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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing For Week of Nov. 12-19, 2017

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO FISHING REPORT

I’m sorry…I gotta skip this week.  After almost 10 straight months of 16-20 hour days, my voice is shot and so is my brain!

I’ll give a round up next week!  Oh…and my video camera is on the blink too! Thanks for understanding!  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Weather – Can’t really ask for more pleasant weather.  Love this time of year.  Daytime high 80’s.  Nights are high 60’s low 70’s.  Really pleasant time to be in town.  Lots of sunshine which is why all the snowbirds are flocking back to town and tourists are escaping colder climes.

Water – It’s the wind.  Nice to be in town, but winds are getting stronger. Many days rough water and not so good to be out on or under the water

Fishing – Not bad if the winds aren’t blowing.

 

Cary McDermott from Las Vegas squeezed in one day of fishing with his buddies, Mike Devine and Jim Stephenson with Captain Armando and picked one day when the winds were down and got one yellowfin and a 1/2 dozen dorado between 8-16 pounds. Nicely done!

LATE SEASON TUNA DORADO AFTER WINDS

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Nov. 12-19, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.  Hope you have a safe, happy and peaceful holiday week!  Gracias a Dios!

Mostly a lot of snow-birds coming to town now and not so many vacationers/ fishermen although this past week we had a full-house in La Paz with the Baja 1000 coming to town and a lot of fun. However, the majority of visitors now aren’t coming to fish. Maybe a day-or-two. Like I said, many are snowbirds visiting from colder places, not coming specifically to La Paz because it’s a fishing destination . They’re coming because even though it’s “winter”, it’s still a great sunny place to hang out in 80 degree temperatures!

But, just as well, because from November to April or so, is our off-season and north winds are already blowing stronger and stronger making it less than stellar conditions to be out on the water. Great to watch from a beachside cafe eating tacos and beer or with your toes in the sand, but there are days when even our tranquil little La Paz Bay is a cauldron of white-caps splashing spray on cars passing on the waterfront.

Even when the wind isn’t blowing especially hard, it’s blowing down the entire Sea of Cortez and it generates some big waves and swell. Large enough that either it’s simply too rough to be out there or impossible to get out and off the beach.

We’ve already suspended our Tailhunter La Paz Fleet fishing for the season because of the erratic weather so we’re fishing only with our Tailhunter Las Arenas Fleet out’ve Muertos Bay where the bay faces south and we can launch right off the beach and, if it is especially rough, we can fish closer to shore.

Earlier this week, it was pretty windy out there and fortunately, no one wanted to fish, but later in the week, we got some folks out and surprisingly, for this late in the year, we still hung some nice football tuna of about 10-15 pounds and good numbers of dorado. There were also bonito, cabrilla and some sierra, so a nice variety and good action, especially since these were folks who were visiting town and really only had one day to go out on the water.

The fish weren’t too far off the beach, so no long boat rides even though there was some swell. This coming week, it looks like early in the week, we’ll have a carbon-copy of last week with the windier days early in the week and better conditions later from Thanksgiving Thursday on.

WHALE WATCHING SEASON COMING UP!

Time to start checking the calendar for whale watching season coming up.  Best times are late January to early March.  February is perfect!  Come get up close and personal with an incredible experience for the the entire family in the calm waters of Magdalena Bay.  We have complete packages to set up for you!

Contact us at: Jonathan@tailhunter.com  or Jilly@tailhunter.com

HOLIDAY THOUGHTS?

It’s not too early to think about booking for 2018.  We had a spectacular year this past season and lots of our anglers went right home and booked new dates for 2018.  Dates are filling so let us know if you’re looking at visiting us next year or want a particular hotel or especially a particular captain!

We also can put together gift packages as well.  How about a gift certificate for a 2018 La Paz fishing trip with Tailhunter?    Let us know!  We’d love to have you visit.

That’s our story!  God bless you and your family for Thanksgiving! Best fishes!

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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Website: http://www.tailhunter-international.com

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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https://fishreport.jonathanroldan.com/

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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay / Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Nov. 5-12, 2017

MEXICAN MINUTE LA PAZ VIDEO FISHING REPORT FOR WEEK of Nov. 5-12 ,2017

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Weather – Sunny with highs in the high 80’s to low 90’s.  Evenings very pleasant in the high 70’s to low 80’s.  Some of us already are using sweatshirts and jackets and talking about blankets at night.  (It’s all relative!).  But is IS getting windier and windier with some days winds blowing double digits from the north.

Water – It’s changing.  As the winds blow more, the waters are getting greener and cooler.  Half the days this past week the waves were too large to be out there fishing and we got pretty beat up out there.

Fishing – Good when the winds didn’t blow.

Catching – Same answer as above.

THE BIG PICTURE FISHING REPORT

Mike and Anne Hawks just had one day to get out with us recently come to La Paz from Phoenix, Arizona. They were out with Captain Gerardo on one of the calmer days this week and got 2 tuna and 4 decent-sized dorado!

Our good friend, John Ehlers, has already fished with us earlier in the year, but came back with his son, Cary, to fish with Captain Pancho. They had 2 good days and one crazy windy day, but started the week with a handful of tuna and dorado. They’re from Aurora, Colorado.

From the Sacramento CA area, Wayne Kurahara shows off a couple of his yellowfin tuna.

Pat and Bill were out late in the week and picked up two yellowfin.

