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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/ 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
.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 March 11-18, 2018

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

WINDS CUT US SOME SLACK FINALLY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TAILHUNTER DOWN THE HOME STRETCH

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

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

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

Fred Hall Show Del Mar

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

ISE SHOW SCOTTSDALE AZ

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

That’s our story!

Have a great week!

Jonathan Roldan’s

Tailhunter International


Website: 

www.tailhunter-international.com

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

U.S. Mailing Address:  Tailhunter International, 8030 La Mesa Blvd. #178, La Mesa CA  91942Phones:
from USA : 626-638-3383
from Mexico: 044-612-14-17863
.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 March 4-11, 2018

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

IF ONLY THE WIND WOULD TAKE A BREAK FOR AWHILE!

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

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

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

Andale Captain Mundo with a chunky yellowtail

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

RAMBLING DOWN THE ROAD!

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

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

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

Jilly is all set up and ready to go!

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

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

PARTING SHOT!

What a grand birthday I had!

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

That’s our story!

Jonathan & Jilly

Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter International


Website: 

www.tailhunter-international.com

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


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

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

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

Tailhunter YouTube Video Channel:

“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/ Magdalena Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Feb. 24-March 4, 2018

MEXICAN MINUTE LA PAZ VIDEO FISHING REPORT

 

WINDS AND CURRENTS DON’T DO US ANY FAVORS…AGAIN

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay/ Mag Bay Fishing Report for Week of Feb. 24-March 4, 2018

 

Sam Naramore came to visit us from snowy Boise, Idaho and was out with Captain Armando when he got this nice yellowtail and lost another. He also got some good action on bonito over 3 days fishing but wind hampered efforts.

Catherine (“Kitty”) Beaton and her friend Kat Griffith…Kitty and Kat…are visiting artists visiting La Paz and gave fishing a try one day and got a nice little yellowtail and some bonito plus struck a pose with beers on their heads! Fun ladies!

Amy and Rick Kasper from Wyoming show off just some of their catch from a day fishing with us at Bahia Magdalena at Lopez Mateos including snook, corbina, snapper and cabrilla.

Rick is bent again! Not the shallow waters in the heavy brush of the bay.

Nice snook! Another one for the the ice chest

For the third week in a row, fishing took a hit from winter winds and strong currents.  There were a few windows of fishing, but overall, it was picky at best.  Most of the time, it was simply frustrating.  This is the reason it’s called “off-season.”  The weather is a major factor.  It affects getting bait.  It affect being able to fish.  It affects where and how we fish.  Honestly, some days, it was barely worth going out which is why we warn out anglers how it can be this time of year.

We did get a few yellowtail.  There were a few jags of bonito.  Some cabrilla and snapper rounded things out, but that was kind of it. On the upside, the good thing is that we don’t have that many folks fishing this time of year.
Our action on the Pacific side was a bit better.  Winds didn’t affect thing at all in the protected waters.  Fishing from Lopez Mateos, there was some excellent inshore action for snook, dog-tooth snapper, corvina and pargo using live shrimp.  Also, we had some good days of whale watching with numerous whales spotted and approached.

LOPEZ MATEOS WHALE WATCHING GOING WELL!

Our yearly whale-watching tours over to Lopez Mateos in Bahia Magdalena are still rolling super!  It appears the whales are sticking around a bit longer than normal.  Usually by this time of year, the whales are starting to move out, but we’re still seeing numerous whales in the calm bay waters.  Check out the photos and video below!  It’s a great experience.  We’re told the whales should be around for a few more  weeks!

Peek a boo! Coming up for a nose scratch!

A curious female gives Amy a thrill!

Turn up the sound on this video.  That’s Jorge Romero’s voice!
TOUCH THE MAMA!

THANKS BOISE!  THANKS LONG BEACH!  HERE COMES LONG BEACH!

