SPORTFISHING TRIP AT LAS ARENAS WITH TORTUGA FLEET
Oct. 24, 2004, Dean Mitchell, La Paz, Mexico Fishing Trip Report:
We just returned from a week in La Paz. The weather was fantastic and the water was warm and glassy. I've never seen the desert so green.
The fishing was slow unless you like Needlefish. This is unusual for this time of year, but I can't complain. I've had a lot of good trips this year and a slow trip was bound to happen.
We fished with Tortuga Sportfishing of La Paz, and as usual Gerardo and Gerardo "Dos" Junior took great care of us.
Fishing from Muertos Bay the best luck was heading up to Las Cruces for Dorado. The bigger Dorado were in the 20-pound range while we caught a few much smaller. A few La Paz fishing boats caught small Wahoo 18#. Some smaller tuna were available from the lighthouse to Punta Perico if you could get below the Needlefish. I must have tied on 30 hooks on Wednesday.
Welsh Pond of Phoenix caught a nice Rainbow Runner I'd estimate at 12 pounds. We were right off Las Arenas. We've caught them here before, only smaller. I've never seen Rainbow Runners anywhere else in Baja. John Gimmie of Phoenix caught a nice Pargo off the lighthouse at Punta Arena de la Ventana. We saw a few of these nice pargo on the other pangas.
It was raining when we left La Paz on Friday.
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