June 12th! Fishing Report

La Paz Fishing Report / June 12th

Weather & Bait

Calm winds and warm water are the tell-tale signs that summer is here. Actually for this time of year the air temperature has been quite pleasant.
I want to start off by saying if you’re planning a trip down get on the tickets. The airlines have cut back on the cheaper economy fare seats, so they get expensive quickly. Hopefully this won’t last much longer as the airlines are claiming the biggest factor for the price increases are pilot shortages and fuel costs. We do have special rates at the hotels so we can still help you there.
With that out of the way let’s focus on fishing. Normally we consider June the end of our transition season. As the colder water species are long gone and the top water Pelagic’s start their summer migration up the Sea of Cortez.
This year has been different. Although the bite isn’t as consistent as in spring we are still having days of limits or close to limits of Yellowtail, Leopard grouper and multiple species of snapper. Our water temperature is 80 degrees which is super warm for these fish. So it’s a nice bonus. 



Fish Talk


The Dorado action is picking up nicely with 1-3 fish per boat, and not peanuts I’m talking respectable 20-25 pound fish. They don’t seem to be in any particular place. If you can find floating debris or a current line that’s where they will normally be hanging out so stay on the look out for those signs and of course bird activity.
A little further out around EL bajo and El Charro the Stripped Marlin are starting to feed on the large schools of flying fish. Small to medium size lures or chin weighted ballyhoos are getting gobbled up.
There is still the never ending wack a mole tuna bite. We get a report of tuna in different areas but, as soon as we head out there, it’s the big nada. It’s still early. I do know of tuna being caught under the porpoise. This is pretty common for June but unfortunately they are too far out for a day charter.
They should start coming in to the seamounts by mid July, fingers crossed. Last year was not one of our better seasons for Tuna.
The water conditions are starting to clear up with clear blue water just a few miles offshore. This should continue to improve assuming we don’t get an early storm or upwellings of colder water.
We still have a couple of openings left on our Mag Bay Pacific offshore fishing trips. These will fill up soon so if you have any interest in going please contact our office. This is epic Pelagic fishing for all species.
Here’s a shout out to our Amigos from Colorado, Nick congratulations on your up and coming wedding. Hope to see you guys back soon.
Keep the faith


Scott Ohara

Scott Ohara

For Scott, the tug is the drug... He's now retired from business to pursue his passion and fish as much as he possibly can.

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