Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Gerardo Hernandez of Tortuga Sportfishing at La Paz reported good weather conditions in the 90s without wind for his charter pangas fishing around Ensenada de los Muertos and the Las Arenas side shark buoys. Lucky anglers caught some wahoo plus scattered dorado and smaller yellowfin tuna. Sailfish and marlin were seen jumping but were not targeted. "Our anglers tried our entire fishing area, but with little to show for it, except for the wahoo caught south of Isla Cerralvo," Hernandez said.

LA PAZ WAHOO GUYS--Pangas fishing La Paz' Las Arenas side found some good wahoo action last week south of Isla Cerralvo. Showing off their catch after an outing with Tortuga Sportfishing are Ralph Moreno, Dave Lievanos, and Richard Hunter, all of Tustin, Calif.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tortuga Sportfishing

Gerardo Hernandez of Tortuga Sportfishing at La Paz reported improved action during the week following a slow period for boats running out to Isla Cerralvo. La Paz fishing area weather was hot with light scattered rains in some areas.
"Our fishing is better for dorado, small and medium-sized tuna, and quality wahoo," Hernandez said. "We're also catching striped marlin of 80 to 100 pounds, which we are releasing. Our fly fishing clients are hooking up roosterfish. We're catching fish at Isla Cerralvo, Punta Perico, and Las Arenas."

LA PAZ FLY FISHING--Bill Barnes, 85, above, of Neenach, Calif., landed this trophy dorado on the fly during panga action with Tortuga Sportfishing on the Las Arenas side of La Paz. Below, fly angler Michael Coxen of Port Townsend, Wash., with a beautiful roosterfish to go with the dorado and wahoo that he also caught with Tortuga Sportfishing.


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Gerardo Hernandez of Tortuga Sportfishing at La Paz reported hot midsummer weather with some cloudy skies, but with no rain and no local effect from the strong earthquakes recorded in the central Sea of Cortez during the week. "There was no damage and the only sense of it was from the news," Hernandez said. "The fishing at La Paz was very slow on some days, but our captains worked hard and found limits of dorado and tuna for our clients.
"Marlin were hooked and released at Isla Cerralvo, but no wahoo were found. Inshore, some smaller roosterfish were caught.

LAS ARENAS SIDE PANGA--Martin Zucker and son Martin Zucker Jr. with a nice 42-pound dorado caught during a panga trip on La Paz' Las Arenas side with Capt. Rigo Lucero of Tortuga Sportfishing. PHOTO COURTESY OF GERARDO HERNANDEZ.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Gerardo Hernandez of Tortuga Sportfishing at La Paz reported cloudy skies and some wind, but no rain for charter pangas fishing on the Las Arenas side south of the city. "Some pangas had difficulty reaching the fishing areas, and we also had problems in throwing the cast nets for bait," Hernandez said.

Tortuga Sportfishing pangas did continue to catch dorado of 25 to 30 pounds at the north end of Isla Cerralvo and at Las Cruces. "The wind is less today in our fishing areas," Hernandez said, "and we're hoping to get some bigger dorado now."

Some marlin were seen by Tortuga Sportfishing pangas, but anglers did not target them.

La Paz fishing area air temperatures were at 98 degrees.

LAS ARENAS PANGA FISHING--Donovan Rittenback and Tom Chapman of San Ramon, Calif., with some nice dorado caught south of La Paz during panga action with Tortuga Sportfishing's Capt. Rigo Lucero.