WAHOO HITTING AT NORTH END OF ISLA CERRALVO
Oct. 3, 2004, Jonathan Roldan, Tailhunter International, La Paz, Mexico Fishing:
Seems that we've gotten back on track a little. No storms predicted and we've had great daytime temps in the mid-90's with great water conditions in most La Paz places in the mid-80's.
We started the week with a bang at North Cerralvo as several La Paz fishing boats, including our 33' cruiser, "Black Magic" rolled to La Reina and had the best wahoo bite we've ever seen! In the span of about 2 hours, they put 10 wahoo aboard and only stopped when the clients couldn't do anymore. Other La Paz sportfishing boats in the area went wahoo nuts as well. Unfortunately, the next day when the fishing boats showed up, the area was blanketed by SCUBA diving boats and that was that.
Dorado have taken center stage for the most part for both our Las Arenas and La Paz boats. They're aren't schooling like in the summer, but traveling solo or in small groups of 1-4 fish with some big bulls riding herd up to 50 pounds. Stripped bonito is still the best way to bring the mahi sniffing around.
Tuna have gone to ground, but some large squid have been caught so perhaps the large tuna will show up this week. A huge group of foaming tuna was spotted 2-3 miles inside of Cerralvo in the channel but they wouldn't chew. Roosterfish have made a surprising late season charge on some of the shallow beaches. Now that the full moon has passed, it will be interesting to see what comes up!
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