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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Oct. 21-28, 2019

FISH & WEATHER MAKE US WORK HARDER

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

Mexican Minute Video Fishing Report

Short Attention Span Week-At-A-Glance

Weather – No shortage of sunshine.  It’s really pleasant to be in town right now .  Daytime temps in the mid-80’s with a breeze.  Nights in the low 70’s.  However, not always great to be on the water as Hurricane Willa (hundreds of miles to the south) didn’t mess with us, it did send up some huge swells and strong wind that caused us to shut down our Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay Fishing for 2 days.  Then, increasing northern winds have made it difficult at time fishing out’ve La Paz.  (Also makes it tough to find bait!).  The seasons are changing.

Water – The increasing winds are lowering the water temperatures and the water is getting more green although there’s still some great blue water around . It’s all in transition.

Fishing – Maybe it was a combination of variables.  Erratic winds.  A full moon.  Big swells.  All of it contributed to a tougher week of fishing.  I’ve seen worse.  But I have also seen better.  We had to work hard to get fish sometimes.  Moreso than normal. More cooler water species showing up.  Fewer blue-water fish around.  Also, the ability to find and catch bait is affected by the weather.  Harder to catch bait means harder to catch fish.

Caught This Week – tuna, wahoo, dorado, jack crevalle, lots of bonito, needlefish, roosterfish, pargo liso, cabrilla, triggerfish, dog-tooth snapper, pompano, palometa.

Outlook for Coming Week – Probably alot more of the same.  Off-season imminent.

 

The Big Picture and the Rest of the Story…

Our Montana friend, Darrel Zauner, hooked into a few of these beasts, but finally got a big dog-tooth to the boat!

Gary Pilkington has been visiting us for years and it was good to see him finally get his first wahoo!

Lots of “firsts” this week like this good-looking roosterfish caught by Mike Hanson from Grants’ Pass, Oregon while fishing with Captain Gerardo. The fish is alot bigger than it looks. Both Mike and Captain Gerardo are abut 6’3″ tall! The fish was released.

Outdoor writer, lecturer, author and TV show host, Scott Haugen finally came to visit us from his home in Oregon and put the hurt on this sizeable wahoo using a purple Rapala.

Some good eats here! Two different kinds of pargo caught by Tanner Millspaugh and his dad, Travis, from Washington state.

Two of our new favorite amigos, Debbie Arvin and Lynn Murphy from Colorado, with Captain Armando and some pretty yellowfin tuna.

Great colors on Chris Aiellos, dorado that he caught fishing with our La Paz fleet

A solid day to sea-the-least! Mike and dad Gary Pilkington with a rack of tuna, a dorado plus a wahoo! Grand slam!

 

First-time visitor from Colorado, in rough water, Don Vanzo got a legit bull dorado on the gaff.

That’s the right kind! John Morgenstern all the way from South Dakota got another tuna into the panga and a great photo!

HI Paula! Well done, amiga! Nice bull dorado!

Alaska in the house! John Daley with Captain Moncho and alot of tuna meat headed to the freezers.

Just too pretty of a photo. This is Jae Shin from Alaska with a roosterfish on the flyrod in Bahia Muertos.

Here’s Jae’s roosterfish caught on the flyrod . Great fun on such light tackle! The rooster was released. That’s Bahia Muertos water.

She’s an author and lecturer and teaches classes in outdoor cooking! Tiffany Haugen poses great with a wahoo in the blue waters near Punta Arenas.

Robbie Boyd and his dad, Bill, and Captain Jorge display a pretty pargo liso an a couple of yellowfin tuna on the beach at Muertos Bay.

He looks grim, but Brian is actually a nice guy with two handfuls of dorado and tuna caught with our Tailhunter La Paz fleet.

You’re kidding! Greg Garrison and Nic Huff sport THREE big wahoo from a day of fishing right off the rocks at Punta Arenas.

Celebrating Lollie Milano’s retirement, Dana Milano came down for the week and got themselves some nice yellowfin going on ice.

Stan Andre gives a little kiss to his dorado he got while fishing with our Tailhunter La Paz fleet.

Brian’s got another dorado to add to the box! Despite some slow spots, he and his amigos took a nice load of fish home!

Gary Wagner loves light tackle and took this feisty rooster in the shallows in front of his place at Bahia Muertos. The fish was released.

Scott Haugen knows how to pose with a fish…like this colorful dorado.

Nic had never fished before but scored a number of highly covered wahoo!

I think that’s Brian behind the mask with another dorado.

Tough fish to pull out’ve the rocks, but Scott Haugen did the trick after 5 of them got the best of him and broke him off.

Table full ‘o’ tuna for Mike and Kirsten Hanson from Oregon!

Great shot of Mike Pilkington’s first wahoo. Caught with Captain Pancho driving the rig. Nice fish, Mike!

They don’t have many mahi mahi in S. Dakota which is where John Morgenstern will be taking these fillets!

First dorado for Ms. Tiffany. She is such a gamer!

It was a hit-or-miss week of fishing as the warm water season winds down and cooler conditions move in.  We often had to work a lot harder for our fish this past week than we’ve been used to during the season but everyone got fish.  It just wasn’t as easy or as plentiful in some cases.

 

It was erratic.  One boat would find fish and a boat next to them would struggle.  We’d look for tuna and only find dorado.  We’d chase dorado and get dog-tooth snapper.  A boat trying to pargo or cabrilla would hook a wahoo!  Just no rhyme or reason.  One day our Las Arenas fleet would be hot and the next day our La Paz fleet would have the hot bite!

 

A lot of it had to do with the weather.  Winds are blowing stronger and coming from all directions at different times of the day.  It’s cooling off the water temps.  It’s clouding up the water.  It’s making bait harder and harder to find as waves crash into the shallow areas disturbing the bait schools.

 

The big hurricane Willa that hammered far south of us, did not do us any damage.  The sun burned brightly every day.  But it did throw up some big wave and southerly winds that forced us to cancel two days of fishing with our Tailhunter Las Arenas fleet.  As the winds increase from the north, I imagine there will be more days that are tough to fish as the season diminishes.

 

However, there was a good jag of wahoo this week.  Some boats got multiple strikes and landed several.

