CORTEZ CLUB BOATS FISHING AROUND ISLA ESPIRITU SANTO
Jan. 15, 2005, Luis Lopez, Cortez Club, La Paz, Mexico Fishing Report:
This week La Paz had a little wind from the north, but we have been able to get out for fishing around Isla Espiritu Santo for pargo, cabrilla, sierra, and a few yellowtail, up around the little piers on the east side of the island, where there is an accumulation of sardina.
The fishing at La Paz has been for pargo have been 6 to 8 pounds, sierra 4 to 6 pounds, and yellowtail 15 to 30 pounds, caught mostly by trolling live sardina or sometimes Rapalas.
During the week, we were able to send 10 La Paz sportfishing charter super pangas and two cruisers out, and all of them returned with fish, although the catches were not very big.
La Paz sea surface water temperature is holding at 68 degrees in the fishing areas. Some days, the wind from the north makes the air seem a bit cold, and on some mornings it is down to 52 degrees. But during the day, the sun brings it up to about 75 degrees.
Underwater visibility is 30 to 60 feet, and at La Paz' El Bajo area, divers are seeing hammerhead shark, schools of yellowtail, wahoo, and big numbers of bonita.
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