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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Jan. 1-7, 2018

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO REPORT for WEEK of Jan. 1-7, 2018

Regretfully, no video report this week.  Have picked up a cold up here in the states with this colder weather that I wasn’t ready for and LOST MY VOICE!  I have to save it for the  4 days of showtime this week at the International Sportsmans Expo in Denver at the Convention Center.  Hopefully, it comes back!

The Big PICTURE FISHING REPORT 

It’s not summer warm, but it’s definitely warmer than Chuwelah, Washington where Mark Burlington is from posing here with a nice dorado unusual for this time of year but no complaints. – Mark was staying at Rancho Costa there in Muertos Bay where we’re doing all our fishing this tie of the season.

Normally, we don’t see dorado until about April or May and even that’s a bit early, but either these are holdovers from last year or new fish have moved into area. One of the reasons is in the video clip below. Check our the sardine schools in Bahia Muertos!

Thanks to Gary Wagner for this video clip showing a big reason so many species might be in the bay right now is the presence of schools of sardines.  A great sign for the season! Food!!!!

Schools of big jack crevalle have moved in and are incredible fighters especially on light tackle although not such great eating. Dean Schilling all the way from Wisconsin enjoying some warm Baja weather and some time fishing. He’s staying there in the Bay at Rancho Costa.

Miles Wagner from Colorado Springs CO with his dad, Gary, was throwing top water plugs when this bull mahi jumped the lure. Well, it then proceeded to jump right into the boat too! Miles also caught jacks, tuna and cabrilla this week.

Keegan and Paul Miewski also there in Bahia Muertos rocked some good eating bottom species with a couple of hefty barred pargo mulatto!

The head man himself, jefe of Rancho Costa, Gary Wagner did some later afternoon fishing and caught another early season visitor. Amberjack are the larger cousins to yellowtail and we don’t usually see them until May or so! Great eating and they get over 100 pounds although this size is the best eating!

Here’s something you don’t see every day. Gary Wagner who owns the Giggling Marlin Bar in Cabo and the Rancho Costa Resort in Muertos Bay was walking the beach and a commercial guy was cleaning a strange fish! He said he was about 600 feet out in the bay and caught this…HALIBUT??? First time I’ve seen one in these waters in over 30 years! Just so you know it’s not fake, you can see Rancho Costa in the background. If it looks like a duck…walks like a duck…sounds like a duck…??? HALIBUT?

Maybe salmon will show up next? The Mexican name for halibut is “Lenguado” (tongue fish). This is on the beach at Bahia Muertos and that’s Rancho Costa Resort in the background. No photoshop!!!

GOOD START FOR THE YEAR WITH SURPRISE SPECIES!

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of January 1-7, 2018

Happy New Year Everyone!  Hope the year is off to a good start!

Not a bad week of fishing. Nothing spectacular, but a nice variety of species including some genuine surprises.  Not many folks fishing but everyone out did catch some fish.  Still some pesky winds but mostly nice enough to fish with all of our fishing taking place out of Muertos Bay/ Las Arenas Areas where we can fish closer to shore and it’s more protected.

In addition to species we normally catch like barred pargo, yellow snapper and cabrilla, there were also some nice schools of jack crevalle to bend the rods and put on great fights although not such good eating.  Still lots of fun.  In addition, there were also bonito and a smattering of surprising yellowfin tuna and dorado around the bay as well.
Tuna, dorado and amberjack are a real bonus this time of year.  Normally, we don’t see these species until spring when the waters are warmer.  If you check out this week’s photos, you’ll also see a…halibut???  Yup . It sure looks like it!  It’s crazy.
Alot could be due to the fact that there’s still sardine schools in the bay drawing the fish to the food source.  That’s all a great sign and hope the bait stays around.  Last season the return of the bait marked an incredible fishing year!
The coming week looks OK for the weather although strong winds mid-week.
Big shout out to Gary Wagner owner of Rancho Costa Resort in Bahia Muertos where we’re doing all of our fishing right now for all the photos he sent.  If you’re interested in staying at his great place, give us a shout at:  Jonathan@tailhunter.com.

WHALES ON THE WAY!

The migrating gray whales should be showing up any week now to spend the next several months with us after 3500 miles of swimming from the Bering Sea.  They’ll be at Bahia Magdalena until about March and February is a great time to lock in your trip with us to have an incredible experience close up to these great animals.  It’s really popular and many dates are filled or nearing capacity so don’t wait.  Contact us at:  Jonathan@tailhunter.com and we’ll set you up!

SEE YOU IN DENVER!

Getting the booth set up! Show starts Thursday!

This is a huge show with 4 full days and more than 600 vendors from all over the world of hunting, fishing, travel, boating, camping and more for the whole family!

