WEEKLY SPORTFISHING REPORT FROM TAILHUNTER INTERNATIONAL
June 5, 2004, Jonathan Roldan, Tail Hunter International, La Paz, Mexico fishing:
I knew it was only a matter of time, but seems like we finally got into our summer fishing with dorado finally making a show!
During the latter part of the week, our Las Arenas boats were getting limits or near limits of dorado with some fish in the 20-40 pound size and happily, many of the anglers releasing the smaller mahi.
Much of the fishing was at south Cerravlo as well as leapfrogging at the shark buoys. Additionally, we got marlin and sailfish biting in the area although getting them to bite is one thing and getting them to stay on the hook is a different story! Also encouraging is that one of our guys battled a tuna estimated at over 100 pounds for 2 1/2 hours before losing it! It would be our first real slugger tuna of the season!
On the La Paz side, things slowed down off that great yellowtail bite we've had the last few weeks, but with sargasso weeds building in the channel, the dorado could be going off as you read this! For you divers, warming water means temporarily decreased visibility as the plankton blooms, but that also brings out the huge whale sharks! We've had several days with La Paz divers and snorkelers swimming with these 20-35 foot beauties this week!
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