La Paz, Mexico



Aug. 14, 2005, Luis Lopez, Mosquito Fleet, La Paz, Mexico Fishing Report:

The hot weather is increasing and every day the sea water temperature is becoming warmer, and lots of dorado and marlin dominated the fishing action at La Paz this week.

We've been sending about eight super pangas out fishing per day, and all are returning with daily limits of fish, with everyone saying they've hooked two or three jumping marlin. Included in the dorado caught are fish of 10 to 40 pounds, and one bull of 53 pounds.

Among the billfish caught were striped and blue marlin of 100 to about 300 pounds, and one black marlin of 455 pounds, which wasn't very long but was very fat with a lot of meat on it, so it must have been eating well on bait fish and small dorado.

The air temperature in our La Paz fishing area is about 80 to 110 degrees, and the fishing water temperature is at 80 degrees on the surface and 75 degrees below. Visibility is very good in some places, and not so good in others. It changes daily. La Paz weather has had no rain or wind lately, just some breezes from the south in the afternoons and mornings, but nothing to worry about.

For bait, we've been using caballito, mackerel, and sardina, and also lures in yellow, white, and green, blue-white, and Mexican flag.

The big black marlin this week was caught by Jeff Taylor of Los Angeles, on the Mosquito Fleet boat Picudo IV with Capt. Toto Caballero. It was caught at El Bajo on a barrilete bait with 60-pound line after a fight of 35 minutes.

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