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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Feb. 10-17, 2019

WIND PROVIDES FEW WINDOWS

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Oct. 10-17, 2019

Mexican Minute Weekly Video Report

The Big Picture and the Rest of the Story…

Janie Robison escaping from chilly Wyoming got herself a nice yellowfin tuna.

We had folks fishing Bahia Magdalena this week. Guy Nazareno is holding a nice snook. But actually, it was caught by his 5-year old daughter, Natalie, but she couldn’t hold up the big fish although she dialed it in all by herself.

Big smiles for our very own, Jorge Romero, who took this tasty corvina in the shallow waters of Bahia Magdalena this week.

Donna Corona helps Janie Robison with her dorado taken just outside of Bahia Muertos.

Cute little baby roosterfish inside the bay! The fish was released to grow into one of the giants we get later in the season.

The winds came back this week and it was on the chilly side.  However, fortunately the two best days when the winds laid down were the two days we had folks out on the water!

Bottom line, however is that the opportunities, overall for the week were small and when we did get fish, it was mostly bonito.  No sugarcoating it.

On the two days when the winds gave us a break…

The first day, as is often the situation during these windy months, bait was hard to find so we had to drag lures.  Still, some good action with lots of bonito to bend rods.

The 2nd day was much better and live bait was available and our folks got more bonito, but also small roosterfish and even dorado and tuna which are pretty unusual this time of the year during the colder windier months.

What many folks seem to forget is that when there’s storm in the U.S., the “winter conditions” don’t stop at the border.  It has been an incredible stormy week in the western U.S. and along the Pacific Coast with wind, rain and snow.

Consequently, it was also windy and relatively cold in La Paz as well.  The coming week doesn’t look that much better, but that’s to be expected this time of year.

In Other News…

Our Whale-Watching Season is in full swing.  Lots of whales there in Bahia Magdalena and we’re running daily and over-night tours there for as long as the whales stick around.  Hopefully until mid-late March!

 

Jilly and I just wrapped up the best Salt Lake City show ever at the Great Western Hunt and Conservation Expo at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City.  It was probably the largest hunt show we have ever participated in with outfitters from all over the world including S. America…Asia…Canada…New Zealand…Alaska…the U.S…./even Russia!  Just walking the aisles was a lesson in geography!

Take a look at this video, I made.  Turn up the volume and click the link:

We had folks come to see us from a number of states including New Mexico…Wyoming…Colorado…California…Arizona…Idaho and, or course Utah.  We booked lots of trips!  If you’re planning to come see us this year, don’t wait until we visit your town.  We’re filling fast. Get in touch with us. We have 7 more shows to do!

Our next show is in Boise, ID from Feb. 28-March 3rd.  We will be at the Boise Expo Center at the fairgrounds in Boise.  Come check us out and let’s talk fishing in La Paz!

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:

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 for Week of Feb. 3-9, 2019

BEST BITE EARLY IN WEEK

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Feb. 3-9, 2019

Mexican Minute Video Fishing Report

Spoiler alert!  This week’s video report was NOT filmed in La Paz!  But, it makes it easier to sell sunshine and warm sandy beaches in places like this!   Thank you, Oregon!

 

The Big Picture and the Rest of the Story…

The week started well with lower winds and calmer seas for once.  Not many anglers in town, but we had a few and surprisingly got into some water-water action with a handful of dorado popping up.  Nothing big, but it’s surprising to get dorado in the winter and for first-timers hooking an acrobatic 10 or 15 pound dorado is pretty exciting.

In addition, jack crevalle, good numbers of fat bonito plus some cabrilla over the rocks provided fun action, especially on light tackle.  As the week went on, winds came up and it got colder and rougher..enough to bend the palm trees and put little white-caps on the bay.

TAILHUNTER WHALE WATCHING SEASON FULL ON

Our 2019 whale watching season is in full swing over at Bahia Magdalena and there’s a good number of grays that have already show up in the bay.  They’ve arrived from their migration from the Bering Sea and around until about early or mid-March!  Come on down and check out this great experience.  Get in touch with us at http://www.tailhunter.com .

WHERE WILL BE WE NEXT?

By the time you’re reading this, we’ve left snowy cold Portland Oregon and headed to….snowy cold Salt Lake City, Utah!  But, first a shout-out to Portland and all of our amigos in the Pacific NW for all the hospitality and ohana after 3 week in one of our favorite places.

It was off-the charts with shows in the Seattle and Portland area.  Lots of you are coming to see us in La Paz this year so we’re looking forward to seeing you again!

So now, onto show #5…it’s at the

GREAT WESTERN HUNT 

and 

CONSERVATION EXPO

Feb. 14-17

SALT PALACE CONVENTION CENTER, SALT LAKE CITY UTAH

It’s nothing like you’ve ever seen.  People come from all over the country to see this one!  Here’s more information.  Click the link:

WESTERN HUNT EXPO

Hope to see you there!

