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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of May 6-13, 2018

CONDITIONS CHANGING SHOWS VARIETY

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of May 6-13, 2018

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO REPORT

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Weather – Chilly windy mornings give way to beautiful sunny days.  Day time temps mid-80’s.  Still too much wind for my liking but it’s less every week.

Water – Changing all the time.  Areas of blue clear water then some dirty water areas.  Strong currents pushing things around and can change from hour to hour affecting fishing and bait

Bait – Difficult for our Las Arenas Fleet.  Much easier for our La Paz fleet

Fishing – Not bad. Could be better.  Some days a struggle or one boat does well and boat next to it has to pick at it.  Lots of variety, however…tuna, dorado, wahoo, roosterfish (finally), dog-tooth snapper, pargo liso, pargo mulatto, cabrilla, triggerfish, bonito, skipjack, jack crevalle, amberjack, sierra, yellowtail and yellow snapper all caught this week.

Catching – Wish we didn’t lose so many large fish!  But, I guess that’s why they are larger than their friends!

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

Our first “official” roosterfish of the season! (No one has really been asking to fish them so far until this week!). But Diane Kosnosky from Arlington WA with Captain Victor picked up this 40-pound class rooster on the line then released it! They also lost two others!

First official “wahoo” of the season too! (We’ve had others on, but the toothy critters have bit off!). Jerry Siegal from Colorado Springs our our amigo “Goyo” Wagner owner of the Rancho Costa Resort in Muertos with a speedster wahoo!

If he looks familiar, no, it’s not Captain Pancho! It’s his brother, Miguel. Early in the week when the tuna were foaming he was with Doctor Ernesto and Santiago harvesting some “meat” for the freezer. The tuna tapered as the week went on.

The “right kind” for Bill Johnson of Colorado with a trophy cabrilla going into the freezer.

So great to be getting quality dorado so early in the season like this beauty caught by Dave Kosnosky from Washington not far off the rocks!

Is there another doctor in the house? Doc Gianni Checa from Denver area was one of the funnest guys of the week and holds up another yellowfin tuna on the beach at Muertos Bay.

Arizona team of Rob and son, Craig Hoffman rapped this gorgeous dog-tooth snapper out’ve the rocks near Punta Perrico.

Captain Luis on the gaff work for Diane Kosnosky just north of La Paz and her bull dorado!

Quality yellowfin tuna for yet another doctor this week! Dr. Roy Stringfellow poses with his catch just off the south end of Cerralvo Island where the tuna boiled for a few days!

First-day double fisted pargo for George Talbott from Rio Vista CA on the north end of San Francisco Bay. Great eating fish and super fighters!

Dave Johnson from Denver showing off one of his good-looking mahi that he caught on one of his days fishing from La Paz around Espirito Santo Island.

Slugger tuna early in the week when they were rocking just outside of Muertos Bay, Punta Arenas and the south end of Cerralvo Island. Craig Hoffman from Arizona got his first tuna ever…and then a few more!

I know it’s the upside down belly photo of the fish, but it’s really a dandy cabrilla held up by Captain Boli caught by Joe Vondrak from Portland.

Double-D dorado for Dave and Diane Kosnosky visiting us from Washington

Our amigo, Gary Wagner on the beach in front of Rancho Costa in Muertos Bay with a tuna no double headed for dinner at the resort.

This might be the last yellowtail of the season. A little guy but still tasty. Waters are now getting too warm for many more yellowtail which are cooler-water fish. Dave Johnson does the honors.

Fat bonito provided action all week for many of our anglers and are bulldogs on a rod and reel! Tim Cherwin from Montana shows how big they are right now.

Another of our Oregon amigos, Mike Lohrey, had a pretty nice day on the water judging from this photo of all his dorado. He was fishing just outside of La Paz Bay.

Parting shot! Too funny guys…Mark Bigalk and Gianni Checa…goofing for the camera with some tuna.

 

Not a great week but not a bad week either.  We’re in that transition time between cooler waters moving out and warmer waters moving in.  Add in the variable winds that can still be ver strong and erratic and there’s a lot of currents pushing water temperatures, conditions and the fish around.  Quite frankly, you’re just never sure what you’re going to catch right now as it varies from day-to-day and even from boat-to-boat next to each other.

