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La Paz Fishing Report / November 1st 2020

Weather & Bait

Well there went Oct in like a lamb, out like well a lamb. That’s not to say we didn’t have some great days fishing but, it just wasn’t the normal craziness we have grown to expect in Baja during October.
La Paz has had a pretty good showing of tourists during the fall which is a blessing as we deal with so much uncertainty through this craziness. That being said the government is starting to take some additional steps to damper down the rise in COVID.
The malecón once again has a curfew and the government is clamping down on large gatherings, which is all good but, hopefully it won’t scare people from coming down. Regarding water activities everything is still open and we are still optimistic that we will be able to offer the ever so popular whale shark adventures. Fingers crossed. The beginning of the week we had our real first wind from the North, one day strong enough to close the port. The North wind is our prevailing wind in the winter and will continue to increase in frequency as we continue into the season.
Sardines are still plentiful and can be purchased on the way out to the fishing grounds.

Fish Talk

The Dorado are still around, not quit as many, but the quality has been real impressive around the point at Punta Coyote and El Bajo.
On the seamounts and high rocky spots, the Pargo and Grouper fishing has been steady. When the currents are slow the bottom fishing definitely picks up. On the other side of that the slow tides are keeping the Wahoo deeper and off the feed. Our spearfishing groups are finding plenty of wahoo at the 20 meter mark. They are having no problem picking up some real nice 50-70 lb fish. Now that we are on the descending side of a full moon and the water temperature is cooling off I expect the wahoo to rise up the water column and fishing to pick up dramatically. We know they are there and we know they are big. Last month during the big moon the wahoo went crazy eating purple and red Rápalas and marauders as well as trolled ballyhoos rigged with wire and trap hooks.
We have started taking groups to Mag bay. The wahoo bite is incredible with anticipation of the Stripe Marlin migration to start soon.
Still not much to say about Tuna. We are still hoping we get a late season bite like last year, but honestly it’s been an off year for the entire Baja. He day time temps are cooling off as well as the water so if the winds behave and conditions stay stable that’s the recipe for a great late fall winter bite. I will continue to keep you up to date.
Be sure to watch the flight schedules on American Airlines, my understanding is December 19th they start flights direct from Dallas and Phoenix to La Paz. This is extremely exciting and a long time coming. Until then,
Stay healthy and safe
Keep the faith
Scott Ohara

Scott Ohara

For Scott, the tug is the drug... He's now retired from business to pursue his passion and fish as much as he possibly can.

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