Roosterfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna
Destination Type
Fishing Style
Sightfishing, Skiff
May - July; September - October
Fishing Days
Why We Go
  • Fish for roosterfish and dorado in close proximity to the lodge
  • Stay in gorgeous villas on pristine, white-sand beaches
  • Fish with experienced and professional local guides aboard pangas
  • Target a multitude of other species, including marlin, sailfish, tuna, skipjack, bonito, jacks and more

For years we hoped for the creation of the ultimate inshore Baja fly fishing venue. We wanted first-class accommodations, skilled guides who understood the needs of fly fishers, quality non-angling activities, and a pristine, protected white sand beach in front of it all. Finally, veteran guide and founder of Beulah Rods, James Shaughnessy, answered our call. 45 minutes southeast of La Paz, Mexico, Bahia de los Sueños is centrally located amidst Baja’s most prolific saltwater fly fishing waters. Here fly anglers enjoy world-class fly fishing for roosterfish, dorado, billfish, tuna, and wahoo under the guidance of James and his crew of skilled pangueros.

The guest accommodations are lavish, beachfront villas that feature master suites with private baths, jacuzzi tubs, and covered patios. Guests also have access to a pool, weight room, and tennis court. In the evenings, guests may fish the white sand beach in front of the villas, and there is nearby snorkeling, kayaking and golf.

Fishing Program

Forty five minutes southeast of La Paz is one of the most productive blue water fly fishing areas in the world. Gentle seas, fair weather, a precipitous drop of the ocean floor, plus an incredible number of migrating pelagic and resident species make this the perfect setting for fly fishing. Captains typically pick up guests for the day’s fly fishing around 6:30 am each morning in front of the property. Live sardines are obtained and used as chum to attract fast-moving species near to the boat and hold them in the area. Flies are then presented, and the action can be fast and furious. A strong double haul with quick delivery will increase the odds of success, and casting distance is also an advantage with shy fish. Fishing can be excellent year-round but the best action and conditions for fly fishing comes in May, June and July and again in October. During these months, fair but hot weather settles into the area and an abundance of bait attracts migrating species like roosterfish, jacks, dorado, billfish, tuna, and wahoo. During the summer months, all these species and more can be anticipated, but anglers targeting a specific quarry may find that there are certain weeks when chances are better.

Dorado and roosterfish tend to be the predominant target species for fly fisherman. During May and the beginning of June, large roosterfish migrate into the area and will aggressively take a well-placed fly. Roosterfish possess exceptional eyesight and incredible acceleration, making them a challenge to hook and land. As the season progresses, the larger roosterfish move off to deeper cooler water and become more cautious. Ten- to fifteen-pound roosterfish continue to be abundant throughout the summer months though. As the summer progresses and hot weather sets in, dorado (mahi-mahi) appear in greater numbers and any floating structure has the potential to hold fish. Commercial sharking buoys set by local pangueros are frequented by fisherman and a handful of live sardines can get the party started. A fierce take and acrobatic displays make dorado one of fly fishing’s top sport fish.

Though dorado and roosterfish get a lot of press, there are numerous other exciting species to target. Marlin, sailfish, tuna, skipjack, bonito, jack crevalle, and pargo are a few that can be expected to be seen and should be anticipated with appropriate gear. Another species that has been showing up in recent years are milkfish. These are massive fish in schools of 50 - 200 found feeding lazily on the surface. They are finicky but offer some solid potential. Surf fishing from the beaches also has some excellent opportunities. Jacks, roosters, sierra, ladyfish, and pompano cruise the shore looking to corral bait fish into the sandy shallows. Sight casting, teasing fish in with spin gear or just blind casting in a probable spot will get the job done, and a shore blitz is not an unlikely sight.

Each boat has one Captain that is friendly and well-experienced with fly fishing. Their English is limited but they are able to communicate. They actually know quite a bit of English but are extremely shy. The fishing host also rotates between boats during the trip to offer more detailed fishing instruction.


Guests stay in two custom-built homes in an ideal setting on the Bay of Dreams (Bahia de los Suenos). Rooms are all master suites, each with a private bath, jacuzzi, pool, and access to private, white sand beaches with an adjacent reef for snorkeling or fishing. Kayaks and snorkeling gear are also available. A weight room and tennis court are on property and spa treatment is available on request. Guests may also fish on the beach in front of the property, which often holds roosterfish and a variety of inshore species. There is a reef in front of the lodge that offers great snorkeling as well.

A full breakfast is served early in the morning at the lodge and boxed lunches are prepared for guests to take while fishing. After fishing, guests walk to the on-site restaurant. The restaurant has a full menu with an emphasis on local fish dishes. Please be sure to share dietary restrictions and allergies prior to your trip so the cooks can accommodate accordingly.

Additional Experiences

Snorkeling, kayaking, scuba diving, wake–boarding, sailing, water skiing, wind surfing.


Day 1: Depart home and arrive San Jose del Cabo airport and onto resort

Day 2 - 6: Five full days of fishing

Day 7: Depart resort for home

Rates & Details

2024 Rates: Per person based on single occupancy and shared guiding

  • 7 night/6 day package: $5,200
  • 6 night/5 day package: $4,750

Single Angler Surcharge = $200 per fishing day

Included: Accommodations, meals, boat, captain, bait.

Not Included: Airfare, ground transportation to and from airport, staff and guide gratuities, alcohol. Rental fly fishing gear available upon request.

Species: Roosterfish, dorado, billfish, tuna, wahoo

Season: May to July, October

Capacity: 10 anglers

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