Dorado Blitz Baits Off La Paz
“We had a great bite going all week on dorado but then had to contend with the sudden approach of “Manual” that started as a little blip on the weather radar that became a “Tropical Depression” then reached hurricane status in a very short time,” related Jonathan Roldan of Tailhunter International.
“It didn’t look good. It was on a collision course with Southern Baja and was surely going to slam into La Paz. Captains were pulling boats out of the water. Others from outside came running into the bay to seek shelter. Folks were in the markets buying water and flashlight batteries and bottles of tequila and cases of beer!”
“It looked like we were going to have to cancel fishing the rest of the week and I was preparing to contact anglers coming down on their vacations to try to postpone their trips. Then suddenly, the strangest thing happened. The storm veered 90 degrees east…like it turned a corner. All we got was about an hour of hard rain in the evening and some strong winds for a day. That was it…saved,” exclaimed Roldan.
“We ended up keeping right on fishing! It was a little bumpy leading in and leading out of the storm, but the fish didn’t stop biting. Dorado madness, especially after the storm moved off. In fact, I had not seen that kind of frenzy all season. We had some of our pangas run into entire hungry schools of 10-15 pounders where each boat caught and released 15-25 dorado each!”
“It wasn’t like that for everyone, but there were surely large chunks of mahi schools out there and most boats got limits or near limits or, lost a lot of fish and “should have” had limits. I saw some thumbs with blisters on them. As well, there were some larger fish ranging around as well with 25-35 pounders in the mix,” said Roldan.Back To Reports