Yellowtail is Back

La Paz Fishing Report / January 17th 2021

Weather & Bait

Now with the holidays firmly a stern it’s time to get down to business. We are still finishing our annual maintenance on our fleet to ensure you have the best quality boats and gear on the Baja; The whale shark adventures are in full swing. This is an incredible treat and an experience you need to check out. You can swim within feet of these gentle giants and watch them feed and swim about.
The water temperature is mid 70’s and visibility is pretty normal for this time of year. The North winds have not been disappointing, that is if you like to kite surf or riding hollow waves in the pacific side. Winter is definitely here, but we’re making the most of it.

The normal winter pattern is 4-3 or 5-2 days of wind to no wind. This will normally start to change by the first week in March making for easier days on the water. Bait has settled in nicely, with Mack’s and Cabs all over there usual spots.

Fish Talk

The fishing pressure has been light so there’s not much to write about at this time. We did pick up a few Yellowtail on the high spots which is our next predominant season. The Dorado which I guess have made La Paz their permanent home are scattered throughout the bay. Most of these fish are small 5-10 pounds but, there are a few 12-20 pounders mixed in. Slow trolling sardines or small light colored plastics will get bit.
Up and down the coast and out by the channel markers you can troll just about any small lure in your box and fill your bags with quality Sierra. We have reports of solid schools of home guard yellowtail up north which is normal, but we’ve been fortunate enough to land a couple of them to get the year started off right.
These fish will start migrating south looking for spots to feed and spawn. Once they get here they will normally stay with us through May, which brings us into AmberJack season. So if you’re looking for great action and full coolers, Spring is probably the best season. With yellowtail, Snapper, Grouper and AmberJacks all which are great eating and plentiful.
 We will keep you updated as the season develops.
As you may be aware we now have direct flights to La Paz from both Dallas and Phoenix.
Check with your airlines for any new COVID restrictions as they change month to month.
Hope to see you 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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