FROM ISLA CERRALVO--Keith Krallman of Huntington Beach and Tortuga Sportfishing's Capt. Hugo got this nice wahoo out at the south end of Isla Cerralvo while fishing out of La Paz' Las Arenas side. Photo courtesy Gerardo Hernandez.
LAS ARENAS SIDE FISHING CENTERED AROUND ISLA CERRALVO
June 5, 2005, Gerardo Hernandez, Tortuga Sportfishing, Las Arenas, La Paz, Mexico Fishing Report:
Last week had a lot of action for our anglers, who got a good quantity of fish every day in the Las Arenas area. At this time, most of the fishing action is around Isla Cerralvo, at Punta Sur, where we've been catching pargo colmilludo, red snapper, amberjack, and even wahoo of 30 to 45 pounds. Marlin and sailfish are only a few miles outside Isla Cerralvo, and inshore around Punta Perico, we catch cabrilla and medium snappers. The variety of La Paz fishing available is making everybody happy right now.
We are still getting lots of bait at the island. For large fish, we are using sabalo, or ladyfish, and cocinero, or greenjacks, which are being caught in front of the Hotel las Arenas.
The fishing weather on the Las Arenas side has been very nice, 66 to 84 degrees, and the water temperature is steady in the 70s.
This week, anglers fishing with us included: Duane and Cindy Wontworth, Matt and Kristy Potter, Si and Vicky Taylor, Kent, Dominik Brondwik, Pete Dambski, Kathy Taylor, Frank and Jerry Avila, J.P. Lapeyre, John Clapp, Keith and Stephen Krallman, and Chris Badinelli, all of Huntington Beach.
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