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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Nov. 4-11, 21018

MIXED WEATHER – MIXED FISHING

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Nov. 4-11, 2018

MEXICAN MINUTE WEEKLY VIDEO FISHING REPORT

SHORT ATTENTION SPAN WEEK at A GLANCE

Weather – Nice and sunny but cooler every week.  Nights can be very cool.  Water temps are going down too.  Can get breezy and windy some days.

Water – Getting cooler and less blue.  Rough some days now as we move into the cooler months.

Fishing – Rougher and cooler waters are making it more difficult to get live bait.  That along with changing conditions overall are changing the complexion of the fishing.  Less bluewater fish like tuna and dorado.  More emphasis on inshore fishing for pargo, cabrilla and other reef fish.

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST OF THE STORY…

Just some incredible colors on this late-season dorado that Travis caught. Gorgeous fish!

Whoa…that’s a big cabrilla! Sweet meat for the grill with Captain Armando.

Travis is all smiles posing with his roosterfish, but check out the bent rod behind him! That’s wife, Melinda on another rooster. See the photo below! Both fish released!

First-timer rocks it! Captain Pancho helps out Melinda Woodward with this hefty roosterfish before releasing it.

Old Tailhunter amigos for many years, Bill and Patrick with Captain Jorge and a nice yellowfin to go along with a day of bonito fun.

Incredible flat water and perfect for Melinda to catch this sweet bull dorado.

Lots of fun on light tackle…even moreso on a flyrod! Bonito for the masked man from Oregon, Travis Woodward.

It was a mixed bag of fish this past week as we transition into the cooler aspects of the season.  Not really many folks fishing these days.  Many are walk-in visitors or snow-birds who are spending time in town and just want a day of fishing and sunshine, rather than folks coming specifically for fishing.  So, many aren’t very serious fishermen either and just want some fun and action.

 

This is that time before the holidays when folks aren’t really travelling much.  Families are doing other things.  Also, the weather and waters are changing.  It’s wonderfully sunny, but definitely cooler and also getting more and more breezy. So, it can be a tad rougher.

 

That makes it harder to get live bait, either because the bait guys aren’t going out very much since there’s not many folks fishing or because of the weather, the live bait is scattered.

 

That being said, we still got some action.  Good bites of bonito keep things interesting, especially for the first-timers.  But in between, we’re still getting a few yellowfin tuna up to about 25 pounds.  There’s some nice dorado not too far offshore.  Inshore, pargo and cabrilla are becoming more predominant, especially as it gets tougher to get too far from shore because of weather condition.   Also, surprisingly, some nice 30-50 pound roosterfish still around as well.

That’s my story!

 

Jonathan


Jonathan Roldan’s

Tailhunter International


Website: 

www.tailhunter-international.com

Mexico Office: Tailhunter International, 755 Paseo Obregon, La Paz, Baja Sur, Mexico

U.S. Mailing Address:  Tailhunter International, 8030 La Mesa Blvd. #178, La Mesa CA  91942

Phones:
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from Mexico: 044-612-14-17863
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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Oct. 13-21, 2018

HIGHS AND LOWS – SEASONS CHANGING!

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Oct. 14-21, 2018

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO FISHING REPORT

SHORT ATTENTION SPAN WEEK AT A GLANCE

Weather – Temps dropped crazy almost 2 weeks ago and fish went into shock. North winds started blowing and stirred things up.  Supposed to have gotten some rain that never showed up but the season is definitely changing and moving towards cooler and breezier.  End of the blue-water season coming earlier than we’d like

Water – still warm!  Low to mid-80’s although air temps are sometimes cooler than the water temp!

Fishing – Really having to hunt and search these days.  Some days good.  Some days not so good. Some boats do good and boat right next to them terrible.  One captain is hot one day and next day someone different catches the lightning in the jar.  Fish are all confused with all the weather variables.  It’s also affecting the bait situation and availability.

However, mid-week, air temperatures started to rise.  Humidity returned.  The winds slowed down.  And the fishing got way better…mostly…sometimes…compared to before!

Outlook This Week – Supposed to get more and stronger north winds. Maybe even a tad of rain.  Might hurt the ability to fish with our La Paz Fleet if the northerns get too much stronger.   If the cooling trend is sustained, then fishing will definitely change.

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST OF THE STORY…

Wow! Great start for Craig Honkanen (r) and Ken Austad (l) and a double wahoo hook-up!

Fishing with their favorite Captain Armando, Bob Layko and Craig Brown from Washington visit us every year and started with a chunky dog-tooth snapper, a yellowfin tuna and some blue bonito!

Laura Hernandez’ giant dog-tooth cubera snapper (pargo perro) that ate a whole bonito.

For two gals who had never fished in saltwater before, Margie and Debbie did pretty good on the tuna with Captain Pancho!

From Alaska, Brian Ginder posed with Captain Victor and one of the larger tuna and a bull dorado.

Nice grillwork on this big pargo that Mark Buchanan has! And a face only a mother could love…the fish I mean. Mark is fine!

Dorado aboard the Esperanzas fishing out’ve La Paz with Captain Boli and Scott and Mike Atherly.