Their last day out with us, Cary and John Ehlers hang lots of dorado, releasing and giving away most of them and keeping a few for the ice chests.

IT’S GETTING ROUGH OUT THERE!

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Oct. 5-12, 2017

Basically, it’s bigger wind. Bigger waves. Fewer fishermen. Essentially, pretty typical for this time of year as we get closer to the holidays and the seasons change on us. Mostly snowbirds starting to filter in from colder places in the world to enjoy some sunshine and not necessarily fishing plus racing teams starting to fill the town for the popular Baja 1000 race that hits La Paz this week. So, not a lot of fishing going on.

When there is fishing, it’s all dependent on the weather right now. At least half the days this week weren’t even worth going out. Winds from the north are now pushing big swells into us and at times, even calm La Paz Bay is filled with little whitecaps or larger surges that throw spray onto the waterfront and passing cars. Even days when it seems not to be blowing, the surge and swell can still crash in and it’s just a miserable rough day to be out on the water…even if the sun is shining and it’s a pleasant 90 degrees! These are just days when it’s nicer to hang out on the beach or find some friendly cantina to pour a cold one and wrap your hand around a fish taco.

 We were personally out recently and one of the days we picked we headed to a spot we had just caught a mess of tuna and dorado.  It took us over an hour just to get out’ve the bay going against the big swell!  When we got to the spot of the SE end of Espirito Santo Island, the wind wasn’t blowing, but huge rollers pushed us around and beat us up and when the waves came up they were larger than the panga!  So we retreated to fish back in the bay near Mogote and only managed two small dorado and a sierra.  Even then, it was still howling!
We came in early!

 

On the days when it’s calm enough and there’s no winds, there’s still some surprisingly decent fishing. Waters are definitely getting cooler and not quite as blue and a little more cloudy and green as the winds turn it up. However, there’s still some spots of 10-20 pound tuna and some nice schools of dorado in varying sizes. However, with the cooler waters, we’re seeing more cooler water species like sierra, snapper, pargo, cabrilla, and amberjack.

The bite is also directly related to having live bait. If it’s rough, it’s hard to get live bait and even the bait sellers aren’t out there knowing it’s futile so anglers are left to use dead bait, cut bait or find/ catch their own bait.

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 Oct. 29-Nov. 5, 2017

MEXICAN MINUTE LA PAZ FISHING REPORT for WEEK of Oct. 29-Nov. 5, 2017

Apologies for the sound quality this week.  The wind was blowing pretty hard and I recorded it outside!

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Weather – Daytime high 80’s to low 90’s and mostly sunny or high clouds.  Very very pleasant unless you’re on the water one of the days that the winds are blowing.  Nighttime temps a nice 75 degrees

Water – It’s changing and getting cooler, but I’m still registering 82 on the surface and went scuba diving this week and at 30 feet down it was 74 degrees.  Waters are less blue and a little more green and cloudy from the winds in some places.

Fishing – When the winds don’t blow, it’s still pretty darned good.  Tuna, wahoo, dorado still the main catches.

Catching – Despite the full moon, everyone getting what they came for!

THE BIG PICTURE FISHING REPORT

He’s an ace! Roger Thompson and his wife, Donna (photo below) got 4 nice wahoo fishing with Captain Hugo off the south end of Cerralvo Island. Check out the nice size of this ‘hoo. The wahoo like the dark Rapalas.

Two hours of fishing with Captain “ten more minutes” Chito, resulted in limits of dorado and 7 nice tuna for Jill and Jonathan at the SE end of Cerralvo Island. We could have easily had many more. All the fish was donated.

Our Atlanta buddy, Leif Dover, squeezed in two quick days of fishing. Day one resulted in a box full of good quality dorado at the buoys off Bahia de los Muertos.

He came to get his big rooster this year and Travis Millspaugh from Roy, Washington, hooked and released this quality fish just off the arroyo outside Bahia Muertos.

Donna Thompson always gets quality fish! Nothing wrong with his quality wahoo across her lap!

Yes, they even let me fish this week. Tuna going into the box. The guy still has game!

Just a quick one-day trip for Brandon and Nick from San Diego who passed through on a surf trip and took one day to fish resulting in a big box of yellowfin tuna.

Day 2 for Leif Dover resulted in only 1 nice bull dorado…but 6 nice yellowfin tuna which is what he wanted.

Nice mix of fish for Greg Scialampo and Captain Armando posing on the beach at Suenos with tuna and dorado headed to the ice chest!

FULL MOON FISH BITE HARD SO DO NORTH WINDS

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Oct 29-Nov. 5, 2017

The full moon didn’t seem to do much to dampen the fishing down here.  There’s just not that many folks fishing these days which is fairly typical as the holidays get closer; families are doing other things but also as northern winds start to blow here and make it a big rougher to be out on the water.  Things are definitely changing as the breezes get stronger; waters get cooler and and the days are shorter.

