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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Sept. 17-24, 2017



Weather – Fortunately, Tropical Storm Norma veered out to sea at the last minute.  Great sunny weather all week, but some strong winds late in the week.  Mid-90’s to mid-70’s.

Water – Blue and warm. Windy areas less clear, but 84 degree surface temps.

Fishing – OK for dorado on the La Paz side, but really good tuna biters on the Las Arenas side.  Blue marlin surprised us this week.

Catching – Pretty good.  The size of the fish 10-30 pounds is ideal for most folks so once they get the hang of it not many fish lost.  Biggest problem might be anglers too tired from battling some of these tuna!


The “right kind” for Dr. Art. Flippin from Colorado who put another nice yellowfin tuna in the panga with our Tailhunter Las Arenas fleet. The fish was caught just at the mouth of Bahia de Los Muertos which you can see n the background.


Captain Armando with Austin Herron (from Texas, of course!) and Sam Smith from Arizona on their first day of fishing with a couple of handfuls of yellowfin tuna.

Ben Kirk caught alot of fish this week, but none larger than the big blue marlin he hung while fishing with our Tailhunter La Paz fleet around Espirito Santo Island at the Charro Bank. They were not able to release the fish. Ben also caught a load of tuna and dorado during the week and is from Colorado.

Our amigos from Lynden , Washington, Fred and Lisa Cruz had a banner week of tuna fishing with us.

Check out how close to shore the tuna schools were located! Esteban Ramiro poses with one of his yellowfin headed for the cooler!

Like fishing in a lake! This is our Captain Adolfo with our amiga, Kate McElroy fishing with us for the first time. With yellowfin tuna in hand, check out the flat waters and proximity to the beach for this bluewater fish! Kate is from Oregon.

We love having our long-time, amiga, Katie Olson, come to visit us. She loves fishing with our Captain Boli and our La Paz fleet and shows off some of her dorado ready to get cleaned and packed up! She now lives up in Bishop CA with husband, John.

Big smiles for Jay Curtis from Utah on his first trip visiting us as he holds of two of his tuna on the beach there at Muertos Bay.

Last day of fishing at the end of the day, Fred Cruz from Washington finally got the big roosterfish he was chasing while fishing with Captain Gerardo. After the photos, the big fish was released.

One of the best eating fish we have, the barred pargo (pargo mulatto) is not only colorful, but a tough fighter in the rocks but Esteban was able to yank this guy up!

More good Colorado, amigos! Connie and Art Petz with Captain Armando and a batch of yellowfin tuna and a trigger fish. They got 8 tuna in the box.

Just to show you some variety, Ben and Shawn Kirk got a limit of tuna, then topped it with some dorado and a big barred pargo with Captain Jorge.

Flat waters and schooling dorado are perfect to throw the flyrod and Austin Herron took this feisty bull on a 9wt and a Deceiver pattern at the mouth of Bahia de los Muertos.

By the time this photos was taken, Oregon amigo, Frank McElroy had been catching tuna all week and having a blast in the flat waters close to shore at Punta Perrico.

Our Northern Cal visitor for the first time, Kelly Hufford was spearfishing and shows off a barred pargo and parrotfish.

Usually, we catch these great eating pompano in the sprintime, but Fred Cruz added this to a big batch of tuna to top things off.

Great shot! Art Flippin with another yellowfin tuna, this one just off the sandy beach at Punta Arenas.

If you look carefully at this colorful shot of Kate and Frank McElroy holding some of their tuna and dorado, you can see how close we are to the launch ramp at Bahia de los Muertos. As the week progressed, the fish schools moved right into the bay.


La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay fishing report for Week of Sept. 17-24, 2017

We were a little nervous about how the fishing was going to be this week after the “scare” that Tropical Storm Norma gave us to start the week.  To re-cap, Norma had us right in the crosshairs for several days as it approached the Baja Peninsula, and given the devastation that Tropical Storm Natalia did earlier in the month, there was a lot of anxiety.