I’d say Justin Jones and Mitch Gayman had a pretty good day with Captain Moncho! Check out all the tuna on the table and a nice wahoo as well!

Is this the biggest triggerfish ever? Jeff Ferguson from Colorado Springs CO. That’s alot of ceviche!

Steve Resky and the panga all to himself and rocked it with a solid day of tuna, cabrilla and big triggerfish!

Maybe the prettiest photo of the week. It’s surely my favorite. Taken by Jae Shin of John Daley and a flyfishing catch of a little roosterfish from the shore (released). John and Jae are from Anchorage, Alaska.

That’s a legit cabrilla, Jenn Wilson! Just outside of Bahia Muertos she’s staying out there at the Rancho Costa Resort.

Geeze…that’s a big pargo! Steve McKellips from Arizona hung this gorilla just outside of Bahia Muertos.

You gotta love Paige Resky! She’s 8 years old and in rough seas outside La Paz Bay, in her rain slickers with blood on her legs, she’s a gamer and holding onto her dorado! Nicely done, young lady!

Captain Jorge has been fishing with our good friends, Jeff and Marianne Sakuda from Cypress CA for years.

Matt and his dad, Dennis Gayman from Arizona had some nice tuna to bring back to the beach, among other catches this day.

John! I told you that you’d get in this week’s report! Good day, my friend!

You can’t beat the light tackle action in our area. Gary Wagner had fun with his trout rod right in Suenos Bay and poses with a feisty jack.

Pretty photo of our first-time anglers to visit us in La Paz, Marlene and Taky Kikuchi with some handfuls of yellowfin.

Noah and Justin Lauby with Captain Chavelon with one of two big sailfish they hooked at the same time that swallowed little sardines while fishing for tuna.

Michelle and Mitch Allen show off some of the variety. In addition to tuna, they also got these two…a pargo liso and a cabrilla. All great eating! The Allens are from Arizona.

Our amigo, Jeff, and first-day yellowfin tuna!

That’s a big barred pargo (pargo mulatto) and Laura Hernandez always seems to hook big fish.

Craig Brown and cousin Bob Layko with their favorite Captain Armando. Nice wahoo, Bob!

Jeff’s got a barred pargo off the rocks at Punta Perrico there in the background.

Steve and Bill from Oregon got a whole-lotta fish over 3 days including one of quite a few yellowfin tuna.

Under the mask, I think that’s Brian Schwalbe and for sure that’s Chris Aiello with Captain Gerardo and 4 of their yellowfin.

Grant and Juli Nakagawa made their first trip to La Paz this week and got some dorado and tuna.

Really great shot of Mike Atherly and his dorado caught out’ve La Paz. He and dad had a pretty good day.

Our Florida visitors, Dave Wilson and Kurt Bertsch hung out in La Paz this week and took a few days to fish with us. Good guys!

No big deal! Ken Austad has himself a table full of tuna!

Tim Gardner is somewhere behind that mask! He had one day to fish and slammed pretty good with a number of tuna and this bull dorado.

Two weeks ago the weather down here changed dramatically.  Almost overnight temperatures dropped precipitously from the mid-to-high-90’s down to the mid-to-low-80’s!  Humidity disappeared and the northern winds or winter started kicking up waves and chop.

 

The fishing fell off drastically as well.  After such a good long season, I was about to declare the season pretty much done.  I figured the season had just ended a bit sooner than we expected because we normally don’t see these kinds of conditions until November.

 

So, for about a week and a half, including the beginning of this past week, fishing was difficult.  We had to scratch for everything we got.  It was erratic at best.  Rough waters…changing currents…winds…all contributed to an anemic bite.  It also affected our ability to find live bait. Several days there was little or no live bait to be had!  There were a few highlights here and there, but the chew was not what it had been. Some boats got skunked.

 

But then, about mid-week, we had a change.  The temperatures and humidity started to rise.  The winds calmed down just a bit.  Bait became more readily available.

 

And little-by-little, the bite improved.  A few more tuna.  A few more dorado.  Some wahoo.  Pargo, big dog-tooth and cabrilla.  Even a few billfish.  Not what it had been, but a zillion percent better than two weeks ago and the beginning of this past week.

 

It’s still a hunt right now.  Some boats are doing better than others.  Some captains are doing better than others.  But then…the next day a boat that was hot  now struggles.  A captain that couldn’t get a nibble suddenly is on fire!  There’s just no predicting.   The captains are working hard to find the bite.  Harder than they would normally have to as we adjust to the changing ambience of wind and water.

 

There’s no doubt that the season is changing.  Winter conditions have definitely started to move in earlier than we would have liked.

THANK YOU ALL FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE!

Celebrating her retirement, Dana and Lollie Milano came down with several loads of BRAND NEW clothes this week.

As we wind-down to the end of another season…our 23rd down here…just wanted to give another high-five to everyone who brought down stuff for our Tailhunter Outreach programs and charity foundations!  You made a huge difference  in so many ways with thousands of pounds of goods and bags and bags brought in every week.  I wish I had space for everyone’s photos.  But, you know who you are!

Just this week we got so many more loads of clothes, school supplies, medical items, shoes and more.  I think most of it will be headed to the orphanage.