It’s been a long drive but we’re finally here in Colorado setting up the booth and getting ready for the International Sportsmans Expo that kicks off this Thursday and goes to Sunday.  It’s in the Denver Convention Center downtown and is always a fantastic family event with over 600 booths and vendors from all over the world  with travel, gear, hunting, fishing, boating, camping and more!
We’ll be in our usual spot and would love to chat with you about visiting us in La Paz this week! Come say hi.  Grab one of our 24 -page brochures and maybe a Tailhunter t-shirt!  Here’s more info. Click the link.

 

Hope to see you there.!
We’ll be on the road for the next 3 months moving from city to city.  Next up on the agenda is Sacramento at the State Fairgrounds January 18-21.
Have a great week!
That’s our story!
Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter International
 
TAILHUNTER FISHING FLEET #1 Rated on Trip Advisor
TAILHUNTER RESTAURANT BAR Top 5 – Rated in La Paz on Trip Advisor
 
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U.S. Office: 8030 La Mesa, Suite #178, La Mesa CA  91942

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

Phones: 
from USA : 626-638-3383
from Mexico: 044-612-53311
.

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

“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.”

 

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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Dec. 24-31, 2017

CABRILLA SNAPPER DORADO CHRISTMAS WEEK

 

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Dec. 24-31, 2017

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO VERSION FISHING REPORT 

THE BIG PICTURE FISHING REPORT

Surprising to still be getting dorado this late in the year, but there’s still some fun-sized fish hanging out close to shore in the bay.

Some good eating! Cabrilla are becoming more prominent now that we’re doing more inshore fishing along the rocks and reefs. These Mexican “seabass” can get pretty large and are all tough fighters to get out’ve the rocks!

Nice rack of fish this week from Muertos Bay! Dorado and cabrilla!

One of the nicer flat days this past week at Bahia de los Muertos produced this nice bull dorado!

 

Looks like the last fishing report of the year, everyone!!!  Hope the holidays have been good to you!

The weather gods were surel good to us this week.

Wind wasn’t too bad of an issue and some great sunny skies for the snowbirds that are in town for the holidays.  Biggest “problem” if you can call it that, is that most folks in town aren’t here to fish!  But that’s OK too!  It’s a nice time to just be in town to enjoy some  warm sunshine, beaches and getaway from the cold places people come from!

For those folks who did get out fishing, there was decent action.  Not great but still some fish to be caught.  It’s winter and off-season.  So, it’s nice to even be able to be out there!
I often have to keep in mind that the folks who fish this time of year, aren’t necessarily “fisherfolk” who have a lot of experience and are just looking for a nice day on the water.  So, we don’t want get too technical with them and want to make sure they have a nice time and still catch some fish.
So, most of the fishing is closer to shore in the protected areas where we can get into some snapper, sierra, pargo, and cabrilla (seabass) as well as trigger fish.  That way everyone has a good time and gets to pull on some fish and have some fish to take home.  However, the bonus even in these areas, close to shore is that we have some dorado still in the area (decent 10-15 pounders).  There have also been reports of some yellowtail around too, but all broken off or could have easily been something else big that took the anglers into the rocks and busted off!  Still encouraging!  But, at least there’s still some action to be had.
The coming week doesn’t look too badly. There’s some winds in the forecast, but should be fishable!

TAKING WHALE WATCHING RESERVATIONS!  WHALES ON THE WAY!

Our whale watching season at Magdalena Bay is coming up!  The big guys show up from January to March with February being prime time.  Our reservations are filling up for day and overnight trips (you stay at a hotel on land!).  We can set up whole packages including the tours, transportation, meals, and other activities!  Let us know.  Don’t miss out on an incredible experience.  Just write to me directly at Jonathan@tailhunter.com and we’ll get you all set up!

TAILHUNTER ROAD TOUR 2018 COMING YOUR WAY!

We’re on our way!  The van is packed with our booth…a zillion brochures…a zillion t-shirts…We’re hitting the road and our first stop will be the fun city of Denver, Colorado.  We’ll be at the International Sportsmans Expo from Thursday to Sunday (January 11-14th).  Come by. Say hi and let’s chat about fishing in La Paz this year.  We had a phenomenal year…one of the best in recent history and it looks like 2018 is shaping up for another action-packed year!
If you’re in the Denver area, this is an event for the whole family!  There’s over 600 vendors from around the world  from Africa to the Arctic and from South America to New Zealand,  not to mention Mexico and all over the U.S. from Alaska to Maine with hunting, fishing, camping, boating and more!  Lots of activities and great food too.
Here’s more info plus you can also buy tickets online:    Denver International Sportsmens Expo
We’re looking forward to seeing you and having you come visit us this year in La Paz!
Happy New Year Everyone!
That’s our story!
Jonathan & Jilly
Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter International
 
TAILHUNTER FISHING FLEET #1 Rated on Trip Advisor
TAILHUNTER RESTAURANT BAR Top 5 – Rated in La Paz on Trip Advisor
 
Now follow us on FACEBOOK TOO

 

 

U.S. Office: 8030 La Mesa, Suite #178, La Mesa CA  91942
Mexico Office: 755 Paseo Obregon, La Paz, Baja Sur, Mexico
Phones:
from USA : 626-638-3383
from Mexico: 044-612-53311
.
Tailhunter Weekly Fishing Report:
https://fishreport.jonathanroldan.com/

“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.”

