TORTUGA FLEET'S FIRST DORADO OF THE SEASON
July 9, 2005, Dos Hernandez, Tortuga Sportfishing, Las Arenas, La Paz, Mexico Fishing Report:
Unexpectedly, we caught the first dorado (also mahi-mahi) around the buoys at Las Cruces, north of Las Arenas, and also around El Sargento and La Ventana. This is an area where the local commercial La Paz fisherman have placed a large number of buoys, helping us to have more places to look for dorado.
We also fished the buoys at the south end of Isla Cerralvo, but we did not see dorado there.
On Monday this week, La Paz fishing area weather changed drastically from calmness to winds from the southeast, which made it difficult to get bait on the back side of Isla Cerralvo, but we were still able to catch some dorado.
The following days had improved weather, and the wind stopped blowing, but then the fishing slowed down somewhat, and we caught only some dorado, pompano and triggerfish. We hope the next few days see some improvement.
Our captains have been fishing the north point of Isla Cerralvo, La Reinita, and over to the area around Las Cruces, looking for better fishing conditions, and they are finding some dorado.
We are now using different types of bait for dorado, including sardinas, molcate, agujita azul, and mackerel, trying for improved results.
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