CHARTER FISHING BOATS FIND HEAVY COUNTS ON ALL BILLFISH SPECIES
Aug. 21, 2005, Jonathan Roldan, Tailhunter International, La Paz, Mexico Fishing Report:
In La Paz, we're wondering if Tropical Storm Hillary is going to be turning into a hurricane and come busting up our way as a full hurricane, but looks like it's veering out into the Pacific about 600 miles south of Cabo. It's definitely hot and muggy right now in the La Paz fishing area, and the summer sun has things heated up.
Fishing at La Paz continues pretty steadily. Our La Paz sportfishing boats are still getting the most action with dorado the main attraction, and still more billfish than I have ever seen, with multiple hooks ups on striped marlin, blue marlin, black marlin and sailfish than I have ever seen.
Lots of tails of the larger blacks and blues are coming up and surprising guys fishing light tackle in the dorado schools so not many of those fights last very long. Fishing is largely around Las Cruces and north.
Big roosterfish showed up around the beach. For Las Arenas, bait got a little tight, and fishing was hit or miss. Some boats do great and others have to scratch. One day is great and the next is a dumper. Wahoo are still around as are roosters. Lots of bonito and dorado range in size from firecrackers to bigger bulls. Most fun this week was the showing of giant 10-40 pound squid.
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