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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Nov 19-25, 2017

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO FISHING REPORT FOR Nov. 19-26, 2017

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Weather – Getting cooler, but mostly great sunshine with highs in the mid-80’s and nights are in the mid-70’s. Getting breezier, especially the mornings and late afternoons.

Water – Surprisingly warmer than normal, but gradually cooling off

Fishing – If the conditions are right, there’s still blue-water species around like dorado, tuna, billfish and wahoo.

BIG PICTURE FISHING REPORT

Wow! Right in Muertos Bay, a November sailfish after a season of very few sailfish, young Miles Wagner, got caught and released this sail not far from his dad’s place at Rancho Costa there in the bay.

She just caught and released as striped marlin, but brought this nice fat yellowfin tuna back for dinner, Lisee Ferguson from Colorado Springs CO had a nice week of fishing. She’s there on the beach at Muertos Bay.

Not bad for one day of winter fishing for Peter Wiejaczka who got 4 similar dorado plus lost a wahoo.

Da head fella! It’s Gary Wagner with a yellowfin tuna no doubt to get ready for the dinner menu at his great place in Muertos Bay, Rancho Costa Resort.

LATE SEASON BLUE WATER SPECIES STILL HANGING IN THERE!

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Report for Week of Nov. 19-26, 2017

Hope everyone had a spectacular, safe and happy Thanksgiving week!

Down here…

Still surprisingly OK fishing for blue-water pelagic species right now given how late in the season it is. It’s a simple formula. If the winds are blowing and it’s rough…as can be the case this time of year…it’s gonna be tough to fish. Or impossible. Or dangerous.

If the weather is cooperating, then there’s still some tuna, dorado, wahoo and billfish to be had. The biggest issue on those days, might be getting live bait. With the turbulent waters, it crashes on areas where the live bait is often holding which scatters the baits. With this happening every few days, it makes it hard to find the bait when the waters are calm and we have folks out fishing. So, often we’re using dead bait like squid or frozen baits…which seem to work OK.

Weather is nice, if you’re not out on the water and just coming to hang on the beach. It’s what a lot of folks are doing these days. Mostly a lot of snowbirds coming to enjoy the 80 degrees sunshine.

WHALE WATCHING SEASON COMING UP!

The incredible calm waters of Bahia Magdalena

Meet and greet time by the local visitors!

Whalewatching season kicks off in January and will extend through March.  Best time is February as prime time to get close to these awesome creatures in the calm waters of Bahia Magdalena.  It’s a fantastic trip for the entire family and not to be missed.  Let us know and we can set up a trip of a lifetime.  We can put entire packages together.

NOT TOO EARLY FOR 2018 SEASON RESERVATIONS!

Lots of ice chests full of fish went home last season after a great year in 2017. Lots of spots already filling for 2018. Don’t miss out! Check with us!

It’s not too early to be thinking about your 2018 La Paz fishing trip to visit us!  After an incredible 2017 that saw some of the best fishing in years, alot of our anglers went right home and started booking for next year to get their favorite captains and hotel rooms.  Let us know what we can do to set up YOUR 2018 La Paz adventure and we’ll set up the whole package for you.

Also, La Paz fishing trips make great gifts too!  Contact us and we’ll put a package together and a gift certificate too!

That’s our story!

Jonathan & Jilly

Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter International

TAILHUNTER FISHING FLEET #1 Rated on Trip Advisor
TAILHUNTER RESTAURANT BAR Top 5 – Rated in La Paz on Trip Advisor

Now follow us on FACEBOOK TOO

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

U.S. Office: 8030 La Mesa, Suite #178, La Mesa CA 91942

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

Phones:
from USA : 626-638-3383
from Mexico: 044-612-53311
.

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

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

“When your life finally flashes before your eyes, you will have only moments to regret all the things in life you never had the courage to try.”

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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing For Week of Nov. 12-19, 2017

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO FISHING REPORT

I’m sorry…I gotta skip this week.  After almost 10 straight months of 16-20 hour days, my voice is shot and so is my brain!

