PHOTO 1: Hector Chacon, our good amigo, is on the right. He’s holding his dorado. “One of the most incredible bites I’ve ever had. They were everywhere!” On the left…some guys will go to any length to make sure their boss doesn’t know they went fishing. “Mr. Modelo” also holds up a dorado! (Nice Mask, Dave!)
DARK MOON (OR SOMETHING) PUTS A DAMPER ON LAS ARENAS TUNA/ WAHOO BITE BUT DORADO AROUND LA PAZ SAVE THE DAY FOR ANGLERS
Well…so much for the “dark moon” stuff. Fishing actually took a hit this week. That big bite we’ve had over a month at Las Arenas with tuna, wahoo, dorado and billfish fizzled to scratch fishing. Given that I could see very little change in wind, water or weather, I don’t know what happened. Of course since MOST anglers like to fish the dark of the moon, there were some disappointments because we were pretty full all week.
Personally, I never believe in that stuff. You fish when you fish. It’s not that the fishing was terrible. It’s that it wasn’t as stellar as it had been previously. Also, when the fishing gets picky, you’d better have your game on. If you miss fish after fish, it’s not the captains fault that your ice chest isn’t as full as you want. Your opportunities are more limited. The smarter fishermen abandoned the off-shore species and went inshore and still had a blast with roosterfish, pompano and cabrilla. Fish for what’s there!
The better fishing was with our La Paz fleet that did continue to jump all over the dorado, but for sure, it seemed like there were fewer large bull dorado. The dorado on La Paz saved quite a few trips and It was pretty hard not to get bit. Fish remained in numerous places. It seemed like the smaller schoolie fish were in the channel between the islands. Larger bulls were on the high spots. So…if you wanted action and quantity you went to the channels and looked for patches of weeds or working birds or…you simply looked for a big pile up of boats! If you wanted the larger fish you buckled your chin strap and you went out trolling and hunting a bit further out.
Bottom line…everyone got fish! Any other week, this would have been a pretty darned good week of fishing. It was just that the fishing had been so off-the-charts the last few weeks that we got spoiled! I”m sure it’ll turn around. There were still plenty of dorado!
I don’t have any fishing video clips this week. My video camera conked out on me. However, folks have been asking for video of the new FUBAR/TAILHUNTER BAR. We had some big parties this past week so I thought I’d pass some of that one. Click the link:
Have a great week!
Jonathan and Jill
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