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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of April 1-April 8, 2018

BETTER CONDITIONS and LOTS OF VARIETY

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay/ Mag Bay Fishing Report for Week of April 1-8, 2018

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO REPORT

 

WEEK at A GLANCE

Water – Warming and better and flatter this past week.  Coming week maybe not so much.

Weather – Mid 80’s now.  Bring the sunscreen.  Breezy at times, especially the afternoons

Fishing – Much better . Alot of vareity as warm water fish move in and mix with colder water fish

Catching – Lost alot of larger fish!

THE BIG PICTURE

Whoa! Just off the rocks, Jeff Brown and his son, Cole, were with Captain Joel Martinez from the Tailhunter Fleet in La Paz catching smaller snapper, pargo and cabrilla when this big grouper gulped Jeff’s live bait in shallow water and they were able to winch it away from the rocks! Jeff and Cole are from Minnesota and come down every year to La Paz for sunshine and fishing!

Steve and son, Ben Fox from Huntington Beach were visting La Paz for the first time and got into some of those Cerralvo Island yellowfin tuna their first day on live bait.

Good amigo from Wrangell, Alaska, Rod Brown comes down every year for about 10 days of fishing and got a variety of fish again this year. He took yellowtail, snapper, pargo, cabrilla, jacks, tuna and bonito among others while fishing north around Espirito Santo Island.

First-timer with a big smile, Cole Brown, and a real colorful dorado among several he caught fishing with our La Paz fleet.

Love how he fishes! Light tackle and top-water jigs! Miles Wagner from Colorado Springs with one of his nice dorado fishing out’ve Muertos Bay/ Las Arenas.

This kind of fishing is a hoot! Like tackle right up in the rocks for cabrilla, snapper and pargo. All great eating and these are tough fish on light or heavier tackle. Larger fish all lost in the rocks! Cole and dad, Jeff Brown, with Captain Joel.

Anyone who asks me about getting bluewater fish and not believing that the fish can be caught close to shore, take a look at the rocks just behind Jeff and Cole Brown holding a legit yellowfin tuna. Yup…just a few yards off the island!

OVERALL…

Looks like the weather is clearing up just in time for the season to kick off with alot more of our fishermen now arriving in La Paz.  There’s still some wind on tap for this coming week and indeed we had some this past week, but overall, a big improvement in not only the weather, but the fishing, catching, and variety!  Each week seems to get a little better as things warm up!  It’s all about the winds.  If the winds are gone, there’s fish starting to bite.

All signs are encouraging as just to the south of us along the East Cape, things are already starting to go off with the fishing so those conditions are moving north towards us!

LAS ARENAS/ MUERTOS BAY/ SUENOS BAY

It’s not crazy good…yet!  But the fishing is more like May fishing with lots of different variety in the water.  Inshore, pargo liso (mullet snapper), pargo per (dog-tooth snapper) and pargo mulatto (barred pargo) are biting along with several types of snapper, jack crevalle, bonito and cabrilla.
In the deeper water but not far off, dorado are around between 5 and 20 pounds although not in great numbers plus yellowtail up to 25 pounds.  Plus we found some tuna over at nearby Cerralvo Island although, again, not in great numbers.  Some wahoo were seen, but didn’t bite and commercial guys said billfish look like they’re moving into the area.

LA PAZ

For the first time all year, we had some consistent fishing for our La Paz Fleet.  Normally, with the winds blowing in from the north, it’s just often too rough to even get out’ve the bay or, when you get to the spots, it’s hard to fish the areas.
However, with some pretty good post-Easter conditions, I was blown away by the variety of species that ended up on the hook!  We didn’t find quantity of fish, but the variety was remarkable especially for inshore species.  This included several species of pargo, snapper, cabrilla, grouper, jacks and bonito.  As well, we hooked some yellowtail up to about 20 pounds and even got a tuna about 50 yards from the rocks!

BAHIA MAGDALENA

Ben Fox from Huntington Beach CA shows off a nice snook he caught light tackle fishing inside the shallow waters of Bahia Magdalena with Tailhunter Sportfishing. He and his dad caught snook, snapper, pargo, cabrilla and other species using live shrimp and spinning gear.

He’s our guy! Jorge Romero with a nice snook (robabo) taken just outside the treeline in the flats off Bahia Magdalena using live shrimp.

That’s quite a box of pargo and snapper!

Almost all the fish was donated to the local church to clean and distribute.

Some video of the kind of fishing they were doing
We had anglers fishing our inshore waters with light tackle again and they scored great.  Using live shrimp for bait, they rocked snook, cabrilla, corvina and several kinds of snapper working in the shallow waters and in the eddys and backbays and sandbars among the trees.

That’s our story!

