La Paz, Mexico



Jan. 22, 2005, Luis Lopez, Cortez Club, La Paz, Mexico Fishing Report:

Definitely, nothing could be more pleasant than to be sitting in front of the computer and at the same moment be admiring the handsome view of our bay of La Paz, which gives us the best vistas of our beautiful paradise, and which, without much effort and just by looking up, I see again from my office window.

I don't want you to think about what I'm saying, which would make you envious; it is only that by reading this, you can imagine an afternoon at La Paz filled with sun, a calm sea, and most of all, another bikini that passes to and fro on the beach and gives all those young men a chance to amuse their eyes with this marvelous scene!

This week, fortunately, we were treated by a time of good fishing weather at La Paz, without much wind, with sunny days, and days with fish. Thanks to those days, we were able to send our clients fishing all week long, averaging about three super pangas and one cruiser per day.

Since bait was not a problem and we got it daily, it was possible for our La Paz anglers to enjoy the fishing, which is now mostly for sierra, pargo, cabrilla, yellowtail, and although I don't believe it, a few dorado (mahi-mahi), not big ones, but not less than 15 pounds.

This week, we focused our fishing at La Paz on the west side of Isla Espiritu Santo, up by Isla Ballena and the "cathedral," the buoys located south of the island, and in front of the beach where we found a good school of sierra that entertained our clients for a good while.

Generally, La Paz had sunny skies. The air temperatures has held at about 68 degrees during the nights and mornings, and during the day, we've reached the 80s. La Paz' fishing water temperature has not shown signs of cooling, and is still holding at 65 to 69 degrees, with visibility at 40 to 80 feet. For our divers, this is the reason the diving has been very good, and our clients have been returning very happy at the end of their daily trips.

We can never predict what beautiful surprises our Sea of Cortez will bring us day by day, but just by taking boat ride in a big or small boat, we may happen to meet the whales, largest species on the planet, or fish, diving, or pleasure cruises. We can only hope to have more days as beautiful as this one.

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