CHARTER FISHING BOATS FIND "BEST TUNA ACTION IN AGES"
June 20, 2004, Jonathan Roldan, Tail Hunter International, La Paz, Mexico Fishing Report:
What an incredible week we've had at La Paz. There were a few lows, but the highs were more than able to compensate!
The biggest news is that after two years of slack yellowfin tuna fishing, La Paz tuna came up hard in the best tuna bite we've had in ages! It started on La Paz’ Las Arenas side at midweek under the porpoise about 10 miles East of Cerralvo Island. The fish just exploded with 50-100 plus pound yellowfin grabbing air and crashing the baits! Some huge fish made it to the beach.
The second day, most of the fleet ran to the zone, but the fish had moved out and although they were there, apparently a commercial netter had come in at night and really put the shakes into the ahi.
However, by Saturday, reports of tuna only 5 miles off the island put us all back into the middle of the porpoise with willing fish tearing up the drags once again. Fish were as small as 30, but most were 60, 80, 100 and even one fish we estimate at close to 175. Every boat got at least 1-2 fish if they were in the school!
On the La Paz side, the excellent dorado bite on the sargasso weed that went the entire week turned into a football and peanut tuna bite towards the weekend with boats getting limits of 5-15 pound yellowfin some La Paz boats catching and releasing fish as fast as they could go with double, triple and even quadruple hookups! On top of that...dorado up into the 30-50 pound class have not been uncommon this week along with roosters, pargo and billfish!
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