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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Sept. 8-15, 2021

OLAF TURNS INTO A SURPRISE CATEGORY 2 HURRICANE

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Bahia Suenos Fishing Report for Week of Sept 8-15, 2021

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO FISHING REPORT

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

They only had ONE day to fish! Tim and his amigo, Adam, hooked FIVE marlin with several on simultaneously and awesomely RELEASED all of them but brought home an ice chest full of pargo, cabrilla and snapper.

New amigos visiting for the first time, David Marin and Kristin Robles from El Monte CA pose with a hefty rooster for a quick photo and release.

With clouds from Hurricane Olaf bearing down on them in the background, Garry Coles from Washington put this nice bull dorado on the deck before a mad dash back to the marina!

Duane Marlatt told me his arm was sore after more than an hour battling his first marlin just north of the city. Duane is from Colorado on his first visit to us.

Our first big dog-tooth snapper in awhile in the hands of another of our first time new amigos, Jeremiah Page from Oregon. Great eating!

In almost 30 years working for us, Captain Arkangel is rarely seen smiling in a photo, but he’s got a good one for Tim Larson and his marlin. Great shot. Several other billfish were released that day.

One of the best anglers to visit us SEVERAL times a year, Mark Bonsack from Washington got one of the few wahoo we’ve seen this year on a Rapala.

Art Flippin has been fishing with us for years, but made a last-minute trip down and started off with several dorado like this one out’ve Bahia Muertos with Captain Armando.

Captain Pancho lends a hand with a big rooster that Brad Bennett caught who came to visit us from Montana. The rooster was released.

Al and Jeanne Jones from Idaho with one of their favorite captains, Rogelio Camacho and a day of dorado headed for the fillet table.

Brett Bleichrodt from Denver was able to squeeze in one last day of fishing and put the wood to this nice roosterfish before releasing it. Those are storm clouds from Hurricane Olaf darkening the background sky. Shortly after, they were running for the beach.

Captain Pancho is trying to help Claire Olson with his marlin and strike an unusual pose! Claire’s first fishing trip with us and good to have him down. They released two billfish that day.

First time visiting us and first time fishing on salt water, Nicole gets an assist from Captain Pancho on a legit roosterfish before letting it swim away. Nice job!

Only one day to fish, but Tim and Adam stacked the cooler with some of the best eating fish including big cabrila, snapper, and several species of pargo.

Captain Victor and Jermey and Deanna Page with a big sailfish he caught as well as a dorado. The Page’s came to see us from Oregon and it was their first time in La Paz.

Two of the fun and funniest folks whenever they visit. Eric has a fish on the line while Starr Jenkins is trying to pose with one on the gaff. The Jenkins are from Temecula CA. They also released several billfish while fishing with us.

Check out the flat calm waters one day AFTER Hurricane Olaf! John Holty and Captain Jorge with a quick photo of a striped marlin before releasing it.

A great photo of a larger bull dorado! David Marin hooked this good-looking mahi just outside of Bahia Muertos.

MIch Nekota with his first marlin with Greg Saubolle while fishing with Captain Victor. They also released another billfish. They donated a majority of the fish to the community.

These guys had too much fun the week they were with us. Brandon Mauch and Garry Coles spent one day just light tackle fishing in the rocks. They caught and released 17 roosterfish!

Great shot! From Lincoln City, Oregon, Joe Barnard has another roosterfish for the camera before a quick release.

Noah Lauby and Dennis Gayman tag-teamed this marlin with Captain Armando off Las Arenas. Most of the meat was donated.

All the way from Australia via South Africa, Andrew MacKay is a professional hunting guide in 5 countries, but got in a quick last-minute visit to us to jump on some dorado with Captain Armando.

Ben Daniels fishing inshore got his first roosterfish for a fast photo then release before Hurricane Olaf barreled in and they had to dash for the beach. Clouds looming in the background. Ben is from Colorado.

 

I lost count how many roosters Mark and Nicole released, but he always takes great photos! That’s the sand of Las Arenas Point just behind them. Check the flat waters one day after the hurricane!

Amberjack in September? Also big triggerfish, pargo, snapper and cabrilla headed for the ice chest for Garry and Brandon who work together doing cancer research.

 

Our bite was really doing well.  Dorado had picked up noticeably with more and bigger fish for both our Tailhunter Las Arenas and Tailhunter La Paz fleet.  In fact, it was some of the best bite we had seen in weeks.   Marlin and sailfish continued to surprise many of our anglers, especially on light tackle who were fishing for dorado or other smaller species then suddenly find themselves fighting a billfish!