But, the fishing still remained strong…and not much traffic out there to get in the way!
Tailhunter Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay Fleet
I was worried with more winds and if the full moon would affect things, but apparently not!  I had thought that the massive tuna bite of the last few months was finally over as we had a lull in tuna the previous week.  However, with a few exceptions, if you wanted tuna, they sure seemed to be there with legs 15-30 pound fish willing to bite live sardines, dead sardines, chunked bonito or lures.  The south end of Cerralvo Island, Punta Perrico and then Castillo not far off the Punta Arenas lighthouse were all good spots to find the yellowfin.
What’s really come on are the dorado.  If you wanted the mahi-mahi, not only are they free-swimming around the bays and drop-offs, but just go to the shark buoys and there’s all the dorado you want.  I had boats releasing 10-20 fish a day and some of them pretty decent size too!  It was a case of easy limits then catch-and-release as much as you want for fun or go chase other species, especially wahoo that seem to get more active this week.  Nice size ‘hoo at the south end of Cerralvo and near Punta Perico were willing to hit the dark-colored Rapalas but also hitting bait on wire with fish running 30-60 pounds.
Tailhunter La Paz Fleet
Earlier in the week, with the full moon, the winds also hit making it really rough to head north of the city, but then the waters laid flat for a few days and the bite took off
That area just east of Bonanza Beach near the south end of Espirito Santo Island held not only good number of dorado but for the last two weeks or so, several schools of 20-25 pound yellowfin tuna and wahoo as well.  The fish are loving live and dead sardines and it wasn’t uncommon to get easy limits of dorado plus release a dozen more and catch a handful of nice yellowfin as well.  Chunked and slow trolled bonito also worked well. Schools of foaming tuna like this haven’t been seen in years.

2018 Bookings!

After such a great season, alot of our anglers went right home and booked new dates for next year and dates are already filling.  If you’re thinking about fishing in 2018; want certain hotel rooms or want certain of our Tailhunter captains, don’t hesitate.  We’d love to have you visit us!  E-mail us at:  Jonathan@tailhunter.com .   Or Jilly@tailhunter.com
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 Oct. 22-29, 2017

MEXICAN MINUTE LA PAZ VIDEO FISHING REPORT for WEEK of Oct. 22-29, 2019

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Weather – Getting windier every week as northern winds increase.  Calm days are becoming the exception.  Some days almost too windy to fish.  But, when the wind dies down, it’s pretty nice.  Sun is still out and great to be on the beach.

Water – Getting cooler as the seasons change.  Not so humid.  Pleasant.  Still blue…for now.

Fishing – It all depends on the winds.  If the winds are blowing, it makes it tougher and the counts are down.  When the wind lays down, the bite increases.

Catching – Still pretty good.  Great variety.  Tuna…roosterfish…wahoo…dorado…pargo…cabrilla…billfish…bonito…and more!

Travis Millspaugh from Roy,  Washington, had 4 wahoo come off or break off before finally landing one and it turned out to be a beast estimated in the 60-pound class. (Looks smaller but believe me it was FAT FAT FAT! Just look at the size of the head! ). They  had hooked the big fish just off Punta Perrico not far offshore. Travis said the fish took them down into the backing several times before coming to gaff.

Our amigo, Mike Schoder, is an Alaska bush pilot but tries to make it to La Paz every year. He fished several days and caught and released numerous species on the flyrod. But, he also kept a couple one day including these nice tuna and dorado. Great fighters on the fly.

Damon Harvey worked the flyrod hard all week and got tuna, dorado and other species, but shows off one of the nicer bull dorado here. Great colors. Many fish released.

From Alaska, Jeff Schoder is a grizzly bear hunting guide and bush pilot for Extreme Expeditions in Anchorage and came to fish with Tailhunter Sportfishing to get some sunshine. He spent 5 long hours with his flyrod working a popper for a rooster fish and finally landed this 20-pounder near Muertos Bay! This well-earned fish was released.

Thumbs up from Mike Pilkington from San Diego with another yellowfin tuna while dad, Gary, battles one in the stern. They had two outstanding days of tuna with us. Cerralvo Island in the background. Dad’s from Orangevale CA. Dad’s been with us many times. It was Mike’s first trip. They also got to try scuba diving with us for the first time.

Wow! Big load for Captain Archangel who hefts a huge roosterfish for a very happy Dwight Smith from Montana. The fish was released.

You can tell the water is cooling when we start getting mullet snapper (pargo liso) a delicious reef fish that we normally get in the winter and spring. John McLucas pulled one out’ve the rocks this past week along with a number of other species on light tackle.

After many years of being away, Otha Livingston and his dad, Ray, came to see us again for a quick getaway and got into some great dorado action.

The dorado action north of La Paz has been very good to excellent most days, when the wind isn’t blowing. Mike Pilkington with another mahi, but note the waves in the background from the wind.

More of our good Alaska, amigos! Jason Bontrager and John Daly pose with some of their catch from the first day.

Captain Gerardo with our nominee for the “Most Interesting Man” in the world for Tecate Beer. Terry Cartee spent his first week down here getting his Scuba certification. His next week, he took sailing classes on a live-aboard sailboat getting his sailing certifcation. Then, his 3rd week he spent it fishing with us!

Julie Millspaugh is a gamer. Four straight days on the water hanging fish! Check out the color on this nice dorado with Captain Pancho!

Just another great shot of Jeff Pralle working the flyrod hard all week for dorado and a bunch of other species. He did great.

Underwater tuna shot from Gary Pilkington and his GoPro! Sweet!

Another of Gary’s shots with his GoPro and another yellowfin!

Mark Bonsack took this great yellowfin shot getting an above/ below surface shot using his GoPro and a new dome lens. Incredibly super shot!

