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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

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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay/ Magdalena Bay Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of March 25-April 1, 2018

BETTER CONDITIONS AND A BETTER WEEK!

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay and Mag Bay Report for Week of March 25-April 1, 2018

MEXICAN MINUTE LA PAZ VIDEO REPORT for the WEEK

PAST WEEK AT A GLANCE

Water – Not bad. Getting warmer. Still stronger currents than we’d like

Temps – Mid 80’s day time.  Pleasant nights.  Still really windy about 1/2 the days

Fishing – I’d give it a 4 on a scale of 10, but 4 is better than it’s been.  Alot of variety and good fish signs

Catching– I’d give it a 4 also.  Could be alot better.  And I think it will get better as things get warmer and water and wind settles down more and more.

What Got Caught – Dorado, yellowtail, jack crevalle, bonito, yellow snapper, red snapper, pargo liso, pargo perro, barred bargo, triggerfish, bonito,, cabrilla, palometa, pompano, corbina

 

THE REST OF THE STORY

Our amigo for many years, Mitch Chavira has been fishing La Paz almost as long as we’ve been there. He knows his stuff and knows his way around throwing iron too. He jigged up this toad cabrilla off Espirito Santo Island.

Gary and Miles Wagner from Colorado Springs, Colorado fished inside the mangroves of Bahia Magdalena on a day Gary said, “The winds outside were blowing 40K!” and did great on the corvina and palometa on light tackle!

Two of the best fishermen, Mitch and Charlie “Stix” McGee from San Diego working just inside of La Paz Bay put the wood to some of those nice dorado that have shown up.

All the way from Germany, Claude Demith got himself some great eating variety…dorado…dog tooth snapper (cubera)…big triggerfish…and cabrilla!

Dan Miyake with Captain Pancho and a nice Muertos Bay yellowtail. Waters are warming so not sure how long we’ll see these YT’s around.

The right kind! Mitch looking good with one of those tough forkies. Yellowtail out’ve La Paz.

Guys from Colorado always know how to pose creatively with fish! Gary Wagner again with a palometa from Mag Bay!

 

Just in time for Spring Break / Semana Santa and Easter,  the winds kinda gave us a bit of a break this week.  There were still some really windy days, but at least there were some windows of opportunity.  Definitely, more folks in town for vacation.  More fishermen on the water and for sure…the beaches are just jammed.
Normally, our beaches are pretty empty, but during Semana Santa, it looks like Woodstock!  Makes you wonder where everyone is the rest of the time?  I mean, on some beaches, there’s not a square inch of empty space and in Mexico, the beaches are public so you can pretty much camp and picnic anywhere and anytime.  Afterwards, it makes for quite a clean-up as you might imagine.  At least, it’s once a year and everyone is having a good time.
Anyway, for fishing, the fish are there!  If the windows of opportunity are open and the waters are fishable, the bite is there to be had!  It’s far from wide-open, but fishing is alot better than might be expected with alot of variety possible.

LAS ARENAS/ MUERTOS BAY

 
It’s evident that the waters are changing.  We have quite a bit of transition going on with both warm and cold water fish occupying the same water space!  I’m surprised that this early in the year, we have some dorado, tuna and billfish around.  Normally, we don’t see those until maybe a month or more from now.  Not alot of these species, but any day holds its possibilities.
Likewise, there are still cold water species around as well.  Cabrilla, snapper and Sierra were caught this week as well as several species of pargo (dog-tooth/ cubera snapper and barred pargo).  Plus, add in the usual jack crevalle and lots of bonito on top of things and, you’re not quite sure what’s gonna bite.
Every day is not good.  Every boat is not catching fish.  I want to be honest about it.  But there’s fish there and the signs are encouraging.  It was one of the better weeks in awhile.  We’re using a combination of live bait, dead bait, jigs and Rapalas for the days.

LA PAZ

With the wind having backed down a bit this past week…with no guarantees of next week…we had some boats finally able to get out.  Again, just like at Muertos/ Las Arenas, there was a combination of cold and surprisingly warm water fish.  A few yellowtail and pargo around but maybe we’re not going to see much of a yellowtail season this year because the waters are getting warm quick as evidenced by a few tuna popping up plus there seems to be dorado right in La Paz Bay!  We don’t usually see mahi mahi in the bay until much later in the year.  The ones we’re seeing now are legit 10-20 pound fish! Plus, there’s sardines around too.  All good signs!