Every bit helped more than you know!  Gracias!

That’s our story!

 

Jonathan


Jonathan Roldan’s

Tailhunter International


Website: 

www.tailhunter-international.com

Mexico Office: Tailhunter International, 755 Paseo Obregon, La Paz, Baja Sur, Mexico

U.S. Mailing Address:  Tailhunter International, 8030 La Mesa Blvd. #178, La Mesa CA  91942

Phones:
from USA : 626-638-3383
from Mexico: 044-612-14-17863
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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Sept. 16-23, 2018

RAIN STYMIES EARLY WEEK – BUT TUNA ROLL BACK IN

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Sept. 16-23, 2018

MEXICAN MINUTE WEEKLY VIDEO REPORT

SHORT ATTENTION SPAN WEEK-AT-A-GLANCE

Weather – It was getting pretty crummy and snotty even before the storm hit us late Tuesday when it started raining and didn’t stop until late Wednesday.  So it wasn’t real great at the beginning of the week weather-wise although the fish bit right up to the wind, waves and rain started crashing on our heads.

It wasn’t a hurricane, but it rained or drizzled or misted for over 24 hours.  The Port Captain closed down all boat traffic on Wednesday so we couldn’t fish at all.

Temperatures have dropped to the mid-90’s, but humidity is still up.  I measure 92% on morning at 5 a.m. and 88% humidity one night at midnight! STICKY! LOL

Water – I’m never sure how the waters will be after a storm as it can really be messed up.  It was choppy and rough before the storm hit.  After the storm, it was a little off, but not as bad as it might have been.  Fish were still hungry

FISHING – Tuna still center-stage from footballs up to 100 pounders.  They bit right up to the storm.  After the storm, they took about a day or two to get up to speed again, but then it picked up again.

Biggest surprise was all the tuna that showed up just outside of La Paz Bay where the fish foamed.  So, we had tuna hitting at both Las Arenas/ Muertos as well as La Paz!

CATCHING – Everyone who wanted fish to bring home had fish. But most of the larger tuna busted off…and busted up some of our anglers who ended up with sore backs, shoulders and arms!

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST OF THE STORY…

 

With Captain Jorge, Dave, Tony and dad, Felix Basadre from Long Beach pulled this hefty dog-tooth snapper out’ve the rocks! Great catch!

Chris Hutto…yes, you made the fishing report, Bro! From Colorado, Chris got in on the tuna explosion just outside La Paz Bay that surprised everyone and resulted in this 60-pound class yellowfin!

Captain Armando cranks out another big tuna with Steve and Ivy Carey. Check out the all the other fish on the table too! They’re from Marysville CA near Sacramento.

That’s a big rooster! Dennis Wenholz and Captain Pancho were just off the rocks near Punta Perico when Dennis whacked this 80-pound class roosterfish.  They fish swam off strong after being released!

That’s the right kind! Dan Lewis from Lancaster started off his week right with this power rocket yellowfin tuna that he fought for almost an hour on light tackle just off the beach.

Our newest Washington friends, Clint and Gloria Carey (married over 50 years and still fishing buddies!) and some of their fat yellowfin.

With ominous storm clouds brewing in the background that would shut us down early in the week, John Ehlers (visits us several times a year) watches Dennis Wenholz with another tuna!

Andrew Suedkamp from Denver pulled out his flyrod the first day and whacked about a half-dozen species including this feisty bonito! Andrew brought his whole gang of 16 from Ground Engineering Consultants for 3 days on the water. Great group!

A double handful of dorado just before the storm hits for Art Sanchez from Victorville CA. They got in 3 good days of fishing before the weather arrived.

Two fun amigos from Oregon! Back to visit us is Marty Sering who came along with buddy, Mat Large with two of their tuna from Punta Arenas.

Elvin “EL” Momon was great fun to have visit us this week on his first fishing trip to La Paz and poses here with two of his yellowfin tuna.

Great colors on Ivy Carey’s bull dorado just at the mouth of Muertos Bay. Headed for dinner at Tailhunter Restaurant.

Phil Rachal has known us since way back in the day, almost 20 years ago and his first day knocked out these quality yellowfin tuna. He’s from W. Sacramento CA.

Nothing wrong with this tuna! Great colors and a smile from Mir Wong from San Diego.

I love this photo!! It’s kinda self-explanatory! John Ehlers and Dennis Wenholz having a ball!

Ivy Carey looks a bit tired after battling this yellowfin tuna just a few hundred yards off the point. Posing here with Captain Armando.

Big smiles . Captain Jorge and Clint Carey from Washington with 4 nice models of tuna!

Good shot! Good tuna. Craig Wong from San Diego with another YFT!

Colorado in the house! Tuna and dorado for Joe Zorack and Aaron Klingsworth.

Captain Gerardo shows give Debbie Omstead a hand with her big yellowfin tuna. Dave Sealy looks on. They’re from Alaska and even Dave noted how rough the waters got before the storm hit us.

Good way to start the week for Brian Hudson and Andrew Suedkamp and some football yellowfin!

Good-bye summer and hello to the fall!

What a week!