I’ll give a round up next week!  Oh…and my video camera is on the blink too! Thanks for understanding!  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Weather – Can’t really ask for more pleasant weather.  Love this time of year.  Daytime high 80’s.  Nights are high 60’s low 70’s.  Really pleasant time to be in town.  Lots of sunshine which is why all the snowbirds are flocking back to town and tourists are escaping colder climes.

Water – It’s the wind.  Nice to be in town, but winds are getting stronger. Many days rough water and not so good to be out on or under the water

Fishing – Not bad if the winds aren’t blowing.

 

Cary McDermott from Las Vegas squeezed in one day of fishing with his buddies, Mike Devine and Jim Stephenson with Captain Armando and picked one day when the winds were down and got one yellowfin and a 1/2 dozen dorado between 8-16 pounds. Nicely done!

LATE SEASON TUNA DORADO AFTER WINDS

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Nov. 12-19, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.  Hope you have a safe, happy and peaceful holiday week!  Gracias a Dios!

Mostly a lot of snow-birds coming to town now and not so many vacationers/ fishermen although this past week we had a full-house in La Paz with the Baja 1000 coming to town and a lot of fun. However, the majority of visitors now aren’t coming to fish. Maybe a day-or-two. Like I said, many are snowbirds visiting from colder places, not coming specifically to La Paz because it’s a fishing destination . They’re coming because even though it’s “winter”, it’s still a great sunny place to hang out in 80 degree temperatures!

But, just as well, because from November to April or so, is our off-season and north winds are already blowing stronger and stronger making it less than stellar conditions to be out on the water. Great to watch from a beachside cafe eating tacos and beer or with your toes in the sand, but there are days when even our tranquil little La Paz Bay is a cauldron of white-caps splashing spray on cars passing on the waterfront.

Even when the wind isn’t blowing especially hard, it’s blowing down the entire Sea of Cortez and it generates some big waves and swell. Large enough that either it’s simply too rough to be out there or impossible to get out and off the beach.

We’ve already suspended our Tailhunter La Paz Fleet fishing for the season because of the erratic weather so we’re fishing only with our Tailhunter Las Arenas Fleet out’ve Muertos Bay where the bay faces south and we can launch right off the beach and, if it is especially rough, we can fish closer to shore.

Earlier this week, it was pretty windy out there and fortunately, no one wanted to fish, but later in the week, we got some folks out and surprisingly, for this late in the year, we still hung some nice football tuna of about 10-15 pounds and good numbers of dorado. There were also bonito, cabrilla and some sierra, so a nice variety and good action, especially since these were folks who were visiting town and really only had one day to go out on the water.

The fish weren’t too far off the beach, so no long boat rides even though there was some swell. This coming week, it looks like early in the week, we’ll have a carbon-copy of last week with the windier days early in the week and better conditions later from Thanksgiving Thursday on.

WHALE WATCHING SEASON COMING UP!

Time to start checking the calendar for whale watching season coming up.  Best times are late January to early March.  February is perfect!  Come get up close and personal with an incredible experience for the the entire family in the calm waters of Magdalena Bay.  We have complete packages to set up for you!

Contact us at: Jonathan@tailhunter.com  or Jilly@tailhunter.com

HOLIDAY THOUGHTS?

It’s not too early to think about booking for 2018.  We had a spectacular year this past season and lots of our anglers went right home and booked new dates for 2018.  Dates are filling so let us know if you’re looking at visiting us next year or want a particular hotel or especially a particular captain!

We also can put together gift packages as well.  How about a gift certificate for a 2018 La Paz fishing trip with Tailhunter?    Let us know!  We’d love to have you visit.

That’s our story!  God bless you and your family for Thanksgiving! Best fishes!

Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter International

TAILHUNTER FISHING FLEET #1 Rated on Trip Advisor
TAILHUNTER RESTAURANT BAR Top 5 – Rated in La Paz on Trip Advisor

Now follow us on FACEBOOK TOO

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

U.S. Office: 8030 La Mesa, Suite #178, La Mesa CA 91942

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

Phones:
from USA : 626-638-3383
from Mexico: 044-612-53311
.

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

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

“When your life finally flashes before your eyes, you will have only moments to regret all the things in life you never had the courage to try.”

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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay / Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Nov. 5-12, 2017

MEXICAN MINUTE LA PAZ VIDEO FISHING REPORT FOR WEEK of Nov. 5-12 ,2017

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Weather – Sunny with highs in the high 80’s to low 90’s.  Evenings very pleasant in the high 70’s to low 80’s.  Some of us already are using sweatshirts and jackets and talking about blankets at night.  (It’s all relative!).  But is IS getting windier and windier with some days winds blowing double digits from the north.

Water – It’s changing.  As the winds blow more, the waters are getting greener and cooler.  Half the days this past week the waves were too large to be out there fishing and we got pretty beat up out there.

