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Carl Lange has visited us many times over the years, but never got his marlin…until this week! Braving winds and waves and even getting a bit wet, he got this guy on a frozen mackerel. A quick photo with Captain Pancho and the fish was released. We don’t usually see Marlin until May or so! Great smile, Carl!

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An unusual and large catch for amigo, Ken Gragg. A chilecano that looks like a giant sardine! These fish usually school up and don’t usually hit a hook and line. Punta Perrico is just behind Ken.

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Nicely done…as always! Donna Thompson fishing with Captain Hugo rarely misses. She’s got a nice pair of sierra that make great ceviche! Interestingly, both warm and cold water species are in our area right now even tho’ it’s WINTER!

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We are smack in the middle of the migration of the gray whales and our whalewatching trips to Magdalena Bay. Ask us about our daily trips! This is a great family opportunity to get up close with these gentle giants!

We are smack in the middle of the migration of the gray whales and our whalewatching trips to Magdalena Bay. Ask us about our daily trips! This is a great family opportunity to get up close with these gentle giants!

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Here we are ready to go in Portland! The Pacific Northwest Sportsman’s Show kicks off Wednesday to Sunday at the Portland Expo Center in Oregon. It’s a great show. Come visit us in our booth.

TERRIBLE WINDY WEEK BUT THIS WEEK SHAPING UP BETTER

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Feb. 1-8, 2016

Tough week to fish.  It’s been like this all winter.  Just too windy to get out with double digit winds every single day this week.  All from the north.  Fortunately, being winter, there’s not many folks asking to go fish or even many fishermen around.   We have one day early in the week where the forecast said it would be single digit winds and had some clients who only had one day to fish.  We tried to send them out, but the winds were so strong, they never even got off the beach and we had to drive them back to La Paz from Muertos Bay.

The formula is basically this.  If there’s storms north of Mexico, there will probably be windy days south of the border.  Simple!  With El Nino, there have been a big procession of storms in the U.S. which is much needed.  I get that.  This is all part of a natural cycle that’s been going on for eons so there’s not much to be done about it.  It is what it is.

This coming week looks much more promising according to the forecasts so hopefully, the winds will lay down.  When the winds lay down, the last few weeks we’ve gotten yellowtail, wahoo, sailfish, marlin, pargo, cabrilla and sierra.

PORTLAND PACIFIC NORTHWEST SPORTSMANS SHOW

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We’ll be taking the 2016 Tailhunter Road Tour to Portland this week.   We had a great time in the Seattle area last week for the Washington show with lots of folks reserving fishing trips for this year.  The Portland show starts Wednesday and goes through Sunday.  This is one of the largest shows on the West Coast.  It’s a great family event with everything for fishing, hunting, camping, boating, RV’s and more!

Here’s more details and how to get discounted tickets:  http:/http://www.thesportshows.com/shows/pacific-northwest/show-information/

We’ll look forward to seeing you at the booth!

That’s our story!

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Jonathan Roldan’s

Tailhunter International

Website: 

www.tailhunter-international.com

Mexico Office: Tailhunter International, 755 Paseo Obregon, La Paz, Baja Sur, Mexico

U.S. Mailing Address:  Tailhunter International, 8030 La Mesa Blvd. #178, La Mesa CA  91942

Phones:

from USA : 626-638-3383

from Mexico: 044-612-14-17863

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Tailhunter Weekly Fishing Report:  http://fishreport.jonathanroldan.com/

Tailhunter YouTube Videoshttp://www.youtube.com/user/pangapirate

“When your life finally flashes before your eyes, you will have only moments to regret all the things in life you never had the courage to try.”

First yellowtail of the season for our amiga, Donna Thompson who was out with Captain Hugo on their boat from La Ventana

First yellowtail of the season for our amiga, Donna Thompson who was out with Captain Hugo on their boat from La Ventana

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This wahoo might not look as large as it really is, but make no mistake this is a nice fish because Paddy Christopuli is 6’6″ tall! The fish was caught off the south end of Cerralvo Island.