Captain Pancho and a big smile from our good amigo, Bill Lee from Capitola CA, and another dorado for the ice chest.

Lots of folks don’t know we also book scuba and snorkelng trips as well. Mike Pilkington got to try out scuba for the first time and got to play at the sealion colony. With waters at 85 degrees, it’s a great time to be in the water.

TUNA SLOW- WINDS RAMP UP – DORADO TAKE OVER!

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Report for Week of Oct. 22-19, 2017

I’m going to officially call the warm-water season over.  In addition to the time-change (Daylight savings time) down here, the weather has officially turned and that’s the best indicator.  Normally, we have hot-balmy days and then a cooling breeze in the late afternoon. Now, the calm days are the exception.  The winds are blowing more-often-than-not in the mornings and it’s the afternoons that are windless.

Some days, are really bumpy already and just on the verge of being “too windy” to fish.  Those days will increase as we get closer towards December.

Shadows are getting longer and the air temperatures have dropped. Water temperatures have dropped as well.
And the fishing has changed…somewhat!  Still tuna and dorado around, but some other cooler water species also popping up.

TAILHUNTER LA PAZ FLEET

 For all intents-and-purposes, this is probably the last week for fishing out’ve La Paz.  We’ll mostly shut down our La Paz fleet shortly.  The Northern winds are already starting to blow and make it really bouncy and ugly outside.  Even when it looks calm in the bay, once you get out, it’s not real pleasant.  Other times, even in the bay, it’s kicking up white water so you can imagine what it’s like outside.  The calm days are the exception right now and it’s only going to increase.
But, anyway, the fish are still biting.  When the winds settle down, the dorado are still willing and eager.  Lots of smallish fish around, but some nice sized 10-20 pounders are in the mix as well.  No shortage of dorado if that’s what you want to catch.
The biggest surprise, however, is the tuna schools that showed up off the south end of Espirito Santo Island not far off from Bonanza Beach.  These are nice-sized fish up to about 20 pounds and are boiling around the boats.  In more than 20 years here in La Paz, I’ve never seen so many tuna out’ve La Paz.

TAILHUNTER LAS ARENAS/ MUERTOS BAY FLEET

At least when the winds are blowing, this area is a little more protected and the fish are closer.  The winds have a direct correlation to the bite.  When it’s windy, the counts are down.  When it’s not windy, the fishing is much much better.
I’m going to officially call the “Great Tuna Bite of 2017” over.  It’s been the best in 3-5 years the last 3 months.  Incredible tuna fishing just off the beach and fish ranging from footballs to 100 pounders.
We still have tuna, but not in the numbers we had even a week or two ago.  But, there’s still fish around.  Just not as many as the waters cool down.
However, there’s no lack of action!
Dorado have taken up the slack.  We’re suddenly seeing sailfish and striped marlin.  We’re getting pargo, cabrilla, yellow snapper and sierra.  Wahoo suddenly perked up too!  Roosterfish aren’t as big as before, but 10-40 pound fish are still lurking!  So, lots of variety.

RESERVATIONS ALREADY FILLING FOR 2018

After an outstanding fishing year and closing out strong, lots of folks are already setting up their trips for 2018…much heavier than normal!  Don’t miss out.  If you have some specific dates; want specific captains; want specific room, condos or villas, or just have questions, don’t wait!  A few dates are already sold out.  Write to us at: Jonathan@tailhunter.com or Jilly@tailhunter.com.  Or call us at 626-638-3383 from the U.S.

Ice chests full of fish headed to the airport!

GRATEFUL BEYOND WORDS

Every week our fisher-folk bring down suitcases, boxes, duffle bags and ice chests full of awesome donations to our Tailhunter Outreach Program that helps benefit several charities here in La Paz.  Over the course of the 9 months of the season, it has amounted to SEVERAL HUNDRED POUNDS a WEEK of clothes, shoes, school supplies, hygiene items, medical supplies, toys, sports gear and more.  On behalf of those who can’t say thank you directly to you, your big hearts do more than you know!  For this week, take a look at the photos.  Also, there are many more of you that bring things and I don’t get a chance to take photos…or you donate money…we are no less grateful!

Dana Milano and his guys hauled down school supplies and clothes!

It’s hard to tell from this photo, but the Summers DROVE down SEVEN full suitcases of clothes, toothbrushes, hygiene materials and more. There’s a whole tableful of suitcases behind them!

Chris Wellons from San Diego with Jilly posing with some great kids clothes that will come in handy for the coming colder months!

Have a great week!
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 Oct. 15-22, 2017

MEXICAN MINUTE LA PAZ VIDEO FISHING REPORT FOR WEEK OF OCT. 15-22, 2017

WEEK at a GLANCE

Weather – Nice. Warm. Great beach weather.  But, seasons are changing.  Getting cooler.  More winds could be problematic for fishing.  Waters getting cooler too.

Water – Definitely getting cooler.  Fishing could start changing any time.  Hard to say.  Could keep blazing strong.  We’re in a transition for sure.

Fishing – A bit sticky and picky earlier in the week when it was windy.  Winds calmed down and fish were right back on it.  Good tuna.  Good dorado.  Frosting-on-the-cake with big roosterfish, wahoo and billfish.

Catching – Bigger fish lost, but everyone catching fish!

