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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Bahia Muertos/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Jan. 3-10, 2022

COOL TEMPS AND WIND BUT FISH ARE AROUND

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Bahia Muertos/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Aug. 3-10, 202

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO REPORT

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY

Yohan and Jessica found that one day of calm and also found some legit-sized dorado out’ve Bahia Muertos.

Tough week to try to fish in La Paz. Most days winds blew 10-20 mph plus some rain. We try to schedule folks when it looks least inclement for fishing, but it’s often hit-or-miss. La Paz has so many different micro-climates, and weather forecasting is hardly an exact science, especially in our area. It can look calm in La Paz Bay, but just outside the bay it could look like the cold crazy North Atlantic. Or, at Las Arenas Point it could look fishable from afar, but when you get there, the current and winds are so strong that only wind-surfers are out there.

Or, in the morning, you push some folks out in a boat, but two hours later after they’ve found live bait, the weather changes. Even finding live bait is an issue. If it has been rough, it’s hard to find bait in the shallows. Or, since there aren’t many fishermen out, it’s a 50-50 chance that the bait guys don’t go out to catch any bait so we might send out a boat, but find out the bait guys didn’t work that night or morning.

There’s some dorado still holding here and there which is strange since they are warm-water fish and some rumors of wahoo, but mostly if folks are out fishing, it’s a catch of sierra, cabrilla, snapper and pargo mixed with bonito or jacks. Fun inshore fish.

WORLD RECORD PARGO!

We did get some good news. We got our latest new IGFA World Record. Doctor Gamaliel Morales caught a 46 pound mullet snapper (pargo liso) last May at the southern end of Cerralvo Island. It beat the standing all-tackle record by a single pound. Dr. Morales saw bait breaking on the surface at the island and thought marlin might be chasing up the bait so he pinned on a caballito and got hit in about 60’ of water by the big pargo. He got it over to our Tailhunter Restaurant where we have an IGFA certified scale and we got it weighed.

It beat the former record of 45 pounds also caught at Cerralvo Island!

Congratulations to Dr. Morales who has been waiting since May to hear! 

Interestingly, we caught an even larger pargo maybe 5-10 pounds larger just a few days earlier, but the fisherman cut it up before we could tell him to get it to the scale.

You just never know what will bite if you have a line in the water and the waters around La Paz have produced a number of world records!

WHALE WATCHING SEASON STARTING UP!

It’s coming up on whale watching season.  The annual migration has started as the whales come down from the Bering Sea and spend several months in the warm Baja waters along the Pacific Coast mating, and birthing.  Best time to get close to these magnificent animals is mid-February to March.  It’s an incredible experience.  Check it out and get in touch with us for an event of a lifetime!

TAILHUNTER IN RENO THIS WEEK – THURSDAY to SATURDAY

On 2020, our hunting/ fishing exhibition tour got cut short by Covid.  In 2021, all our shows were cancelled.  However, we’re back on the road again and headed from Texas to Reno as you read this!

Three months on the road! It’s been awhile!

We have 8-10 shows on the calendar this year so hopefully, we’re coming to a city near you!

This week we will be at the Reno Convention Center  at the WILD SHEEP FOUNDATION SHOW from Thursday to Sunday!  It’s a huge show with tons of exhibitors and it would be great to see you to chat about visiting us in La Paz this year.  Here’s a 60-second video of the 2020 show.  Keep in mind this was just before Covid hit in 2020.  Pretty exciting stuff to see.

Jill and I will be in the booth every day and we’re looking forward to seeing you!
Just a head’s up!  Lots of dates are already filling up and many of your favorite captains are getting booked and hotels filled.  Don’t wait until the shows to get in touch with us.  We don’t want you to miss out on the great fishing this year!
Coming up:  The International Sportsman’s Expo at the California State Fairgrounds Jan. 2023!
That’s our story!
Jonathan and Jilly
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
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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Nov. 26-Dec. 5, 2021

SIERRA OTHER SPECIES PROVIDE ACTION

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Bahia Suenos Fishing Report for Week of Nov. 26-Dec. 5, 2021

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO REPORT

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

First-timers to visit us, Jackie and Jose Gochoco from Arizona got in 3 days of fishing and got quite a variety of fish like these from their first day with lots of sierra, snapper, bonito, a palometa and pargo.

Frequent Tailhunter flyer…I think this is his 3rd visit this year…Marcus Yoo visited us via Nicaragua and Costa Rica before spending 2 days fishing and nailed at least a dozen sierra each day as well as other species.

