DORADO STILL WILLING TO BITE MOST DAYS EVEN WHEN WINDS BLOW!
La Paz/ Las Arenas Fishing Report For Week of Nov. 21-28, 2010
Despite full-moon nervousness and the always impending prospect of it being windy and chilly, we had a pretty good week of fishing overall. In fact, late in the week, it was downright cold (by our standards!)
However…Actually, the dorado fishing was stellar for fish in the 10-20 pound class with action getting fast and furious at times with limits or near limits of dorado most day for our anglers. Both our La Paz and our Las Arenas anglers did pretty well although fishing out of La Paz can be tenuous on some days and certainly rougher as north winds get more prominent. Some days it’s blasting straight in your face as you head out and other days, it’s flat calm and starts blowing later. Some days not at all. It can be very deceiving because right on the bay, it can be calm, but blowing outside or blowing in the bay and not outside. That’s how it is most days this time of year. There are so many microsystems that it’s unpredictable. That’s why we suggest most of our anglers fish with our Las Arenas fleet this time of year where even if the winds are blowing, the fishing is much closer to shore. But even then, our Las Arenas anglers had some wind to contend with this week as well, but it was still better than fishing out’ve La Paz.
That being said, waters are still warm enough to hold some great blue water fishing with dorado being the majority of the catch. 20-25 pound bulls are not uncommon although on light tackle a 15 pounder will give most anglers quite a tussle.
Many of the anglers this time of year are not hardcore fishermen. Many snow birds and vacationers are in town looking for a day or two of fishing and then filling their vacations with other activities or simply grateful not to be freezing “back home.” So, we’re getting quite a few “walk in” folks who just decide that fishing might be something to do for a day. Often not very experienced and just looking for a nice day on the water. That’s why we point most of them to Las Arenas to fish with dorado fitting the bill perfectly and hopefully, the wind gods are gentle!
When the dorado are ready to bite, they will go full turbo. They often hook themselves. They put on a great show for the anglers with all their acrobatics and can provide great sport and a great visual experience for the novice, inexperienced not to mention the veteran anglers. If you get into the right school, it can be non-stop action. For first-timers used to catching 12-inch hatchery trout, it’s great fun. Plus, they taste good back on the dining table as well.
The dorado are scattered in many areas. They’re on the high spots; the banks; the current lines, but we’re also getting them in very very shallow water within yards of shore too! In those same areas we’re also pulling some great sierra, pargo, cabrilla, jacks, bonito, and even roosterfish are still biting. Surprisingly, we got a few marlin/sailfish hung as well but all broke off or were released.
That’s our story. Have a great week!
Jonathan and Jill
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