Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘cerralvo Island’ Category

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Bahia Suenos Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Oct. 9-16, 2021

DORADO CHEW AS WEATHER CHANGES

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Oct. 9-16, 2021

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO REPORT

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

Triple catch. Daryl Martz with sons Allan and Dale show off some of their dorado caught with our Tailhunter La Paz Fleet.

 

One of the larger dorado models of the week! Good amigo, Dave Lindell, got this one out’ve Bahia Muertos. Dave lives in Pendleton, OR.

Julie and daugther, Kendall Millspaugh from Washington have been fishing with us for years and did pretty well on the dorado and pargo waiting on the fillet table!

His 2nd trip with us this year, fun amigo, John Washington from Carson City NV with captain Gerardo with dorado, palometa and pargo waiting for the ice chest.

Over the years, we’ve watched young Tanner Millspaugh grow up and now he’s ready to hit high school! Nice bull, Tanner!

Never a dull moment when Wiley Randolph is visiting us. He was fishing with Chito when he got this dorado.

Mike Hanson got one of the larger roosters of the week just off Punta Perrico. The fish was released.

Barry Matlack just had time to squeeze in one day of fishing and it paid off with a nice day of dorado including this legit bull mahi.

It takes two! Debbie and Steve Millspaugh have some nice dorado to show off and take home to Washington.

Unfortunately, because of the weather, Jacob and dad, Jeffrey Cooper only got in one good day of fishing, but had some good action with dorado, pargo and snapper. Jacob just returned from his mission and it was their first time visiting us. Only with the weather had cooperated more.

Allan Martz doesn’t see many fish where he lives in Boston!

A good day for Tanner and Travis Millspaugh. On the beach at Muertos Bay. Good to have the family back again. Always great to see them.

Ceci has way too much fun. One day fishing produced dorado and a marlin with Captain Alfredo.

Daryl Martz finally got his roosterfish for a quick photo and release.

Good to have these guys back to see us after a bit of absence! Jim Adair and Brad Baker had a good day on the dorado schools.

MIke and Kirsten Hanson from Oregon with Captain Gerardo got quite a bit of variety including dorado, palometa, sierra, cabrilla and pargo!

Another one for Tanner headed into the fish box!

Most of the week, it was pretty good fishing.

But, you can really tell things are changing sooner than normal. Air temps are cooler. There are more and stronger winds, especially from the north. The water is rougher and colder. The fishing and the fish are changing.

There are still warm water species. In fact, it was a pretty solid week of dorado fishing for both our Tailhunter Las Arenas Fleet and our Tailhunter La Paz Fleet although the better dorado fishing was with our La Paz fleet. Fish between 5 and 20 pounds were the norm and limits were not unusual. Fish could be found in a wide variety of areas and you could have a slow bite all day and then hit the spot and fill the fish box in one stop. Or, you might get single and double fish all day through the end of the day.

Billfish like marlin and sailfish are still around, but it was a slower week on these two species. After an incredible year with more billfish than I have ever seen, perhaps this is the last hurrah for sailfish and marlin.

The biggest indicator of change are, of course, the fish. More cooler water fish are showing up in the counts. Sierra, amberjack, yellowtail, pargo liso are usually fish we see in December or early spring. However, it seems every week we’re getting more of these types of fish.

It’s hard to put a finger on the fishing picture looking back this week. Three of the days were a write off.

Tropical Storm Pamela came up and dropped alot of rain on us. So, one day we had to cut the fishing short as it started getting too rough. The next day, we had to cancel all trips. The port captain shut down the port for safety reasons with 7-9’ swells and breaking waves slamming outside. After the storm, the weather remained erratic and winds continued to tear up the water. Bait became difficult to find. We had some of the worst fishing days of the year, where we had boats out, but it probably would have been best to just stay off the water. Just being honest.

The coming week shows no weather disturbances…so far. But we’ll keep an eye. Nevertheless, there’s no doubt that things are changing and getting cooler.

That’s my story!

Jonathan

Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter Sportfishing
www.tailhunter.com

 

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

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

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

“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.”

 

Read Full Post »

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Sept. 8-15, 2021

OLAF TURNS INTO A SURPRISE CATEGORY 2 HURRICANE

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Bahia Suenos Fishing Report for Week of Sept 8-15, 2021

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO FISHING REPORT

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

They only had ONE day to fish! Tim and his amigo, Adam, hooked FIVE marlin with several on simultaneously and awesomely RELEASED all of them but brought home an ice chest full of pargo, cabrilla and snapper.

New amigos visiting for the first time, David Marin and Kristin Robles from El Monte CA pose with a hefty rooster for a quick photo and release.

With clouds from Hurricane Olaf bearing down on them in the background, Garry Coles from Washington put this nice bull dorado on the deck before a mad dash back to the marina!

Duane Marlatt told me his arm was sore after more than an hour battling his first marlin just north of the city. Duane is from Colorado on his first visit to us.

Our first big dog-tooth snapper in awhile in the hands of another of our first time new amigos, Jeremiah Page from Oregon. Great eating!

In almost 30 years working for us, Captain Arkangel is rarely seen smiling in a photo, but he’s got a good one for Tim Larson and his marlin. Great shot. Several other billfish were released that day.

One of the best anglers to visit us SEVERAL times a year, Mark Bonsack from Washington got one of the few wahoo we’ve seen this year on a Rapala.

Art Flippin has been fishing with us for years, but made a last-minute trip down and started off with several dorado like this one out’ve Bahia Muertos with Captain Armando.

Captain Pancho lends a hand with a big rooster that Brad Bennett caught who came to visit us from Montana. The rooster was released.

Al and Jeanne Jones from Idaho with one of their favorite captains, Rogelio Camacho and a day of dorado headed for the fillet table.

Brett Bleichrodt from Denver was able to squeeze in one last day of fishing and put the wood to this nice roosterfish before releasing it. Those are storm clouds from Hurricane Olaf darkening the background sky. Shortly after, they were running for the beach.

Captain Pancho is trying to help Claire Olson with his marlin and strike an unusual pose! Claire’s first fishing trip with us and good to have him down. They released two billfish that day.

First time visiting us and first time fishing on salt water, Nicole gets an assist from Captain Pancho on a legit roosterfish before letting it swim away. Nice job!

Only one day to fish, but Tim and Adam stacked the cooler with some of the best eating fish including big cabrila, snapper, and several species of pargo.

Captain Victor and Jermey and Deanna Page with a big sailfish he caught as well as a dorado. The Page’s came to see us from Oregon and it was their first time in La Paz.