Jill and I had great weeks!  Jilly spent the week at the Idaho Sportsmans Show in Boise, Idaho.  I was at the Kern Co. Fairgrounds at the Fred Hall Central Valley Outdoor Show in Bakersfield CA.   Great to see so many of you and we’re looking forward to everyone who’s coming to visit us in La Paz in 2018.
Now, we move onto the biggest and oldest show on the West Coast! It’s the massive Fred Hall Fishing and Boating Show in Long Beach CA at the Long Beach Convention Center.  The show runs Wednesday to Sunday and it’s a monster!  Tons of stuff for fishermen, hunters, families, and the outdoors.  Not to be missed!  Hope to see you there. We’ve moved our booth too. After 20 something years, we’re now one row over in a corner booth.  More space to say hi to you!

JONATHAN’s BIRTHDAY BEER

 Tuesday is Jonathan’s birthday.  If you’re in the area about 5 p.m., we’ll be hanging out at famous legendary Joe Jost’s in Long Beach for beer, picked eggs, liverwurst (yes, they serve that!), egg salad sandwiches and hot dogs (that’s all they serve!).  Come join us!
It’s located at 2803 East Anaheim Street, Long Beach CA.
Not sure how long we’ll stay since alot of us have to be at the Long Beach Convention Center the next day for the Fred Hall Show, but at least long enough to have a few cold ones.  TAKE UBER!

That’s our story!

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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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Feb. 11-18, 2018

MEXICAN MINUTE FISHING REPORT for WEEK of FEB. 11-18, 2018

THE BIG PICTURE FISHING REPORT

Captain Adolfo of our Tailhunter Fleet at Las Arenas took Dr. Guy Nazareno from Fremont CA out and plugged the box with some nice fat yellowfin tuna. This was Guy’s first visit to fish with us in La Paz.

Our good amiga, Verda Boyd, with her favorite Captain Jorge comes to see us once or twice a year and she started her week off with some sturdy yellowfin and a legit dorado from Muertos Bay.

Two more yellowfin tuna for Alex Dominguez using live bait at the south end of Cerralvo Island.

Our own popular head of Tailhunter’s transportation, Jorge Romero poses with another of our great amigos, Tim Zimmer, and another yellowfin tuna.

TUNA AGAIN SET THE SURPRISING BAR

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

Again, we had some atypical fishing for winter in La Paz.  As usual, there were some days when the winds were blustering and the currents were strong so we ended up fishing around the rocks and reefs of Bahia de los Muertos to keep in the protected waters.  Fishing produced jack crevalle, sierra, bonito, snapper, cabrilla and cargo.  Or, towards the end of the week when winds pretty much completely hindered any effective fishing.

However, once again, we were surprised by the showing of yellowfin tuna which we don’t usually see so early in the year, especially during the winter months.  Using live sardines or frozen squid, fish were running healthy 15-40 pounds. Fishing was best when the winds and current were diminished which allowed us to get to the live bait spots and then make the short run to the south end of Cerralvo Island.
Earlier in the week when waters were calmer, we were getting 1-6 tuna per panga.  Later in the week as waters got a little more choppy, fewer but larger fish moved in with schools of bonito limiting the tuna bite although the few fish we got were generally larger than the earlier fish.   The same area also produced a few dorado as well.

THIS WEEK’S WHALE WATCHING GALLERY

Our whale watching season is in full-swing right now and we’re running daily and overnight trips to the whales.  Check out some of the photos and video from this week!

Popping up to visit! A grey whale spy hops between two pangas!

Well, hello, Mama!! Come to play!

Ready to go!

Turn up the sound.  Some funny stuff to listen to!

 

The Dworaks on their panga among the dunes of Mag Bay.

Coming through!

Stay in the panga!!!

MAGDALENA BAY EXPLORATORY TRIP ROCKS!

Saul Ochoa poses with Verda Boyd who was on fire in the shallow backwaters of Bahia Magdalena hooking another tasty snook!

The variety of fish was outstanding on the light tackle including pargo mulatto, dog tooth snapper, red snapaper, snook, corbina, black snapper and snook.

