Sunday, January 27, 2008

Dos Hernandez of Tortuga Sportfishing said fishing on the Las Arenas side south of La Paz was made difficult by north winds, but action for pargo lisa was fairly good in sheltered waters close to Punta Perico as schools of the snappers were seen. "This fishing is a little difficult since they go straight down to the bottom where there are a lot of rocks," Hernandez said. "They aren't very far from the beach." Commercial Mexican fishermen continued to bring in good catches of sierra from the area north of Las Arenas and off the south end of Isla Cerralvo. "We hope fishing conditions in the next few days will allow us to get to different areas to see what we can catch," Hernandez said.

LA PAZ YELLOWTAIL--John Henderson of Fort Bragg, Calif., landed this quality 40-pound class yellowtail on the Las Arenas side of La Paz last week, during a panga fishing trip with Tortuga Sportfishing's Capt. Rigo Lucero on the boat Trago Gordo.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Dos Hernandez of Tortuga Sportfishing said La Paz fishing conditions were tough due to winds attacking from the north, but production was surprising good for catches including some pargo lisa in the 30 and 40-pound class, yellowtail, and even a couple of winter dorado at 20 pounds. "The wind didn't let us go out to the island, but all these fish were caught around Punta Perico," Hernandez said. "Despite the winds, fishing was good."

LAS ARENAS SIDE--M.C. Lewis of Mendocino, Calif., scored a real nice yellowtail and some quality pargo lisa to 40 pounds while fishing last week on the Las Arenas side south of La Paz with Tortuga Sportfishing's panga Capt. Rigo Lucero.