2020 Season Starter Report
The Baja Pirates fleet has been working this
month preparing boats and gear for the spring
season here in La Paz. Part of this preparation
includes fish scouting trips when the wind
settles. Last week Captain Luis and Captain Rico
were out checking on bait and water conditions
and the news is good. They found sardines, green
mackerel and cosineros were in abundance within
a few miles of our dock. Of course they couldn't
resist a little fishing in the channel. They
caught several nice 12 pound Dorados and chased
a Marlin who was so full of bait he just
wouldn't bite. Good signs this early so close to
Pinchelinque and during a full moon phase.
Water temperatures are in the low seventies
which is normal and the water is fairly clean.
Outside air temps are in the mid 50's at night
with pleasant daytime temps in the mid to upper
70's. In the next few weeks we will begin
looking for the yellowtail and big snappers we
are known for.
Whale shark trips here in La Paz have also been
very good so far this year. There are several
big sisters inside the bay and a couple of calfs
with them. These fish are awesome and have
provided quite a show for our whale shark
clients. Everyone who has been out see them has
returned tired as the calfs swim much faster and
require some effort to keep up with. The Gray
whale migration in Lopez Mateo is now in full
swing. The whale numbers are down for the early
season but we are all hoping more will arrive
Reports from Las Arenas are mixed. Early
February provided some excellent fishing for
snappers, sierras and smaller sized yellowtail
although the full moon seems to have slowed the
action this past week.
On a final note there appears to be a new 360
peso "ecology tax" now being collected at the
Los Cabos airport upon departure. Presently this
is being called a voluntary tax and Captain Rico
will check it out next week on his return to the
USA. We will update you on this soon, so until
Tight lines mi Amigos y Amigas
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