Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Gerardo Hernandez of Tortuga Sportfishing reported sunny skies and pleasant air temperatures in the 80s, but some wind for his charter pangas fishing on La Paz' Las Arenas side.
Fishing at the north end of Isla Cerralvo continued to produce yellowtail, and the south end of the island had larger cabrilla.
Pangas working the Baja coast near Punta Perico and Las Arenas caught good numbers of sierra. Punta Perico produced good-sized pargo lisa and dog snapper.Fewer dorado were seen at the buoys.

ISLAND AMBERJACK--Capt. Martin Lucero of Tortuga Sportfishing at La Paz with an amberjack caught at Isla Cerralvo, as Las Arenas side pangas fished mostly along the Baja shore, but snuck out to the island during breaks in the March wind.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Gerardo Hernandez of Tortuga Sportfishing reported steady weather in the low-80s for his pangas fishing the Las Arenas side of La Paz, with consistent action at both ends of Isla Cerralvo for good counts on yellowtail.
Punta Perico on the Baja coast near Ensenada de los Muertos produced good numbers on pargo lisa, dog snapper, sierra, cabrilla, and also good numbers of dorado at the buoys. "That's the fish that the anglers want, and dorado season is beginning," Hernandez said.
Tortuga Sportfishing pangas fished with live sardina baits, available throughout the area.

LA PAZ TROPHY YELLOWTAIL--Mario Martinez hoists a real nice yellowtail caught at La Paz along with a mixed bag of other species during panga fishing on the Las Arenas side with Capt. Rigo Lucero of Tortuga Sportfishing.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Gerardo Hernandez of Tortuga Sportfishing at La Paz reported some cloudy skies early in the week, but clear and windless weather in the 80s by midweek. "The sea is very calm," Hernandez said. "But it's also calm for tourists. Very few are arriving in La Paz, although the fishing has been very good for large pargo lisa, large dog snapper, and yellowtail to 40 pounds around Punta Sur of Isla Cerralvo."
Along the Baja shore at Punta Perico, Tortuga Sportfishing pangas caught yellowtail and pargo lisa, plus good numbers of sierra."Live bait is available close to our fishing areas, both at Isla Cerralvo and at Punta Arena, and this helps our daily fishing," Hernandez said.

WINTER LA PAZ YELLOWTAIL--Saul Nunez of La Paz fished out of Ensenada de Los Muertos on the Las Arenas side aboard a Tortuga Sportfishing panga for a nice catch of quality yellowtail with Tortuga's Capt. Rigo Lucero.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Gerardo Hernandez of Tortuga Sportfishing at La Paz reported excellent weather and sea conditions for his pangas fishing on the Las Arenas side and catches of larger mullet snapper or pargo lisa and yellowtail between 30 and 40 pounds at Punta Perico on the Baja coast and also out at the south end of Isla Cerralvo.
"We had very calm seas and the fishing got better this week," Hernandez said. "Out at the buoys off Punta Perico we even got dorado to 25 pounds. At Las Arenas, we caught sierra. We have good weather and fishing at La Paz, and we hope for the anglers to visit us now."

SUPER NICE WINTER CONDITIONS--Tortuga Sportfishing pangas fishing around Punta Perico on La Paz' south side were treated to some fantastically warm and calm mid-winter sea conditions last week as clients caught larger yellowtail and pargo to 40 pounds, plus some surprise dorado.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Gerardo Hernandez of Tortuga Sportfishing at La Paz reported warm weather to 84 degrees and days with no wind along the Baja coast on the Las Arenas side south of the city and also offshore at Isla Cerralvo.
At the north end of the island, Tortuga Sportfishing pangas found yellowtail to 40 pounds mixed with yellowfin tuna of 20 to 25 pounds.
In fishing at Punta Perico on the Baja coast, pangas scored a mix of sierra mackerel and mullet snapper, or pargo lisa in Spanish.
"We have a variety of fishing opportunities for fishermen planning to come to La Paz now," Hernandez said.

FISHING CLOSE TO HOME--Capt. Nufo Green of Tortuga Sportfishing at La Paz with a cabrilla and small yellowtail caught at Punta Perico, close to the panga launch spot at Ensenada de los Muertos south of the city.