BRIEF MAHI-MAHI RUN FIZZLES OUT AT END OF WEEK
June 26, 2005, Jonathan Roldan, Tailhunter International, La Paz, Mexico Fishing Report:
I thought La Paz was finally cranked and tuned into the summer fishing. It was like clockwork. I saw the satellite photos around La Paz and waters jumped into the low 80's and bam...the dorado finally went off as did marlin and wahoo. Early in the week, lots of schoolies and a handful of bulls were all over the baits.
Then, late in the week, the warm fishing water moved away from La Paz and back over to Cerralvo Island, and the mahi-mahi (also "dorado" in Spanish) bite petered out, but picked up instead around Las Arenas which remained a good spot for big roosterfish, striped marlin, pargo, amberjack, some African pompano, occasional wahoo and even some yellowfin tuna.
It was definitely a good week for huge roosters with quite a few fish released in the 20, 30, 40, 50-pound and larger categories, and several scaled that could not be released in the 60, 70 and even a 90 pounder.
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