From Chicago, good amigo, Bob Sayre, who went out to kill a couple of hours fishing just inside the bay and found dorado under the cruise ships parked just off the Malecon! You can see the bow of one of the big ships in the upper right corner.

Alaska first-time visitors from Wrangell, Caroline and Travis Bangs with daughter with 3 year-old, Remi, had one so-so day when the winds blew, but followed it up with a nice day with Captain Jorge and a rack of sierra plus a nice bull dorado that they donated all of the fish.

Given the strong winds that normally go along with this time of year, we had some overall very mild conditions this past week. It was still breezy but with temperatures in the sunny 80’s it was good enough to accommodate the few folks that wanted to go fishing. Not too many folks fishing between November and April because of the weather so it was nice to have a bit of a reprieve around Thanksgiving.

There were still a few days there where the winds were blowing pretty rough which not only made for tough fishing, but also made it difficult to get bait. It’s a big issue when the winds blow.

However, for the few folks we had out, there was some surprisingly decent fishing. If the fish weren’t big, at least they were lively and fun. Lots of big sierra were hooked, but also a nice variety of big bonito; snapper, cabrilla, pargo, jack crevalle and even a few amberjack. Nothing huge, but fun inshore fishing and lots of good eating fish as well. We even had a few dorado here and there which is indicative of some patches of warmer water still lingering.

Jorge has big smiles…dorado under the cruise ships!

Dorado fillets to take to Tailhunter Restaurant for cooking up!

In fact, although it could be very  windy outside of La Paz Bay, some schools of dorado were found just off the city beaches under the big cruise ships and tankers that anchor-up within site of the Malecon. The big ships attract bait and obviously, the dorado which produced some fun 10-15 pound fish. A good alternative for a short day of fishing or trying to fish outside in the big waves.

Looking like the winds could be coming back fairly strong at the end of this week.   We’ll keep you posted!

 

That’s our 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 Nov. 11-17, 2021

BETTER THAN EXPECTED

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Nov. 11-17, 2021

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO REPORT

The BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

Randy Shue brought his group from Montclair for two days of fishing and did pretty well on a variety of fish but surprisingly well on the dorado this late in the season.

Go figure. I guess there’s still some billfish around. Haven’t seen any in a few weekd, but Christian Espinoza was with Captain Pancho and hooked this striper.

It’s been more than a decade since John Jordan fished with us (left) but had a terrific day with the dorado and pal Milo Crowley.

…and yes a wahoo the same day for Christian! A fat one!  One of the rare ones this year.

Nick Jordan on his first time on the ocean and first time in La Paz came down with our long-time amigo…and his dad…Richard and got into some nice dorado!

And a dorado too! Almost as colorful as his shorts.

Dorado up-close-and-personal. A bunch of it ended up on the table at our Tailhunter Sea Level Restaurant for dinner.

More dorado and this time some great – eating cabrilla (seabass)

Contrary to what I’ve been saying the last week or two, maybe the warm-water season isn’t quite over yet! The strong cold northern winds that had started to plague us for several weeks making for rough waters and difficult fishing, gave us a reprieve for a few days and made for some decent fishing and catching!

It was still a bit breezy, but while fishing wasn’t spectacular, it was a whole lot better than we expected or what I had predicted. Surprisingly good numbers of 10-15 pound dorado were willing to bite and apparently have not yet left the area. Live bait was the best bet and having the weather calm-down allowed the bait guys to get sardines. Most boats got 2-5 dorado each with other fish lost.

Additionally, there were even a few marlin, wahoo and the occasional tuna around. These are all fish I would have told you two weeks ago, have left the area. Especially tuna which never really even showed up this year.

In addition to the aforementioned species, the inshore areas continued to be productive for snapper, pargo, cabrilla, triggerfish, several species of bonito and jack crevalle as well as amberjack and palometas. It made for some good action. Overall, just a nice week to have been on the water.  Some boats did better than others, but usually it could change the next day depending on conditions.

WHALESHARK SEASON FINALLY OPENED

 

After almost 6 weeks of waiting, authorities finally opened up the whaleshark season.  Normally, the season run October 1 thought the end of April, but Covid restrictions curtailed the season the last 2 years.  The gentle animals have been there in the shallow waters of the bay.  It’s just that it was prohibited to swim with them.

As it is, captains of watercraft taking folks out to the animals, must have special permits and attend special classes in order to obtain those permits.  Guide services and captains have been chomping at the bit to get folks in the water.  Understandably, it’s a popular activity and folks come from all over the world to have the opportunity to participate.

