WHAT’S GOING ON? TUNA! YELLOWTAIL! DORADO! GIANT SQUID!!!! IN WINTER!
La Paz/ Las Arenas Fishing Report for Feb. 4, 2007
PHOTO 1: Mike Davis of Santa Maria CA came down figuring to catch some sunshine and some nice inshore fishing. Instead, he ropes onto a big winter yellowtail out of Muertos Bay!
PHOTO 2 : Just have to give a shout out to our amigo Doug Oclassen of Boulder CO. Doug came by our booth at the Denver ISE show this past week. Doug comes down all the time to La Paz and last May we got into some nice roosterfish and Doug got his first! Well, he just had to celebrate the Kodak moment and came by our booth to show off his new tattoo…a ROOSTERFISH! That’s hardcore!
PHOTO 3: Surely this doesn’t apply to me? We have seen some gorgeous land on this trip and while in Colorado came upon this sign I wanted to pass onto you. Obviously, I’m not in Baja. Actually the rivers and streams were all frozen over!
Photo 4 : Just like the good old days…this is from Denver, Colorado. A sign from a passing era. Gas under two bucks!
THE FISHING REPORT
WHOAAA! What’s going on here? El Nino? A freak of fishing? Well, after about a month of on again and off again weather, we actually had glorious sunshine and some nice days in La Paz and everyone came out to play. It was more than welcome…but the fish came out to play too!
Folks, it’s still winter, I don’t care what anyone says, but hijole! For our La Paz anglers this week expecting some nice inshore snapper and sierra fishing, they got hammered! I’m talking dorado (yes THOSE dorado!) and 40-60 pound yellowtail!!!!
This is pretty incredible. The dorado were right there the SE end of the island in that area where they were hanging out for the last 6 months of 2007…in COLD water! They’re not supposed to be there at this time of year. Is this remainder of last year? Is this something new for THIS year? Who knows? Who cares? But we just don’t catch dorado in winter! I might as well have said, we caught rainbow trout!
On top of that, yellowtail! That’s right the big jacks came crashing. These were slugger fish in the 40-60 pound class. We didn’t catch many but that’s because the anglers were missing their hook ups and fish were taking them into the rocks! Zing-powie! Dang…when the hamachi start running I get all amped up.
But wait…there’s more!
For our anglers that fished Las Arenas…again expecting some nice inshore fishing…
That’s right amigos! Yellowfin tuna showed up. It was only for two days and then they were gone, but these were summertime footballers that erupted on the rods. Add to that a quick run of yellowtail and even more of those giant squid and that makes for some head-scratching rod bending fishing. Who knew? We’ll have to keep you posted!
WHERE ARE WE!
Well…we left a fantastic Denver ISE show last Monday and spent the week driving through the gorgeous Colorado gorges, through Utah, Idaho and now we’re in Oregon where the O’Laughlin Brothers Outdoor Show will be running Feb. 7-11 at the Expo Center in Portland. This is a huge huge show so if you’re in the area, stop on by. It’s a kick and there’s tons to see. We are finally out of the snow too! After more than a month on the road in temps that were anywhere from 18 degrees to 6 below zero for a whole month, we are finally in Oregon where it’s a balmy 36 degrees!
Our Denver show was incredible. I think our poor Denver brothers and sisters were just so excited to get out’ve their snow-bound homes that the show was literally wall-to-wall folks every single day. We almost ran out’ve brochures and DVD’s the last day. Our own Tailhunter booth was so packed it was hard to talk from all the noise and commotion. They even had the loccal NBC news cameras come down and tape us and interview us while this was all going on! We never got to see it air because we were in the convention center, but alot of folks came by and said they saw us. Great fun. But just the same, thanks to everyone who made the Denver ISE show such a great time!
CABIN FEVER CLASSIC JUST ABOUT FILLED
Our Cabin Fever Classic…the official kick off of our season is filling up! The dates are April 12-16 and is being held at La Concha Beach Resort. It’s great fun every year and looks like we might have some surprise fishing. Three days of fishing and a bunch of fun times, fun people and sunshine is $630 per person double occupancy. E-mail us if you’d like more details. email@example.com
WHALES ARE IN !
We finally started our seasonal whale watching tours. The big mammals finally showed up and are in full showtime at Bahia Magdalena. This is a short run and they’ll only be around until March or so but it’s a great lifetime event to get close enough to touch these great creatures in calm shallow waters. I never try to miss it at least once a year! Great for the kids and family. February is prime time as the calves and females get used to the boats and will come right up! Give us a shout if you’d like more info.
Couldn’t pass this one up so I’ll shar it:
This LAWYER SHOULD NEVER ASK A MEXICAN GRANDMA A QUESTION IF THEY AREN’TPREPARED FOR THE ANSWER.
IN A TRIAL, A PROSECUTING ATTORNEY CALLED HIS FIRST WITNESS, A MEXICAN GRANDMOTHER, AN ELDERLY WOMAN TO THE STAND.
HE APPROACHED HER AND ASKED,MRS SANCHEZ, “DO YOU KNOW ME?”
SHE RESPONDED, “SI, I KNOW YOU MR. WILLIAMS.” I KNOWN YOU SINCE YOU WERE A CHAVALITO AND FRANKLY YOU’VEBEEN A BIG DISAPPOINTMENT TO ME. YOU LIE, YOU CHEAT ON YOUR WIFE, AND YOU MANIPULATE PEOPLE. AND YOU THINK YOU’RE A BIG SHOT WHEN YOUAREN’T NADA. YES I KNOW YOU PENDEJO “
THE LAWYER WAS STUNNED. NOT KNOWING WHAT ELSE TO DO, HE POINTED ACROSSTHE ROOM AND ASKED, MRS. SANCHEZ, DO YOU KNOW THE DEFENSE ATTORNEY?
AGAIN SHE REPLIED, “CLARO QUE SI. I’VE KNOWN MR. RODRIGUEZ SINCE HE WAS A CHAVALITO TOO. HE’S LAZY, UNO PUTO, AND HE HAS A DRINKING PROBLEM. HE CAN’T HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH NOBODY AND HE IS THE WORST LAWYER IN THE STATE. HA! AND NOT TO MENTION HE CHEATED ON HIS WIFE WITH THREE DIFFERENT PUTAS, ONE OF THEM WAS YOUR WIFE, YOU MEMBER? YES I KNOW MR. RODRIGUEZ, AND HIS MAMA IS NOT PROUD OF HIM TAMBIEN .”
THE DEFENSE ATTORNEY ALMOST DIED.
THE JUDGE ASKED BOTH COUNSELORS TO APPROACH THE BENCH AND IN A VERY QUIET VOICE SAID, “IF EITHER OF YOU IDIOTS ASK HER IF SHE KNOWS ME,I”LL SEND YOU TO THE ELECTRIC CHAIR.”
That’s my story!
Have a great week and hope to see you here in Portland Feb. 7-11.
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