Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition Issue 3614 June 23- July 7 2017 - Page 27

BAJA ROUNDUP VOL.36 • ISS. 14 June 23 - July 7, 2017 Vol. 36 - Iss. 14 Pg. 23 June 23 - July 7, 2017 25 Las Arenas Gives Up Big Fish For La Paz Anglers O ur anglers working out of Las Arenas hooked some big wahoo last week but they lost 4 out of every 5 hooked,” exclaimed Jonathan Roldan of Tailhunter International. “Early in the week, I don’t think we landed a single wahoo and it wasn’t until later in the week when the guys started putting some ‘hoo into the pangas and not losing so many. In their defense, these are fast pow- erful fish with sharp teeth, but it would have been nice to land a few more. We also got some huge roosterfish. The average rooster ran about 60 pounds this week with a number of fish in the 80 pound class.” “Our guys hooked some striped marlin this week too and rounded things out with bonito, triggerfish and some jack crevalle, reef fish and dorado. One of our guys had on a 50-pound tuna lost at color after about a 30 minute battle. This was the best fishing we’ve seen in the area all year and we are hoping to see things continue to improve,” said Roldan. Wahoo have been cooperating with long range anglers working off the coast of Baja. This big fish was caught while trolling on June 1. Photo courtesy of RED ROOSTER III SPORTFISHING, San Diego. W Big yellowtail are on the bite south of the border. This big fish was caught aboard the Excel in early June. Photo courtesy of EXCEL SPORTFISHING, San Diego. e p a c Es Cape t s a E ´ s abo to Los C s pe´ Ca ! East ing h t i W ish st F Hotte from as low as * * $ 555 4-days/3nights. 2 days fishing **Availability and restrictions apply. Call for details. 800-752-3555 Tuna And Marlin Battle Anglers Out Of Cabo e are experiencing nice days and some wind in the afternoons and evening,” reported Captain Jerry Chapman of JC Sport- fishing. “We have had some very nice weather over the past week. I was out last night and we had some pretty strong north winds that were pretty cool, looks as if they were coming off the Pacific. I think in the afternoons if you’re fishing on the Pacific side expect some rough rides as it has been blowing pretty good in the afternoons. Really as far as temperatures it’s been really warm in the day time with mostly sunny days and cooler evenings.” “Some nice striped marlin have been landed in the 175lb to 200lb range and those are some nice size fish. We have had days over this past week where we have landed multiple marlin. The 1150 to about 3 miles off the arch has been really good for marlin and using ballyhoo, live bait and lures were enticing them. The average size of marlin being caught is 90lb to 150lb which is basically the striped marlin average What a day it was for them! size. So, no shortage of fishing action this past week Winds have scattered the tuna schools and cooled the with our boats doing very water down but it’s starting well on all species,” said to warm again and to land Chapman. tuna you just need to go out “Tuna angling was wide and look for them. open for 3 to 4 days last week. Cedar Plugs and King Busters at the 95 Spot were producing lots of nice fish. If you head out about 9 to 17 miles off the Light House and look for birds you might run into some great tuna action. They don’t seem to be running with the porpoise so watch for birds. I had friends go out and Steve Alexander boated this massive 231 lb yellowfin tuna while plying Baja waters from the decks of the catch a Excel on May 25. 200lb tuna. Photo courtesy of EXCEL SPORTFISHING, San Diego.