This past week, there were anywhere from 5 to over a dozen of these “baby” whalesharks up to about 15′ long.  The problem, at times is that too many folks want to get in the water with too few animals.  Only 5 persons are allowed in the water per whaleshark so as not to intrude too much on the animals while they feed on plankton.

Therefore, swimmers often have to wait for time slots in order to get in the water which sometimes can take several hours.  Plus, there’s no tellng how many animals will be present on any given day or how long they will stay around or show up.  So, there’s no guarantees.

Still, it’s quite an experience to get in the water with these gentle babies.  Their parents can grow to over 50′ long!  Hopefully the season wil remain open as usual.

 

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
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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Nov. 3-10, 2021

MORE WINDS and FEWER ANGLERS

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Nov. 3-7, 2021

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The Big Picture and the Rest of the Story…

When you only have one day to fish and you do pretty well…John Fergione with dad (John) and son (John)! Doardo and others posing on the beach at Muertos!

Great shot of first-timer Hysby Rodriguez from Glendale CA with a smiling Captain Arcangel and another of her dorado for the fish box.

 

Taky and Marlene Kikuchi had a few nice days on the water before the winds came up.

Not much to crow about lately. Things can be summed up pretty easily.

Winds are up. Waves are bigger. Air temps cooling. Fishermen are down and snowbirds increasing.

That’s kind of it in a nutshell. Not many folks fishing or even on the water this past week as winter winds grow stronger from the north and cool things down. It’s still nice to be out on the beach or hang at the pool with lots of sunshine, exactly what the snowbirds are here for. The thermometer is pretty long with daytime temps in the mid to high 80’s and night time temps drop to a cool (for us) 63 degrees. However, other than that, it hasn’t been a great time to be fishing.

There are still some nice days to be out.  You just have to pick your spots.

The few fishermen we’ve had out found the catch to be erratic at best. Some boats dinked around for a scratch of dorado or rockfish at best. Others hit a few spots and did better with a variety of mostly inshore species like pargo, pompano, palometa, sierra, cabrilla and roosterfish. If lucky, maybe even few holdover dorado. It’s quite a mixed bag as we transition to cooler-water fishing.

Alot, of course, depends on the live bait situation. If the winds are waves are big, then it’s hard for the bait guys to get into the shallows to get live bait. Also, with the diminished number of anglers, economically, it makes no sense for the bait guys to go out at night or the mornings when they know there won’t be any or many fishermen to buy bait come sun up.

LATE BREAK NEWS…

Just as I was posting this up, some tuna have shown up of Punta Perrico.  Not many, but a small jag of them!

BUSY TOWN FOR BAJA 1000

After a hiatus, the Baja 1000 is back and will concluded in La Paz this year.  The dates are Nov. 15-20th and town is already filling up with teams and cars.  Honest.  If you didn’t get a hotel rooms months ago, you could easily be sleeping on the beach or in your rental car!

The internationally famous race starts up in Ensenada cars will roll through some of the most challenging terrain on the planet.  Hopefully, in one piece in La Paz.  Lots of cars don’t make it!  Just finishing is a challenge.

Folks will line the dirt course throughout La Paz and town will be full with lots of parties and roaring cars.  Good to have them back!

That’s our story!

Jonathan

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/ Bahia Suenos Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Oct. 9-16, 2021

DORADO CHEW AS WEATHER CHANGES

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Oct. 9-16, 2021

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO REPORT

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

Triple catch. Daryl Martz with sons Allan and Dale show off some of their dorado caught with our Tailhunter La Paz Fleet.

 

One of the larger dorado models of the week! Good amigo, Dave Lindell, got this one out’ve Bahia Muertos. Dave lives in Pendleton, OR.

Julie and daugther, Kendall Millspaugh from Washington have been fishing with us for years and did pretty well on the dorado and pargo waiting on the fillet table!

His 2nd trip with us this year, fun amigo, John Washington from Carson City NV with captain Gerardo with dorado, palometa and pargo waiting for the ice chest.

Over the years, we’ve watched young Tanner Millspaugh grow up and now he’s ready to hit high school! Nice bull, Tanner!

Never a dull moment when Wiley Randolph is visiting us. He was fishing with Chito when he got this dorado.

Mike Hanson got one of the larger roosters of the week just off Punta Perrico. The fish was released.

Barry Matlack just had time to squeeze in one day of fishing and it paid off with a nice day of dorado including this legit bull mahi.

It takes two! Debbie and Steve Millspaugh have some nice dorado to show off and take home to Washington.

Unfortunately, because of the weather, Jacob and dad, Jeffrey Cooper only got in one good day of fishing, but had some good action with dorado, pargo and snapper. Jacob just returned from his mission and it was their first time visiting us. Only with the weather had cooperated more.

