October Continues !

La Paz Fishing Report / October 18th 2020

Weather & Bait

Larger crowds fewer fish. We are now in the middle of October, normally we are up to our ears In fish and people with the best weather of the year. A couple of weeks ago it felt like Fall was approaching right on time but, now it feels like summer all over again. Hot and humid.
The water temperature has come down a few degrees which is good, it got a little too warm. Yesterday we metered 86 degrees and a little off color. We are almost back to a new moon, for you lunar believers that is good. I’m not so sure. My take is the tide and currents have more to do with the bite and they are a little light which seems to make the fish a little lethargic.
Also the wahoo seem to bite better on the descending side of a full moon.
Sardines are still the main bait, since our waters are still full of small to medium size Dorado that’s an automatic. Fresh Ballyhoos are also available, chin weights on either wire for wahoo or mono for Marlin are kickin ass.

Fish Talk

We had an awesome wahoo bite last week, 4-6 fish per boat which in itself is incredible but better yet these speedsters were averaging 60 lbs.
Unfortunately like all good things this to has come to an end, but I don’t think it’s over, I think as the moon gets brighter and the current picks up we will be right back we’re we were. Two of our captains Cundo and his brother Jose both landed big black marlin his week. One over 300lbs died during the fight and the second looked to be will over 450 lbs before it was landed and released. Both of these fish were caught only 20 minutes outside the bay on ballyhoo and lures. Stripe Marlin are hanging all over the seamounts. Same deal drag a couple of ballyhoos either naked with chin weights or skirt them.
Tuna, well we are having a draw a tuna by memory contest. Nothing so far. The bite has even seemed to vanish all the way down south. Hopefully this is temporary and things will normalize for the fall fishing. We’ve had a couple new disturbances down south but they ended up being a nothing burger. We rarely see much storm activity this late in the year.
Not much has changed for bottom fishing. When the currents are light you can fill up on snapper using sardines,jigging or chunking calamar.
Saturday we had a pod of Orcas come by in the afternoon. Usually they will hang with the boat for awhile giving the guest some incredible photo ops. It’s a great way to end the day.
There has been a new development on travel. Starting December 19th American Airlines starts a direct flight from Dallas to La Paz one day a week and Phoenix to La Paz 3 days a week. Check on line or google it for more details. This is incredibly exciting and very convenient.
We will keep you posted
Please be safe
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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