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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Jan. 23-30, 2023

NOT MUCH HAPPENING EXCEPT COLD and

WINDY

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Jan. 23-30, 2023

MEXICAN MINUTE LA PAZ VIDEO REPORT

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

 

As you can tell, it’s not the best weather for fishing looking at the sky and also how the guys are bundled up, but a nice variety of fish on one of the day when the wind didn’t blow so hard. In addition the yellowtail, there’s a couple of nice cabrilla, a sierra, a snapper and a bonito.

It’s a bit awkward when you’re the captain and guide and YOU catch fish, but the local client can’t hook any! Captain Pancho was just off the rocks at Bahia Muertos when he hooked this while jigging in the rough water. Again, you can tell it’s not the greatest weather.

Gary and Miles Wagner at Gary’s place at Rancho Costa in Bahia Muertos got out on one of the better days and got some tasty pompano and a tuna which are unusual to hook this time of year.

This is that time of the year from November to April when the fishing reports and not only boring to read, but also kinda boring to write!  But, sometimes, maybe it’s just as important to tell you what is NOT happening.  Especially, if you’re planning to visit on a vacation.

It was another especially cold and windy week with some gusts up to about 25 mph at times with cloudy skies and cold temps that kept even alot of locals inside and had us lighting our sidewalk heaters at our Tailhunter Restaurant on the La Paz waterfront.

There were a few little gaps here and there and it’s mostly locals fishing who have the ability to get out for a few hours of fishing then run quickly back in when it gets blustery or can check the weather forecasts and pick specific days to get on the water.

Reports from them as well as friends who are commercial fishermen (who HAVE to go out to make al living) indicate that there’s a little jag of tuna at the south end of Cerralvo Island if you can make that bumpy ride across the channel.

There are also a few stray dorado here and there.  However, most of the catch has been yellowtail, some smaller amberjack, sierra, bonito, snapper and cabrilla…all inshore fish.

Live and dead bait as well as jigs have worked best.

WESTERN HUNT & CONSERVATION EXPO

This coming week, the Tailhunter Show Tour takes us to Salt Lake City for the massive Western Hunt & Conservation Expo.  Always a giant show with almost 1000 exhibitors, vendors, outfitters, guide services and more covering the floor of the Salt Palace Convention Center in downtown Salt Lake City.

We’re looking forward to seeing so many of our Tailhunter Tribe members who always come to visit and book their trips for 2023.  Jill and I will be in the booth every day from Thursday to Sunday, Feb. 2-5.  We hope to see you there.

Here’s more information about the show and how to get tickets:

https://huntexpo.com/

That’s our story!

Jonathan

Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter Sportfishing

www.tailhunter.com

Mexico Office:

Tailhunter Sportfishing
755 Paseo Obregon

La Paz, Baja Sur, Mexico

U.S. Mailing Address:

Tailhunter Sportfishing
P.O. Box 159
Hewitt TX. 76643Phones:
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 Jan. 15-22, 2023

COLD and WINDY WEEK BUT…

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Jan. 15-22, 2023

MEXICAN MINUTE LA PAZ VIDEO REPORT

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

Local La Paz amigos out’ve Bahia Muertos with a great day catch of cabrilla, sierra, bonito and even a couple of dorado!

Fernando was out with our Captain Pancho and was able to get across the channel to the south side of Cerralvo Island and got this hefty slugger yellowfin tuna on dead sardines.

As storms battered much of the U.S. this week, especially the west coast, it also had an effect on Baja and for us in La Paz.  For most of the week it was cold and windy so fishing opportunities were limited which is pretty typical for this time of year.

Most of the folks who were out are locals who have flexible schedules and can pick-and-choose which days or even what hours are best for diminished winds.

Not surprisingly, there are fish to be caught.

If you can make your way across the rough channel to the south end of Cerralvo Island, there has been a little jag of 50-100 pound tuna.  Nothing wide open, but a few have been hooked, especially by commercial panga fishermen.   But, it can be a really rough ride out there especially with the winds roaring down the channel.