Two of the fun and funniest folks whenever they visit. Eric has a fish on the line while Starr Jenkins is trying to pose with one on the gaff. The Jenkins are from Temecula CA. They also released several billfish while fishing with us.

Check out the flat calm waters one day AFTER Hurricane Olaf! John Holty and Captain Jorge with a quick photo of a striped marlin before releasing it.

A great photo of a larger bull dorado! David Marin hooked this good-looking mahi just outside of Bahia Muertos.

MIch Nekota with his first marlin with Greg Saubolle while fishing with Captain Victor. They also released another billfish. They donated a majority of the fish to the community.

These guys had too much fun the week they were with us. Brandon Mauch and Garry Coles spent one day just light tackle fishing in the rocks. They caught and released 17 roosterfish!

Great shot! From Lincoln City, Oregon, Joe Barnard has another roosterfish for the camera before a quick release.

Noah Lauby and Dennis Gayman tag-teamed this marlin with Captain Armando off Las Arenas. Most of the meat was donated.

All the way from Australia via South Africa, Andrew MacKay is a professional hunting guide in 5 countries, but got in a quick last-minute visit to us to jump on some dorado with Captain Armando.

Ben Daniels fishing inshore got his first roosterfish for a fast photo then release before Hurricane Olaf barreled in and they had to dash for the beach. Clouds looming in the background. Ben is from Colorado.

 

I lost count how many roosters Mark and Nicole released, but he always takes great photos! That’s the sand of Las Arenas Point just behind them. Check the flat waters one day after the hurricane!

Amberjack in September? Also big triggerfish, pargo, snapper and cabrilla headed for the ice chest for Garry and Brandon who work together doing cancer research.

 

Our bite was really doing well.  Dorado had picked up noticeably with more and bigger fish for both our Tailhunter Las Arenas and Tailhunter La Paz fleet.  In fact, it was some of the best bite we had seen in weeks.   Marlin and sailfish continued to surprise many of our anglers, especially on light tackle who were fishing for dorado or other smaller species then suddenly find themselves fighting a billfish!

A few tuna and wahoo even popped up and inshore fishing for huge triggerfish, as well as pargo, cabrilla, snapper, jack crevalle, and of course, big bonito kept everyone bent.
Then, out’ve nowhere, Hurricane Olaf came roaring in.
We had been watching it for several days come north towards us, but all of the computer models showed it barely brushing the Baja Peninsula then taking a sharp left and heading out to sea.  It’s what many storms do at this time.  Maybe some wind.  Maybe a tad bit of rain.  We can usually expect some larger swells or waves.  Overall pretty benign.   It’s what Nora, Marty and Kevin did last month.  Not really anything big.
Olaf was expected to do the same.
The morning of Sept. 9, we sent out our boats and fishermen like normal.  Seas were calm.  It was dark but the skies were clear and stars were easily visible.  A beautiful morning!
About 8 a.m.,  all of that changed.
Olaf made a strange right turn and instead of going out, it made a missile path right over Baja and right over La Paz!

Beautifully scary. Olaf made a surprising turn into Baja.

Time to bring all the boats back to shore FAST!

Literally without warning, huge black (not dark) clouds rolled in with giant cracks of thunder and lighting and it was like someone started dumping buckets of water on La Paz.  There was no drizzle ahead of time.  The skies just started opening up.  I’m not kidding when I tell you that people were suddenly running  like crazy for shelter.  Joggers and bikers were suddenly dashing to find cover.  Construction workers were jumping off scaffolds to escape the downpour.  Cars were swerving trying to dodge the people and boats in the bay were full throttle to get back to the port or beach.
No one was prepared for what hit us.

Here comes Olaf!

Olaf turned into a pretty furious Category 2 hurricane with winds up to 90 mph and gusts to 150 mph.  12-15 inches of rain in less than a day.
It took about a day and one night to blow through and left huge floods; swirling arroyos and broken trees and signs everywhere.  Many were left without electricity, water and phones for 1-3 days.  Fortunately, no injuries were reported.

Lots of flooded streets!

12-15 inches of rain and gusts of wind over 100 mph.

Normally, this is a street!
Airports had no power so were closed.  Most flights got cancelled so folks got stuck unable to leave.  On the other end, folks trying to fly down to us couldn’t get on their flights to fly in.
Obviously no fishing to the disappointment of many who watched Olaf’s craziness from indoors.

Adios Olaf!

Then, just like that…OLAF was gone.  Sun came out.  Wind disappeared.  Seas turned to glass.  Usually, after a storm it takes several days for things to clean up.
And the fishing bounced back pretty nicely right away.  We sent out lots of fishermen immediately and I was surprised by the action.  Marlin…sailfish…dorado…seemed just as willing as the anxious fishermen!  The next few days will give us a better reading.  At this time, we’ll need a few more days to make a better assessment, but all indications are that things cleared up pretty fast!
That’s my story!
Jonathan
Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter Sportfishing
www.tailhunter.com



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

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

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

Read Full Post »

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Sept. 1-7, 2021

POST NORA THE FISH TAKE A FEW DAYS TO WAKE UP

AGAIN! (but they finally do!)

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Bahia Muertos/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for week of Sept. 1-7, 2021

 

 

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO REPORT

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

Nice haul of fish! Captain Armando put Mitch and Ron on a nice jag of dorado and big bonito at Bahia Muertos.

Great shot and nice dorado for our first-timer, Leon Miguel from Woodland WA. The dorado bite finally kicked in this week.

Jeremiah and Tiffany Page have a good start to their fishing week with a variety of fish including dorado, pargo, cabrilla, palometa, and snapper.

Mitch Gayman from Lake Elsinore CA with Captain Armando pose with a big sailfish Mitch hooked on a live bait and light tackle. Sailfish and marlin hook-ups increased this week! Mitch released the fish!

Some nice Las Arenas dorado for the fish box for Aiden Florence visiting with his dad for the first time from Kansas.

Roosterfish were often and willing this week. Frank Howald caught and released this guy outside of Bahia Muertos.

Staying at Rancho Costa there in Bahia Muertos, nice bull dorado for Rick Harley from Salt Lake City, UT.

Jim Bovee from San Diego loves his dorado fishing. On his 3rd visit this year had had some great days in the mahi schools. Sizeable bull here caught north of La Paz.

Just a great photo and expression from Starr Jenkins with her first marlin. Captain lends a hand. They released the fish.

