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

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

THE BIG PICTURE FISHING REPORT

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

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

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

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

TUNA AGAIN SET THE SURPRISING BAR

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

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

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

THIS WEEK’S WHALE WATCHING GALLERY

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

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

Well, hello, Mama!! Come to play!

Ready to go!

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

 

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

Coming through!

Stay in the panga!!!

MAGDALENA BAY EXPLORATORY TRIP ROCKS!

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

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

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

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

 

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

ADIOS LA PAZ CARNAVALE 2018!

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

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

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

TAILHUNTER ROAD TOUR 2018

On the road can be a little chilly sometimes!

Much warmer in the booth!

Jilly and I have been on the road now since the end of December!  Thanks to everyone for all the hospitality we’ve rec’d at all the great hunting and fishing shows we’ve attended including, Denver, Sacramento, Seattle/ Puyallup, Portland and Salt Lake City.  So great to see so many of you and thanks to everyone for visiting and a special shout-out to everyone who has booked to come see us in La Paz this year!  We’ve surely had an incredible time at the shows and as we’ve criss-crossed the western United States!
If you’re interested in coming to see us, let us know!  Dates are filling fast.  Call us at 626-638-3383 or, for faster responses from the road,  e-mail me at:  Jonathan@tailhunter.com.   We’ll get right back to you.
We still have 6 more shows to go:  Bakersfield, Boise, Long Beach, Salt Lake City (again), San Diego and Scottsdale/ Phoenix.  Here’s our next set on the agenda!  Hope to see you there!
 That’s our story!  Have a great week!
Jonathan & Jilly
Jonathan Roldan’s
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U.S. Office: 8030 La Mesa, Suite #178, La Mesa CA  91942
Mexico Office: 755 Paseo Obregon, La Paz, Baja Sur, Mexico
Phones:
from USA : 626-638-3383
from Mexico: 044-612-53311
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Tailhunter Weekly Fishing Report:
https://fishreport.jonathanroldan.com/

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

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

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

THE BIG PICTURE FISHING REPORT from TAILHUNTER SPORTFISHING

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

Tuna Armando 2-18

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

Steve Reich tuna 2-18 tags

Steve Reich from San Diego with a nice day of tuna

tuna doc doug 2-18 tags

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

WINTER TUNA BITE?  SERIOUSLY?

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

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

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

THANKS PORTLAND!  GRACIAS SALT LAKE CITY! 

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

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

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

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

“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 Jan. 28-Feb. 4, 2018

MEXICAN MINUTE LA PAZ VIDEO FISHING REPORT for WEEK of Jan. 28-Feb. 4, 2018

THE BIG PICTURE FULL FISHING REPORT for WEEK of Jan. 28-Feb. 4, 2018

Aaron Garcia got out on one of the flatter days over to the south end of Cerralvo Island and found a nice spot of yellowfin tuna willing to eat live and dead sardines.

Captain Pancho was out with Dr. Santiago Morales and found quite a mix including some chunky tuna, a dorado and a cabrilla!

Nice 15-25 pound rack of yellowfin that showed up at the sound end of Cerralvo Island mid-week. Very unusual to be seeing these tuna this early in the year, perhaps holdover fish from last season’s great tuna bite.

MIke Distel and son Dave Distel with a couple of great eating cabrilla caught over the rocks.

Jilly will be in Salt Lake City UT this week at the Great Western Hunt and Conservation Expo at the Salt Palace. Jonathan will man the other booth in Portland Oregon at the Pacific NW Sportsmans Show! Scroll down for more details! Come say hi!

TUNA IN FEBRUARY?

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Jan. 28-Feb. 4, 2018

 

It was a week of contrasts.  But it’s often like that for wintertime fishing.

Some days cloudy (and even a bit of rain this week).  Other days were somewhat sunny.  There were some expected windy days when we had to fish close inshore.  When the winds weren’t blowing, we got out a bit further and our area of fishing was expanded.  Not many folks fishing.