One day waters are blue and the next day or even the next hour in the exact same spot, the waters are turned over and coffee colored and you have to find a different spot.  One day that only has picky fishing for bottom fish suddenly turns into a tuna or dorado hot spot the next day.   For sure, if you’re looking for variety, this is time of year.
For example for our Tailhunter Fleet from Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay, we had a nice jag of 20-40 pound yellowfin tuna early in the week just off Punta Perico, Punta Arenas and the south end of Cerralvo Island very close to shore and in relatively shallow water.  The bite tapered as the week went on (but also probably had a lot to do with the fact that live sardines were difficult to find).  But, then inshore species like big cabrilla (especially at the north end of the island), pargo mulatto, barred pargo, sierra, amberjack,  bonito and others filled the gap. Not a lot of fish, but enough to keep things interesting.
We saw more billfish in the area, but not really willing to bite just yet.  But good news with our first rooster fish (30-50 pounders) and wahoo finally getting into the count.
For our Tailhunter La Paz Fleet, the bite was more consistent, especially around Espirito Santo Island.  We didn’t get a lot and some days were better than others, but some surprisingly legit-sized dorado running 15-25 pounds caught on live bait and dead stripped bonito.  Some of the fish were taken in water so shallow you could see the bottom!
The same areas also kicked out some hefty bonito, pargo, snapper, cabrilla and a few left-over yellowtail as well which will probably be the last of the season.
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 April 22-29, 2018

WIND + FULL MOON = BETTER FISHING?  REALLY?

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of April 22-29, 2018

Mexican Minute Weekly Video Report

Week at a Glance

Weather – Picture-perfect most of the week.  Highs in the hi-80’s to lo-90’s.  Got windier later in the week

Water – Blue and warming

Bait – Tough to get for our Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay guys better on the La Paz side for sardines

Fishing – Lots of variety.  Warm and cold water species still around.  I thnk I counted about 14 different species caught this week not including junk fish!  Fishing was picky and scratchy however but got better as the week went on (and the winds got stronger and we moved towards the full moon!) . Crazy!

Catching – Lost alot of nice fish in the rocks.  Lost wahoo.  Lost tuna.  Lost yellowtail.  That’s why these are bigger fish!

THE BIG PICTURE

Chris Cribbs has been fishing with Captain Jorge of the Tailhunter Fleet for years and came down with buddy Matt McSweeney from San Gabriel CA.  They rocked the hat trick with a big tuna, cabrilla and a fat barred pargo.  The tuna, surprisingly was caught while they were inshore trying to catch rooster fish in shallow water!

Good start to their week of fishing for Jason and Rebecca Coxsey from the San Diego area with a boatload of action with great snapper plus some white and black bonito chargers.

 

It’s a wonder! Our good friends for so many years, Angela and Tim Farrell from Oceanside CA got some great food quality fish with some nice cabrilla and pargo. They have caught some big with with us over the years!

From Utah, Jackie Cole, her first time fishing and visiting La Paz with some late season sierra plus white bonito and cabrilla.

Angela with another fatty cabrilla to add to her list of big fish she’s caught here with Tailhunter and her favorite Captain Moncho!

Finally got a dorado in the boat for Captain Armando with Rebecca and Jason from San Diego to add to the collection of white bonito, snapper and cabrilla!

Captain Jorge with our Tailhunter Las Arenas Fleet poses with one of the better dorado of the week caught by Chris Cribbs.

 

The rest of the story…

Crazy sport, this fishing thing.  I’ve been whining for weeks about how the winds have detrimentally affected the fishing down here.  It’s been a long agonizing first 5 months of the year!

 

Well, this week, we had some of the nicest weather I’ve seen all season.  We’ve had some nice days in the past, but it was never consistent.  But, this week, beautiful sunshine…blue waters…calm seas.  Not too hot.  Not too breezy.  Barely a trace of humidity.  If, you asked me to predict, I’d have said it was perfect fishing weather.

 

 

But, it wasn’t.  It was scratchy.  It was picky.  Frustratingly difficult most of the week.  With the good weather.  A few fish here.   A few fish there.  And our captains and anglers had to work pretty hard to find them too!

 

 

And then, as the week went on…it started getting breezier and breezier.  Oh no.  Not again.  This can’t get any worse!

 

 

But, heck…the fishing got better when the winds blew a bit!  And not only that, we had a full moon coming up on us as well that I thought for sure was gonna just crush us in a double whammy!  But, as I said, the fishing actually got better!  Not great, by any stretch, but it surely improved!

