August has come and gone without a hitch, but decent fishing continues and showing some slight improvements in variety and quantity.
It seems like as soon as I start feeling optimistic about everything we get another dose of thank you very much May I have another!
South winds, cold currents, cloudy water conditions and add a sprinkling of COVID-19 and that’s our season. Ugh!
Then this week we topped it off with hurricane Genevieve, closed ports and even worse water conditions. Cabo got spanked with high winds and some flooding, La Paz not much more then cloudy skies and high humidity.
This week was possibly the best week yet of the season. Even though the water is not in the best shape with continued upwellings making for mixed temperature greenish conditions. The fish just didn’t seem to care.
Bait is widely available. Again with mackerel in the bay and largest sardines I’ve ever seen sold around Tecolote. Gosh where do I start? To begin with you will hear the word limits a lot in this report.
Let’s begin with the COVID policies of the week. The beaches are now closed until further notice as well as the Malecon. The restaurants are still open and and offer both limited inside as well as patio and takeout dining. All retail stores are open and alcohol is a available.
Overall La Paz is doing pretty well with compliance. Everyone is wearing masks and all open businesses have attended safety protocol classes and seem to be adhering to them. Fishing is open with limitations as to how many people are allowed in each boat. Example a 26’-30’ boat is allowed to have 3 anglers and 2 crew, 31’-35’ are allowed 5 anglers and 2 crew. Seems pretty normal.