PHOTO 2: Alot of you know Captain Victor. You KNOW it’s a big fish when you can see him with a double chin! Take a look at how fat this yellowtail is. It’s not long. It’s fat. Even it’s head looks weird, but that’s alot of good eating. Juan Chuy Valdez is the lucky angler. Check out how flat the water is and how close to shore they are!
BIG PHAT YELLOWTAIL STILL HANGING OFF MUERTOS BAY BEACHES!
La Paz / Las Arenas Fishing Report for Feb. 23, 2008
That school of yellowtail right outside of Muertos Bay at Punta Perrico continues to bend sticks with incredible hawg fish between 20 and 40 pounds. These are really trophys and it’s not that it’s a big school of fish. It’s a school of BIG fish! Every drop doesn’t result in a toad, but if you’ve ever wanted at trophy yellowtail, the last 4 weeks or so have been as good or better than any in recent seasons for sheer quality of fish. You could get blanked. Or you could end up with anywhere from 1-6 of these big forktails. You could be in one boat and get a goose-egg and the boat next to you could put 3 big yellowtail on in a row. The next day you’re the lucky guy sitting on the honey hole. There’s just no rhyme or reason. One thing’s for sure, if you don’t have a line in the water or aren’t fishing you DEFINITELY will not get bit!
The choice bait has been sardines, but caballito as well as mackerel when available have been even more choice for these fish. Personally, I like throwing the heavy iron and yo-yo-ing at full speed on these fish and letting them rip the lure. Only problem is that these fish are NOT in deep water and the place is infested with rocks, boulders and crevasses. Any hesitation on the retrieve and you hook the bottom and there goes an 8 dollar jig!
No telling how long this bite is going to last, but I will tell you that the ONLY reason we’re not fishing straight out of La Paz more often is that the winds are still blowing from the north. When the wind shut down, I can only believe there will be more of these yellowtail in more spots that we can fish, especially around Espiritu Santo Island. For now, the yellowtail are literally 50 yards off the beach and 5 minutes away from our departure beach and that’s fine with me!
TAILHUNTER ROAD TOUR 2008
Well, we just wrapped up another outstanding show at the Evergreen Fairgrounds in Monroe, Washington just outside of Seattle. This was our first time doing this show and we sure had a good time. Met a lot of new folks and friends in the area and a lot of them are sure anxious to find some sunshine and to get away from the rain! We’ve been on the road now since the first week of January. We’ve been to shows at San Mateo, Sacramento, Denver, Portland and Seattle.
Our next stop is the big one…Fred Hall Fishing and Boating Show at the Long Beach Convention Center March 5-9. This is the big stage…the grand event for Southern California. You don’t want to miss this one. It’s humongous. Our booth will be in it’s usual spot right in tackle alley. We’re not out where the other outfitters are located. We’re right in the middle of the tackle section next to Izorline and Calstar rods across from Accurate Reels. Come see us and have a great time!
See you then. We’re hitting the road!
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