A few tuna and wahoo even popped up and inshore fishing for huge triggerfish, as well as pargo, cabrilla, snapper, jack crevalle, and of course, big bonito kept everyone bent.
Then, out’ve nowhere, Hurricane Olaf came roaring in.
We had been watching it for several days come north towards us, but all of the computer models showed it barely brushing the Baja Peninsula then taking a sharp left and heading out to sea.  It’s what many storms do at this time.  Maybe some wind.  Maybe a tad bit of rain.  We can usually expect some larger swells or waves.  Overall pretty benign.   It’s what Nora, Marty and Kevin did last month.  Not really anything big.
Olaf was expected to do the same.
The morning of Sept. 9, we sent out our boats and fishermen like normal.  Seas were calm.  It was dark but the skies were clear and stars were easily visible.  A beautiful morning!
About 8 a.m.,  all of that changed.
Olaf made a strange right turn and instead of going out, it made a missile path right over Baja and right over La Paz!

Beautifully scary. Olaf made a surprising turn into Baja.

Time to bring all the boats back to shore FAST!

Literally without warning, huge black (not dark) clouds rolled in with giant cracks of thunder and lighting and it was like someone started dumping buckets of water on La Paz.  There was no drizzle ahead of time.  The skies just started opening up.  I’m not kidding when I tell you that people were suddenly running  like crazy for shelter.  Joggers and bikers were suddenly dashing to find cover.  Construction workers were jumping off scaffolds to escape the downpour.  Cars were swerving trying to dodge the people and boats in the bay were full throttle to get back to the port or beach.
No one was prepared for what hit us.

Here comes Olaf!

Olaf turned into a pretty furious Category 2 hurricane with winds up to 90 mph and gusts to 150 mph.  12-15 inches of rain in less than a day.
It took about a day and one night to blow through and left huge floods; swirling arroyos and broken trees and signs everywhere.  Many were left without electricity, water and phones for 1-3 days.  Fortunately, no injuries were reported.

Lots of flooded streets!

12-15 inches of rain and gusts of wind over 100 mph.

Normally, this is a street!
Airports had no power so were closed.  Most flights got cancelled so folks got stuck unable to leave.  On the other end, folks trying to fly down to us couldn’t get on their flights to fly in.
Obviously no fishing to the disappointment of many who watched Olaf’s craziness from indoors.

Adios Olaf!

Then, just like that…OLAF was gone.  Sun came out.  Wind disappeared.  Seas turned to glass.  Usually, after a storm it takes several days for things to clean up.
And the fishing bounced back pretty nicely right away.  We sent out lots of fishermen immediately and I was surprised by the action.  Marlin…sailfish…dorado…seemed just as willing as the anxious fishermen!  The next few days will give us a better reading.  At this time, we’ll need a few more days to make a better assessment, but all indications are that things cleared up pretty fast!
That’s my story!
Jonathan
Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter Sportfishing
www.tailhunter.com



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

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

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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Sept. 1-7, 2021

POST NORA THE FISH TAKE A FEW DAYS TO WAKE UP

AGAIN! (but they finally do!)

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

 

 

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO REPORT

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eric Jenkins rocked a sole yellowfin tuna with Captain Armando

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

That’s my story!

 

Jonathan
Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter Sportfishing
www.tailhunter.com



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

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

Phones: 
from USA : 626-638-3383
from Mexico: 044-612-14-17863
When your life finally flashes before your eyes, you will have only moments to regret all the things in life you never had the courage to try.”

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

FISHING IMPROVES ALOT…UNTIL NORA SHOWS UP!

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

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO FISHING REPORT

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

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

 

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

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

Austin Dorati puts another dorado in the box.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Jonathan
Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter Sportfishing
www.tailhunter.com



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

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

Phones: 
from USA : 626-638-3383
from Mexico: 044-612-14-17863
When your life finally flashes before your eyes, you will have only moments to regret all the things in life you never had the courage to try.”

 

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

HAD TO WORK HARD TO GET THE FISH TO BITE

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

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO REPORT

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rain across the bay. Lightning in there too!

 

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

Jeff Loh goofing with one of his dorado!

Interestingly, there were some sierra and yellowtail caught.  Very strange since those are cooler water fish and it’s still August.  Normally, sierra show up about November.  Yellowtail are a winter/ spring fish!  Just adds to a weird year!
Other than that, to be perfect honest, it was a bit slow.  We’ve surely seen better.  And things always change down here!
That’s my story!
Jonathan and Jilly
Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter Sportfishing
Mexico Office: Tailhunter International, 755 Paseo Obregon, La Paz, Baja Sur, Mexico

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

Phones: 
from USA : 626-638-3383
from Mexico: 044-612-14-17863
When your life finally flashes before your eyes, you will have only moments to regret all the things in life you never had the courage to try.”