Not surprisingly, however, there is a nice mix of fish closer inside including sierra, jacks, cabrilla, snapper and even some dorado which is surprising and leads me to believe there’s still some warm water patches around.  Bait is not a problem and jigs and lures are working effectively also.

THANK YOU RENO!

Thanks to everyone who came to visit us at our booth in Reno, Nevada last week for the Wild Sheep Foundation Show at the Reno/Sparks Convention Center.  It was great fun and great chatting with lots of old and new amigos and glad many of you signed up to come down.

It was also fun (for us, but maybe not for alot of others) to get snow.  Living in Mexico, it’s quite a novelty to get snow, but know that last week wasn’t fun for many of our friends especially in California with all the rain and snow.

This is the view from our hotel room as the snow started to fall about 2 hours into a 2 day storm in Reno.

Our next show is a BIG ONE.  One of the largest we will have this year. It’s the

WESTERN HUNT & CONSERVATION SHOW

Feb. 2-5

SALT PALACE CONVENTION CENTER

SALT LAKE CITY UT

This is a view of only about 1/3 of the show floor

It’s our only show in Utah this year, but it’s massive and if you’re anywhere near the area, you can spend all 3 days in the show and still never see all the hunting, fish, camping, RV’s and more.  We’ll be in our booth all 3 days to talk about coming to La Paz.  Just look for the booth that has a bunch of our Tailhunter Nation friends hanging out there!

We’re filling up really fast so let us know if you want to come visit us this year to come fishing!

That’s our story!

Jonathan

Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter Sportfishing

www.tailhunter.comMexico Office:

Tailhunter Sportfishing
755 Paseo Obregon

La Paz, Baja Sur, Mexico

U.S. Mailing Address:

Tailhunter Sportfishing
P.O. Box 159
Hewitt TX. 76643Phones:
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 Jan. 8-14, 2023

STILL WINDY BUT SOME SURPRISE TUNA POP

UP!

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Jan. 8-14, 2023

MEXICAN MINUTE LA PAZ VIDEO REPORT

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

Our amigo and owner of famous Giggling Marlin Bar in Cabo, Gary Wagner (r) was hosting some friends at his place at Bahia Muertos Rancho Costa including former Golden State Warrior Clifford Ray had quite a day. They found a window between bouts of wind and got over to Cerralvo Island where they hit snapper, sierra and surprising yellowfin tuna.

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We had the usual windy rough conditions most of the week, but earlier in the week some windows of opportunity popped up and we got some friends out from Bahia Muertos.  They tell me there’s a ton of sardines out there and the waters are loaded with sierra.  They got out to the south end of Cerralvo Island and found some 50-pound grade yellowfin tuna on dead sardines.  Plus added in some pargo and sierra as well. Winds came up later in the week again and shut things down.

It’s been mostly sunny with temperatures in the high 70’s in the days and in the high 50’s at night.  The extended forecast is showing the winds will be down early in the week, but mid-week the winds will really ramp up and there’s a good chance the port captain will shut down boat traffic and close the port.

TAILHUNTER ROAD TOUR 2023 DOWN THE ROAD…

We’re just finishing up an amazing showing at the Wild Sheep Foundation Convention at the Reno Convention Center.  Thank you to everyone who came to visit us in our booth and welcome to our old and new Tailhunter amigos.  To many of you, thank you especially for your reservations!  We’re looking forward to having you visit us this year in La Paz!

Here’s our show schedule for the next few weeks!  Hope we’ll see you at one of our shows.  But, don’t wait.  We’re filling up really fast so get in touch with us so we can set you up for fishing with us in La Paz.

 

Our next show:

WESTERN HUNT & CONSERVATION SHOW

Feb. 2-5

Salt Lake City UT

Salt Palace Convention Center

 

That’s our story!

Jonathan & Jilly

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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Bahia Suenos Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Jan. 1-7, 2023

FEW FISHERMEN OUT DUE TO WINDS BUT

FISH ARE THERE!