Fishing – Good when the winds didn’t blow.

Catching – Same answer as above.

THE BIG PICTURE FISHING REPORT

Mike and Anne Hawks just had one day to get out with us recently come to La Paz from Phoenix, Arizona. They were out with Captain Gerardo on one of the calmer days this week and got 2 tuna and 4 decent-sized dorado!

Our good friend, John Ehlers, has already fished with us earlier in the year, but came back with his son, Cary, to fish with Captain Pancho. They had 2 good days and one crazy windy day, but started the week with a handful of tuna and dorado. They’re from Aurora, Colorado.

From the Sacramento CA area, Wayne Kurahara shows off a couple of his yellowfin tuna.

Pat and Bill were out late in the week and picked up two yellowfin.

Their last day out with us, Cary and John Ehlers hang lots of dorado, releasing and giving away most of them and keeping a few for the ice chests.

IT’S GETTING ROUGH OUT THERE!

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Oct. 5-12, 2017

Basically, it’s bigger wind. Bigger waves. Fewer fishermen. Essentially, pretty typical for this time of year as we get closer to the holidays and the seasons change on us. Mostly snowbirds starting to filter in from colder places in the world to enjoy some sunshine and not necessarily fishing plus racing teams starting to fill the town for the popular Baja 1000 race that hits La Paz this week. So, not a lot of fishing going on.

When there is fishing, it’s all dependent on the weather right now. At least half the days this week weren’t even worth going out. Winds from the north are now pushing big swells into us and at times, even calm La Paz Bay is filled with little whitecaps or larger surges that throw spray onto the waterfront and passing cars. Even days when it seems not to be blowing, the surge and swell can still crash in and it’s just a miserable rough day to be out on the water…even if the sun is shining and it’s a pleasant 90 degrees! These are just days when it’s nicer to hang out on the beach or find some friendly cantina to pour a cold one and wrap your hand around a fish taco.

 We were personally out recently and one of the days we picked we headed to a spot we had just caught a mess of tuna and dorado.  It took us over an hour just to get out’ve the bay going against the big swell!  When we got to the spot of the SE end of Espirito Santo Island, the wind wasn’t blowing, but huge rollers pushed us around and beat us up and when the waves came up they were larger than the panga!  So we retreated to fish back in the bay near Mogote and only managed two small dorado and a sierra.  Even then, it was still howling!
We came in early!

 

On the days when it’s calm enough and there’s no winds, there’s still some surprisingly decent fishing. Waters are definitely getting cooler and not quite as blue and a little more cloudy and green as the winds turn it up. However, there’s still some spots of 10-20 pound tuna and some nice schools of dorado in varying sizes. However, with the cooler waters, we’re seeing more cooler water species like sierra, snapper, pargo, cabrilla, and amberjack.

The bite is also directly related to having live bait. If it’s rough, it’s hard to get live bait and even the bait sellers aren’t out there knowing it’s futile so anglers are left to use dead bait, cut bait or find/ catch their own bait.

That’s our story!

Jonathan and Jilly

Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter International
 
TAILHUNTER FISHING FLEET #1 Rated on Trip Advisor
TAILHUNTER RESTAURANT BAR Top 5 – Rated in La Paz on Trip Advisor
 
Now follow us on FACEBOOK TOO
 

U.S. Office: 8030 La Mesa, Suite #178, La Mesa CA  91942
Mexico Office: 755 Paseo Obregon, La Paz, Baja Sur, Mexico
Phones:
from USA : 626-638-3383
from Mexico: 044-612-53311
.
Tailhunter Weekly Fishing Report:
https://fishreport.jonathanroldan.com/

“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.”

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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Oct. 22-29, 2017

MEXICAN MINUTE LA PAZ VIDEO FISHING REPORT for WEEK of Oct. 22-29, 2019

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Weather – Getting windier every week as northern winds increase.  Calm days are becoming the exception.  Some days almost too windy to fish.  But, when the wind dies down, it’s pretty nice.  Sun is still out and great to be on the beach.

Water – Getting cooler as the seasons change.  Not so humid.  Pleasant.  Still blue…for now.

Fishing – It all depends on the winds.  If the winds are blowing, it makes it tougher and the counts are down.  When the wind lays down, the bite increases.

Catching – Still pretty good.  Great variety.  Tuna…roosterfish…wahoo…dorado…pargo…cabrilla…billfish…bonito…and more!

Travis Millspaugh from Roy,  Washington, had 4 wahoo come off or break off before finally landing one and it turned out to be a beast estimated in the 60-pound class. (Looks smaller but believe me it was FAT FAT FAT! Just look at the size of the head! ). They  had hooked the big fish just off Punta Perrico not far offshore. Travis said the fish took them down into the backing several times before coming to gaff.