Happy guy, Jorge Romero, with a nice white corvina he said tasted great with salsa vera cruz back in La Paz!

Snook and corbina on the deck were some of the surprising catches!

 

For the first time, we sent out some exploratory trips to check out the inshore fishing at Bahia Magdalena about 3 hours from La Paz in the hundreds of square miles of calm shallow lagoon waters.  We are ecstatic about what we encountered using live bait and light tackle. Fishing in the brush and mangroves of the brackish water, they encountered numerous species including snook, dog-tooth snapper, yellow snapper, big white corvina, black snapper, cabrilla and many others!  We plan to send out a few more exploratory trips and may start running panga fishing there before the season is over.

ADIOS LA PAZ CARNAVALE 2018!

For almost a week, La Paz rocked with the sounds of the biggest street fair of the year as the entire waterfront Malecon of the city held it’s traditional Carnavale with rides, parades, food, incredible music and all kinds of crazy fun.  Thanks to everyone who filled our Tailhunter Restaurant which is right on the waterfront to spend their Carnavale hours watching all the parades!  Viva La Paz!

Great aireal view of the waterfront! Tailhunter is at the very top of the photo somewhere in the lights and revelry of the 6-day event!

The pandemonium in front of our Tailhunter Restaurant for one of the night-time parades!

TAILHUNTER ROAD TOUR 2018

On the road can be a little chilly sometimes!

Much warmer in the booth!

Jilly and I have been on the road now since the end of December!  Thanks to everyone for all the hospitality we’ve rec’d at all the great hunting and fishing shows we’ve attended including, Denver, Sacramento, Seattle/ Puyallup, Portland and Salt Lake City.  So great to see so many of you and thanks to everyone for visiting and a special shout-out to everyone who has booked to come see us in La Paz this year!  We’ve surely had an incredible time at the shows and as we’ve criss-crossed the western United States!
If you’re interested in coming to see us, let us know!  Dates are filling fast.  Call us at 626-638-3383 or, for faster responses from the road,  e-mail me at:  Jonathan@tailhunter.com.   We’ll get right back to you.
We still have 6 more shows to go:  Bakersfield, Boise, Long Beach, Salt Lake City (again), San Diego and Scottsdale/ Phoenix.  Here’s our next set on the agenda!  Hope to see you there!
 That’s our story!  Have a great week!
Jonathan & Jilly
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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Feb. 4-11, 2018

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

THE BIG PICTURE FISHING REPORT from TAILHUNTER SPORTFISHING

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

Tuna Armando 2-18

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

Steve Reich tuna 2-18 tags

Steve Reich from San Diego with a nice day of tuna

tuna doc doug 2-18 tags

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

WINTER TUNA BITE?  SERIOUSLY?

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

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

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

THANKS PORTLAND!  GRACIAS SALT LAKE CITY! 

Our 2018 Tailhunter Road Tour has Jilly and I splitting up and headed in different directions this past week.  Jilly covered the super Great Western Hunting and Conservation Show in Salt Lake City, UT.  I held the fort in our booth at the Pacific Northwest Sportsmans Show in Portland, Oregon!
Wow…what killer fun shows!  Thank you everyone who came to visit!  When we’re alone it sometimes makes it hard to chat as much as we’d like to, but we sure appreciated seeing you and big thanks also to all of you who booked trips with us this year!  We’re looking forward to the visit.  We’ll have some fun!
Next, we split up again . I’ll be in Bakersfield and Jilly head to Boise Idaho.  Come visit and we hope to see you there!
That’s our story!
Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter International
 
TAILHUNTER FISHING FLEET #1 Rated on Trip Advisor
TAILHUNTER RESTAURANT BAR Top 5 – Rated in La Paz on Trip Advisor
 
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U.S. Office: 8030 La Mesa, Suite #178, La Mesa CA  91942

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

Phones: 
from USA : 626-638-3383
from Mexico: 044-612-53311
.

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

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