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La Paz Fishing Report / October 3rd 2021


Weather & Bait

Fall is in the air. We made it relatively unscathed thru Hurricane season and have now entered my favorite month of the year. October in southern Baja is incredible. The weather starts to temper, the water temperature cools down reaching the optimal point for all the Pelagic species that enter the Sea of Cortez and that bloody humidity goes away.
 
 Starting this month the whale sharks start their migrational return to La Paz, spending the Fall and winter months feeding on the krill that gets trapped in the bay. Swimming with these gentle giants is reason enough to come to La Paz. The great food and cold beer helps.
This is also the time when our big baits ( Mackerel – Caballitos) come into the bay. This allows you multiple options for sourcing bait for whatever your targeted species is.

Fish Talk

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. These are a fast growing fish, and with smaller limits and people practicing better catch and release this has payed huge dividends.
October normally is the kick off of the Wahoo season. Unfortunately in the last couple of weeks we experienced a warming trend as the water got back up into the high 80’s. Don’t know why it just did. We should see it start to come down quickly as we would like to see 79-82 degrees to fire up the skinnies.
We have been purchasing some new and tuning up our existing wahoo gear in anticipation of another great wahoo season.
 
Both Blue and Black Marlin are hanging around the seamounts feeding on the Bonito and dorado that are in the area. It’s that time of year so if you’re looking for that personal best billfish mows the time to check that box.
 
For the most part the tuna have been a no show. A couple here and there or I saw them yesterday but the wouldn’t bite, that’s been the entire season.
That being said from now thru the end of the year is the heart of the season. I’m still optimistic.
We just purchased a fair amount of calamar in anticipation the bite will come. We will be ready when it does.
The Mag Bay multi day fishing adventure heads out on the 10th. With the first charter starting on the 15th. I believe we have a one week available for charter towards the end of October, with November and the first week in December fully booked. This is the coolest trip I’ve personally ever done. And that’s not just because the fishing is epic, it’s the whole experience living on board with a few of your buddies on some of the most unspoiled waters on earth. The food is great and the fishing better.
Give us a call if you want any information. This trip books quickly so booking next years trip now is not out of the question.
 
 
That’s it for the week
Keep the faith
Scott.
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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