Our amigo, Mike Schoder, is an Alaska bush pilot but tries to make it to La Paz every year. He fished several days and caught and released numerous species on the flyrod. But, he also kept a couple one day including these nice tuna and dorado. Great fighters on the fly.

Damon Harvey worked the flyrod hard all week and got tuna, dorado and other species, but shows off one of the nicer bull dorado here. Great colors. Many fish released.

From Alaska, Jeff Schoder is a grizzly bear hunting guide and bush pilot for Extreme Expeditions in Anchorage and came to fish with Tailhunter Sportfishing to get some sunshine. He spent 5 long hours with his flyrod working a popper for a rooster fish and finally landed this 20-pounder near Muertos Bay! This well-earned fish was released.

Thumbs up from Mike Pilkington from San Diego with another yellowfin tuna while dad, Gary, battles one in the stern. They had two outstanding days of tuna with us. Cerralvo Island in the background. Dad’s from Orangevale CA. Dad’s been with us many times. It was Mike’s first trip. They also got to try scuba diving with us for the first time.

Wow! Big load for Captain Archangel who hefts a huge roosterfish for a very happy Dwight Smith from Montana. The fish was released.

You can tell the water is cooling when we start getting mullet snapper (pargo liso) a delicious reef fish that we normally get in the winter and spring. John McLucas pulled one out’ve the rocks this past week along with a number of other species on light tackle.

After many years of being away, Otha Livingston and his dad, Ray, came to see us again for a quick getaway and got into some great dorado action.

The dorado action north of La Paz has been very good to excellent most days, when the wind isn’t blowing. Mike Pilkington with another mahi, but note the waves in the background from the wind.

More of our good Alaska, amigos! Jason Bontrager and John Daly pose with some of their catch from the first day.

Captain Gerardo with our nominee for the “Most Interesting Man” in the world for Tecate Beer. Terry Cartee spent his first week down here getting his Scuba certification. His next week, he took sailing classes on a live-aboard sailboat getting his sailing certifcation. Then, his 3rd week he spent it fishing with us!

Julie Millspaugh is a gamer. Four straight days on the water hanging fish! Check out the color on this nice dorado with Captain Pancho!

Just another great shot of Jeff Pralle working the flyrod hard all week for dorado and a bunch of other species. He did great.

Underwater tuna shot from Gary Pilkington and his GoPro! Sweet!

Another of Gary’s shots with his GoPro and another yellowfin!

Mark Bonsack took this great yellowfin shot getting an above/ below surface shot using his GoPro and a new dome lens. Incredibly super shot!

Captain Pancho and a big smile from our good amigo, Bill Lee from Capitola CA, and another dorado for the ice chest.

Lots of folks don’t know we also book scuba and snorkelng trips as well. Mike Pilkington got to try out scuba for the first time and got to play at the sealion colony. With waters at 85 degrees, it’s a great time to be in the water.

TUNA SLOW- WINDS RAMP UP – DORADO TAKE OVER!

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Report for Week of Oct. 22-19, 2017

I’m going to officially call the warm-water season over.  In addition to the time-change (Daylight savings time) down here, the weather has officially turned and that’s the best indicator.  Normally, we have hot-balmy days and then a cooling breeze in the late afternoon. Now, the calm days are the exception.  The winds are blowing more-often-than-not in the mornings and it’s the afternoons that are windless.

Some days, are really bumpy already and just on the verge of being “too windy” to fish.  Those days will increase as we get closer towards December.

Shadows are getting longer and the air temperatures have dropped. Water temperatures have dropped as well.
And the fishing has changed…somewhat!  Still tuna and dorado around, but some other cooler water species also popping up.

TAILHUNTER LA PAZ FLEET

 For all intents-and-purposes, this is probably the last week for fishing out’ve La Paz.  We’ll mostly shut down our La Paz fleet shortly.  The Northern winds are already starting to blow and make it really bouncy and ugly outside.  Even when it looks calm in the bay, once you get out, it’s not real pleasant.  Other times, even in the bay, it’s kicking up white water so you can imagine what it’s like outside.  The calm days are the exception right now and it’s only going to increase.
But, anyway, the fish are still biting.  When the winds settle down, the dorado are still willing and eager.  Lots of smallish fish around, but some nice sized 10-20 pounders are in the mix as well.  No shortage of dorado if that’s what you want to catch.
The biggest surprise, however, is the tuna schools that showed up off the south end of Espirito Santo Island not far off from Bonanza Beach.  These are nice-sized fish up to about 20 pounds and are boiling around the boats.  In more than 20 years here in La Paz, I’ve never seen so many tuna out’ve La Paz.

