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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Jan. 6-13, 2019

SOME OF THIS…SOME OF THAT!

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Jan. 6-13, 2019

Mexican Minute Video Report

Short Attention Span Week at a Glance

Weather – A bit chilly and cool this past week.  Mostly sunny skies in the mid-70s, but also some spotty rain showers here and there.  Depends where you were.

Fishing – Quite a variety of fish.  Hard to tell really when there’s not many folks fishing this time of year. However, the folks that did get out fishing did OK with some decent catches.

Type of Fish Caught This Week – small roosterfish, dorado, snapper, cabrilla, amberjack, bonito, needlefish, jack crevalle, small yellowtail.

Forecast – Actually some rain possibilities early in the week but hard to know where it will fall.  La Paz encompasses alot of area.  Rest of the week will be partially cloudy with highs in the mid-70’s down to the upper 50’s/ low 60’s.

The Big Picture and the Rest of the Story

Ken Ward from Alaska probably doesn’t get a chance to wear those great shorts very often, but he also doesn’t catch any dorado up there either like this nice one just outside of Bahia Muertos where he was staying at Rancho Costa. Actually, a nice sunset bite!

Fun on the trout rods right in Bahia Muertos on feisty baby roosterfish. Ken got this and released it.

Some beautiful patterns on these nice cabrilla that make great eating for Steve Greer visiting from Wyoming.

El Jefe himself, Gary Wagner, owner of Rancho Costa in Bahia Muertos near La Paz with a couple of tasty firecracker yellowtail.

While Ken has another rooster bending his mini-rod, Chuck Chandler poses with another roosterfish. All roosters were released.

Some good eating! Mic Ward poses with a cabrilla and small amberjack some of the best cold water fish this time of year.

Not a whole lot happening this past week to be honest.  It was a bit cold and chilly and not a lot of folks on the water as we hit that lull after the holidays.  It’s hard to get a true assessment of fishing if there’s not that many folks getting out, but then again, there aren’t that many visitors and vacationers in the city to begin with.

 

However, there were a few out on the water who found some fun inshore action, especially on lighter tackle.  Efforts produced a wide range of species that included a few dorado and even some small roosterfish that were all released.

 

Over the reefs and rocky areas, cabrilla and yellow snapper put the bend on the rods plus bonito, sierra, jack crevalle and some smaller firecracker yellowtail and smaller amberjack.  Enough to keep folks happy and some good action.

 

This coming week looks a little cloudy and there’s even a chance of some rain with wind getting stronger and gusts to 25 mph later in the week.  The temps looks like they’ll run from the mid-50’s to 70’s.

FINALLY!

Our 20-year-old Tailhunter website needed a re-model and facelift!

After more than a year of work, we’re excited to announce that our new and improved Tailhunter website is up and rolling!  We think it looks great.  It’s sleeker, faster and turbo-charged easier to use and more friendly for social media, cellphones and pads!

It still has a few little bumps here and there that need to be fine-tuned and we’re still adding more to it, but we’re ready to go!

Thanks to AQGraphics and Jaime Laureano for all his work and patience and spearheading all the months of effort.

Check it out!  We hope you like it!  Click the link:

TAILHUNTER’s NEW WEBSITE 2019

 

TAILHUNTER ROAD TOUR 2019

We just wrapped up an incredible week at the International Sportsmans Show in Denver, Colorado.  We had four fantastic days in our booth and it was great to see so many amigos who stopped by to say hi and meet many more new ones.  Thanks to everyone who booked trips for 2019 and there were ALOT of you.  We’re excited to have you come visit and we’re looking forward to seeing you in La Paz!

Now, we jump in our Tailhuntermobile and rumble back west through Wyoming, Utah, Nevada and back to California!

From Thursday to Sunday, we’ll be at the Cal Expo Fairgrounds in SACRAMENTO for the ISE Show which is the largest fishing and hunting show in Northern California.  I hear there are over 700 booths and vendors this year from everywhere from Africa to Canada and Alaska to South America!

It’s always a packed show and there’s something for everyone!  Jill and I will be in the booth looking for you and hope you can stop by!  Here’s more details about the show and also how to get

tickets:

CALFORNIA INTERNATIONAL SPORTSMANS EXPO SACRAMENTO CA

 

That’s my story!

