CONDITIONS TRANSITION and PRODUCE VARIETY
La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay Fishing Report for Week of March 25-April 2, 2017
It was an up-and-down week of fishing and weather as we transition from winter-to-spring, but things look promising. Basically, it was the same formula. When the winter winds blew, it was tough to get bait and tough to fish, even if the bait was available. When the weather laid down, there was spotty action with a mix of species. Nothing spectacular, but some OK catches. The season still hasn’t really kicked in yet so on the days when conditions were OK, some boats got fish while others had to really work hard and pick at it. There was really no pattern or consistency. The good side is that there aren’t many fishermen in town yet. Most of the folks around are spring-break or snow birds looking for a day or two of fishing, if even that.
But, let’s break it down. We actually had boats fishing with both of our fleets this past week as weather finally allowed us to put everyone out on both sides of the peninsula.
LAS ARENAS/ MUERTOS BAY
On the days we were able to get out, there were a few tuna around that were a nice grade, 15-40 pounds. Those fish were over by the island and eating chunked bits of fresh squid. Some days they would show up and other days, it was a gamble. If you went out there and put in the effort, but the fish didn’t show, sometimes it was too late to try to put in the time for other species. So, it was swinging for the fences. But every now and then a boat would connect.
Closer to Muertos Bay, there was a nice mix of fish including snapper, pargo, some nicer cabrilla over the rocky areas, bonito, jack crevalle and even a few sierra. The nicest surprise was finding some decent early-season rooster fish running 15-40 pounds. This was especially good on the windy days when we couldn’t get too far away from the beach which made for perfect hunting for the gallo. It’s good to know the roosters are around.
We were finally able to put out our La Paz boats with more consistency this past week as there were some better days where the winds weren’t so erratic or strong. Finding bait was the issue. If the winds blew, then getting and finding the live bait became problematic. However, using a combination of trolling, jigging and baits, there was a good mix of fish, if not alot of them.
Hefty 30-45 pound yellowtail were taken and others lost in the rocks. There were even a few 15-20 pound dorado which is a bit nuts to have them so early since they are a warm water fish, but a good sign because the last two years, the dorado bite has been a bit anemic, especially with the larger dorado.
Inshore, there were triggerfish, jacks, roosters and bonito.
Daytime temps have been in the high-80’s to low 90’s, but cooler at night dropping pretty far down into the high 50’s.
BLESSED AND GRATEFUL…NOW LET”S GET FISHING!
Well…HECK YA!!!! We’re on our way home after almost 4 months on the road…13 shows and criss-crossing so many states! Just tore down the booth and packed it all up for another year in the van and we’re rolling and all I can hear in my ears is Jackson Browne singing “STAY!”
It’s our 21st year on the Tailhunter Tour and we started in Denver and finished in Bozeman, MT with another great show! Everywhere we went, nothing but smiles and hospitality. Thanks to each of you who made us feel so welcome and treated us like family on the road and for all of you who are coming to visit us in La Paz…”Let’s crank it up and let’s get fishing!”
We’ll see you in La Paz!
God bless you all!
That’s our story!
Jonathan and Jilly
TAILHUNTER FISHING FLEET #1 Rated on Trip Advisor
TAILHUNTER RESTAURANT BAR Top 5 – Rated in La Paz on Trip Advisor
Now follow us on FACEBOOK TOO
U.S. Office: 8030 La Mesa, Suite #178, La Mesa CA 91942
Mexico Office: 755 Paseo Obregon, La Paz, Baja Sur, Mexico
from USA : 626-638-3383
from Mexico: 044-612-53311
Tailhunter Weekly Fishing Report:
Tailhunter YouTube Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBLvdHL_p4-OAu3HfiVzW0g
“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.”