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

TROPICAL SHOWERS DON’T DAMPEN DORADO

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

The Mexican Minute Video Report

The Big Picture and the Rest of the Story…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PASSPORT ISSUES

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

Yes…even Spiderman needs to get his passport renewed.

 

 

That’s my story!

Jonathan

Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter Sportfishing
http://www.tailhunter.com

 

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

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

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

“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 Aug. 2-9, 2021

STEADY BITE AS RAIN HOVERS

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Aug. 2-9, 2021

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO REPORT

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

First time roosterfish is a gem for Jay Bennett with Captain Victor. The fish was released. Jay is our amigo from Waco, TX.

Young Vincent Stroup from Sierra Madre CA had himself quite a week for a first-timer visiting us. He started off with our first wahoo of the season taking this ‘hoo on a bright green Rapala Magnum.

Keith Gienty hooked and released one of the largest sailfish we’ve seen this year. He was fishing with Captain Rogelio north of La Paz. Keith’s first trip to visit us.

Two of our favorite Oregon guys, Paul and Mike Zeck are used to having rain clouds when they fish, but got themselves some nice dorado fishing with our La Paz fleet for a few days.

There are good photos and then there are “cool” photos! Marco and Hudson Hicks from Denver just look too cool for words with their catch of dorado.

With her favorite Captain Pancho, Diane Kunze has alot of fun with her light spinning rod. She had a few days bending that rod on roosters like this. All fish released. Diane is our sweet amiga from Colorado for many many years.

In an unusual photo with Captain Boli actually smiling, he poses with Marc Wilson and several of their dorado. Dorado remained the primary target for our La Paz fleet these past days.

Louie! Louie! Always good to have him and his family with us. True-to-form, Louie’s shorts match the dorado! Formerly from S. Cal he now lives in Colorado with his great family .

Colby Sawada from Seattle on a break from college and his first visit with us in La Paz caught and released this thick striped marlin fishing with Captain Armando.

Thumbs-up from Captain Gerardo for John Cannon’s personal best roosterfish caught just off Punta Arenas. Cerralvo Island in the distance. The fish was released.

Our long-time amigo, Mike Bohna, has visited us from Oregon for many years and said this was his best fishing of all the trips. With Captain Boli he poses with this big boy marlin that was released after the photo.

The fish is awesome. The smile is priceless. We’ve watched Cortez Sanchez grow up over all the years and he’s become quite a fisherman. He lives in Colorado and released this rooster.

More new Tailhunter Tribe members on their first trip with us, Baylan Hefferman and Corey Donaldson got into some nice bites of dorado and bonito out’ve La Paz. Great to have them down. Way fun guys from Colorado.

One of my favorite photos of the week! Captain Victor doesn’t often be a goofball for photos, but he gets into the photo with Wayne Jones who’s fishing for the first time and got his first roosterfish!

Texas in the house. Shane Sampels from Kady TX with Captain Rogelio and another billfish…photo and release! His first billfish.

Shelton Donnell and sister Gaby could not be funner folks and we’ve known each other for several decades since he was living in Orange Co CA, but is now up in Oregon. Dorado and big triggerfish on the cutting table for their first day fishing.

Lots of “firsts” this week. Wayne not only got his first dorado, he also got his first dorado on the flyrod too! Wayne is a United Airlines pilot.

Randy Wood and Captain Boli with perfect book-end dorado for a great photo.

Love Diane’s face which is understandable after battling her first sailfish on light tackle. Captain Pancho gives her a hand. The fish was released.

Matt and dad, Steve Koehler got some great eating fish on the cleaning table including big triggerfish, snapper and cabrilla.

Happy gal, Angie Bennett had some fun catching and releasing roosterfish on her one day fishing with our Las Arenas fleet. Husband, Jay, does the photo-bomb. They are our amigos from Waco TX.

Captain Joel with Jeffrey Brown got into some nice bites of dorado fishing out’ve La Paz.

Roger” Fluffy” McCracken found a school or dorado and took the biggest on the first bite fishing with Captain Adolfo. He’s been an amigo for many decades fishing with us.

Vincent got his first roosterfish and it was a trophy! YEOW. Catch and release with Captain Pancho.

Keith’s got a nice bull, but says it wasn’t his largest. He had a larger one about 4 inches larger, but didn’t take a photo.

Shane has another marlin. Catch and release once again. Bravo! Happy angler. Good to have him down for the first time.