Daniel Bovee chases big fish everytime he visits us. He got the lone wahoo of the week off Cerralvo Island.

That’s a handful! Steve Avery caught several roosters during his week with us. All released.

 

Ted Kunze from Arizona and Tom Epps from Michigan had quite a variety of fish with Captain Jorge including palometa, cabrilla, triggerfish and snapper.

 

Brian Barney gives a thumbs-up to his catch wit John Sedovy and a cleaning table full of dorado, trigger and palometa.

Joaquin Perea just enjoys being down here and on the water no matter what! Always good to see him and he’s always on fish like this rooster…caught…photo’d …released!

He just had one day to visit us and fish, but Steve Summers caught roosterfish, dorado and several other species. All the roosters were released.

Good double-shot of dorado with Ron Sierzega from AZ and Mitch Gayman from CA. They had some nice days fishing with us and plugged the boxes.

Captain Alfredo tail holds Eric Jenkin’s dorado that he’ll add to a full box of mahi!

Some good eating! Captain Armando gives Leon a hand with a dorado and some tasty palometas.

Not a nicer guy to visit us every year with his family and friends. Adam Florence from Kansas poses with one of his roosterfish that he quickly released.

Captain Luis looks on while Joaquin poses with another dorado fishing with our La Paz fleet.

All the way from Ohio, Jodi and Daren Archer on their first visit to La Paz fished with Captain Jorge and produced some good dorado meat for the freezer.

All the way from the Memphis area on a first-time visit, Jason Jones with one of the larger roosterfish of the week caught and released.

Great fun on light tackle spinning rods for Curt and Brent with soe pargo, cabrilla and triggerfish headed for the cooler.

Captain Pancho gives Aiden a hand with one of his roosters before letting it go.

Brandon Mauch from San Diego and is amigo, Garry Coles from Washington State fished with Captain Gerardo and rocked a pair or dorado.

Kristy Summers and Captain Jorge have big smiles for a big roosterfish…her first. Also released. She also caught dorado that they brought over to our Tailhunter Restaurant for dinner.

Starr Jenkins has another mahi on the gaff with Captain Alfredo.

Jim with two more dorado for the ice chest! It was a good week. He also released two sailfish.

After hurricane Nora brushed by us last week and being mostly benign, I initially thought that fishing would rebound pretty fast because, despite having to cancel only 1 day of fishing, Nora only hit us with some strong winds and waves. But, no rain or lasting weather glitches.

However, the fishing took longer than I thought to come back. Lingering winds and cooler waters kept fishing less-than-stellar. In fact, a week later, it’s quite breezy and much cooler these last few days.

So, it was somewhat picky fishing for most of the week.

Everyone caught fish, but our captains and anglers had to really work hard to find fish.

There was a smattering of dorado here and there. Most were no more than 10-15 pound fish. The rest of the catch was mainly cabrilla, pargo, snapper, jack crevalle and bonito. Occasionally a billfish was hooked. Roosterfish kept alot of our fishermen in the game, thankfully. Fun fishing, but honestly pretty picky.

However, late in the week, the fish seemed to wake up and remember to eat!

Dorado started to school up again instead of singular fish here and there. More limits started coming in. Larger fish up to maybe 20-25 pounds got into the counts. Sailfish and marlin got more cooperative as well with a number of fish hooked, released and often lost on light tackle. We even had several wahoo hook-ups. Along with the roosterfish in the 10-40 pound class, mixed with the inshore species of bonito, jacks, cabrilla, snapper and pargo…and even some sierra and small yellowtail, the action had increased three-fold. Many many more smiles for sure. Almost all the billfish and all of the roosterfish were released.

Even had a couple of football-sized yellowfin tuna show up as well.  Hopefully, more to follow.  These are the first tuna we’ve seen since early summer!

Eric Jenkins rocked a sole yellowfin tuna with Captain Armando

There’s some thundercloud and late rains expected this week, but mostly all after the fishing is done. It feels like we’re getting an early fall and that summer has passed us as temperatures and humidity have decreased remarkably.  Prior to that, it has felt like a sauna many times.

That’s my story!

 

Jonathan
Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter Sportfishing
www.tailhunter.com



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

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

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

Read Full Post »

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Aug 25-31, 2021

FISHING IMPROVES ALOT…UNTIL NORA SHOWS UP!

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Aug. 25-31, 2021

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO FISHING REPORT

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

First marlin is a blue! Dan Dorati with Captain Armando and Dan’s first marlin.

 

Tony Toven from Sylmar CA was fishing a live sardine when this nice wahoo bit not far off Cerralvo Island.

Double-fist roosters for Kincaid Hancock and his dad, Tommy, from San Diego.  It was Kincaid’s first-time fishing on salt water.  Both fish ate live sardines and both were released.

Austin Dorati puts another dorado in the box.

Patrick Busby from Louisiana battled this striped marlin on 20 pound test and a light 8-foot spinning outfit for an hour-and-a-half.  He was fishing with the Tailhunter Fleet in La Paz.  They were fishing light tackle in a school of dorado when the marlin bit.

Captain Rogelio gives Kincaid Hancock a hand with this dorado photo. It was Kincaid’s first salt-water trip. He’s from San Diego.

Tommy has another rooster for the camera. Catch-and-release!

One of the nicest guys to visit, great shot of Andy Lauber who fished with light tackle all week. All roosters were released.

Compared to last week, fishing was remarkably improved on so many levels . For both our Tailhunter La Paz Fleet and our Tailhunter Las Arenas Fleet, the bite improved the further away we got from the last week’s full moon as well as the remnants of 3 storms that brushed us, Lynda, Kevin and Marty that didn’t actually hit us, but their effects on the waves, currents and winds added to the full moon affects.  Hence, I think that’s why the fishing was off.