Allan Martz doesn’t see many fish where he lives in Boston!

A good day for Tanner and Travis Millspaugh. On the beach at Muertos Bay. Good to have the family back again. Always great to see them.

Ceci has way too much fun. One day fishing produced dorado and a marlin with Captain Alfredo.

Daryl Martz finally got his roosterfish for a quick photo and release.

Good to have these guys back to see us after a bit of absence! Jim Adair and Brad Baker had a good day on the dorado schools.

MIke and Kirsten Hanson from Oregon with Captain Gerardo got quite a bit of variety including dorado, palometa, sierra, cabrilla and pargo!

Another one for Tanner headed into the fish box!

Most of the week, it was pretty good fishing.

But, you can really tell things are changing sooner than normal. Air temps are cooler. There are more and stronger winds, especially from the north. The water is rougher and colder. The fishing and the fish are changing.

There are still warm water species. In fact, it was a pretty solid week of dorado fishing for both our Tailhunter Las Arenas Fleet and our Tailhunter La Paz Fleet although the better dorado fishing was with our La Paz fleet. Fish between 5 and 20 pounds were the norm and limits were not unusual. Fish could be found in a wide variety of areas and you could have a slow bite all day and then hit the spot and fill the fish box in one stop. Or, you might get single and double fish all day through the end of the day.

Billfish like marlin and sailfish are still around, but it was a slower week on these two species. After an incredible year with more billfish than I have ever seen, perhaps this is the last hurrah for sailfish and marlin.

The biggest indicator of change are, of course, the fish. More cooler water fish are showing up in the counts. Sierra, amberjack, yellowtail, pargo liso are usually fish we see in December or early spring. However, it seems every week we’re getting more of these types of fish.

It’s hard to put a finger on the fishing picture looking back this week. Three of the days were a write off.

Tropical Storm Pamela came up and dropped alot of rain on us. So, one day we had to cut the fishing short as it started getting too rough. The next day, we had to cancel all trips. The port captain shut down the port for safety reasons with 7-9’ swells and breaking waves slamming outside. After the storm, the weather remained erratic and winds continued to tear up the water. Bait became difficult to find. We had some of the worst fishing days of the year, where we had boats out, but it probably would have been best to just stay off the water. Just being honest.

The coming week shows no weather disturbances…so far. But we’ll keep an eye. Nevertheless, there’s no doubt that things are changing and getting cooler.

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

“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 Sept. 16-23, 2021

FULL MOON DORADO AND OTHERS

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Sept. 16-23, 2021

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO REPORT

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

Sherry Cady made me promise she’d make the fishing report this week with this beautiful big roosterfish she battled with Captain Pancho. So, here you go, Sherry! Nicely done and nice release too! Sherry is from Denver.

Big smiles and a big bull. Greg Saubolle has another one for the box.

Clair Olson and Mich Nekota have themselves a nice rack of dorado after a day of fishing on the beach at Bahia Muertos.

Might be one of my favorite photos of the year. John Sessums was on his first trip down with us and got his first roosterfish…finally! He was pretty happy! His biggest fish to that point. The rooster was released. Punta Perrico in the background.

Gary Okizaki from Cypress CA said “Dorado fishing this year was like the old days!” Great colors on this bull just outside of La Paz Bay.

From San Francisco, our amigo Paul Nagata, visits us each year and gets big fish and takes great photos. He did it again this year with an incredibly colorful bull mahi and an assist from Captain Pancho.

After visiting us for so many years, Tim Nishimura finally got a marlin plus a boatload of other species including dorado, pargo and snapper all on light tackle.

These two amigos had themselves a fun few days fishing with us the first time. Nate Odell gives his amigo, John Sessums a hand with his first marlin. It could not be released and meat was donated.

Now THIS is how to fish…a bottle of Don Julio in hand and an ice chest of great eating triggerfish, pargo, snapper and cabrilla ready to fillet!

Captain Joel gets a solo photo with a fish he gaffed for Gary and Danny Okazaki. They got 2 days of nice dorado limits.

Claire Olson and Greg Saubolle from the Bay Areas got more fish to add to the freezer wth 6 dorado and a couple of fat triggerfish they brought to our Tailhunter Restaurant for dinner.

Another of our fun Colorado friends, Ron Cady likes to bring his flyrod out and got into a couple of of fun dorado just outside of Bahia Muertos. He had a sailfish on the flyrod as well that straightened the hook!

Easy to get excited when a couple of tuna get hooked, but so far, except for a few stray individual fish, the tuna bite has just not happened this year although the guys got two chunky football YFT’s here.