On those days inshore, we got the usual.  Not bad fishing.  There were cabrilla, snapper, jack crevalle, bonito and sierra as well as some pargo.  Bonus fish, some dorado as well schooling around the shallow waters.
On the few days we got over to the island there was a spot of decent yellowfin tuna that were eating sardines that we were also able to find over by the island.  That spot was just on the high spot right off the rocks.  It’s pretty unusual to get tuna this time of year, but these 15-25 pound fish were ready to chew.  Simply flylining the sardines without weight and letting them sink and drift got the fish to bite.

HELLO PORTLAND…AND SALT LAKE CITY!

In the van with Jilly and Catlyn hanging out and no the road! Only 2 more months and 8 more shows to go! We love it!

Goofing with Jilly in the booth!

 We are back on the road again and after spectacular shows at Denver, Sacramento and the Washington State Fairgrounds near Seattle, we’re back on the road and…SPLITTING UP!
Jill will be flying to Salt Lake City for the Great Western Hunt and Conservation Show at the Salt Palace  (Thursday to Sunday)
Jonathan sets up in the big Northwest Sportsmens Show at the Portland Expo Center in Portland Oregon (Wednesday to Sunday)
These are two huge shows and we’re looking forward to seeing all our friends, clients and Tailhunter Tribe Members!  Come see us and let’s chat about visting us in La Paz to do some fishing!  Dates are filling so let us know.   You can contact us at:  626-638-3383 or e-mail us at:  Jonathan@tailhunter.com  or Jilly@tailhunter.com
That’s our story!
Joanthan & Jilly
Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter International
 
TAILHUNTER FISHING FLEET #1 Rated on Trip Advisor
TAILHUNTER RESTAURANT BAR Top 5 – Rated in La Paz on Trip Advisor
 
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U.S. Office: 8030 La Mesa, Suite #178, La Mesa CA  91942

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

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

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

“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 Jan. 21-28, 2018

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO FISHING REPORT for WEEK of Jan. 21-28 2018

THE BIG PICTURE FISHING REPORT

Nice plug yellowfin tuna for Dave Distel of Arizona. Pretty unusual to get a bonus fish like this in the winter!

Dave Distel again with one of the firecracker yellowtail that’s come up close to shore. That’s Captain Victor grinning in the background.

Happy Birthday to Mike Distel of Huntington Beach CA celebrating at our Tailhunter Restaurant with fresh cooked fish that he and his son caught!

WINDS HAMPER FISHING

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

Still not too many folks fishing.  It’s been pretty windy from the north as is pretty typical for this time of year and it’s the January slump when there’s just not that many folks in town either!  It’s actually a nice time to be in La Paz.  It’s sunny and relatively warm for the snow birds with day time temps in the high 70’s compared to where they’re escaping from.  It’s just not necessarily the best time to be in the water.
However, we did get some folks out for a few days for some scratchy mixed bag fishing.  Again ,the winds weren’t exactly our friends.  However… Inshore, there’s snapper, bonito, pargo, seabass and good schools of jack crevalle.  There should be more sierra around, but it hasn’t been consistent.  One day, they swarm and the next day, they can’t be found.
The more quality fishing has been some firecracker 10 pound yellowtail around and also some surprising 20-pound class tuna in Muertos Bay.  Maybe still hanging out from last fall!  One of our captains saw some free swimming wahoo as well, but they moved off.

 SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE – Highlights Tailhunter Sportfishing!

Award-winning write Tom Steinstra of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote a feature article in the Sunday Edition of the Outdoor Section.  Check it out!  Click the link below to see the article!

CLICK HERE FOR SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE ARTICLE 

 THANK YOU WASHINGTON!

We had a way fun time and a great show for the five days of at the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup just south of Seattle!  The Washington Sportsmans Show was super as always!

