FULL MOON STRONG CURRENTS AND ERRATIC WINDS WHAMMY FISHING EFFORTS DESPITE SOME NICE CATCHES
La Paz/ Las Arenas Fishing Report for Week of May 23-30, 2010
I’m don’t normally make a big deal of the full moon, but it seemed to definitely have an effect this past week. Actually, it was the triple-whammy that made it hard. A full moon coupled with big tides/currents accompanied by strong erratic winds really made for some scratchy fishing. Our anglers gamely hung in, but sometimes it wasn’t pretty and, although everyone got fish, some days were better than others and some anglers did better than others. Not much to do about the full moon, but to get winds so strong this late in the season is pretty uncommon.
That being said, roosterfish at least continued their power charge along the beaches. For the last month or so, roosterfish have come on strong with some anglers getting either their first roosters or some of their largest roosters. School-sized fish in the 5-10 pound class were great fun for guys fishing light tackle, but some hog-sized pez gallo up to 60 pounds were also taken that just broke a few anglers who didn’t know what they were in for! Roosters in the more manageable 30-40 pound class weren’t uncommon.
Dorado were still the primary catch for our La Paz fleet, but bigger seas generated by the stronger winds scattered the bite and caused our captains to really have to scour for a pick bite. There were a few fish in the 20-30 pound class, but those were the exception. Most of the fish were schoolie 5-10 pound fish. The bite has spread out a bit more, however. Previously, the fish were concentrated around Espiritu Santo Island, but we picked up more fish in the channel between Las Cruces/ Punta Coyote and the north end of Cerralvo Island.
As for other species, we did get a surprise yellowtail. A surprise insofar that we’ve not seen much in the way of yellowtail for almost two weeks. There were a few lazy marlin hooked/snagged that quickly broke off, but the inshore fishing for species like pargo and cabrilla and even some sierra made up the bulk of what came back in the ice chests this week.
GOODBYE to another LA PAZ ICON
For generations, the Centro Commercial Market “C.C.C.” has been a headquarters for groceries and other purchases and especially for gringos and tourists. It was really the first big super market in town long before Walmart, Sam’s Club and other big box stores arrived. As of this past week, it was purchased by a big mainland Mexico chain and many of the employees lost their jobs. Many of them had decades of employment. Like Hotel Los Arcos, Carlos and Charlie’s Restaurant and several other iconic landmarks in La Paz, another one is gone.
That’s our story
Jonathan and Jill
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