YELLOWFIN TUNA SHOW UP FOR FISHING BOATS AT LAS ARENAS
Aug. 14, 2005, Jonathan Roldan, Tailhunter International, La Paz, Mexico Fishing Report:
It was an okay fishing week around La Paz for the most part. The big excitement was the appearance, finally, of yellowfin tuna out of Las Arenas. It's the first time we've really had any tuna.
The fish ran 10-30 pounds and they were eating flylined sardines. This wasn't a big bite, but for a few days we had Las Arenas fishing boats taking 2-5 fish a day not far from the shoreline. Las Arenas had dorado as well, especially up towards Las Cruces and out at the buoys, but the bite slowed towards the end of the week tremendously as water temps dropped around the southern part of Cerralvo Island.
For our La Paz sportfishing boats, it was pretty much wide open on small dorado, but larger bulls were showing up. There are still way too many punk dorado for my taste and I wish more people would let 'em go. There were several fish in the 40-60 pound class.
Additionally, the marlin bite stayed steady on the La Paz side, with several blues, stripers and sailfish caught and released. While diving, I got 84 degrees on the surface, but I still hit chilly thermoclines of 68 degrees at 60 feet.
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