And there are always these tough sluggger jack crevalle ripping up the rods too! Brutal fighters on light tackle. Vince Stroup caught many different species on this trip

 

 

It wasn’t a great week of fishing, but it was a GOOD week of fishing with some GREAT catches. Despite bouts of sporadic tropical showers and occasional bumpy seas, everyone caught fish and for many their first, billfish, roosterfish, wahoo and dorado.

Every day seemed a little different.

Some boats did better than others.

The next day everything could be reversed.

The thing is that if you were fishing with us for several days, you might have a down day or a day when you just hit the wrong spot and everyone else caught fish. However, the very next day could be just the opposite. At the end of the trip everyone who wanted fish took home fish and often stories of some great catches and some fun exasperating missed opportunities.

The fishing has been quite defined lately.

Out Tailhunter Las Arenas fleet has been the area for the best production of roosterfish ranging in size from 10-60 pounds or more. It’s been one of the best roosterfish seasons in years. The big fish are close up in the shallows and not unusual to have multiple hookups and lengthy bouts of action.

The area has not been as productive on the dorado, but sailfish and marlin are still cruising the area and we finally got our first wahoo of the season…3 months later than normal. Hopefully, more will show up. Still no tuna to speak of.

The rest of the catch has been inshore cabrilla, snapper, pargo, triggerfish and jacks.

For size and productivity, fishing with our Tailhunter La Paz Fleet has been the best side for dorado. Most of the fish are running 10-20 pounds and limits or near limits are not unusual with many fish lost. In fact, 90% of the catch for our La Paz Fleet has been dorado. The rest is a mixture of billfish and inshore species.

The thing with the dorado is that it also seems to change daily. One day, it’s individual fish all day long. The next day, it’s an early bite then nothing the rest of the day. The day after that, nothing all day until the end. Or, you can find that one school and everything blows up at once.

Just no predicting the daily whims of the bite. But, like I said, everyone is catching fish!

Looks like the coming week there might more of those intermittent tropical showers coming.

That’s my story!

Jonathan
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U.S. Mailing Address:  Tailhunter Sportfishing
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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of July 25-Aug. 1, 2021

DORADO and BILLFISH

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of July 25-Aug.1, 2021

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO REPORT

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

 

NOTE: MARLIN and SAILFISH PHOTOS! Folks…before you send me e-mails or post up hate messages, please take notice that there are ALOT of billfish photos in this report. These represent perhaps 5% of the billfish that our fishing fleet hooked this past week. There are THAT many billfish out there. Some days, the waters are thick with billfish. Many times our anglers are NOT trying to catch billfish. But the billfish are biting. The vast majority of the fish that we hook are released by our anglers or (being big fish), they break off or get unhooked). In many cases, the billfish you see here were unable to be released or, after the photo was taken, the fish were indeed returned to the water. In many cases, when the fish was not or could not be released, the meat was donated to local folks who were very grateful for the meat. But, that being said, anglers are entitled to keep a billfish if they did want to keep one and we are very stringent about never exceeding the billfish limits.

Marius came all the way from South Africa to spend two weeks fishing with us every-other-day. He was so impressed, he purchased property in La Paz! He caught lots of dorado and on this particular day hooked, landed and released four billfish all on light tackle including this striper.

Jeanne Cabales had to cancel her yearly trip last year, but is always fun to have visit. She’s pretty excited about these nice dorado. Jeanne is from San Diego.

Not too many funnier guys to have visit us each year than Sal Lopez with another dorado in the boat with our La Paz fleet.

Young Jacob Radloff from northern California…first day…fishing in the rocks in shallow water hooks his first marlin! You don’t have to go a zillion miles out to find big sportfish!

Bo Henke has been fishing with us for a generation every year. He always does well. Here with his son Gio and two of his box of dorado for the day. Loves fishing with Captain Chito.

Jose Mohler from Carlsbad CA had just one day to squeeze in for fishing and had a pretty good day of it with one of several dorado in the photo.

Captain Raul took Luis Arandia out for several days. One of them produced this striper. They took a number of dorado as well. Luis has been fishing with us for years and owns his own high end clothing line. Most of this marlin was donated.

My San Diego “bruddah” from Hawaii has never taken a straight-faced fishing photo in all the years he’s fished with us. This pargo is headed home in the box.

Molly and Travis came all the way from Texas with just one day to fish. They wanted to do some inshore fishing and had alot of action with cabrilla, snapper and triggerfish.

One of our long-standing amigos for so many years came back to see us and got a load of dorado over two days. Hector Chacon from Arcadia CA came down with his dad. Always good to see him.

Dan Sayin and son Aidan squeezed in a day of fishing at the end of their vacation and found a productive day on the dorado schools. Both are from Carlsbad CA.