Fishing had really been great, but with Norma approaching and early winds increasing, the La Paz Port Captain shut down the port and hence all fishing and water activities were prohibited for several days.  No one could go out and the winds kept increasing and started to churn things up.
Then, the storm just veered off after hitting us with just some strong winds.  Not even any rain.  Norma just turned left and headed out to sea of which we were obviously very grateful.  But we had been off for three days stuck on land and we didn’t know if the fish would still be there or if the winds had changed the water and ergo the fishing!

Tailhunter La Paz Fleet

When we finally got back on the water, the dorado hadn’t moved!  Thankfully, still out there north of the city.  It wasn’t great fishing because I think the fish did indeed get their habitats a little stirred up, for example some of the sargasso weeds had been broken up, where the fish hang out, but more-or-less, if you found the spot, the dorado were there and willing to bite.  They varied in size between 5 and 15 pounds with a few larger and some days and pangas differed from day-to-day, but overall, not bad fishing at all. One boat would do pretty good and a panga right next to it would have trouble hooking it. Stuff like that.
The biggest issue was that the winds seem to have driven off much of the live bait which was difficult to come by for the good part of the week.  There’s obviously a direct correlation between the bait and the fishing so it might take a bit longer for the live bait school to get it together.
The nicest surprise was the fact that we got an incredible number of blue marlin hook-ups!  After a season in which we’ve had the poorest billfish result in many years, we had more marlin hookups in one wee than we’ve had all year!  There wasn’t a day this week when I think we didn’t have at least one big billfish hooked with most of them going 150-300 pounds.  And most of them were un-intentional bites!  Guys would be fishing for dorado and hook one up or dragging small lures to catch bonito for bait and hook a big blue!   We haven’t seen a whole lot of small stripers or sails all year, but this is definitely turning into a blue marlin kind of year!


After the storm sort of pass through, we let our Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay Area sit and rest for awhile because this is where the winds hit hardest and waters were turned over quite a bit.
It started a little sticky but no doubt the tuna that were there before the storm were still there.  It got a little better every day until it was pretty much up to full speed throttle.  Football 10 pounders up to 25 pound yellowfin seemed to be in a nice line from the lighthouse at Punta Arenas then south through Muertos Bay and south again to Boca de Alamo.  About a 3 mile stretch of fish.  Best of all, the fish were literally 100-200 yards from the beach.
Later in the week, the sardine schools moved right into Muertos Bay and so did the tuna schools and we were catching both tuna and dorado as well as rooster fish right within sight of the boat ramp!
Our pangas were limiting early then chasing other species.  On the days when there were fewer limits it might have been a direct correlation to the fact that larger fish were hitting that day and more fish lost.  Overall, just some really nice fishing!


Shout out to all our Tailhunter Tribe and Amigos who keep bringing us donations every single week for our charity adults and kids!  I’ve been remiss in not posting all of your photos, but here’s some from this past week with a big “MUCHAS GRACIAS” plus many others that I didn’t get to take a photo of you…THANK YOU! More than you know!

Amigo, Gary Wagner, with a bunch of the orphanage kids with new shoes and some toys!

Dick and Lorna Gasser and Chad and Jonene Gasser from Utah had a whole tableful of clothese and school supplies.

Jilly with our amiga, Katie Olson, who hauled down two suitcases of women’s clothes that are headed to the La Paz Women’s shelter.

From Texas, our friends, Chris and Mica Lara had an ice chest crammed with school supplies

Marilyn and Roger Young from Missouri with Ben and Shawn Kirk from Colorado had school supplies and tons of those little shampoos, creams and soaps from hotel rooms that have a super need especially at the women’s shelter and the orphanage.

Santa Clause in the house! One of the nicest guys, Barry Strickland had a full box heavy with clothes and school supplies!

Too much fun whenever Dan and Lisa Hicks visit us and this time had all kinds of shoes and supplies and feminine hygiene products! You rock!

From Torrance CA, Don Vegter and Chelsea Roos brought clothes PLUS uniforms and a bag full of soccer balls for an entire team of kids!

