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

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

THE BIG PICTURE FISHING REPORT from TAILHUNTER SPORTFISHING

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

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

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Steve Reich from San Diego with a nice day of tuna

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

WINTER TUNA BITE?  SERIOUSLY?

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

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

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

THANKS PORTLAND!  GRACIAS SALT LAKE CITY! 

Our 2018 Tailhunter Road Tour has Jilly and I splitting up and headed in different directions this past week.  Jilly covered the super Great Western Hunting and Conservation Show in Salt Lake City, UT.  I held the fort in our booth at the Pacific Northwest Sportsmans Show in Portland, Oregon!
Wow…what killer fun shows!  Thank you everyone who came to visit!  When we’re alone it sometimes makes it hard to chat as much as we’d like to, but we sure appreciated seeing you and big thanks also to all of you who booked trips with us this year!  We’re looking forward to the visit.  We’ll have some fun!
Next, we split up again . I’ll be in Bakersfield and Jilly head to Boise Idaho.  Come visit and we hope to see you there!
That’s our story!
Jonathan Roldan’s
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La Paz – Las Arenas Fishing Report from Tailhunter International for Week of Dec. 14-21, 2014

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A sample of the mix we’re getting right now which is interesting. Dorado, which are warm water fish, mixed with sierra (including some big ones!) which are cold water fish!

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Shirley and Dan Owens have a sierra and a dorado headed for the dinner table at the Tailhunter Restaurant!

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Captain Victor with a sierra that’s headed to the ceviche bowl!

 

NOT MANY ANGLERS AROUND FOR MIXED BAG OF FISH

La Paz – Las Arenas Fishing Report for Week of December 14-21, 2014

I think this is the slow-down before the holidays.  I think the whole city is just in “mellow Christmas mode” right now.  Everyone is excited about Christmas, but it’s just very “tranquil” (peaceful)  right now.  I think every place is like that right now no matter where you live…unless you’re hitting a shopping mall in the U.S.

Here in Mexico, Christmas season started well before the U.S. Thanksgiving.  There’s no Thanksgiving holiday in Mexico so right about Halloween / All Souls Day/ Dia de Los Muertos stores start selling decorations, toys, etc.  And people start buying and decorating and getting ready two months ahead of time.   Homes have been decorated for weeks.  Christmas trees have been up since the end of November (which means the live ones can be pretty dry by now!).  Packages have been under the trees for weeks also.

If you’re just headed out to buy toys or decorations now, you’re pretty much out-of-luck!  There’s not much to buy.  I had trouble finding a string of white lights last week for some that burned out already at the Tailhunter Restaurant!  I had to go to 5 stores to find any Christmas lights!

Anyway, not many visitors around either.  Next week folks will come in for vacation, but many of them are snow-birds or folks just coming in for the holidays. Not many anglers around!  It would be a good time to be on the water since there’s no pressure on the fish at all!

We only had a few anglers ourselves.  The only ones out there, for the most part, are the commercial guys.

It was a little windy here and there and kinda bouncy and rough a few days, but that’s typical this time of year.  As I’ve mentioned often, we are only fishing with our fleet at Las Arenas/ Bahia de Los Muertos because it’s calmer there and the fish are closer and there’s more variety.  With our La Paz fleet, it’s just too rough many days and a long bumpy ride to the fishing grounds for erratic fishing.

But, at Muertos and around Cerralvo, we’re still getting a few dorado up to about 15 pounds.  Nothing big, but decent action.  There’s still a few roosters around to about 20 pounds.  Mostly school-sized fish although someone did latch onto a fish estimated at double that size.  They never saw the fish, but it was hooked right there in the “rooster zone” near the Arenas light house and slammed into the bait like a big rooster.  The clients had never caught a rooster before and kinda fumbled around and lost the fish!  Oh well.  Everyone had a laugh.

There are still some great inshore stuff too.  Sierra are becoming more abundant as the waters get cold and in the rocks, we got some decent cabrilla and small pargo.

FELIZ NAVIDAD!

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Jill and I wanted to take a moment to wish you all a safe, happy and peaceful holidays and Christmas season with many blessings and good wishes for an even better 2015!

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From our Tailhunter Staff to you…thanks for a great 2015 and best wishes for a great Christmas and next year! It’s been fun!

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I did get some of our Las Arenas captains who are well known to so many of our clients to get together on a slow day to wish everyone a Feliz Navidad. Left to right…Jorge “Moscoron”…Ramiro “Juan Valdez”…Manuel Archangel “Arkie”…Gerardo “Albondigan”…Pancho and Adolfo’s son (Adolfo’s wife had him doing something. ). Victor was out fishing. Armando was working up on the ranch. Regretfully, I couldn’t get all our La Paz captains together at one time!

 

That’s our story!  God bless you all!

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Jonathan and Jilly

Jonathan Roldan’s

Tailhunter International

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

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La Paz – Las Arenas Fishing Report from Tailhunter International for Week of July 20-27, 2014

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This is the best mustache of the week! Don Slaiman and Captain Pancho from our Tailhunter Las Arenas fleet bust out the big smiles with two nice bull dorado on the beach.

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Chris Chang owns an organic nursery in Canada and had never fished in Mexico before, but fishing with Tailhunters got plenty of dorado and, on his last day, a huge 300 pound blue marlin north of La Paz that he fought on a Penn 6/0 reel with 60 pound test and put in the boat in only about an hour. The gut hooked fish inhaled the green and orange lure all the way down it’s gullet.  He was fishing with popular Captain Rogelio “Jolly Roger” Camacho.

