La Paz Fishing Report / August 23rd 2020
It seems like as soon as I start feeling optimistic about everything we get another dose of thank you very much May I have another!
South winds, cold currents, cloudy water conditions and add a sprinkling of COVID-19 and that’s our season. Ugh!
Then this week we topped it off with hurricane Genevieve, closed ports and even worse water conditions. Cabo got spanked with high winds and some flooding, La Paz not much more then cloudy skies and high humidity.
On a brighter note I can write about the first 3 days of the week. Although not much has changed from last week we are seeing a little bit more of a consistent bite on Wahoo and Dorado. Trolling small to medium size chartreuse lures or slow trolling sardines for Dorado, The Wahoo are into purple, red, or any dark colored Rapalas or marauders, if you happen to have ballyhoo tip them with an islander hood and troll at 7 knots. This is working extremely well for the speedsters. It’s very important to have extremely sharp hooks. We lost more then our fair share of the hard mouth toothy critters from head shakes causing pulled hooks.
Strip Marlin are still spread out thru the San Lorenzo channel to the islands and beyond. Medium size lures, chuggers on the shorts and smokers on the longs in blue and white, Guacamaya, this will get your ticket punched
I will know more this week on the bait situation my understanding is the sardines have moved off of Tecolote, but It shouldn’t take long for the bait providers to re locate them. As of today the ports have reopened and boats are heading out to fish. We’re are anticipating a calm week but, there is more activity starting to form south of us. We are in the heart of our hurricane season, so this will be the norm for the next 45 days or so.
Inshore fishing has been very consistent, Rooster fish are actively patrolling the beaches. Slow trolling live mullet or lady fish and even large sardines close to shore will produce Roosters up to 60 lbs.
Light tackle users will find plenty of action casting poppers into the rocky areas for little snappers and small grouper.
Hopefully we will get a full uninterrupted week of fishing. If so this week should be a much better barometer of things to come.
Keep the faith