 

We’ve had an excellent bite for the last few weeks, especially on tuna so when the forecast said we might have a “little rain” we expected that usual afternoon localized showers of short duration or the occasional little thunder and lightning cloudburst.

 

What we got instead wasn’t a hurricane or anything that dramatic.  But we got almost 2 days of wetness that included heavy rain or drizzle that just never stopped!  We have had hurricanes in the past with lashing torrential rain that might last 4 of 5 hours…and then it’s done!

But at one point this week it rained for about 27 hours!  We were telling our Oregon and Washington clients that they brought their weather from the Pacific Northwest down here.  We also had some strong gusts of wind and some big seas to go along with it!

 

It didn’t do us any favors for fishing although the desert has exploded with green everywhere and flowers are in full bloom!

 

Even as the storm approached the fish kept biting, but then well…it became just too rough and the port captain even shut down all boat traffic and that was it for us . We had to keep everyone on shore for a day. No fishing.

 

That always worries me because you never know what a storm will do to the waters and the fishing.  Will the waters be dirty?  Will there be a lot of runoff?  Will there be a lot of debris in the water?  What about water temps and bait?  Lots of variables!

 

Well, we hit the water on Thursday and while fishing wasn’t up to par, we still got into fish. Much better than I anticipated.  By Friday, we were back on our game for the most part.  With each passing day away from the storm, the tuna came back harder.  The dorado were more willing to bite.  Just overall better fishing.

 

The tuna bite has generally been mostly with our Taihunter Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay Fleet all season.  Fish between 10 and 100 pounds have been the general rule and it’s been very very good for about a month. Mixed with dorado, pargo, cabrilla and a few other species, it’s been solid.

 

But the big surprise this week was with our Tailhunter La Paz Fleet!

 

Out’ve La Paz Bay, most of the fishing is dorado fishing.  Probably 90% of the catch is dorado.  It’s the “honey hole” for mahi mahi!  Well, this season we’ve little jags of tuna here and there.  Pretty surprising all by itself and a nice bonus.  But, this past week, we had entire areas bust loose with boiling, foaming tuna!  Fish between 20 and 60 pound just blasting out’ve the water and slamming every bait tossed in the water!  Friday this past week was especially explosive!  In 23 years down here ,I’ve never seen so many tuna!

 

Hope it continues. We might get s’more showers this week, but nothing major like this last week where the first 3 days of the week were pretty much in the dumps because of weather.

 

Air temps are cooling.  Most day only in the mid-90’s.  However, the humidity has been incredible!  One morning at 5 a.m. when we were sending out our fishermen it was 92% humidity. One evening at midnight it was 88% humidity!

 

 

 

 

 

Jonathan


Jonathan Roldan’s

Tailhunter International


Website: 

www.tailhunter-international.com

Mexico Office: Tailhunter International, 755 Paseo Obregon, La Paz, Baja Sur, Mexico

U.S. Mailing Address:  Tailhunter International, 8030 La Mesa Blvd. #178, La Mesa CA  91942

Phones:
from USA : 626-638-3383
from Mexico: 044-612-14-17863
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Tailhunter Weekly Fishing Report:  https://fishreport.jonathanroldan.com/

Tailhunter YouTube Video Channel:

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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Sept. 8-16, 2018

TUNA FOAM FOR BOTH LAS ARENAS & TAILHUNTER FLEETS

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Sept .8-16, 2018

Mexican Minute Video Report

Short Attention Span Week at a Glance

Water – Blue and warm with surface temps at 86 degrees but lower thermoclines might be cooling off since we’re seeing some species biting like pargo, pompano and sierra that we normally only see in the springtime when waters are cooler.

Weather – Pretty much every day, the forecast calls for some rain.  But this time of year, that really doesn’t mean much.  It could be raining in the mountains or across the bay, but technically, it’s still “raining in La Paz. ”  We get some lightning in the mornings from the heat then it mostly clears up.  Then, afternoons, the thunderheads build and there’s some localized showers here and there.  Then, it clears up to a great sunset.  Mostly!  Now then it rains hard!   Humidity is a scorcher . At 4:30 in the morning the other day it was 94% humidity.  Like a fog of heavy air!  Then, it got better.

Fishing – Crazy tuna biters!  Las Arenas still producing tuna very nicely between 5 – 100 pounds off Muertos Bay, the Arenas lighthouse, the opening of the bay, Punta Perico and the south end of Cerralvo Island.  Some fish are fun. Some want to kill you!  LOL.  Not kidding.  Stay hydrated.  Have had several folks pretty much keel over from the heat; fighting fish and not drinking enough water (not beer!) WATER!!!  All goggle-eyed and delirious cuz their brains were getting friend.  Almost had to call the ambulances.  Know when to way when!

Catching – Dang, we lost some big tuna over 100 pounds this week.  Heartbreaking, especially after long fights and getting the fish close to the boat!

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

Yea…this is the right kinda!  Jeffrey and Michelle Martin came all the way from Michigan and had just one day to fish and stuck it! Two huge tuna for the coolers out’ve Bahia de los Muertos!