TAILHUNTER LAS ARENAS/ MUERTOS BAY FLEET

At least when the winds are blowing, this area is a little more protected and the fish are closer.  The winds have a direct correlation to the bite.  When it’s windy, the counts are down.  When it’s not windy, the fishing is much much better.
I’m going to officially call the “Great Tuna Bite of 2017” over.  It’s been the best in 3-5 years the last 3 months.  Incredible tuna fishing just off the beach and fish ranging from footballs to 100 pounders.
We still have tuna, but not in the numbers we had even a week or two ago.  But, there’s still fish around.  Just not as many as the waters cool down.
However, there’s no lack of action!
Dorado have taken up the slack.  We’re suddenly seeing sailfish and striped marlin.  We’re getting pargo, cabrilla, yellow snapper and sierra.  Wahoo suddenly perked up too!  Roosterfish aren’t as big as before, but 10-40 pound fish are still lurking!  So, lots of variety.

RESERVATIONS ALREADY FILLING FOR 2018

After an outstanding fishing year and closing out strong, lots of folks are already setting up their trips for 2018…much heavier than normal!  Don’t miss out.  If you have some specific dates; want specific captains; want specific room, condos or villas, or just have questions, don’t wait!  A few dates are already sold out.  Write to us at: Jonathan@tailhunter.com or Jilly@tailhunter.com.  Or call us at 626-638-3383 from the U.S.

Ice chests full of fish headed to the airport!

GRATEFUL BEYOND WORDS

Every week our fisher-folk bring down suitcases, boxes, duffle bags and ice chests full of awesome donations to our Tailhunter Outreach Program that helps benefit several charities here in La Paz.  Over the course of the 9 months of the season, it has amounted to SEVERAL HUNDRED POUNDS a WEEK of clothes, shoes, school supplies, hygiene items, medical supplies, toys, sports gear and more.  On behalf of those who can’t say thank you directly to you, your big hearts do more than you know!  For this week, take a look at the photos.  Also, there are many more of you that bring things and I don’t get a chance to take photos…or you donate money…we are no less grateful!

Dana Milano and his guys hauled down school supplies and clothes!

It’s hard to tell from this photo, but the Summers DROVE down SEVEN full suitcases of clothes, toothbrushes, hygiene materials and more. There’s a whole tableful of suitcases behind them!

Chris Wellons from San Diego with Jilly posing with some great kids clothes that will come in handy for the coming colder months!

Have a great week!
That’s our story…

Jonathan and Jilly

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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Oct. 15-22, 2017

MEXICAN MINUTE LA PAZ VIDEO FISHING REPORT FOR WEEK OF OCT. 15-22, 2017

WEEK at a GLANCE

Weather – Nice. Warm. Great beach weather.  But, seasons are changing.  Getting cooler.  More winds could be problematic for fishing.  Waters getting cooler too.

Water – Definitely getting cooler.  Fishing could start changing any time.  Hard to say.  Could keep blazing strong.  We’re in a transition for sure.

Fishing – A bit sticky and picky earlier in the week when it was windy.  Winds calmed down and fish were right back on it.  Good tuna.  Good dorado.  Frosting-on-the-cake with big roosterfish, wahoo and billfish.

Catching – Bigger fish lost, but everyone catching fish!

THE BIG PICTURE FISHING REPORT

WHOA! That’s alot of roosterfish to hold up for a photo! Our Captain Chito (“Ten more minutes!”) of the Tailhunter La Paz Fleet watches Mike Shea try to hold up a huge roosterfish he caught just north of La Paz on a live bait. The fish was estimated at 80-90 pounds and was quickly released and swam away strong!

Kirk Shandrew from San Jose CA got his first-ever tuna and it was a gem! he fought this 50-pound class fish for almost 1 1 /2 hours before getting it to the boat. One of the larger tuna landed this week (alot were lost!).

Our Canadian amigos, Luke Beggs and John Lang from Manitoba locked into a nice rack of tuna and dorado their first day fishing with us out’ve Muertos Bay.

One of the prettiest photos of the week! A huge long wahoo taken in the early morning hours by Marty Sering who gets a hand from his son, Taylor. They’re from the Portland OR area.

Idaho, amigo, Tom Mullican fishes with us several times a year and finally got his first marlin and and said it pretty much beat him up after battling it on light tackle for 2 hours with Captain Pancho. The fish could not be released and Tom donated the meat.

Amigos, Jack Eichhorn and Zach Milano rocked their first day on the water to start a week of solid fishing with a load of yellowfin tuna and a dorado.

Captain Pancho with Gary Pilkington who came back to see us this year from Orangevale CA and took this great shot with one of his yellowfin.