 

Jonathan


Jonathan Roldan’s

Tailhunter International


Website: 

www.tailhunter-international.com

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

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

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

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

Tailhunter YouTube Video Channel:

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


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

 

 

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

ROUGH & WINDY BUT ANGLERS FIND FISH

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

Mexican Minute Video Fishing Report

Short Attention Span – Week at a Glance

Weather – Sunny to partially cloudy all week . Highs mid-70’s.  Lows down to a chilly high 40’s.  Had quite a bit of wind this past week.  One day the port captain shut down the port from all boat traffic in-or-out because of the rough waters.

Fishing – Not bad considering the weather and time of year.  It could be rough, but both warm and cold water species caught.

Fish Caught This Week:  Dorado, pargo, cabrilla, snapper, tuna, white bonito, Pacific bonito, jack crevalle.

The Big Picture and Rest of the Story…

Billy Wong from Colorado Springs was staying at Muertos Bay at the Rancho Costa Resort and earlier in the week found the tuna as well as dorado and bonito.

Nice mix of fish for Dave Perkins who had one day later in the week under cloudy skies and put dorado, cabrilla and two kinds of bonito in the ice chest.

 

Billy Wong with a chunky bonito that provided some good rod-bending all week.

It was a bit of a windy, cold and cloudy week for the Christmas holidays, especially as the week went on.  However, being off-season, there weren’t that many folks out anyway or wanting to fish, specifically because of the winds and rough seas.   There was even one day where it was so rough the La Paz port captain closed to port prohibiting all boat traffic in, our, or on the water.

 

For the sturdier folks that did go out and braved it, the fishing was about as erratic as the weather, but they found some fish.  And it was a nice mix.  Fortunately, it was all close to shore too which offered more protection.

 

There were a few nice yellowfin tuna hooked.  Surprisingly, also some scattered dorado as well.  A bit unusual to have warm water species like these hanging out this late in the year.   Add in some snapper, cabrilla and pargo fishing over the rocks and reefs plus nice numbers of bonito that are always good for action and it wasn’t too bad.

 

The coming week looks like about the same with some strong bouts of wind with partially cloudy skies and temps in the high-70’s and at night in the mid-to-high-60’s.

 

FISHING IN 2019

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We are coming off one of the best fishing seasons in the more than 24 years we started Tailhunter Sportfishing.  We’re a full-service outfitter and can customize your perfect fishing vacation.  We’ll set up lodging, airport transfers, fishing, SCUBA, kayaking, snorkeling, whale-watching and so many other activities.  Ask us about one of our packages.

Dates are filling up and reservations are coming in daily with so many folk wanting to get in on the fishing action and lots of regulars and repeat anglers!  Let us know what we can do so you don’t miss out!

 

 

 

Contact us:

Phone: 626-638-3383 (from the U.S.)

E-Mail:

Jonathan@tailhunter.com

Jilly@tailhunter.com

 

Happy New Year Everyone!

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 Dec. 9-16, 2018

NICER CONDITIONS PRODUCE FISH

La Paz- Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Dec. 9-16, 2018

 

THE MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO REPORT

SHORT ATTENTION SPAN WEEK AT A GLANCE

Weather – Pleasant week for the most part.  Low in the 60’s and highs in the high 70’s.  Mostly sunny.  Winds gave us a break earlier in the week but got stronger (and colder) as the week went on.

Water – Choppier and rougher later in the week

Fishing – More blue water species early in the week when the winds were down and it was calmer.  More inshore and rock fish as weather got rougher and we had to fish closer in.

Species Caught This Week:  dorado, tuna, cabrilla, seabass, bonito, snapper, jack crevalle

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

Gary Wagner, owner of Rancho Costa there at Muertos, hooked 4 dorado and got 2 to the boat. He had a wahoo come off and he had a tuna on for over an hour before it came unbuttoned. Looks cold!

Laura Hernandez from San Diego got out a few days earlier in the week and got into the dorado. Later, as conditions changed, some huge sierra.

Not too bad a week, for the weather.  It was just cold (by our La Paz standards!).  Tourists were still running around in shorts while locals donned long pants and jackets!  Likewise, earlier in the week, winds laid down long enough to get boats out and fortunately for our type of fishing, no one really had to go out very far.

 

There’s still some schools of dorado around with some nicer 15-20 pounders mixed in.  Very surprising given the time of year.  Along with the dorado, some tuna were also hooked and a wahoo did bite one of the lines but came unbuttoned which is an encouraging sign (that it bit, not that it came off!).   Plus, add in the usual bonito and way too many needlefish.  All-in-all, not too bad.

