Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Gerardo Hernandez of Tortuga Sportfishing at La Paz said north winds blew early in the week but didn't stop the very good south side yellowtail run near Punta Perico. "The wind hasn't slowed the fishing down," Hernandez said.

"The whole area around Punta Perico and Isla Cerralvo is covered with yellowtail and sardina bait. The beaches are very busy and anglers are happy to stay in the good action there. We have no need to go farther out. The fishing is good right here. We invite all anglers to come and try this good fishing right now at La Paz."

LA PAZ BIGGIES--As winter turned to spring, La Paz' good south side yellowtail bite got serious on big fish last week. Here are Tortuga Sportfishing panga Capts. Jorge Lucero, left, and Rigo Lucero with a couple of forkies in the 40 to 45-pound class caught close to the launch beach at Ensenada de los Muertos.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Gerardo Hernandez of Tortuga Sportfishing said midwinter La Paz south side fishing conditions continued good last week, with very light wind, air temperatures in the 70s, more good yellowtail action, lots of big pargo broken off in the rocks, but still very few anglers in the area. "We're fishing at Punta Perico and Isla Cerralvo, and the best action is for the yellowtail," Hernandez said. "We have good fishing for the few people that have been arriving in La Paz these past weeks. There are just as many pargos as yellowtail, but they are so strong they are difficult to land. We also have a lot of sierra but the fishing is for the yellowtail."

SLUGGER LA PAZ YELLOWTAIL--Good numbers of big yellowtail are being caught by pangas fishing just a few hundred yards out of Ensenada de los Muertos south of La Paz. Here's a good one brought in by Capt. Jorge Lucero of Tortuga Sportfishing. "This is what we're catching now," said Tortuga's Gerardo Hernandez. "Maybe this will motivate anglers to come here for them."