First time visitor…first wahoo for Paul Bunch from La Jolla who was out with our Captain Chito and crazily caught this 42-pound wahoo (he’s holding our IGFA certified scale showing the weight) on light tackle and a sardine!!! No wire! Captain Chito gives the thumb up!

Our Oregon fish brothers, Craig Brown and Bob Layko visit us every year to celebrate Bob’s birthday and fish with Captain Armando! The guys show off some of their tuna for the camera on the beach at Muertos Bay.

Another of our fish brothers who visits us several times a year, Jeff Sakuda from Cypress CA with his favorite Captain Jorge spent 3 days bent on tuna and dorado.

Nothing but smiles! Mike Shea dropped iron down on the reef and while it fluttered down, this huge grouper smacked it and went right back into the caves where Mike skillfully worked it out and miraculously didn’t get the line sawed off on the rocks. Quite a catch. Captain Archangel gives a rare smile from one of our best and most popular captains. Dave Delprato is in on this too!

San Francisco Treat…(just had to do that Kim and Ken!). Ken Cereghino from SF with a nice fat yellowfin tuna in the boat just south of Cerralvo Island.

Great shot of Captain Adolfo with Shane Knox and Pete Klinowski after a great day of fishing and more tuna and dorado to put in the freezer.

First time here visiting with his dad, Mike Pilkington spent two days hanging fish like this in the tuna schools, plus got to scuba dive for the first time!

Part of our good amigos at the San Diego Anglers Club, Dave Ameika and Paul Bunch started off a quick two day fishing trip with 4 yellowfin and 3 dorado.

Shelly and Ali Zauner have been friends for many years and we finally got them to come down. They were fishing with Captain Ramiro and brought home a load of tuna and dorado in the coolers. Shelly’s fish is almost as big as she is but she battled it tough!

Pete adds another nice bull dorado to the boat! The dorado are getting thicker at Las Arenas.

John McVay fishes with us every year and always fishes with Captain Jorge who did him good with great bites like these tuna on his first day!

Love this photo of Shane from Canada and his catch of the day!

SEASON HEADING TOWARDS A STRONG FINISH AS WINDS INCREASE

La Paz -Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Oct. 15-22, 2017

The seasons are changing.  You can feel it in the water; the lower angle of the sun; the air temperatures and the increasing north winds.  Next weekend we go to daylight savings time down here.  It’s starting to affect the fishing a bit, but as we roll down the homestretch to the end of our busy season, it looks like we’re going out with a bang and bent rods.  There’s a lot of variety out here in our waters.

TAILHUNTER FLEET LAS ARENAS/ MUERTOS BAY/ SUENOS BAY

We have had almost 2 months of some of the best tuna fishing in almost 3 seasons.  Fish running 10-30 pounds not far off the beach and stretching from the lighthouse at Punta Arenas to the north down along Punta Perico…into Bahia de los Muertos and then south to Boca De Alamo plus both north and south points of Cerralvo Island.  Additionally, add in the occasional 50-100 pound toad tuna and 3-10 fish per day and they’re causing some sore arms, backs and big smiles.
In addition to the tuna, there’s an occasional wahoo; some big rooster fish, dorado, pargo, cabrilla, jack crevalle plus several species of bonito. Plus, we hooked a few billfish this week also that were prowling through the tuna schools. Great fun fishing and it’s almost all fun live-bait style.
As we roll into fall, we’re seeing more wind and more chop out there. Most days are calm, but earlier in the week, it was bumpy.  Hope the fishing holds up a few more weeks!

TAILHUNTER LA PAZ FLEET

I was a bit worried earlier in the week.  We’re definitely getting more north winds making it increasingly bumpy and rough to fish out’ve La Paz and within a few weeks, we’ll shift our action almost entirely to our Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay fleet.  It will just get too unpredictable as the winds increase in intensity.  Early in the week, I thought the winds had finally arrived. It surely slowed down the great dorado bite.
However, by about mid-week winds started to diminish and the bite turned right back on with good to excellent dorado fishing north of the city. Lots of small links, but occasional 20 pound fish in the box with lots of smaller fish getting released.  If you hit the right spot, it can be crazy nuts off-the-chart dorado fishing as fast as you can get baits into the water.
In addition to the dorado, however, we had some rare schools of tuna show up plus some decent wahoo and rooster fish action as well.

HEAD’S UP for 2018!

It has been an awesome year!  We have had such a great season that alot of our anglers are already booking spots for next year and certain dates are already filling up or getting tight.
If you think you’d like to come see us again next year or have some dates in mind, let us know. We’ll customize a great trip for you.  Also, if you have a certain of your favorite captains, let us know.  They get snapped up fast!
Don’t wait!  E-mail us at Jonthan@tailhunter.com or Jilly@tailhunter.com.  Or call the U.S. number 626-638-3383.
That’s our story!
Jonathan and Jilly
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