DORADO TO 40 POUNDS HITTING ON WEED PATCHES FOR LOCAL FISHING BOATS
August 1, 2004, Jonathan Roldan, Tail Hunter International, La Paz, Mexico Fishing:
Considering how we got whipsawed by the whims of nature last week, we spent all of this week with our eyes glued to the skies and all the weather websites.
One hurricane down south went towards Hawaii instead and another tropical depression ran outta legs fortunately. At La Paz, we've had winds in the mornings calming to pretty nice conditions as the day went on.
Even more so, it seems that last week's storms pushed that warmer water into our La Paz fishing areas just as predicted with resulting better bites of dorado. You could still have a slow day here and there or even get the goose-egg if it was just one of those days, but if you put a couple days on the water you were most likely going home with fish.
Find the right spot or the right sargasso area and you could just as easily be WFO. Several boats had almost non-stop action on the mahi with a wide range of fish that could go anywhere from 10-40 pounds. Some larger fish were lost as well. So often, the anglers get lulled by the smaller dorado when a big fat bull comes out've the patch and explodes on the unsuspecting angler and it's Seee-yaaaa...goodbye!
Both Las Arenas and La Paz side fishing areas have dorado as the main attraction. There have been a few football tuna at the south end of Cerralvo, but nothing to get excited about yet. The fish are either not there in concentration or just don't want to go for whatever reason. Still wahoo in the area as well, but most folks are looking for dorado action.
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