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She’s an ace at catching big cabrilla too! Donna Thormpson shows off another bit of her “A” game!

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We have our grey whale watching tours going full on, right now! The whales have returned to Baja Sur and we’ve got great day trips to get up-close to these magnificent gentle animals who spend the winter months in the calm waters of Bahia Magdalena.  Ask us about trips!

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JIlly is ready to go! Had a great show in Washington and now we’re taking the Tailhunter booth to Portland Oregon for the Northwest Sportsmans Show.

THERE’S FISH TO BE CAUGHT!

La Paz – Las Arenas Fishing Report for Week of January. 24-31, 2016

True to form as has been since late October, the formula for fishing has been pretty simple.  Find a window of opportunity when the wind isn’t blowing and there’s a good chance that you’re going to find fish.   In fact, chances are the fishing will be pretty darned good…and likely unusual.

We had some winds this week.  But early in the week and late in the week the weather gods smiled and the wind speeds dropped to single digits and the waters went flat.  There’s not that many folks out because this is off-season, but for those that were out fishing, the “catching” was alot better than the typical winter fare of inshore species like pargo, cabrilla and jack crevalle.

There’s been quite a mix of fish because in addition to the “cold water” inshore fish like the jacks, sea bass and snapper, there’s also sierra, but more importantly, blue water species like sailfish, yellowtail and wahoo.  That’s pretty incredible because the sailfish and wahoo are normally warmer water fish.  More surprising because the fish are not far off or in deep water.  Areas such as Punta Perrico…right off the rocks just outside of Bahia de los Muertos and the south end of Cerralvo Island are  both holding some big fish.  The yellowtail are running 20-30 pounds.  The wahoo are also in that range of 30 -pound class fish.

This week Carnival starts for 6 days starting Thursday!  La Paz is going to be in full party-mode!

 THANK YOU WASHINGTON – NOW ONTO PORTLAND!

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Our friends, the Conklins, who have fished with us many many times in La Paz, were just some of so many amigos who visited us in Washington.

A big Tailhunter “GRACIAS” to everyone who came to visit us at our booth in Puyallup, Washington at the Washington State Fairgrounds near Seattle!  We had an incredible 5-day run and booked lots of amigos to come fish with us this year in La Paz.   We’ll see all of you soon!  Thanks to everyone for the fantastic Washington hospitality!

We now move onto show #5!  We’ve visited Billings, Montana…Denver, Colorado…Sacramento, California and now Puyallup, Washington.   It’s been a great “road tour!”

So, here we come, Portland, Oregon!  One of our favorite cities and we’ll be at the Portland Expo Center on the Columbia River from Feb. 10-14th for the Northwest Sportsmans’ Show.  Hope to see you there!

LA PAZ CARNIVALE!

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If you’re on town this week, the 2016 La Paz Carnival starts up and it’s one of the biggest parties of the year and one of the largest Carnivals in Mexico!  Similar to Mardi Gras, it kicks off Thursday and goes to the following Tuesday with all kinds of parades that pass right by our Tailhunter Restaurant plus all kinds of food, music, rides and other festivities!

That’s our story!

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Jonathan Roldan’s

Tailhunter International

Website: 

www.tailhunter-international.com

Mexico Office: Tailhunter International, 755 Paseo Obregon, La Paz, Baja Sur, Mexico

U.S. Mailing Address:  Tailhunter International, 8030 La Mesa Blvd. #178, La Mesa CA  91942

Phones:

from USA : 626-638-3383

from Mexico: 044-612-14-17863

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Tailhunter Weekly Fishing Report:  http://fishreport.jonathanroldan.com/

Tailhunter YouTube Videoshttp://www.youtube.com/user/pangapirate

“When your life finally flashes before your eyes, you will have only moments to regret all the things in life you never had the courage to try.”

