La Paz, Mexico



Nov. 6-11, 2005, Raymond Yu, Tony Reyes Panga Mothership, La Paz, Mexico Fishing Trip Report:

Eighteen anglers led by Charter Master, Raymond Yu, boarded the panga mothership Tony Reyes for a 6 day panga fishing trip to La Paz, Mexico.

It was a flydown-and-flyback fishing trip via Aero California that started on November 5, 2006.

Our fish count is as follows: 35 Dorado up to 42 lb, 13 Wahoo up to 54 pounds, 70 Cabrilla up to 16 pounds, 35 Snapper up to 10 pounds, 3 Shark up to 25 pounds, 1 Striped Marlin 90 pounds, and 114 miscellaneous bottom fish.

It was a very pleasant fishing trip with temperatures in the 70's and very calm water most of the time.

We encountered some whitecaps on our way back to La Paz on the last day. Other than that, we had no complaint about the weather at all.

We fished these islands: Espiritu Santo, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Cruz and Catalina.

The farthest island, Catalina, is about 100 miles north of La Paz. We were quite worried on the first two days because they were very uneventful. Then came the third day, and wahoo and dorado started biting in decent quantities.

The best bites occurred between San Francisco and San Jose islands. Our pangueros, as usual, were very helpful.

Six days living onboard this mothership was very relaxing, especially because we had a great group of anglers. Some are friends having an opportunity to renew old friendship. Some are new anglers whom we felt privileged to know.

Food was quite satisfactory for this type of trip. Price for this limited load of two anglers per panga was very reasonable at $1175 PAX , all inclusive except airfare from LAX to La Paz and first and last day of hotel accommodation at Los Arcos, La Paz. Overall, this was a great surface fishing trip. I highly recommend this trip to the fishing enthusiast.

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