Welcoming May With More Tuna

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La Paz Fishing Report / May 2nd 2021


Weather 

In my experience May usually gives us better weather then fishing, this year will see. The mornings are cool and when your doing 30 knots in a boat it’s cold. The afternoons are incredible. Mid to high 80’s with an occasional splash of 90’s thrown in.
 
The wind is settling in with more southwest, coromuel’s then northerly but, when they come from the north they are still quite strong. This and upwellings that are being driven from the Pacific are not allowing the water conditions to stabilize as quickly as we would hope.
 

Fish Talk

May is the month when the yellowtail normally say adios and their larger cousin Sr. AmberJack or Almaco Jacks move in. This is occurring now right on schedule. Fishing these brutes is very similar to the yellowtail but can be a lot larger. On the higher seamounts, there are plenty of Pargo and real nice size Cabrilla to be had.
 
The water is full of Sargasso grass. We’ve been picking away at the paddies as we find them but so far nobody’s home. As the water warms up a few degrees the Dorado should migrate up and make these paddies their favorite feeding grounds.
 
The tuna are starting to show. They’re not plentiful, and they don’t stick around long but if you put in the time they are showing up in the same spots. Chunking calamar and bonito seems to be ticket. The fish are nice quality, avg 60lb with a couple tipping the scales at 100lbs. Hopefully, this will continue. Historically if we have a strong tuna season we have a strong Pelagic season, all species. We have boats targeting tuna Wednesday so, we’ll see.
 

Our new Riviera is off and running. We still have a few things to do to her mostly aesthetic but, she’s become so popular we’re having a hard time keeping her in the marina. Check it out.

 
In summary the season seems to be developing nicely.
 
Until next week
Keep the faith
Scotto
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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