LAS ARENAS FISHING AREA TUNA BITE GETS BETTER
Sept. 18, 2005, Jonathan Roldan, Tailhunter International, La Paz, Mexico Fishing Report:
What a nice nice fishing week here at La Paz, with clear skies, consistent sunny 92 degrees, waters about 84 and flat, warm breezy nights, the essence of fall fishing.
On top of that La Paz had a nice bite on both sides of the peninsula.
The yellowfin tuna bite at Las Arenas got better. Fish moved literally within casting distance of the lighthouse at times and were caught in waters where you could see the bottom although the line of tuna stretched from the lighthouse to Punta Perico, with fish getting a little larger now, 10-40 pounders.
The trick is figuring out what they want to eat. One day it's dead sardines. The next day it's live sardines. The next day it's chunks of fresh dead squid. Also, one day they eat at dawn. The next it's a noon bite! Still good. If you fish 3 days, the sportfishing boats averaged 3-10 fish per day.
On the La Paz side, there were fewer anglers with everyone trying to get on the tuna at Las Arenas, but anglers still got a nice mix of dorado from 8-20 pounds, some marlin and also late-early season pargo.
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