La Paz Fishing Report
by Baja Adventure Company
Weather & Bait
First I would like to apologize for missing last weeks report. I was on a long awaited vacation and quite frankly there wasn’t really anything new to report.
Unfortunately this past week the only thing to talk about was Hurricane Kay. This was the first storm that really had any impact on the Baja. Fortunately Kay stayed on a north westerly track while approaching southern Baja bringing rain and only modest winds as she glanced off our southern west shore. Hurricane Kay made landfall north of Mag bay before being down graded to a tropical storm then headed back out to sea. The port captain closed the ports from Tuesday night thru Saturday morning, prohibiting any boats to leave the bay, and rightfully so.
Saturday we had our first clients out fishing, staying close to land as there was still residual swell and wind chop.
The bait has re established itself off the beaches at Tecolote so that’s a good sign. Sometimes it takes days if not weeks to find where they have re established themselves. The water is pretty mixed up. Inshore the water temperature has dropped and become off colored due to all the debris washing out thru the arroyos. Hopefully this won’t last long. The currents should flush this out within a few days as well as water temps should get back to the mid 80’s, normal for this time of year.
As I’m writing there seems to be a lot of bird activity in the bay. My guess is the Dorado have started feeding on the sardines and ballyhoo, a good sign as the Dorado were the main species prior to the storm.
As I’ve reported earlier September is the month when we see the most storm activity. Between Hurricanes and their smaller cousins we call Toritos it’s the most unpredictable month to plan water activities.
We have charters scheduled this week so I will have updated information by next weekend.
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