However, this week, the roosterfish over at Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay were back on track with quite a bit of catch-and-release fish running up to about 30 pounds and the fish willing to hit live bait.
If you fished the inshore as well as the  rocks and reefs, there were plenty of snapper, cabrilla, triggerfish, pargo, jack crevalle and other species to make for hours-of-action, if that’s what you wanted to do, especially on light tackle.
The most marked improvement was with the pelagic species.  Still no tuna this year, but we did have some wahoo strikes.  Marlin and sailfish also picked up with fish getting hooked daily.  Some boats getting multiple strikes.  Most fish released or breaking off.
Best of all, the dorado were much more cooperative for both of our fleets.  Most fish were that fun 10-20 pound size and limits were not uncommon.  Some of the dorado were biting right in the bay not far from in front of the hotels and Malecon.
Interestingly, we got some sierra and yellowtail in the counts.  Those are usually colder water fish we don’t see until winter or spring.
A good part of the days of the week, we spent watching the track of Hurricane Norma.  It had alot of us prepping to get hit as it came north towards Baja with winds predicted up to 90 mph.  We were pretty sure we were in for several days of winds and rain.  However, we were fortunate in that Nora bent easterly and veered towards the mainland instead.
We got some strong winds, but otherwise dodged a bullet.
We had to cancel fishing one day because the port captain shut things down, but we were able to get back on the water the next day.  I am always worried after a storm comes through wondering how it would affect fishing.  Sometimes, it takes more than a few days for the fish and waters to get back on track especially since the fishing had been pretty steady.
However, the storms didn’t do as much as anticipated and fish seemed to be willing to bite again after the storm.
That’s my story!

 

Jonathan
Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter Sportfishing
www.tailhunter.com



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

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

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

 

Read Full Post »

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of July 18-24, 2021

GOOD FULL MOON MID-SUMMER ACTION

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of July 18-24, 2021

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO REPORT

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

Hector Chacon from Arcadia CA used to visit us every year for many years, but missed the last 5. He finally made it back to us and started out with a nice catch-and-release roosterfish fishing with Captain Jorge.

Tannier Pierson from San Diego was a billfish magnet for a few days. I think I heard he hooked one or two billfish a day including this one with Captain Pancho. All were released or broke off.

Smiles say it all. Megan Graves from San Diego while staying at Rancho Costa in Bahia Muertos poses with a fresh bull mahi.

One of the nicest all-time amigos, Rafael Rios fishing every year with us and hails from Corpus Christi TX. Good way to start the say with an early morning bull mahi! Pretty shot. We cooked up a bunch of it at our Tailhunter Sea Level Restaurant.

He said it was his best fishing day ever . From Washington, Brett Thomassen, tries with the help of Captain Raul to pose with one of the larger sailfish we’ve seen lately. They were fishing just north of La Paz. Waters were a bit bouncy . They also caught dorado.

Catching a marlin is quite a feat. Catching one on a flyrod is incredible, but that’s what Greg Wetherbee from Colorado did with this pretty fish and Captain Rogelio. Greg Released the fish and over 5 days with his flyrod also caught numerous roosterfish, jacks, bonito, dorado and others. All released.

Just one day to squeeze in a day of fishing with us, Howie Cohen, had some fun with 4 droado plus snapper and cabrilla. Howie is from Alpine CA. He was fishing around Espirito Santo Island with Captain Raul.

Dan Jenkins staying at Rancho Costa Resort at Bahia Muertos looks pretty happy with his roosterfish! The fish was released.

Captain Gerardo with Wally Graves (the one smiling) and a nice marlin for the photos before a good release. Nice photo!

Hector says his dad, Richard Chacon, caught all the fish! Nice rack…dorado, snapper and huge triggerfish!

YEOW! This looks like a mutant! I wish Tim Dumler had a scale to put this fish on. What a dorado!

Greg has another one on the flyrod. This one a colorful dorado and then the meat donated.

It wasn’t a spectacular week of fishing by any means, but it was a good solid fun summer week fishing.  Even with a full moon.  Just fun!  No real surprises.  Everyone who wanted fish caught fish.  Everyone who wanted to bring home fish, brought home fish.  Everyone who wanted to bring some fish to have cooked up back on shore, had fish to cook up.
Some folks caught the bucket list they always wanted.  For some, it was a billfish like a marlin or a sailfish.  For others it was that first roosterfish. For others, they targeted dorado.  If it wasn’t their bucket list fish, for some, it was the biggest fish they had every caught.
Indeed, roosterfish, marlin and dorado were the three pre-dominant species of the week.  But the action was rounded out with good rod-bending on jack crevalle, bonito, triggerfish, cabrilla, pargo and snapper.  Bait was not an issue.
Lots of smiles and good action.  Can’t ask for more!
If anything, the biggest issue we had was mid-week when a hurricane way way way down south and headed out to Hawaii sent some big swells up the Sea of Cortez making it more than a bit bump and rough for our boats fishing out of La Arenas and damping down the bite.  Conversely, the more protected waters north of La Paz produced better fishing during those days.  When the seas calmed down so did the bite and right back to normal.
It’s really HOT and humid these days.  Anyone coming down is advised to stay hydrated!  Not kidding.  Easy to get sick if you’re not drinking lots of water.  Unfortunately, beer and margaritas don’t count!
That’s my story!
Jonathan
Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter Sportfishing

www.tailhunter.com

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

U.S. Mailing Address:  Tailhunter Sportfishing

8030 La Mesa Blvd. #178, La Mesa CA  91942

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

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.”

Read Full Post »

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Bahia Suenos Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of July 10-17, 2021

SUMMER VARIETY

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Bahia Suenos Fishing Report for Week of July 11-17, 2021

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO REPORT

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

Bennett Clegg always does well on the light tackle. This pretty bull dorado he caught while fishing with Captain Joel is no exception.

Ken Smith had just one day to squeeze in to try to catch his bucket-list rooster. He and Captain Armando rocked this big one and several others. All released.

That’s some good eating! Scott Pitts put this nice cabrilla in the fish box.

With Captain Rogelio our first-timer Utah amigos, Morgan Robinson and her dad, Cody just off Espirito Santo Island.

Tim Weaver is usually wearing black robes and has a gavel in his hand as a judge from Arkansas. This time he’s got himself a nice roosterfish. One of several all released.

I love this photo and we love this amiga…sheer joy! Toni Brown and Captain Alfredo with a fresh dorado on the gaff!

She’s been with us for years and always does well with her favorite Captain Pancho. Dolores Ehlers with another roosterfish. Photo and release!

Scott Dull squeezed in a quick drive down from Loreto to fish one day with us and ended with a sucessful catch of pargo, cabrilla and triggerfish to drive back up north.

Morgan Robinson with her first roosterfish off Bahia Muertos. Photo and release.

I THINK this is Greg Wetherbee behind the mask! He worked his flyrod for five days and caught a number of species including this slugger jack crevalle.

Pro fishing guide, John Daly, was a first-time visitor with us and shows off his first roosterfish outside of Suenos for a photo and release.

Now, here’s a nice photo! Colorful bull dorado caught by young Drake Rowland from Texas.

Ben Rodriguez, another of our first-timers this week, shows off a first-day catch off the reef with triggers cabrilla, big pargo and snapper .Ben is from San Diego.

