It can’t be good all the time…especially in winter. I’d love to tell ya it was a great week of fishing. It really looked promising, but then the winds hit us. All those storms from up along the Pacific Coast of the U.S. that dropped rain and snow resulted in a face blast of winds down here.
In fact, it was so strong, they had to close the port of La Paz a few days. But that’s the way it is during winter fishing. It was still a warm and sunny time ashore with 80 degree weather, but on the water, it was rough if you planned to fish north of the city.
That’s why we put most of our boats out’ve Muertos Bay. Fishing was calmer and closer to shore. That would’ve been fine and good, but on the other side of the coin, we just didn’t have a lot of anglers this week either. Those that went out did run into sierra and some bigger pargo were lost. Some smaller yellowtail were caught…none of the bigger hogs this week. As well there were big bonito and roosterfish to be caught as well. At the time I’m writing this winds have flattened and things are looking pretty good out on the water from where I’m sitting looking at the bay. We’ll keep you posted.
Carnival has been going on full blast most of the week and will continue on until FAT TUESDAY which is Feb. 24 (appropriately) it’s also the full moon! For sure, the town was howling. It was full scale party all week. I’ve never seen the waterfront so packed. Rides, game, food stands, and seemingly a concert stage every block or so, the carnival occupied a good 2 miles of waterfront area!
Town has been out in full force and you can hear the pounding music from a mile away. They even built two full-sized roller coasters in the area in front of the now-closed Los Arcos Hotel as well as the park across the street from the hotel which was turned into a huge midway of rides and games. There hasn’t been a hotel room available for over a week.
After that. we crank it up for the gigantic Fred Hall Fishing and Boating Show at the Long Beach Convention Center March 4-8 followed by the International Sportsmen’s Expo in Salt Lake City. Hope to see you!
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Jonathan and Jill