La Paz, Mexico


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SECOND CHANCE WAHOO--G. Loomis rep Jeff Sakuda fished out of La Paz with Tailhunter International and got his first ever wahoo on his second try. Five minutes before this one hit, he had a larger one to the boat that spit the hook. He dropped the lure back in and got slammed again. Photo courtesy Jonathan Roldan.


July 2, 2005, Jonathan Roldan, Tailhunter International, La Paz, Mexico Fishing Report:

It's hot and sweltering in the La Paz fishing vacation area now. We had a bit of a summer thunderstorm this morning, Saturday, but otherwise, the weather has been great with fairly good fishing all around.

La Paz sportfishing waters seem well entrenched, finally in the high 70's and lower 80's, although the divers still tell me that not far below the surface, there's a 65-degree thermocline which could explain why we still have so many cold water species around on the chew.

Fishing at Las Arenas, there's still some decent wahoo to be caught with a few hooked each day and maybe 1 to 3 hitting the beach. Large roosterfish are still to be caught in the shallow beach areas, as well as an outstanding late pargo bite around the rocks of Punta Perico, which has also given up some nice cabrilla and amberjack as well as the occasional pompano.

There are lots of bonito and a few tuna are on the high spots.

For the La Paz-side sportfishing boats, fishing was terrible last weekend for the local mahi-mahi (also "dorado" in Spanish) tournament, but right after the tournament was over the fish came out of hiding and the bite for schoolie dorado came on nicely with a consistent bite of 10 to 20-pound fish and a number of marlin hookups in the same areas as the billfish that are eating the smaller mahi.

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