Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Gerardo Hernandez of Tortuga Sportfishing at La Paz reported variable cloudy weather in the 70s, but with sea conditions not hampering pangas from going out."In this period, we have had good fishing for pargos that has appeared in various areas such as Isla Cerralvo and Punta Perico," Hernandez said. "We're also catching cabrilla and good numbers of sierra."Hernandez wished Tortuga Sportfishing clients a happy holiday season on behalf of his family and Tortuga's Capts. Nufo, Hugo, Jorge, Rigo, and Martin.

LA PAZ CAPTAINS--Familiar to panga anglers on La Paz's Las Arenas side, Tortuga Sportfishing's guides take a pre-holiday break on the beach at Ensenada de los Muertos. From left, are Tortuga Sportfishing Capts. Nufo, Hugo, Jorge, Rigo, and Martin.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Sardina live baits are also in good supply

Gerardo Hernandez of Tortuga Sportfishing reported continued north winds in the La Paz fishing area, with few tourist anglers present. La Paz weather was in the 70s and cloudy, but without the threat of rain.Tortuga Sportfishing pangas launching on the Las Arenas side found good action for wahoo mixed with yellowfin tuna at 30 pounds off the north end of Isla Cerralvo when sea conditions permitted. "This fishing was only when the weather allowed us to get to the area," Hernandez said. "The seas were sometimes very rough."Tortuga Sportfishing charter pangas fishing along the Baja shore at Punta Perico continued to catch smaller dorado, pargo, and sierra in good numbers."On some fishing days, we're also finding giant squid that we're using for bait," Hernandez said. "Sardina live baits are also in good supply."

LA PAZ SPECIES--Garo Mouhibian of Los Angeles, Calif., fished south of La Paz on a Tortuga Sportfishing panga and hooked into sierra and dorado in addition to this nice yellow snapper, left, and leopard grouper, also called "cabrilla" in Spanish.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Gerardo Hernandez of Tortuga Sportfishing reported continued good fishing weather on the Las Arenas side south of La Paz, with air temperatures in the 80s following some days of north winds.Tortuga pangas fishing around Isla Cerralvo caught yellowfin tuna of 20 to 25 pounds, and some dorado at the island and off the Baja coast at Punta Perico."With persistent fishing at the south end of the island, you could also catch wahoo of 40 to 60 pounds, with a little fisherman's luck," Hernandez said. "We also have lots of smaller sierra."Good numbers of 10 to 30-pound roosterfish were present off Las Arenas-side beaches.

ENSENADA DE LOS MUERTOS--Some nice La Paz dorado caught out of Ensenada de los Muertos south of the city with Tortuga Sportfishing. Below, Matthew Louis of San Francisco, Calif., with a nice roosterfish caught along with wahoo, dorado, and sierra, while fishing with Tortuga.