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Thanks to Gary Wagner, owner of the famous Giggling Marlin Restaurant in Cabo, who provided me with the pictures this week. Gary has a great place there in Bahia de los Muertos so he was on top of whatever fishing was happening. Here’s Gary with a big sierra. Makes great ceviche!

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Another great eating fish is the pompano! One of the best sashime meats when sliced thin, but cooks up great too! Gary’s catch is another of the unusual fish we’ve been catching the last few weeks. Normally, we don’t see pompano until the spring!

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One of the marlin hook-ups that got away. Great shot!

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Whale watching season is here and the gray whales are filling up out there at Lopez Mateos in Bahia Magdalena. Amy Kasper gives us a big smile as two of the gentle animals come to check out the panga. The whales are gonna be around until about early March and we’re booking trips right now to spend some time out there at Bahia Magdalena. It’s a great once-in-a-lifetime adventure in the calm waters of the bay!

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Thanks, Sacramento! We had a great show at the ISE which took place at the California State Fairgrounds from Thursday to Sunday. Thanks to everyone who visited me, Jill and Catlyn at the booth and signed up also to come visit us in La Paz. We’re on our way now to the Seattle area at the Puyallup State Fairgrounds. We’ll be there from Wednesday to Sunday! Come visit us and check out all the great fishing, hunting and outdoor activities and displays!

 

WINDS BACK LAST WEEK AND FISH TAKE THE WEEK OFF TOO

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Jan. 17-24, 2016

Not really much to tell you this report.  Last week for about the first time in 2 months the winds laid down over a series of days.  The bait came up.  The fish charged in. We had wahoo, yellowtail, sailfish and marlin ripping it off just a few hundred yards off the beach.

Then, Sunday came up and the winds came back and for the most part, fishing got stinky again.  On the upside, not many fishermen this time of year, anyway.   Some sierra, cabrilla, bonito and jack crevalle caught.  More typical of this time of year.  Two marlin hooked and lost.  It’s crazy to even see marlin in the middle of winter!

This week is looking better.  Tuesday and Wednesday will probably be too rough to fish, but the other days, the winds are moderate.  Not great…but fishable.  Air temps are really nice.  High 70’s to high 50’s.  Sun is out.  Nice time to be in town!

THANK YOU SACRAMENTO – WASHINGTON HERE WE COME!

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Bennett and Alicia Clegg came by the booth to set up their trip with their famlies to come fish in La Paz with us again and Alicia found out she’s our 2016 cover gal with the big rooster she caught last year! Congratulations!

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Here’s trouble! Talk about Talhunter Tribal Members…a big toast to these amigos who have all been to La Paz many times with us and all set up new trips for 2016. You guys are the best!

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You probably won’t find funner or more enthusiastic amigos than Darryl and Kathy Pietak who are coming back to see us in La Paz this summer! Darryle always sports one of our Tailhunter shirts!

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BFF’s! Catlyn joins Jilly and our bestest amiga, Carrie Wilson from the Department of Fish and Wildlife. These two / three can be a fun handful in our booth.

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“We just stopped for a quick tequila…” That’s how it starts…in our booth at Sacramento! They visit us every year! Cheers, boys!

Whew!  What a week and boy did we have fun at the International Sportsmans Expo at the California State Fairgrounds this past week!  The show as off-the-hook, super!  Jill and I were hoarse at the end of each of the 4 days as our aisles were packed and our booth was just a buzz of amigos and clients!  It was surely a party and thank you to all of you who came to visit and say hi.  Great to see so many of you  and thanks for the hospitality, especially all of you Tailhunter Tribal members who added to our caloric intake with goodies like candies, cookies, teriyaki chicken, sushi, Chinese pork buns, bottles of wine and tequila…you all rock!

Also thanks to all of you who booked trips to come see us in 2016.  We’re looking forward to your visit and I’ll start growing the fish bigger for you!

We’re on our way now north.  We’re actually in the van and Jill is driving so I can type! We’ve got 1 1/2 days to get to the Seattle area to set up for the Northwest Sportsmans Show at the Puyallup, Washington Fairgrounds.  This is another massive show and will go FIVE days from Wednesday to Sunday.  Come by and say hi….check out our new brochure and Tailhunter T-shirts.  Let’s talk about fishing in La Paz with Tailhunter this year!  Hope to see you!