GASTRONIMICA LA PAZ 2018 – MAY 4

 The 2018 La Paz Gastronomica Food Festival will be held May 4 once again on the beach in La Paz.  If you’ve never been to it the massively fun food festival draws thousand of visitors and over 100 restaurants, hotels and culinary schools from La Paz as well as Todos Santos and Cabo San Lucas.
For one ticket price, you get to eat and sample all kinds of great regional Mexican foods…all you can eat…shrimps, clams, oysters, roasted pig, all types of tacos, moles, Italian food, Chinese, Thai,  desserts ,baked goods…everyone has a booth.  And so do the wine, tequila and beer distributors as well so it’s all the tequila, wine an cerveza you can handle as well.
Great music, bands and entertainment and it goes well past midnight and just an incredible event.  Each year, Tailhunter Restaurant also has a booth among the “seafood row” vendors!  Last year, we had our famous Hawaiian poke!
Tailhunters is putting together event packages with hotel, festival tickets, plus the usual great activities of fishing, diving, snorkeling and more!   If you’re already booked with us during these dates and want to attend the event, we’ll be selling tickets.  Contact me directly at:  Jonathan@tailhunter.com
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  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
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Tailhunter Weekly Fishing Report:  https://fishreport.jonathanroldan.com/

Tailhunter YouTube Video Channel:

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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Jan. 21-28, 2018

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO FISHING REPORT for WEEK of Jan. 21-28 2018

THE BIG PICTURE FISHING REPORT

Nice plug yellowfin tuna for Dave Distel of Arizona. Pretty unusual to get a bonus fish like this in the winter!

Dave Distel again with one of the firecracker yellowtail that’s come up close to shore. That’s Captain Victor grinning in the background.

Happy Birthday to Mike Distel of Huntington Beach CA celebrating at our Tailhunter Restaurant with fresh cooked fish that he and his son caught!

WINDS HAMPER FISHING

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Jan. 21-28, 2018

Still not too many folks fishing.  It’s been pretty windy from the north as is pretty typical for this time of year and it’s the January slump when there’s just not that many folks in town either!  It’s actually a nice time to be in La Paz.  It’s sunny and relatively warm for the snow birds with day time temps in the high 70’s compared to where they’re escaping from.  It’s just not necessarily the best time to be in the water.
However, we did get some folks out for a few days for some scratchy mixed bag fishing.  Again ,the winds weren’t exactly our friends.  However… Inshore, there’s snapper, bonito, pargo, seabass and good schools of jack crevalle.  There should be more sierra around, but it hasn’t been consistent.  One day, they swarm and the next day, they can’t be found.
The more quality fishing has been some firecracker 10 pound yellowtail around and also some surprising 20-pound class tuna in Muertos Bay.  Maybe still hanging out from last fall!  One of our captains saw some free swimming wahoo as well, but they moved off.

 SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE – Highlights Tailhunter Sportfishing!

Award-winning write Tom Steinstra of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote a feature article in the Sunday Edition of the Outdoor Section.  Check it out!  Click the link below to see the article!

CLICK HERE FOR SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE ARTICLE 

 THANK YOU WASHINGTON!

We had a way fun time and a great show for the five days of at the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup just south of Seattle!  The Washington Sportsmans Show was super as always!

Great to see so many friends and Tailhunter Tribe members and also we’re looking forward to visits from everyone who booked trips to come see us and fish in La Paz in 2018.  Thanks for all the hospitality, Washington…and the rain too!  It just would’t be Washington without the rain!  We love it!  We live in a desert in Baja so it’s nice to see so much green!

Jilly and I will be splitting up now…

In two weeks, I will man the booth at the Northwest Sportsmans Show in Portland, Oregon at the Expo Center right next to the Columbia River.  Jill will fly out to the huge Western Hunt Expo at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City!  I’ll post up more details next week.  We’re looking forward to seeing all our amigos!

Jilly and I working the booth at the Washington State Fairgrounds!

Good buddy and pro-fisherman Mike Whitlow from Washington who sets up trips for awesome bass fishing in Mexico at El Salto Lake and also in Brazil for big peacock bass.

 

 

A rough crowd of ne’er-do-wells! Ken and Lisa Chapman who book big game hunting in South Africa join Jilly and I in the booth!

Dave and Michele Conklin have visited us many times in La Paz! Good to see them on their homegrounds in Washington!

That’s our story!
Jonathan and Jilly
Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter International
 
TAILHUNTER FISHING FLEET #1 Rated 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
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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
 
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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!
That’s our story!
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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
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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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