DORADO SO THICK THEY ARE HARD TO AVOID THIS WEEK
July 9, 2006, Jonathan Roldan, Tailhunter International, Hard not to catch a dorado this week at La Paz:
La Paz sportfishing area weather was almost as hot as the fishing this past week with water temperatures finally hitting the 90's and air temperatures tickling triple digits as well. But at least the weather isn't humid like it was last week.
If you put in a fishing day or two on the water at La Paz this week, it was pretty hard not to get bit by dorado. I wish people would release more fish actually. There is no reason to be taking as many fish as I've seen. One guy was bragging about 100 fish today as I listened in a restaurant. I didn't have the heart to ask him if he kept them all, but even if he kept one-third of them, that's stupid. I heard someone else talking about 50 yesterday.
Retired dentist, Dr. Dave Perine from Washington state, repeatedly broke off in shallow water off Cerralvo Island on 130 pound leader and 80 pound main line using big 24 inch ladyfish as bait while trying to land some of our big dog tooth pargo or cubera snapper. These are the kind of toads, and larger, still taking anglers to school in the rocks right now. He finally got a nice one in the boat, a 35 pounder with the aid of Capt. Valente.
Quite a few marlin and sails are also around the La Paz area, sometimes literally begging to be fed.
Yellowfin tuna keep popping up for anglers at Las Arenas, surprising everyone for a day or two then going to ground, then showing up again a day or two later. The tuna are a nice grade of 10 to 30 pound footballs.
There are still nice roosterfish around, as well as big dogtooth pargo if you have the patience.
Wahoo are in the La Paz area, but no one seems to be able to make one stick.