DIVERS FIND WIND RANGE OF FISH SPECIES AT ISLA CERRALVO
April 22, 2005, Andrea Tomba, Desea Adventures, La Paz, Mexico Fishing and Diving Report:
This week's kinder winds at La Paz allowed our friends and visitors to cover some ground and visit some of their favorite spots.
The warmer water of between 70 and 72 degrees seems to have mellowed out La Paz' yellowtails, as we haven't seen the concentration that we have in past weeks. However they are still getting some nice 25 to 40 pounders, with a couple of up to 60 pounders reported.
El Bajo seemed a little quieter than we expected, holding some nice size Yellowtail and Amberjack, but far and few between. John Perretti got to see a nice sized solitary Great Hammerhead, real up close and personal. El Bajito and Isla Espiritu Santo are still being great places for bottom fish such as Pargo, Cabrilla and Triggers.
However, the star of the show at La Paz has been the southern Isla Cerralvo area. This has held a plethora of fish: Yellowfin Tuna, Dorado, Wahoo, Yellowtail and some killer Roosterfish. Our 46-foot Bertram spent two days at Los Muertos, fishing a 30 mile area south of Cerralvo, and they had 6 different sightings of Striped Marlin, and a pair of Dorado, one of which they estimated of 60 pounds, sunning themselves on the surface.
However, the sea in the La Paz fishing and diving area has been so full of bait and squid that they couldn't get them to strike. Our fishing guests on the La Paz charter fishing boat Black Magic had better luck, catching and releasing two striped marlin at the 88, caught with live mackerel.
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