Cabo has a lot going on this week with the Black and Blue and Bisbee tournaments. Fishing here in La Paz hasn’t changed much. Now the Dorado are back in force and seem to be getting bigger by the week. A few degrees cooler should activate the Wahoo that are hanging around the seamounts. The Spearos can see them, they are just being lazy and definitely not on the chew. We did catch a few tuna out at the bajo, but they were just little guys. Great bait for Marlin but too small to keep for eating.
We have snapper, AmberJacks, grouper and the likes hanging on the seamounts but with this water temperature their time in range is coming to an end, it’s time to change gears. Our guest are now mostly targeting Dorado which are so plentiful that it would make no sense to pass on this incredible fighting and most desirable eating fish. The striped Marlin are abundant. We’ve had a few reports of Wahoo and We have reports of tuna 60 miles South of us.
We still have Dorado and Striped Marlin dominating the fishing action. They are plentiful and really close to home. The average size of the Dorado are starting to get much larger. October normally is the kick off of the Wahoo season. Both Blue and Black Marlin are hanging around the seamounts feeding on the Bonito and dorado that are in the area. For the most part the tuna have been a no show. A couple here and there or I saw them yesterday but they wouldn’t bite.
I really can’t say much more about the dorado. The key is purchase your bait and get after it right away. The first boats on the fishing grounds will limit out in minutes. 15-20 lb class fish is the norm with the occasional 30 lb bonus fish coming over the rail. The wahoo fishing hasn’t developed yet but the water is still a few degrees too warm. My guess by next month we will be in full swing for these speedsters. We are starting to catch some Sierra and roosters inshore. These are normally cool water species, not sure hats going on there. The Sierra are great eating grilled or smoked. Bottom fishing has been good when the currents aren’t raging for Pargo, cabrilla and trigger fish.
IMO, October is the best month for fishing and weather. The humidity starts to drop along with the morning air temperature. October is also the best month for and the largest variety of Pelagic’s.
Usually the Dorado are in pairs but many times they’re in schools of 8-10 fish. Since we are now later in the season the fish have had time to put on a few pounds, so 15-25 pounds are common.
Inshore fishing off the points or rocky areas are still giving up Pargo and cabrilla as well as trigger fish and large pacific Bonito. All are great eating and a blast on light tackle. Regarding the Bill fish action it’s just plug and play off the seamounts, El Bajo or El Charro or the East side of Cerralvo Island. The Striped Marlin aren’t huge but scrappy. The bigger guys should be moving in soon. Especially now the tuna are working their way up.
Dorado are being found under the buoys which now have been outfitted with palm fronds or just scattered offshore chasing schools of ballyhoos. Striped Marlin and Sailfish are mixed and plentiful in the channel between punta Coyote and Cerralvo island, and all the way down to Punta Gordo. There are plenty of rooster fish off the beaches, if you’re looking for some exciting site casting or slow trolling live bait this is your chance. I have heard reports of better wahoo activity on the south end of Cerralvo. Inshore there are plenty of Cabrilla, multiple species of Pargo and triggerfish. These are all excellent eating and a blast on lighter tackle.
Regarding fishing not much has changed from last week as far as species just lower numbers.A few Dorado a couple of billfish, all varieties of pargitos in the shallows. Not much else.
All of our beach and island activities are running on schedule, at least until the ports are closed or we decide it’s not safe or comfortable so there are other fun things to do.
Starting with the inshore fishing the Cubera, Mulato and Pargo Colorado are plentiful and consistent. If Rooster fish is on your bucket list you’re in luck. Normally they are rare caught in the summer but this year that’s not the case. Along the coastline around the island or on the buoys are chalk full of Dorado, striped Marlin and sails. We found slow trolling Bonito belly strips to be the best bet for all three species. Offshore is a bit of a mystery. All the conditions are perfect. There’s plenty of natural bait, flying fish, Bolitos and Chuhuil breezing everywhere.