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Bahia Suenos Fishing Report for Week of Jan.1-7, 2023

THE MEXICAN MINUTE LA PAZ VIDEO REPORT

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

Gama Santiago (on the right) and his amigo, Ivan, bundled up and had a surprisingly good day and a great mix of fish including amberjack, dorado, yellowtail and bonito. The fish were caught with a mix of live sardines and also using vertical jigging.

Miles Wagner with dad, Gary, owner of Rancho Costa in Bahia Muertos were out jumping all over the sierra. Gary says there’s lots of bait and the sierra are thick!

Nice yellowtail hamachi of Gama. He was using a yo-yo jig on the fish.

A mostly sunny week with nice temps between the mid-50’s and mid-60’s, but still not many folks on the water because of northern winds roughing up the waters.  We had to cancel several trips because of it.

However, here and there some folks got out and found some windows of opportunity to get out in between gusts.  Many of the folks we do get out are locals who have the opportunity to have flexible schedules to find the better days or else tourists who have wiggle-room in their vacation agendas to avoid the windier times.

Surprisingly, there’s still some dorado around which are usually gone by October or November.  That leads me to believe there’s still some warm water patches here and there.  However, most catches were colder water fish like small yellowtail and numerous sierra as well as bonito, jacks and cabrilla.

There’s lots of live sardines around although yo-yo jigs have also been productive if you can keep them out’ve the rocky bottoms.

THANK YOU DALLAS SAFARI CLUB!

We just finished up the huge Dallas Safari Club Convention with over 1000 other outfitters, guides and charter operations from around the world and thousands of visitors over 4 days!  It was incredible and thank you Dallas for all the hospitality and everyone who came to visit and chat about fishing with us in La Paz!  We got alot of bookings for this season so we’re looking forward to seeing ya’ll later this year.

Me and Jill in the booth

Fun fun visit from Brad and Cheryl Richards. Thanks for all the goodies!

Over 1000 exhibitors, vendors, outfitters, guides and lodges. This is just one of 6 halls packed with lots to see!

Drove all the way just for a short visit with us and always good to see Chris and Valerie Burgin.

Me and my long-time amiga, Angie Robles, the wife of my long time hermano, Ed Robles.

NEXT UP…RENO WILD SHEEP FOUNDATION SHOW!

From Texas now to snowy Reno, Nevada for the Wild Sheep Foundation Show.  It’s going to be at the Reno Convention Center Jan. 12-14.  Last year was our first invitation to the show and we did super and met so many old and new friends and booked a load of visits to see us in La Paz.  Come visit us!

Check out their promo video:

 

Here’s additional info:

https://www.wildsheepfoundation.org/convention

Hope to see you there!

That’s our story…

Jonathan and Jilly

Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter Sportfishing

www.tailhunter.comMexico Office:

Tailhunter Sportfishing
755 Paseo Obregon

La Paz, Baja Sur, Mexico

U.S. Mailing Address:

Tailhunter Sportfishing
P.O. Box 159
Hewitt TX. 76643Phones:
from USA : 626-638-3383
from Mexico: 044-612-14-17863
“Today Only Comes Once!” 

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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Dec. 21-31, 2022

U.S. WEATHER IMPACTS WEATHER SOUTH OF

THE BORDER

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Dec. 21-31, 2022

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO REPORT

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

 

Again, not much to report.  Most of the past few days were again blown out by strong winds.

As I often mention, winter time, fierce north winds blow down the Sea of Cortez making it not only rough and choppy but at times unsafe, especially if you’re headed north of town since the winds come out’ve the north and you need to go north to get out’ve La Paz Bay.

Alot of folks coming down are here to grab some sunshine and there’s no shortage of that, but then are surprised about the winds.  Folks seem to think that weather stops being bad at the U.S. border.

