the desert vegetation blossom.
We have the following dates for fishing packages available for our fall season. If you are interested in learning more about our program, or want to make a reservation, please contact us for more details.
September 23-28 (8 spots - 6 night/5 day)
September 30 - October 5 (4 spots - 6 night/5 day)
October 10-15 (4 spots - 5 night/4 day)
October 15-20 (4 spots - 6 night/5 day)
Oct 25-30 (4 spots - 6 night/5 day)
Join us on Baja Mexico's East Cape to fly fish for roosterfish, dorado, billfish, tuna and a variety of other species while staying in luxurious private villas tucked away on a hidden bay with white sand beach.
Over the past few seasons we've seen some incredible fishing for roosterfish, a resurgence of yellowfin tuna populations, and larger size dorado. With little to no fishing pressure for nearly a year and healthy schools of bait lining the beaches we anticipate great fishing conditions in Baja for the 2021 season. If you are interested in learning more about our program, or want to make a reservation, please feel free to contact us for more details.
Updated April 30, 2021
Available Summer Season Dates
May 1-7 (4 spots)
May 9-15 (2 spots)
May 16-22 (FULL)
May 22-28 (2spots)
May 29-June 4 (4 spots)
June 5-11 (4 spots)
June 11-17 (2 spots)
June 19-25 (Full)
June 27 - 6 (4 spots)
July 4-10 (2 spots)
July 12-18 (4 spots)
July 18-24 (12 spots)
Available Fall Season Dates
Sept 23-28 (12 spots)
Sept 30-October 8 (FULL)
October 10-16 (6 spots)
October 19-25 (12 spots)
October 26-31 (12 spots)
It’s hard to pick a bad month to go fish in Baja. There always seems to be something to catch in the sea of Cortez. People often ask “what’s the best time to fish Baja?” The quick answer is anytime you can. The question should be about what fish are you interested in targeting.
There are cold water standouts like sierra and yellowtail which you can expect during Winter months. As the water warms in late April, roosterfish and jacks begin to show up inshore and along the beaches, along with a smattering of dorado. When the heat turns on by late June, you have teams of dorado, billfish, and tuna showing up.
By Fall, the water is heated up and larger dorado, billfish and tuna take get the spotlight but there are still plenty of roosterfish around. So you tell me, “What’s the best time to fish in Baja?”
We are currently taking reservations for seven (7) night / six (6) fishing day and six (6) night /five (5) fishing day packages for our Spring (April-July) and Fall (Sept-Nov) 2023 fishing seasons. Packages start and/or end on Saturdays for the weeks listed below.
After an amazing first season operating out Magdalena Bay program, we are thrilled to announce the dates and details for next season. For more details and information about our Mag Bay Marlin program click here.
Week 1 - Apr 29-May 6 (16 spots)
Week 2 - May 6-13 (1 spot)
Week 3 - May 13-20 (FULL)
Week 4 - May 20-27 (4 spots)
Week 5 - May 27-June 3 (14 spots)
Week 6 - June 3-10 (4 spots)
Week 7 - June 10-17 (6 spots)
Week 8 - June 17-24 (4 spots)
Week 9 - June 24-July 1 (4 spots)
Week 10 - July 1-7 (18 spots)
Week 11 - July 8-15 (FULL)
Week 12 - July 15-22 (18 spots)
Week 1 - Sept 23-30 (14 spots)
Week 2 - Sept 30-Oct 6 (18 spots)
Week 3 - Oct 7-14 (FULL)
Week 4 - Oct 14-21 (16 spots)
Week 5 - Oct 21-28 (18 spots)
Week 6 - Oct 28-Nov 4 (18 spots)
If you are interested in learning more about our program or making a reservation, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com or call us at 541-601-9632 for more details.