YELLOWTAIL AND PARGO PUT ON THEIR BEST SHOW OF THE YEAR…SORT OF!
La Paz/ Las Arenas Fishing Report for Week of Feb. 20-27, 2011
Well, if you were headed home at the end of the week, chances are you needed help with your ice chest. It wasn’t wide open by any means, but this week had it’s moments that, for some of our anglers, were “world class” or they got their personal best fish.
You could fish for a day or two and dink and dip on cabrilla, sierra and all the bonito you wanted. Or you could fish all day and get all the frigate and pelicans you wanted and figure it was just “one of those days.” Suddenly, your rod goes double-bendo and GAME ON!!!
Big yellowtail up to 40 pounds and pargo up to 25 or 30 pounds would suddenly roll up and then, it would be 2, 3, 4 fish on and hanging…and huge mossback ‘tails in the chum. And, you either had your “A” game on and put a fish or two in the boat or…you had your chance and the waters would go silent again as you “zing-powied” a fish and got busted off or just got unbuttoned cuz you weren’t ready or because of “pilot error” not to mention that these fish are just HORSES when it comes to fighting attitude and are hunkered down in the rocks.
Sometimes, more often than not, no amount of skill or type of gear would have helped. You’re just gonna lose. It’s the nature of the beasts! They have all the “edge” when they’re hooked and there’s not much you can do about it. They can be extremely frustrating. More than once, guys came back with not much in the box, but had tales of big fish they just could not stop before getting busted off.
Honestly, if you were judging our fishing simply by looking at the NUMBERS you might think fishing stunk! But if you talked to our anglers or captains, you’d find out that that sometimes more than half the fish were lost that were hooked up. In some cases boats came back to the beach with absolutely NOTHING but finding out that they hooked, 5, 6, 7 or more fish and every single one of the yellowtail or pargo broke them off! Alot of first timers have a real healthy respect for some of our “winter” fish right now having been humbled more than once!
Hopefully, this is just the start. In addition to the larger yellowtail and pargo, like I said, we also got into some decent cabrilla, sierra, rainbow runners, bonito and even an occasional dorado or two. Some roosterfish were up on the beach and there was an unconfirmed rumor of tuna at the north end of Cerralvo Island that we’re trying to check out.
TAILHUNTER HEADS TO BOISE, IDAHO
We pull up stakes in Phoenix and head now to our next sportsman’s show in Boise , Idaho where we’ll have the booth set up from Thursday to Sunday. It’s our first time doing this show and it’s supposed to be a really great show in a great area where we already have quite few of our Tailhunter amigos and clients. We’re looking forward to it. Come say hi and talk to us about booking your La Paz fishing trip for 2011.
CABIN FEVER CLASSIC
Last call for our 2011 Cabin Fever Classic April 9-13 in La Paz. It’s always fun and our 8th year. We call it “Cabin Fever” specifically cuz it’s really the first opportunity to climb out’ve your crib and put your toes in the sand and hoist a cold one into the sunshine. We have no idea what might be biting, but we always catch something and have a great time year-after-year! It’s the only trip of the year that Jill and I personally escort. For more information write us directly at email@example.com Space is limited.
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