 

 

At Las Arenas, we found a few tuna.  A few yellowtail.  Some barred pargo.  Some red snapper.  Some yellow snapper.  A few dorado and Sierra. Some nice horse-sized cabrilla too!   Even had wahoo bite (off).  Plus lots of good action on both Pacific and those tasty white bonito.  All pretty much late in the week!

 

 

For our La Paz fleet, the same thing.  Better as the week went on.  Lots of inshore pargo and cabrilla that guys had a hoot with trying to keep them outta the rocks plus some sizable cabrilla, pompano and dorado as well.  We also saw schools of breezing tuna that just need a kick to get to bite!

 

 

So, go figure.  Full moon plus wind meant better fishing this week!  I give up!

LA PAZ SUNSET THIS WEEK

Told ya the weather has been incredible.  The kind of weather the La Paz Board of Tourism brags about and they make postcards with.  Thought I’d share a little video of one of the sunsets from our Tailhunter Restaurant.  Turn up the sound!

FOODIES PUT THIS ON YOUR CALENDAR for THIS WEEK! 

Coming this week to La Paz!

If you’re coming to La Paz this week, on Friday, May 4th the 8th Annual Gastronomica (“TASTE OF LA PAZ”) Food Festival will be taking place.  It’s an incredible event we have every year with more than 150 restaurants and food vendors participating.

It’s all you can eat and drink from the best restaurants in La Paz plus some from Cabo, Todos Santos, the East Cape and Cabo!   Plus lots of great live music.  It goes from 7 p;m to midnight and it’s right on the beach and one of the largest city events of the year.

You’ll find food from the different regions of Mexico and Baja; Italian; American; Japanese; Chinese; bakeries; pastries; the culinary schoools, the hotel restaurants; the caterers; as well as tequila, wine and beer vendors and distributors as well.

Cost is about $40 per ticket for all-you-can-eat.  We’ll be there with Tailhunter Restaurant samples!

THANK YOU!

Norm and Jackie Cole from Utah brought dow a case of kids toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss and other great dental hygiene things that went out to the orphanage at Los Planes!

Our season is on and already, we’re floored by the generosity of our Tailhunter tribe members who have already delivered more than 200 pounds of clothes, shoes, hygiene items and school items that we distribute to various charities!  Cheers and gracias to all of you!

That’s our story!

Jonathan & Jilly

Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter International

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
.Tailhunter Weekly Fishing Report:  https://fishreport.jonathanroldan.com/Tailhunter YouTube Video Channel:

 

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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay/ Mag Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of April 15-22, 2018

FISH RESPOND TO BETTER WEATHER

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay/ Magdalena Bay Fishing Report for Week of April 15-22, 2018

MEXICAN MINUTE FISHING REPORT

WEEK at a GLANCE

Weather – Much more stable and winds backed off.  But, this coming week, we could have some winds back again.

Water – Warming.  Surface temps in the mid-70’s now.

Fishing – Always responds to less wind.  Week started slow, but as the week went on, fishing got better with both inshore and a smattering of offshore species as well.

Catching – Lost more fish than we should have!  Especially, the larger fish and those in the rocks.  But, that’s why they are big fish!

THE BIG PICTURE REPORT

 

You just never know! Dragging a small Rapala over the rocks for cabrilla and pargo a huge dog-tooth ripped Gama Flores from Palm Desert CA and he managed to keep it out’ve the reef! Gama comes down with buddy Ray Salanga from Carson CA one or two times a year to fish with us.

Enjoying the sunshine and a bit of fishing too! Happy Steve and Becca Freimark from Edmonds WA show off some nice snapper and bonito.

Red snapper and cabrilla on the beach posing with Gama Flores.

Sorry I didn’t have more photos this week!  Folks either didn’t take any…forgot their cameras or cell phones…or didn’t want their photos taken!

Anyway…

The winds dropped off and gave us a bit of a break this past week after several weeks of strong breezes.  The abatement of wind produced a decent mix of fish that ran the gamut from inshore species to bluewater breezers.  Not a lot of any one type of fish, but the mix is pretty typical of this time of year when cooler water species like yellowtail, sierra and amberjack are moving out, but lingering.  Warmer water species like dorado and wahoo, may have never left from last year, but are getting more active and following the warmer currents and food sources.

For inshore species this week, we tallied up quite a nice bite on snapper and pargo including barred pargo and dog-tooth as well as a few mullet snapper (pargo liso).  We also got into more of those tasty white bonito, jack crevalle and a few pompano.
Bluewater species that showed up including some 10-20 pound yellowfin tuna and some free-swimming dorado.  They’re not really schooling up, but seem to be hitting solo or in smaller schools.  Bait works best.

