Head to La Paz for a sizzling cabrilla bite with surprises.
Capt. Dave Lear
Updated: May 13, 2013
Mixed Bag: Leopard grouper are just one of the species that follow spawning ballyhoo.
Natural Fishbowl: The Sea of Cortez, between the Baja Peninsula and mainland Mexico, is home to an incredible variety of species, whether it’s snapper and grouper inshore, roosterfish on the rocks, or billfish and tuna in the blue water.
Tough Battle: Showering bait was the tip-off to marauding roosterfish. This one ate a ballyhoo cast into the melee.
Diane Rome Peebles
Morning Bite: A live sardine rigged to swim to the bottom lured this yellow snapper off the rocks.
While the inshore fishing on the spawning ballyhoo is primarily a live-bait fishery, there’s plenty of opportunity for casting lures when the predators are blitzing the ballyhoo schools.
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