That’s our story!
Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter International
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La Paz – Las Arenas/Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Sept. 10-17, 2017



Weather – It was great until a little “rain in the forecast” suddenly turned into “Hurricane Norma” that had us all scrambling.

Water – It was good.  I’m more interested in seeing what wind and rain will do to it this week.

Fishing – For the past 3 weeks, the best tuna fishing in several seasons. Dorado strong.  Roosters still around.  Until the storm.

Catching – Limits were the rule rather than the exception. Everyone going home with coolers

Forecast – Norma petered out and moved off, but still expecting some crazy wind this week that could make it tough on fishing and some rain showers and scattered thundershowers too.  The La Paz port captain is very cautious.  We’ve already been shut down for several days under the “threat” of  a storm even though not a single drop has fallen.  He might just open the port but then shut it down again and we can’t go out.  Vamos a ver!


A sample of some of the larger tuna that showed up! Ed Breuning put the brakes on this nice yellowfin.

A good morning of work! A fat load of tuna and dorado to start the fishing trip for our first-time amigos, Stephanie and Louie Torres celebrating retirement! These folks were a hoot all week!

Whoa! Big big roostefish for Chad Gasser from Utah while fishing with Captain Victor just of the sandy point at Las Arenas. Chad’s first after a bg week of tuna and dorado. The fish was released.

Fishing with our La Paz fleet and popular Captain Boli, Lorna Gasser added to the catch with another young bull dorado!


Big smiles from Captain Jorge with John Case and some of his load of tuna from Bahia de Los Muertos!

Bryant and Mindy Buttars already had a big load of tuna and dorado from the week so their last day, they went out with Captain Armando to see how many different species they could catch. It was a successful day with jack crevalle, snapper, dorado, triggerfish, cabrilla and pargo…all on light spinning tackle too!

A good bit of mahi-mahi fillets to cut up for our good friend, John Terbu and Captain Armando fishing with our Tailhunter Las Arenas Fleet.

Dick Gasser is a funny guy! He had us cracking up all week but did himself good with nice tuna like this one to take back to Utah!

His first roosterfish, Tim Schlander, picked up this hefty gallo just off the beach at Muertos Bay. He was able to release the fish too!

The man behind the mask is Rafael Rios sharing the day with his wife Ivette and Captain Jorge posing with just a few of their yellowfin. In 4 days, he took alot of fish back to Texas.

First day start for Fred and Lisa Cruz as they pose with some of their tuna just before the storm warnings descended on us! Hopefully, we can get them out a few more times this week!

Captain Victor got Jonene Gasser onto a pretty pez gallo in the blue water just outside the sandy shore-break by the Las Arenas lighthouse. The fish was released.

Hi Trudy! Captain Moncho put her on one of the better bull dorado!

You can see how close to shore the tuna are and the boats bunched up together on the spot catching yellowfin like this double from Jesse Miller and Bob Benjamin.

We had alot of Texas amigos visit us the last week! Mica Lara from Corpus Christi puts another tuna in the boat . That’s a heck of a gaff in her hand too!

Another load of tuna headed to the fillet board for Captain Moncho with Cam Davidson and Ed Breuning visiting us for the first time.

Canadian amiga, Natalia Beauchamin, only had one day to fish with us, but got a nice batch of dorado like this one.

Another of our good Utah amigos…Brian Buchanan on the beach behind La Concha Hotel with one of his nice dorado.

It happens. And it happened again, but fortunately, not as bad as Lidia 3 weeks ago.


La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Sept. 10-17, 2017

What’s up with the weather this year? Like I saw one person say, “It’s like Mother Nature said, ‘Hold my beer I’m gonna go cause some problems!'”


Well, we got our 2nd one in 3 weeks…Or did we?  Storm Norma…the storm that tried to be a storm.


Major buzz kill.  Sitting here at my desk looking out at sunny skies and flat seas and knowing we could be out fishing today, but anticipating the appearance of Tropical Storm Norma, the port captain has shut down all fishing and diving operations.  No one allowed out.  It is supposed to arrive with strong winds Sunday night and possibly the beginning of rain.  Or will it?



