James "Hawk" Davis is one of our regular amigos and living in La Ventana gets out quite a bit. He got into the nice yellowtail bite that has shown up a bit earlier than usual. Note the flat waters behind. Absence of wind seems to be the key!
Showing great form...especially on light tackle, Damon Davis, an experienced skipper and deckhand from S. California visiting his dad, shows how to put the wood to the pargo that have started spawning in the shallow waters near the rocks. Note how close to shore he is and why it's imperative to turn these powerful fish before you get cut off!
....and this is what you get when you do it right and add a smidgen of fishing luck as well. Damon shows off the nice pargo liso off Punta Perico.
First-timer Bob and Captain Fernando fishing off Punta Perico pose for a a photo with one of the fat yellowtail we started getting about 2 weeks ago.
Morning "rush hour" on the Sea of Cortez, just offshore making mackeral for bait out of Muertos Bay before heading to the fishing grounds (Gracias for the foto, Jorge!)
We just wrapped up a completely fantastic week in Denver a the downtown convention center at the International Sportsman's Expo. Probably the BEST Denver show in our 13 years there. Great to see so many old friend and welcome aboard new amigos as well! No we head to the ISE show in Sacramento at the California State Fairgrounds Jan. 19-22nd. Details below!
YELLOWTAIL AND PARGO AGAIN SPARK THE EARLY SEASON BITE!
La Paz/ Las Arenas Fishing Report for Week of Jan 8-15, 2012
Despite the full moon, it turned into a pretty decent week of fishing. Except for a few days when it got a bit blustery in the afternoons and it got difficult to stay on the spots, fishing for inshore species remained solid. Big pargo up close to the rocks near Punta Perrico continued to bend rods and break hearts as big fish often took guys into the rocks frustrating even the most veteran anglers. However, as long as we could get the mackerel for bait, big yellowtail also produced south of Muertos around Boca de Alamo and also at the south end of Cerralvo Island. Fish ranged between 20 and 40 pounds with boats taking 1-3 big fish each day in shallow water. Again, that can be problem keeping the fish out’ve the rocks and turning those big heads and shoulders before getting cut off! So, the numbers are sometimes deceiving between the number of hook-ups and the number of fish put into the boxes!
We’ve got some encouraging stray reports of big breezing tuna over 100 pounds and wahoo as well from some of the commercial guys working the north end of Cerralvo Island, however, shakey conditions with rip currents and high winds make it hard to fish the areas. We’re keeping an eye out!
Other species rounding out the counts include sierra, cabrilla, some smaller schoolie roosterfish, lots of bonito and jack crevalle mixed with trigger fish!
NEW VISA REGULATIONS
I’m getting alot of questions about the new VISA regulations that came down the pipe from the Mexican government at the beginning of the year. It requires that you obtain a VISA in addition to your fishing licenses in order to be fishing in Mexican waters. It’s creating alot of confusion and concern and, needless to say, not real good for bringing fishermen into Mexico. Well, for 99.9 percent of you who visit us, you already have your VISA so stop worrying. That little piece of paper they have you fill out on the airplane IS your VISA! So that’s why we always tell you to hang onto it! Take a breath. It’s OK!
SACRAMENTO ISE SHOW
Next stop for the Tailhunter International Road Tour for 2012 will be the California State Fairoungds for the ISE show Jan. 19th to 22nd. This is a mammoth show. It’s the largest fishing / hunting show in Northern California and is an incredible event for anyone who likes the outdoors whether it’s hunting, fishing, boating, off-roading, kayaking, camping and other activities. Hunting dog shows. Seminars. Outdoor cooking. It’s all there. Great day for the entire family. Vendors and booths from around the world like us from Baja, Africa, Asia, Canada, South America and pretty much every state in the U.S. is there. Lots to see and learn. Great food. Lots of exhbits.
Here’s all the details and some great video clips: http://www.sportsexpos.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewlocation&locationnumber=1
If you want discount tickets click this: http://www.sportsexpos.com/contest/survey/index.cfm?surveyNumber=212
Come say hi and pick up our new 24 page brochure and DVD and talk to us about fishing in 2012 in La Paz! Bookings are coming in fast this year so let’s make sure you’re covered! We have some great show specials. Ask us directly at email@example.com. I know alot of you have your favorite captains and rooms so check with us to make sure they’re not already reserved. We’re looking at a really busy year again!
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Jonathan and Jill
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Mexico Office: 755 Paseo Obregon, La Paz, Baja Sur, Mexico
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