 

The tuna were a little more scarce, but little spots of tuna popped up if you could jump on them fast enough.  The schools were very often busting water, but were hesitant to eat or would only eat quickly and move on so you only had a small window to get in on the bite.  The full moon might have had something to do with that.

 

Again, we had unusually huge dog-tooth snapper and pargo liso come up  off the shallows busting rods (really!) and 150-pound test.  We got about 1 out’ve every 8 or 9 hook-ups on these tough fish.

 

Dorado are still around.  Mostly in the 10-15 pound class.

ON a PERSONAL NOTE…

 

This is been an emotional roller-coaster week.  Earlier in the week, my dad passed away.  He was 91-years-young.

Many of you knew him.  He loved to fish.  He loved reading this fishing report.  Thankfully to Jill, she jammed a ticket back to Los Angeles in my hand on a “gut feeling” and told me to get back to see him NOW and she kicked me outta La Paz.

I got to spend a few hours with him and hold him for a bit and after spending most of the night with him told him I’d be back in the morning to have breakfast with him.  Little did I know that would be the last. The next morning, he took a breath and let go and slipped quietly and peacefully away.

I had to get back to La Paz and three days later…talk about the circle of life, we welcomed Hannah James Reid our 2nd grandchild to our daughter Jessie Reid and Brian Reid.  Whoo-hoooo!!!

The circle of life keeps rolling!

Just wanted to reach out to thank the hundreds of you that sent condolences to both Jill and I and also all of you sending congratulations.  We do not pass through life alone.  Glad to be on the path with so many of you.  God bless!

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
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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Oct. 13-21, 2018

HIGHS AND LOWS – SEASONS CHANGING!

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Oct. 14-21, 2018

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO FISHING REPORT

SHORT ATTENTION SPAN WEEK AT A GLANCE

Weather – Temps dropped crazy almost 2 weeks ago and fish went into shock. North winds started blowing and stirred things up.  Supposed to have gotten some rain that never showed up but the season is definitely changing and moving towards cooler and breezier.  End of the blue-water season coming earlier than we’d like

Water – still warm!  Low to mid-80’s although air temps are sometimes cooler than the water temp!

Fishing – Really having to hunt and search these days.  Some days good.  Some days not so good. Some boats do good and boat right next to them terrible.  One captain is hot one day and next day someone different catches the lightning in the jar.  Fish are all confused with all the weather variables.  It’s also affecting the bait situation and availability.

However, mid-week, air temperatures started to rise.  Humidity returned.  The winds slowed down.  And the fishing got way better…mostly…sometimes…compared to before!

Outlook This Week – Supposed to get more and stronger north winds. Maybe even a tad of rain.  Might hurt the ability to fish with our La Paz Fleet if the northerns get too much stronger.   If the cooling trend is sustained, then fishing will definitely change.

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST OF THE STORY…

Wow! Great start for Craig Honkanen (r) and Ken Austad (l) and a double wahoo hook-up!

Fishing with their favorite Captain Armando, Bob Layko and Craig Brown from Washington visit us every year and started with a chunky dog-tooth snapper, a yellowfin tuna and some blue bonito!

Laura Hernandez’ giant dog-tooth cubera snapper (pargo perro) that ate a whole bonito.

For two gals who had never fished in saltwater before, Margie and Debbie did pretty good on the tuna with Captain Pancho!

From Alaska, Brian Ginder posed with Captain Victor and one of the larger tuna and a bull dorado.

Nice grillwork on this big pargo that Mark Buchanan has! And a face only a mother could love…the fish I mean. Mark is fine!

Dorado aboard the Esperanzas fishing out’ve La Paz with Captain Boli and Scott and Mike Atherly.

I’d say Justin Jones and Mitch Gayman had a pretty good day with Captain Moncho! Check out all the tuna on the table and a nice wahoo as well!

Is this the biggest triggerfish ever? Jeff Ferguson from Colorado Springs CO. That’s alot of ceviche!

Steve Resky and the panga all to himself and rocked it with a solid day of tuna, cabrilla and big triggerfish!

Maybe the prettiest photo of the week. It’s surely my favorite. Taken by Jae Shin of John Daley and a flyfishing catch of a little roosterfish from the shore (released). John and Jae are from Anchorage, Alaska.

That’s a legit cabrilla, Jenn Wilson! Just outside of Bahia Muertos she’s staying out there at the Rancho Costa Resort.

Geeze…that’s a big pargo! Steve McKellips from Arizona hung this gorilla just outside of Bahia Muertos.

You gotta love Paige Resky! She’s 8 years old and in rough seas outside La Paz Bay, in her rain slickers with blood on her legs, she’s a gamer and holding onto her dorado! Nicely done, young lady!

Captain Jorge has been fishing with our good friends, Jeff and Marianne Sakuda from Cypress CA for years.

Matt and his dad, Dennis Gayman from Arizona had some nice tuna to bring back to the beach, among other catches this day.

John! I told you that you’d get in this week’s report! Good day, my friend!

You can’t beat the light tackle action in our area. Gary Wagner had fun with his trout rod right in Suenos Bay and poses with a feisty jack.

Pretty photo of our first-time anglers to visit us in La Paz, Marlene and Taky Kikuchi with some handfuls of yellowfin.

Noah and Justin Lauby with Captain Chavelon with one of two big sailfish they hooked at the same time that swallowed little sardines while fishing for tuna.

Michelle and Mitch Allen show off some of the variety. In addition to tuna, they also got these two…a pargo liso and a cabrilla. All great eating! The Allens are from Arizona.

Our amigo, Jeff, and first-day yellowfin tuna!

That’s a big barred pargo (pargo mulatto) and Laura Hernandez always seems to hook big fish.

Craig Brown and cousin Bob Layko with their favorite Captain Armando. Nice wahoo, Bob!

Jeff’s got a barred pargo off the rocks at Punta Perrico there in the background.

Steve and Bill from Oregon got a whole-lotta fish over 3 days including one of quite a few yellowfin tuna.

Under the mask, I think that’s Brian Schwalbe and for sure that’s Chris Aiello with Captain Gerardo and 4 of their yellowfin.

Grant and Juli Nakagawa made their first trip to La Paz this week and got some dorado and tuna.