THE BIG PICTURE FISHING REPORT

WHOA! That’s alot of roosterfish to hold up for a photo! Our Captain Chito (“Ten more minutes!”) of the Tailhunter La Paz Fleet watches Mike Shea try to hold up a huge roosterfish he caught just north of La Paz on a live bait. The fish was estimated at 80-90 pounds and was quickly released and swam away strong!

Kirk Shandrew from San Jose CA got his first-ever tuna and it was a gem! he fought this 50-pound class fish for almost 1 1 /2 hours before getting it to the boat. One of the larger tuna landed this week (alot were lost!).

Our Canadian amigos, Luke Beggs and John Lang from Manitoba locked into a nice rack of tuna and dorado their first day fishing with us out’ve Muertos Bay.

One of the prettiest photos of the week! A huge long wahoo taken in the early morning hours by Marty Sering who gets a hand from his son, Taylor. They’re from the Portland OR area.

Idaho, amigo, Tom Mullican fishes with us several times a year and finally got his first marlin and and said it pretty much beat him up after battling it on light tackle for 2 hours with Captain Pancho. The fish could not be released and Tom donated the meat.

Amigos, Jack Eichhorn and Zach Milano rocked their first day on the water to start a week of solid fishing with a load of yellowfin tuna and a dorado.

Captain Pancho with Gary Pilkington who came back to see us this year from Orangevale CA and took this great shot with one of his yellowfin.

First time visitor…first wahoo for Paul Bunch from La Jolla who was out with our Captain Chito and crazily caught this 42-pound wahoo (he’s holding our IGFA certified scale showing the weight) on light tackle and a sardine!!! No wire! Captain Chito gives the thumb up!

Our Oregon fish brothers, Craig Brown and Bob Layko visit us every year to celebrate Bob’s birthday and fish with Captain Armando! The guys show off some of their tuna for the camera on the beach at Muertos Bay.

Another of our fish brothers who visits us several times a year, Jeff Sakuda from Cypress CA with his favorite Captain Jorge spent 3 days bent on tuna and dorado.

Nothing but smiles! Mike Shea dropped iron down on the reef and while it fluttered down, this huge grouper smacked it and went right back into the caves where Mike skillfully worked it out and miraculously didn’t get the line sawed off on the rocks. Quite a catch. Captain Archangel gives a rare smile from one of our best and most popular captains. Dave Delprato is in on this too!

San Francisco Treat…(just had to do that Kim and Ken!). Ken Cereghino from SF with a nice fat yellowfin tuna in the boat just south of Cerralvo Island.

Great shot of Captain Adolfo with Shane Knox and Pete Klinowski after a great day of fishing and more tuna and dorado to put in the freezer.

First time here visiting with his dad, Mike Pilkington spent two days hanging fish like this in the tuna schools, plus got to scuba dive for the first time!

Part of our good amigos at the San Diego Anglers Club, Dave Ameika and Paul Bunch started off a quick two day fishing trip with 4 yellowfin and 3 dorado.

Shelly and Ali Zauner have been friends for many years and we finally got them to come down. They were fishing with Captain Ramiro and brought home a load of tuna and dorado in the coolers. Shelly’s fish is almost as big as she is but she battled it tough!

Pete adds another nice bull dorado to the boat! The dorado are getting thicker at Las Arenas.

John McVay fishes with us every year and always fishes with Captain Jorge who did him good with great bites like these tuna on his first day!

Love this photo of Shane from Canada and his catch of the day!

SEASON HEADING TOWARDS A STRONG FINISH AS WINDS INCREASE

La Paz -Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Oct. 15-22, 2017

The seasons are changing.  You can feel it in the water; the lower angle of the sun; the air temperatures and the increasing north winds.  Next weekend we go to daylight savings time down here.  It’s starting to affect the fishing a bit, but as we roll down the homestretch to the end of our busy season, it looks like we’re going out with a bang and bent rods.  There’s a lot of variety out here in our waters.

TAILHUNTER FLEET LAS ARENAS/ MUERTOS BAY/ SUENOS BAY

We have had almost 2 months of some of the best tuna fishing in almost 3 seasons.  Fish running 10-30 pounds not far off the beach and stretching from the lighthouse at Punta Arenas to the north down along Punta Perico…into Bahia de los Muertos and then south to Boca De Alamo plus both north and south points of Cerralvo Island.  Additionally, add in the occasional 50-100 pound toad tuna and 3-10 fish per day and they’re causing some sore arms, backs and big smiles.
In addition to the tuna, there’s an occasional wahoo; some big rooster fish, dorado, pargo, cabrilla, jack crevalle plus several species of bonito. Plus, we hooked a few billfish this week also that were prowling through the tuna schools. Great fun fishing and it’s almost all fun live-bait style.
As we roll into fall, we’re seeing more wind and more chop out there. Most days are calm, but earlier in the week, it was bumpy.  Hope the fishing holds up a few more weeks!

TAILHUNTER LA PAZ FLEET

I was a bit worried earlier in the week.  We’re definitely getting more north winds making it increasingly bumpy and rough to fish out’ve La Paz and within a few weeks, we’ll shift our action almost entirely to our Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay fleet.  It will just get too unpredictable as the winds increase in intensity.  Early in the week, I thought the winds had finally arrived. It surely slowed down the great dorado bite.
However, by about mid-week winds started to diminish and the bite turned right back on with good to excellent dorado fishing north of the city. Lots of small links, but occasional 20 pound fish in the box with lots of smaller fish getting released.  If you hit the right spot, it can be crazy nuts off-the-chart dorado fishing as fast as you can get baits into the water.
In addition to the dorado, however, we had some rare schools of tuna show up plus some decent wahoo and rooster fish action as well.