Tim had himself a pretty active week with lots of species including this dog-tooth snapper. He did release alot of fish too!

Always a pleasure to have Mark Brown visit us. Last year, they had to cancel, but he was back this week and fished with Captain Alfredo taking this fat roosterfish north of La Paz. The fish was released .

I’ve known Ray Laney for years and he brought his son, Daniel, down for his high school graduation. They had to work hard for their fish, but the last day finally turned on with some nice dorado. Ray is from Oxnard CA

Dave Elliott and Bill Cogdall are two more of our new amigos who had to cancel last year, but came back this year for 3 days on the water with us. Great guys and glad to have them finally make it. They did pretty good on the dorado!

Cindy Weaver with her first rooster! Captain Armando lends a hand and helps with the release afterwards.

This photo is just too special. John Carser and his wife, Carol from Huntington Beach CA brought grandson Patrick to La Paz. Patrick is from Rhode Island and spending the summer with grandma and grandpa. This was his first time saltwater fishing and this was his first dorado! He did it! But, check the great facial expression! Grandpa John is all smiles.

His first marlin plus on live bait…on light tackle…and from a panga in shallow water! Tim Weave with his first striper…caught and released.

Hard to tell, but I think this is Mark Buddy behind the mask showing off one of several roosterfish he took on the fly while fishing the whole week with us . He got a number of species on the flyrod. All fish were released.

One of the best guys around…long time amigo from Denver, John Ehlers with his favorite Captain Pancho. John’s got another rooster to put back in the water as soon as he takes the photo.

Alicia Clegg from the East Bay of San Francisco can fish! She does so well every year. She’s got another dorado for the box!

Captain Rogelio poses with one of our new Utah friends, Stephanie Robinson and a nice dorado on the gaff.

Sam Sybesma from Bellflower is another of our good amigos who has been fishing with us for years. He brought down his son, Micah, this year. I think Micah caught bigger fish than dad!

Lots of first-timer roosterfish. Captain Armando with Teal Smith and her first gallo!

Late season rainbow runner caught by Crystal Bernhart outside of Bahia Muertos. Great eating fish we usually catch in the springtime months.

When you’re hot, you’re hot. Tim with another rooster for a photo and release!

Dan Hibma was visiting us for the first time from S. California and it looks like he’s got a nice dorado ready for the box.

It wasn’t a spectacular week of fishing to be honest.  There weren’t alot of big trophy fish caught.
But, it was good steady summer fun fishing!  Except for a few slack times, overall, everyone caught fish.  There was plenty of action to go around.
Sometimes when it’s all big fish, especially for families, kids or first timers, big fish can be a tough fight.  And often a big disappointment when they break off.  With the fish we had this week, it was just pretty good steady fun fishing.
There might be the occasion off day, but most of our anglers fish several days.  The good days usually made up for the slower days and the bite produced a good mix of dorado, billfish, lots of small to medium roosterfish, jack crevalle, big bonito, pargo, snapper, cabrilla and even some late season amberjack and rainbow runners.
The dorado have definitely slowed from the wild bite of a few weeks ago, but fish are still out there holding especially under the sargasso paddies.  There were two days when there were lots of fish all around, but they just wouldn’t bite.  It was frustrating.  We figured it was just because the tides were especially slack and the fish simply weren’t feeding.  That applied to the dorado as well as other species.  The currents picked up and they fish started biting again.
Marlin have tapered as well.  I think that has alot to do with the current, but also there has been so much traffic on the fishing grounds that the marlin have gotten lock-jawed.  The marlin have been so thick over the last month that everyone and their brother, especially locals have been pounding the waters for the billfish. Hopefully, the bite comes back.
If you’re coming down, it’s been warm!  High 90’s to low 100’s with humidity.
That’s my story!
Jonathan
Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter Sportfishing

www.tailhunter.com

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

U.S. Mailing Address:  Tailhunter Sportfishing

8030 La Mesa Blvd. #178, La Mesa CA  91942

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

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.”

Read Full Post »

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of July 2-9, 2021

GREAT MIX POST ENRIQUE

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of July 2-9, 2021

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO REPORT

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

_____________

NOTE:  MARLIN and SAILFISH PHOTOS! Folks…before you send me e-mails or post up hate messages, please take notice that there are ALOT of billfish photos in this report. These represent perhaps 5% of the billfish that our fishing fleet hooked this past week.  There are THAT many billfish out there.  Some days, the waters are thick with billfish.  Many times our anglers are NOT trying to catch billfish.  But the billfish are biting.  The vast majority of the fish that we hook are released by our anglers or (being big fish), they  break off or get unhooked).  In many cases, the billfish you see here were unable to be released or, after the photo was taken, the fish were indeed returned to the water.  In many cases, when the fish was not or could not be released, the meat was donated to local folks who were very grateful for the meat.  But, that being said, anglers are entitled to keep a billfish if they did want to keep one and we are very stringent about never exceeding the billfish limits.

One guy who loves to fish light tackle is our amigo, Bennett Clegg from the East Bay Area of San Francisco. Nice fat roosterfish. A quick photo and a good release!

Speaking of releasing fish, Mark Bonsack from Washington is one of our frequent amigos and a solid angler. He and Captain Pancho release a blue marlin that Pancho estimated went between 250 and 300 pounds.

Our own! Had a great week of fishing. Our son, Jarrett Pfost from Lakeside CA and his wife, Diana, with a big boy bull dorado she hooked and fought north of La Paz with Captain Chito.

Our Utah amigo, Monte Aldridge, made a last minute trip to come visit us and shows off one of 3 marlin he hooked and released while fishing with Captain Armando.

Texas in the house! Big smile from young Drake Rowland with a feisty roosterfish. The fish was released.

That’s a great eating mess o’ fish! Cathy and Dave Boos with a cleaning table full of dorado, snapper, cabrilla, pargo and triggerfish!

Impressively done! Patrick-Ewick-Chouinard from New Jersey is 11-years-old and battled this big bull dorado all by himself. Posing here on the beach with Captain Adolfo! He later hooked a marlin as well.

Our boy, Jarrett put this colorful bull on the deck. Check the colors! Jarrett caught this dorado off a string of sargasso paddies between North Cerralvo Island and Punta Gorda.

Won’t find a sweeter lady than Dolores Ehlers who loves fishing with Captain Pancho. Dolores is from Colorado and has fished with us for years.

