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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay / Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of April 8-15, 2018

WINDS LEAVE US WITH PICKY FISHING

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay / Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of April 8-15, 2018

MEXICAN MINUTE La Paz Fishing Report

Due to technical difficulties we couldn’t post the  Mexican Minute this week. Regrets! Bigger brains than mine are working on the issue!

WEEK at a GLANCE

Weather – Sunny and super with highs mid-80’s, but cool enough for a light sweatshirt in the mornings and evenings

Wind – CURSED!  Storm in the U.S. = winds in Baja.  They were back again.  Maybe only 2 days this week not windy.  One day winds were gusting 20-25 knots and the port captain shut everything down in La Paz.  No boats in or out . Fortunately, we have our Las Arenas fleet and our folks were able to fish, but it was still a difficult effort.

Water – Warming, but with the winds, there were strong currents and big rollers at time.  Even crashing surf here in La Paz Bay which is highly unusual.  On the days the wind was not blowing the waters were really turned up and cloudy from the winds.

Fishing – Dictated by the winds.  Better fishing on days when it was less windy.  Hard to get bait also when it’s windy.

Catching – Nice variety.  Some tuna, dorado, yellowtail, several species of pargo and snapper, cabrilla and some hefty white bonito.

LAST MINUTE FLASH – Just as we were going to post this report and too late to make changes, we had a great dorado bite take off. Go figure!  Will have more in next week’s report.

THE BIG PICTURE

Not sure how much longer there will be yellowtail in the water with waters getting warmer, but this forktail didn’t know that and got hammered by Chuck Toeniskoetter.

Chuck Toeniskoetter and son, Adam, from Los Gatos CA try to come down to La Paz at least once a year to fish and did relatively well despite tough conditions while fishing, once again, with the Tailhunter Fleet. This one day rack of fish shows an incredible variety including yellowfin tuna, a big yellowtail, a nice cabrilla, white bonito, pargo mulatto and a red snapper.

Captain Victor with a big cabrilla and some great reef fish including pargo liso, barred pargo and huachinango.

You remember the thrill? Big bonito for 12-year-old Nick Genovese with Captain Armando. He also had a big tuna on for awhile.

Sweet yellowfin tuna for Adam Toeniskoetter.

Couldn’t be any nicer folks! Steve Friemark with a handful of tasty white bonito and Captain Jorge on the beach at Muertos.

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Just when we thought it might be mellowing out, those winds came back and hit us again this week.  In fact, one day the northerns were so bad, there were surfable breakers in our normally calm La Paz Bay and the port captain closed the port for any boats leaving.   As one person described it, it’s like winter all over the Northern hemisphere being like an angry boyfriend or girlfriend who stomps out’ve the room then comes back and says, “And One More Thing!!!”  Blah blah blah…

Basically, as long as storms keep showing up in the U.S., it’s going to affect things in Baja and the Sea of Cortez!

 

So, it wasn’t the greatest week for fishing.
There was some variety, but not much for quantity although some days there was some great action on some pig bonito. Not only good fighters, but these are “white bonito.”  (Bonito Diente).  They have teeth, but also have some incredible great white meat for table fare.  Most folks would not be able to tell it from tuna.
In addition, we did have some 15-30 pound yellowfin tuna show up around Cerralvo Island and some larger that were lost after long battles.  But, the issue is getting across the channel to the island.  If there’s wind and rollers happening then getting across to the island (and to get sardines) is pretty futile.
But, inshore offered alternatives like several species of pargo including pargo mulatto (barred pargo); pargo liso (mullett snapper); cubera snapper (pargo perro/ dog-tooth snapper) as well as red and yellow snapper (huachinango). We also got some action off cabrilla (seabass) and some decent triggerfish and jack crevalle.
Honestly, however, not the best fishing and kudos to our anglers who hung in there and grinned through it all the kept smiling.  But, one reason, not many folks are fishing this early in the season.
BUT WAIT…Just as I was posting this up but too late to make changes, we had dorado go off in La Paz Bay!  Go figure . I’ll have more on that in the next report!
That’s our story!
Jonathan & Jilly
Jonathan Roldan’s

Tailhunter International


Website: 

www.tailhunter-international.com

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

U.S. Mailing Address:  Tailhunter International, 8030 La Mesa Blvd. #178, La Mesa CA  91942Phones:
from USA : 626-638-3383
from Mexico: 044-612-14-17863
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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of April 1-April 8, 2018

BETTER CONDITIONS and LOTS OF VARIETY

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay/ Mag Bay Fishing Report for Week of April 1-8, 2018

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO REPORT

 

WEEK at A GLANCE

Water – Warming and better and flatter this past week.  Coming week maybe not so much.