Jonathan & Jilly

Jonathan Roldan’s

Tailhunter International


Website: 

www.tailhunter-international.com

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

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

Phones:
from USA : 626-638-3383
from Mexico: 044-612-14-17863
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La Paz-Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of March 11-18, 2018

Mexican Minute Fishing Report for Week of March 11-18, 2018

WINDS CUT US SOME SLACK FINALLY

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of March 11-18, 2018

A mess of great eating for Carl Bock from Puyallup Washington with Captain Pancho and some nice cabrilla and pargo lisa (mullet snapper) taken off the reefs and rocks. Typical winter fishing!

Chunky winter yellowtail for Greg Garrison of San Diego that he took off the north end of Cerralvo Island this week. Thanks for the photo, Gary!

We’d like to see a few more of these as the waters get warmer. Steve Strummell from the bay area of San Francisco poses with his bull dorado.

A hog trophy cabrilla off the north end of Cerralvo Island caught by Gary Garrison of San Diego. Thanks Gary Wagner for the photo.

Second day on the water proved a nice mix of warm and cold water fish for Carl Bock who poses with his cabrilla and dorado

Well, the good news is that after 3 weeks, the winds settled down a bit and allowed us to get to do a bit of fishing.  The bad news is that well…there weren’t many fishermen.  Fairly typical for this time of year.  Further bad news is that the winds are supposed to jump back up this coming week!

Oh well, you just roll with it because that’s how it is during the winter months.  For all the lack of fishermen right now, with Easter coming up April 1, those are the busiest times for travel to Mexico and especially places like Baja and particularly La Paz where we are.  Not necessarily gringos looking to party and kick it up during spring break, but for Holy Week and the dates around Easter, these are the busiest travel times for Mexicans.  Moreso than Christmas or any other time of the year, Mexicans visit and travel outside the country, but also many Mexicans living in the U.S. and other places take the time to visit their friends and relatives back home.  Likewise, domestically many locals travel to visit during this time.  What that means is that many otherwise “empty” beaches are going to be packed with folks camping and picnicking all week.  Many will be fishing too so expect that in about 2-3 weeks, it’s going to be jammed.
Anyway, on the days we could fish, we got out and got an interesting mix.  Coldwater species like snapper, cabrilla, pargo, jack crevasse and yellowtail mixed it up with warm water species like dorado and even a few tuna and lots of bonito. The better action and most consistent bite was in shallow waters over structure for the colder water species using Rapalas, live bait and dead bait.  We found fish close and around Punta Perrico and also at the north and south ends of Cerralvo Island.

TAILHUNTER DOWN THE HOME STRETCH

After almost 3 1/2 months on the road with our 23rd year kicking off, we have just two more shows to do before going home.  We just finished up the ISE Show in Sandy, UT, just south of Salt Lake City and a big “GRACIAS!” to everyone who came by to say hello and to those of you who booked with us, we’re sure looking forward to your visit!

So now…Jilly and I go in different directions again.

Jilly will be headed to the Fred Hall Fishing & Boating Show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego CA. Click the link:

Fred Hall Show Del Mar

Jonathan will be driving down to Scottsdale AZ for the International Sportsmans Expo. Click the link:

ISE SHOW SCOTTSDALE AZ

These are our last two shows of the season then we’ll be headed home to La Paz.  We’ve got alot of you reserved this year, but still have some spots open! Get in touch with us ASAP so we make sure we have you covered and you get in on this 2018 season!   If you can make it to Del Mar or Scottsdale, Jilly and I will be in the booth every day and it would be great to see you!

That’s our story!

Have a great week!

Jonathan Roldan’s

Tailhunter International


Website: 

www.tailhunter-international.com

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

U.S. Mailing Address:  Tailhunter International, 8030 La Mesa Blvd. #178, La Mesa CA  91942Phones:
from USA : 626-638-3383
from Mexico: 044-612-14-17863
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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of March 4-11, 2018

The Mexican Minute La Paz Video Report for Week of March 4-11, 2018

IF ONLY THE WIND WOULD TAKE A BREAK FOR AWHILE!

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

If there’s a fish, Kevin Shiotano usually finds one and it’s usually pretty respectable like this nice yellowfin tuna off Cerralvo Island.

Some good eating huachingo for Dave Keene just outside of Bahia de los Muertos.

