It’s almost Christmas! Fishing Report

La Paz Fishing Report / December 12th 2021

Weather & Bait

Looks like we’re finally settling in for winter in Baja.
The day time highs are in the high 70’s with cool nights perfect for sleeping.
The water temperature is cooling off bringing some off colored water from the pacific upwellings. Ocean temps are ranging 73-76 degrees with predominantly North winds starting their winter pattern.
Nothing has changed on the bait front. Sardines are still available off the beach at Tecolote and Mackerel/ Caballito can be easily made around Mogote.

Fish Talk

With only two weeks to Christmas Tuna and Wahoo are what’s happening.
The Wahoo are logs this year avg 50-60 lbs. Fast trolling dark colored lures like Marauders or Rapalas or slow trolling caballito with a wire trap hook setup is doling the trick. My advice if Wahoo are your targeted species you need to put in the time. Fishing half the day on the same track is not unusual. The fish are there but they’re not always on the chew, so be patient.
The Tuna are the real gift. As I said last week 1-2 fish per day seems to be what the tuna gods are willing to give up, but these fish are huge. We had a group this week out at La Reina hook up and land a 220 pounder on the chunk. Fortunately for this angler the fish got tail wrapped which cut a couple of hours off his battle. Calamar or dead sardines are the bait of choice on 50-80 lb floracarbon with a 4º circle hook.
We did not have a good tuna season this year so this is a real treat.
As the water continues to cool the Pargo and Cabrilla action is picking up off the rocky points and seamounts.
Inshore fishing has been steady with Sierra, assorted jacks and the Late season Dorado, which May be here all year the way things are looking.

Updates of Magbay

This will be the last report for the year. So please be safe enjoy the holidays and be kind to each other.
It was a pleasure sharing our fishing experiences with you throughout the year and looking forward to next year. Don’t forget our Yellowtail season usually starts mid February thru May. Make your reservations early as we normally sell out during spring.
Happy holidays
Keep the faith

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