BOATS CATCH MULLET SNAPPER, CABRILLA, YELLOWTAIL, AND SOME DORADO
March 20, 3005, Gerardo Hernandez, Tortuga Sportfishing, Las Arenas, La Paz, Mexico Fishing Report:
The fishing at the Las Arenas area of La Paz is similar to last week, although the weather was a little cooler with some clouds and northwest wind, neither of which were any problem for the fishing, and it did not prevent us from going out to the best bait fishing area for the season around Isla Cerralvo, where we are still finding big quantities of bait. This is a big help in making it an exciting fishing day for our clients.
In our main fishing area around Punta Perico, we were able to catch mullet snapper or pargo liso, cabrilla, yellowtail and some dorado. The fish were not really big, but were fun to catch for our clients. John Cannon and John Mcbay of California fished five days, and they caught a large number of species. One day though, they decided to run 20 miles out of Ensenada de los Muertos to the shark buoys but did not catch fish out there.
Yesterday, the La Paz commercial fishing boats concentrated their efforts in the area south of Isla Cerralvo because a lot of red crabs were seen there, which is a good bait for the huachinango that is in demand during the Easter season.
Spring is beginning now, and with this begins the changes in the water temperatures and thus the different species of fish will appear in the coming days, giving our clients some exciting action in the coming La Paz fishing season.
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