Great to see so many friends and Tailhunter Tribe members and also we’re looking forward to visits from everyone who booked trips to come see us and fish in La Paz in 2018.  Thanks for all the hospitality, Washington…and the rain too!  It just would’t be Washington without the rain!  We love it!  We live in a desert in Baja so it’s nice to see so much green!

Jilly and I will be splitting up now…

In two weeks, I will man the booth at the Northwest Sportsmans Show in Portland, Oregon at the Expo Center right next to the Columbia River.  Jill will fly out to the huge Western Hunt Expo at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City!  I’ll post up more details next week.  We’re looking forward to seeing all our amigos!

Jilly and I working the booth at the Washington State Fairgrounds!

Good buddy and pro-fisherman Mike Whitlow from Washington who sets up trips for awesome bass fishing in Mexico at El Salto Lake and also in Brazil for big peacock bass.

 

 

A rough crowd of ne’er-do-wells! Ken and Lisa Chapman who book big game hunting in South Africa join Jilly and I in the booth!

Dave and Michele Conklin have visited us many times in La Paz! Good to see them on their homegrounds in Washington!

That’s our story!
Jonathan and Jilly
Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter International
 
TAILHUNTER FISHING FLEET #1 Rated on Trip Advisor
TAILHUNTER RESTAURANT BAR Top 5 – Rated in La Paz on Trip Advisor
 
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U.S. Office: 8030 La Mesa, Suite #178, La Mesa CA  91942
Mexico Office: 755 Paseo Obregon, La Paz, Baja Sur, Mexico
Phones:
from USA : 626-638-3383
from Mexico: 044-612-53311
.
Tailhunter Weekly Fishing Report:
https://fishreport.jonathanroldan.com/

“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 Jan. 14-21, 2018

MEXICAN MINUTE LA PAZ VIDEO REPORT

THE BIG PICTURE FISHING REPORT for WEEK of JANUARY 14-21, 2018

Captain Adolfo with amigos showing off some yellowtail, a pargo and cabrilla.

JANUARY VARIETY

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

Still not too many folks fishing right now, but even with the breezy weather, there’s been some great variety of fish.  All of our fishing is being done right now out’ve Bahia de los Muertos where it’s more protected and the fishing is closer to shore.  Waters seemed to get a little cooler and that reflected in the type of species that showed up this past week.

A lot more sierra than we’ve seen in a while with some nice-sized fish up to about 5 pounds eating over the drop-offs and reefs.  Additionally, some good sized pargo, cabrilla and snapper were taken but in those same areas, there’s some smaller-school-sized firecracker yellowtail running about 10 pounds.  Over more open water, but still close to shore, there’s schools of bonito and jacks plus some free-swimming dorado still around all making for some great mixed boxes of fish.

GREY WHALES HAVE ARRIVED!

 The annual visit from the Gray Whales has started and the whales are arriving daily at Bahia Magdalena where they’ll hang out in the warm calm waters until about March.  Great family trip of a lifetime.  We’re running daily tours!  Contact us and we’ll set up the whole package!

THANKS SACRAMENTO – HERE WE COME WASHINGTON!

Wow…what a show we just had at the California State Fairgrounds for the International Sportsman Expo!  Just incredible and great to see so many good friends, amigos and Tailhunter tribe members!  Bookings were off-the-hook!  Glad so many of you are coming to see us this year in La Paz! We’re gonna have fun.  Thanks so much!
And now we’re on the road and rumbling up the road and headed north!  We need to be in Washington by Tuesday to set up for the Washington Sportsmans Show that kicks off Wednesday to Sunday at the Puyallup State Fairgrounds just south of Seattle!  We love the Pacific Northwest and this is always a great show!  Here’s further details!  Click the link:
C’mon down and let’s chat about fishing in La Paz!
Here’s some fun photos from the Sacramento show and our crazy friends!

 

That’s our story! See you in Washington.

