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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. 30-Jan. 6, 2019

NEW YEAR STARTS WELL

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Dec. 30, 2018-Jan. 6, 2019

Mexican Minute Video Report

SHORT ATTENTION SPAN WEEK AT A GLANCE

Weather – Started a bit rough and windy but got better as the week went on.  Mostly sunny with daytime temps in the 70’s.  Some isolated showers.  Coming week almost a duplicate.

Waters – Seem to be getting cooler and cloudier, but there’s still some warm patches holding warm water species like dorado and tuna.

Fishing – Quite a surprise.  As the weather got better, so did the fishing. Ended up with some really great inshore action with quite a variety of unusual catches with both warm and cold water species!

Fish Caught this week:  (cold water species) yellowtail, cabrilla, pargo, snapper, sierra.  (Warm water species) dorado, tuna (hooked), wahoo (hooked), roosterfish, bonito, jack crevalle, triggerfish

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

 

All the way from Alaska, Mic Ward boats one of the first yellowtail of the season that bit a trolled Rapala. Mic was staying at Bahia Muertos near La Paz at Rancho Costa Resort.

Dorado in January right off the Punta Perrico rocks! That’s amigo, Gary Wagner who owns the Giggling Marlin Bar in Cabo and Rancho Costa Resort.

Lew Cox from San Diego just wanted to get away for some sunshine and had one day to fish and got a bit of variety for the fish box including sierra, dorado and bonito.

Steve Green has himself a dandy cabrilla caught just outside of Bahia Muertos. Steve is from chilly Wyoming and was staying at the Rancho Costa Resort.

Great shot. Great fish! First yellowtail bite of the season! Gary got this forkie trolling a Rapala X-Rap 40 deep diver.

 

Windier weather at the beginning of the week (and the year) put fishing on the slow side, but as the week went on, conditions improved and a nice variety of fish showed up especially for our anglers fishing in and around Muertos Bay.

 

In fact, the bite was surprising for the incredible mixed bag of both warm and cold water species.

 

Warm water species included dorado and smaller roosterfish as well as bonito and jack crevalle.  Cold water fish, more common to this type of year included our first yellowtail of the season plus cabrilla, snapper, pargo, and sierra.  Live bait is a bit difficult, but the fish showed no hesitation biting jigs, lures and trolled Rapalas.

 

None of the fish were far offshore…often within casting distance of the beach or rocks.

Nothing really big, but for many folks just down to find some sunshine and not really caring too much about what was biting, it was great action.  Often you just never knew what was going to bite and at times the bite was full-speed.  Anglers working light tackle really had a hoot.

 

Gray whales are starting to show up and the vanguard of the migration are moving in.  Whale watching season should be good and we’ll start running trips in about 2 weeks.

The whales have been more than cooperative to come visit with the boaters!

TAILHUNTER 2019 ROAD TOUR

Here we go!  Jill and Jonathan are on the road again!  For over 2 decades we spend the first 3 months of the year in the gypsy caravan covering over 15,000 miles and all the big fishing and hunting shows in the Western U.S.  It’s a great opportunity to see old friends and meet new amigos!

This week, Jill and I will be in our booth at the Denver Convention Center for the International Sportsmens Expo!  It runs from Thursday to Sunday (January 10-13th) and it’s an incredible fun event for the whole family!

There will be hundreds of fishing and hunting outfitters from Canada, Alaska, Mexico, Africa and just about every other location on the globe.  Tons of gear and new equipment.  RV’s and camping.  Off-road and boating.  It’s all there.

We’ll be in our booth for the entire 4 days.  Come by and say hi and let’s talk about fishing in La Paz .  Dates are filling so let’s get you set up!

Enough stuff for 3 months on the road! Me, Jilly and Catlyn! Driving through Texas on our way to Denver this week!

God bless TEXAS!

 

Here’s more info plus how to get tickets.  Click this link!

DENVER ISE SHOW

Hope to see you this week!

That’s our story!

