WIND, RAIN, SIERRA, AND MIXED PARGOS FOR LAS ARENAS SPORTFISHING PANGAS
Jan. 20, 2007, Tortuga Sportfishing, Gerardo Hernandez, La Paz, Las Arenas, Baja California Sur, Mexico:
This has been one of those weeks when the fishing was practically stopped by winter north winds. The weather in our La Paz fishing area was about the coldest we've seen in all of Mexico's southern Baja California peninsula.
On our fishing grounds around La Paz, the lowest temperature we recorded was 50 degrees, with clouds, constant rains, but not strong, and fortunately today we have a day with some sun, although the air temperature is still down in the 60s.
We still have north winds around our main fishing zones of Punta Arena de la Ventana and Ensenada de los Muertos.
However, at the beginning of the week, the fishing was actually pretty good for pargo liso, pargo mulato, and sierra, both at Punta Perico and out at Isla Cerralvo.
At the north point of southern Baja's Isla Cerralvo there were also yellowfin tuna to 50 pounds caught when the winds allowed us to work.
We continue to have enough Humboldt giant squid at Punta Perico and Las Arenas.
Anglers fishing with Tortuga Sportfishing this week included Clara Perez of Guadalajara, who visited La Paz while on vacation and caught various species of pargos and sierras.