YELLOWFIN TUNA OF 80 POUNDS CAUGHT AT ISLA CERRALVO
Nov. 8, 2005, Amy Williams, La Paz, Mexico Fishing Trip Report:
Lady anglers, Amy Williams of Laguna Niguel and Nancy Jarvis of San Clemente helped catch a 80 pound yellowfin tuna 20 miles east of the south end of Isla Cerralvo, of Las Arenas, La Paz, Mexico, on October 26th while fishing with Amy's husband, Ray, and Mike McClune aboard McClune's boat, Oso Loco I.
The fish was caught on 30 pound test using live bait, bonito. All four fought the yellowfin tuna for a total of 2 hours to land it.
La Paz sportfishing area weather was beautiful, warm, and calm, with water temperature at 83 degrees. Nancy spotted birds working, and dolphin, and we had instant hookups with this fish, and a nice 40 pounder landed by Ray Williams. Amy also landed a 20 pound dorado while fishing closer in on the buoys.
On October 28th, a sailfish was caught by Ray while fishing off of the south end of Isla Cerralvo on their 1958 Avalon! The fish was caught on 40 pound test on a trolled squid tentacle. The fish was successfully released.
We have spent every June at Las Arenas camping and this was our first trip in October. We loved the weather and now plan to come in both June and October. We found the snorkeling much better in October than June. We snorkeled at the big sand beach on Isla Cerralvo, in front of Hotel Las Arenas, and anywhere else we could anchor up between Las Arenas and south of Bahia de los Muertos.
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