HEAD’S UP for 2018!

It has been an awesome year!  We have had such a great season that alot of our anglers are already booking spots for next year and certain dates are already filling up or getting tight.
If you think you’d like to come see us again next year or have some dates in mind, let us know. We’ll customize a great trip for you.  Also, if you have a certain of your favorite captains, let us know.  They get snapped up fast!
Don’t wait!  E-mail us at Jonthan@tailhunter.com or Jilly@tailhunter.com.  Or call the U.S. number 626-638-3383.
That’s our story!
Jonathan and Jilly
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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Oct. 8-15, 2017

MEXICAN MINUTE LA PAZ VIDEO FISHING REPORT for OCT. 8-15, 2017

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Weather – Sunny and warm, but early in the week too windy for my liking because it messed with our fishing.  When the winds cut, the fishing came back online.

Water – Blue and warm with surface temps running in the low to mid-80’s.

Fishing–  With the early week winds, it was a bit sticky and picky, but really picked back up again mid-week when the winds went elsewhere.  Dorado back.  Tuna back…and bigger!  Roosters and wahoo around too.

Catching – Pretty good until some monster tuna came roaring through and decided to play.  Hooking big tuna is one thing.  Fighting and catching them is a different issue and some big fish were lost.

THE BIG PICTURE FISHING REPORT

 

From Kirkland WA, John Stendra (holding the head) gets an assist from Bill Bigelman, also from Washington, and Captain Victor from the Tailhunter Fleet on a slug yellowfin tuna caught right off the beach near Muertos Bay and estimated at 70-80 pounds. John fought it for an hour on 40 pound test and also fought another fish over 3 hours before it broke off at color.

Don Busse has been visiting La Paz for years and fishing with Tailhunter Sportfishing, but never got a sailfish until this week when he hung this beautiful fish on light tackle fishing with a sardine for tuna with Captain Pancho. After a long fight, the fish was photo’d and released. Don is from Lakewood CA.

John Gibbs from Lakewood CA had caught a few tuna just off the beach at Las Arenas with Captain Moncho of the Tailhunter Fleet when the captain suggested they slow troll a small bonito and maybe get a wahoo in the shallows. Instead within minutes they got hammered by this big rooster fish…John’s first. They photo’d and released the fish to swim away strong!

Captain Armando was on top of the big fish again when he put Steve Manney (holding the tail) onto this 60 pound class yellowfin. Dana Murray helps with the head and the photo op! The guys are from Washington and visit us every year and took home ALOT of great fish!

Holding his own! Peter Walker tries to balance his big tuna so we could get a photo of it. He’s on the beach at Bahia de los Muertos.

Walt Menda from the Sacramento CA area has been fishing with us for years, but never got a wahoo until he was trolling a purple feather outside of La Paz Bay trying to catch some bonito to use for bait when this big log wahoo came up and hit the little feather! The guys were laughing because the big fish pretty much wore him out!

Our super buddy from Seaside, OR, Bob Bradley finally made it down to visit us after many years and started off his trip with a nice load of yellowfin tuna fishing with Captain Armando out’ve Las Arenas. Bob’s wife, Trea, is a professional chef and know a thing or two about cooking up seafood.

First trip hammers a trophy fish! Jerry Gibbs made his first trip down to see us and right-off-the-bat fishing with Captain Pancho hauls in a speedy wahoo and guys try to get for years!

Honeymoon fish for Mike Crandall with this pretty bull dorado and flat seas fishing out’ve La Paz. That’s Bonanza Beach at Espirito Santo Island in the background.

Captain Armando gets in all the good photos this week! Cami Summerhays from Utah was fishing the panga just off the rocks at Punta Perrico and got bent on this fat pretty yellowfin tuna. The fish got chunky this week.

Joe Marroquin and his son, Henry, from San Dimas CA were also first-time visitors to us in La Paz and had some full days of tuna fishing and also catching dorado to bring home. Great photo of the two!

It seems the dorado are getting a little bigger each week! Bill Bigelman poses with a good-looking bull mahi.

San Diego in the house with Jock Argust and Norm Cole  and some tuna headed for the coolers.

Two of the funniest guys who visit us from the San Francisco area, Ken Cereghinto and Kim Stuart pose with Captain Adolfo and some of their fat yellowfin.

Never a bad day when Ken Campbell and Wiley Randolph are in town to see us and fish. They loaded on the tuna as well. Muertos Bay in the background.

Marni Zauner from Bakersfield CA is my new hero. She’s been planning this trip with us for years and made all the arrangements for her family. The day BEFORE the trip, she busts her foot (you can see where I circled the crutchs and the plastic bag around her cast) and it didn’t stop her from fishing or anything else on the trip! What a gamer! Here with Shelley, her mom and Captain Jorge

More fun Utah friends! Dave Johnson and Stori McCarrel got in some of the good yellowfin tuna bite with us.

In case you can’t tell where he’s from, Taylor Sering, from Oregon finally came down to see us with his dad and says, “I’m coming for the rest of my life!” He started his trip with two nice dorado fishing out’ve La Paz.