 

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:

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 Jan. 27-Feb. 3, 2019

COLD WINDY WEEK IMPROVES

La Paz  – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Jan. 27-Feb. 3, 2019

Mexican Minute Video Report

Not many anglers around these days which is off-season.  Early in the week we it was pretty chilly, cold and windy.  Conditions got a little better as the week went on.  Bait is an issue because of the rough water so our captains relied on slow trolling dead bait and lures inshore where it was more protected.  Catches included bonito, jack crevalle, snapper, cabrilla and barred pargo.

WHALE WATCHING SEASON IN FULL SWING

Although it’s not prime time fishing right now, from late January until March, it’s our whale-watching season and it’s in full swing and we’re running daily and overnight trips to Bahia Magdalena every week to spend time with the whales.  Great family trip and opportunity to spend some incredible close-up action and interaction with these fantastic animals in the calm bay waters.  E-mail us if you’d like more information at Jonathan@tailhunter.com

Coming to Portland This Week!

Our Tailhunter 2019 tour swings us into the big Pacific Northwest Sportsmans Show this week at the Portland Expo Center.  This is probably the largest show in the Pacific Northwest and one of the largest in the Western U.S.  with almost 1000 vendors from all over the world including Mexico, the U.S., S. Africa, Alaska, New Zealand, S. America and more!  If you’re into fishing, hunting, camping, boating and just the outdoors in general, there’s something for the whole family whether you’re looking for some great gear;  booking a potential trip; or want to test stuff or talk and learn from experts.

Jilly and I will be in our booth at the Portland Expo Center all five days from Wednesday to Sunday! Let’s talk fishing!

The show runs Wednesday to Sunday so we hope to see you here!  Let’s talk about fishing in La Paz this year!  Check the link below:

PACIFIC NORTHWEST SPORTSMANS SHOW – DETAILS (CLICK HERE)

 

Don’t Wait!

Also…head’s up!  Reservations are really flying in…faster than normal and many dates are filling up!  Don’t wait until we come to your town to do a show this year.  We have 9 more shows, but many dates are already booked or booking fast.  Get in touch with us to save your spot!

Here’s the link to our whole list of shows coming up:

TAILHUNTER SHOW SCHEDULE for 2019 (click the link)

 

 

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:

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 Jan. 20-27, 2019

WINTER WINDS CANCEL TRIPS

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Jan. 20-27, 2019

Mexican Minute Video Report

Something a little different this week.  Sorry the video is a little ragged this week.  We were in our booth at the Puyallup Fairgrounds and crowds were already starting to come down the aisle and watching some goofy guy (me!) talking out loud to his laptop!  So I didn’t have much time!

Also, no real fishing to report so I answered some letters in the video about fishing in La Paz!

The Big Picture and the Rest of the Story…

Honestly not much to say about fishing this week.  I guess I could make something up, but that’s now how we roll.

This is winter and off-season and not many folks out fishing from November to April.  Mostly, it’s because of the winds and waves that can be very erratic.   So, that’s what happened this week.

We did have a few folks set to fish early in the week, but it was pretty rough.  So, as much as they wanted to go, I advised they just cancel. Stay at the hotel. Hang out at the pool.  Go to town of lunch.  Sleep in.  Take a siesta.

Fishing is supposed to be fun, right?  Not an excercise in staying dry and trying to stay in the boat.  Many of the folks we have this time of year aren’t hard-core anglers.  For some it’s their first time really fishing in the ocean so I don’t want them to have a bad time.  As much as we love the business, especially this time of year, it was better to just advise folks not to come out.

Not much bait around but plugs and lures are working.

However, when the wind isn’t blowing, there’s some dorado out there.  Pargo and cabrilla and snapper are still around the reefs and rocks.

Gary Wagner with a tasty sierra off Punta Perico. Note the jacket!

Sierra, bonito and jack crevalle near the drop offs.  This coming week, the winds die down about mid-week so hopefully, I”ll have a better report for you!

TAILHUNTER ROAD TOUR 2019

Thanks, Washington!  Now on our way to Portland!

Well, we just finished our 3rd show of the season.  We’re wrapping things up here in the Seattle area and packing to head to our next show at the Portland Expo Center in Portland, Oregon Sept. 6-10.  We’ve had some fantastic shows so far!   We’ve been in Denver, Sacramento and then this past week in Seattle.

Reservations are coming in fast this year!  Don’t wait until we visit your area!  Dates are filling up so get in touch with us as soon as you can if you’re planning to come fishing!

Dave and Michele Conklin, our long-time amigos from Washington stopped in to share a little “Baja cheer!”