Really great shot of Mike Atherly and his dorado caught out’ve La Paz. He and dad had a pretty good day.

Our Florida visitors, Dave Wilson and Kurt Bertsch hung out in La Paz this week and took a few days to fish with us. Good guys!

No big deal! Ken Austad has himself a table full of tuna!

Tim Gardner is somewhere behind that mask! He had one day to fish and slammed pretty good with a number of tuna and this bull dorado.

Two weeks ago the weather down here changed dramatically.  Almost overnight temperatures dropped precipitously from the mid-to-high-90’s down to the mid-to-low-80’s!  Humidity disappeared and the northern winds or winter started kicking up waves and chop.

 

The fishing fell off drastically as well.  After such a good long season, I was about to declare the season pretty much done.  I figured the season had just ended a bit sooner than we expected because we normally don’t see these kinds of conditions until November.

 

So, for about a week and a half, including the beginning of this past week, fishing was difficult.  We had to scratch for everything we got.  It was erratic at best.  Rough waters…changing currents…winds…all contributed to an anemic bite.  It also affected our ability to find live bait. Several days there was little or no live bait to be had!  There were a few highlights here and there, but the chew was not what it had been. Some boats got skunked.

 

But then, about mid-week, we had a change.  The temperatures and humidity started to rise.  The winds calmed down just a bit.  Bait became more readily available.

 

And little-by-little, the bite improved.  A few more tuna.  A few more dorado.  Some wahoo.  Pargo, big dog-tooth and cabrilla.  Even a few billfish.  Not what it had been, but a zillion percent better than two weeks ago and the beginning of this past week.

 

It’s still a hunt right now.  Some boats are doing better than others.  Some captains are doing better than others.  But then…the next day a boat that was hot  now struggles.  A captain that couldn’t get a nibble suddenly is on fire!  There’s just no predicting.   The captains are working hard to find the bite.  Harder than they would normally have to as we adjust to the changing ambience of wind and water.

 

There’s no doubt that the season is changing.  Winter conditions have definitely started to move in earlier than we would have liked.

THANK YOU ALL FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE!

Celebrating her retirement, Dana and Lollie Milano came down with several loads of BRAND NEW clothes this week.

As we wind-down to the end of another season…our 23rd down here…just wanted to give another high-five to everyone who brought down stuff for our Tailhunter Outreach programs and charity foundations!  You made a huge difference  in so many ways with thousands of pounds of goods and bags and bags brought in every week.  I wish I had space for everyone’s photos.  But, you know who you are!

Just this week we got so many more loads of clothes, school supplies, medical items, shoes and more.  I think most of it will be headed to the orphanage.

Every bit helped more than you know!  Gracias!

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:

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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Sept .23-30, 2018

DOG-TOOTH! WAHOO! TUNA! CRAZY WEEK!

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Sept. 23-30, 2018

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO REPORT

SHORT ATTENTION SPAN WEEK-AT-A-GLANCE

Weather – We expected some rain all week according to the forecasts especially with Hurricane Rosa not too far off in the Pacific, but other than some clouds and thunderheads, it thankfully never materialized.  Mostly 95-99 in the daytimes, but can be very humid…80-90% humidity!  Stay hydrated!

Water – Still showing mid-80’s on th surface which is where the blue-water species are hanging out, but the fact that we’re getting many species we only see in the springtime like pargo and pompano makes me think there’s cooler water down deeper.

Fishing – Pretty solid!  Can’t believe all the different species that shows up this week.  Highly unusual!  We had tuna, wahoo, dorado, dog tooth (cubera) snapper, pargo liso (mullet snapper), barred pargo, jack crevalle, marlin, bonito, cabrilla, roosterfish and more!  Have never seen so many big dog-tooth snapper this week.  Plus tuna bit for our Tailhunter Las Arenas AND our Tailhunter La Paz fleets . We usually only get tuna around Las Arenas and more dorado out’ve La Paz.  Wahoo showed up this week too!

Catching – Lost several marlin and some big roosterfish not to mention some big wahoo and tuna. But, everyone caught fish!

 

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST OF THE STORY…

With no wire on his Rapalas, Dave Lindell, our long-time amigo from Pendleton, Oregon hooked 5 of these wahoo in two days with Captain Armando. Three got off (understandably) but he was the only one getting bit and landed two big ones like this!

It’s not as big as it looks, but this is still a monster dog-tooth (cubera) snapper. Laura Hernandez of San Diego had a scale aboard and it was surprisingly only 37 pounds, but a stunning shallow-water catch. She was just off Punta Perico near Las Arenas when she hooked it in the shallows. She and her husband actually got two of these big pargo.

 

Cousins Ron and Steve Stocking started their first day of fishing with a nice rack of yellowfin and you can see a nice pargo at their feet too!

Whoa! Yea, it was an incredible week for these big doggie cubera snapper! Paddy Christopoulo and Roger Thompson were with Captain Hugo.  For the day… Caught 6 tunas, 2 pargo and a 6-pound yellowtail.

Great shot of Clint Carey from Washington and Captain Jorge with a nice roosterfish. The fish was released.

Steve Corn from Newhall CA with dad, Ron, put the hurt on a nice batch of assorted-sized yellowfin tuna off Las Arenas!

We usually only see these during the spring-time, but Kevin Shields from San Diego got this pargo liso (mullet snapper) out’ve the rocks at Muertos Bay.

Two of our newest first-time, amigos…John and Angelica Waggy from Sacramento CA were celebrating her birthday and started off with some nice fat yellowfin.

Color!!! Nice little bull dorado on the gaff for Dan Lewis who caught this off Espirito Santo Island north of La Paz.

Nothing wrong with this model! Nathan Smith battled this yellowfin tuna on light tackle fishing with our Tailhunter La Paz fleet when the tuna unexpectedly popped up and started bending rods early in the week.

Rich Shepherd nailed this huge mullet snapper (pargo liso), but this our our Tailhunter Captain Ramiro posing with it on the beach at Bahia Muertos.

Happy guy…Jerry Kvaternik from Washington had a grand first day with alot of meat! Nice yellowfin tuna plus some trophy barred pargo!