Not so!  If there’s storms in the north as there have been the last few weeks in the states, then it has a direct affect on weather in Baja and Mexico.  In fact, the storms have been quite severe over the holidays and it’s been reflective on the winds in La Paz.  They have been stronger and more severe than normal.

About the only folks out are locals and commercial fishermen who either need to work to feed their families or can pick-and-choose which dates are better to be on the water given windows of calmer conditions.  I’m hearing there have been catches of sierra, some yellowtail, a few dorado (must be some warm water around), plus reef fish like snapper, triggerfish, cabrilla and some pargo.

The current forecast for the week shows more winds and maybe two days that are borderline in terms of getting on the water.  The last few weeks, we’ve had to cancel any reservations that were made.  These days it’s about a 50-50 chance of getting canceled or blown out.  Hate to be a buzzkill, but would rather be honest about expectations.

TAILHUNTER SHOW SEASON STARTING

Jill and I will be starting our annual 3 month show season on the road.  We’ll be in our booth meeting and greeting and looking forward to seeing you and talking about having you visit us in La Paz in 2023.

Our first show will be at the Reno Convention Center in Reno, Nevada for the Wild Sheep Foundation Show.  Big big show with lots to see for hunting, fishin, camping, travel and more!

Check out this great video that will tell you all about this show:

We hope to see you there in the new year and in La Paz in 2023!

The next show after that will be Feb. 2-5 in Salt Lake City at the Salt Palace Convention Center downtown for the Western Hunt and Conservation Show!

Happy and Blessed New Year to everyone!

That’s my story!

Jonathan

Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter Sportfishing

www.tailhunter.comMexico Office:

Tailhunter Sportfishing
755 Paseo Obregon

La Paz, Baja Sur, Mexico

U.S. Mailing Address:

Tailhunter Sportfishing
P.O. Box 159
Hewitt TX. 76643Phones:
from USA : 626-638-3383
from Mexico: 044-612-14-17863

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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Bahia Muertos/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Dec. 13-20, 2022

WINDY AND QUIET

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Bahia Suenos Fishing Report for Week of Dec. 13-20, 2022

MEXICAN MINUTE LA PAZ VIDEO REPORT

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

Keaton Lesnik and his dad had just one day to squeeze in some fishing and happened to pick that ONE day that was nice enough to be out! Got themselves a couple of dorado that they had cooked up at our Tailhunter Restaurant.

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Not much to report.  About the only ones on the water this week seemed to be commercial guys who are working to catch fish to sell.  Or they were captains feeding their family or catching fish for the holidays or a few locals.  But, the thing with all of them is that they can pick-and-choose which days are better to be on the water.  Or, they know they can get out for just a few hours then come right back in with whatever they can catch if the winds kick up…and they often did.

For most, the winds were just too strong and the waters too rough this past week with just a few little windows of opportunity.  In fact, it was so windy the city of La Paz even cancelled the Christmas Boat Parade.  And that was INSIDE the harbor and bay!

But, there were some interesting catches.  Still seems to strangely be some dorado swimming around despite the weather and the fact that dorado season pretty much ended back in October.  Some nice 20-25 pound fish are still getting hooked, but most are the fun 10-pound-class fish.  As well, there are sierra, white bonito (good eating), jack crevalle, snapper and cabrilla reported this week. But, again, not many reports coming off the water since not many folks fishing and everyone getting ready for the holidays.

All is calm…all is bright on the La Paz Malecon

FROM OUR TAILHUNTER FAMILY TO YOURS…

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”
Just hoping your holidays and Christmas is filled with blessings and all things good.  You are all a gift to us with all the smiles you bring!
That’s our story!
Jonathan & Jilly
Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter Sportfishing

www.tailhunter.comMexico Office:

Tailhunter Sportfishing
755 Paseo Obregon

La Paz, Baja Sur, Mexico

U.S. Mailing Address:

Tailhunter Sportfishing
P.O. Box 159
Hewitt TX. 76643Phones:
from USA : 626-638-3383
from Mexico: 044-612-14-17863

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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Bahia Muertos/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Nov. 24-Dec. 2, 2022

QUIET TIMES IN TOWN

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muerto Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Nov. 24-Dec. 2, 2022

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO REPORT

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

Dave Wancyzk (middle) and two of his buddies are in town for work, but got away one day and found some nice dorado surprisingly.

