PARGO COLMILLUDO SHOW UP IN FISH COUNTS
May 7, 2005, Dos Hernandez, Tortuga Sportfishing, Las Arenas, La Paz, Mexico Fishing Report:
We are now starting to feel the warm days of the season, with temperatures up to 85 degrees during the day, descending to about 62 degrees at night and in the mornings.
The wind has stopped blowing, and we have beautiful days for fishing at La Paz now, and the fishing is getting better and better every day. We have a lot of bait at Isla Cerralvo, as we have had during the last several weeks.
This week, our La Paz anglers continued to catch the same species as before, and we have also seen the first pargo colmilludo around Punta Perico and the south end of Isla Cerralvo. To fish for this type of pargo, we are using sabalo or ladyfish bait, a very large bait, for this large snapper that reaches a size of 45 pounds.
Saturday was the second day of fishing for Terry, Seth, and Steve, from the Los Angeles area, who fished with Capts. Hugo and Martin. They decided to go fish at the buoys that are 15 to 20 miles outside of Ensenada de los Muertos, and they caught five dorado of 15 to 20 pounds, plus a beautiful 40 pounders caught by El Jefe, Seth Foster of Costa Mesa.
In this same La Paz fishing area they also saw a lot of marlin and sailfish, which gives anglers more options in the types of fish they wish to catch. We are seeing these signs and expecting the fishing to keep getting better in the following days.
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