ISLA ESPIRITU SANTO DIVING PRODUCES SOME BOTTOM FISH
May 13, 2005, Andrea Tomba, Desea Adventures, La Paz, Mexico Fishing and Diving Report:
Water temperatures are going up at La Paz, with northern Isla Espiritu Santo showing around 72 degrees, and still holding some good bottom fish. As is customary this time of year, the sea lions are abuzz at Los Islotes, and Punta Lobos also has its customary blankets of mobulas.
Visibility has been clearing up to almost 50 feet. so our divers having been having fun, and there have been some stunning nudibranchs on El Bajito and Los Islotes
However, it really seems to be going off at the 88 outside Isla Cerralvo, and further south towards Los Frailes. The water is reaching temperatures of almost 78 degrees, and there seems to be a smorgasbord of fish around. At Las Arenas, there are still pargo, cabrilla and roosterfish. However, further out by the 88 and outside of Los Frailes, it almost seems like summer.
Capt. Manuel took some friends out on a three-day fishing trip on Black Magic, leaving La Paz and heading down to Los Frailes and back. They said that they could definitely have been busier, but caught a 52-pound wahoo, a 110 pound sailfish at the 88, three striped marlin between 110 and 150 pounds outside of Los Frailes, a 25 pound amberjack, and a couple of 10 to 12 pound cabrillas.
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