 

Daniel Acosta on his first trip to fish with us for 3 days took this striper. Most of the meat was donated.

With the full moon earlier in the week, the fish counts took a tiny bit of a dip, but overall, it was just a nice solid summer week of fishing.  It was hot, humid and sunny.  Waters were blue and warm and mostly it was pleasant vacation style fishing which is perfect for most folks that are here right now.  Lots of couples and families.  Lots of first-timers experiencing Mexico and salt-water fishing for the first time.  Quite a few kids.  So the kind of fishing we had was pretty much just-right!

Dorado made up the mainstay of the catch, especially for our Tailhunter fleets that fish out’ve La Paz.  Most of the fish were perfect fun-sized 10-20 pounders with the occasional larger fish.  Schools were scattered over a wide area and could provide crazy action if the right school was found.
Sometimes a boat didn’t do as well as other boats, but the next could could be the exact opposite or the boat that didn’t bring back much fish might be because they tied into the other pre-dominant species we had this week…billfish.
Once again, as has been the case for the last two months, we’re seeing more marlin and sailfish than we have ever seen in many seasons.  Often, whether you wanted one or not, it was not unusual to hook a billfish…or two…or three!
Many times the anglers are trying to catch a dorado or some keeper fish and along come the marlin and bites and they are in the middle of dorado or bonito or other species.  The billfish comes along eating the bonito or the dorado and even the little sardine bait on the tiny hook and light line!  Then, the angler is in for a crazy long battle or the fish gets off.  It makes for some fun fishing and there is always the unexpected anxiety of not knowing just what is going to bite if you have a line in the water.

Most of the billfish were released or broke off.  For all the photos, it represents only a fraction of the billfish that were hooked.  If a fish could not be released, more-often-than-not the anglers donated the meat.
Other than dorado and billfish, the rest of the catch included roosterfish which are surprisingly still around with fish up to 40 or 50 pounds as well as jack crevalle, bonito, snapper, pargo and a few other random species. No shortage of action, especially if you’re fishing several days.
Like I said, you could have an off-day here or there, but if you’re fishing several days, the other days might well make up for it.
By the way, beaches have been re-opened and alcohol sales in restaurants and markets are now back to 11 p.m. instead of the 8 p.m. cut off. 😁👍
That’s my story!
Jonathan
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Mexico Office: Tailhunter International, 755 Paseo Obregon, La Paz, Baja Sur, Mexico

U.S. Mailing Address:  Tailhunter Sportfishing
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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of July 18-24, 2021

GOOD FULL MOON MID-SUMMER ACTION

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

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO REPORT

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

Hector Chacon from Arcadia CA used to visit us every year for many years, but missed the last 5. He finally made it back to us and started out with a nice catch-and-release roosterfish fishing with Captain Jorge.

Tannier Pierson from San Diego was a billfish magnet for a few days. I think I heard he hooked one or two billfish a day including this one with Captain Pancho. All were released or broke off.

Smiles say it all. Megan Graves from San Diego while staying at Rancho Costa in Bahia Muertos poses with a fresh bull mahi.

One of the nicest all-time amigos, Rafael Rios fishing every year with us and hails from Corpus Christi TX. Good way to start the say with an early morning bull mahi! Pretty shot. We cooked up a bunch of it at our Tailhunter Sea Level Restaurant.

He said it was his best fishing day ever . From Washington, Brett Thomassen, tries with the help of Captain Raul to pose with one of the larger sailfish we’ve seen lately. They were fishing just north of La Paz. Waters were a bit bouncy . They also caught dorado.

Catching a marlin is quite a feat. Catching one on a flyrod is incredible, but that’s what Greg Wetherbee from Colorado did with this pretty fish and Captain Rogelio. Greg Released the fish and over 5 days with his flyrod also caught numerous roosterfish, jacks, bonito, dorado and others. All released.

Just one day to squeeze in a day of fishing with us, Howie Cohen, had some fun with 4 droado plus snapper and cabrilla. Howie is from Alpine CA. He was fishing around Espirito Santo Island with Captain Raul.

Dan Jenkins staying at Rancho Costa Resort at Bahia Muertos looks pretty happy with his roosterfish! The fish was released.

Captain Gerardo with Wally Graves (the one smiling) and a nice marlin for the photos before a good release. Nice photo!

Hector says his dad, Richard Chacon, caught all the fish! Nice rack…dorado, snapper and huge triggerfish!

YEOW! This looks like a mutant! I wish Tim Dumler had a scale to put this fish on. What a dorado!

Greg has another one on the flyrod. This one a colorful dorado and then the meat donated.

