DORADO STILL BITING BUT SEASON IS DEFINITELY CHANGING AND GETTING COOLER!
La Paz/ Las Arenas Report for week of Nov. 9-15, 2008
A mixed bag this past week for both our La Paz and Las Arenas fleets. Air and water temperatures have been dropping and intermittent winds are indicative of the changing seasons. However, there’s still dorado about as well as the occasional billfish, wahoo and some tuna near the islands. Inshore fishing has been been good as well for pargo, cabrilla and the cooling waters have been producing more schools of sierra.
The better action…at least as far as dorado are concerned has been out of Muertos Bay with our Las Arenas fleet. Limits or near limits of fish were not uncommon which can be surprising this late in the season. However, the downside is that quite a few of the fish were smallish 5 to 15 pounders which we hope angler are releasing…especially the smaller females. But, you never know when one of the larger bulls comes through or you hit a school of the better quality fish!
In those same areas, not surprisingly, billfish are still being hooked although no one landed any. The sailfish and marlin are eating on the smaller dorado so either a live bait or trolling a dorado-colored lure in those areas, can result in some blind strikes. No one brought any to the boats this week because fishing the dorado on light line is a kick. But, not much use when suddenly a sailfish hits and you’ve got it on 15-pound test. But…still alot of fun…especially if you’re planning to release the billfish anyway.
As for other species, there’s still a few wahoo and tuna around near Cerralvo Island, but it’s really hard to know how concentrated the fish are. There’s not many anglers out these days to blanket all the spots. When the winds are blowing, as they are now with increasing regularity, it’s hard to hit the island anyway, but that dictates where and how you fish as well as whether you can get the right bait. But, if conditions are right and you’re feeling lucky, it’s worth checking out the island for the tuna and wahoo.
Inshore, more sierra, cabrilla, and pargo are showing up which is still great fishing even if the winds are blowing and keeping anglers of the more open water areas. Surprisingly, there’s still roosterfish along the beaches as well. It’s a nice time to be in La Paz or on the water. Not too warm. Not too cold. Very little traffic on the fishing holes!
It’s not too early to check dates for 2009 fishing in La Paz. As a matter of fact, we’re getting a surprising number of reservations coming in already for prime dates and your favorite captains as well as for certain rooms and condos. In a few weeks we start out on the road visiting our favorite cities in the United States with our 2009 Fishing and Outdoor Shows tour and the reservations start coming in hot and heavy. Give us a shout and let’s get you on the schedule for 2009.
WHALE WATCHING 2009
The 2009 Whale Watching Season starts up soon as well. January to March is prime time to get on the water and get close to the grey whales making their annual migration. By mid-February they’re here in full swing. It’s a lifetime event for the whole family. Give us a shout and we’ll set it all up for you…transportation, hotel, guides…and maybe even get in a day of fishing too!
LA CONCHA PEARL CONDOS
All season you’ve been asking me, “What is the new building on La Concha Beach?” Well, this past week I had the opportunity to tour the new La Concha Pearl, luxury condominium project with the developer, Dan Shore. It’s hard to put into words. I’ve been watching them put up the building now for two seasons and had never been over to the property. It’s hard to describe in just a few words.
The 33 unit, 90,000 sf building now under construction has construction components and features I have never seen in Baja. Dan, being in the business in San Jose, California wanted to make certain to bring the best materials, construction methods and safety programs from his industry managing high tech building construction for the clients of Silicon Valley.
Along with state-of-the-art systems, this building exceeds rigid California building and environmental codes and is the first LEED Registered building in all of Baja Sur. The Quadlock “foam forms” sandwiches cast-in-place concrete able to exceed the earthquake criteria for seismic zone 4 and hurricane category 5.
La Concha Pearl condos offer an incredible combination of efficiency and lower energy bills along with high quality and creature comforts for the unit owners.
The interiors are open and airy with large bathrooms, closets and kitchens. The outdoor living spaces are large and inviting with amenity and open spaces for BBQ, walk-up bar, twin spas and a raised terrace infinity edge pool, plaza and even a fire pit. The building features gated access with electronic security and CCTV, satellite TV and high speed internet. All this on one of the best swimming and snorkeling beaches in La Paz!
I really enjoyed my tour with Dan and have a great appreciation for quality projects like this!
If you’d like more info click this: info@LaConchaPearl.com
OTHER THOUGHTS FOR FLYING INTO LA PAZ
Recently, another airline servicing La Paz bit the dust. Alma Airlines, a Mexican line that came on the scene two seasons ago to great fanfare and great reviews looks like it has canceled it’s flights from Tijuana to La Paz. Along with good old Aero California, that’s two down this year. However, Avolar Airlines and Volaris Airlines from Tijuana to La Paz continue to do great service and an increasing number of our clients are finding that getting in and out of Tijuana from the border is a great way to go. There’s some inexpensive shuttles that will take you straight from San Diego to the Tijuana Airport and back. Additionally, because it’s not an international flight, you don’t have to go through all the security craziness. Write to us if you have questions!
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