With my honey, Jill, in our booth! The fish was “THIS BIG!”

That’s our story!  Have a great week.

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:

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 Jan. 13-20, 2019

DORADO IN WINTER? Really? 

La Paz -Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Jan. 13-20, 2019

 

Mexican Minute Video Fishing Report

Short Attention Span Week at a Glance

Weather – Variable.  Some days were pretty windy and rough.  Others were nice.  Some localized showers.  Highs were in the high 70’s.  Nighttime lows low 60’s.

Water – You’d think it should be cooler than normal, but the fact that dorado are around indicates some warm waters.

Fishing – If the weather was good, it was fishable and some surprising catches with a nice mixed bag.  If weather was not so good, then it made it tough.  Live bait is not easy to get because of the erratic water.  However, lures and dead bait seem to work fine.  Got dorado, skipjack, bonito, jack crevalle, small yellowtail and sierra this week.  Everyone got fish!

Forecast – Some high winds early in the week.  Probably won’t be fishing.  Then, gets better.  Highs in the low 70’s and lows to the high 50’s.  Partially cloudy skies.

The Big Picture and the Rest of the Story…

 

Chuck Chandler from Alaska and staying at Rancho Costa there in Muertos Bay near La Paz found some great sunshine and this big-headed bull dorado (mahi mahi) that no doubtedly hit the grill.

Our Captain Jorge put his guys on some dorado like this as he photobombs on the beach.

Captain Armando checks out the catch with a nice mix of action fish including jack crevalle, white bonito and yellowtail

Gary Wagner loves light tackle and got this colorful bull dorado of Bahia Muertos near his place.

Hope you’re enjoying or enjoyed a great holiday Martin Luther King weekend!

It was an up-and-down week dictated by the weather and winds which is typical of this time of the year.  Earlier in the week it was calm although there were some incidents of localized rain mixed with sunshine.  Later in the week, winds got stronger generating some rougher water.

 

Surprisingly, however, given it’s winter and waters are chillier than normal, we got into some decent school-sized dorado.  Bait is difficult to get because of the winds and choppy surf, but dragging lures has been productive.

 

In addition to the dorado, tasty white bonito provided some great action.  Many folks are surprised that the white bonito are not just great sport, but also pretty good eating!  Add in some tough jack crevalle and a few firecracker yellowtail, sierra and cabrilla off the rocks and there were actually some nice catches.

TAILHUNTER 2019 TOUR

Just finished up our Sacramento Show for the International Sportsmans Expo that was at the state fairgrounds.   It was off-the-hook!  Jill and I stood and talked non-stop for 10 hours-a-day until we were hoarse!  It was great.  So many friends and new amigos.  Lots of bookings for this year.

If you’re planning on coming fishing with us, don’t wait. Dates are filling FAST!  I’m not kidding. Bookings are coming in daily and we’re booking dozens at every show.  Don’t wait.  Some dates are filled or filling fast.  If you wait until we come to a show near you, it might be too late!

If you’re reading this, we’re actually probably on the road driving from Sacramento to our next show at the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup, Washington just south of Seattle.  This is the largest show in Washington and goes a whopping 5 days from Wednesday to Sunday.  We always look forward to it.

Some of our crazy Tailhunter Tribe! Cheers!

Jill and I will be in the booth every day so come by and let’s talk about coming to visit us in La Paz!

NEW WEBSITE IS UP!

Don’t forget.  Our newly remodeled Tailhunter Website is now up and rolling and we’re pretty excited.  It’s still got a glitch or two that we’re working out, but it’s ready for you to check out!

Click the link:  New Tailhunter Website 2019

That’s our story!

Hope you have a great week and maybe we’ll see you in Washington this week too!

 

Jonathan


Jonathan Roldan’s

Tailhunter International


Website: 

www.tailhunter-international.com

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

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

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

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

Tailhunter YouTube Video Channel:

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 Dec. 2-9, 2018

TOUGHER WEATHER HINDERS

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Dec. 2-9, 2018

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO FISHING REPORT

SHORT ATTENTION SPAN WEEK at a GLANCE

Weather – Yuk.  Not only windier and rougher, but two days of the week we had rain and it was pretty hard at times.   But, not really anyone fishing those days anyway.

Fishing – Whoever went out at least, they got fish!  Some nice cabrilla, pargo and snapper.  Bonito always make for fun and some random dorado still around

Forecast – Later ths coming week might get pretty windy around Thursday and Friday.  Mostly cloudy.  Highs in the mid-70’s.  Nights in the low 60’s.

 

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

Bonito and snapper in the box. Fun fishing. Snapper are excellent eating.

Not much to report this week.  There’s a number of things to point at.