Captain Armando was on fire with the wahoo this week. Gino Fronti and Don Goettling pose with a fat tuna and a speedy wahoo!

From Yorba Linda, CA, Hector Arroyo holds up a hugs dog-tooth for the camera. Hector’s first time with us!

Mark Buchanan from San Diego hooked a beauty of a dog-tooth snapper just off the rocks near the old Hotel Las Arenas using live bait. The fish weight 22 pounds on his hand-scale. They also caught some nice yellowfin tuna all right off the beach .

 

All the way from Wyoming, Barbara and Marlin Kendall have some great -eating pargo fillets to bring home!

“King” Gama Flores fishes with us twice a year and has a knack for pargo. He’s got some nice tuna on the table and a big pargo mulatto in hand that ended up as soup at our Tailhunter Restaurant for him!

Montana in the house and pompano on the beach for Lee LeVeque. These great-eating fish showed up in numbers this week and are related to the jack family of roosterfish, jack crevalle and yellowtail.

Paddy shows off the teeth of his pargo and why they’re called “dog-tooth” snapper . What a week of snapper fishing!

Nice load of fish headed for the coolers…barred pargo and tuna for Anjelica and John Waggy.

Laura Hernandez can fish! Another colorful yellowfin in the boat and into the fish box.

Steve Harrison looks out over a day’s catch while on the beach at Muertos. Tuna and barred pargo for the cooler!  Steve’s from Washington.

Knock wahoo off their bucket list . Kevin Shields and Sean Rose from San Diego with Captain Jorge and their first wahoo.

Mark Buchanan saw a bunch of football tuna breaking so he grabbed his light spinning rod and flipped a bait. Of course, a 40 pound yellowfin grabs it instead and the fight was on . But Mark eventually won. The nearby rocks of Punta Perico in the background.

Another wahoo for Captain Armando and Oregon amigo, Dave Lindell who had a spectacular week of wahoo, tuna and dorado!

 

This is gonna be short…let the photos do the talking!

Crazy week of fishing!

 

In more than 20 years down here in La Paz, I don’t think I’ve ever seen so much variety in the catches during this time of the year.  From day-to-day this week, and even from one panga to the next, I never knew what our anglers were going to be bringing in!

 

We had yellowfin tuna between 10 and 60 pounds.

 

There were schoolie-dorado up to 20 pounds

 

The wahoo at Las Arenas, Punta Perico and S. Cerralvo Island decided to slam Rapalas and the largest were 50 pounders.

 

We hooked several striped marlin and got a blue marlin.

 

Roosterfish between 30 and 70 pounds were caught and released!

 

And the inshore fishing is more like springtime.  Huge dog-tooth (cubera) snapper/ pargo were caught up to 50 pounds in shallow water as well as the big mullet snapper (pargo liso) that we normally don’t see until the cooler waters of springtime. I have never seen so many big pargo come up like we had this past week.   Plus an incredible number of delicious big pompano and cabrilla.

 

Add in bonito…jack crevalle…snapper and 3 or 4 other odds and end fish and it was a buffet of catches!

 

Occasionally one or another boat wouldn’t do well, but then just made up for it the next day.  Everyone caught fish!  And almost all the fish were pretty close to shore.  And most were on live bait.

That’s my 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 Sept. 16-23, 2018

RAIN STYMIES EARLY WEEK – BUT TUNA ROLL BACK IN

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Sept. 16-23, 2018

MEXICAN MINUTE WEEKLY VIDEO REPORT

SHORT ATTENTION SPAN WEEK-AT-A-GLANCE

Weather – It was getting pretty crummy and snotty even before the storm hit us late Tuesday when it started raining and didn’t stop until late Wednesday.  So it wasn’t real great at the beginning of the week weather-wise although the fish bit right up to the wind, waves and rain started crashing on our heads.

It wasn’t a hurricane, but it rained or drizzled or misted for over 24 hours.  The Port Captain closed down all boat traffic on Wednesday so we couldn’t fish at all.

Temperatures have dropped to the mid-90’s, but humidity is still up.  I measure 92% on morning at 5 a.m. and 88% humidity one night at midnight! STICKY! LOL

Water – I’m never sure how the waters will be after a storm as it can really be messed up.  It was choppy and rough before the storm hit.  After the storm, it was a little off, but not as bad as it might have been.  Fish were still hungry

FISHING – Tuna still center-stage from footballs up to 100 pounders.  They bit right up to the storm.  After the storm, they took about a day or two to get up to speed again, but then it picked up again.

Biggest surprise was all the tuna that showed up just outside of La Paz Bay where the fish foamed.  So, we had tuna hitting at both Las Arenas/ Muertos as well as La Paz!

CATCHING – Everyone who wanted fish to bring home had fish. But most of the larger tuna busted off…and busted up some of our anglers who ended up with sore backs, shoulders and arms!

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST OF THE STORY…

 

With Captain Jorge, Dave, Tony and dad, Felix Basadre from Long Beach pulled this hefty dog-tooth snapper out’ve the rocks! Great catch!

Chris Hutto…yes, you made the fishing report, Bro! From Colorado, Chris got in on the tuna explosion just outside La Paz Bay that surprised everyone and resulted in this 60-pound class yellowfin!

Captain Armando cranks out another big tuna with Steve and Ivy Carey. Check out the all the other fish on the table too! They’re from Marysville CA near Sacramento.

That’s a big rooster! Dennis Wenholz and Captain Pancho were just off the rocks near Punta Perico when Dennis whacked this 80-pound class roosterfish.  They fish swam off strong after being released!

That’s the right kind! Dan Lewis from Lancaster started off his week right with this power rocket yellowfin tuna that he fought for almost an hour on light tackle just off the beach.

Our newest Washington friends, Clint and Gloria Carey (married over 50 years and still fishing buddies!) and some of their fat yellowfin.

With ominous storm clouds brewing in the background that would shut us down early in the week, John Ehlers (visits us several times a year) watches Dennis Wenholz with another tuna!

Andrew Suedkamp from Denver pulled out his flyrod the first day and whacked about a half-dozen species including this feisty bonito! Andrew brought his whole gang of 16 from Ground Engineering Consultants for 3 days on the water. Great group!

