LA PAZ CATCH--Duane Beard (left) of Salem, Ore., fished with Mosquito Fleet's Capt. Pancho and caught three dorado of 20, 25, and 30 pounds, plus a striped marlin released. Here, they are cleaning fish at Bahia Balandra. Photo courtesy Luis Lopez.
FISHING GOOD ALL WEEK LONG FOR MOSQUITO FLEET CHARTERS
April 24, 2005, Luis Lopez, Mosquito Fleet, La Paz, Mexico Fishing Report:
We have had about four super pangas and one cruiser fishing per day, and they've been finding good fishing for the whole week. Most of the fishing at La Paz at this time is for cabrillas and pargos of 4 to 8 pounds, and some dorado of good size, to about 25 to 40 pounds.
The dorado are being caught west and east of Isla Espiritu Santo, and also north of Isla Cerralvo. At El Bajo we have seen a lot of striped marlin activity of fish of 80 to 140 pounds.
La Paz fishing area weather was good, although we had some moderate north wind on some days, which allowed us to fish closer to the islands for cabrilla and pargos.
The fishing water temperature around La Paz has been between 70 and 74 degrees with good visibility in some places, and the air temperature is still nice, reaching about 85 to 90 degrees at midday, and down to about 70 degrees at night.
We are seeing whale sharks, humpback whales and finback whales in La Paz bay, but there is still no sign of tuna, although we are hoping to see them in the coming days. There are still some yellowtail at La Paz, but not in the numbers of the past month.
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