PHOTO 1: Megan Premoe from Washington State was on her first ocean-fishing trip as well as her first trip to La Paz. She made no bones about telling folks she was going ot catch the largest fish! Well, take a look at this estimated 60-pound toad yellowfin tuna. Not only did she catch this fish, but she pulled it in herself even though the fish was TAIL-WRAPPED making it almost impossible to turn and double-hard to bring in! She got this fish on live bait at the north end of Cerralvos Island.
PHOTO 7: It’s only October, but we got ALOT of sierra this week. Normally, these are cold water fish that show up around November or December and hang out during the winter. However, there were a few days when you could catch as many as you wanted. These are great eating fish and fantastic on light tackle. If you wanted to go no further than stay in La Paz Bay all day, you could nail limits of sierra in short order. Jim Davis holds a pair.
TUNA AND DORADO MIX-IT-UP FOR SOME STEADY FISHING
Overall, a pretty solid week of fishing here highlighted by the re-appearance of schools of 15-30 pound tuna right off the the beach near Las Arenas, near the old hotel as well as in front of Muertos Bay. Another school of larger fish in the 30-60 pound class showed up and busted up the anglers at the north end of Cerralvo Island. It made for some good catches.
However, the mainstay fish continued to be dorado. There were small fish in the 10 pound class, but some nicer 20-30 pound models with sprinklings of thelarger 30-40 pound bulls. The dorado were scattered in numerous spots all the way south from Punta Pescadero to the north end of Espiritu Santo Island. No one particular place seemed to be the hot spot. You could encounter dorado pretty much anywhere. Sometimes you would dink and scratch for a few fish here and there or you could blank all day then at the 11th hour run into a nice school willing to go on the wild chew and all hell would bust loose!
A few billfish were hooked and either released or lost. No wahoo to speak of. However, late-season roosterfish and pargo are still in the shallows with some of the roosters bring trophy-class 50-90 pound fish. Squid pop up for a day then disappear. No real trend to speak of with the big squirters. Everyone is getting fish is the bottom line. Even for the light tackle guys…small roosters, jacks, sierra, pompano and snapper can keep you busy all day long!
AUCTION FOR JACK VELEZ
We wanted to thank all of you who reached out and bid for the two custom rods that were being auctioned off for the family of Jack Velez.
The Whopper Stopper Mini rod went to Art Savedra of Las Vegas for $300.
The Seeker bait stick was won by Richard Winslow for $275.
You guys who kept up the lively bidding are awesome. Ed Robison of Whopper Stopper Rods http://whopperstoppers.976-tuna.com/
and Vic Ochoa who wrapped the Seeker blank, you also rock. Thanks, amigos!
In fact, just to bring you up-to-date, money for the family continues to trickle in. In a few weeks, the season will slow down and we plan to have a memorial dinner for Jack and will surprise the family with a check as well as a card with everyone’s names who donated. You’re the best! Mil gracias por todo!
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Jonathan and Jill
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