Captain Gerardo poses with our good friends, John and Arla Washington from Carson City NV who put a marlin, some cabrilla, snapper and pargo fillets in the box. Most of the meat was donated.

Captain Armando and Jonathan Strain visiting us for the first time on a trip that was delayed from last year because of Covid, but made up for with numerous marlin over 3 days of fishing including this thick one. Almost all the marlin were released.

More good Utah friends, brothers John and Bic Lesser with Captain Jorge and John’s first marlin plus some snapper on the table. First time trip for John and Bic.

Alicia Clegg is one of the best roosterfish anglers we see here every year and this gal can fish! Another rooster in the boat for a quick photo before release.

Cathy Boos so wanted a billfish! Well, she hooked two on this particular day and fought this one close to two hours. The fish could not be released. Dave helps with the photo.

Captain Pancho with a smiling Jas and her first roosterfish. First-time ever fishing! The rooster was released.

What a beast! Phil has himself a monster pompano.

Keith Hemstreet from Washington State had been thwarted on several trips to hook a roosterfish. Well, his first was a dandy! Captain Pancho estimated the fish to be about 80 pounds and was released.

Steve Strain had a marlin magnet in his back pocket! Everytime he put a hook in the water, the marlin couldn’t help themselves. With Captain Joel around Espirito Santo Island. Steve’s birthday trip!

Silas Bartlet visiting us from Texas has himself a nice roosterfish off the rocks for a quick photo and release.

One of the rare days that we could get out far to where we’ve seen tuna about 15-18 miles offshore, Mark Bonsack and Keith Hemstreet found all the football tuna the could handle. Actually, ran out’ve bait! After this, the days got too windy to go out there.

 

Hi Diana! Great smile to go with the great fish! Another roosterfish catch-and-release!

 

Captain Gerardo with Cody Robinson and his first marlin. Cody donated the fish. His first time with us!

Mark always does well with us and always wears the same lucky shirt every year. I think it’s the camo pattern that does it. He’s also a pretty good fisherman! The rooster was released.

 

Now here’s a nice variety catch! Monte and Captain Armando with dorado, big fat triggerfish, pargo and cabrilla are definitely going into the ice chest.

Another successful CPR! Catch. Photo. Release. My guy, Jarrett Pfost.

You would think Spiderman took a day off and went fishing, but that’s Monte Aldridge under there with another marlin for a quick photo and release. Tough to see from this angle, but I almost thought this might be a short-billed spearfish or white marlin, but just speculating.

 

 

It’s Mark’s camo shirt. That’s the secret. Dorado going back to Washington with him.

 

Anytime a big storm blows through, I’m always a bit tenuous about the bite in the aftermath.  About 2 weeks ago, Tropical Storm Enrique tracked through La Paz with enough wind and rain to cause the port captain to shut things down and keep boats off the water.
Post-storm, you just don’t know how the waters are affected.
Heavy rain waters cause run-off into the ocean which produces dirty cloudy water.  High winds can further stir things up and enough wind can cause cold water up-wellings from deeper water at worst and create bumps post-storm wave action at best. Winds can also change currents and disturb the bait stocks.
There’s alot of variables.  Any one can significantly affect the bite.  Any combination of those variables could completely crush the bite.
Prior to the storm, we had an incredible marlin bite going full speed.  Dorado were voracious.  Roosterfish were hungry and huge.
So, with some trepidation, we got our boats back on the water.
Surprisingly, the conditions didn’t take that long to start producing again.  With each passing day after the departure of the storm, conditions improved and not surprisingly so did the bite.
Dorado in the 20-40 pound class were not as numerous and had gotten scattered, but were definitely around.  Big roosterfish continued to prowl the shallows with fish up to 80 pounds although most were safely 20-40 pounders.  Plenty big on light tackle.
Marlin were frenzied at times with pangas getting numerous hook-ups. Stripers up to 120 pounds; sailfish mixed in up to 80 pounds and even some sizable blues up to 300 pounds readily picked up live bait, dead bait and lures.
Inshore action remained steady with snapper, huachinango, pargo and cabrilla with a good dose of triggerfish mixed in.  Big bonito and jack crevalle were fun feisty pests.
That’s my story!
Jonathan
Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter Sportfishing

www.tailhunter.com

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

U.S. Mailing Address:  Tailhunter Sportfishing

8030 La Mesa Blvd. #178, La Mesa CA  91942

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

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.”

 

Read Full Post »

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Bahia Suenos Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of May 23-30, 2021

FULL MOON and ECLIPSE FISHING?

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report Week of May 23-31, 2021

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO REPORT

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

Troy Kuzminsky really wanted a roosterfish! Just off the rocks he pulled this beauty. The fish was released! Troy is from Washington!

First-timer Dave Bundy fishing with our Arizona amigo, Rick Kasper found the dorado schools north of La Paz around Punta Coyote.

Maybe a new IGFA World Record for Gama Morales! Officially weighed on a certified scale at Tailhunter at 46-pounds besting the current 2007 record of 45 pounds. See more information below! Taken in the same area…south end of Cerralvo Island.

Lots of “beasty” fish, lately! Wow. This hog dog-tooth snapper was caught by Clayton Cersonsky from Austin TX on live bait outside of Bahia Muertos. That’s Gary Wagner owner of Rancho Costa there in the bay.

A pretty picture! Colorado in the house with a pair of legit dorado caught north of La Paz. That’s Dr. Giani Checa and his amigo Dan Le.

I’m sure he can think of some great things to do with this nice cabrilla! Professional chef Preston Hix was visiting us for the first time from Florida.

You won’t find much dorado in Montana! Ken Miller has a beauty for this picture. Great photo, Ken!

Celebrating his graduation from Texas A & M in Wildlife, Quinn Mattson was with us 4 years ago after graduating from high school. Nice rack of fish with Captain Arcangel…pargo, cabrilla, snapper and pompano!

Fire Captain Mark Ferreira took some days off for his first visit to La Paz and shows off his first roosterfish caught and released near Punta Arenas.

This gal can fish! Always has big fish! Taylor Murphey from Lakewood CA has a nice early season wahoo. Cerralvo Island in the background!

This is Ted! He’s a funny guy and caught a bunch of roosterfish on spinning gear and had a blast. All fish released.

First day variety for Ricky Bacon and Pat Talbott at Bahia Muertos.

The right kind! They’re still around…the tough pargo liso! Duane Mattson from Texas with a big grin over a big fish!

We got so many good folks from Montana like Chuck Hinkle here who took this pretty bull dorado off Espirito Santo Island.