BAHIA MAGDALENA REPORT

Jorge Romero pulled this dog-tooth out’ve the mangoves and roots on a live sardine.

A couple of pargo headed to the grill that I got out’ve a deep hole that was right up against the bank and holding fish. We lost larger fish to all the roots and structure down there.

Jilly and Rigo pose with a pargo and snook!

Yay…not huge, but my first snook (robalo).  Can’t wait to try it on the table.  Supposed to be excellent!

Jorge with one of a number of corbina that were voraciously feeding in the shallows.

We got several types of croaker too!

First one in the box for Jilly

The box is getting full . And we lost quite a few fish and released alot of fish too!  The majority of the fish was donated.

Jill and I with Jorge Romero ran our own personal exporatory trip out to Bahia Magdalena (Mag Bay) this past week and what a trip we had.  Three hours from La Paz, Mag Bay boats a length of over 50 miles and hundreds of miles of shoreline that encompasses countless lagoons, estuaries, mangroves, sand dunes, sand bars and islands.

And best of all…almost no one there.  It’s remote.  It’s rustic.  It’s the boonies.  This is not Club Med land.  There’s no swimming pools or health spas.  There’s no craft beer or fancy restaurants.  It’s dusty and largely unspoiled.   It’s not for tourists.

Little fishing pueblos are spotted here and there.  Hard-working blue-collar fishermen and their families.  All making a living in one way-shape or form from the sea…for generations.

And,  it’s an incredible area and an unbelievable ecosystem.  Birdlife…wildlife…lobster…shrimp…clams…oysters…and so many varieties of fish!

I lost count, but I believe we caught about 17 different varieties of fish that included snook, several species of pargo, seabass, corvina, croaker, and more.  They told me fishing was “slow” because of the strong currents, but it was the best inshore, light tackle fishing I have ever had in Baja!  And this is just the inshore stuff.

I’ve fished offshore and there’s bountiful grounds for wahoo, tuna, dorado, marlin, yellowtail and grouper.   That will be on our next trip.  If you’re interested, get in touch with us!  We’ll set up the transportation, hotel, meals and fishing!

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
.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 April 8-15, 2018

WINDS LEAVE US WITH PICKY FISHING

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay / Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of April 8-15, 2018

MEXICAN MINUTE La Paz Fishing Report

WEEK at a GLANCE

Weather – Sunny and super with highs mid-80’s, but cool enough for a light sweatshirt in the mornings and evenings

Wind – CURSED!  Storm in the U.S. = winds in Baja.  They were back again.  Maybe only 2 days this week not windy.  One day winds were gusting 20-25 knots and the port captain shut everything down in La Paz.  No boats in or out . Fortunately, we have our Las Arenas fleet and our folks were able to fish, but it was still a difficult effort.

Water – Warming, but with the winds, there were strong currents and big rollers at time.  Even crashing surf here in La Paz Bay which is highly unusual.  On the days the wind was not blowing the waters were really turned up and cloudy from the winds.

Fishing – Dictated by the winds.  Better fishing on days when it was less windy.  Hard to get bait also when it’s windy.

Catching – Nice variety.  Some tuna, dorado, yellowtail, several species of pargo and snapper, cabrilla and some hefty white bonito.

LAST MINUTE FLASH – Just as we were going to post this report and too late to make changes, we had a great dorado bite take off. Go figure!  Will have more in next week’s report.

THE BIG PICTURE

Not sure how much longer there will be yellowtail in the water with waters getting warmer, but this forktail didn’t know that and got hammered by Chuck Toeniskoetter.

Chuck Toeniskoetter and son, Adam, from Los Gatos CA try to come down to La Paz at least once a year to fish and did relatively well despite tough conditions while fishing, once again, with the Tailhunter Fleet. This one day rack of fish shows an incredible variety including yellowfin tuna, a big yellowtail, a nice cabrilla, white bonito, pargo mulatto and a red snapper.

Captain Victor with a big cabrilla and some great reef fish including pargo liso, barred pargo and huachinango.

You remember the thrill? Big bonito for 12-year-old Nick Genovese with Captain Armando. He also had a big tuna on for awhile.

Sweet yellowfin tuna for Adam Toeniskoetter.

Couldn’t be any nicer folks! Steve Friemark with a handful of tasty white bonito and Captain Jorge on the beach at Muertos.

