Pargo (snapper) are extremely fun to catch. They can grow to upwards of sixty pounds and they inhabit the same reefy structure as Cabrilla. There are many opportunities to get them here. Pargo are fished the same way as Cabrilla, and they take bait, lure and fly in a similar way except they hit harder, run a whole lot stronger and fight all the way to the surface. They will try and escape into the rocks and wait you out if you aren’t on the ball.
Smaller pargo won’t require a thick leader but the big ones will need one to resist abrasion on the rocks. Pargo will hit flies fished deep and riding just above the bottom. We will usually catch them from three to twenty pounds on the fly. Like the Cabrilla, they are opportunistic feeders. Generally the take is hard and well below the surface.
Pargo ara available throughout the year but best from March through July and October through November.