More sierra like this one that Monty caught are showing up with more frequency now that the waters are getting colder.

Not much happening on the water.  Mostly folks in town for Thanksgiving holidays.  Had several folks interested in fishing this week, but winds changed their minds.   This coming week doesn’t look much better with most of the days gusting 15-20 mph.

We did get a couple of guys out for one day.  We had to juggle a bit to find a day that was least windy.  He had them fish with our Las Arenas fleet which is more protected and the fishing grounds are closer.  Surprisingly, so late in the season, but they got into some healthy legit dorado.  Warm water fish!  We figured dorado season kinda left us when things got cooler, but I guess there’s a few still hanging around.  Nice surprise.

Beyond that…it’s mostly cold water species.

Some of the locals and commercial guys are out catching snapper, cabrilla and sierra inshore.  Live bait is hard to get when the winds are blowing so mostly using frozen baits and lures.
Town is pretty quiet, but getting fuller for the holidays.  It’s kind of a real nice time to be around!
That’s my story!
Jonathan
 
Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter Sportfishing

www.tailhunter.com
Mexico Office:

Tailhunter Sportfishing
755 Paseo Obregon

La Paz, Baja Sur, Mexico

U.S. Mailing Address:

Tailhunter Sportfishing
P.O. Box 159
Hewitt TX. 766443Phones:
from USA : 626-638-3383
from Mexico: 044-612-14-17863

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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Oct. 30-Nov. 6, 2022

WINDS SHUT DOWN MANY DAYS- Just the

start!

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Bay for Week of Oct. 30-Nov. 6, 2022

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO REPORT

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST OF THE STORY…

Not the best time to be out on the water in a panga! (turn up the sound)

 

Brent Ritchie has a big smile for his early morning dorado hook-up.

Our own, Brian Reid from Hewitt, Texas hit a school or dorado right out in front of the city where the big tankers sit at anchor and had a limit in about 45 minutes.

Sal Pamiza, first-timer with us from S. Carolina is our good family amigo and gets a hand from Captain Pancho with one of his first-ever fish!

Tom Brewer was able to squeeze in 3 days of fishing over a week by picking out days when the winds were down and scored good fishing for several species during his days on the water.

 

I wish I could say there’s alot going on and alot to tell you about, but the straight-up honest report is that as I’m writing this report, the port has been closed now for two days shutting down all boat traffic because of the fierce winds.  It will probably be shut down tomorrow as well for the better part of the day.

These are the northern winds that start up about this time of year and will blow erratically now through April or May.  That’s why we say that November to April is our off-season and there’s honestly not many folks on the water except windsurfers and kite-boarders who love these crazy northern winds.

In the past 2 weeks, in fact, we’ve had 2-3 days each week where the winds blew us off the water or we had to cancel the few fishing trips we still had booked.   Most of our regulars understand that it’s pretty much the end of the season so we don’t have that many anglers anyway.

You can probably tell by the fact that I don’t have many fish photos to post!

Fortunately for the few we’ve had and could get out, we are still finding some dorado around with most fish in the 10-pound range but also many more cooler-water species as the ocean temperatures start to drop off.  That includes sierra, jacks, pompano, trevally, rainbow runners and even a few yellowtail.  But, I think we are about the end of the blue water/ warm water species for the season.

Thankfully, for the dorado, even when it’s been blustery outside and tough to go too far from shore, dorado have been close.  In La Paz Bay, in fact, there’s been a nice jag of schoolie-sized dorado right under the big tankers anchored in the bay.    I was able to get out one day this week and we caught a limit in about 45 minutes which was great as the winds came up later.