A double handful of dorado just before the storm hits for Art Sanchez from Victorville CA. They got in 3 good days of fishing before the weather arrived.

Two fun amigos from Oregon! Back to visit us is Marty Sering who came along with buddy, Mat Large with two of their tuna from Punta Arenas.

Elvin “EL” Momon was great fun to have visit us this week on his first fishing trip to La Paz and poses here with two of his yellowfin tuna.

Great colors on Ivy Carey’s bull dorado just at the mouth of Muertos Bay. Headed for dinner at Tailhunter Restaurant.

Phil Rachal has known us since way back in the day, almost 20 years ago and his first day knocked out these quality yellowfin tuna. He’s from W. Sacramento CA.

Nothing wrong with this tuna! Great colors and a smile from Mir Wong from San Diego.

I love this photo!! It’s kinda self-explanatory! John Ehlers and Dennis Wenholz having a ball!

Ivy Carey looks a bit tired after battling this yellowfin tuna just a few hundred yards off the point. Posing here with Captain Armando.

Big smiles . Captain Jorge and Clint Carey from Washington with 4 nice models of tuna!

Good shot! Good tuna. Craig Wong from San Diego with another YFT!

Colorado in the house! Tuna and dorado for Joe Zorack and Aaron Klingsworth.

Captain Gerardo shows give Debbie Omstead a hand with her big yellowfin tuna. Dave Sealy looks on. They’re from Alaska and even Dave noted how rough the waters got before the storm hit us.

Good way to start the week for Brian Hudson and Andrew Suedkamp and some football yellowfin!

Good-bye summer and hello to the fall!

What a week!

 

We’ve had an excellent bite for the last few weeks, especially on tuna so when the forecast said we might have a “little rain” we expected that usual afternoon localized showers of short duration or the occasional little thunder and lightning cloudburst.

 

What we got instead wasn’t a hurricane or anything that dramatic.  But we got almost 2 days of wetness that included heavy rain or drizzle that just never stopped!  We have had hurricanes in the past with lashing torrential rain that might last 4 of 5 hours…and then it’s done!

But at one point this week it rained for about 27 hours!  We were telling our Oregon and Washington clients that they brought their weather from the Pacific Northwest down here.  We also had some strong gusts of wind and some big seas to go along with it!

 

It didn’t do us any favors for fishing although the desert has exploded with green everywhere and flowers are in full bloom!

 

Even as the storm approached the fish kept biting, but then well…it became just too rough and the port captain even shut down all boat traffic and that was it for us . We had to keep everyone on shore for a day. No fishing.

 

That always worries me because you never know what a storm will do to the waters and the fishing.  Will the waters be dirty?  Will there be a lot of runoff?  Will there be a lot of debris in the water?  What about water temps and bait?  Lots of variables!

 

Well, we hit the water on Thursday and while fishing wasn’t up to par, we still got into fish. Much better than I anticipated.  By Friday, we were back on our game for the most part.  With each passing day away from the storm, the tuna came back harder.  The dorado were more willing to bite.  Just overall better fishing.

 

The tuna bite has generally been mostly with our Taihunter Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay Fleet all season.  Fish between 10 and 100 pounds have been the general rule and it’s been very very good for about a month. Mixed with dorado, pargo, cabrilla and a few other species, it’s been solid.

 

But the big surprise this week was with our Tailhunter La Paz Fleet!

 

Out’ve La Paz Bay, most of the fishing is dorado fishing.  Probably 90% of the catch is dorado.  It’s the “honey hole” for mahi mahi!  Well, this season we’ve little jags of tuna here and there.  Pretty surprising all by itself and a nice bonus.  But, this past week, we had entire areas bust loose with boiling, foaming tuna!  Fish between 20 and 60 pound just blasting out’ve the water and slamming every bait tossed in the water!  Friday this past week was especially explosive!  In 23 years down here ,I’ve never seen so many tuna!

 

Hope it continues. We might get s’more showers this week, but nothing major like this last week where the first 3 days of the week were pretty much in the dumps because of weather.

 

Air temps are cooling.  Most day only in the mid-90’s.  However, the humidity has been incredible!  One morning at 5 a.m. when we were sending out our fishermen it was 92% humidity. One evening at midnight it was 88% humidity!

 

 

 

 

 

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:

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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Sept. 8-16, 2018

TUNA FOAM FOR BOTH LAS ARENAS & TAILHUNTER FLEETS

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Sept .8-16, 2018

Mexican Minute Video Report

Short Attention Span Week at a Glance

Water – Blue and warm with surface temps at 86 degrees but lower thermoclines might be cooling off since we’re seeing some species biting like pargo, pompano and sierra that we normally only see in the springtime when waters are cooler.

Weather – Pretty much every day, the forecast calls for some rain.  But this time of year, that really doesn’t mean much.  It could be raining in the mountains or across the bay, but technically, it’s still “raining in La Paz. ”  We get some lightning in the mornings from the heat then it mostly clears up.  Then, afternoons, the thunderheads build and there’s some localized showers here and there.  Then, it clears up to a great sunset.  Mostly!  Now then it rains hard!   Humidity is a scorcher . At 4:30 in the morning the other day it was 94% humidity.  Like a fog of heavy air!  Then, it got better.

Fishing – Crazy tuna biters!  Las Arenas still producing tuna very nicely between 5 – 100 pounds off Muertos Bay, the Arenas lighthouse, the opening of the bay, Punta Perico and the south end of Cerralvo Island.  Some fish are fun. Some want to kill you!  LOL.  Not kidding.  Stay hydrated.  Have had several folks pretty much keel over from the heat; fighting fish and not drinking enough water (not beer!) WATER!!!  All goggle-eyed and delirious cuz their brains were getting friend.  Almost had to call the ambulances.  Know when to way when!

Catching – Dang, we lost some big tuna over 100 pounds this week.  Heartbreaking, especially after long fights and getting the fish close to the boat!

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

Yea…this is the right kinda!  Jeffrey and Michelle Martin came all the way from Michigan and had just one day to fish and stuck it! Two huge tuna for the coolers out’ve Bahia de los Muertos!

Paul Nagata, is our long-time amigo from San Francisco and tries to fish twice a year in La Paz with the Tailhunter Fleet. He shows off a gorgeous dorado he caught just outside of Bahia de los Muertos near Punta arenas on a live sardine.