Paul Nagata, is our long-time amigo from San Francisco and tries to fish twice a year in La Paz with the Tailhunter Fleet. He shows off a gorgeous dorado he caught just outside of Bahia de los Muertos near Punta arenas on a live sardine.

Here’s trouble! Captain Armando with Jim Andrews and Terry Hudson after a nice day of fat tuna!

Leif Dover, our Georgia amigo from Atlanta with another nice fish to add to the many he has caught over the year. Roosterfish in the boat then photo’d and released!

Our new Tehachapi CA friends on their first visit to us, Frank and Annette Brooke had a really good first day with tuna and a nice dorado.

Jim Stahlman from Boise, Idaho was joined by brother, Jeff from Pennslyvania and had quite a variety during their week with us including tuna, pargo, cabrilla, and also dorado (not shown) as well as roosterfish (released).

That’s alot of meat! Scott Laughlin from San Diego and dad, Bob, from Arizona with Captain Armando posing with two 70-80 pound class tuna. One was fought for 3 hours and snapped Bob’s new rod!

Adriana Beucler is just 8-years-old from Laguna Niguel CA and joined granddad, Wayne Meriwether for a day on the water and got quite a variety including her two tuna, dorado, pargo and cabrilla that ended up at a delicious dinner that night, according to Grandpa Wayne! Good job, Adriana!  Come visit us again!

Captain Pancho looks on with our friends, Mac Treasure and Paul Jordan and a nice start to 3 days of fishing.

Fun folks from Redmond, Oregon, Ryan and Kelsey Williams pose with a couple of their yellowfin tuna.

The man of bronze! Scott Herman with another dorado caught with our Tailhuter La Paz fleet north of the city near Espirito Santo Island.

Great photo of Garrett Admiak and his 56-pound rocket tuna! It was Garrett’s first time fishing with us.

From Pennslyvania, Jeff Stahlman was able to pick up his first roosterfish. Caught and released!

The man in the cool sunglasses, Lolo Bencomo with a double fist of tuna for the cooler.

John Paladino had a big one on that got unbuttoned his first day, but came back on day 2 with this 40-pound class, yellowfin.

With the clouds, it almost looks a bit like Alaska, but it’s Muertos Bay and Dave Sealy and Debbie Omstead are actually from Alaska! Nice tuna to add to their cooler of fish!

Bob Pair has been coming to see us for year since way back in our first days almost 2 decades ago. He got a nice load of yellowfin with Captain Jorge. (more tuna on the table!)

Jamie Moore, one of our visiting firefighters poses with a nice day’s catch of mixed tuna and dorado from Bahia Muertos.

Great eating fish! We’re seeing more pargo lately than normal. Tough fighters, but delicious eating. Note the afternoon storm clouds in the distance. Not uncommon this time of year to get a tropical thundershower or two.

 

On the iron! Ari Caldavilla from Redondo Beach CA dropped a jig and got inhalded by this hefty yellowfin with our Tailhunter La Paz fleet where we don’t usually see the kind of tuna action we’re getting this year!

Greg West and Rich Pashley stacked ’em up on the beach. Somehow snuck a lone dorado into the pile!

Paul Nagata from San Francisco and Captain Pancho are all smiles with this hefty barred pargo!

 

It was pretty solid fishing again this past week and tuna left no doubt that they’re going to hog center stage right now.

 

With our Tailhunter Las Arenas fleet the tuna bite continued to charge with fish ranging from a small as 10 pounders up to over 100 pounds.  It’s like the tuna never left from last year and we’re just gonna keep riding that horse because these are fun fish…until you tie into one of the gorillas and spend 1, 2 or more hours bent on one of these hog fish.

 

The thing is, most of this is on lighter tackle of 30-40 pounds. You just never know when the next fish will crush you.  In the middle of boiling footballs suddenly a volkswagen yellowfin gulps your little sardine and you’ve got no choice but to hang on.  The problem is that if you’re using the heavier stuff…you won’t get bit at all!  So, the fish already has an advantage on you!

 

The fish are in several spots, but you can never tell.  There’s a spot at the south end of Cerralvo Island, but they are as close as the drop-off near the Punta Arena lighthouse maybe only ¼ mile offshore.  There’s also another spot maybe 100 yards from the beach near Punta Perrico and another close to shore spot just outside of Bahia Muertos before you hit Boca de Alamo.  Imagine 50-100 pound fish that close to shore where sometimes you can see the bottom!

 

The biggest surprise is the tuna showing up en masse for our Tailhunter La Paz fleet.  Usually for the La Paz fleets, the dorado are the main characters.  Probably 90% of the catch is dorado.  However, over the past few weeks tuna have been occasionally showing up in the middle of the dorado.

 

Well, this past week, the tuna came up boiling.  And these were healthy fun 20-30 pound class fish.  Not footballs.  Also some larger 40 pounders ripping around as well plus we had several folks hooked on freight trains estimate at over 100 pounds!

 

But, yes, there’s still dorado around. Plus roosterfish up to 70 pounds this past week. Add in some unusual big mullet snapper (pargo liso), some fat cabrilla (seabass) plus snapper and some other species and everyone had stuff to bring home in their ice chests.