Jonthan and Jilly

Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter International
 
TAILHUNTER FISHING FLEET #1 Rated on Trip Advisor
TAILHUNTER RESTAURANT BAR Top 5 – Rated in La Paz on Trip Advisor
 
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U.S. Office: 8030 La Mesa, Suite #178, La Mesa CA  91942

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

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

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

“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 Jan. 7-14, 2018

Our Captain Adolfo was out just outside of Muertos. Dropped a mackerel and caught the nice little yellowtail. So, he then put down a Rapala and immediately got whacked by the wahoo right up close to the rocks!

Bonus for Paul Melewski from Colorado staying in Muertos Bay at Rancho Costa. Goes out for snapper over the rocks and pops a pair of dorado…in January!

THE LULL AFTER the HOLIDAYS

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay / Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Jan. 7-14, 2018

Not many folks fishing this week which is pretty typical now that the holidays are over.  Most of the holiday visitors have left and town is pretty mellow again, not that it was ever very bustling.  But, by the same token, not many folks fishing either.  Too bad because it was actually a pretty decent week for weather and the few trips we had out all resulted in some surprising fish.

There were the usual jacks and snapper, but also in those same spots close to shore and over the rocks we got yellowtail and wahoo.  In the bay, there’s still some dorado cruising around too.

THANKS DENVER – ONWARD TO SACRAMENTO

Thanks to everyone who came to visit us in Denver.  The ISE show at the Denver Convention Center was massive.  Great turnout and great to have so many of you booking to come visit us in La Paz this year.  Apologies if I personally missed you as I was out  2 1/2 days from the booth with a fever, no voice and an upper respiratory infection!  But, Jill did a stellar job, as she always does and I’m mo’ bettah now!  Thanks for understanding!
So, we’re on the road now with our van loaded and driving through the snow to get form Colorado to California to set up at the ISE show at the California Fairgrounds in Sacramento.  This is the largest hunting/ fishing show in N. California and a huge event for the whole family.  Come see us. We’ll have the booth in the usual spot.  Show runs Thursday to Sunday.  Here’s more details.  Click this link:
Hope to see you there this week!  Let’s talk about fishing in La Paz!
That’s our story!
Jonathan Jilly & Catlyn
Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter International
 
TAILHUNTER FISHING FLEET #1 Rated on Trip Advisor
TAILHUNTER RESTAURANT BAR Top 5 – Rated in La Paz on Trip Advisor
 
Now follow us on FACEBOOK TOO

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U.S. Office: 8030 La Mesa, Suite #178, La Mesa CA  91942

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

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

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

“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 Jan. 1-7, 2018

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO REPORT for WEEK of Jan. 1-7, 2018

Regretfully, no video report this week.  Have picked up a cold up here in the states with this colder weather that I wasn’t ready for and LOST MY VOICE!  I have to save it for the  4 days of showtime this week at the International Sportsmans Expo in Denver at the Convention Center.  Hopefully, it comes back!

The Big PICTURE FISHING REPORT 

It’s not summer warm, but it’s definitely warmer than Chuwelah, Washington where Mark Burlington is from posing here with a nice dorado unusual for this time of year but no complaints. – Mark was staying at Rancho Costa there in Muertos Bay where we’re doing all our fishing this tie of the season.

Normally, we don’t see dorado until about April or May and even that’s a bit early, but either these are holdovers from last year or new fish have moved into area. One of the reasons is in the video clip below. Check our the sardine schools in Bahia Muertos!

Thanks to Gary Wagner for this video clip showing a big reason so many species might be in the bay right now is the presence of schools of sardines.  A great sign for the season! Food!!!!

Schools of big jack crevalle have moved in and are incredible fighters especially on light tackle although not such great eating. Dean Schilling all the way from Wisconsin enjoying some warm Baja weather and some time fishing. He’s staying there in the Bay at Rancho Costa.

Miles Wagner from Colorado Springs CO with his dad, Gary, was throwing top water plugs when this bull mahi jumped the lure. Well, it then proceeded to jump right into the boat too! Miles also caught jacks, tuna and cabrilla this week.

