DORADO STILL AROUND BUT NOT MANY ANGLERS!
La Paz / Las Arenas Fishing Report for December 31, 2006
Photo: Captain Joel lends a hand on this nice dorado about to get cleaned on Balandra Beach. Despite winds and waters that would seem too cold for mahi mahi, there’s still dorado to be caught north of La Paz
Understandably, with the holidays being here, not many fishermen around. Mostly, it’s snow birds trying to get some sun on white legs and arms and attempting to escape colder climes like New Hampshire and Canada that fill the town right now. Locals are walking around with long pants and jackets. The tourists have their shorts and t-shirts!
The fish are there when we have fishermen! No doubt about it. When it’s windy, the inshore fishing produces some big jack crevalle, sierra, and snapper plus schools of bonito shooting through. During those days when we can get further out or towards the islands or outter banks or ridges, there’s still dorado unbelievably even though it’s the dead of winter! Go figure. Oh well. No one is complaining. But honestly, the winds are the factor. When it lays down, we get dorado and there seems to be a direct correlation between the amount of wind and the amount of dorado. Less wind = more dorado! The cool thing is that most folks down right now are here f0r some sunshine, tacos or just getting away. Unlike the warmer months when the primary focus is fishing, the expectations right now are muted so whatever we catch, as long as the weather is good, putting some fish in the boat is a nice bonus and even if it’s not dorado, the other fish like the sierra and snapper are fun and good eating.
WHALE WATCHING JANUARY to MARCH 2007
Just a head’s up again that whale watching should start in the next months when the grey whales start showing up in Magdalena Bay. From about the middle or end of January to about March (it all depends on when the whales show up and leave…they don’t e-mail me their “schedule” so please don’t ask!) we’ll be arranging our day trips to go see the whales. It’s really an incredible experience to get close enough to the whales to touch them in the calm shallow waters of Magdalena Bay. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime-experience that would be great for the family. Let us know if you’d like more information.
CABIN FEVER CLASSIC APRIL 12-16, 2007
More calendar stuff…our only officially hosted event to kick off the year is the Cabin Fever Classic on tap for April 12-16th at La Concha Beach Resort. Our most popular event, many anglers, couples and amigos return every year just for this! Three days of fishing and basically a great excuse to eat some tacos, drink some beer and get outta your freezing cold cabin and have some fun with some great people. We have a blast every year. Spots are filling and are limited so get in touch with us ASAP and we’ll give you more details and get you dialed in. Last year, we hammered big yellowtail and pargo!
FISHING AND OUTDOOR SHOW CALENDAR 2007
Tailhunter International is heading out on it’s 2007 road tour and we hope you’ll come by to see us at our booth. Here’s our schedule for the next few months. Our first show will be in the San Francisco Bay Area at San Mateo January 11-14. Here’s the list:
Jan. 11- 14 – International Sportsmen’s Expo, San Mateo Expo Center, San Mateo CA
Jan. 18-21 – International Sportsmen’s Expo, California State Fairgrounds, Sacramento CA
Jan. 25-28 – International Sportsmen’s Expo, Denver Convention Center, Denver CO
Feb. 7-11 – O’Laughlin Outdoor Shows, Portland Expo Center, Portland OR
Mar. 7-11 – Fred Hall Fishing and Boating Show, Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach CA
Mar. 15-18 – International Sportsman’s Show, Salt Lake City CA
Mar. 29-April 1 – Great Outdoor Show , Anchorage AK
Hope to see you there!
PASSPORTS for 2007
One final note, don’t forget that if YOU are flying into Mexico this year, you MUST have a passport. Homeland Security no longer will allow you back into the U.S. with just your certified birth certifcate and your smiling face on your driver’s license. This is new for 2007 for anyone flying in North American and the Caribbean. Right now, if you’re driving, you’re OK for another year. By 2008 you’ll need a passport for ANY travel over international borders.
Happy New Year everyone! May it be an awesome 2007 for you, your families and all of us!
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