Captain Armando has a knack for the billfish this year. In addition to two dorado, Bing Presnell also got this marlin. It could not be released and meat was donated.

Pretty water. Pretty fish. That’s what it’s like fishing for roosterfish this time of year. Ron poses with a big boy before letting it go. Looks like a lake.

First time new amigos from Washington, Terri Marshall and Tim Doyle have quite the variety on the cleaning table of dorado, pargo, snapper ,triggerfish and cabrilla.

One of our yearly amigos who has been visiting us for years, Danny Okazaki with one of his roosterfish caught right up against the rocks for the photo and release.

Captain Adolfo poses with Joe Brown’s marlin plus a big barred pargo and a double dorado. The meat was donated.

Steve never stops smiling. From Seattle, he’s visited us 3 times this year already and fishes for 6 days with his favorite Captain Jorge. He always chases the bigger and unusual fish, but this particular day he got a sole dorado and tries to hide it from the camera.

Here’s trouble…Andrew Harrison, Jon Eide and Captain Gerardo are a fun trio. Check it out…marlin, tuna, dorado, snapper, pargo, cabrilla and triggerfish. What a day!

 

Usually, after a big storm like Hurricane Olaf that hit us last week, it takes a week-or-so for the waters to get back in shape for fishing. Hurricane Olaf surprisingly turned into a Category 2 storm with up to 15 inches of rain in 20 hours and gusts of wind up to 150 mph.

That kind of storm churns the waters.  There’s lots of mud and debris runoff into the ocean.  Big current bring in dirtier and cooler water.   There can be alot of stuff floating in the ocean and frankly the fish get lockjaw and we really have to work hard to find the bite.
However, surprisingly, the waters and fishing bounced back faster than expected.  Not as good as before the hurricane, but the thankfully did come back so that at least anglers got into some action and everyone had fish to put in the boats and/or bring home.
Each day post Olaf, it seems to get a little better.
Dorado, especially for our Tailhunter La Paz fleet are 90% of the catch with most fish about 10 pounds, but if you find the right spot, fish up to 20 or even 30 pounds are not uncommon.  Quite a few fish are getting lost, but that’s part of the fun.
The dorado are not quite up-to-speed for our Tailhunter Las Arenas Fleet.  One day, the dorado are there.  Next day not so much.  It’s up-and-down . Or, one boat finds a few dorado and others scratch to find even one dorado.
However, for both of our fleets, thankfully, there are other species willing to bite.
Healty-sized cabrilla, jack crevalle and some toad bonito provide lots of action as well as pargo, snapper and even some sierra, pompano, palometas and amberjack.  Very unusual to catch sierra and amberjack this time of year as those are cooler water fish and we don’t see them until November or December.   It leads me to believe that maybe waters are getting cooler.
Surprisingly, we still have roosterfish around which is quite late in the season.  On light tackle, you can have fun all day along the beaches and rocky areas with 2-10 pound fish.  However, some of the legit 30-50 pound fish are still cruising as well.
Additionally, marlin and sailfish are still getting hooked in numbers I have not seen in decades.  It’s been like that all year.  Most are getting released, but there’s sailfish, striped and blue marlin still biting and most are getting hooked on light tackle.
We did get a few tuna this week.  Just a little jag of 30-pound fish that got everyone excited.  We also got a wahoo.  But, overall, there’s been a dearth of both species this season.  Maybe, they’ll kick in soon.

 

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
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 Sept. 1-7, 2021

POST NORA THE FISH TAKE A FEW DAYS TO WAKE UP

AGAIN! (but they finally do!)

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Bahia Muertos/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for week of Sept. 1-7, 2021

 

 

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO REPORT

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

Nice haul of fish! Captain Armando put Mitch and Ron on a nice jag of dorado and big bonito at Bahia Muertos.

Great shot and nice dorado for our first-timer, Leon Miguel from Woodland WA. The dorado bite finally kicked in this week.

Jeremiah and Tiffany Page have a good start to their fishing week with a variety of fish including dorado, pargo, cabrilla, palometa, and snapper.

Mitch Gayman from Lake Elsinore CA with Captain Armando pose with a big sailfish Mitch hooked on a live bait and light tackle. Sailfish and marlin hook-ups increased this week! Mitch released the fish!

Some nice Las Arenas dorado for the fish box for Aiden Florence visiting with his dad for the first time from Kansas.

Roosterfish were often and willing this week. Frank Howald caught and released this guy outside of Bahia Muertos.