With the winds, it’s also getting more difficult to get live bait with waves crashing the shallow areas where the bait guys usually net the sardines.

2023 BOOKINGS FILLING UP FAST

We’re getting heavy bookings already for 2023 and some dates are already filled or filling pretty fast.  Don’t miss out on the upcoming season!  We don’t want to miss you either!  Here’s a sample package just for our fishing report readers for May and June next year:

Sample Special Package:  5 days/ 4 nights ocean-front hotel / 3 days panga fishing
  • Ocean-front rooms (2 per room)
  • Panga (2 per panga)
  • Skipper
  • Tackle
  • Ice
  • Fish cleaning
  • Breakfast, lunches, soft drinks and water on fishing days
  • All taxes
Does not include:  tips, alcohol, other meals, bait (from the baitman), licenses (available online: http://www.sportfishingbcs.gob.mx/), commercial fish packing (available from our store)
Rates:  Starting at $1399 per person x 2 (double occupancy)
  •             Deposits:  Min. $300 pre-payment per person non-refundable/ non-transferable
  •             Balance:  Due no later than 45 days prior to arrival
  •             Payments:  Cash or check / credit cards or payment apps 4% processing fee
Also available: / Scuba/ snorkeling/ whale sharks / more nights/ more fishing/ day trips / airport ground transfers
  • Based on availability and cannot be attached to any other specials or discounts
  • Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable
  • Applies to Hotel La Concha (beach outside of town) or Hotel Waterfront (at the marina)
  • Upgrades to rooms and options for other hotels are available
  • Package price is good only if made before the end of the year
  • Write me directly:  Tailhunterfishinglapaz@gmail.com

Waterfront Hotel at the Marina

La Concha Beach Resort

That’s my story!

Jonathan

Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter Sportfishing
www.tailhunter.com



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

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

Phones: 
from USA : 626-638-3383
from Mexico: 044-612-14-17863
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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Oct. 22-29, 2022

FISHERMEN DECREASE AS NORTHERN WINDS

INCREASE

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Oct. 22-29, 2022

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO REPORT

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

What a smile! Sue Cross from Santa Cruz has been waiting for awhile to come visit us again and she got right back into it with some fun on the dorado grounds and this nice bull! (Thanks again for the empanadas, Sue!)

Jim Bailey from San Diego on a first-time visit didn’t do so bad with the dorado at Bahia Muertos! Good day!

Good to have Adam Florence from Kansas back to visit us. He was out with Captain Pancho and hooked this sailfish on light tackle and a spinning reel outfit! Even moreso…they were able to release the fish which swam away strongly! Well done!

First day for Sal Pamiza from S. Carolina with our son-in-law from Hewitt TX, Brian Reid and a good start on the fishing week including a rare blue tiger dorado on the end of the table.

Brent Ritchie and Tom Brewer have some mahi meat on the table to have cleaned up for them!

Thanks, Chris Bedsaul for the awesome underwater dorado shot!

Captain Rogelio gives young Ryder Jensen a hand with his bull dorado to take a photo! Ryder had a couple of fun days with us.

Wayne Vanzandt and Mike Jennings rocked it for 3 days with the dorado producing some good quality fishing with Captain Victor.

Great new Tailhunter amigos, Julie Hansen with sons Marcus and Alex had fun with the mahi schools.

Nothing wrong tangling with some of our feisty bonito that will pull you outta your socks! Ryan Jensen with Captain Rogelio and another catch-and-release!

Some awesome sierra caught by Michelle Rahn and Sue Cross who had enough dorado from the first day and decided to fish for something else! Sierra are a sure sign that waters are cooling off. Delicious eating fish too!

Jim and Brenda Bovee with their favorite Captain Pancho.

The Haltons…Belle, Brian and Liz squeezed in one day of fishing and did well with dorado to take and have cooked up in town.

Mike with Captain Jorge and some good color on the deck!

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Straight up…fishing was pretty good…when we could go out.

