WINTER CONDITIONS BRING SPORADIC FISHING
La Paz/ Las Arenas Fishing Report for Week of Nov. 20-27, 2011
As I’m writing this, it’s raining in La Paz. It’s been an up-and-down week for weather which has reflected in the fishing. Although this is the first real rain, it’s been threatening some days. Other days it’s windy. Other days it’s bright sunny perfect. This is pretty typical for the change-in-season ,but I had to say, it’s gotten cooler faster than I remember. Many of us locals are already wearing jackets and long pants and it never hurts to keep a sweatshirt handy if the winds come up and it gets a little chilly (chilly for us!…the tourist think we’re nuts!).
Anyway, the fishing is pretty much dictated by the weather conditions which obviously dictate the water conditions.
I’m not so worried about a little bit of rain. Yea, it’s cooler and you might get a bit of wet…it never lasts long. But, even when it rains, normally, there’s not alot of wind so you can still get into some decent fishing. If there’s wind, that’s when things are not so good. Wind churns up waves and chop. Wind brings surf and turns up the water, especially in the areas where we have to look for bait in the shallow areas. If the winds are over a few days then the water can get really turned up and green and cloudy. Not so good for fishing…at least not for pelagic species like the dorado and billfish and maybe even some tuna that are still out there…if you can get to them…if the conditions are right…if the water is not turned up and if you can get bait! That’s alot of “if’s”.
But even when it’s windy, at least there’s some good inshore fishing to be had. This past week, we still got into good numbers of sierra, cabrilla and snapper. Some of the sierra this year are already some of the larger sierra I think I’ve seen in awhile. I kid you not when I say, they look like baby wahoo! Teeth and sleek! Some 5 pound sierra are not uncommon. That’s a nice sized fish, especially on light tackle. We’re seeing more and more pargo as well…mostly the barred pargo and yellow pargo/ snapper, but all tough in the rocks and great eating. A few times, we still got into dorado. Good spots are east of Espiritu Santo Island; the south end of Cerralvo Island and around Punta Perrico especiallly on the south end in the ensenada curve by the old Hotel Las Arenas. If you can’t get bait, then trolling smaller feather or skipping the small plastic hoochies on the surface chop gets the strikes. If you only have a little bait, then get a hookup on the trolled lures or feathers then draw the fish in with the live bait!
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and best fishes for a safe and happy Holiday Season!
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