 

As the week went on, winds came up again and the waters changed resulting in more restricted fishing with colder-water species like sierra, jack crevalle, cabrilla and snapper biting. Hard to know when not that many folks are fishing.  Most of the visitors to town are snowbirds just looking for sunshine and an escape from even colder places.  Locals are all getting ready for Christmas.

WHALES ON THE WAY!

Our annual whale-watching season is almost upon us.  Migrating yearly from the Bering Sea by Alaska, the whales are on their way to Baja to mate, give birth and hang out in the warm lagoons of the Pacific.  We have daily and overnight trips booking fast.  Contact us for more details for a great family trip!

SPREADING THE CHEER

Many of you know that my wife, Jilly, has had a program for five years whereby Tailhunter Outreach program collects clothes, toys, sporting goods, school supplies, medical supplies and more for needy folks and communities in and around La Paz. It was originally started after Hurricane Odile crashed into us in 2014, but the program just kept growing.   To date, our Tailhunter amigos and brought down over 3 tons of good that we distribute throughout the year!  Jill also has a scholarship program to keep kids in school as well.

Everyone’s favorite guy…Jorge Romero

 

This past week our own, Jorge and Sandra Romero donated almost 200 pounds of toys to the kids of Los

Planes (near Muertos Bay where many of our captains and their families live).  With the assistance of Gary Wagner and his crew at Rancho Costa, all these kids got something for Christmas!  Thanks, Jorge and Sandra!

Lining up the gifts

Lots of kids!

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

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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Nov. 11-25, 2018

FISHING OK BUT NOT MANY FISHING

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Nov. 11-25, 2018

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO REPORT

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

Town is kinda quiet these days. Nice time to be down here to enjoy some sunshine! You have the beaches to yourself!

When you can only squeeze in one day to fish in between bouts of wind and you make a great day out’ve it…Elijah Rush from El Cajon, CA got a handful of dorado, a tuna and some pargo (not pictured) for the ice chest!

Typical catch right now. Some snapper. Some pargo. Maybe some dorado.

As far as conditions, it wasn’t as bad as it has been when it’s been windy and rough with port closures.  Actually, it was pretty nice overall.  Sun’s out and a nice time to be in town with day time temps  like a postcard in the high-70’s to low-80’s and night time temps in the high-60’s.   Breezes kicking up to about 15 mph, but mostly later.

 

You can see why lots of snowbirds are “escaping” into town right now and we’re getting inquiries from Minnesota, Canada, Montana and North Dakota!  No matter how “bad” our weather is, the only snow you’ll find is in a margarita glass.

 

But, by the same token, not many folks fishing.  Almost no-one as a matter of fact.  The folks coming to town are looking for sunshine and putting their toes in the sand.

 

The waters are still rougher than normal.  In fact, last week several days the port was closed to all boat traffic coming or going.  So, even if it’s calm in the bay, it can be crazy outside.  Even, inside the bay it can be churning.

 

Two weeks ago, an independent dive boat overloaded with more than 2 dozen divers ignored the closures and went out.  It got swamped and sank!  Fortunately, everyone was picked up from what we heard.

 

However, we did get a few folks out.  On the days it was really windy, we couldn’t go.

 

If it was moderately windy we were still able to fish inshore for some cabrilla, snapper, bonito and jacks.  Weather permitting, if we could get just a little outside, there’s some dorado and tuna still hanging out.

 

Live bait has been an issue because of the rougher weather pounding the shallow bait areas so we’re using mostly dead bait or lures lately.

WHALE WATCHING SEASON COMING UP

 

Don’t forget our annual Whale Watching Season at Bahia Magdalena runs from January to March.  Contact us for more info about a great family event and the opportunity to see these magnificent animals up close like you’ve never imagined!

 

That’s my story!

Jonathan


Jonathan Roldan’s

Tailhunter International


Website: 

www.tailhunter-international.com

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

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

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

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

Tailhunter YouTube Video Channel:

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


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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Oct. 28-Nov. 4, 2018

FISH GET PICKY AS SEASON TRANSITIONS

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Oct. 27-Nov. 4, 2018

Mexican Minute Video Report

Short Attention Span Week at a Glance

Weather – Beautiful sunny days, but winds are definitely up.  Erratically so.  Sometimes in the morning.  Sometimes in the afternoon.  Comes from different directions and sometimes several changes during the same day.  So, it can be bumpy and rough some days…some places…but not others.  Otherwise, it’s a really pretty time to be in town.  Snowbirds starting to filter back to the city.  Daytime temps low to mid-80’s.