 

First, it’s off-season.  Just not many folks fishing between November and April.  It can be windy and rough.  And indeed, that’s the 2nd reason there’s not much to report.

 

It was not only cold and windy this week, but it rained.  In fact, it rained pretty hard at times.  That winter storm “Diego” that dropped show and rain in California; flash flooding in Texas and is now slamming into the East Coast started down in Baja!  So, that’s not exactly conducive to fishing.

 

Finally, tack on the fact that this is the “lull” between the holidays.  There’s just not that many folks in town.  Some snowbirds mostly or folks just looking for a little sunshine compared to where they’re from.  And they’re not really in town to do much or any fishing.

 

All that being said, there was some spotty to OK fishing taking place.  Inshore species like snapper and cabrilla…sometimes large cabrila provided action.  For a lot of first-timers, bonito are always fun too.  Some good eating sierra were taken and here and there’s schools of dorado running 5-15 pounds were about the only blue-water species around, but a hoot for a lot of these snowbirds.

WHALE WATCHING SEASON COMING UP SOON!

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Don’t forget!  January to March is our prime-time whale watching season over at Magdalena Bay.  Ask us about more details for this great family adventure.  It’s the largest migration on earth and a fantastic experience to get so close to those incredible animals.

That’s our story!

 

Jonathan

 


Jonathan Roldan’s

Tailhunter International


Website: 

www.tailhunter-international.com

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

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

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

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

Tailhunter YouTube Video Channel:

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. 25-Dec.2, 2018

WIND DROPS FISHING IMPROVES

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Nov. 25-Dec 2, 2018

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO REPORT

SHORT ATTENTION SPAN WEEK AT A GLANCE…

Weather – Much better this week.  Winds gave us a break.  Mostly sunny.  Daytime temps mid-80’s.

Water – Getting cooler, but largely flatter this week and calmer with the absence of those northern winds

Fishing – Transitional mix with warm and cooler water fish taken.  Warmer water fish on the way out and more cooler water fish showing up.  But strangely, one day it would be mostly cooler water fish like pargo, cabrilla and sierra.  Next day, warm water fish like dorado and wahoo.

Fish Caught This Week:  Wahoo, dorado, bonito, jack crevalle, cabrilla, needlefish, sierra, snapper

Forecast: Looks like the northern winds return this coming week with very strong winds maybe Monday or Tuesday then later in the week very strong.  Chance of showers mid-week.

THE BIG PICTURE & THE REST OF THE STORY…

We’re not usually going to see dorado this time of year, but they were a great surprise this week. Most fish 8-12 pounds. Fun size, but some larger. Check out the big jack crevalle on the rack. They were fishing with Captain Gerardo.

Manny poses with his big wahoo caught right off the point at Punta Perrico. Decent wahoo week earlier.

Captain Armando put his guys on a full box of sierra plus some fat bonito, a cabrilla and a giant needlefish.

Laura Rush with a great eating yellow snapper.

 

It was one of the better weeks we have had in awhile.  As is usually the case, weather has a lot to do with the fishing.  With mostly sunny skies, the winter north winds gave us a break for the most part allowing us to get out there and not make it an exercise in staying dry and in the boat in the big waves.  But, it also allowed us to get to some spots that are often difficult when it’s windy.

 

With daytime temps in the mid-80’s and nighttime in the high 60’s it’s a pleasant time to be in La Paz and the influx of snowbirds is a sure indicator.  But, as I’ve said in the past, they usually don’t fish or only fish a day so there just aren’t that many folks fishing this time of year.

 

But, we did get some folks out and the catches were rather surprising.

 

Early in the week out’ve Bahia Muertos, a good snap of 20-50 pound wahoo showed up just off the rocks with some nice fish hitting the box, but others getting lost.

 

All week, there were small bands of schoolie-dorado as well.  Nothing spectacular, but great fun action with fish running 8-12 pounds mostly with the occasional 20-pounder.  A bit unusual this time of year given the cooler water temps.

 

Other days, there was decent action on bonito, big jack crevalle, pargo and cabrilla and a sure indicator of cooler conditions was the appearance of good bites of sierra that make for great eating and fun on light tackle.  In fact, several days we had more sierra than I’ve seen in a long time.

 

The outlook for the coming week shows some spikes of wind as the northerns return, but most of the wind won’t hit until the end of the week.

 

That’s our story!

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Jonathan


Jonathan Roldan’s

Tailhunter International


Website: 

www.tailhunter-international.com

Mexico Office: Tailhunter International, 755 Paseo Obregon, La Paz, Baja Sur, Mexico
U.S. Mailing Address:  Tailhunter International, 8030 La Mesa Blvd. #178, La Mesa CA  91942

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

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

Tailhunter YouTube Video Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBLvdHL_p4-OAu3HfiVzW0g


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