Here’s trouble! Captain Armando with Jim Andrews and Terry Hudson after a nice day of fat tuna!

Leif Dover, our Georgia amigo from Atlanta with another nice fish to add to the many he has caught over the year. Roosterfish in the boat then photo’d and released!

Our new Tehachapi CA friends on their first visit to us, Frank and Annette Brooke had a really good first day with tuna and a nice dorado.

Jim Stahlman from Boise, Idaho was joined by brother, Jeff from Pennslyvania and had quite a variety during their week with us including tuna, pargo, cabrilla, and also dorado (not shown) as well as roosterfish (released).

That’s alot of meat! Scott Laughlin from San Diego and dad, Bob, from Arizona with Captain Armando posing with two 70-80 pound class tuna. One was fought for 3 hours and snapped Bob’s new rod!

Adriana Beucler is just 8-years-old from Laguna Niguel CA and joined granddad, Wayne Meriwether for a day on the water and got quite a variety including her two tuna, dorado, pargo and cabrilla that ended up at a delicious dinner that night, according to Grandpa Wayne! Good job, Adriana!  Come visit us again!

Captain Pancho looks on with our friends, Mac Treasure and Paul Jordan and a nice start to 3 days of fishing.

Fun folks from Redmond, Oregon, Ryan and Kelsey Williams pose with a couple of their yellowfin tuna.

The man of bronze! Scott Herman with another dorado caught with our Tailhuter La Paz fleet north of the city near Espirito Santo Island.

Great photo of Garrett Admiak and his 56-pound rocket tuna! It was Garrett’s first time fishing with us.

From Pennslyvania, Jeff Stahlman was able to pick up his first roosterfish. Caught and released!

The man in the cool sunglasses, Lolo Bencomo with a double fist of tuna for the cooler.

John Paladino had a big one on that got unbuttoned his first day, but came back on day 2 with this 40-pound class, yellowfin.

With the clouds, it almost looks a bit like Alaska, but it’s Muertos Bay and Dave Sealy and Debbie Omstead are actually from Alaska! Nice tuna to add to their cooler of fish!

Bob Pair has been coming to see us for year since way back in our first days almost 2 decades ago. He got a nice load of yellowfin with Captain Jorge. (more tuna on the table!)

Jamie Moore, one of our visiting firefighters poses with a nice day’s catch of mixed tuna and dorado from Bahia Muertos.

Great eating fish! We’re seeing more pargo lately than normal. Tough fighters, but delicious eating. Note the afternoon storm clouds in the distance. Not uncommon this time of year to get a tropical thundershower or two.

 

On the iron! Ari Caldavilla from Redondo Beach CA dropped a jig and got inhalded by this hefty yellowfin with our Tailhunter La Paz fleet where we don’t usually see the kind of tuna action we’re getting this year!

Greg West and Rich Pashley stacked ’em up on the beach. Somehow snuck a lone dorado into the pile!

Paul Nagata from San Francisco and Captain Pancho are all smiles with this hefty barred pargo!

 

It was pretty solid fishing again this past week and tuna left no doubt that they’re going to hog center stage right now.

 

With our Tailhunter Las Arenas fleet the tuna bite continued to charge with fish ranging from a small as 10 pounders up to over 100 pounds.  It’s like the tuna never left from last year and we’re just gonna keep riding that horse because these are fun fish…until you tie into one of the gorillas and spend 1, 2 or more hours bent on one of these hog fish.

 

The thing is, most of this is on lighter tackle of 30-40 pounds. You just never know when the next fish will crush you.  In the middle of boiling footballs suddenly a volkswagen yellowfin gulps your little sardine and you’ve got no choice but to hang on.  The problem is that if you’re using the heavier stuff…you won’t get bit at all!  So, the fish already has an advantage on you!

 

The fish are in several spots, but you can never tell.  There’s a spot at the south end of Cerralvo Island, but they are as close as the drop-off near the Punta Arena lighthouse maybe only ¼ mile offshore.  There’s also another spot maybe 100 yards from the beach near Punta Perrico and another close to shore spot just outside of Bahia Muertos before you hit Boca de Alamo.  Imagine 50-100 pound fish that close to shore where sometimes you can see the bottom!

 

The biggest surprise is the tuna showing up en masse for our Tailhunter La Paz fleet.  Usually for the La Paz fleets, the dorado are the main characters.  Probably 90% of the catch is dorado.  However, over the past few weeks tuna have been occasionally showing up in the middle of the dorado.

 

Well, this past week, the tuna came up boiling.  And these were healthy fun 20-30 pound class fish.  Not footballs.  Also some larger 40 pounders ripping around as well plus we had several folks hooked on freight trains estimate at over 100 pounds!

 

But, yes, there’s still dorado around. Plus roosterfish up to 70 pounds this past week. Add in some unusual big mullet snapper (pargo liso), some fat cabrilla (seabass) plus snapper and some other species and everyone had stuff to bring home in their ice chests.

 

The weather was variable all week.  Mostly hot and humid.  One morning at 4:30 a.m. it was 94% humidity and like a heavy hot fog!!!  Most days, rain is predicted, but it’s mostly in the afternooons after everyone is done and localized falling only here and there or enough to mess up your windshield. Then it’s gone.

TAILHUNTER OUTREACH

Want to shout out to everyone these past few weeks who have brought down stuff for our outreach program we’ve had now for 5 years that has produced several tons of donations around the city in an on-going year-long program.  All from our Tailhunter Family and Friends finding a little space in their luggage and ice chest for everything from school supplies to shoes and toys to medical and hygiene items.

Regretfully I don’t have photos of everyone the past two weeks, but wanted to share some with you and the smiles they produced including one from a whole soccer team who were beneficiaries of an incredible donation of new uniforms and gear from Len Weaverling.  Thank you all!

That’s our story!

Have a great week!

 

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
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Tailhunter YouTube Video Channel:

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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Sept. 2-8, 2018

TUNA LEAD THE WAY

La Paz – Las Arenas / Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Sept. 2-8, 2018

Mexican Minute Video Report

SHORT ATTENTION SPAN WEEK AT A GLANCE

Weather – That time of year.  High sunny 90’s during the day with high humidity.  Nights a comfortable 75.  But on and off-tropical showers during the week.  More expected this week with occasional thunder and lightning storms.