CELEBRITY ALERT at our TAILHUNTER RESTAURANT

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Yes, it’s him!  Mr. Charlie Sheen (“Two And A Half Men”)  stopped by last week and had Benny cook him up some of our famous teriyaki tacos.  Charlie told Benny, they were the “best ever!”  Muchas gracias!   Never know who will walk in!

That’s our story!

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Jonathan Roldan’s

Tailhunter International

Website: 

http://www.tailhunter-international.com

Mexico Office: Tailhunter International, 755 Paseo Obregon, La Paz, Baja Sur, Mexico

U.S. Mailing Address:  Tailhunter International, 8030 La Mesa Blvd. #178, La Mesa CA  91942

Phones:

from USA : 626-638-3383

from Mexico: 044-612-14-17863

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Tailhunter Weekly Fishing Report:  http://fishreport.jonathanroldan.com/

Tailhunter YouTube Videoshttp://www.youtube.com/user/pangapirate

“When your life finally flashes before your eyes, you will have only moments to regret all the things in life you never had the courage to try.”

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Joe Corbin from Ohio stuck this bad boy wahoo and got even more on the boat before noon.

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Sysco is 7-years-old. He got his first marlin and gets a hand from Captain Pancho. Check out that flat blue ocean at Bahia de los Muertos

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Like I said, it was a crazy week. A rare -caught Baja Golden Grouper by Gary Wagner, who owns the famous Giggling Marlin Restaurant in Cabo but was fishing out’ve his place at Muertos Bay.

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Healthy PHAT yellowtail were also biting this week. Roger Thompson got this on on the troll.  Hamachi for the barbecue!

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Most of the marlin and sailfish hooked this week either got off or were released. This one was an attempted , but regretfully, unsuccessful release. The meat was not related.

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One of our super-star anglers Roger Thompson with another big wahoo and another super photo!

 

WHOAAA!  WHAT’S GOING ON HERE? 

Ls Paz / Las Arenas-Muertos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Jan. 10-17, 2016

What’s going on?  For the last 3 months the fishing has been so spotty because of strong winds every week that it’s been hard to get out to fish.  Fishing has basically been a non-factor in anyone’s vacations!

But then this week…Whoaa!  I even had trouble getting photos for the fishing reports but many thanks to amigos Gary Wagner and Roger Thompson for getting out on the water!

It’s all about the wind, like I’ve been saying.

The winds chilled out and calmed down.  And the fish didn’t just bite.  They blew up!  And not the kind of fish we normally catch!  This is WINTER!  We’re supposed to be catching inshore rock fish like pargo, cabrilla, snapper and other species like bonito and jack crevalle.

What happened this week can only be chalked up to the unpredictable El Nino conditions . We had marlin…sailfish…yellowtail…rooster fish and a great bite on wahoo too!

The fish were literally not far out’ve Bahia de los Muertos and close to shore.   As one angler said, “I’ve never seen so much bait in the bay this time of year!”  Another of our anglers said he was trolling some Rapalas and they got 7 wahoo before 11 a.m. that morning and added yellowtail to the box as well.   There’s apparently a ton of mackerel and ladyfish in the bay too so that is a great sign!

I have no idea how much of an anomaly this is or how long it will last, but it’s pretty exciting stuff!  But a quick update…the winds started blowing again on Sunday.  And no fish.

TAILHUNTER TAKES THE SHOW TO THE SACRAMENTO INTERNATIONAL SPORTSMAN’S EXPO

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We sure have alot of fun in our booth. Jill and I are joined for some levity by our good Colorado friends, Dr. Art Flippin and his wife Debbie Devine. They have visited us in La Paz many times over the years!