Water – Winds are causing water temps to drop.  Also, less blue water and water getting turned over now.  The agitated water is also making it harder to get bait…very important in fishing production.

Fishing – Up and down.  So many variables now.  More wind.  Cooler waters.  More difficult to find bait. Big moon.  By themselves not a big deal, but combined fishing very much affected. Fish are moving around. Different species biting.  Still some tuna and dorado around.  Still some of those big pargo.  More cooler water fish inshore.  Had a good wahoo week.  Also, surprisingly strong for big roosterfish this past week.

Outlook – As the wind continue, things will continue to change towards the cooler, rougher water.  We’re not fishing much out’ve La Paz anymore with more focus fishing from Muertos/ Las Arenas where it’s a little more protected.

The Big Picture and the Rest of the Story…

Sorry we couldn’t get Marcus his marlin although he tried really hard at it, but he finally got his roosterfish as he and Captain Victor struggle to get a photo and get the big fish released. Punta Perico in the near background.

Captain Pancho with our fun Montana friends who had a super day. Darrel Zauner and daughter, Marni got two wahoo and a tuna and had a big dog-tooth on the line too!

Smiles from George Shaw who finally hit the fish on their 3rd day.

Fat tuna in the hands of Darcie…her first tuna and she rocked it like a boss.

Good week for wahoo. Came up from the East Cape to find the skinnies.

Hi Renee! Fun week with Renee and her husband who hung in there during a scratchy week and finally got into the fish.

Johnny from Rancho Costa got himself a wahoo for dinner too!

Captain Victor watched Marcus hoist his catch from Bahia Muertos.

We had an up-and-down week here.  We had some of the prettiest postcard days, but also some days when the sun was out but the winter winds were blowing making it tough to fish.  Oh, and a full moon as well!

 

I will officially now say we have passed from the warm water season into the cooler off-season.  Winds are starting to blow erratically now.  Some from the north, some from the south.  It changes from day-to-day and can even change several times during the same day.

 

The result is that the waters have cooled or are getting mucked up.  Bait is getting increasingly harder to find and the bait guys either can’t find it or you have to wait until they get enough to sell.  Folks get impatient, but what you gonna do?  Go fish without bait?  That’s the way it is this time of year.

 

We pretty much aren’t doing much fishing with our La Paz fleet the last week-and-a-half or so. The outside waters are just too unpredictable; fish are scattering now; and bait has become an issue.

 

So, most of our fishing is with our Tailhunter Las Arenas Fleet.

 

On the days when we could get bait, there’s still some stray  10-25 pound tuna hanging out. A few dorado here and there.  Still some of those nice big pargo liso and big dog-snapper in the rocks, although we didn’t get any to the boat this week and lost all of them in the rocks on busted lines.

 

However, wahoo are still around.  Dark Rapalas are still the best option to get them.  We got some 20-40 pounders hooked up this week.  Also, I was really surprised that we got so many and so many LARGE roosterfish as well.  Really not a very prominent time for roosterfish, but I guess they’re still there.  Pretty much any of our anglers this week who wanted to get one hooked up at least one and all of them were respectable legit fish.

That’s my story!

Jonathan


Jonathan Roldan’s

Tailhunter International


Website: 

www.tailhunter-international.com

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

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

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

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

Tailhunter YouTube Video Channel:

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


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

 

 

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

FISH & WEATHER MAKE US WORK HARDER

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

Mexican Minute Video Fishing Report

Short Attention Span Week-At-A-Glance

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

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

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

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

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

 

The Big Picture and the Rest of the Story…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

ON a PERSONAL NOTE…

 

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

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

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

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

The circle of life keeps rolling!

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

That’s our story!

 

Jonathan


Jonathan Roldan’s

Tailhunter International


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

HIGHS AND LOWS – SEASONS CHANGING!

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

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO FISHING REPORT

SHORT ATTENTION SPAN WEEK AT A GLANCE

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

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

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

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

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

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST OF THE STORY…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

THANK YOU ALL FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE!

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

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

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

Every bit helped more than you know!  Gracias!

That’s our story!

 

Jonathan


Jonathan Roldan’s

Tailhunter International


Website: 

www.tailhunter-international.com

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

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

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

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

Tailhunter YouTube Video Channel:

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


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