Water – Blue and mostly flat as long as the winds don’t blow at the beginning or end of a little rain squall.  Surface temps 85 degrees.

Fishing – Most folks caught more and bigger fish than they ever have in their lives.  Many caught so many fish early in their vacation or early in the day that they had to slow it down a bit or they would have too much fish.  Lots of fish released.  Tuna between 10 and 60 pounds.  Big roosters.  Dorado between 10 and 25 pounds.  Billfish showing.

Best tuna fishing Las Arenas/ Muertos.  Best dorado fishing is around La Paz.

Catching – We lost some marlin this week as well as some of the larger dorado and ALOT of the big tuna that were estimated between 50 and 100 pounds.

 

THE  BIG PICTURE AND THE REST OF THE STORY…

That’s a pig! Thick and fat! Daniel Bovee of San Diego has an understandable grin after landing his biggest tuna. Captain Pancho estimated it in the 80-pound-class!

Two of the funnest and funniest guys this week, Joaquim Perea and Rick Rumzy were visiting us for the first time and got a double hook-up on roosters! The squirming fish are kinda hard to hold onto for photos! But, both fish were released and swam off strongly. The guys are from Woodland CA.

Whoa! We don’t see to many of these this time of year and you need TNT and a crane to get them outta the rocks, but Greg Saubolle said this “was on my bucket list for years” when he stuck this 30-pound-class dog tooth (cubera) snapper.

1…2…3…SMILE! Captain Jorge helps out Greg Saubolle and Len Weaverling with a day’s catch of yellowfin tuna!

Colorful dorado for Ray Cabales who caught this mahi north of La Paz.  Pretty fish!

Know when-to-say-when! Our great amigo, Paul Nagata from San Francisco has fished with us for years and has pulled on some big fish but after over an hour on this fish that weighed 56-pounds (he had a scale) on light tackle, he knew when to hand the rod off for the last few minutes of the fight and boated a beautiful tuna! The guys brought the huge collar (weighed about 10 pounds!) to have us grill it up at Tailhunter Restaurant for 4 guys!

From Arizona, Mike Hudson finally made it down to us and posted a great first day with Captain Arcangel with tuna, dorado and pargo!

When you’re tired of catching tuna, do something else! Burke Winnie with his firs rooster! Released!

Elija Gilbert really really really wanted a marlin! So we teamed him with our Captain Chito and at the last minute…this 200 pound blue marlin. He’s on the beach with Shaina Clayburn also from Utah!

Our favorite Atlanta guys! Leif Dover and Brian O’Neill have fished with us often for years and always do well. They caught so many tuna the first few days, they chased other species or donated their fish!

This is my favorite photo of the week. It’s called “My happy place!” Joaquim Perea on his flyrod getting bent and having a blast.

Our Stockton CA contingency for the week, Vito Cipponeri and James Giovannoni hauled back a mound of fish after 3 days.

Jim Bovee from San Diego enjoys fishing La Paz so much he comes 3 times a year. And sometimes, he even comes with his son, Daniel! “We could have caught all the tuna we wanted,” said Jim.  (And I think they did!)

Now THIS is a tuna! John Bertwistle from Woodland CA hooked this powertrain tuna and hung on!

First rooster for Joaquim Perea. A quick photo then back in the water! Gorgeous colors!

Just a great photo! That’s alot of sashime after one day. Greg Saubolle was with Len Weaverling and hung a few yellowfin!

Captain Armando and Austin Reay check out Taylor’s slug yellowfin tuna! He only had one day to fish but did well!

All the way from Illinois, Pat Ellis and Clayton Demanes with Captain Arcangel had one day to squeeze in some fishing and got a couple handfuls of dorado and tuna!

Hard to tell who’s photo-bombing Captain Victor, but Mike, Dave and Austin had a pretty good day on the yellowfin.

Good start for Rick Rumzy and Joachim Perea with a full box of tuna and dorado.

Joaquim found out how tough our bonito are on a flyrod!

 

Despite some winds and afternoon thundershowers during the week another great week of fishing down here especially for the tuna off Bahia de Los Muertos and Las Arenas.  Just like the previous week, there were some days when the tuna bit early and hard and there were so many tuna that anglers either quit and returned to the beach early or they went off looknig for other species.

 

The tuna ran the gamut from little 5-pounders up to about 50 or 60 pounds with several larger fish up to 80-pounds that were beasts on the live bait and light tackle.  Several fish up to 100 pounds were lost at color!

 

Most folks had as much fish as they wanted and caught and released many fish or donated the meat.  They went searching for other species!

 

That included nicer dorado up to 30 pounds although most fish were in the 10-15 pound range.  There were more dorado with our Tailhunter La Paz Fleet which made up 90% of the catch.  But the larger dorado were with our Tailhunter Las Arenas fleet where the dorado mixed in with the tuna

 

We also got into jack crevalle, some nice dog-tooth snapper, pargo liso, cabrilla and pompano as well.

 

But the biggest surprise were the roosterfish!  Like the week before we caught more roosterfish this week and last week than the rest of the week combined!  There were a few days when we hooked and released at least a half-dozen gallos all ranging from 25-60 pounds!

 

The upcoming week shows signs of itermitent rain showers and scattered thunderstorms again, but not much wind so hopefully, it shouldn’t affect the fishing too badly. Most of the rain has been in the afternoons.  In between the rain, it’s hot and sunny!  Looks like a postcard!

 

NEW ONLINE LINK FOR MEXICAN FISHING LICENSES

The government changed the online link to purhase fishing licenses.  The new link is:

https://www.sportfishingbcs.gob.mx/

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:

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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Aug. 26-Sept. 2, 2018

BIG MOON TUNA DORADO ROOSTERS ROAR

– BEST WEEK OF 2018 SO FAR!

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Aug. 26-Sept. 2, 2018

 

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO REPORT

SHORT ATTENTION SPAN WEEK AT A GLANCE

Weather – Could not have been better.  Daytime highs sunny and blue 99 degrees.  Nighttime cooling to 78.  Humid!  Look out.  Could be some rain showers and thunder and lightning this coming week here and there

Water – Surface temps 85. Blue and clear!

