VARIETY FISHING FOR LOCAL BOATS INCLUDES BIG SQUID
Nov. 5, 2005, Jonathan Roldan, Tailhunter International, La Paz, Mexico Fishing Report:
As one of my Las Arenas sportfishing skippers put it, "Some days there's more giant squid than fish." And some days it sure seems like he's right.
Giant squid continue to bite and some days the bite is as scratchy as can be. However, on other Las Arenas fishing days, there's quite a variety of stuff to be caught as long as you're flexible and willing to catch "what's eating."
Along with some sporadic inshore football yellowfin tuna, anglers on the Las Arenas side of La Paz are getting a few yellowtail, some dorado, sierra, too many bonito, and some nice sized pargo. The fishing varies from boat to boat. Two pangas can be right next to each other and one of them is hooking tuna and the other can be slammed by nothing but bonito or get skunked. So, fishing reports will vary depending on who you talk to.
Not so for our La Paz anglers where consistency of the dorado bite has kept most folks pretty stoked. Again, the fish aren't far and the fishing action on the La Paz side can be frenzied if you hit the right mark.
It's funny because you can get bummed going all day then the last half-hour before you head in...WHAM! All the dorado you can muscle are right next to the boat with their mouths open licking the paint off the panga!
Don't know how much longer this La Paz side dorado fishing will last, but we'll keep our fingers crossed. There are some pargo also around as well for anglers wanting to do a little more inshore fishing around the islands and close to town.
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