The Sea of Cortez, also known as the Gulf of California, is one of the world’s great big-game fish destinations. The East Cape area of the Baja Peninsula is without a doubt the best place to fly fish for roosterfish and numerous other species while fishing from the beach or in a panga. This is defintely not easy fishing, and having the right guides and being in the right areas at the right time are all factors that are crucial to success. By partnering with Josh Martz of Pursuit Anglers and long-time Baja guide Lance Peterson, Yellow Dog is proud to offer the best overall fishing program for the East Cape area. We can easily arrange unique, full-service packages that include accommodations, meals, transfers and all guided fishing.
LOCATION: East Cape, Baja California Sur, Mexico
SEASON: Year round, with peak season being March through August.
CAPACITY: Maximum of 8 anglers per week, although groups of 2 to 4 anglers are ideal.
TARGET SPECIES: Offshore species include marlin, sailfish, yellowfin tuna, dorado, skipjack tuna, wahoo, bonito and more. Inshore species include jacks, ladyfish, sierra mackerel, snapper, pompano, yellowtail and roosterfish
CLOSEST MAJOR AIR HUB: San Jose del Cabo (SJD)
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED: Passport required. No fishing license required for beach fishing
CONTACT US FOR MORE INFO 888-777-5060 INTL 01-1-406-585-8667 info [at] yellowdogflyfishing [dot] com
Casa Laguna is a gorgeous beach front ocean villa in La Capilla, a 10 minute drive from Los Barriles, on one of the East Cape’s most scenic beaches. The house features two, 2 bedroom accommodations, 2 bathroom units, and perfect for couples and groups of up to 8 people. Fish, paddle board, kayak, or kiteboard right outside your door. Then relax on the patio or roof with a tropical drink while whale watching, or having a bonfire under the stars.
Food and Beverages
Day trips include lunch and beverages. All Inclusive packages are fully catered by Pursuit Anglers' private chef including a variety of fresh local seafoods and tropical fare.
Typical Length of Stay
All varieties of trips are offered, from single day to all inclusive packages. A typical length of stay is a 5 day / 6 night package.
Non-Angling Activities and Options
Baja is a wonderful place to bring non-anglers. The water is consistently warm and inviting so swimming, snorkeling, diving, and SUP are always an option right in front of the lodge. Los Barriles is also a popular destination for kite boarding and wind surfing, with lessons available in town. ATV riding, beachcombing, and natural springs are all close by as well as a day trip to the artsy town of Todos Santos or Cabo San Lucas.
Internet / Communications
Wi-Fi is available at all hotels and cafes in Los Barriles, and at several restaurants and bars. Depending on your international service plan, most cell phones will also work in major cities in Baja.
Pursuit Anglers has all of the tackle that you may need at your disposal. Some anglers may prefer to bring their own rods and reels from home, which Yellow Dog and Pursuit Anglers can definitely make the best recommendations of what you may need. Each fishing day is tailored to fit your needs and preferences for the trip, with a variety of different species available throughout the entire year.
Boats and Equipment Required
Pursuit Anglers offer both guided beach fishing as well as guided Super Panga fly fishing and light tackle. All fishing trips include local captain, guide, all conventional equipment, lures, leaders, and flies.
How to Get There
Nearest major airport San Jose del Cabo (SJD). All inclusive trips offer complimentary airport transfer to Casa Laguna.
Arrival and Departure Details / Times
Anglers should plan on arriving to San Jose International Airport (SJD) on their day of arrival anytime after 1:00 PM. Departing flights should be scheduled anytime after 10:00 AM on departure date.
All U.S. citizens are required to have a valid passport that does not expire within six (6) months of trips dates. Please be sure that your passport has at least two blank, unstamped pages remaining in back, and that it is not torn, delaminated, or damaged in any way. No visas or inoculations are required for U.S. citizens. A Mexican departure tax is payable at the airport when leaving Mexico. Some airlines include this as a prepaid part of your ticket.
Minors Travelling To Mexico Without Both Parents
If you are planning on traveling with minors, remember that all children 18 years of age or younger entering Mexico accompanied by only one parent or legal guardian must have a notarized letter of consent from the other parent stating the child/children have his/her permission to enter the country. Single parents need a notarized documentation of divorce decree or death certificate of spouse. Minors unaccompanied by either parent require a notarized letter of consent signed by both parents. Please visit the US Embassy in Mexico Website for more information.
Yellow Dog offers a full in-house travel and reservations system, and can assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers and all travel logistics for every destination that we offer. Contact us at 888-777-5060 or travel [at] yellowdogflyfishing [dot] com for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services and trip insurance.
Remember that Yellow Dog's services are completely free! When you book a trip with Yellow Dog, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge or outfitter. All prices listed below are per person and quoted in US dollars.
Rates range from $495.00 for single day guided beach fishing / $650.00 for single day super panga fishing (1-2 anglers per guide)
Five (5) day fishing /Six (6) night all inclusive package: $3,500.00 per person based on double occupancy
*All packages with Pursuit Anglers can be customized based on length of stay and availability. Please contact Yellow Dog for details*
- The number of nights lodging and days fishing specified in your package
- Airport transfers to and from Casa Laguna
- All meals
- Open bar with beer, wine and spirits
- Exclusive beach house accommodations (double occupancy)
- All guided fishing (2 anglers per guide/boat)
- All gear, tackle and flies
- 16% IVA Tax
What's Not Included
- International flights to San Jose (SJD)
- Bait for teasing (if needed)
- Gratuities for your guides and villa staff
- Incidentals of items of a personal nature
We had an absolutely fabulous time in Baja with Josh and Pursuit Anglers. I caught a “fish of a lifetime” on the first day – a “grande” 40 lb rooster that I sight cast to from the beach. It was a 25 min battle that went 250 yards into my backing. The fish was released unharmed. I just missed another one in that size class on the last day too. Caught a number of other ones and some nice tuna. Josh is a consummate guide and is intimately familiar with the area and all about the fishing. Couldn’t have been better!
-Josh F. (Bethesda, MD)