The East Cape Region of Sea of Cortez has long been a destination for anglers seeking the best in Salt Water fishing, including the more recent advent of Salt water fly fishing. Jacque Cousteau called the Sea of Cortez the Aquarium of the world, deeming it to have the most species and the greatest biomass of any ocean.
The first fishing hotel, Rancho Buena Vista, was built in 1952, followed by Punta Colorada in 1965. Palmas de Cortez, Rancho Leonero, Hotel Buena Vista and others followed in the following decades. Here at Baja Flyfishing Co. we have access to all the hotels and a selection of private homes and room rentals. The area offers a wide range of accommodations, from comfortable, affordable basic rooms, up to and including Presidential Suites at Palmas de Cortez.
A vibrant tourist industry has grown up around the East Cape, while maintaining its original, tranquil character. Besides the world class fishing, the area offers excellent diving at Cabo Pulmo Marine Reserve, hiking, whale watching, horse back riding, zip lining, shopping, dining and more activities to accommodate the whole family.
One the great advantages to fishing the East Cape region is the proximity of the Blue Water species to the inshore species. A typical day may start in shore for roosterfish, but when the radio calls come in indicating good fishing off shore, we can be as close as a ten minute run to the blue water in pursuit of Dorado, Billfish, Tuna, Skipjack and many other pelagic species. The blue water is so close to the shore line that we occasionally catch Dorado from the beach. This geological structure gives us opportunity to target multiple species in a single day and minimize the amount of boat travel time.
The Roosterfish is the Rock Star of the inshore species. The East Cape area has become known as the Roosterfish Capital of the world. While the species is found in other places, no other location has the potential to sight fish for this challenging species.
Miles of sandy beach, lack of wave action and an abundance of mullet hugging the shore line create the perfect opportunity to sight cast or tease Roosterfish in shallow water. Jack Crevalles, Pompano, Lady fish and Pargo are some of the many other inshore species available.
The blue waters of the Sea of Cortez in the East Cape area in unique in that it offers year round opportunities to catch a striped marlin and Dorado on the fly. The summer’s warm waters bring more Dorado, Sailfish, Blue Marlin, Wahoo, Tuna and Skip Jack. The winter fishery includes Striped Marlin, Dorado, Sierra, Pargo, White Bonito, Pompano and a host of different Jack species.
Easy to get to through the Los Cabos International airport, the East Cape Region offers a wide variety of accommodations, year round fishing in an area of tranquil, scenic beauty.
This is old Mexico at its best.