About half the day this week were bumpy and rough and windy and probably would have been best to not fish, but folks still wanted to get out.  One day the wind forecasts were so strong, the La Paz port captain shut down all boat traffic preventing anyone from going out.

One day our boats pretty much got blown off the water after a brave effort to catch fish.  I think we had 8 pangas out that day.  They came back with 4 fish total for all those fishermen.  This is what it looked like at Bahia Muertos where we launch.

Normally, what it looks like:

This is what we got in the video below.  This is why all the windsurfers come to the area and love the coming months so much.  These winds will only get stronger as winter arrives.

It rarely happens, because normally during the season it’s so calm, but we actually had some folks get seasick this past week which is unfortunate.

But with growing frequency,  the winds will be increasing and why we consider November to April to be our off-season and why so few fishermen are out on the waters.  (It’s why all the windsurfers and kiteboarders descend on our area in the winter).  Plus, it’s getting cooler and our captains and I were actually wearing sweatshirts in the mornings.

However, on the days we did fish, the dorado are still biting nicely.  Decent 5-20 pound fish were the average with limits or near limits most days.  The fish are eating live baits, dead baits, chunked bonito strips and trolled feathers.   The fish can be found in numerous places and often, not that far off the beach or shoreline or as close as the rocks and cliffs.

We still have a few billfish also being hooked as well as plenty of bonito, some jack crevalle, snapper and cabrilla.  However, cooler water fish like sierra, pompano, trevally and rainbow runners are starting to show up in the counts with more frequency.  I even heard that some of the commercial pangeros hung some yellowtail off the south end of Cerralvo Island.

So, warm water fishing is transitioning to cooler water fishing and species and we’re pretty much seeing the last of our fishing groups for the year now that the season is changing, but also as the holidays approach.  More snowbirds coming to town looking for sunshine and not so much interested in being on the water.

BOOKINGS FOR 2023 – 30 years in La Paz!

Dates for 2023 filling faaaaast!

We are just coming off another banner year right now and we were booked up 3-6 months in advance.  We had to turn many folks away or many of you were not able to get your favorite captain or hotel.  We don’t want to miss you or have you disappointed.

Reservations are coming in daily and many folks left La Paz and went home and gave us dates for 2023 already.   Don’t wait!  Really!

We are NOT going to be able to do as many shows as we normally do.  With the price of gas, it’s impossible to drive for 3 months and go 10-15,000 miles of driving so we have to cut down on the shows.  So, don’t wait until show season to get in touch with us.

Write me directly:  Tailhunterfishinglapaz@gmail.com

We have more hotel options too plus condos and villas:

La Concha Beach Resort

Costa Baja Resort

Gaviotas Resort

 

Hotel Moro

Casa al Mar Hotel

Waterfront Marina Hotel

We’ll put together a customized trip for you.  The best times are May to October.

https://tailhunter.com/tailhunter-fish-chart/

Let’s get you set up and we’ll see you in 2023.

That’s my story!

Jonathan

Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter Sportfishing
www.tailhunter.com



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U.S. Mailing Address:  Tailhunter Sportfishing
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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Oct. 15-22, 2022

COOLER WINDIER ROUGHER – SEASON IS

CHANGING!

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Oct. 15-22, 2022

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO REPORT

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

That’s a good look! Kenji Yamada from Juneau, Alaska with another nice bull for the box. Mom, Jackie is on another fish. They own the Shelter Lodge operation up there in Juneau and always great to have them visit!

Ed Mitoma with a beautiful bull to match his shirt! Ed has been coming to visit us for years and only had two quick days to squeeze in a fishing vacation and hit this mahi his last day.

Oh man! Where have these tuna been? Leif Dover from Atlanta, GA and Kevin Todd who lives near Austin TX with Captain Gerardo and a trio of fat tuna plus a dorado and cabrilla on the cleaning deck.

Captain Victor poses with Doug Dickerson from Kentucky who brought his son down for two days of fishing and started out on the right track with a table of dorado.

