Cabo has a lot going on this week with the Black and Blue and Bisbee tournaments. Fishing here in La Paz hasn’t changed much. Now the Dorado are back in force and seem to be getting bigger by the week. A few degrees cooler should activate the Wahoo that are hanging around the seamounts. The Spearos can see them, they are just being lazy and definitely not on the chew. We did catch a few tuna out at the bajo, but they were just little guys. Great bait for Marlin but too small to keep for eating.
We still have Dorado and Striped Marlin dominating the fishing action. They are plentiful and really close to home. The average size of the Dorado are starting to get much larger. October normally is the kick off of the Wahoo season. Both Blue and Black Marlin are hanging around the seamounts feeding on the Bonito and dorado that are in the area. For the most part the tuna have been a no show. A couple here and there or I saw them yesterday but they wouldn’t bite.
I really can’t say much more about the dorado. The key is purchase your bait and get after it right away. The first boats on the fishing grounds will limit out in minutes. 15-20 lb class fish is the norm with the occasional 30 lb bonus fish coming over the rail. The wahoo fishing hasn’t developed yet but the water is still a few degrees too warm. My guess by next month we will be in full swing for these speedsters. We are starting to catch some Sierra and roosters inshore. These are normally cool water species, not sure hats going on there. The Sierra are great eating grilled or smoked. Bottom fishing has been good when the currents aren’t raging for Pargo, cabrilla and trigger fish.
IMO, October is the best month for fishing and weather. The humidity starts to drop along with the morning air temperature. October is also the best month for and the largest variety of Pelagic’s.
Every year from October to December is our special season to fish in the Pacific Ocean. Fishing or spearfishing, both inshore and offshore of MagBay is some of the best in the world. The huge variety and numbers of fish make this fishery unique. Onboard our Riviera 43′ you will be able to fish and have all the comfort at the same time. Don’t miss this experience! Ask for available dates.
Starting with the inshore fishing the Cubera, Mulato and Pargo Colorado are plentiful and consistent. If Rooster fish is on your bucket list you’re in luck. Normally they are rare caught in the summer but this year that’s not the case. Along the coastline around the island or on the buoys are chalk full of Dorado, striped Marlin and sails. We found slow trolling Bonito belly strips to be the best bet for all three species. Offshore is a bit of a mystery. All the conditions are perfect. There’s plenty of natural bait, flying fish, Bolitos and Chuhuil breezing everywhere.
Dorado and striped Marlin are the main event. The size of these golden acrobats are ranging from 10-20lbs with the occasional larger bull being landed.
Trolling strips of bonito belly ,sardines or rigged ballyhoos are getting it done. In the same general area the striped Marlin and sailfish are feeding as well. We noticed large schools of flying fish and ballyhoo in the area, so that would be my guess as to why the fish are all hanging together. On the seamounts there is still good bottom fishing, Giant Cubera snapper and Cabrilla mainly on the yo-yo, though the hook up and landing percentage is tough.