EL SARGENTO COMMERCIAL FISHERMEN FIND GOOD BAIT SUPPLIES
April 30, 2005, Dos Hernandez, Tortuga Sportfishing, Las Arenas, La Paz, Mexico Fishing Report:
After a number of days with calm conditions, we were thinking that the weather was improving little by little in the Las Arenas fishing area, but the north winds started to blow again last week, making it difficult to capture bait where we are getting it on the back side of Isla Cerralvo, in the fishing area known as Los Piles.
Capt. Rigo also reports that his commercial fishing friends from El Sargento say there is a lot of bait in the location called El Pangon, close to the north end of the island, so there is no problem with bait, as long as the wind does not stop the pangas from running out to these areas.
Our anglers caught a good variety of species last week, such as pargo liso, pargo perro, pargo lunarejo, and cabrilla, around the area of Los Piles.
On the radio, we are also hearing the East Cape captains from Los Barriles saying that tuna were caught at the 88 bank, in schools of porpoise, although we did not go to this area because of the wind. We are hoping that the wind begins to lessen, so we can get to the buoys to confirm these reports. Large numbers of marlin have also been seen at the buoys 5 to 8 miles from Ensenada de los Muertos.
This month of May, the air and water temperatures will rise, and the fishing action will pick up for tuna and dorado around the buoys. For information, we may be contacted at our website, tortugasportfishing.com, or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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