It wasn’t a spectacular week of fishing by any means, but it was a good solid fun summer week fishing.  Even with a full moon.  Just fun!  No real surprises.  Everyone who wanted fish caught fish.  Everyone who wanted to bring home fish, brought home fish.  Everyone who wanted to bring some fish to have cooked up back on shore, had fish to cook up.
Some folks caught the bucket list they always wanted.  For some, it was a billfish like a marlin or a sailfish.  For others it was that first roosterfish. For others, they targeted dorado.  If it wasn’t their bucket list fish, for some, it was the biggest fish they had every caught.
Indeed, roosterfish, marlin and dorado were the three pre-dominant species of the week.  But the action was rounded out with good rod-bending on jack crevalle, bonito, triggerfish, cabrilla, pargo and snapper.  Bait was not an issue.
Lots of smiles and good action.  Can’t ask for more!
If anything, the biggest issue we had was mid-week when a hurricane way way way down south and headed out to Hawaii sent some big swells up the Sea of Cortez making it more than a bit bump and rough for our boats fishing out of La Arenas and damping down the bite.  Conversely, the more protected waters north of La Paz produced better fishing during those days.  When the seas calmed down so did the bite and right back to normal.
It’s really HOT and humid these days.  Anyone coming down is advised to stay hydrated!  Not kidding.  Easy to get sick if you’re not drinking lots of water.  Unfortunately, beer and margaritas don’t count!
That’s my story!
Jonathan
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Tailhunter Sportfishing

www.tailhunter.com

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

U.S. Mailing Address:  Tailhunter Sportfishing

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

SUMMER VARIETY

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

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO REPORT

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

Bennett Clegg always does well on the light tackle. This pretty bull dorado he caught while fishing with Captain Joel is no exception.

Ken Smith had just one day to squeeze in to try to catch his bucket-list rooster. He and Captain Armando rocked this big one and several others. All released.

That’s some good eating! Scott Pitts put this nice cabrilla in the fish box.

With Captain Rogelio our first-timer Utah amigos, Morgan Robinson and her dad, Cody just off Espirito Santo Island.

Tim Weaver is usually wearing black robes and has a gavel in his hand as a judge from Arkansas. This time he’s got himself a nice roosterfish. One of several all released.

I love this photo and we love this amiga…sheer joy! Toni Brown and Captain Alfredo with a fresh dorado on the gaff!

She’s been with us for years and always does well with her favorite Captain Pancho. Dolores Ehlers with another roosterfish. Photo and release!

Scott Dull squeezed in a quick drive down from Loreto to fish one day with us and ended with a sucessful catch of pargo, cabrilla and triggerfish to drive back up north.

Morgan Robinson with her first roosterfish off Bahia Muertos. Photo and release.

I THINK this is Greg Wetherbee behind the mask! He worked his flyrod for five days and caught a number of species including this slugger jack crevalle.

Pro fishing guide, John Daly, was a first-time visitor with us and shows off his first roosterfish outside of Suenos for a photo and release.

Now, here’s a nice photo! Colorful bull dorado caught by young Drake Rowland from Texas.

Ben Rodriguez, another of our first-timers this week, shows off a first-day catch off the reef with triggers cabrilla, big pargo and snapper .Ben is from San Diego.

Tim had himself a pretty active week with lots of species including this dog-tooth snapper. He did release alot of fish too!

Always a pleasure to have Mark Brown visit us. Last year, they had to cancel, but he was back this week and fished with Captain Alfredo taking this fat roosterfish north of La Paz. The fish was released .

I’ve known Ray Laney for years and he brought his son, Daniel, down for his high school graduation. They had to work hard for their fish, but the last day finally turned on with some nice dorado. Ray is from Oxnard CA

Dave Elliott and Bill Cogdall are two more of our new amigos who had to cancel last year, but came back this year for 3 days on the water with us. Great guys and glad to have them finally make it. They did pretty good on the dorado!

Cindy Weaver with her first rooster! Captain Armando lends a hand and helps with the release afterwards.

This photo is just too special. John Carser and his wife, Carol from Huntington Beach CA brought grandson Patrick to La Paz. Patrick is from Rhode Island and spending the summer with grandma and grandpa. This was his first time saltwater fishing and this was his first dorado! He did it! But, check the great facial expression! Grandpa John is all smiles.

His first marlin plus on live bait…on light tackle…and from a panga in shallow water! Tim Weave with his first striper…caught and released.

Hard to tell, but I think this is Mark Buddy behind the mask showing off one of several roosterfish he took on the fly while fishing the whole week with us . He got a number of species on the flyrod. All fish were released.

One of the best guys around…long time amigo from Denver, John Ehlers with his favorite Captain Pancho. John’s got another rooster to put back in the water as soon as he takes the photo.

