The fish were few but mighty for this group! Their catch was the talk of the beach at Las Arenas as few boats came in with even fewer fish. No sardines were around so everyone had to pick up Cocinera and Barred reef fish to troll with excellent results on a few big fish. The weather was beautiful around La Paz and the beaches. When the Blue Water came in some, the fish hit hard! Captain Rigo skillfully found a wide variety of fish. The fish this group caught were remarkable and the fishermen are already planning their next trip with Tortuga Sportfishing.
Mongo Dorado - Mark Bird from San Antonio, Texas scored for this big Dorado (Mahi-Mahi) the first day. We hooked two at the same time while going for bait at the buoy, one in the boat (40 - 50#) and one shredded the line after diving under the boat. I guess batting .500 is not so bad!
Big Dog Pargo - This 50+ pound Pargo hit a trolled Cocinero and Tom Chapman from San Ramon, California thought he had the "Big Dog Pargo Dienton" (Dog Snapper) for the day. Little did he know that Mark Bird would come up with and even bigger one (70+ pound) about an hour later..... " Who's Yo Daddy Now?!!!" Fishing is just like that.
Jumpin Jack Flash - other wise known as Jack Crevaille ("Toro" locally) came to the boat on the third day. A personal biggest for that species for Tom Chapman! Toro Fought the good fight so we let it go to get bigger for another day.
Rooster - The slashing attack on a trolled Cocinero by this excellent Roosterfish turned out to be a great fight for Ruben Garza from Plano, Texas. These fish are hard fighters and Ruben had a great time. He let it go to grow some more!!