As the waters cool off, we’re seeing more and more rainbow runners back in the count. These cousin to yellowtail are tasty eaters. Angela Ventura is all smiles.

Surprising to have roosterfish in the counts this time of year, but there are still some around. Richard Yamada, owner of Shelter Lodge up in Juneau, Alaska with a nice one off Punta Perrico that he caught and released.

Captain Jorge with two of our favorite folks from Henderson NV, Lois and Gary Tsunoda started 3 days of fishing with some dorado to put in the cooler.

First time, amigos from Utah, Colton Francis and his dad, Kent with Captain Jorge and one of several dorado on the day . Good to have them visit!

Adam Staible and Tony Riley with a colorful shot of dorado on the beach at Ensenada Muertos.

I neglected to post this last week, but Greg Saubolle from N. California has come to see us twice this year and was out with Captain Arcangel when he got this big dorado as well as a bunch of others and I also see a sizeable barred pargo on the cleaning board as well!

Just another good day on the water. Keith, Leif and Kevin with a good harvest of dorado and tuna.

Roy is pretty happy.

Ron Byrd with John and Nancy Quiring got on top of the tuna when they came up. Nice dorado and pargo too!

The right kind! Mike Jennings from Washington came back to see us on a last-minute trip and hit the dorado schools for 3 days including this nice bull mahi.

Cross a roosterfish off the bucket list for Joey Nawa. Caught and released!

Another sign of cooler waters. Eric has himself a little trevally!

One of the nicests and sweetest of our amigas, Jackie Yamada brought her crew from Shelter Lodge in Juneau AK for 3 days of fishing and gets a hand here from Captain Pancho on another bull mahi.

Two double fists of dorado for Dave and Candi Staigle on a first-time visit with us here in La Paz.

Captain Jorge with a thumbs-up for Brian and Chris from Atlanta who fished 6 days with us. Dorado, rainbow runner and a snapper on the cutting board.

Leif and Chris…another good day!

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It was another fairly good week of fishing, but there’s no doubt that the seasons are changing and our top-water warm-season fishing is tapering off.

Winds are getting stronger and breezier, especially from the north.  It’s getting choppier and waters are starting to cool off.   The result is a gradual change in the species of fish as more colder water fish start showing up.  There are some areas where it is starting to get too rough and we will not be able to fish those spots any longer.

Not co-incidentally, fewer fishermen as it not only gets cooler and rougher but we get closer to the holidays.  As we get fewer fishermen, we’ll start to see more snow-birds hit town who are just here to get some sunshine and not particularly here for fishing plus windsurfers from around the world as the winds increase.

That being said, the dorado are still biting with most fish in the 5-15 pound class and larger fish up to about 30 pounds.  Both our Tailhunter Las Arenas and our Tailhunter La Paz fleets are finding the schools which range in a wide area.  I would say there are more fish around La Paz and as close as the tankers anchored in the bay, however, the larger fish are found around Las Arenas and Cerralvo Island.

Oh yea! Wayne Vanzandt with Captain Jorge, did a “bait dump” on the way back into the beach at the end of the day and tossing all their live and dead bait into the water at the same time and the waters blew up with dorado including this big bull.

We did have a little jag or two of legit quality 25-40 pound tuna on-and-off.  Nothing to denote a full “tuna bite.”  However, a few fish showed up in the counts mostly from south of Bahia Suenos.

We still have some marlin and sailfish taking baits and lures plus inshore pargo, cabrilla, snapper, jack crevalle and lots of bonito some days.  However, the presence of sierra, rainbow runners, pompano and trevally are all indicative of cooler colder waters that have moved in corresponding to the changing seasons.

Bottom line…our official 2023 season is just about tapering off.  It’s been a helluva season!

That’s my story!

Jonathan

Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter Sportfishing

www.tailhunter.com

Mexico Office: Tailhunter International, 755 Paseo Obregon, La Paz, Baja Sur, MexicoPhones: 
from USA : 626-638-3383
from Mexico: 044-612-14-17863

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