BOATS POUND MAHI-MAHI SCHOOLS IN LOCAL FISHING TOURNAMENT
Aug. 6. 2005, Jonathan Roldan, Tailhunter International, La Paz, Mexico Fishing Report:
For late summer fishing conditions, it's getting warm down here in La Paz, but it's still cooler and breezier than normal, so it's real comfortable in town and just starting to heat up fishing-wise.
At least the mahi-mahi (also "dorado" in Spanish) fishing is pretty consistent. Basically, if you're gonna put in a few days of fishing at La Paz, it's gonna be pretty hard NOT to catch a dorado right now.
La Paz had the big city dorado fishing tournament the weekend before last and that really pounded the dorado schools around town and made them skittish for a day or two, but they came back strong the remainder of the week.
There are still way too many punk mahi-mahi around and I wish folks would release more of them, but we're definitely seeing more bulls in the 15-40 pound class and I scaled a few fish in the 50 pound class range several times this week.
If you ever wanted a marlin, this sure seems like the year, but again, there's a lot of small ones around, mixed with some bad boys that go over the 500 pound mark.
For Las Arenas side anglers, the buoys now seem to be holding mahi pretty consistently. None of the big roosterfish were caught lately but that could be a result of everyone chasing dorado right now.
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