La Paz Baja Mexico - Fishing Reports
Hurricane Olaf made landfall somewhere between Thursday and Friday depending on where you live, with San José Del Cabo getting the brunt of it.
So with all that said we only fished a few days before the port was closed.
The best way to sum things up is the Dorado fishing was off the hook.
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.
Dorado and striped Marlin are the main event. The size of these golden acrobats are ranging from 10-20lbs with the occasional larger bull being landed.
Trolling strips of bonito belly ,sardines or rigged ballyhoos are getting it done. In the same general area the striped Marlin and sailfish are feeding as well. We noticed large schools of flying fish and ballyhoo in the area, so that would be my guess as to why the fish are all hanging together. On the seamounts there is still good bottom fishing, Giant Cubera snapper and Cabrilla mainly on the yo-yo, though the hook up and landing percentage is tough.
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