The advisories are all over the place on this one.  It started as some “rain in the forecast.”  It became a tropical storm.  Then a hurricane.  Then back to a tropical storm.  Then it disappeared.  Then back up to storm proportions again.  Then, it petered out and as of right now, we’ll get some strong winds and some scattered rain over the next few days.
Lidia two weeks ago was only a tropical storm as well, but it caused more devastation and casualties than Hurricane Odile in 2014 which was the largest in Mexico history and hit us with rain and 180 mph winds.  So, the port is closed.  It’s been closed for 3 days even though it looks really calm.  There are some really strong winds outside the bay and at Las Arenas.
But, the airlines didn’t fool around this time.  They started offering re-funds and suggesting they would not be flying.  So, alot of folks canceled their vacations.  We had alot of folks here on the ground that couldn’t go fishing and others we hustled off to the airport cutting their vacations short.  Madness.  Jilly and I had phones and e-mails going pretty much 24/7 adjusting all the changes, cancelations and postponments of rooms, boats, flights, shuttles, diving and snorkeling!
There’s just no way to know about something like this.  You hope for the best but you have to prepare for the worst for everyone’s safety and err on the side of caution .   We hated to lose so many of you to cancelations, but we think you made the right call.
It’s too bad because the fishing has been super.
The “Tuna Stomp” of 2017 continued in full swing off Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay and Las Arenas lighthouse. Fish from 10-30 pounds were solidly biting most days and some of our boats were nailing limits by early morning and coming back or going to chase other species.
When  the tuna took time off, the dorado filled in the gaps plus there’s plenty of bonito keeping the rods bent in between dorado and tuna hook ups.  There were some off-moments here and there, but overall just a really consistent bite.  No wahoo to speak of or billfish, but roosters between 20 and 60 pounds provided some nice diversion from the bluewater species.
For our La Paz fleet…dorado…dorado…dorado.  Oh and some big blue marlin too!  The dorado schools were still out in force most days and it was just a matter of finding them.  Once you locked in, it could be madness for 30 minutes or an hour until you fished ’til you dropped and caught limits and released a dozen or more fish!  And then, here some “Mr. Blue” and the big marlin runs through the school and picks up a bait on 30 pound test and it wouldn’t last long, but the adrenaline buzz was fun!

Hopefully, the fishing returns quickly and by the time you’re reading this, we’re back on the water and full bendo!


Every week we send out several hundred pounds of your donations of kids and adult clothes, toys, school supplies, women’s hygiene items, shoes and so much more to the orphanage at Los Planes, the La Paz Women’s Shelter and the Vista Hermosa Care for Kids Center rotating through a different location each week.  Again, big thanks for so many of our fishermen who find a little space to stuff some much needed treasures.

Because of the storm, I’m not able to put up photos this week. The internet and phone signals have been wonky for the last few days and I can’t get the photos off my smartphone! However, I will post them in the next report!

That’s our story!

Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter International
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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Sept. 3-9, 2017



Weather – Some isolated thundershowers during the week here and there.  Some cloudy days but over all sunny, warm and humid.  Mid-90’s in the day.  Mid-80’s at night

Water – Some areas still dirty green and brown after the storm with alot of debris, but overall waters recovered faster than I have ever seen it and mostly good warm blue water.

Fishing – Tuna and dorado! Some roosterfish and marlin. Plus lots of bonito, jacks, pargo and cabrilla of you want them. Some days the dorado go nuts. Next day it’s the tuna.  Dorado growing up!

Catching – A few days this week it was stupid.  Everyone done with limits by 10 a.m. Some larger tuna lost.

Weather Forecast – Hopefully no more major storms, but this is the time of year when we can have isolated or occasional thundershowers ever week.  They come and go fast.


From San Rafael CA, Corey Hughes shows off one of the nicer dorado this week. The dorado definitely got bigger with nicer legit bulls finally showing up . Corey fished before the storm…hung with us through the storm…and fished several days after the storm as well.