All the way from N. Carolina, Jeff Cassens was fishing with our Captain Jorge when he latched into this thick wahoo in the channel off Punta Perrico.

Brad Baker has a frameable photo here with another nice yellofin tuna in the boat. Check out the flat waters!

Kris Honkola is the beer master of beer masters and travels the world to taste different beers and always has a great time. He was just inside of Bahia Muertos not far off the launch ramp (behind him) whe he caught this good looking roosterfish! The fish was promptly released.

We love this lady! Trea Lamarre from Oregon has been trying to come see us for years and we finally got her down to have some fun. She and Captain Joel got into a nice bit of dorado north of La Paz Bay.

 

Mark Bonsak and Brad “Fish” Sleder did fished the whole week with us and filled some coolers with tuna like these plus dorado!

Just a great photo of John Stack and a full-colored fully lit tuna just out’ve the water a few hundred yards off Punta Perrico (you can see the big houses in the background). He and Kris Honkola took home a nice batch of fish after a week of fishing and also camped out on the island over night with our snorkel/ dive trip.

Bob Larson, hefts up two more yellowfin for the camera! Bob’s from Washington and comes down every year.

 

Bruce Bower and Eric Moen do double lifts of tuna with Captain Gerardo!

BIGGER TUNA ON A DIFFERENT LEVEL

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Oct. 8-15

It couldn’t last forever and we’ve been having such an incredible bite on fish since the end of August, that I didn’t want to jinx it hex it, but knew it had to end sometime as all good things must.  So, when winds started to blow earlier in the week and turn up the water; creating chop; dropping the temperatures; etc.  I figured it was about time.  The seasons are changing.  It’s been a good great run.  Fall is here and we will say “adios” to the best bite in years.

Those same winds that plagued and devastated so much of California started to kick in down here too.  Surely, not at that magnitude, but enough the it put quite a damper on the fishing.  Our counts dropped off quite a bit.  So, I figured we were on the slide and the “great bite of 2017” was over!  Even two weeks when the full moon raged, the fish still couldn’t get enough.  So, it was over and done and had been a good run.
Then, the winds quit…

TAILHUNTER LAS ARENAS/ MUERTOS BAY FLEET

Well, the winds died down and the tuna came up hungry and voracious again!  Right off the point. Right off the beach.  Flat blue waters and foaming breaking fish all the way down the coast and out to Cerralvo Island.  And they were larger!
The 8-10 pound fun footballs gained traction and came back at 15-25 pounds.  Then, the got eve bigger!
Late in the week, 30-200 pounders crashed the pangas leaving broken hearts and busted tackle as our anglers suddenly found themselves double-bendo for 1, 2, 3 or more hours on big angry tuna…only to lose them!  But, the ones we did get in were still 40-80 pound slugs!   Really pretty pretty fish.
On top of that, add in a few wahoo…some roosters…lots and lots of skipjack (non-edible) and blue bonito (very edible) a handful of dorado and we’re talking some really excellent days on the water and exhausted fishermen at night!

TAILHUNTER LA PAZ FLEET

Just like our Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay Fleet, when I saw the winds kicking in and the whitewater chop in the bay, I thought it was all over.  The dorado went lockjaw and we went from easy limits to picky fishing for a smattering of dorado here and there.
Then, late in the week, the winds dropped off.  And the dorado came back heavy.  Lots of little dinks under 5 pounds, but also more legit 10-20 pounders in the box as well plus inshore pargo, cabrilla and rooster fish.  The biggest surprise was when one of our pangas ended their day, they started tossing their extra baits in the water and suddenly tuna showed up in the wake and now a tuna bite was on!  Not very common for our La Paz fleet, but it resulted in some nice 15-20 pound ahi for a few days!
TAILHUNTER OUTREACH 
Shout-out gracias to everyone who brought down donations this week for our outreach programs or donated to our scholarship funds. Unfortunately, I don’t have photos of everyone, but you know who you are and we’re awesomely grateful, but no moreso than the kids, families and programs YOU help and bring smiles to!

Take a look at the load of shoes, clothes, school supplies and so much more brought in by Don Busse, Brad Baker, Jerry Gibbs, Ken Campbell, John Gibbs and Wiley Randolph! Wow! A tablefull!

Our San Diego amigos Jock Argust, Eric Moen, Bruce Bower and Norm Cole with clothes and school supplies probably headed to Vsita Hermosa families.

Armfuls!!! Jilly and Tim Butterworth try to balance it all! Tim and his wife, Paula, have been so very generous every year! She once sent down boxes and boxes of schoolbooks.

Washington was well represented by these crazy guys! Dana Murray, Bill Bigelman, John Stendra, Steve Murray, Alex Dumbrowski, Bob Murray, Pete Walker and Bob Larson (getting a funny man-hug!) LOL

Kris Honkola, John Stack (T-Rex), Jeff Cassens (Landshark) didn’t bring anything down! Instead, they decided to help the local economy and went on a local shopping spree to buy lots of clothes, blankets, and other much needed things for winter. They do this kind of thing every year and spent a fun week with us down here!

That’s our story!
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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Oct. 1-8, 2017

MEXICAN MINUTE LA PAZ VIDEO FISHING REPORT

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Weather – Couldn’t be better.  Sunny and warm.  Maybe a little too much humidity for some, but seasons changing and it’s getting progressively cooler

Water – Blue and clear, but like air temps, the season is changing.  Waters will start to cool.  I hope not too soon.  Fish are sensitive.