Fishing – Maybe the best of the season.  More tuna than any other week in terms of sheer volumen…our largest dorado so far…solid roosterfish too.  Wahoo showed up as did billfish, cabrilla, pargo and other species .  Limits most day and some fishing was done by late morning!

Catching – Lost some big tuna.  Lost some big dorado.  Lost some big billfish!  That’s why they are BIG fish!

 

BIG PICTURE AND REST OF THE STORY…

Thumbs up for sure!  Captain Adolfo with Trey Shuck and Trey Nichodemis with a double-stack of tuna and dorado their first time fishing Las Arenas and visiting La Paz!

Our long time amigo, Allen “EL AL” Schneider from Orange CA with a hefty yellofin on the gaff off Punta Arenas in the thick of the tuna “honey hole! “

Captain Gerado with Stacy Florence from Kansas City…after loading on tuna, why not go try for roosters? Big boy gallo in the boat! Wow! Fish was released.

Great start! First day on the water produced a big load of tuna plus a dorado for Adam and Riley Florence who always visit us this time of year from Kansas.

First-timer luck and a big roosterfish for Sam Rumble who took this off Punta Perico. Sam is from Ripon CA.

No complaints on a fishing day that produces results like these! Lynn Marolf and Mike Wilbur had three days like this of dorado and tuna!

 

Tim Rumble poses with a pair of his dorado caught just north of La Paz on his first day fishing.

Check out the racing stripes on this tasty white bonito that Gordo is holding. Pretty fish.

 

These two are crazy fishermen and visit us several times a year, good amigos, Jim and his son Dan Bovee from San Diego said they stopped fishing for tuna by 9:30 and could have had “all they wanted.” Fishing was THAT good!

From Stockton, James Giovannoni, put the stops on this beautiful roosterfish just there in the shallows off Punta Perico with Captain Jorge. The fish was released.

Using light tackle and shorty rods, Al Schneider from Orange CA and Ryan Netherton from San Deigo CA, got tow of the larger tuna of the week . The two used to fish together as kids but had not fished together in 30 years!

 

Garrett Sills from Utah fishes with us several times-a-year but is a flyfishing guide on bluewater spots in his state. With Captain Adolfo, he got all these tuna and dorado except one on an 8 wt flyrod and had a blast on the lighter tackle!  “Great to strip once or twice and they’d fight to hit the fly!”

Riley Florence was with Captain Pancho when he decided to pull out a crank bait he picked up in Florida. Check it out! It’s black with white with pink polka dots? The new hot thing? It sure worked. He dropped it back and this wahoo chomped on it!

Nice pose and fat tuna for Phil Buckingham from Pennsylvania and Jared Overholtzer from CA. First timers with us had a great time.

Captain Gerardo photobombs Stacy and Josh Florence after another great day on the water!

Happy fella, Vito Cipponeri gets his first roosterfish with Captain Jorge off the rocks near Punta Perrico.

The Rumble Brothers, Sam and Tim, on the beach at Muertos with some of their yellowfin tuna.

The hat trick of wahoo, tuna and dorado for Riley and Adam! Last day and full coolers to take home!

Not a bad day on the ridge! Lots of grouper to clean for Ryan Netherton and Al “El Al” Schneider after spending a day with our Magdalena Bay outfit.

Pretty grouper on the gaff and stuck on a jig! Al Schneider rocked this one bouncing the jig on the bottom.

Forget the full moon or big moon!  I think we just had the best week of our 2018 season.  More tuna…bigger dorado…wahoo…billfish…and everyone who wanted a roosterfish got at least one!  On top of it, maybe the best weather of the year with sunny days; cool nights and flat blue waters!

 

Wow!  What a week.  I don’t know how long it will last, but it was sure good this week and maybe it’s shaping up to be a the kind of fall we had last year in 2017 when we had two months of fishing like this.

 

For our Tailhunter La Paz fleet, everyone got limits or near limits of dorado.  Fish ran in the range of 10-25 pounds and it was pretty much a sure thing .  Could not miss. The fish were scattered over a wide range and no matter which way you went out’ve the bay, you would eventually hit some dorado.  Add to that some pargo, cabrilla, some billfish and roosterfish hookups and even some unusual yellowfin tuna up to 40 pounds and, despite the occasional slower day or boat, most of our clients  were releasing fish or coming back early.

 

For our Tailhunter Las Arenas fleet…it was nothing short of spectacular most days!

 

Yellowfin tuna in the 10-20 pound size were just outside of Bahia Muertos.  Most of the time…all you wanted!  Limits by 9 or 10 a.m. then go find some other species or come in back to the beach!  It was THAT good.

 

Go out a tad “further” (just down the beach and out a ways), the fish jumped to 40-60 pounders!

 

“It was stupid good fishing!”

“I”ve never seen tuna crashing that thick before…and big ones boiling right next to the boat and the water was so shallow I could see the bottom!”

I’ve caught lots of 30 and 40 pound salmon, but they were right about tuna being strong.  My arms are still shaking!”

 

In the same tuna areas, dorado up to 40 pounds and schools of smaller dorado would range in or could be found not far away.

 

“I threw my flyrod and the fish would fight each other to get it after two or three strips.  Amazing!”

 

Others would go looking for roosterfish and in a year when we have not caught many rooster…everyone who wanted a rooster caught one…or two!  Fish up to 60 pounds were right there.  One day we caught 8 roosters.  That was more than we’ve caught in the last 2 months.

 

“I caught every species on my Baja bucket list my first day out..dorado…tuna…roosterfish…pargo…cabrilla.  It was awesome!”

 

Even boats that thought they were done for the day sometimes could not help catching fish.  Several boats were already coming in and slowly dragging lures back to the beach and got jumped by wahoo in 20’ of water!

 

What a week.  Hope it holds, but this coming week, we’re watching the weather.  Looks like we’re gonna have some tropical thunder and lightning storms coming through on-and-off.  Fingers crossed.  Most times it’s in the afternoon and evenings.  As long is there’s not a lot of wind, we should be OK.

 

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


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