A good day! From Utah, Captain Armando poses with Lorna and Rich Gasser and some of their first-day catch of tuna and dorado.


He loves to fish light tackle and using 20 pound test and a fresh-water spinning rod, Randy Edge from Salt Lake City was fishing with Captain Pancho of the Tailhunter Fleet and had his hands full with this nice bull dorado just off Punta Arenas. He also battled a few other dorado as well as tuna, bonito, pargo and cabrilla.

Jeff Pfost from Arroyo Grande, CA hung this nice yellowfin tuna on the one-day they had to squeeze in for fishing and it turned out to be a nice one also catching some great dorado. Check out how flat the water is!

Big smile from our amiga, Trudy Grove, who always lights it up each year with a big fish like this nice bull dorado on the beach at Bahia Muertos!

Two of our funnest couples that visit us from Colorado, Frank and Diane Kunze with their favorite Captain Adolfo and two of their dorado from the first day fishing.

Right after the storm, I thought for sure, the fishing would be off, but Wayne and Todd Wilson jumped all over the dorado right off the bat shown here on the beach at Bahia de los Muertos.

First time fishing with us, Alex Noriega put the wood to this nice bull dorado plus a bunch of yellowfin tuna!

Boise, Idaho in the house! James Stahlman and Nariza Manning pose with Captain Adolfo and some mahi mahi fillets headed to the freezer!

More of our Utah amigos! Chad and Jonene Gasser rocked the tuna and dorado big time on one of the days when the fish came to chew early and often!

Aaron Foxworthy hasn’t fished with us in a few years so it was great to have him back visiting from the San Francisco Bay area and had a boat all to himself when the yellowfin tuna exploded just off the beach.

What a sweet lady! This is Janie Edge showing off a bigger dorado than her husband caught! LOL! She boated this beauty on light tackle and a freshwater spinning rod too! Bravo!

The tuna got a little heftier and beefier this week and they were only a few yards from shore! Todd Wilson shows off one of his YFT’s!

Pierre Soyez from France spent 10 days light tackle fishing with Tailhunter Sportfishing in La Paz and caught over a dozen different species including tuna, dorado, jack crevalle, bonito, cabrilla and this nice rooster fish just off the rocks between the Las Arenas lighthouse and Punta Perrico. The fish was released. We got several nice roosterfish this week.

They had just one day to fish, but had a good time! Randelle and Jeff Pfost from Arroyo Grande CA with Captain Gerardo got into some nice dorado and tuna!

Our La Paz Fleet continued to jump on dorado! Dane Fulkerson from San Rafael CA hung with us through the storm and fished before and after the storm spending a few days fishing with Captain Luis of our Tailhunter La Paz Fleet.

Our ever-popular Captain Joel with our Tailhunter La Paz fleet was with Gary Whitaker and had a difficult time finding the fish until late in the day when they hit a spot and everything exploded calling in the rest of our boats to join the fray!

She’s a tiny little gal with a big smile, especially when she’s catching or eating fish! Nariza Manning from Boise, Idaho with a colorful dorado and Captain Adolfo. Check out the glassy water! That’s Muertos Bay in the background and they’re only about 100 yards from the shore.

Master Sargeant Bryant Buttars with the U.S. Airforce in Utah has been talking to us about coming down for years! As part of his birthday present, he finally came down with his wife, Mindy and got to fish with Captain Armando! Using light tackle spinning rods, they got into the tuna and dorado.

Big smiles from Dave Landon and Julia Roberts who fished with us 3 days just after the storm and shown here with some of their dorado after fishing with our Tailhunter La Paz fleet.

A really funny guy! This is our buddy, Larry McNeal with some of his batch of dorado. He fished several days with both of our fleets.



A good day with Captain Gerardo! This is Alex and Maria Noriega from the San Diego area who rocked it big time getting into a big bite of tuna and dorado their first day of fishing.

Kathy Terbu from Utah has been visiting us for years and always seems to find a big fish like this nice bull dorado and posing with her favorite Captain Armando.