Staying at Rancho Costa there in Bahia Muertos, nice bull dorado for Rick Harley from Salt Lake City, UT.

Jim Bovee from San Diego loves his dorado fishing. On his 3rd visit this year had had some great days in the mahi schools. Sizeable bull here caught north of La Paz.

Just a great photo and expression from Starr Jenkins with her first marlin. Captain lends a hand. They released the fish.

Daniel Bovee chases big fish everytime he visits us. He got the lone wahoo of the week off Cerralvo Island.

That’s a handful! Steve Avery caught several roosters during his week with us. All released.

 

Ted Kunze from Arizona and Tom Epps from Michigan had quite a variety of fish with Captain Jorge including palometa, cabrilla, triggerfish and snapper.

 

Brian Barney gives a thumbs-up to his catch wit John Sedovy and a cleaning table full of dorado, trigger and palometa.

Joaquin Perea just enjoys being down here and on the water no matter what! Always good to see him and he’s always on fish like this rooster…caught…photo’d …released!

He just had one day to visit us and fish, but Steve Summers caught roosterfish, dorado and several other species. All the roosters were released.

Good double-shot of dorado with Ron Sierzega from AZ and Mitch Gayman from CA. They had some nice days fishing with us and plugged the boxes.

Captain Alfredo tail holds Eric Jenkin’s dorado that he’ll add to a full box of mahi!

Some good eating! Captain Armando gives Leon a hand with a dorado and some tasty palometas.

Not a nicer guy to visit us every year with his family and friends. Adam Florence from Kansas poses with one of his roosterfish that he quickly released.

Captain Luis looks on while Joaquin poses with another dorado fishing with our La Paz fleet.

All the way from Ohio, Jodi and Daren Archer on their first visit to La Paz fished with Captain Jorge and produced some good dorado meat for the freezer.

All the way from the Memphis area on a first-time visit, Jason Jones with one of the larger roosterfish of the week caught and released.

Great fun on light tackle spinning rods for Curt and Brent with soe pargo, cabrilla and triggerfish headed for the cooler.

Captain Pancho gives Aiden a hand with one of his roosters before letting it go.

Brandon Mauch from San Diego and is amigo, Garry Coles from Washington State fished with Captain Gerardo and rocked a pair or dorado.

Kristy Summers and Captain Jorge have big smiles for a big roosterfish…her first. Also released. She also caught dorado that they brought over to our Tailhunter Restaurant for dinner.

Starr Jenkins has another mahi on the gaff with Captain Alfredo.

Jim with two more dorado for the ice chest! It was a good week. He also released two sailfish.

After hurricane Nora brushed by us last week and being mostly benign, I initially thought that fishing would rebound pretty fast because, despite having to cancel only 1 day of fishing, Nora only hit us with some strong winds and waves. But, no rain or lasting weather glitches.

However, the fishing took longer than I thought to come back. Lingering winds and cooler waters kept fishing less-than-stellar. In fact, a week later, it’s quite breezy and much cooler these last few days.

So, it was somewhat picky fishing for most of the week.

Everyone caught fish, but our captains and anglers had to really work hard to find fish.

There was a smattering of dorado here and there. Most were no more than 10-15 pound fish. The rest of the catch was mainly cabrilla, pargo, snapper, jack crevalle and bonito. Occasionally a billfish was hooked. Roosterfish kept alot of our fishermen in the game, thankfully. Fun fishing, but honestly pretty picky.

However, late in the week, the fish seemed to wake up and remember to eat!

Dorado started to school up again instead of singular fish here and there. More limits started coming in. Larger fish up to maybe 20-25 pounds got into the counts. Sailfish and marlin got more cooperative as well with a number of fish hooked, released and often lost on light tackle. We even had several wahoo hook-ups. Along with the roosterfish in the 10-40 pound class, mixed with the inshore species of bonito, jacks, cabrilla, snapper and pargo…and even some sierra and small yellowtail, the action had increased three-fold. Many many more smiles for sure. Almost all the billfish and all of the roosterfish were released.

Even had a couple of football-sized yellowfin tuna show up as well.  Hopefully, more to follow.  These are the first tuna we’ve seen since early summer!

Eric Jenkins rocked a sole yellowfin tuna with Captain Armando

There’s some thundercloud and late rains expected this week, but mostly all after the fishing is done. It feels like we’re getting an early fall and that summer has passed us as temperatures and humidity have decreased remarkably.  Prior to that, it has felt like a sauna many times.

That’s my story!

