PRE-SPRING FISHING GOOD FOR LA PAZ BOATS
March 17, 2007, Tailhunter International, Jonathan Roldan, La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico:
This was easily the best week of fishing at La Paz of the season. The weather, water, and fish all seemed to finally come together.
With diminished winds, air temperatures in the balmy 80s and water temperatures reaching the mid-70s, fishing finally hit a high spot for our La Paz charter pangas.
Considering that it's still March, not only did we get our first marlin and sailfish in La Paz, but both Cerralvo and Espiritu Santo kicked out the best yellowtail bite of the season.
Yellowtail came to chew at several points around both Isla Cerralvo and Isla Espiritu Santo on the La Paz side. A nice grade of 25 to 40 pound yellowtail hit at a number of spots including El Bajo, La Reina, La Reinita, and other fishing locations. Several yellowtail were in the 50-pound class and, according to our captains, there were even larger fish and many others that took anglers right to the rocks.
Our first marlin and sailfish of the season this week were about 6 weeks earlier than I had expected, plus the pargo and snapper bit too. Considering the time of year, this was excellent action for La Paz sportfishing waters.
We also had a great week on yellow snapper and smaller pargo to fill the ice chests. Our flyrodders weren't left out either. Despite the early season, bonito lit up as well.
The fish have been there, but the conditions such as wind and water temperatures just weren't working. This week, all the elements finally came together and fishing finally stepped up for us in La Paz.