Jonathan


Jonathan Roldan’s

Tailhunter International


Website: 

www.tailhunter-international.com

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

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

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

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

Tailhunter YouTube Video Channel:

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


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

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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of 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


“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.16-23, 2018

FISH AND WEATHER COOPERATE

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Dec. 16-23, 2018

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO REPORT

SHORT ATTENTION SPAN WEEK AT A GLANCE

Weather – Some of the best in a long time.  Minimal winds.  Flat seas.  Sunny skies in the high 70’s and low 80’s

Fishing:  Too bad not many folks fishing!  The fish were biting close to shore.

Fish Caught:  Tuna, wahoo, dorado, snapper, bonito, pargo, cabrilla, jack crevalle

Forecast:  Winds come up later in the week might be a bit rocky to fish late next week

 

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

Amigo Gary Graham of Colorado Springs CO and also the Rancho Costa Resort used a Cedar Plug to get tuna like this as well as other species this week.

Happy guy! Mauricio Villanueva wit a chunky yellowfin just outside of Bahia de los Muertos.

 

Good news…bad news…good news.

 

We had one of the better weeks for weather than we’ve had in a long time.  Some breezes, but mostly just nice sunny weather in the high 70’s to low 80’s which is perfect for the snowbirds now visiting La Paz.  Compared to some of the blustery windy days we normally have, it was pretty good winter fishing weather.

 

The bad news is no one is really fishing or wanted to go out.  We had some walk-in fishermen…the ones who are here on vacation then just want to go out for a day, but those are rare. We had others who booked reservations ahead of time like normal.  But, when they got to La Paz, they decided to just chill and kick-back on the beaches with family and friends.  I get it.  Oh well.  That’s why this is a nice place to hang out for the winter in Baja.

 

The other good news is that for those who did go out this week, the weather contributed to good fishing conditions and even if the wind was breezy, we didn’t have to go out more than a hundred yards or so to get into some nicer grade tuna; schoolie dorado; and even a few wahoo biters.  The tuna were surprising 20-30 pound fun-sized yellowfin.  Dorado, were smallish with most hovering around 10-pounds but nice fish for the fishermen just looking for some action, especially if they were first timers.  Plus a good number of tough bonito to bend rods.

 

Inshore, the usual species of snapper, jack crevalle, sierra plus an occasional big cabrilla rounded out the boxes.

 

This coming week, the earlier part of the week looks like it will remain fairly decent weather-wise for Christmas, but then picking up again later in the week when it might not be so comfortable for fishing.

 

CHRISTMAS SHOUT OUT

From us to you…all of us on the Tailhunter Team in La Paz, we wish you a safe, happy and peaceful Christmas and holidays.  Wherever you are and whatever you’re doing this week, God bless!

In two weeks, we’ll be hitting the road for our annual Tailhunter Road Tour for 2019.  We’ll be on the road, as usual for 3 months and will hopefully see you along the way.  Our first stop will be at the Denver Sportmens’ Show at the Denver Convention Center Jan. 10-13 (Thursday to Sunday).  Jilly and I will be in the booth ready to chat about fishing with us in 2019 and would love to see you!

Click the link for more info:

https://www.sportsexpos.com/attend/denver/

WHALES ARE ON THE WAY!

Don’t forget out 2019 Whalewatching season will kick off in a few weeks!  The whales are usually with us from mid-January to late March!  Ask us about setting up a great family experience in the waters of Bahia Magdalena for you.  It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get close to these great creatures!  E-mail:  Jonathan@tailhunter.com

That’s ours story!

Feliz Navidad everyone!

Jonathan & Jilly (And Catlyn the Cat)


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. 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 Week of Dec. 2-9, 2018

TOUGHER WEATHER HINDERS

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Dec. 2-9, 2018

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO FISHING REPORT

SHORT ATTENTION SPAN WEEK at a GLANCE

Weather – Yuk.  Not only windier and rougher, but two days of the week we had rain and it was pretty hard at times.   But, not really anyone fishing those days anyway.

Fishing – Whoever went out at least, they got fish!  Some nice cabrilla, pargo and snapper.  Bonito always make for fun and some random dorado still around

Forecast – Later ths coming week might get pretty windy around Thursday and Friday.  Mostly cloudy.  Highs in the mid-70’s.  Nights in the low 60’s.

