TROPICAL WEATHER ROUGHENS LOCAL SPORTFISHING WATERS
Sept. 25, 2004, Jonathan Roldan, Tailhunter International, La Paz, Mexico Fishing:
La Paz never got hit by hurricane Xavier, but it seems to have left some residual effects in our area.
Post-storm winds stirred up La Paz fishing waters and dropped surface temps down a tad to the low 80's and certainly changed the complexion of our bite.
La Paz got alot more northern winds this week which also has me thinking that maybe we're transitioning into fall fishing a bit early. In fact, it was downright rough for boats fishing out of La Paz, although some nice spots of dorado continue to be caught around the El Rosario area about 1-2 miles off the rock trolling live sardines or strips of bonito.
On the Las Arenas side, I'm not sure if we've seen the last of our great tuna bite off Perrico. After the storm passed, only a handful of tuna showed up although there were so many dorado it was like July fishing again! From Punta Arenas down to Pescadero boats were getting limits or near limits of dorado. All of sudden, midweek the tuna showed up strong again then disappeared near the end of the week with scratch fishing for dorado, tuna, smaller roosters and big jack crevalle. In the next few days, we'll know better if this is something permanent or just a glitch on the radar.
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