Weather – Mid 80’s now.  Bring the sunscreen.  Breezy at times, especially the afternoons

Fishing – Much better . Alot of vareity as warm water fish move in and mix with colder water fish

Catching – Lost alot of larger fish!

THE BIG PICTURE

Whoa! Just off the rocks, Jeff Brown and his son, Cole, were with Captain Joel Martinez from the Tailhunter Fleet in La Paz catching smaller snapper, pargo and cabrilla when this big grouper gulped Jeff’s live bait in shallow water and they were able to winch it away from the rocks! Jeff and Cole are from Minnesota and come down every year to La Paz for sunshine and fishing!

Steve and son, Ben Fox from Huntington Beach were visting La Paz for the first time and got into some of those Cerralvo Island yellowfin tuna their first day on live bait.

Good amigo from Wrangell, Alaska, Rod Brown comes down every year for about 10 days of fishing and got a variety of fish again this year. He took yellowtail, snapper, pargo, cabrilla, jacks, tuna and bonito among others while fishing north around Espirito Santo Island.

First-timer with a big smile, Cole Brown, and a real colorful dorado among several he caught fishing with our La Paz fleet.

Love how he fishes! Light tackle and top-water jigs! Miles Wagner from Colorado Springs with one of his nice dorado fishing out’ve Muertos Bay/ Las Arenas.

This kind of fishing is a hoot! Like tackle right up in the rocks for cabrilla, snapper and pargo. All great eating and these are tough fish on light or heavier tackle. Larger fish all lost in the rocks! Cole and dad, Jeff Brown, with Captain Joel.

Anyone who asks me about getting bluewater fish and not believing that the fish can be caught close to shore, take a look at the rocks just behind Jeff and Cole Brown holding a legit yellowfin tuna. Yup…just a few yards off the island!

OVERALL…

Looks like the weather is clearing up just in time for the season to kick off with alot more of our fishermen now arriving in La Paz.  There’s still some wind on tap for this coming week and indeed we had some this past week, but overall, a big improvement in not only the weather, but the fishing, catching, and variety!  Each week seems to get a little better as things warm up!  It’s all about the winds.  If the winds are gone, there’s fish starting to bite.

All signs are encouraging as just to the south of us along the East Cape, things are already starting to go off with the fishing so those conditions are moving north towards us!

LAS ARENAS/ MUERTOS BAY/ SUENOS BAY

It’s not crazy good…yet!  But the fishing is more like May fishing with lots of different variety in the water.  Inshore, pargo liso (mullet snapper), pargo per (dog-tooth snapper) and pargo mulatto (barred pargo) are biting along with several types of snapper, jack crevalle, bonito and cabrilla.
In the deeper water but not far off, dorado are around between 5 and 20 pounds although not in great numbers plus yellowtail up to 25 pounds.  Plus we found some tuna over at nearby Cerralvo Island although, again, not in great numbers.  Some wahoo were seen, but didn’t bite and commercial guys said billfish look like they’re moving into the area.

LA PAZ

For the first time all year, we had some consistent fishing for our La Paz Fleet.  Normally, with the winds blowing in from the north, it’s just often too rough to even get out’ve the bay or, when you get to the spots, it’s hard to fish the areas.
However, with some pretty good post-Easter conditions, I was blown away by the variety of species that ended up on the hook!  We didn’t find quantity of fish, but the variety was remarkable especially for inshore species.  This included several species of pargo, snapper, cabrilla, grouper, jacks and bonito.  As well, we hooked some yellowtail up to about 20 pounds and even got a tuna about 50 yards from the rocks!

BAHIA MAGDALENA

Ben Fox from Huntington Beach CA shows off a nice snook he caught light tackle fishing inside the shallow waters of Bahia Magdalena with Tailhunter Sportfishing. He and his dad caught snook, snapper, pargo, cabrilla and other species using live shrimp and spinning gear.

He’s our guy! Jorge Romero with a nice snook (robabo) taken just outside the treeline in the flats off Bahia Magdalena using live shrimp.

That’s quite a box of pargo and snapper!

Almost all the fish was donated to the local church to clean and distribute.