Keegan and Paul Miewski also there in Bahia Muertos rocked some good eating bottom species with a couple of hefty barred pargo mulatto!

The head man himself, jefe of Rancho Costa, Gary Wagner did some later afternoon fishing and caught another early season visitor. Amberjack are the larger cousins to yellowtail and we don’t usually see them until May or so! Great eating and they get over 100 pounds although this size is the best eating!

Here’s something you don’t see every day. Gary Wagner who owns the Giggling Marlin Bar in Cabo and the Rancho Costa Resort in Muertos Bay was walking the beach and a commercial guy was cleaning a strange fish! He said he was about 600 feet out in the bay and caught this…HALIBUT??? First time I’ve seen one in these waters in over 30 years! Just so you know it’s not fake, you can see Rancho Costa in the background. If it looks like a duck…walks like a duck…sounds like a duck…??? HALIBUT?

Maybe salmon will show up next? The Mexican name for halibut is “Lenguado” (tongue fish). This is on the beach at Bahia Muertos and that’s Rancho Costa Resort in the background. No photoshop!!!

GOOD START FOR THE YEAR WITH SURPRISE SPECIES!

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of January 1-7, 2018

Happy New Year Everyone!  Hope the year is off to a good start!

Not a bad week of fishing. Nothing spectacular, but a nice variety of species including some genuine surprises.  Not many folks fishing but everyone out did catch some fish.  Still some pesky winds but mostly nice enough to fish with all of our fishing taking place out of Muertos Bay/ Las Arenas Areas where we can fish closer to shore and it’s more protected.

In addition to species we normally catch like barred pargo, yellow snapper and cabrilla, there were also some nice schools of jack crevalle to bend the rods and put on great fights although not such good eating.  Still lots of fun.  In addition, there were also bonito and a smattering of surprising yellowfin tuna and dorado around the bay as well.
Tuna, dorado and amberjack are a real bonus this time of year.  Normally, we don’t see these species until spring when the waters are warmer.  If you check out this week’s photos, you’ll also see a…halibut???  Yup . It sure looks like it!  It’s crazy.
Alot could be due to the fact that there’s still sardine schools in the bay drawing the fish to the food source.  That’s all a great sign and hope the bait stays around.  Last season the return of the bait marked an incredible fishing year!
The coming week looks OK for the weather although strong winds mid-week.
Big shout out to Gary Wagner owner of Rancho Costa Resort in Bahia Muertos where we’re doing all of our fishing right now for all the photos he sent.  If you’re interested in staying at his great place, give us a shout at:  Jonathan@tailhunter.com.

WHALES ON THE WAY!

The migrating gray whales should be showing up any week now to spend the next several months with us after 3500 miles of swimming from the Bering Sea.  They’ll be at Bahia Magdalena until about March and February is a great time to lock in your trip with us to have an incredible experience close up to these great animals.  It’s really popular and many dates are filled or nearing capacity so don’t wait.  Contact us at:  Jonathan@tailhunter.com and we’ll set you up!

SEE YOU IN DENVER!

Getting the booth set up! Show starts Thursday!

This is a huge show with 4 full days and more than 600 vendors from all over the world of hunting, fishing, travel, boating, camping and more for the whole family!

It’s been a long drive but we’re finally here in Colorado setting up the booth and getting ready for the International Sportsmans Expo that kicks off this Thursday and goes to Sunday.  It’s in the Denver Convention Center downtown and is always a fantastic family event with over 600 booths and vendors from all over the world  with travel, gear, hunting, fishing, boating, camping and more!
We’ll be in our usual spot and would love to chat with you about visiting us in La Paz this week! Come say hi.  Grab one of our 24 -page brochures and maybe a Tailhunter t-shirt!  Here’s more info. Click the link.

 

Hope to see you there.!
We’ll be on the road for the next 3 months moving from city to city.  Next up on the agenda is Sacramento at the State Fairgrounds January 18-21.
Have a great week!
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