WARM WEATHER LOW WINDS MAKE FOR SOLID YELLOWTAIL BITE AGAIN!
La Paz – Las Arenas Fishing Report for Week of March 17-24, 2013
It was another very good week for weather with temperatures surprisingly warm for spring in the mid to high 80’s and winds giving us a break which meant good conditions for more yellowtail which did not disappoint.
Again, fishing around Cerralvo Island, especially the north and east sides of the island, as one angler put it, “There’s so much mackerel in the water, the waters are thick with them!” This is like candy in the water for yellowtail and sure enough we averaged 2-6 big yellowtail up to about 35 pounds this week…a real healthy grade of fish. Quite a few others were lost.
Check out some video of Greg Hunley battling a big yellowtail. Check out how close to shore we are with Cerralvo Island in the distance and how calm the waters are! https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=d8a4dfbefd40a051&id=D8A4DFBEFD40A051%21238&Bsrc=SkyMail&Bpub=SDX.SkyDrive&authkey=!ALT32fTppT8gO_c
The fish were eating live mackerel as well as casted iron in blue and white as well as scrambled-egg patterns on the fast retrieve. Slow trolled yo-zuri magnums were also effective and similarly produced some pargo and cabrilla in the same areas.
We also had (sorry I don’t have a photo), but a wahoo exceeding 100 pound was also taken in the middle of the yellowtail bites when the big fish was seen free-swimming next to one of the pangas and the quickly tied on some wire with a hooked mackerel and pitched it at the lazy wahoo. The big wahoo took the bait and fish on! Hopefully, I’ll get a photo of it for next time!
Conditions seemed to be clearing all over which is a great sign. My captains scouting north of La Paz tell me the green cooler waters are getting better and yellowtail started to rise around El Bajo Seamount!
In addition, we also got some pargo, cabrilla and sierra close to shore!
COMING HOME…THANKS TO ALL!
After 3 months on the road and about 15,000 miles of driving, we’re finally coming home! We’ve had a grand grand time! We kicked it off in early January and drove from San Diego to the ISE show in Sacramento…then cross the plains and Rockies to Denver…Seattle (Puyallup)…Portland…Yakima…Phoenix…Boise…Long Beach…Salt Lake City…San Diego! Wow! Ten shows in 11 weeks!
We’ve criss-crossed the western U.S. up and down and back and forth at the biggest and best fishing and hunting shows around and talked to so many great folks and seen so much of this great country. The best part was all the laughs, smiles and hospitality of so many of our old amigos and new amigos to be and talking about all the great fishing in La Paz. It’s also great to see and share the road and shows with all our friends in the industry…many of whom we only get to see once a year. We’ve had a blast and we want to say a big MUCHAS GRACIAS to everyone and GRACIAS A DIOS for keeping us safe on the roads and to God bless you all for a great year and season. TAILHUNTER folks are the best!
Now..back to La Paz and let’s go fishing!
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Jonathan and Jilly
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