 

The weather was variable all week.  Mostly hot and humid.  One morning at 4:30 a.m. it was 94% humidity and like a heavy hot fog!!!  Most days, rain is predicted, but it’s mostly in the afternooons after everyone is done and localized falling only here and there or enough to mess up your windshield. Then it’s gone.

TAILHUNTER OUTREACH

Want to shout out to everyone these past few weeks who have brought down stuff for our outreach program we’ve had now for 5 years that has produced several tons of donations around the city in an on-going year-long program.  All from our Tailhunter Family and Friends finding a little space in their luggage and ice chest for everything from school supplies to shoes and toys to medical and hygiene items.

Regretfully I don’t have photos of everyone the past two weeks, but wanted to share some with you and the smiles they produced including one from a whole soccer team who were beneficiaries of an incredible donation of new uniforms and gear from Len Weaverling.  Thank you all!

That’s our story!

Have a great week!

 

Jonathan


Jonathan Roldan’s

Tailhunter International


Website: 

www.tailhunter-international.com

Mexico Office: Tailhunter International, 755 Paseo Obregon, La Paz, Baja Sur, Mexico

U.S. Mailing Address:  Tailhunter International, 8030 La Mesa Blvd. #178, La Mesa CA  91942

Phones:
from USA : 626-638-3383
from Mexico: 044-612-14-17863
.

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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Sept. 2-8, 2018

TUNA LEAD THE WAY

La Paz – Las Arenas / Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Sept. 2-8, 2018

Mexican Minute Video Report

SHORT ATTENTION SPAN WEEK AT A GLANCE

Weather – That time of year.  High sunny 90’s during the day with high humidity.  Nights a comfortable 75.  But on and off-tropical showers during the week.  More expected this week with occasional thunder and lightning storms.

Water – Blue and mostly flat as long as the winds don’t blow at the beginning or end of a little rain squall.  Surface temps 85 degrees.

Fishing – Most folks caught more and bigger fish than they ever have in their lives.  Many caught so many fish early in their vacation or early in the day that they had to slow it down a bit or they would have too much fish.  Lots of fish released.  Tuna between 10 and 60 pounds.  Big roosters.  Dorado between 10 and 25 pounds.  Billfish showing.

Best tuna fishing Las Arenas/ Muertos.  Best dorado fishing is around La Paz.

Catching – We lost some marlin this week as well as some of the larger dorado and ALOT of the big tuna that were estimated between 50 and 100 pounds.

 

THE  BIG PICTURE AND THE REST OF THE STORY…

That’s a pig! Thick and fat! Daniel Bovee of San Diego has an understandable grin after landing his biggest tuna. Captain Pancho estimated it in the 80-pound-class!

Two of the funnest and funniest guys this week, Joaquim Perea and Rick Rumzy were visiting us for the first time and got a double hook-up on roosters! The squirming fish are kinda hard to hold onto for photos! But, both fish were released and swam off strongly. The guys are from Woodland CA.

Whoa! We don’t see to many of these this time of year and you need TNT and a crane to get them outta the rocks, but Greg Saubolle said this “was on my bucket list for years” when he stuck this 30-pound-class dog tooth (cubera) snapper.

1…2…3…SMILE! Captain Jorge helps out Greg Saubolle and Len Weaverling with a day’s catch of yellowfin tuna!

Colorful dorado for Ray Cabales who caught this mahi north of La Paz.  Pretty fish!

Know when-to-say-when! Our great amigo, Paul Nagata from San Francisco has fished with us for years and has pulled on some big fish but after over an hour on this fish that weighed 56-pounds (he had a scale) on light tackle, he knew when to hand the rod off for the last few minutes of the fight and boated a beautiful tuna! The guys brought the huge collar (weighed about 10 pounds!) to have us grill it up at Tailhunter Restaurant for 4 guys!

From Arizona, Mike Hudson finally made it down to us and posted a great first day with Captain Arcangel with tuna, dorado and pargo!

When you’re tired of catching tuna, do something else! Burke Winnie with his firs rooster! Released!

Elija Gilbert really really really wanted a marlin! So we teamed him with our Captain Chito and at the last minute…this 200 pound blue marlin. He’s on the beach with Shaina Clayburn also from Utah!

Our favorite Atlanta guys! Leif Dover and Brian O’Neill have fished with us often for years and always do well. They caught so many tuna the first few days, they chased other species or donated their fish!

This is my favorite photo of the week. It’s called “My happy place!” Joaquim Perea on his flyrod getting bent and having a blast.

Our Stockton CA contingency for the week, Vito Cipponeri and James Giovannoni hauled back a mound of fish after 3 days.

Jim Bovee from San Diego enjoys fishing La Paz so much he comes 3 times a year. And sometimes, he even comes with his son, Daniel! “We could have caught all the tuna we wanted,” said Jim.  (And I think they did!)

Now THIS is a tuna! John Bertwistle from Woodland CA hooked this powertrain tuna and hung on!

First rooster for Joaquim Perea. A quick photo then back in the water! Gorgeous colors!

Just a great photo! That’s alot of sashime after one day. Greg Saubolle was with Len Weaverling and hung a few yellowfin!

