TORTUGA PANGAS FIND DORADO TO 35 POUNDS OFF THE SOUTH END OF ISLA CERRALVO
Oct. 7, 2006, Gerardo Hernandez, Tortuga Sportfishing, Las Arenas, La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico:
This week we began to have a change in weather in the La Paz fishing area of Baja. On Friday, we had rain in La Paz, and today, Saturday, the city has cloudy weather.
The air temperature is changing also, now in the 90s, and we have had a completely calm sea, with a full moon.
We have not been able to find squid easily in recent days.
The fishing continues to have small changes. There are days when we find the fish to the north, and other days they are in the south in locations such as the south end of Isla Cerralvo, where the dorado (also mahi-mahi or dolphinfish) are now 25 to 35 pounds, plus some others of 40 pounds.
The yellowfin tuna this weekend have been a little harder to locate. At the beginning of the week tuna fishing at La Paz was very good. We are hoping the tuna will be found again in the different fishing areas in the coming days.
We are having no problems with the supply of bait. Sardinas are now being found in the various bait fishing areas around La Paz such as El Sargento, Isla Cerralvo, and Ensenada de los Muertos or Bahia de Sueños.
This week we had the family of John Tatka fishing with us, including his sons and nephews. They came to La Paz from Phoenix, Ariz., and they fished with Tortuga's Capt. Hugo Lucero, Nufo Green, and Jorge Lucero.