Fishing in the Baja can be quite an experience.

When, Where and How to Fish Mexico
Dawn and dusk are the best times to walk a Mexican beach with a light spinning rod or a fly rod, fishing line and a handful of lures or streamer flies.

Small baitfish gathers near the shore during low light, and the big fish follow them. Look for diving pelicans, sea birds or squawking, screaming flocks of gulls swirling over a spot near the shore.

Birds mean lots of bait, and bait means schools of big, hungry fish.

Savvy anglers also look for deep channels between shoreline shallows or reefs, rocky headlands and areas where boulders poke out of the water as such areas are a very popular spot for fish to gather.

Mexican Shore Tackle
A medium spinning rod and reel spooled with 8-pound to 12-pound-test line works well. Lighter line means more hookups; fast casts – and maybe a few lost big fish.

But many anglers slide big fish – ten pounds or more – onto the beach with light tackle.

Simple lures, such as Krocodiles, Kastmasters, Rapalas and inexpensive plastic jigs, such as Mister Twisters, get hammered whenever big fish are around. Anglers should buy these lures in quarter-ounce to one-ounce sizes.

Lures with silvery finishes, which mimic the small sardines and mullet, work best.F
Fly rod anglers should spool intermediate lines onto 8-weight to 10-weight rods. Poppers, Clouser Minnows, Lefty’s Deceivers and Crease Flies in sizes 8 through 1/0 work well.

Fly fishing Mexican surf

Roosterfish – the big, finicky and very popular prize catch of the Mexican surf – demand a fast retrieve of the streamer fly or popper. Rooster fish can get as big as 50 pounds. Be sure to ‘set your hook’ quickly and efficiently.

If the surf is bigger than two feet, it’s a better idea to use a spinning rod, as waves have a nasty habit of tangling fly lines.

But fly fishermen casting streamer flies often wallop the fish when the surf is small.

More Tips for Mexican Fishing
Successful anglers keep moving and casting along the beach until they find concentrations of fish. Staying in one spot and casting over and over again is a recipe for a fishless outing.

Many anglers enjoy the casual pleasure of wearing shorts, walking along the beach and casting toward likely spots.

Often the fish show themselves, as they beat the surface to a froth while chasing little baitfish.

Anglers often use a small shoulder bag to carry spare lures, wire leaders – in case toothy sierra mackerel show up – a pair of pliers and sunscreen as it is sunny most of year round and the fish are really biting in summer, but really covers at least three seasons.

Overall you’ll find the best assortment of fly fishing catches along the Sea of Cortez section of the Mexico Coastline.

So as you can see, planning a group fishing trip for your party staying at the Inn at Rincon would be a worthwhile idea when staying in the Baja Mexico. You’ll have more than your catch of fish.

What to expect at the Inn at Rincon

A serene resort away from the towns and cities, the Inn at Rincon is a very private and safe place to enjoy the sun and sand along the Sea of Cortez. We are a Green and Eco-friendly inn and are an ‘off the grid’ EMF free zone for those really wanting to get away from the ‘City Life’. We use solar powered energy and generate 57kw a day. Water is brought into our cisterns from deep, fresh clean springs.

The inn is inclusive of meals for our guests. We can also arrange transportation to and from the San Jose de Cabo airport. Once here, relax in your comfortable, private suite with all of the amenities.

The activities are many and will certainly keep you busy on your getaway, family vacation, wedding or business event.

Enjoy East Cape fishing on and off beach. We can hire a captain for your group for the day for your own private fishing trip. You will find plenty of varieties of fish. Marlin, durado, maui maui, wahoo, snapper tuna are just some of the native species of fish found at the East Cape.

Organized shopping trips and sight seeing into local towns, could be arranged or history and relic/history tours of the bay and surrounding areas. A trip into the mountains would be a wonderful trip for those interested in fossils, the history of Mexico or Archaeology.

Hot spring tours and hiking, kite surfing and wind surfing, snorkeling, kayaking can be arranged. The crystal waters of Cabo Pulmo marine park are only 20 min south of our inn. The possibilities seem endless. Are your ready to book again for next year?

At Cabo Pulmo there is a 12 km coral reef for a very colorful, exciting and educational snorkeling adventure. You can even get dive lessons from local expert divers very familiar with the waters in the Rincon Bay, Baja Mexico region. And personalized diving trips with certified divers at Rincon can be arranged. In addition…

  • There are marine fossil fields to view and explore
  • The area is perfect for a small, private vacation for your family, company or small group
  • You can enjoy your vacation in Mexico at our small, private secluded retreat. You may choose to never leave the Inn or use it as a home base for your adventures along the East Cape.
  • For the business travelers or those needing to stay in touch with the world during your vacation we have internet and telephone service as well

So come and join us for some very restful vacationing and vacation activities in Baja Mexico in a very natural and peaceful surrounding.

Discover Scuba Diving

Scuba diving is always so much fun! Swimming with beautiful fish in crystal-clean water is an experience you won’t soon forget. You will play back these mental movies time and time again.

Know what? The east cape of Baja near either of our locations is a great place to experience the beauty and diversity of this underwater world. And we can assure you, you won’t want to get out of the water!


Cabo Pulmo

Cabo Pulmo National Park is a national marine park on the east coast of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, spanning the distance between Pulmo Point and Los Frailes Cape, approximately 100 kilometres (62 mi) north of Cabo San Lucas in the Gulf of California. Bahía Pulmo is home to the oldest of only three coral reefs on the west coast of North America. Estimated to be 20,000 years old, it is the northernmost coral reef in the eastern Pacific Ocean.

  • The reef has a number of fingers of hard coral atop rock outcroppings that run parallel to the coast, occurring in progressively deeper water offshore.
  • The area was designated a national park in 1995, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005, and a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance in 2008.

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