INSHORE TUNA FUN FOR LAS ARENAS SIDE BOATS
Aug. 22, 2004, Jonathan Roldan, Tail Hunter International, La Paz, Mexico fishing report:
We've had another real nice week of La Paz fishing here with warm weather and flat seas for the most part plus cooperative fish making for a nice combination!
The fishing spots around Las Arenas continue to be our most productive with the best yellowfin tuna bite we've seen in 3 years now. They're footballs, but they're fun. There are several spots stretching from S. Cerralvo to right in front of Hotel Las Arenas, Punta Perico then a spot that popped up off of Punta Pescadero.
The tuna are 5-20 pounds and close to shore and alot of fun on light tackle and a fly lined live bait or chunked dead bait. As well, dorado continue to top off many La Paz fishing catches with fish from 5 pounds up to the occasional 40 pound bull. If they won't hit the bait, a slow-trolled strip of bonito will often work.
Wahoo are still there at S. Cerralvo as well off the ridge. The 'hoos have been pretty consistent for about 3 weeks now and it's not unusual to see a few on the beach each day or at least hear about "the one that got away." My La Paz divers say they are seeing alot of free swimmers there.
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