 

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

Bonito and snapper in the box. Fun fishing. Snapper are excellent eating.

Not much to report this week.  There’s a number of things to point at.

 

First, it’s off-season.  Just not many folks fishing between November and April.  It can be windy and rough.  And indeed, that’s the 2nd reason there’s not much to report.

 

It was not only cold and windy this week, but it rained.  In fact, it rained pretty hard at times.  That winter storm “Diego” that dropped show and rain in California; flash flooding in Texas and is now slamming into the East Coast started down in Baja!  So, that’s not exactly conducive to fishing.

 

Finally, tack on the fact that this is the “lull” between the holidays.  There’s just not that many folks in town.  Some snowbirds mostly or folks just looking for a little sunshine compared to where they’re from.  And they’re not really in town to do much or any fishing.

 

All that being said, there was some spotty to OK fishing taking place.  Inshore species like snapper and cabrilla…sometimes large cabrila provided action.  For a lot of first-timers, bonito are always fun too.  Some good eating sierra were taken and here and there’s schools of dorado running 5-15 pounds were about the only blue-water species around, but a hoot for a lot of these snowbirds.

WHALE WATCHING SEASON COMING UP SOON!

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Don’t forget!  January to March is our prime-time whale watching season over at Magdalena Bay.  Ask us about more details for this great family adventure.  It’s the largest migration on earth and a fantastic experience to get so close to those incredible animals.

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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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of May 28-June 4, 2017

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO WEEKLY FISHING REPORT

WEEK at a GLANCE (Rating 1-10)

Weather – 7  (Mid to high 80’s and sunny but can be very gusty)

Fishing – 6 (Some BIG fish out there!)

Catching – 4 (There’s some BIG fish out there…and we’re losing them!)

Bait – 4 (Work to get mackeral at Las Arenas / Better for La Paz)

Flyfishing Condition – 2 (winds + no bait to chum)

My Optimism – 6 (Getting better as these winds diminish)

THE BIG PICTURE FISHING REPORT 

What a great shot! John Frederick just had a nice rooster on the flyrod, but hooked this one on bait and posed it for a great photo! Poster quality shot! John’s first time with us!  John released the fish.

Triple shot of wahoo with Captain Victor with Mike and Chris Wilbur from Kansas. WOW!

Happy guy, Taylor Westberg’s first rooster is a slug! Right off the lighthouse at Las Arenas! Taylor is from Copperopolis CA and visted us for the first time.  Taylor released the fish.

Her first dorado! San Diego in the house with Toni Hayden. She said it was “delicious!” Caught north of La Paz by the island!

Finally checked off his bucket list, Mark Jacklin hefts up a nice roosterfish and a big smile. Mark came to visit us from Oregon.  Mark released the fish to fight another day.

Taylor Westberg helps grandpa Rick with his biggest dorado. It’a a nice bull from the Las Cruces area.

Bob Lederer, from Massachusetts, has been fishing with us over 10 years and loves fishing with Captain Jorge who helped him hold up another big roosterfish.  The guys let the fish go.  Bravo!

Stacy Florence from Kansas with the right kind! Good wahoo for our amigo on the beach at Bahia de los Muertos.

Captain Gerardo helps out our best amigo Glen Oclassen who has been fishing this area for decades and put the bend on another nice roosterfish!  They released the fish.

Colton Atkinson had himself a memorable week visiting us for the first time including this colorful dorado!

One of the best eating fish around is the pompano and Robbie Shields got a couple of these big jacks!

Our San Diego amigos, John Stone and Jeff Correria with a pair of bulls with our Tailhunter La Paz fleet.

Robbie Shields and Captain Gerardo hoist a thick heavy roosterfish.  The rooster was released.

Colton Aktinson with his first roosterfish. Punta Perrico in the background.  He released the fish.

Captain Adolfo with a fresh wahoo taken by Chris Jolly from Kansas on his first trip with us.

Some huge jack crevalle this week! Jeff Correria has a fat one. Tough fighters!

New Jersey, Matt Lederer, has a pretty rooster. Cerralvo Island in the background.  Fish was released.