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There’s a zillion good things going on in this photo of Tyler Emard from Fullerton CA. Fishing with Captain Rogelio from our Taihunter La Paz fleet, Tyler fought this dorado…his first and biggest…for 20 minutes on light tackle…no belt…all arms and shoulders! He’s headed to the University of Arizona in a few weeks! Great colors on this photo!

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The skies went from clear to this…as a wave or darkness hits the beach at Bahia de Los Muertos. There had been absolutely nothing on the advisories or radar about this. That’s why they are called “toritos.” (little bulls). These storms come out of nowhere with thunder, lightning, wind and rain and it’s almost like a baby hurricane. Ominous. The pangas had to scramble back to the beach for cover.

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Seven minutes after the first photo, here’s what the beach looked like at Bahia de Los Muertos…a malestrom! Thirty minutes later, the sun was out…

 

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Las Arenas provided some good action this week for Tailhunter clients including Steve Holguin from Los Angeles and his son, Marcos who is attending college in New York as the pair show off a set of dorado standing on the beach at Bahia de los Muertos with Captain Jorge of the Tailhunter fleet.

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Susie Waters had never fished La Paz or ocean-fished before, but broke into it big time with a couple of days on the water with our Tailhunter La Paz fleet. This is just a super photo of her hanging the fish all by herself with big smiles.

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Long Beach fishing veteran, Zach Linden, raced down for a last-minute trip this week and a couple of days of fishing. The fish gods smiled and Zach did some great action on ultralight tackle including this pair of La Paz dorado.

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Rebecca Kendrick got into the thick of the dorado action with this nice bull mahi fishing with Captain Alfredo and deckie Blas. She had always wanted to fish Mexico and salt water and had a great first experience with a number of nice fish over several days of fishing.

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It’s got a little sand on the forehead, but a great photo of Peter Knapp and Captain Pancho on the beach at Las Arenas with this nice-sized bull.

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Grant Stark and Levi Fadoul put the wood to this thick bull dorado fishing north of La Paz last week. These two guys had too much fun all week. Always seemed to be cracking up!

 

UNPREDICTABLE EL NINO CONDITIONS AFFECT FISHING BUT DORADO DO THEIR BEST

La Paz – Las Arenas Fishing Report for Week of July 20-27, 2014

With the exception of another of those surprise “torito” (little bull) storms that popped up on Thursday, it was a pretty good week of fishing for the most part.

This time of year, waters are extremely warm…actually, warmer than usual…as a result of the “el nino” situation.  This has given rise to rapidly forming storms that are not shown on weather advisories in the morning.  However, out of seemingly clear skies, huge thunderheads suddenly build and the skies grow dark within minutes.  Winds start whipping and wave emerge from calm seas turning the ocean into churning froth.  Wind-driven rain doesn’t fall so much as it shoots sideways from the gusts.  It’s time to get the heck off the water!

Several weeks ago, one of these storms turned into a huge waterspout between Cerralvo Island and El Sargento and Las Arenas.  We didn’t quite get that this week, but in the span of about 10 minutes clear skies went dark and the oceans got treacherous.  The pangas had barely been on the water, but found themselves racing back to the beach made more perilous by waves now pounding the sands where the pangas had to land.  Lighting strikes illuminated everyone scrambling around for shelter.  Cell phone and electrical power gets cut off.

As the rains hit and everyone hunkers down….that’s pretty much all you can do.  There’s a reason they call these “little bulls.”  Within an hour or two…sometimes in the span of minutes…it’s over.  The sun blazes back out.  The winds turn off.  The skies go clear and flat.  Except for puddles of water, there’s no trace.

And that’s what happened Thursday morning.

But, the rest of the week was pretty grand!

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Fishing definitely improved over the week before.  Again, dorado were center stage, but there were fewer punk 5 pound dorado and more respectable 10-20 pounders and all willing to charge pretty much water was in the water.  Some boats did better than others, but then the next day the boat that did poorly would be the big boy boat.  Consistently , ever panga we put on the water caught fish…or had opportunities to catch fish.  One of the big problems is that the baits we have tend to be large.  Hence, it takes longer than normal for the fish to really chomp the bait and get a hook down in their mouths.  Anxious anglers would often tell me they pulled the trigger too soon before the dorado could eat and they would lose the hook-set and half-a-bait would come flying back to the boat…sans dorado!

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Still our most consistent area.  Our La Paz boats rocked some really nice 20-40 pound fish this week as they have now since June.  The fish extend  right from La Paz Bay towards Espirito Santo Island then around the corner to about El Rosario/ Las Cruces where the larger bulls seem to have taken residence not too far from the beach.  Co-incidentally, that’s where large schools of baitfish have been seen.  We also got some roosterfish off the beaches.

The bigger news is the increased incidence of hookups with billfish including larger-than-normal sailfish and even some blue marlin.  I don’t remember seeing so many hookups on blue marlin as I have the past two or three weeks.  Most of the sails and marlin are getting released, but one fish that couldn’t be released was a hefty 300-pound blue.

WEATHER

El Nino effects keep coming.  Days can start out with bright brilliant sunshine but by afternoon, the clouds roll in and we get tropical storms that can be pretty crazy.  It can rain in one place and 100 yards away,  it’s bone dry! And the rain can last 5 minutes of an hour.  Then the sun comes blazing out.  But, there’s some predictions of more afternoon rain this week.

That’s our story!

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Jonathan and Jilly

Jonathan Roldan’s

Tailhunter International

Website: 

www.tailhunter-international.com

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

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

Phones:

from USA : 626-638-3383

from Mexico: 044-612-14-17863

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

Tailhunter YouTube Videoshttp://www.youtube.com/user/pangapirate

“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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