PHOTO 1: Yellowtail season is on. Nice forkies like these held by Gary Palese and Bob Robbins from Arizona are eating sardines, mackerel and heavy iron fished on the yo-yo. There’s a number of hot spots. See below. Not all days, unfortunately, are as flat as what you see here. Winds keep being stubborn.
Angela Farrell hung this nice Cerralvo Island yellowtail on live bait. Angela has a knack for big fish whenever she comes to La Paz. She took this one on her mini Whopper Stopper rod and Penn 4/0 with 40 pound test.
YELLOWTAIL STILL SOLID EVEN AS WIND BLOW BUT INSHORE BITES PRODUCE BIG CABRILLA, SIERRA, PARGO and EVEN SOME DORADO!
La Paz/ Las Arenas Fishing Report for the Week of March 22-29, 2009
The bite has been pretty good. It would have been better if the winds didn’t kick in. It was pretty fierce a few days, but the guys who hung in even during the blustery days got into a nice jag of quality yellowtail in the 15-40 pound class. Mackerel and caballitos were best north of town around Espiritu Santo Island, north Cerralvo and El Bajo Seamount. For those who know how…yo yo heavy iron got the largest fish. Blue and white and scrambled egg patterns were hot tickets.
For our anglers on the Las Arenas/ Muertos side, a nice mix of yellowtail, pargo, sierra, bonito and two days when dorado showed up! Sardines were the best bet. Surprisingly large number or big cabrilla. Biggest problem were the number of pelicans and seagulls marauding the fly-lined baits. Some of the anglers went to trolling small crank baits and were able to avoid the birds and put good numbers of legal cabrilla aboard. But, overall, a good mix of fish for our Las Arenas boats whereas our La Paz boats concentrated largely on yellowtail and pargo/cabrilla.
There were some hints of big solo tuna at the north end of Cerralvo Island, but when we checked it out, there was nothing there. This is the 3rd or 4th time the fish came up briefly for a boat or two but then went deep again when the fleet went to check it out. Just never know. Have to be at the right place at the right time.
Also, some reports of early season (real early!) billfish cruising around already, but not biting. This bears keeping an eye out. To the south of us around Cabo San Lucas, they’ve had the best marlin bite in the last few decades and normally, that body of fish starts to move up into the Sea of Cortez and our waters as the ocean warms. Maybe they are early this year! Normally, our billfish don’t show up until late spring.
We’ll keep an eye out!
That’s our story!
Jonathan and Jill
Phone: (626) 333-3355
FAX: (626) 333-0115Cell: (626) 278-1585
Mex. Cell: 044-612-114-17176
U.S. Office: 3319 White Cloud Dr., Suite A, Hacienda Hts. CA 91745
Mexico Office: , 755 Paseo Obregon, La Paz, Baja Cal Sur, Mexico
“When your life finally flashes before your eyes, you will have only moments to regret all the things in life you never had the courage to try.”
Read Full Post »