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Good as it gets and staring ’em early. Young Cortez Sanchez sporting one of our Tailhunter T-shirts down the aisle at the Denver ISE show. Cortez and his family have been long-time friends and “tribal members” of Tailhunter Sportfishing

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They visited us last year for the first time and had such a good time, they came back to visit us at the ISE show in Denver and book another trip for this year. Bill and Janice Fowler and brother Ed Thielke who show off one of our shirts he got last year and had Jill and I autograph!

 It’s a wrap!  Just finished an incredible week at the Denver ISE show at the downtown Convention Center.   That’s two shows in the book.  First show at Billings, Montana and now Denver.  It was a grand time.  Thanks to so many of our amigos who came to see us and to all our new amigos that we met and even bigger thank you to all of you who came by and booked trips to come fish with us in La Paz this year!

And now, onto Sacramento for the International Sportsmens Expo at the California State Faigrounds.

The show is Thursday to Sunday and we’ll be in our booth every day!  Here’s more details:  http:/http://www.sportsexpos.com/attend/sacramento/

Come see us.  Pick up a copy of our 24-page brochure and our DVD and check out the new-design Tailhunter T-shirts.  And of course, come talk to us about fishing in 2016 in La Paz!  Hope to see you!

That’s our story!

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Jonathan and Jilly

Jonathan Roldan’s

Tailhunter International

Website: 

www.tailhunter-international.com

Mexico Office: Tailhunter International, 755 Paseo Obregon, La Paz, Baja Sur, Mexico

U.S. Mailing Address:  Tailhunter International, 8030 La Mesa Blvd. #178, La Mesa CA  91942

Phones:

from USA : 626-638-3383

from Mexico: 044-612-14-17863

.

Tailhunter Weekly Fishing Report:  http://fishreport.jonathanroldan.com/

Tailhunter YouTube Videoshttp://www.youtube.com/user/pangapirate

“When your life finally flashes before your eyes, you will have only moments to regret all the things in life you never had the courage to try.”

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Captain Gerardo’s clients didn’t want their photo taken with their striped marlin, but they did want a photo of their fish so he shouldered the task. Not the close proximity to the Las Arenas in the background.

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Israel and Manuel just figured to go out and catch some nice inshore fish for dinner. They ended up with a surprise sailfish and this marlin. The sail was released but could not release the marlin.

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Those of you who know our famous Captain Pancho, he took his son, Francisco, Jr. (Panchito) out fishing this week. The 11-year-old got himself a marlin this week as well!

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Just a big “MUCHAS GRACIAS!” to all our new and old Montana amigos who stopped by our booth to visit, say hi and set up their La Paz fishing trips. Thanks for treating us so well! We’ll be back!

BILLFISH IN JANUARY?

La Paz – Las Arenas/Muertos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Jan. 3-10, 2016

We finally had a pretty OK week as far as wind is concerned although it was still a bit blustery.    As storms slammed into California and other parts of the West and other areas of the U.S. there’s usually an affect down in Baja and this week was no different.  But, there were actually some “windows of opportunity” to get some fishing in.   The only issue…there’s not many fishermen in town.   Snow birds…yes.  Windsurfers…yes.  Yacht and sailors…yes.   Fishermen…not so much.

But, it’s off-season.  So, fishermen aren’t much expected anyway.

But, we did have some folks and I guess we just add-it-up-to-El-Nino…craziness. But, it’s the dead of winter and we caught BILLFISH!   We’re not supposed to be catching billfish right now.  Billfish time is when the water is warm and the weather is hot (relatively speaking).   We’re supposed to catching “cold water fish” like sierra and pargo and cabrilla (sea bass).

Anyway, so we go out…and just outside of Muertos Bay…striped marlin and sailfish are hanging out!  We’re pretty much talking a few hundred yards out.  How long will they stay?  What are they doing there?  I have no idea.  Just a fluke or not, no way to know.  But fun fishing.  No one complaining!

Winds blowing double digits early this coming week but later in the week, there’ll be some opportunities to get back on the water.

THANKS BILLINGS, MONTANA!  NOW HEADED TO DENVER!

