GREAT QUANTITIES OF HUMBOLDT GIANT SQUID CAUGHT BY LA PAZ FISHING BOATS
Nov. 12, 2005, Dos Hernandez, Tortuga Sportfishing, Las Arenas, La Paz, Mexico Fishing Report:
This fishing week at Las Arenas, south of La Paz, we had outstanding weather, with daytime temperatures at about 82 degrees and about 64 degrees at night.
We had no north winds, but only some breezes from the west, and conditions were very comfortable for fishing.
We are continuing to catch a great quantity of Humbolt giant squid which we are using for bait to catch dorado. During the past few days, we have also been catching barriletitos, or molcates, which we also use for trolling in the hunt for dorado, although surprisingly we have not also caught wahoo with these.
We are using Rapalas to catch wahoo, and we recommend that anglers bring purple and mackerel color, size 17, for this type of fishing, and lines of 50 and 60 pounds test.
Wahoo have not been biting during the last few days, but as we all know, this is a difficult species to catch.
Our best fishing action has been off the south point of Isla Cerralvo, where we have been catching striped marlin and some blue marlin, about five miles outside of Ensenada de los Muertos, for anyone who likes a good fight with these fish.
We heard on the radio that boats out of Punta Pescadero found a big school of tuna, although we haven't been able to check that out ourselves yet. We will report on that in a few days.
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