WINTER WINDS SHOW UP FOR LOCAL FISHING BOATS
Dec. 4, 2005, Jonathan Roldan, Tailhunter International, La Paz, Mexico Fishing Report:
I thought winter was finally roaring in on us as the week started with some heavy duty north winds in our La Paz fishing area that were predicted to last the better part of the week.
Fortunately, we didn't have anglers at La Paz early on, and the winds quit sooner than expected, and then we followed up with fairly flat seas and sunny skies in the high 70's.
In addition to a decent dorado bite that continues for our La Paz sportfishing fleets, the biggest news was the snap of yellowfin tuna that surprised our Las Arenas boats.
Yup! It's December and this is the first time I can remember that tuna must've lost their way and forgotten it was almost Christmas. The body of fish was found in a finger of warm water that extended from the south. Commercial pangas were the first to locate the fish. Then the sportfishers got in on it and fish from footballs to 30 pounds were suddenly eating just about everything that got tossed in the water. Pretty exciting stuff. The next day, Las Arenas waters went flat again and the fish were nowhere to be found. Still, you just never know! We'll keep our eyes out.
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