Look! Diane caught HALF A DORADO! Actually, it’s just wiggling too much! Diane Kunze tries to take a photo with a fresh-caught mahi!


La Paz- Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Sept. 3-10, 2017

You would think that after a major tropical storm/ hurricane Lidia that hit us last week, combined with a massive full moon, that fishing would be more than a little off.  That’s usually the case.  

Although Lidia tried hard to be a Category One Hurricane, it still dropped 20 to almost 40 inches of rain on Southern Baja and caused some wides-spread devastation, especially in the Cabo San Lucas area just to the south of us.  Usually, after something like that waters are turned over and dirty.  Lots of junk in the water which is often cooler than normal. There’s a lot of run-off from all the dirt that comes cascading down out’ve the arroyos.   Fishing can get really good, but it takes awhile to settle down.
Then, throw a huge full moon into the mix and I could almost hear the groans as folks filtered into town…happy the storm had passed and hoping for the best, but anticipating the worst.  As one angler said, “I figured fishing would be crappy and we’d be spending alot of time drinking beer and sitting by the pool drowning our fishing sorrows!”
Well, that wasn’t the case!
Fishing re-bounded pretty fast!  In fact, it was almost immediate.  Not as crazy wide-open as before the storm, but there was no shortage of action and some high spots that were as explosive as any we’ve seen all season as both dorado and tuna helped bend rods and keep folks smiling.


North of town from La Paz, the dorado kept on like the tropical storm had only been a little bump.  Not only is there sargasso weed floating out there, but now there’s all kinds of floating debris lining up in the current lines holding dorado and billfish plus some tuna!
It took a little longer for the waters to clear, but some of the best dorado fishing this past week was actually in the colder-dirtier water!  Go figure.
The big trick was finding the right spot.  Once you found it, you could load up the rods and fish boxes with one-stop shopping and wild dorado action of fish between 5 and 20 pounds.  Most of the dinks were getting tossed back because you could hit a spot and it would be a baby nursery of dinks.  Or, all the firecracker fish would jump your baits and not give the big boys time to get in on the feed!  But, a good problem to have with great action.


I was really worried about this area so soon after such a big storm.  However, literally the first day after the storm, we got into the dorado and tuna.  There were not as many or such a wild bite as before the storm, but numbers seemed to be replaced by a better quality of fish!
The dorado seemed to have gotten pumped up during the few days of the storm and came back bigger with more nice 15-25 pound bulls that were legit tackle busters.  Plus, the tuna added a few pounds as well so that we had better and scrappier 10-20 pound slugs!
There were even a few days in there when the fish just went rampant, especially the tuna and the anglers were slamming limits by 9 or 10 a.m. and out searching for other species after that!
One of our anglers told me, “It was incredible.  Within seconds of tossing out our first lines, we were hit.  For the next hour it was double and triple hook ups of yellowfin tuna.  We put 10 in the boat and probably lost and released another 10.  Add in another 10 big bonito and were were dog-tired!  Then, the captain said, ‘Let’s find some dorado now.’ So we caught 4 dorado and told him, we were done and let’s go back to the beach and drink a beer!  That was 10:30 a.m.!”
Some days, it was more tuna.  Some days more dorado.  Some days it was about a 50/50 mix.  Some days were better than others, but overall surprisingly steady biters!


That was quite a little storm we had a week ago which caused closure of flights and airports and some fairly significant damage to some areas, especially around Cabo.  When you get more than 3 feet of rain in about 30 hours, that’s an issue!  We all had alot of road closures, mudslides, rockslides  and flood damage and at one point it was taking 6-8 hours to go the 100 miles from La Paz to the Cabo Airport.
There’s still alot of highway repair going on, but all major roads are open and any washed out areas have detours now.


Thanks going out to so many of our Tailhunter Tribe who brought stuff for the womens’ shelter, the orphanage and the Vista Hermosa Neighborhood…and all of you who bring stuff to us every week . I’m sorry I don’t have photos of everyone, but your generosity brings more smiles than you can ever imagine.