Lorena always has a great smile with her fish! Just off the rocks south of Bahia Muertos. Catch-and-release roosterfish!

One of the prettiest photos of the week. Our good amigo, Mike Schoder from Alaska…on the flyrod! His last day fishing and down to only 4 baits to chum got this awesome bull to take his fly! They ate a bunch of it at our Tailhunter Restaurant that night!

Captain Rogelio strains to lift the marlin on the gaff caught by Ron Baughman even though wife, Valerie gets in the photo! Great Colorado folks who had a spectacular fishing week (see more below). This fish was hooked on 30 pound test and swallowed the hook.

I’m gonna make William our new poster-child for Tailhunter. He never fails to take great photos with his fish like this rooster he hooked just off the surfline near Punta Arenas (in the background). The fish was released.

Great colors and big smile form Kyndall Hinkle who got in a few days fishing with us from Montana while Captain Raul looks on!

Flat waters and hungry fish like this bull dorado make for a great day. John Hamilton had alot of fun over 3 days. I think that’s Captain Boli’s hands…lending a hand for the good photo.

Great fun fish…rooster poses with Pat Talbott for a photos before getting returned to the water.

Matt Talbott is a tall fella and this dorado he caught outside La Paz Bay is almost as long!

Here we go…dorado make for some great colorful shots! Duane Mattson and Quinn Matson found the schools!

Another one on the flyrod! Another long-time Alaska amigo, John Daley rocked this rooster on the fly before releasing it.

I count five different species on the cutting table including pompano, a rainbow runner, cabrilla, snapper and pargo! Chuck Hinkle from Montana with son Jed who is actually a Montana State Senator!

Thumbs-up from Captain Joel with Steve Dietrich who make a last minute trip with friends when one of the party didn’t have a current passport.

Dr. Giani Checa has all the right colors and outfit for fishing roosterfish with Captain Jorge. Giani wins the best-dressed for the week! It’s a good look to go with a good roosterfish!

Jerry Hill…fun amigo! He’s got another dorado for the box! Really enjoyed him and his amigo, Johnny Hamilton. On their first trips to visit with us!

It was a good solid week on so many levels.

There continues to be an incredible amount of variety of species being caught as more warm water species move in like dorado, marlin, wahoo and tuna however, cooler water species like yellowtail, amberjack, pompano, and sierra continue to linger and are willing to bite.

I believe I counted 18 different species of fish caught this week.

Just as I think the waters have sufficiently warmed and we shouldn’t be catching the cooler water fish, species like the yellowtail, sierra, pompano and pargo continue to pop up. However, the clearest indication of the warming season is the big uptick in the dorado.

The bite started to kick in about mid-May. The fish had been in the area, but just weren’t quite ready to bite. This week, the area around Espirito Santo Island and in the channel between the north end of Cerralvo Island and Las Cruces/ Punta Gorda were filled with sargasso weed floating around. This produced excellent cover for baitfish like the flying fish and drew in hungry schools of dorado.

Using live bait, the dorado are normally smallish this time of year with a 10-pounder being typical. However, like so many other species we are finding in 2021, the dorado this year are healthy legit 15-25 pound fish with some larger 30-pound class fix mixed in . It has been a long time since we’ve seen this kind of abundance and size to our dorado. I think , like many other fish we are seeing, keeping everyone off the water last year because of Covid, really had an effect on letting these fish grow!

In addition, other warm water species also made their presence known. We got our first tuna this week of about 25 pounds and other fish were seen in the area but not quite ready to bite. We got our first marlin around Espirito Santo Island this week plus our first wahoo of the season all are warm-water indicators.

There’s still plenty of roosterfish around, but the size has diminished from the 80-100 pound bruisers we have been seeing. Most are in the 10-30 pound class right now. Alot of that has to do with their food source changing. The big fish like the large 12-18” ladyfish (sabalo), but the sabalo seems to have moved on and taken the larger sluggers with them, so we’re using the smaller sardines and that likely has much to do with the smaller fish.

The eclipse and full moon were a bit strange. Normally, a full moon doesn’t seem to affect us too badly. I was really worried about the lunar eclipse which was really something to see at 5 a.m. in the morning when we were launching our boats in the dark!

The eclipse had zero affect on the bite from what I could tell.

Not so the full moon which was a “blood full moon” and one of the largest of the year. The big luna really had a dramatic effect on the tides and currents and for about two days the fish just didn’t want to bite. We really had to work hard for the fish. However, as the moon diminished, the bite seemed to jump right back to where it had been.

One very remarkable note:

We might have a new IGFA all-tackle record!

Gama Morales with his big boy pargo liso (mullet snapper) that hit 46 pounds…one better than the current IGFA record of 45 pounds in 2007. Both caught at the south end of Cerralvo Island.

Gama Morales was trolling at the south end of Cerralvo Island near La Paz with a live caballito through a school of feeding bonito in about 60’ of water when he hung a huge pargo liso (mullet snapper). We brought the fish to our certified IGFA scale at Tailhunter and the fish weighed in at 46-pounds!

Yup! Our Tailhunter certified scale reads it right…46 POUNDS!!!!

We had to figure a place to hang and weigh such a big fish. So, we did it right in front of our taco window on the sidewalk at our Tailhunte Restaurant on the La Paz Malecon. It drew quite a crowd.

We needed help to lift it up, but now that all the official stuff is done and the crowds have left, Gama needs help to take it down! He said it would feed alot of folks!

The current record was set in 2007 again at Cerralvo Island with a fish that weighed 45-pounds. We will be submitting an application to the IGFA for a new all-tackle record.  We’re pretty excited.

AND YES WE ALSO FISHED MAGDALENA BAY!

Captain Rigo took Valerie and Ron Baughman from Colorado for 2 days to fish the mangroves inside the bay for some shallow water light tackle action and they caught and released numerous species and fish.  The grouper fishing was especially productive!

Leaving the docks in the morning.

First day!!! Wow…grouper, pargo, cabrilla, halibut!

Ron has a pargo for the fish box.

Tasty hard-fighting grouper pulled out from the mangrove roots and bushes (background) in the shallow waters of Mag Bay.

 

That’s my story!

Jonathan & Jilly
Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter Sportfishing

www.tailhunter.com

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

U.S. Mailing Address:  Tailhunter Sportfishing

8030 La Mesa Blvd. #178, La Mesa CA  91942

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

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.”

Read Full Post »

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of April 29-May 6, 2021

DEALING WITH WINDS AND A FULL MOON!