Andale Captain Mundo with a chunky yellowtail

It wasn’t a great week for fishing, but there also weren’t many fishermen either, which is typical this time of year.  And for good reason.  It can be rough and windy which is what we had this week.  After a few nice weeks of fishable weather, we’ve now had about 3 consecutive weeks where the majority of days weren’t exactly conducive to fishing.  On those days fishing was scratchy at best.  A few snapper.  Some small cabrilla and a few bonito at best.
I suppose the good side is that the sun was out and the majority of folks who do come down this time of year are really just looking for a day to get out and most of our clientele this time of year are from cold and wet places.  I always tell folks it’s off-season for fishing.
On the other hand, on the few windows of time when wind and currents are not a factor, I’m surprised at the quality of fish out there, especially for this time of year.  There’s some nicer grade of tuna; there’s chunky yellowtail; some free-swimming dorado and it seems like the big pargo liso (mullet snapper) are starting to spawn and school-up in the shallows.

RAMBLING DOWN THE ROAD!

Denver…Sacramento…Seattle…Portland…Salt Lake City…Bakersfield…Boise…Long Beach and now…time to climb in the van once again!

Long Beach is always a party with about 100 thousand of your closest fishing friends!

We’ve been on the road now since the middle of December and just finished up the incredible Fred Hall Fishing & Boating Show at the Long Beach Convention Center that just broke all kinds of attendance records.  Jilly and I talked for 5 days straight without a let-up and it was off-the-hook!  Thank you, Southern California and all our friends and Tailhunter Tribe for all the grins and high-fives!

Jilly is all set up and ready to go!

OK! But, how does he really feel? Nothing wrong with tacos!

We really could use a week to recover!  However, it’s onward down the road to our 10th show of the season.  So, starting Thursday and going through Sunday, we’ll be at the SOUTH TOWNE EXPO CENTER for the INTERNATIONAL SPORTSMAN’S EXPO just outside of Salt Lake City!  Always a great show and tons of things to see and do! Come down to see Jill and I and let’s chat about fishing in La Paz this year!

PARTING SHOT!

What a grand birthday I had!

Lastly, just a quick shout out to everyone for all the fantastic birthday wishes this past week.  It just could not have been any better!  I got hundreds of cards, e-mails, texts and visits from so many of you!  You’re the best!  Also, to everyone who showed up to share some beer, pickled eggs, polish sausage sandwiches and way to many salty pretzels at Joe Jost’s Bar in Long Beach, you rock and I’m grateful and blessed and an even bigger thank you and love to my lovely partner-in-crime who makes it all happen and everyday like my birthday, Jilly!

That’s our story!

Jonathan & Jilly

Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter International


Website: 

www.tailhunter-international.com

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


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

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

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

Tailhunter YouTube Video Channel:

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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Feb. 17-24, 2018

MEXICAN MINUTE LA PAZ VIDEO FISHING REPORT for WEEK of FEB. 17-24, 2018

THE BIG PICTURE FISHING REPORT

To be honest, not much to show you this week. Winds and strong current made it tough…as often happens during the off-season in winter and we even had to cancel trips later in the week. We only got some smaller reef fish like these that included pargo, snapper and cabrilla. Good eating, but not our best..but not much to do about the weather. It is what it is.

Prime time for our whale-watching tours right now, but weather this week forced cancelations and postponements. When there’s storms in the U.S., it usually affects us as well down in Baja. This coming week looks much better!

NOT MUCH TO TELL YOU WHEN WINDS and CURRENT CURTAIL ACTION

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Feb. 17-24 2018

Not much to tell you this week.  Early in the week we had a few people, but the fishing was hampered by strong winds and currents so we had to stay close which resulted in a few small reefish like pargo and cabrilla.  

As the week went on, winds got stronger.  We didn’t have many reservations, but the few we had postponed trips until the winds died down. Fortunately, they were in town for a few days and had flexible schedules.  We even had to cancel some of our whale watching trips to Bahia Magdalena because of winds and some spats of rain.
It’s like this in winter.  If there’s storms in the U.S. there’s usually an effect in Baja and the western U.S. got a lot of cold, wind, rain and snow this past week.   The coming week should be better!

TAILHUNTER ROAD TOUR 2018 – splitting up (again!)

Well…we’ve been on the road now almost 2 months with 6 more shows to go!
Coming up, Jilly and I head in two different directions again.  Two great shows that we just can’t miss so.  These are just way too fun with lots for the whole family and we have lot of friends and amigos there!
 Jilly will be at the:
Idaho Sportsman’s Show
Boise Fairgrounds
Boise, Idaho
Thursday to Sunday (Feb. 28-March 3)
Jonathan will be at:
The Fred Hall Fishing & Boating Show
Kern County Fairgrounds
Bakersfield CA
Friday to Sunday (March 2-4)
Come say hi!  Let’s talk about fishing in La Paz this year . Check out our new t-shirts and pick up a copy of our new 24-page Tailhunter brochure for 2018.  Lots of super things to see and do for the whole family!  See you there!
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
 
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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 Feb. 4-11, 2018

MEXICAN MINUTE LA PAZ VIDEO FISHING REPORT for WEEK of Feb. 4-11, 2018

THE BIG PICTURE FISHING REPORT from TAILHUNTER SPORTFISHING

Rick Kasper from Wyoming has a big grin with his tuna and dorado and says they also caught cabrilla, dozens of bonito and lost a bigger dorado!