Happy Birthday, Riley Florence with his dad, Adam and Captain Pancho finally got a wahoo after 4 days on his last day!

Carson and Colton Atkinson with some fine eating dorado and triggerfish. They also released a roosterfish as well.

Dave Sundgren tries to hold up his big rooster for a proper photos so he can release it! These fish are HEAVY! Especially after you’ve been battling them!

On a roll! Captain Gerardo and Darrell Blasi with Darrell’s roosterfish just prior to releasing it! Notice how close the beach is!

That’s alot of meat! Chris Jolly and Dave Sundgren with a mess of triggerfish and a wahoo for the frosting!

Captain Gerardo was on fire this week! Two more wahoo!

Carson Atkinson with dad, Dave, and two doubles of dorado!

I just had to post this! Rick Westberg and Captain Pancho with a beast of a needlefish!

FISHING SO-SO BUT GREAT FOR WAHOO and BIG ROOSTERFISH

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay Fishing Report for Week of May 28-June, 4, 2017

Well, those winds came back on us again this week and didn’t help things.  Fishing wasn’t great, but it was surely GOOD for some fish!  Notably, two exotic trophy fish really lit it up for us, namely big rooster fish again and wahoo saved our week with some hefty fish; big battles; lost fish and some great excitement.  The thing with this kind of fishing is that, it’s home run fishing.  You get a big fish and you get one or two if you’re lucky but if you miss your fish or it’s just not your day, then there’s not much else.  Big or go home.  Trophys or trash.  Late in the week, dorado showed up for our La Paz Fleet and that helped out a lot!

TAILHUNTER LAS ARENAS FLEET

As mentioned, above some of the pesky winds came back on us again.  Still fishable mostly, but winds hampered the ability to get bait.  Just the way it is.  The fishing counts directly reflected that.
Early in the week, the wahoo were hitting.  These were nice 20-50 pound speedsters.  Some days almost every one of our pangas had a shot and there were some really big fish too that were regretfully lost.  Often, to no fault of the angler.  These are just big powerful fish with sharp teeth and it’s heartbreaking to lose a big fish but that’s part of the sport and especially with these prized wahoo.  I think we probably lost 60% of all the hookups and like I wrote earlier, that might be your only shot of the day.  There wasn’t much else.  However, the fish we did get were beauties.
Later in the week the wahoo bite tapered. The captains told me there were a lot of spear fishermen on the wahoo spots and that pretty much killed the bite.
Fortunately, the big roosters came back and we had a nice great of 25-60 pound fish.  I think one day we had 9 big roosters boated among our Tailhunter Fleet.  For lots of the anglers, it was their first rooster or biggest personal best fish so a good thrill.
Not much else except some bonito, cabrilla, a few pompano and snapper.  Big fish or nothing.  Still no sardines for small baits.  Still not very good for fly fishing.

TAILHUNTER LA PAZ FLEET

It was erratic.  When fishing was good for our Las Arenas fleet, it was slacking for our La Paz fleet and vice versa.  And it all had to do with the winds.  If the winds were blowing, it made it tough.  Winter continues to linger!
Inshore, it was lots of big triggerfish and a number of bigger cargo and cabrilla lost in the rocks.
However later in the week, we had some decent numbers of 10-25 pound dorado come around.  Some larger fish lost, but it was nice to see better numbers and a better grade of mahi-mahi finally appear.

PACK FOR A PURPOSE SHOUT OUT

This is Shawn Westberg’s gang of merry men making faces at the camera with Jill after bringing about 6 ice chests full of school supplies, sporting goods, clothes, hygiene items and more for our “Pack for a Purpose” program.

Mike Kelly and Barry Wood have been our friends for years. They also brought down a bunch of stuff for the kids…but I accidentally deleted the photo!!! Thanks guys! You’re the best!

Quick shout out to our amigos who brought stuff for our charities!  The items this week went to the Women’s Shelter, the orphanage in Los Planes and will also go to some of the outlying neighborhoods of La Paz.  Thanks for the big hearts, everyone!
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Jonathan and Jilly

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