Gary Whitaker and Larry McNeal with school suppies and hygiene items plus adult and kids clothes

Good Tailhunter friends from Utah for many years, Brian Buchanan, Trudy Grove and Kathy and John Terbu with lots of school supplies! John’s beer is not for them!

Jon and Kimo Jennings brought clothes, bags, school supplies and a whole case of notebooks!

Kirt Schlander, Bob Benjamin, Jesse Miler and Tim Schlander had a couple coolers of great stuff.

That’s our story!
Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter International
TAILHUNTER RESTAURANT BAR Top 5 – Rated in La Paz on Trip Advisor
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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:

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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Aug. 26-Sept. 3, 2017



Weather – Started great.  Ended with almost a hurricane as Tropical Storm “LIDIA” spanked us and created some problems, but she left and things seem to be recovering quickly.  Note that there’s some possible afternoon and evening thundershowers this coming week.  Pretty typical.  Should not be an issue with fishing.  We’re done by then for the day.

Water –  Was great but got pretty turned over by the storm’s strong winds and rain.  But I’m surprised how it really laid down flat immediately after and how it seems to be cleaning up much faster than expected.

Fishing – We had some of the best fishing of the season going before the storm hit.  WFO on tuna and dorado for both of our Tailhunter Fleets

Catching – Anglers were loading up by 8, 9, 10 a.m. in the morning and releasing fish after that!  Loaded up and plugged fast returning to shore early!

Fish – Variety!  Tuna. Dorado. Roosterfish. Bonito. Cabrilla. Pargo.  Jacks!


Corey Hughes, first time with us at Tailhunters, visits from San Rafael CA and got in on the tuna bite at Las Arenas before the storm hit. Skies were already starting to turn as you can see from the photo.

We had such a great time with Larry Morse and his cousin Daryl Boyd from Orange Co, CA who fished 5 days and crushed the fish every day. Regretfully, they got stuck for 3 extra days when the storm hit.

Danny Hypse and his family, daughter Sara and wife, Susie! Drove the Baja to come see us and always awesome to spend time with. They plugged the boat early with tuna and dorado fishing out’ve Bahia Muertos.

Happy fella! Firefighter, Jordan Boyd all the way from Ohio got his first roosterfish and the smiles to prove it. The fish was released.

Good start for Dean Alvarez who caught a limit of dorado and realeased most then added a few tuna for some variety! This was his first day.

Pierre Soyez..from France. Just a pretty pretty fish and picture. Captain Victor in the back. Frameable!

He said it was the best fishing of his life…5 days of action for Larry Morse who limited almost every day.

Carolyn Cain has visited us several times, but never got a dorado…until this week! One of her dorado fishing with our Tailhunter La Paz fleet. Congrats, amiga!

Arnaud Pasquet our new best buddy from Montreal, Canada, and the producer of the TV fishing show “Chasing Monsters” holds on of the La Paz dorado that’ve provided so much action the last few weeks. Arnaud rocked it for 10 days with us.

Coming from Harvey in Texas to Lidia in La Paz, Mariana Bramblett, still got in some good fishing before the storm hit. On her first day out’ve Las Arenas, she got limits of yellowfin like this (how does she stay so clean?) then on the 2nd day limits of dorado before the storm arrived.

The right kind! Captain Adolfo and Jordan Boyd with two of their yellowfin tuna.

Shelby Cain came to visit from New Jersey and had never done this kind of fishing before but got into the surprising bite of yellowfin tuna out’ve La Paz north of the city.

YES! First roosterfish catch-and-release for Arnaud! Big thick fish!

Love this guy! Danny Hypse representing for us and he spent alot of time trying to get the pose “just right” trying to hold two La Paz yellowfin tuna out to get the great shot f our t-shirt.

Plugged! Captain Jorge is flanked by Dane Fulkerson and Corey Hughes from San Rafael CA with 4 of their yellowfin tuna. The guys loaded the boat with limits of tuna and dorado that day.


More yellowfin tuna for Ralph Jackson and Bill Lingo from Texas! They had two solid days of fishing with us before spending a few days on the East Cape.