Tuna Armando 2-18

Captain Armando got the guys onto the tuna spot returning with a nice batch of YFTs!

Steve Reich tuna 2-18 tags

Steve Reich from San Diego with a nice day of tuna

tuna doc doug 2-18 tags

Dr. Doug Finn from New York likes spending a few weeks every winter in La Paz and getting in some fishing.  He shows off one of his yellowfin tuna on the beach at Muertos Bay.

WINTER TUNA BITE?  SERIOUSLY?

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

Our fishing report this week is almost identical to last week.  Not many folks fishing this time of year. Typical windy days and then great sunny days and the key is really figuring out which days will be windy or not.  On the days it’s windy there’s two choices.  Either stay ashore and figure a different day to fish or go out and fish inshore where we’re catching the usual structure fish like pargo, cabrilla or snapper.  Just a little outside, bonito, sierra and jack crevalle add to the catch. Maybe the occasional dorado.

However, on the calmer days when we can move off just a bit further, especially over to Cerralvo Island, there’s yellowtail, big dog tooth snapper and the SURPRISE!!!! ….some decent 15-30 pound yellowfin tuna.   Slow trolling deep running Rapalas, live sardines and chunked frozen squid have been working best.
Normally, we don’t see these tuna out here this time of year.  The tuna are usually a spring / fall fish for us, but this is a real nice bonus.  There’s a spot of tuna off the south end of Cerralvo Island holding the fish but it’s all dependent on being able to make that quick run over if the wind and waves allow.  Fortunately, this past week there were some good days to make the run because if it’s blowing, it’s also hard to get the bait!
This would be nice if it holds out.  I’m not sure if these are left-over fish from last season or we’re onto the beginning of a super new season!  Will keep you posted for sure!  Pretty cool stuff!

THANKS PORTLAND!  GRACIAS SALT LAKE CITY! 

Our 2018 Tailhunter Road Tour has Jilly and I splitting up and headed in different directions this past week.  Jilly covered the super Great Western Hunting and Conservation Show in Salt Lake City, UT.  I held the fort in our booth at the Pacific Northwest Sportsmans Show in Portland, Oregon!
Wow…what killer fun shows!  Thank you everyone who came to visit!  When we’re alone it sometimes makes it hard to chat as much as we’d like to, but we sure appreciated seeing you and big thanks also to all of you who booked trips with us this year!  We’re looking forward to the visit.  We’ll have some fun!
Next, we split up again . I’ll be in Bakersfield and Jilly head to Boise Idaho.  Come visit and we hope to see you there!
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 Jan. 7-14, 2018

Our Captain Adolfo was out just outside of Muertos. Dropped a mackerel and caught the nice little yellowtail. So, he then put down a Rapala and immediately got whacked by the wahoo right up close to the rocks!

Bonus for Paul Melewski from Colorado staying in Muertos Bay at Rancho Costa. Goes out for snapper over the rocks and pops a pair of dorado…in January!

THE LULL AFTER the HOLIDAYS

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay / Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Jan. 7-14, 2018

Not many folks fishing this week which is pretty typical now that the holidays are over.  Most of the holiday visitors have left and town is pretty mellow again, not that it was ever very bustling.  But, by the same token, not many folks fishing either.  Too bad because it was actually a pretty decent week for weather and the few trips we had out all resulted in some surprising fish.

There were the usual jacks and snapper, but also in those same spots close to shore and over the rocks we got yellowtail and wahoo.  In the bay, there’s still some dorado cruising around too.

THANKS DENVER – ONWARD TO SACRAMENTO

Thanks to everyone who came to visit us in Denver.  The ISE show at the Denver Convention Center was massive.  Great turnout and great to have so many of you booking to come visit us in La Paz this year.  Apologies if I personally missed you as I was out  2 1/2 days from the booth with a fever, no voice and an upper respiratory infection!  But, Jill did a stellar job, as she always does and I’m mo’ bettah now!  Thanks for understanding!
So, we’re on the road now with our van loaded and driving through the snow to get form Colorado to California to set up at the ISE show at the California Fairgrounds in Sacramento.  This is the largest hunting/ fishing show in N. California and a huge event for the whole family.  Come see us. We’ll have the booth in the usual spot.  Show runs Thursday to Sunday.  Here’s more details.  Click this link:
Hope to see you there this week!  Let’s talk about fishing in La Paz!
That’s our story!
Jonathan Jilly & Catlyn
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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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 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!
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