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Just when we thought it might be mellowing out, those winds came back and hit us again this week.  In fact, one day the northerns were so bad, there were surfable breakers in our normally calm La Paz Bay and the port captain closed the port for any boats leaving.   As one person described it, it’s like winter all over the Northern hemisphere being like an angry boyfriend or girlfriend who stomps out’ve the room then comes back and says, “And One More Thing!!!”  Blah blah blah…

Basically, as long as storms keep showing up in the U.S., it’s going to affect things in Baja and the Sea of Cortez!

 

So, it wasn’t the greatest week for fishing.
There was some variety, but not much for quantity although some days there was some great action on some pig bonito. Not only good fighters, but these are “white bonito.”  (Bonito Diente).  They have teeth, but also have some incredible great white meat for table fare.  Most folks would not be able to tell it from tuna.
In addition, we did have some 15-30 pound yellowfin tuna show up around Cerralvo Island and some larger that were lost after long battles.  But, the issue is getting across the channel to the island.  If there’s wind and rollers happening then getting across to the island (and to get sardines) is pretty futile.
But, inshore offered alternatives like several species of pargo including pargo mulatto (barred pargo); pargo liso (mullett snapper); cubera snapper (pargo perro/ dog-tooth snapper) as well as red and yellow snapper (huachinango). We also got some action off cabrilla (seabass) and some decent triggerfish and jack crevalle.
Honestly, however, not the best fishing and kudos to our anglers who hung in there and grinned through it all the kept smiling.  But, one reason, not many folks are fishing this early in the season.
BUT WAIT…Just as I was posting this up but too late to make changes, we had dorado go off in La Paz Bay!  Go figure . I’ll have more on that in the next report!
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
.Tailhunter Weekly Fishing Report:  https://fishreport.jonathanroldan.com/Tailhunter YouTube Video Channel:

“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 April 1-April 8, 2018

BETTER CONDITIONS and LOTS OF VARIETY

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

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO REPORT

 

WEEK at A GLANCE

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

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

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

Catching – Lost alot of larger fish!

THE BIG PICTURE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OVERALL…

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

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

LAS ARENAS/ MUERTOS BAY/ SUENOS BAY

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

LA PAZ

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

BAHIA MAGDALENA

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

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

That’s quite a box of pargo and snapper!

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

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

That’s our story!

Jonathan & Jilly

Jonathan Roldan’s

Tailhunter International


Website: 

www.tailhunter-international.com

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

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

Phones:
from USA : 626-638-3383
from Mexico: 044-612-14-17863
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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay/ 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 18-25, 2018

NOT MUCH TO TELL YOU THIS WEEK

La Paz- Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of March 18-25, 2018

 

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO FISHING REPORT for WEEK of  March 18-25, 2018

 

THE REST OF THE STORY…

Jorge Romero with one of the rare quality fish picked up the whole week and has a nice yellowtail in hand he caught with sardines. He also said there were quite a few bonito, but overall no one was getting too much of anything, Nice shirt!

There were few bright spots for fishing this past week as it was mostly a windy, cloudy rough time.  It’s fairly common during the winter months which is why we don’t have many folks fishing during these months.  We had one or two days at most that were somewhat fishable and even then, it was picky fishing at best.  Some snapper…some pargo…a few cabrilla…and a few yellowtail were about it.  Oh, and alot of bonito for some grateful action.  And that was the whole enchilada for the week.  Fortunately, not many anglers.  However, with spring break and Easter on it’s way, things are going to start getting crowded and we can only hope the weather and winds drop back a notch or two.  Early predictions so far look a bit iffy.  Just being honest.

TAILHUNTER 2018 ROAD TOUR COMES TO AN END!


 

After almost 4 months on the road and a journey that started back in December and took us through Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, California, Washington and Oregon…we come to the end of the road.

Jilly wrapped things up a the Fred Hall Show in San Diego.  I was out in the Phoenix, Arizona area with the International Sportsmans Expo.  Both shows were super and good to see so many Tailhunter tribe members and new amigos!

Its been another epic road tour after 23 years and we are so grateful to everyone who took the time to come see us all of the hunting and fishing shows.  It was great and we appreciate all the smiles and hospitality.  God bless you all!

To those of you who signed up to come visit us this year fishing in La Paz, let’s get going!  We’re gonna have a great season and we’re looking forward to seeing you down with us.  We have to unpack the van and the cat and then saddle up and get home to La Paz right after Easter.  So, we’ll see you down there!  Thanks again.

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:

“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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