Alicia Clegg from the East Bay of San Francisco can fish! She does so well every year. She’s got another dorado for the box!

Captain Rogelio poses with one of our new Utah friends, Stephanie Robinson and a nice dorado on the gaff.

Sam Sybesma from Bellflower is another of our good amigos who has been fishing with us for years. He brought down his son, Micah, this year. I think Micah caught bigger fish than dad!

Lots of first-timer roosterfish. Captain Armando with Teal Smith and her first gallo!

Late season rainbow runner caught by Crystal Bernhart outside of Bahia Muertos. Great eating fish we usually catch in the springtime months.

When you’re hot, you’re hot. Tim with another rooster for a photo and release!

Dan Hibma was visiting us for the first time from S. California and it looks like he’s got a nice dorado ready for the box.

It wasn’t a spectacular week of fishing to be honest.  There weren’t alot of big trophy fish caught.
But, it was good steady summer fun fishing!  Except for a few slack times, overall, everyone caught fish.  There was plenty of action to go around.
Sometimes when it’s all big fish, especially for families, kids or first timers, big fish can be a tough fight.  And often a big disappointment when they break off.  With the fish we had this week, it was just pretty good steady fun fishing.
There might be the occasion off day, but most of our anglers fish several days.  The good days usually made up for the slower days and the bite produced a good mix of dorado, billfish, lots of small to medium roosterfish, jack crevalle, big bonito, pargo, snapper, cabrilla and even some late season amberjack and rainbow runners.
The dorado have definitely slowed from the wild bite of a few weeks ago, but fish are still out there holding especially under the sargasso paddies.  There were two days when there were lots of fish all around, but they just wouldn’t bite.  It was frustrating.  We figured it was just because the tides were especially slack and the fish simply weren’t feeding.  That applied to the dorado as well as other species.  The currents picked up and they fish started biting again.
Marlin have tapered as well.  I think that has alot to do with the current, but also there has been so much traffic on the fishing grounds that the marlin have gotten lock-jawed.  The marlin have been so thick over the last month that everyone and their brother, especially locals have been pounding the waters for the billfish. Hopefully, the bite comes back.
If you’re coming down, it’s been warm!  High 90’s to low 100’s with humidity.
That’s my story!
Jonathan
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Mexico Office: Tailhunter International, 755 Paseo Obregon, La Paz, Baja Sur, Mexico

U.S. Mailing Address:  Tailhunter Sportfishing

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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of July 2-9, 2021

GREAT MIX POST ENRIQUE

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of July 2-9, 2021

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO REPORT

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

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NOTE:  MARLIN and SAILFISH PHOTOS! Folks…before you send me e-mails or post up hate messages, please take notice that there are ALOT of billfish photos in this report. These represent perhaps 5% of the billfish that our fishing fleet hooked this past week.  There are THAT many billfish out there.  Some days, the waters are thick with billfish.  Many times our anglers are NOT trying to catch billfish.  But the billfish are biting.  The vast majority of the fish that we hook are released by our anglers or (being big fish), they  break off or get unhooked).  In many cases, the billfish you see here were unable to be released or, after the photo was taken, the fish were indeed returned to the water.  In many cases, when the fish was not or could not be released, the meat was donated to local folks who were very grateful for the meat.  But, that being said, anglers are entitled to keep a billfish if they did want to keep one and we are very stringent about never exceeding the billfish limits.

One guy who loves to fish light tackle is our amigo, Bennett Clegg from the East Bay Area of San Francisco. Nice fat roosterfish. A quick photo and a good release!

Speaking of releasing fish, Mark Bonsack from Washington is one of our frequent amigos and a solid angler. He and Captain Pancho release a blue marlin that Pancho estimated went between 250 and 300 pounds.

Our own! Had a great week of fishing. Our son, Jarrett Pfost from Lakeside CA and his wife, Diana, with a big boy bull dorado she hooked and fought north of La Paz with Captain Chito.

Our Utah amigo, Monte Aldridge, made a last minute trip to come visit us and shows off one of 3 marlin he hooked and released while fishing with Captain Armando.

Texas in the house! Big smile from young Drake Rowland with a feisty roosterfish. The fish was released.

That’s a great eating mess o’ fish! Cathy and Dave Boos with a cleaning table full of dorado, snapper, cabrilla, pargo and triggerfish!

Impressively done! Patrick-Ewick-Chouinard from New Jersey is 11-years-old and battled this big bull dorado all by himself. Posing here on the beach with Captain Adolfo! He later hooked a marlin as well.