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of April 29-May 6, 2021

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO REPORT

 

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

Roosterfish are in and they’re BIG! Captain Gerardo is about 6’1″ so you can see how big the fish is by comparison. He was out with Joel Jirales and the fish was released.

Her first dorado is our first dorado! Tracy Chung from Oregon with Captain Armando caught her first dorado and it’s a a big one! It’s also our first dorado of the season as well indicating that warmer waters have started moving into the area.

Our good amigo, Ed Buchanan from San Diego, always has fish and a good fish pose too! Yellowtail on the gaff and Cerralvo Island in the background.

Marcus Yoo had 3 blown out days in a row with winds. His final day he made up for it with pargo, cabrilla, snapper, bonito, roosterfish, pompano and even this small blue marlin that ate a live bait and could not be released. Marcus donated the meat to the local folks.

Now THIS is alot of meat! A big fat cabrilla caught by John Chung near Espirito Santo Island is a tough fish to pull out of the rocks and a real trophy not to mention great eating!

An incredible week for big pompano. Check out this big boy caught by Marcus just outside of Bahia Muertos.

John Gillespie from Havasu City AZ is all smiles with this big roosterfish he caught just off the shallows near Punta Arenas. The fish was released.

Donna Thompson with her favorite Captain Hugo and another pompano taken off the south end of Cerralvo Island where they also hooked yellowtail and other species.

First day and first-time visitors Marilou and Todd Hembry with Captain Adolfo and a nice mix of cabrilla and a pargo liso held up by Captain Adolfo.

Lorena with a highly-prized huachinango snapper headed for the fillet table. We had lots of variety this week on the days when the wind let us out on the water.

Tracy Chung and Patty Killian took the day with Captain Armando to compete against their husbands and winning with a nice rack of snapper, cabrilla, big bonito and a hefty yellowtail.

Oh the pain! William Balazar from San Diego has a smiling grimace trying to pose with this big fat bonito.

Lots of variety for John Chung and Jeff Killian (thumbs up) with Captain Jorge with cabrilla, bonito snapper and pargo on the fish board!

Laurie Reynolds poses with a colorful barred pargo and a big smile of her own.

Marcus with another huge pompano just off the rocks.

Talk about a haul! Captain Gerardo has alot of cleaning to do! Check out all the pompano on his cleaning table!

It wasn’t bad fishing this week. There was almost NO fishing for a good part of the week!

We not only had a full moon with strong currents, but the winter winds came roaring back after giving us a few weeks of break. The wind didn’t just make it tough to be on the water. It was impossible to even get in the boats and onto the water early in the week.  Even after winds cut back a little, our fishermen still didn’t want to go out.  Couldn’t blame them!

It was THAT rough!

So, we pretty much had to cancel half the week because no one could get out. After the first few days, the wind dropped back “a little” but then, like I said,  no one wanted to go out…understandably.

It was not only wind, but COLD!

Hopefully, the last vestige of winter before things start being more “spring-like.”

I thought we were well on our way. But this week gave us a dose of reality again.

However, at the end of the week, winds laid back down. The warm sun came out and the dirty blown-out waters settled down and the fishing kicked back into gear with LOTS of variety. This included barred pargo, pargo liso (mullet snapper), big sierra, snapper, some huge cabrilla (seabass), as well as some of the biggest bonito we’ve seen all season.

 

We also had a super bite of big pompano up to 15-18 pounds with boats catching multiple fish.  They were mixed in with the jack crevalle and big bonito.

In addition, we still pulled on some 15-20 pound yellowtail and a number were lost. However, as the waters are warming up, the yellowtail bite is diminishing.   Plus roosterfish running 30-60 pounds were biting off the beaches.

On top of that, we got our first marlin and dorado of the season which are indicative that hopefully spring conditions are finally emerging.

That’s my story!

Jonathan

Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter Sportfishing
www.tailhunter.com



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

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

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

 

Read Full Post »

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Bahia Suenos Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for March 28-April 4, 2021

FULL MOON YELLOWTAIL BITE

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of March 28-April 4, 2021

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO REPORT

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

All the way from Detroit for one day of fishing and she made the most of it. Brandy Wilks and her husband Nick fished with Captain Victor and crushed the yellowtail and even a dorado in the box! They generously gifted all the fish to everyone too!

This is called a “good start” to 3 days of fishing. Eric and Mark.

Great shot of Captain Victor sticking the gaff for Kim Kopchitz from Michigan on one of several big yellowtail.

On the spinning rod, another fat yellowtail on a Rapala for Darrell Manginelli.

Captain Pancho with Mark Diegert and a feisty jack crevalle. Great tough fish on light tackle. The fish was released.

Lures like this little Rapala mackerel pattern were deadly on the cabrilla slow trolled over the rock as Darrell found out and took alot of cabrilla home with him.

Sheer joy! Mark Bonsack and Eric Deigert from Washington jigged up 6 big yellowtail before 8:30 a.m. Mark said they saw an 80-pound wahoo swim by but couldn’t get him to bite!

OH yea…some good eating there on the cutting board. Big cabrilla for Brad and Eric plus a nice amberjack.

The week started started slow with a return of those blustery wintry winds really tearing up the waters. Each week conditions get better, but winter still isn’t quite done with us and it kicks and screams from time-to-time.

Even when the winds cut out, the waters were still a mess. Temps had cooled and the cooler murkier water knocked down any kind of bite that we had.

However, as the week went on, things cleared up significantly with the yellowtail again returning to centerstage with fish up to 30 pounds eating live sardines, yo-yo iron, knife jigs as well as trolled Rapala-style lures.

The areas were spread from Punta Perrico and Bahia Muertos (Suenos) up to the Las Arenas lighthouse and across to Cerralvo Island where fish blew up at both the north and south ends of the island as well as on the backside at Pilis.

Cerralvo Island showing north point. Facing south. Las Arenas way in the distance haze. Pilis is about 1/3 down the left side (eastern side) of the island.

Wahoo were seen, but wouldn’t chew. However, big cabrilla, snapper, pargo, jack crevalle and lots of bonito rounded out some good solid action the latter part of the week.  There was also a stray dorado or two (waters getting warmer) and some early amberjack.

That’s our story!

Happy Easter, everyone!

 

Jonathan & Jilly

Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter Sportfishing

www.tailhunter.com

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

U.S. Mailing Address:  Tailhunter Sportfishing

8030 La Mesa Blvd. #178, La Mesa CA  91942

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

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.”

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »