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

NOT MUCH GOING ON TO BE HONEST

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

Mexican Minute Video Report

 

This is gonna be short.

I’ve been doing this report for over 20 years every single weekend.  And I’ve only missed something like 6 weeks the whole time.  And you know I always tell it straight up…good…bad…or otherwise.

Well, I guess I could make something up but, that’s not how I roll.

So, here it is. (drumroll…)   Nothing to report.

While the rest of the country was getting “winterized” again for the umpteenth time this season,  the winds blew again in La Paz which isn’t surprising.  That’s why November to April is called “off-season” and why so many windsurfers and kite-boarders descend on the area from all over the world during these months. Cuz it’s WINDY!  There was even a bit of rain one day early in the week.

And why not many people fishing.

We did have some folks request to go out, but the days they wanted to go out, I advised them not to.  I told ’em, I’d love to take their money, but that they’d be wasting their time and it would be best just to hang out and not go out and get bounced around and get wet.  Not much fun in that.  I want everyone to have a good time.

On the 2 days that looked fishable, no one asked to go out.  I think they would have gotten some fish.   Oh well.  I did hear there were some dorado right in the bay.  And there were some bonito out as well, but that was about it.  Just not many folks out.

BACK ON the TRAIL

Jilly and I were split apart this past weekend.  Each of us at a different show.  I was there at the ISE SHOW in Sandy UT, just south of Salt Lake and it was great to see so many amigos and meet new ones.  Thanks for everyone who came by and also for all the kind gifts as well!

Jilly wrapped up the Fred Hall Show in Bakersfield.  It was her first time doing that show by herself and we appreciate everyone who looked in on her and stopped to chat.

But now, onto Scottsdale, Arizona.  I pick up Jilly in Las Vegas and we’ll drive south to the ISE Show that starts Thursday and runs to Sunday.  It’s at the Westworld facility there in Scottsdale.

After that…last show of the season and 3 months on the road will be at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego.

Hope to see you down the road!

That’s our story!

Jonathan & Jilly

Jonathan Roldan’s

Tailhunter International


Website: 

www.tailhunter-international.com

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

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

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

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

Tailhunter YouTube Video Channel:

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


“When your life finally flashes before your eyes, you will have only moments to regret all the things in life you never had the courage to try.”

 

 

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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of March 3-10, 2019

FISHING UPS & DOWNS WITH WEATHER

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Mar. 3-10, 2019

Mexican Minute Video Report

The Big Picture and the Rest of the Story…

Early in the week hogs like Carl Lange’s hefty yellowtail were hanging in the shallow waters willing to take the baits, but as the week went on the fish got harder to find.

From Paso Robles, Joel Zarmati was fishing live bait over shallow rocks on the lee side of Cerralvo Island where the waters were calmer and sheltered from the winds when he hooked and landed this big-headed yellowtail.

A little early in the season for warm-water dorado, but nonetheless, Al Hutchinson brought this one back to the beach for the dinner table.

Tasty huachinango/ dog-tooth snapper right there in Bahia Muertos by our amiga, Donna Thompson. These guys can grow well over 50 or 60 pounds.

Lots of action for Kyra Sacadan who shows off her dorado and a table full of white bonito.

Great photo! Great fish! Donna can fish! Check out the size and colors of this trophy yellowtail off Cerralvo Island.

It was a hit-or-miss kind of fishing week.  The windsurfers and kite boarders had fun with the continuing winds, but even on the few days that were fishable, the few anglers out found it less than stellar although some fish were caught.  There are some quality fish around, that seem like they’re just waiting to bust loose and as winter pulls away, it’s like we two steps forward then 1 ½ steps back each week.

 

It just doesn’t pay to get too excited.  Last week, I was optimistic that maybe we were finally getting something going with some hog yellowtail, dorado, wahoo and even a tuna hookup and a marlin hook-up!  These are all species we generally don’t see this early in the year.  Things seemed like they were picking up!

 

Then, Mother Nature kinda slapped us back in place.  The yellowtail bite near Punta Perico and over at Cerralvo Island diminished significantly.  Bait got a little harder to find…again!  And overall, we were left with a smattering of dorado; some snapper; a cabrilla or two (although a few were trophy-sized) and lots of bonito.  Oh, and one marlin just to keep us excited.  Overall just kind of a ho-hum week, even for this time of the year.

 

The coming week looks promising.  Early, there’s some strong winds and there’s a possibility of rain, but then they really drop back quite a bit for the majority of the week.  That will hopefully kick the fish up again.

 

Thank You Long Beach Here We Come Salt Lake City!

Hanging in the booth with the Secretary of Fishing and Agriculture for Mexico, Luis Andres Cordova.

Just wrapping up a spectacular over-the-top show at the Fred Hall Fishing Show in Long Beach CA at the Convention Center.  The largest fishing and boating show in the world and over 1000 vendors from all over the world packed in the crowds and Jill and I talked non-stop for 5 full days.

We had a blast!  Thanks to everyone who stopped by and said hi and everyone who set up trips to see us this year in La Paz.  It was a fantastic party!

Jilly doing some socializing with Michelle from Big T’s Shirts, Carrie Wilson with Vagabundos del Mar and Rene Olinger from Baja Peninsula Tours in Loreto.

Two of the best…Ed Robison from Whopper Stopper Custom Rods and Pat McDonnell retired editor of Western Outdoor News. Pat brought me a bottle of Don Julio 70 for my birthday!

Can’t find a nicer guy in Dave Balthius, Vice President of Costa Sunglases and came out from Florida.

Some of the guys from the Long Beach Rod and Reel Club!

But now…no rest!  By the time you’re reading this, we’re in our Tailhunter-Mobile and zooming back to Utah for the International Sportsmans Show at the Expo Center in Sandy, Utah…just south of Salt Lake City.  This is always a fun show and we have a ba-jillion Tailhunter amigos in the area.  Hope to see you all!

There’s hundreds and hundreds of vendors from everywhere from Alaska to South America and New Zealand to the Siberia!  Hunting…fishing…camping…off-road…boating…there’s great things for the whole family.

The show goes Thursday to Sunday.  Here’s details. Click the link:

INTERNATIONAL SPORTSMANS EXPO – DETAILS

AND THANKS for a GREAT BIRTHDAY!

I am blessed with so many great friends!

 

Have a great week!  That’s our story…

 

 

 

 

 

Jonathan


Jonathan Roldan’s

Tailhunter International


Website: 

www.tailhunter-international.com

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

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

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

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

Tailhunter YouTube Video Channel:

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


“When your life finally flashes before your eyes, you will have only moments to regret all the things in life you never had the courage to try.”

 

 

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

BETTER WEATHER – BETTER FISHING…FINALLY!

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

 

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO REPORT

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY….

Carl Lange took down our first wahoo of the season just outside of Bahia Muertos! Crazy March catch!

 

OH man…this is a hog yellowtail! Roger Thompson with Captain Hugo knocked this guy out at the north end of Cerralvo Island slow trolling sardines in about 12′ of water! They got 5, but lost others they couldn’t stop.

 

Our Bakersfield amigo, Ken Gragg, loves to fish this time of year, even in the crazy weather and it paid off with a big-headed yellowtail later in the week.

The cabrilla queen herself, Donna Thompson from La Ventana has stuck so many of these big cabrilla over the years and she did it again at Cerralvo Island in shallow water.

You can tell it’s a bit cold and nippy as well as choppy, but Carl Lange probably doesn’t feel a thing except big smiles over another nice yellowtail.

We’ve got the whalesharks in the by of La Paz again. Had about a dozen this week and later in the week when winds calmed down, we were able to put some folks in the water to go swimming with them in the shallows.

It’s an incredible experience snorkeling with our La Paz whalesharks in the bay. The “babies” are only about 15 feet long or so.

The week started pretty blustery with white caps even in the normally calm La Paz Bay.  Actually, for this time of the year, that’s not unusual.  Fortunately, we didn’t have anyone out fishing, but we probably could not have gone out anyway.

 

However, as the week went on, winds diminished somewhat, at least enough to get out although there was still some chop and it was good to have a jacket or sweatshirt on.

 

Fishing out’ve Bahia de los Muertos, we hit quite a mix of fish, especially for so early in the year with warm water species mixing with the normal cold water species.  Big cabrilla, jack crevalle and both white bonito and skipjack kept the rods bent as well as smaller snapper and pargo.  However, we also got some legit yellowtail over structure and topped it with some flurries of dorado and even wahoo.

 

Live bait is still hard to come by with all the rough water, but we’re dragging lures and using dead bait pretty effectively and the fishing is not too far off the beach.

 

It was also calm enough to get out to swim with the whalesharks in La Paz Bay.  We had as many as a dozen in the shallow waters, but on the choppy days it’s hard to see them let alone swim with them.

 

Photo one : Carl Lange was fishing off the rocks just outside of Bahia Muertos near La Paz and was surprised when this wahoo hit his Rapala trolling in the shallows for cabrilla.  Carl is from Bakersfield.

 

Photo two:  Big-headed yellowtail on the gaff with Ken Gragg from Bakersfield who was just off Punta Perrico near La Paz and using dead bait.  He also got a big cabrilla.

HERE COMES THE BIG ONE!

Just wrapping it up in Boise, Idaho from the Idaho Sportsman’s Show and just a quick shout-out to all the Idaho amigos who came to visit us and put out a red-carpet welcome!  Man…what a show! Best Idaho show we’ve had in more than a decade!  Thank you all and we’ll see you in La Paz!

Next up…

It’s the grand-daddy…Fred Hall Fishing Show at the Long Beach Convention Center.  This is the oldest and largest fishing show in the entire U.S. and runs from Wednesday to Sunday (March. 6-10).  Come see us.  This is the one you do not want to miss.  We’ll be in our booth every single day and it is always a party at the Tailhunter Booth!

TUESDAY Mar. 5th JONATHAN’s BD BEER PARTY in LONG BEACH

If you’re gonna be in Long Beach Tuesday night, after we set up our booth at the Long Beach Convention Center, we traditionally head over to Joe Jost’s Bar and have some beers under the pretense of it being my birthday.  It’s my 62nd and we hope to be there about 6:30.  Totally informal.

Joe Josts has been there since 1924!  All the serve is beer…and sausage sandwiches…and pickled eggs…and liverwurst sandwiches…and egg salad sandwiches and pretzels and peanuts!  It’s like stepping back in time as I mark my time! It’s cheap and it’s fun! Just my style!

Here’s the link:

JOE JOSTS BAR LONG BEACH

 

That’s our story!

Jonathan & Jilly


Jonathan Roldan’s

Tailhunter International


Website: 

www.tailhunter-international.com

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

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

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

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

Tailhunter YouTube Video Channel:

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


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La Paz -Las Arenas/Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Feb. 17-24, 2019

TOUGH WEEK BUT SOME FISH FOUND

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Feb. 17-24, 2019

Mexican Minute Video Report

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

He always rocks! Roger Thompson busted up this big boy slug yellowtail up at the north end of Cerralvo Island slow trolling sardines in shallow water and lost another one that he couldn’t stop jigging iron.

Armando took out Dick and Lorna Gasser from Spanish Fork, UT, who have been with us many times and always do great. But with winds and lack of bait, it was a little tougher this week with basically only some bonito to show.

For the first time this week, we sent out some of the boats from our La Paz Fleet. Despite fears about winds and waves, they found bait and got into some decent dorado which we don’t usually see until later in the warmer months.

Debbie Walden from Lakewood CA was out visiting her sister Donna Thompson (right) this past week near La Paz. Donna has lots of experience on big Baja fish and they were out at the north end of Cerralvo Island when they hit breaking yellowtail. This guy hit and both ladies had fun tag-teaming to get it to the boat.

It looks a little chilly! Is this Baja? Just off the rocks at Punta Perico, Dick Gasser got this little cabrilla and released it.

Yea…it was that chilly! Jorge…Dick…Lorna suited up to get out on the water!

 

It was a strange week.  The two variables of weather and bait played a big part in success on the water as it usually does, but perhaps even moreso in the winter months when winds can be strong and bait can be scarce.

 

It was no different this week.  At times the winds blew strong and consistently.  Gusts up to 30 knots at times pushed a lot of white water around which made it hard to find, let alone get live bait.  But that’s how it is during these months and a big reason not many folks are out fishing even when the sun is out most times and the daytime air temps are running in the 70’s which is great for the snowbirds in town.

 

It was “chilly” by Baja standards and there were even little bouts of rain here and there.

 

Most of the fishing was picky at best with a mixed bag of small cabrilla, jacks, some snapper and bonito, although many of them were the white bonito which are actually pretty good eating and a lot of fun. But, not fun if you’re in a bouncing boat and getting sprayed with white-water. A lot of the fishing relied on dragging Rapalas or lures trying to get a hook up when we couldn’t get the bait.

 

However, what a difference on the days when we did find bait…even when the weather was less than desireable.   We had some exploratory boats we sent out’ve La Paz with some of our regulars who took a chance on the weather and hooked into some surprisingly decent dorado which aren’t very common this time of year.  Each of our pangas got a handful and lost others.

 

Additionally, again using bait, but slow trolling in shallow water, in a chum line of sardines, fat yellowtail popped up and ripped some rods too with some fish that couldn’t be stopped, especially with the rocks so close rising up from the bottom.

…AND THE WHALES!

Whalewatching season is in full swing and we’re running daily and overnight trips out to see them but this past week, it was a bit rough and bumpy and made it hard to get onto the whales, even out in Magdalena Bay which is normally flat and calm.

Check out this little video I put together:

HERE WE COME BOISE!

Jilly and I are now in Boise, Idaho for the Idaho Sportsman’s Show that starts this Thursday and runs through Sunday.  Come see us and let’s talk about fishing in La Paz this year.  (Where it’s sunny!)

Hope to see you this week.  If you’re driving in, it’s going to be a little icy!  Drive safely and we’ll see you here!

That’s our story!

Jonathan & Jilly

Jonathan Roldan’s

Tailhunter International


Website: 

www.tailhunter-international.com

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

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

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

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

Tailhunter YouTube Video Channel:

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


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

WIND PROVIDES FEW WINDOWS

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

Mexican Minute Weekly Video Report

The Big Picture and the Rest of the Story…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In Other News…

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

 

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

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

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

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

That’s our story!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jonathan & Jilly


Jonathan Roldan’s

Tailhunter International


Website: 

www.tailhunter-international.com

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

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

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

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

Tailhunter YouTube Video Channel:

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


“When your life finally flashes before your eyes, you will have only moments to regret all the things in life you never had the courage to try.”

 

 

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