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Tailhunter is on it’s 2016 road tour right now.  We just finished their first show of the year at the Great Western Rockies Sport Show in Billing, Montana and had a super time and got to meet lots of new amigos.  It was crazy cold down to subzero -12 degrees below zero one night.  But, we sure had an incredible time and enjoyed the heck out’ve the show, but moreso all the great Montana folks.  Thanks for the wonderful hospitality and we’ll see a bunch of you this year in La Paz to fish with us!

 This week we head to the largest show in the area.  We’ll be in Denver, Colorado at the Convention Center for the International Sportman’s Show.  It runs Thursday to Sunday this week and will be a great time for the whole family with almost 700 vendors of camping, fishing, hunting, boating and other outdoor sports.  Come see us and let’s talk about fishing in La Paz this year!

Here’s a link with all the details and how to purchase tickets online:  Denver International Sportsmans Show Details

Hope to see you this week in Denver!

 That’s our story!

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Jonathan and Jilly

Jonathan Roldan’s

Tailhunter International

Website: 

www.tailhunter-international.com

Mexico Office: Tailhunter International, 755 Paseo Obregon, La Paz, Baja Sur, Mexico

U.S. Mailing Address:  Tailhunter International, 8030 La Mesa Blvd. #178, La Mesa CA  91942

Phones:

from USA : 626-638-3383

from Mexico: 044-612-14-17863

.

Tailhunter Weekly Fishing Report:  http://fishreport.jonathanroldan.com/

Tailhunter YouTube Videoshttp://www.youtube.com/user/pangapirate

“When your life finally flashes before your eyes, you will have only moments to regret all the things in life you never had the courage to try.”

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Some days look like this out there. We had a few this week. Others, are so windy and blown out that only the windsurfers and kiteboarders are enjoying it.

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Jonathan and Jilly will be in their booth this week in Billings, Montana at the Great Rockies Sport Show Jan. 8-10. Come see us! It’s at the Billings, Fairgrounds!

NOT MANY FISHERMEN AROUND & STILL WINDY

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Dec. 27, 2015 to Jan. 3, 2016

Happy New Year Everyone!  Hope the year is off to a good start and that you all had fantastic holiday seasons.

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Not much to tell.  Out of 7 days, we had 3 days that were fishable because of the strong winds on the other days.  That’s a better week than most of the weeks we’ve had the last 2 months where some weeks the wind was too strong on any days to get the pangas out.

I guess the other side is that there aren’t man fishermen either since it’s off-season.  For a good reason.  It’s the windy winter season which is why the area is filled up with more windsurfers and kite boarders than anything else.

For fishing, there’s some fish out there sporadically.  But, hard to get a decent read on it when there’s few fishermen and we’re not out everyday.  However, there’s some rooster fish around.  We did get a bite on what musta been a big wahoo as it tore right through 100-pound test.  There’s still some marlin around and inshore, pargo, cabrilla and some bonito.  But bait is hard to get and I’m surprised there’s not more sierra around this time of year.  Everything is screwy with El Nino.

This coming week seem like one of the calmest weeks in a long time so hopefully a better report next week!

SHOW SEASON AND TAILHUNTERS WILL BE IN BILLINGS, MONTANA THIS WEEK

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Our 21st Year for Tailhunter and back on the road with our first show of the season coming this week in Billings, Montana at the Great Rockies Sport Show.

Tailhunter is kicking off it’s 2016 Road Tour with it’s first show of the year in Billings, Montana.  It’s the 31st Annual Great Rockies Sport Show at the Billings Fairgrounds from Jan. 8-10.  C’mon by and say hello and let’s talk about coming fishing with us this year in La Paz!   We’ll have new 24-page brochures, flyers and our DVD’s but also our new 2016 edition Tailhunter T-shirts!

Here’s the link for all the details about the show including discount tickets.  Bring the family!  Plenty to see and do!

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We’ll see you there!

That’s our story!

