WINTER WEATHER AND SEA CONDITIONS AFFECT LOCAL DIVING
Dec. 29, 2005, Andrea Tomba, Desea Adventures, La Paz, Mexico Diving And Fishing Report:
Winter diving and fishing weather has definitely settled here in the La Paz diving area, with stronger northern winds making local excursions touch and go. The water temperature at La Paz has dropped, varying between 65 to 70 degrees, with very limited visibility, of approximately 10 to 15 feet.
Although there are less Pargo and Cabrilla at La Paz than what we are accustomed too, we have heard several reports that there are Wahoo hanging out at El Bajo. However it has proved difficult to lure them in to bite, and hard to see for our spear fishing friends.
Water conditions around southern Isla Cerralvo have been similar, with much colder water and worse visibility than what we are accustomed to at this time of year. However, Tim from Palapas La Ventana went out just before Christmas Day, and surprisingly shot a Wahoo in these colder waters, which unfortunately broke loose. He went back out a couple of days later, and brought home a beautiful 23 kilo Wahoo, and saw several others. They have also been seeing smaller Yellowfin Tuna and Dorado around this area, so it seems like the Sea of Cortez still carries its surprises for us.
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