Captain Armando and Austin Reay check out Taylor’s slug yellowfin tuna! He only had one day to fish but did well!

All the way from Illinois, Pat Ellis and Clayton Demanes with Captain Arcangel had one day to squeeze in some fishing and got a couple handfuls of dorado and tuna!

Hard to tell who’s photo-bombing Captain Victor, but Mike, Dave and Austin had a pretty good day on the yellowfin.

Good start for Rick Rumzy and Joachim Perea with a full box of tuna and dorado.

Joaquim found out how tough our bonito are on a flyrod!

 

Despite some winds and afternoon thundershowers during the week another great week of fishing down here especially for the tuna off Bahia de Los Muertos and Las Arenas.  Just like the previous week, there were some days when the tuna bit early and hard and there were so many tuna that anglers either quit and returned to the beach early or they went off looknig for other species.

 

The tuna ran the gamut from little 5-pounders up to about 50 or 60 pounds with several larger fish up to 80-pounds that were beasts on the live bait and light tackle.  Several fish up to 100 pounds were lost at color!

 

Most folks had as much fish as they wanted and caught and released many fish or donated the meat.  They went searching for other species!

 

That included nicer dorado up to 30 pounds although most fish were in the 10-15 pound range.  There were more dorado with our Tailhunter La Paz Fleet which made up 90% of the catch.  But the larger dorado were with our Tailhunter Las Arenas fleet where the dorado mixed in with the tuna

 

We also got into jack crevalle, some nice dog-tooth snapper, pargo liso, cabrilla and pompano as well.

 

But the biggest surprise were the roosterfish!  Like the week before we caught more roosterfish this week and last week than the rest of the week combined!  There were a few days when we hooked and released at least a half-dozen gallos all ranging from 25-60 pounds!

 

The upcoming week shows signs of itermitent rain showers and scattered thunderstorms again, but not much wind so hopefully, it shouldn’t affect the fishing too badly. Most of the rain has been in the afternoons.  In between the rain, it’s hot and sunny!  Looks like a postcard!

 

NEW ONLINE LINK FOR MEXICAN FISHING LICENSES

The government changed the online link to purhase fishing licenses.  The new link is:

https://www.sportfishingbcs.gob.mx/

That’s our story!

 

Jonathan


Jonathan Roldan’s

Tailhunter International


Website: 

www.tailhunter-international.com

Mexico Office: Tailhunter International, 755 Paseo Obregon, La Paz, Baja Sur, Mexico

U.S. Mailing Address:  Tailhunter International, 8030 La Mesa Blvd. #178, La Mesa CA  91942

Phones:
from USA : 626-638-3383
from Mexico: 044-612-14-17863
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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Aug. 19-26, 2018

SUMMER ROLLING OUT ON A HIGH NOTE!

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay/ Fishing Report for Week of Aug. 19-26, 2018

 

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO REPORT

WEEK AT A GLANCE for SHORT ATTENTION SPANS

Weather – Warm and humid!  Highs in the upper 90’s with lots of humidity.  Stay hydrated! Some tropical electrical storms in the afternoon, at night or early in the morning.  Similar weather predicted this week.  A bit of rain on the forecast.

Water – Warm and blue . Getting surface temps in the high 80’s . The fish love it!

Fishing – Just nice solid biters . Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay holding tuna, wahoo and dorado close to shore…literally.  Plus pompano, cabrilla and pargo.  For our La Paz fleet, everyone getting dorado.

THE REST OF THE STORY and THE BIG PICTURE

Jorge rack

Jorge Romero had a good day fishing. From La Paz, Jorge was fishing only 100 yards offshore (see photos below) from the beach just outside Muertos Bay, he caught a huge cabrilla and 30-40 pound tuna on sardines then got a wahoo dragging a rapala back to the beach.

We love the kids! Selena is just 8-years-old, but was out all week with Grandpa Diego, Jimenez from Loveland, Colorado and caught dorado and tuna like this one!

This is a good day! Mike Weinsz stacked up the fat tuna on the beach at Muertos. He also caught dorado.

Dorado are the main catch for our Tailhunter La Paz fleet. These were caught just at the mouth of La Paz Bay.

Yea! Jorge Ramiro again with a hefty cabrilla. Punta Perrico in the background in shallow water!

Full moon?  Hmmm…

Summer is rolling out with some solid fishing as town empties of tourists as kids and families head back to school. Hot humid weather with temperatures in the high 90’s and warm waters kept the fishing on the high counts, although afternoon localized tropical electrical and thunderstorms did pop up now and then although usually after everyone was already back from fishing.

For our Tailhunter Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay Fleet, it lived up to it’s reputation with the fishing spot literally about 100 yards off the beach and tuna breaking within sight of where we launch our pangas. Tuna ranged in size from 10-50 pounds, but the same area also produced some nicer dorado in the 15-25 pound class as well. The same area also seems to be the hot spot for wahoo as we had several biters of wahoo in the 30 pound size and a number of fish that got bit off.

Our fleet fishing the tuna right at the mouth of Bahia de los Muertos. The point is right there behind the pangas. Water only about 50′ deep. The tuna are close!