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Jonathan and Jilly

Jonathan Roldan’s

Tailhunter International

Website: 

www.tailhunter-international.com

Mexico Office: Tailhunter International, 755 Paseo Obregon, La Paz, Baja Sur, Mexico

U.S. Mailing Address:  Tailhunter International, 8030 La Mesa Blvd. #178, La Mesa CA  91942

Phones:

from USA : 626-638-3383

from Mexico: 044-612-14-17863

.

Tailhunter Weekly Fishing Report:  http://fishreport.jonathanroldan.com/

Tailhunter YouTube Videoshttp://www.youtube.com/user/pangapirate

“When your life finally flashes before your eyes, you will have only moments to regret all the things in life you never had the courage to try.”

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That’s about what a mix of fish looks like right now. A little of this and that…some snapper…pargo…cabrilla…maybe some dorado! All good eats. It all depends on windows of opportunities between the winds.

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Another “juvenile” whaleshark like the kind in La Paz Bay that everyone wants to swim with. This young fella is about 15 feet long. Thanks to Carl Zalinskii for the great photo. It’s great when the waters are calm, but tough to find if it’s choppy!

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Another of Carl Zalinski’s photos snorkeling with one of the whalewharks in La Paz Bay. Don’t worry. They’re very gentle and don’t have teeth!

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You get the idea of the scale of these big fish next to a snorkeler. These are the youngsters! The adults in the open ocean can reach lengths of 40-50 feet.

 

NICE TIME TO BE IN TOWN BUT NOT MANY FISHERMEN AROUND – STILL WINDY TOO!

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Dec. 20-27, 2015

Regretfully, not much activity to report.  Only two days were fishable this week that didn’t have strong winds.  There was even a bit of rain our there on the water.  Of the two days, we had some folks get out one day and that was it.

It’s Christmas week.  The town isn’t really busy and those that are in are snowbirds just catching some sunshine or having a winter get-away.  It’s off-season and most of the captains have their boats out’ve the water  as well.  It’s pretty.  It’s just really breezy.

Lots of folks are trying to swim with the whalesharks as well, but like fishing, it’s incumbent on the ability to get out there in between the winds.  Although the whalesharks are right in the bay in shallow water, if it’s windy and choppy, it’s difficult to find them, let alone trying to snorkel with them.   However, the popularity of swimming with the whalesharks has grown exponentially since the city of La Paz started protecting them.  At times, there’s been dozens of whalesharks in the bay and honest, it’s a once, in-a-lifetime experience with these gentle “juveniles” that run 10-20 feet long and are true “sharks” but they have no teeth per se and feed on plankton and other itty-bitty things…not people and mammals!  Sometimes, there’s literally a whole fleet of boats out there with folks swimming with the whalesharks.

But, the disappointment is that so many folks are coming but don’t understand that during this time of year, you can’t go swimming with them EVERY DAY because of the wind.  Other parts of the year, you just pick your day.

However, I get so many folks this time of year who say, “We’re from Canada and we are driving up from Cabo for one day and want to go swim with the whalesharks” or “We just drove 1000 miles to swim with the whalesharks and have just one day.”  Then, they show up and it’s a day no one can get out!

Anyway, as far as fishing, there’s still a surprising variety of fish out there on the days we can fish.  Cold water species like sierra are becoming more frequent.  Inshore species like pargo and cabrilla are around the rocky and reef areas and always make great eating and don’t discount trigger fish for great eating as well.  Plus, a few pelagic species like dorado and billfish too.

Some of the commercial guys are still finding yellowtail and amberjack off the drop off by the lighthouse.  Those guys gotta make a living so they’re a little more inclined to go out even when it’s less than favorable conditions.  But that’s a different ballgame than folks who want to sport fish.  But, even then, it’s hard on the commercial guys because the winds limit their access to the waters as well.  But, when they can get out, they’re finding the fork tails in the deeper water.

Hope everyone had a great Christmas and a continuing great Holiday Season!  Happy New Year for 2016!

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Jonathan and Jilly

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