Monday, February 23, 2009

Gerardo Hernandez of Tortuga Sportfishing at La Paz reported some calm fishing days for his pangas on the Las Arenas side south of the city, but winter winds returning at midweek, with cool air temperatures greeting the Carnaval holiday period.
Tortuga Sportfishing charter pangas did well with good catches of yellowtail and pargo lisa, or mullet snapper in Spanish, while fishing near the Baja coast at Punta Perico. Sierra were caught at Punta Arena, and similar action was found out at Isla Cerralvo."We also saw marlin in our fishing areas this week, although we were not able to hook any," Hernandez said. "We're finding live bait easily every day, so we're able to fish as we normally do."

WINTER AT LA PAZ--Clarissa Benedicto fished on a Tortuga Sportfishing panga out of Ensenada de los Muertos south of La Paz for a good catch with husband Fred Benedicto that included this yellowtail and pargo lisa. They fished near Punta Perico with Tortuga's Capt. Rigo Lucero, left.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Gerardo Hernandez of Tortuga Sportfishing reported windy, cold weather in the 60s at La Paz with few sportfishing anglers present. Tortuga charter pangas fishing in sheltered waters around Ensenada de los Muertos caught species including yellowtail, snappers, and sierra. "The wind wouldn't let us go farther out," Hernandez said. "But we got lots of yellowtail and other fish around Punta Perico at the beginning of the week. Lots of big yellowtail and pargo are at Isla Cerralvo. We're just waiting for good weather without wind. We have plenty of sardina and giant squid bait available."

WINTER BAJA FISHING--Christina and Gilles Jalbert of Canada fished in sheltered waters at La Paz during a windy week for good action on sierra and yellowtail with Tortuga Sportfishing's Capt. Jorge Lucero.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Gerardo Hernandez of Tortuga Sportfishing at La Paz said the early week's windy weather didn't affect his pangas fishing south of the city for a mixed catch of cabrilla, pargo mulato or barred pargo, and pargo lisa or mullet snapper. "Those winds didn't affect the few anglers here," Hernandez said. "We were able to go fishing at El Alamo south of Ensenada de los Muertos, and even at the island."

Good quantities of Humboldt giant squid and sardina were available for bait. Mexican commercial fishermen returned at midweek with a good catch of yellowtail.

WINDY, BUT STILL FISHING--Tito Meza of Los Planes south of La Paz went panga fishing during a windy week with Tortuga Sportfishing for a good mixed catch including this nice yellowtail.