Fishing – Hard to imagine it being much better with nice variety including tuna, dorado, billfish, wahoo, pargo, cabrilla, roosterfish.  In terms of numbers, it’s great.  If the fish got bigger, it would be even better! No one complaining.

Catching – Easy limits most days.

BIG PICTURE FULL FISHING REPORT 

Three in the hand and more in the boat…great tuna start for Tom Ramsey and Matt Fields who started their fishing week with Captain Arcangel and a boatload of yellowfin tuna!  The tuna seem to be getting just a tad larger with every week.

A great photo of Chris Van Leeuwen from Utah with some larger grade yellowfin tuna on the beach at Muertos Bay.

Harley Nelson is the owener/ operator Stockman’s fishing lodge in Saskatchewan, Canada and made his first trip this week to visit La Paz and fish with Tailhunter Sportfishing. He caught lots of tuna and dorado, but on his last day with Captain Jorge, hooked up with this big-time rooster fish not far from the Punta Arenas lighthouse on live bait. The big fish was released and swam away strong.

John Kennedy had himself a great week of tuna and dorado fishing, but also topped it with one of our wahoo this week with Captain Victor.  Lots of reasons to smile!

Eric Ostrom from Florida and Bob McPhee from California had just two quick days to getaway and fish and got in on the dorado and tuna bite.

Leave it to the first timer to get the trophy! From Montana, Jeff Carr was with friend, Dwight Smith and Captain Archangel on his very first day and time fishing in La Paz and Mexico and hit the jackpot with a nice wahoo!

Marty and Pam Martin had a full week of this kind of fishing and went back to Montana with a vanload of fish, even after donating fish and releasing fish! Our amigos are from Great Falls, Montana.

Three generations of smiles from Bob, grandson Jacob and son Jason Rudloff from Northern California who hammered some easy limits out’ve Muertos Bay of yellowfin tuna.

Heather and Alan McCrory, our first-time visitors to La Paz to fish with us, we out with Captain Armando and appear to have sat on a nice school of yellowfin tuna with some good size to kick off the week.

A last-minute trip by Tom Van Leeuwen and son, Chris from Utah turned out pretty well with nice days of tuna and dorado.

Our buddy, John Kennedy again in the fishing report twice! This time holding a roosterfish that came up in the middle of the tuna schools and got itself hooked on a sardine! John released the gallo!

Stephanie and Trent squeezed in a single day of fishing with Captain Gerardo and made the most of it with a looad of tuna and dorado to cap it off.

I think I will frame this photo of Jorge Romero. A man only has two hands! Catches the fish and gaffs his own fish! A man of many talents! Check the flat waters!

Captain Pancho with Marty Martin and another yellowfin headed back to Montana! Fatter fish lately

 

The fish get heavy when someone tries to take a picture! Captain Archangel and Dwight Smith grimace and laugh as their picture is being taken!

John Virgin had a prett incredible week of fishing as he shows off another healthy yellowfin tuna on the gaff.

After many years, Dave Cagnacci and brother Mark, from Ventura CA finally made it down to La Paz and were fishing with Captain Jorge and filled some coolers with quite a bit of yellowfin and dorado.

She had never caught anything bigger than a trout, but Jamie Rudloff with husband Jason, had quite a kick holding onto a bent rod attached to a yellowfin tuna!

Larry Chastain and Steve Ritz fished with Captain Gerardo on their first-ever trip fishing in La Paz and jumped right into the tuna bite at Muertos.

 

No full moon slow down on the fishing.  Still full turbo although we were kinda nervous that the full moon was coming up and would affect what has been one of the best fish bites in recent years.  Fortunately, not so!

TAILHUNTER LAS ARENAS/ MUERTOS BAY/ SUENOS BAY FLEET

There appears to be a full line of tuna that came up outta the trenches about 4 weeks ago and, so far (with fingers crossed) shows now sign of abatement as tuna are biting at both the north and south end of Cerralvo Island plus close to shore from the Arenas lighthouse and south 2-3 miles to Boca de Alamo. Some of the fish are right inside of Bahia de los Muertos and many times well within a stone’s throw of the beach in shallow water!
Limits of tuna between 10 and 30 pounds have been the norm rather than the exception as the fish chase the abundant sardine schools that we haven’t seen in 2-4 years.  Many of our anglers are limiting by mid-morning then using the rest of the time to target dorado, cargo, cabrilla, wahoo and rooster fish.
The big roosters are still around and the ones we caught and released this week were all big thick 40-80 pound fish either just off the rocks or the sandy areas near the Arenas lighthouse.  As well, for the first time in several weeks we locked into some 30-40 pound wahoo.

TAILHUNTER LA PAZ FLEET

The dorado bite that has settled into the area just kept going this past week.  Not much to say except it’s often all the action you could want.  Dorado aren’t big but 7-20 pound fish are most common and limits have been pretty easy the anglers telling me they’re releasing several more dozen fish after that!
One day of wind late in the week made for some rough waters, and diminished the bite somewhat, but when the winds died later in the day, the fish went on the chew.  As the week went on, the mornings were slow, but the afternoons provided the most action.
That’s our story!
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from Mexico: 044-612-53311
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