Our boy, Jarrett put this colorful bull on the deck. Check the colors! Jarrett caught this dorado off a string of sargasso paddies between North Cerralvo Island and Punta Gorda.

Won’t find a sweeter lady than Dolores Ehlers who loves fishing with Captain Pancho. Dolores is from Colorado and has fished with us for years.

Captain Gerardo poses with our good friends, John and Arla Washington from Carson City NV who put a marlin, some cabrilla, snapper and pargo fillets in the box. Most of the meat was donated.

Captain Armando and Jonathan Strain visiting us for the first time on a trip that was delayed from last year because of Covid, but made up for with numerous marlin over 3 days of fishing including this thick one. Almost all the marlin were released.

More good Utah friends, brothers John and Bic Lesser with Captain Jorge and John’s first marlin plus some snapper on the table. First time trip for John and Bic.

Alicia Clegg is one of the best roosterfish anglers we see here every year and this gal can fish! Another rooster in the boat for a quick photo before release.

Cathy Boos so wanted a billfish! Well, she hooked two on this particular day and fought this one close to two hours. The fish could not be released. Dave helps with the photo.

Captain Pancho with a smiling Jas and her first roosterfish. First-time ever fishing! The rooster was released.

What a beast! Phil has himself a monster pompano.

Keith Hemstreet from Washington State had been thwarted on several trips to hook a roosterfish. Well, his first was a dandy! Captain Pancho estimated the fish to be about 80 pounds and was released.

Steve Strain had a marlin magnet in his back pocket! Everytime he put a hook in the water, the marlin couldn’t help themselves. With Captain Joel around Espirito Santo Island. Steve’s birthday trip!

Silas Bartlet visiting us from Texas has himself a nice roosterfish off the rocks for a quick photo and release.

One of the rare days that we could get out far to where we’ve seen tuna about 15-18 miles offshore, Mark Bonsack and Keith Hemstreet found all the football tuna the could handle. Actually, ran out’ve bait! After this, the days got too windy to go out there.

 

Hi Diana! Great smile to go with the great fish! Another roosterfish catch-and-release!

 

Captain Gerardo with Cody Robinson and his first marlin. Cody donated the fish. His first time with us!

Mark always does well with us and always wears the same lucky shirt every year. I think it’s the camo pattern that does it. He’s also a pretty good fisherman! The rooster was released.

 

Now here’s a nice variety catch! Monte and Captain Armando with dorado, big fat triggerfish, pargo and cabrilla are definitely going into the ice chest.

Another successful CPR! Catch. Photo. Release. My guy, Jarrett Pfost.

You would think Spiderman took a day off and went fishing, but that’s Monte Aldridge under there with another marlin for a quick photo and release. Tough to see from this angle, but I almost thought this might be a short-billed spearfish or white marlin, but just speculating.

 

 

It’s Mark’s camo shirt. That’s the secret. Dorado going back to Washington with him.

 

Anytime a big storm blows through, I’m always a bit tenuous about the bite in the aftermath.  About 2 weeks ago, Tropical Storm Enrique tracked through La Paz with enough wind and rain to cause the port captain to shut things down and keep boats off the water.
Post-storm, you just don’t know how the waters are affected.
Heavy rain waters cause run-off into the ocean which produces dirty cloudy water.  High winds can further stir things up and enough wind can cause cold water up-wellings from deeper water at worst and create bumps post-storm wave action at best. Winds can also change currents and disturb the bait stocks.
There’s alot of variables.  Any one can significantly affect the bite.  Any combination of those variables could completely crush the bite.
Prior to the storm, we had an incredible marlin bite going full speed.  Dorado were voracious.  Roosterfish were hungry and huge.
So, with some trepidation, we got our boats back on the water.
Surprisingly, the conditions didn’t take that long to start producing again.  With each passing day after the departure of the storm, conditions improved and not surprisingly so did the bite.
Dorado in the 20-40 pound class were not as numerous and had gotten scattered, but were definitely around.  Big roosterfish continued to prowl the shallows with fish up to 80 pounds although most were safely 20-40 pounders.  Plenty big on light tackle.
Marlin were frenzied at times with pangas getting numerous hook-ups. Stripers up to 120 pounds; sailfish mixed in up to 80 pounds and even some sizable blues up to 300 pounds readily picked up live bait, dead bait and lures.
Inshore action remained steady with snapper, huachinango, pargo and cabrilla with a good dose of triggerfish mixed in.  Big bonito and jack crevalle were fun feisty pests.
That’s my story!
Jonathan
Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter Sportfishing

www.tailhunter.com

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

U.S. Mailing Address:  Tailhunter Sportfishing

8030 La Mesa Blvd. #178, La Mesa CA  91942

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