 

Jonathan
Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter Sportfishing
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Mexico Office: Tailhunter International, 755 Paseo Obregon, La Paz, Baja Sur, Mexico

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 Aug 25-31, 2021

FISHING IMPROVES ALOT…UNTIL NORA SHOWS UP!

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Aug. 25-31, 2021

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO FISHING REPORT

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

First marlin is a blue! Dan Dorati with Captain Armando and Dan’s first marlin.

 

Tony Toven from Sylmar CA was fishing a live sardine when this nice wahoo bit not far off Cerralvo Island.

Double-fist roosters for Kincaid Hancock and his dad, Tommy, from San Diego.  It was Kincaid’s first-time fishing on salt water.  Both fish ate live sardines and both were released.

Austin Dorati puts another dorado in the box.

Patrick Busby from Louisiana battled this striped marlin on 20 pound test and a light 8-foot spinning outfit for an hour-and-a-half.  He was fishing with the Tailhunter Fleet in La Paz.  They were fishing light tackle in a school of dorado when the marlin bit.

Captain Rogelio gives Kincaid Hancock a hand with this dorado photo. It was Kincaid’s first salt-water trip. He’s from San Diego.

Tommy has another rooster for the camera. Catch-and-release!

One of the nicest guys to visit, great shot of Andy Lauber who fished with light tackle all week. All roosters were released.

Compared to last week, fishing was remarkably improved on so many levels . For both our Tailhunter La Paz Fleet and our Tailhunter Las Arenas Fleet, the bite improved the further away we got from the last week’s full moon as well as the remnants of 3 storms that brushed us, Lynda, Kevin and Marty that didn’t actually hit us, but their effects on the waves, currents and winds added to the full moon affects.  Hence, I think that’s why the fishing was off.

However, this week, the roosterfish over at Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay were back on track with quite a bit of catch-and-release fish running up to about 30 pounds and the fish willing to hit live bait.
If you fished the inshore as well as the  rocks and reefs, there were plenty of snapper, cabrilla, triggerfish, pargo, jack crevalle and other species to make for hours-of-action, if that’s what you wanted to do, especially on light tackle.
The most marked improvement was with the pelagic species.  Still no tuna this year, but we did have some wahoo strikes.  Marlin and sailfish also picked up with fish getting hooked daily.  Some boats getting multiple strikes.  Most fish released or breaking off.
Best of all, the dorado were much more cooperative for both of our fleets.  Most fish were that fun 10-20 pound size and limits were not uncommon.  Some of the dorado were biting right in the bay not far from in front of the hotels and Malecon.
Interestingly, we got some sierra and yellowtail in the counts.  Those are usually colder water fish we don’t see until winter or spring.
A good part of the days of the week, we spent watching the track of Hurricane Norma.  It had alot of us prepping to get hit as it came north towards Baja with winds predicted up to 90 mph.  We were pretty sure we were in for several days of winds and rain.  However, we were fortunate in that Nora bent easterly and veered towards the mainland instead.
We got some strong winds, but otherwise dodged a bullet.
We had to cancel fishing one day because the port captain shut things down, but we were able to get back on the water the next day.  I am always worried after a storm comes through wondering how it would affect fishing.  Sometimes, it takes more than a few days for the fish and waters to get back on track especially since the fishing had been pretty steady.
However, the storms didn’t do as much as anticipated and fish seemed to be willing to bite again after the storm.
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
 

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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Bahia Suenos Fishing Report for Week of Aug. 18-24, 2021

HAD TO WORK HARD TO GET THE FISH TO BITE

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Bahia Suenos Fishing Report for Week of Aug. 18-24, 2021

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO REPORT

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

Bob and Lisa Foster from Idaho. Bob got the dorado and Lisa battled the marlin…her first. They also released a bunch of fish as well.

Our poster-girl of the week, Taryn Mitoma, is about to start her 2nd year at UC Davis and came down with dad for a few days of fishing. Captain Alfredo lends a hand with one of her dorado.

Bob Cowan has come down several times and had billfish on the line only to lose them. This one ate a tiny sardine on light tackle and Bob had his hands full, but finally landed the sailfish. Captain Joel helps out. The fish could not be released.

We have watched 17-year-old Sean Rose from Washington grow up over the years and he’s now a high school senior then heading into the navy. He has been coming for years with his dad and shows off his first-day dorado.

Taryn and dad, Ed “Beaver” Mitoma with a couple of fun light tackle roosters caught and released.

Big smiles from Jeff Loh and Bob Cowan with a couple of fresh dorado for the box.

Not much to tell.  Coupled with some big swell and winds left over from Hurricane Lynda and Kevin that barely touched us and moved outside to the south, it still pushed a tad of rain plus some erratic water conditions.  Then, the full moon came up on us.  Kinda of a triple whammy on the fishing.