Thanks Mark Buchanan for this photo from the hill above Muertos Bay. It’s our pangas fishing the tuna hot spot. Look carefully and you can see the bottom! For anyone who thinks we need to go a zillion miles offshore to find fish! Tuna, wahoo and dorado all right there this past week! Also, notice how green everything is from the rain!

Inshore has continued to be surprising as cooler water fish that we don’t normally see except in the winter/ spring when waters are cooler were caught including pargo liso (mullet snapper), pompano, and big cabrilla.

For our Tailhunter La Paz fleet, there dorado to be had. There’s smaller fish schooling right in the bay with larger fish out towards San Juan de la Costa and around the point at Punta Mejia. The smaller fish are as small as 5 pound “doraditos” that we mostly toss back, but fun to catch and up to about 20 pounds on the outside. There’s also some roosterfish biting around Bonanza Beach. But dorado are 90% of the catch with some days better than others.

Head’s up…

Looks like some afternoon thundershowers coming later this week!

That’s our story!

 

Jonathan

Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter International

Website:
http://www.tailhunter-international.com

Mexico Office: Tailhunter International, 755 Paseo Obregon, La Paz, Baja Sur, Mexico

U.S. Mailing Address: Tailhunter International, 8030 La Mesa Blvd. #178, La Mesa CA 91942

Phones:
from USA : 626-638-3383
from Mexico: 044-612-14-17863
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Tailhunter YouTube Video Channel:
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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Aug. 12 -19, 2018

TUNA and DORADO SUMMER BITE

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Aug. 12-19, 2018

Mexican Minute Video Report

Week at a Glance

Weather – Warm and sunny.  Highs all week high 90’s.  Nightime dropping to high 70’s.  Pretty humid.  Not unusual to get some electrical and thunderstorms and showers here and there.  Nothing lasts long or affected the fishing .

Water – Blue with surface temps high 80’s.  Great snorkeling and diving time.  Some thermoclines down 30′-40′ much chillier by 5-8 degrees.

Fishing – More football-sized tuna showing up in the 10-15 pound class, but big bruisers still around.  Dorado are 80% of the catch, but the bite is often later in the day for the dorado.

Catching – The bigger the fish, the more we lose.  Lost some wahoo and billfish this week.  So, no photos, but the fish are there!

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST OF THE STORY…

Eric Hill visiting us for the first tim from Colorado rocked it with a hefty yellowfin tuna off Punta Arenas .

After you’ve been fighting a big fish in the hot sun for a long time, it’s kinda hard to lift it for a photo as Jules found out in this photo. Punta Arenas and Cerralvo Island in the distance.

I couldn’t get a photo of Donovan Ackerman and his big dorado, but I do have a photo of the big dorado with Captain Ramiro on the beach at Muertos Bay.

Laura Hernandez with another fat fat yellowfin just off the beach at Arenas. Laura is from San Diego.

Amigo, Roger McCracken from Oregon was fishing with Shelly Donnell north of La Paz when they had a good day on the dorado and even a football tuna.

The right kind! Nice football tuna double-fisted by Mark Buchanan from San Diego.

We had more of a fairly typical summer fishing week these past few days. Temperatures in the high 90’s with night temps in the high 70’s. Days start often with clouds then the Baja sun busts through giving way to stronger breezes and the return of clouds in the afternoons and even some thundershowers that cool off the evenings.

Waters have settled and are mostly blue and holding some pretty decent fish!

We still have those larger model tuna off Punta Arenas that seem to average about 40-50 pounds and have really been tough dogged sport these past few weeks and schooling a lot of anglers in how powerful these fish can be. Especially, when success tips in favor of the fish since they are mostly eating light 25-40 pound test which really puts a strain in the angler and his gear. We sure lose a lot of them.

However, this past week, we saw fewer of the larger fish and more football tuna seemed to have taken up station. These fish are much much more manageable to most angler since these footballs are 10-20 pounders. They’ll pull hard, but at least they don’t kill you!

Rounding out the box, there’s some nicer 10-30 pound dorado that have moved in. Most surprising are the pargo, pompano and some other cooler water species we normally do not see this time of year with the waters so warm. Maybe the waters are already cooling?

For our La Paz Tailhunte fleet, the bay and around the islands north of town, dorado are still the mainstay with limits or near limits most days. The problems is about finding the spots. It seems the concentrations of fish move around, but once located, it can be crazy off-the-chart fishing.

Just a heads-up that the best bite is later in the day or afternoon so be patient. The fish are more willing to feed sometimes just about the time much of the fleet is heading back in. But, our Tailhunter pangas have been staying out a bit later to take advantage of the later bite .

That’s our story!

Jonathan

Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter International

Website:
http://www.tailhunter-international.com

Mexico Office: Tailhunter International, 755 Paseo Obregon, La Paz, Baja Sur, Mexico

U.S. Mailing Address: Tailhunter International, 8030 La Mesa Blvd. #178, La Mesa CA 91942

Phones:
from USA : 626-638-3383
from Mexico: 044-612-14-17863
.

Tailhunter Weekly Fishing Report: https://fishreport.jonathanroldan.com/

Tailhunter YouTube Video Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBLvdHL_p4-OAu3HfiVzW0g

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