I GUESS IT’S COLD EVERYWHERE, BUT INSHORE SNAPPER AND SIERRA STILL WILLING TO BITE. EVEN SQUID SHOW UP!
LA PAZ/ LAS ARENAS FISHING REPORT FOR JAN. 28, 2007
Photo 1: No fishing photos this week so I took this somewhere outside of Rawlins, Wyoming this week. Most of you are used to seeing me in shorts and my fishing t-shirts. No way this time! It was as cold as minus 6 degrees below zero! Brrrrrrr…..
Photo 2 : For those of you from places like California, I thought you might get a kick outta seeing gas below 2 bucks! This was a truck stop along highway I-80. Actually, we found some spots in Wyoming as low as $1.86. And you can also get Mrs. Freshly’s Honey Bon!
LA PAZ / LAS ARENAS FISHING REPORT
Not much to tell you this weeke, amigos! Still kinda stinky. Intermittent winds still plaguing us with no pattern and relatively cold (for us) with temps in the 50’s during the day. Mostly inshore fishing right now. Snapper and sierra are all biting along the rocky areas and drop offs and we had a surprise bite of big squid off Las Arenas. That’s a bit of a surprise. Normally, the big squid will show up in the fall. We’ll keep an eye on that. Everyone keeps telling me it’s an “el Nino year.” I hear that EVERY YEAR! But, seeing the big squid this early might just be a tell-tale sign. One thing interesting is that often when the squid show up, often there’s some tuna that come up from the deep with the squid. We’ll have to keep an eye on that.
Either way…I guess I would have to say it’s officially “winter now.” All the waters around us are in the low to mid 60’s. There’s a big spot of warmer water to the south off Cardonal that’s in the upper 60’s and I hear the marlin, tuna and dorado are already biting off Cabo and a bit NW up towards the Golden Gate Bank. If so, then the pelagics are moving north earlier than normal and it would be great to get some of these bluewater species earlier this year.
Well, at the time you’re reading this, we’re just pulling up and wrapping up our 4th show. We hit the road a month ago and have been in Las Vegas, San Mateo CA (San Francisco), Sacramento CA and we just finished a whopping 4 days in Denver CO.
Take a look at the photo above and you can get an idea of the snow. We traveled from Sacramento to Denver (about 1200 miles) in two days and about 90 percent of the drive was completely white. Most of the time it made for incredible scenery especially as we came through Utah, Wyoming and Denver. It’s hard to believe such wide-open spaces still exist.
Anyway, the Denver show was incredible. These folks in Colorado have been snow-bound for about 6 weeks and as I write this, everyone is talking about another storm headed to the city later this week. However, I think folks are just tired of it and I feel for them. To us, coming from Baja, it’s a novelty to have snow falling and getting a chance to play, but living in this stuff is another issue! At the show, everyone was simply tired of the cold and were ready for some sunshine and they came out to the show in DROVES! It was packed shoulder to shoulder much of the time and we had a great time meeting all the new amigos.
We’re headed to the Portland Outdoor Show now! It’s at the Expo Center from Feb. 7-11. Come out to say hi.
WHALES AT BAHIA MAGDALENA
Well, the California grey whales have finally showed up at Mag Bay. Over the next few months until about March or early April (only the whales have the schedule), they’ll be in the bay and it’s officially whale watching time. We’re currently arranging trips to see the whales where the whales will come right up to the boat in these calm shallow waters. If you’re interested, let me know!
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