Chances are that if you speak just a little Spanish, you know that the words "El Gallo" means "The Rooster." More accurately, the term for our adversary is "Pez Gallo" or "Roosterfish," which understandably is the main focus at El Gallo Fly Fishing Lodge.
Welcome to Bahia de los Muertos or Bahia de los Suenos, depending upon which chart you read, where adventure and angling prowess converge to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience for fishing enthusiasts. Nestled in the heart of a desert tropical paradise, El Gallo is a haven for roosterfish aficionados seeking thrilling encounters and unforgettable memories. In this blog, we'll delve into the intricacies of the lodge, its accommodations, the exhilarating rooster fishing opportunities, the seasonal variations, and essential equipment.
A Glimpse of El Gallo Fly Fishing Lodge: Located on the breathtaking coastline of the Sea of Cortez, El Gallo Lodge boasts a perfect blend of rustic charm and modern comfort. Surrounded by lush landscapes and pristine beaches, this lodge offers a tranquil setting for anglers to unwind and connect with nature. El Gallo's friendly and experienced staff are committed to providing personalized service, ensuring that every guest feels at home from the moment they arrive until they reluctantly depart.
Rustic-luxurious Accommodations: The lodge offers a selection of luxurious accommodations designed to cater to the needs of discerning travelers. We operate out of a spacious yet private villa within shouting distance of where we launch our boats, which are Captained by the best roosterfish fly fishing guides in the World. Each room is thoughtfully appointed, blending local aesthetics with modern amenities, providing guests with a comfortable and relaxing retreat after a thrilling day of rooster fishing.
Rooster Fishing: An Unmatched Adventure: Roosterfish, the prized catch of El Gallo's waters, are known for their remarkable speed, intelligence, and sheer power. Anglers from across the globe come to these waters to test their skills against this formidable species. Rooster fishing is an exhilarating experience that challenges even the most seasoned fly anglers.
These majestic fish can reach sizes above 100 pounds, making each catch an adrenaline-pumping feat. El Gallo's expert guides have a multi-generational knowledge of the area and will take you to the most promising fishing grounds, increasing your chances of encountering these impressive creatures.
Fishing Seasons and What to Expect: El Gallo offers year-round fishing opportunities, but certain seasons stand out for the best rooster fishing experiences. From May to August, the warmer waters attract large schools of baitfish and, consequently, roosterfish. This period presents an excellent opportunity to target trophy-sized roosters. During the Fall season, from October to November, the waters become more turbid, but roosterfish are still abundant and can be targeted, but are usually in the small to medium size; other species are available during this time, such as Dorado, Wahoo, and Skipjack tuna. The Spring Season, March and April, brings a marvelous Yellowtail fishery, Yellowfin Tuna, Skipjack Tuna, Bonita, and even Mako Sharks!
Is it safe?
Yes, this part of Mexico is very tranquil and safe. Cabo San Lucas is two-and-a-half hours by car. The locals here are few and friendly. The small towns bordering our little chunk of quiet don't bustle like big cities, and everyone welcomes outsiders. If there is a cartel presence here, we have never experienced it. Our lodge is behind twenty-four, seven guarded gates.
The Mystic Triton 9' 12wt Fly Rod: An Exceptional Rooster Fishing Tool: Having the right equipment can make all the difference in the pursuit of roosterfish. The Mystic Fly Rods Triton 9' 12wt is a high-performance fly rod specially designed to handle the power and speed of these incredible gamefish. The Triton's innovative construction combines precision engineering with top-quality materials, making it ideal for targeting intense and unpredictable roosterfish.
The 12wt rating ensures you have the backbone to handle giant roosters, while the fast action provides excellent accuracy and casting distance. Its lightweight design reduces fatigue during extended fishing sessions, and the responsive tip allows for precise fly placement, even in challenging conditions. The Triton's versatility will enable anglers to pursue other species like jacks, African Pompano, and even sometimes Marlin, expanding the range of experiences you can enjoy while staying at El Gallo Lodge.
Essential Equipment for Rooster Fishing: Aside from the Mystic Triton 9' 12wt, it's essential to come prepared with the right gear to make the most of your rooster fishing adventure. Here are some key equipment recommendations:
a. Rods: A 10wt rod (Mystic Tremor SW 9'3 10wt) is suitable for lighter roosterfish and inshore species, while a 12wt rod is better for targeting larger roosterfish. It's advisable to carry both to cover a wide range of fishing scenarios.
b. Reels: High-quality, saltwater-resistant reels with a robust drag system are crucial for handling the power of roosterfish and preventing line breakage during intense fights.
c. Lines: Weight-forward floating and intermediate sinking lines are recommended for rooster fishing, allowing for precise casts and effective presentation of flies.
Educational Opportunities for Aspiring Anglers: El Gallo Fly Fishing Lodge is more than just a fishing destination; it's an opportunity for academic growth. Their experienced guides are eager to share their expertise and knowledge with guests, ensuring that seasoned anglers and beginners can learn new techniques and strategies. Whether you're looking to improve your casting skills, learn about local ecosystems, or understand roosterfish behavior, the guides at El Gallo are ready to provide valuable insights that will enhance your fishing experience.
El Gallo Fly Fishing Lodge offers a rare and thrilling opportunity to embark on a rooster fishing adventure. Surrounded by stunning landscapes and immersed in a warm and welcoming atmosphere, anglers will indeed create unforgettable memories during their stay. With exceptional accommodations, knowledgeable guides, and equipment, including the Mystic Triton 12wt, your rooster fishing dreams are within reach at El Gallo. Whether you are a seasoned angler seeking a new challenge or a novice looking for an unforgettable experience, El Gallo Fly Fishing Lodge promises an adventure of a lifetime. So pack your bags, grab your fly rod, and get ready to reel in the roosterfish of your dreams!
Contact El Gallo Fly Fishing Lodge:
1 (405) 650-5654
**For more information on the Mystic 9' 12wt Triton fly rod please call 1-888-669-7842. Specialty rod not listed on our website.