LA PAZ: SUMMER DORADO SEASON BEGINS
June 3, 2006, Jonathan Roldan, Tailhunter International, Dorado Season at La Paz, Mexico:
The weather is still a bit windy, but the dorado bite went into full swing this week in the La Paz sportfishing area with good numbers of chicken-sized schoolies topped off with nice 30 to 40 pound bulls.
It wasn't wide open or all day fishing, but some spots really produced and if you wanted dorado they were there to be caught. I think I will dub this the official week that dorado and marlin season started at La Paz this year.
The striped marlin finally decided to get with the program instead of just cruising the surface and they actually jumped baits and lures along with sailfish for La Paz boats.
On the La Paz side, fishing areas such as Las Cruces, Coyote, the Canyon and Punta Norte all produced as did the sargasso weeds accumulating in the channel.
On the Las Arenas side to the south, if you hit the right buoy it was a dorado rodeo. You could dink dink all day and get limits or do it with one-stop shopping if you hit the right buoy. The biggest dorado of the week was a 45 pounder by Rich Strauss of Cleveland who landed a personal best.
In inshore fishing around La Paz as well, roosterfish, jacks, big bonito and pargo were still on the chew although drawing less attention now that the mahi are center stage.
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