Oh, and then were was Tropical Storm Marty that poked it’s head in as well for an afternoon.

Rain across the bay. Lightning in there too!

 

Everyone got fish, but we had to work hard for it and the fish themselves were picky.
Most of the bite for our Tailhunter La Paz fleet continued to be dorado up to about 20-pounds.  Our Tailhunter Las Arenas fleet had a smattering of dorado, but also roosterfish were more prevalent.  Along the rocks, pargo and cabrilla were more than willing to chew.  Also, still a good number of sailfish and marlin here and there.

Jeff Loh goofing with one of his dorado!

Interestingly, there were some sierra and yellowtail caught.  Very strange since those are cooler water fish and it’s still August.  Normally, sierra show up about November.  Yellowtail are a winter/ spring fish!  Just adds to a weird year!
Other than that, to be perfect honest, it was a bit slow.  We’ve surely seen better.  And things always change down here!
That’s my story!
Jonathan and Jilly
Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter Sportfishing
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: 
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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Aug 10-17, 2021

TROPICAL SHOWERS DON’T DAMPEN DORADO

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Bahia Suenos Fishing Report for Week of Aug 10-17, 2021

The Mexican Minute Video Report

The Big Picture and the Rest of the Story…

We had a few short, but strong rainstorms blow through this past week.

Shelton Donnell, our long-time amigo, is always good to see in La Paz. He’s from Portland and had a nice few days and took home a nice chest of dorado.

There’s still nice roosterfish around . Paul Di Gaudio and his amigo caught and released 6 roosters on this particular day. Paul is from Corona CA.

It’s like fishing in an aquarium if you go for the reefs and rocks holding snapper, cabrilla, pargo and others. All great eating. Captain Joel in the middle with Jeffrey and Miles Brown from Oregon who hit the rocks with light tackle north of La Paz.

Smiles say it all. We’ve watched these two grow up for many years! Cortez and Sierra Sanchez came to see us from Colorado, but have been fishing Baja since they could walk! Nice dorado to take home to mom and dad.

Beto Chavez on his first trip to visit us shows off one of his several dorado. He says he’s coming back soon!

Mike O’Connell had a kick fishing with us for the first time and shows off his largest dorado of a 3-day trip.

Oh just too much fun for Gaby Donnell with another dorado for the box! She’s way fun!

A long way from Wisconsin, but he visits us every year and always does well. Jeff Brown with one of his dorado. Check those rain clouds in the back.

It was kind of an unremarkable in a good way this past week. The fish bit and everyone had fun!

The only issue was really the weather. We had tropical storms Kevin and Linda…and Linda turned into a Category 3 hurricane. However, they were far far outside and to the south and never threatened anything. However, both did send over some afternoon thundershowers that kept us on our toes wondering how it would affect the fishing.

Some of the thundershowers were torrential and caused widespread flooding even though the rain storm might have only been for 15 minutes to an hour. And, as often happens with our rain, it can rain really hard in one spot, but down the highway or across the bay, they are dry and in sunshine. Or you can be out on the water in sunny weather, but you can see columns of rain in the distance. Sometimes, it’s so hot, you actually want to drive the boat through the rain to cool off.

The good thing about the rain storms was that there wasn’t alot of wind. In fact, the seas stayed flat. So, even if it was raining or drizzling, we could still fish and actually it was quite comfortable.

Fishing-wise…our Las Arenas Tailhunter fleet still kept kicking out roosterfish between 10 and 50 pounds. Plus cabrilla, pargo, jack crevalle, snapper and bonito.

We SHOULD be finding tuna about now and also there should be more wahoo in the counts, but neither has materialized so far. Could start anytime. We hope!

For our Tailhunter La Paz fleet…well, dorado are 90% of the catch. Fun-sized fish running about 10-15 pounds mostly with some bigger bulls mixed in. Plus there’s still a far amount of billfish…striped marlin and sailfish getting hooked. All the fish this week were released or broke off as they were all larger fish on lighter tackle.

PASSPORT ISSUES

If you’re waiting for a passport renewal or a new passport for someone, it would be a good idea to check on it ASAP if you’ve got a pending trip.  Just like last year, it appears the U.S. passport office is slowing processing so even if you expedite things, chances are it’s gonna take alot longer than anticipated.  Don’t wait until the last minute to find out your passport won’t arrive on time!

Yes…even Spiderman needs to get his passport renewed.

 

 

That’s my story!

Jonathan

Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter Sportfishing
http://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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