Father-and-son, Mike and Derek Scannell could not have put one more fillet in their ice chests after 3 days of fishing with both of our Tailhunter fleets coming back each day with limits of tuna and dorado.

Rusty Cain on the right fishes with us every year and sometimes several times a year and this time brought brother, Mike, for his first trip with us and Captain Armando. They got some fat tuna plus dorado each day.

Hard to believe we got tuna like this with Susie Waters with our La Paz fleet, but she got these out’ve schools of boiling fish which is really unusual to see tuna north of the city! But no one complaining!!! Great fun.

A good start! Texas John Bramblett started his two days fishing by jumping into the tuna bite off the Las Arenas lighthouse.

Glen and Jordan Boyd…father and son…nothing wrong with this photo! They had 5 full days of full ice chests!

Most folks try to STAY in the BOAT! Our great amigo, Arnaud Pasquet, was casting by standing on the stern of the panga off Espirito Santo Island and when the lure went out…so did he!!! Makes for great story telling and he’s a gamer and a good sport!

On the knife jig…nothing like the jolt from a fish that comes out’ve the rocks and rips into your lure! Nice cabrilla for Pierre Soyez!

The path of Tropical Storm Lidia was far reaching. It was almost 200 miles wide with some winds over 100 mph.

No fishing today! Normally calm Bahia de los Muertos / Suenos Bay was a tad choppy during the storm.

Storm video I took behind La Concha Beach Resort just about an hour before the bulk of the storm hit us.



La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Aug. 27-Sept. 3, 2017

Talk about a “buzz kill.”  We had the best fishing of the season going until Tropical Storm Lidia showed up and crashed the fishing party almost turning into a Cat. 1 hurricane, but causing flooding, bringing rains and high winds and basically shutting everything down!

It started with a blip on the weather radar but by the end of the week ports were closing; boats were getting pulled in; folks were taping up windows and grocery stores were getting runs on water and batteries bracing for the hit.
When it did hit, Cabo and La Paz got hammered pretty hard.  Cabo, moreso as it got punched right in the nose.
Fortunately, it did not turn into a hurricane, but winds up to almost 100 mph and torrential rains played havoc on neighborhoods, roads, houses and businesses.  Airport closed and flights were canceled stranding many visitors.
Darnit!  We had an incredible tuna bite of 10-25 pound slugger fish just off the lighthouse at Las Arenas.  Our anglers were lighting it up and getting totally plugged with limits of tuna by 9 or 10 a.m. in some cases.  Then, they’d go for dorado and slam mahi-mahi for more limits!  It was crazy fishing.  It’s the best tuna bite I’ve seen all year and maybe in several seasons.  Everyone looked like a “pro” out there!  Add in some bonito, cabrilla, jacks and we had a lot of tired arms and big smiles!
As in the previous few weeks, the great dorado bite continued north of the city.  Not a lot of big fish, but lots of fun 10-20 pounders have kept everyone bent and smiling.
However, several days before the storm hit, we got schools of yellowfin tuna boiling!  This was pretty unbelievable.  Normally, we’ll get a tuna here or there from our La Paz fleet during the season.  But this was entire schools of jumping boiling feeding fish and our boats would do just the opposite of our Las Arenas fleet.  They’d be all over the dorado schools then suddenly be surrounded by tuna!
Best fishing we’ve seen in ages!
Until it wasn’t!
Normally, after a storm, we expect high winds on the backside as the storms leave.  It’s often so strong to make it unfishable!  However, surprise…wow…not much more than a breeze and flat flat seas!  On top of it, the waters are usually muddy and dirty from all the runoff.  It looks like coffee with cream in it or it’s just dirty cloudy green.  However, I’m amazed at how fast the waters are clearing up!  So maybe things will turn back on again soon!


Just as I’m finishing this report, our pangas for Sunday are coming back!
La Paz – limits of dorado!
Las Arenas – limits of dorado plus some yellowfin tuna!!!
That’s our story!

Jonathan and Jilly

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