Some video of the kind of fishing they were doing
We had anglers fishing our inshore waters with light tackle again and they scored great.  Using live shrimp for bait, they rocked snook, cabrilla, corvina and several kinds of snapper working in the shallow waters and in the eddys and backbays and sandbars among the trees.

That’s our story!

Jonathan & Jilly

Jonathan Roldan’s

Tailhunter International


Website: 

www.tailhunter-international.com

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

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

Phones:
from USA : 626-638-3383
from Mexico: 044-612-14-17863
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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay/ Magdalena Bay Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of March 25-April 1, 2018

BETTER CONDITIONS AND A BETTER WEEK!

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay and Mag Bay Report for Week of March 25-April 1, 2018

MEXICAN MINUTE LA PAZ VIDEO REPORT for the WEEK

PAST WEEK AT A GLANCE

Water – Not bad. Getting warmer. Still stronger currents than we’d like

Temps – Mid 80’s day time.  Pleasant nights.  Still really windy about 1/2 the days

Fishing – I’d give it a 4 on a scale of 10, but 4 is better than it’s been.  Alot of variety and good fish signs

Catching– I’d give it a 4 also.  Could be alot better.  And I think it will get better as things get warmer and water and wind settles down more and more.

What Got Caught – Dorado, yellowtail, jack crevalle, bonito, yellow snapper, red snapper, pargo liso, pargo perro, barred bargo, triggerfish, bonito,, cabrilla, palometa, pompano, corbina

 

THE REST OF THE STORY

Our amigo for many years, Mitch Chavira has been fishing La Paz almost as long as we’ve been there. He knows his stuff and knows his way around throwing iron too. He jigged up this toad cabrilla off Espirito Santo Island.

Gary and Miles Wagner from Colorado Springs, Colorado fished inside the mangroves of Bahia Magdalena on a day Gary said, “The winds outside were blowing 40K!” and did great on the corvina and palometa on light tackle!

Two of the best fishermen, Mitch and Charlie “Stix” McGee from San Diego working just inside of La Paz Bay put the wood to some of those nice dorado that have shown up.

All the way from Germany, Claude Demith got himself some great eating variety…dorado…dog tooth snapper (cubera)…big triggerfish…and cabrilla!

Dan Miyake with Captain Pancho and a nice Muertos Bay yellowtail. Waters are warming so not sure how long we’ll see these YT’s around.

The right kind! Mitch looking good with one of those tough forkies. Yellowtail out’ve La Paz.

Guys from Colorado always know how to pose creatively with fish! Gary Wagner again with a palometa from Mag Bay!

 

Just in time for Spring Break / Semana Santa and Easter,  the winds kinda gave us a bit of a break this week.  There were still some really windy days, but at least there were some windows of opportunity.  Definitely, more folks in town for vacation.  More fishermen on the water and for sure…the beaches are just jammed.
Normally, our beaches are pretty empty, but during Semana Santa, it looks like Woodstock!  Makes you wonder where everyone is the rest of the time?  I mean, on some beaches, there’s not a square inch of empty space and in Mexico, the beaches are public so you can pretty much camp and picnic anywhere and anytime.  Afterwards, it makes for quite a clean-up as you might imagine.  At least, it’s once a year and everyone is having a good time.
Anyway, for fishing, the fish are there!  If the windows of opportunity are open and the waters are fishable, the bite is there to be had!  It’s far from wide-open, but fishing is alot better than might be expected with alot of variety possible.

LAS ARENAS/ MUERTOS BAY

 
It’s evident that the waters are changing.  We have quite a bit of transition going on with both warm and cold water fish occupying the same water space!  I’m surprised that this early in the year, we have some dorado, tuna and billfish around.  Normally, we don’t see those until maybe a month or more from now.  Not alot of these species, but any day holds its possibilities.
Likewise, there are still cold water species around as well.  Cabrilla, snapper and Sierra were caught this week as well as several species of pargo (dog-tooth/ cubera snapper and barred pargo).  Plus, add in the usual jack crevalle and lots of bonito on top of things and, you’re not quite sure what’s gonna bite.
Every day is not good.  Every boat is not catching fish.  I want to be honest about it.  But there’s fish there and the signs are encouraging.  It was one of the better weeks in awhile.  We’re using a combination of live bait, dead bait, jigs and Rapalas for the days.

LA PAZ

With the wind having backed down a bit this past week…with no guarantees of next week…we had some boats finally able to get out.  Again, just like at Muertos/ Las Arenas, there was a combination of cold and surprisingly warm water fish.  A few yellowtail and pargo around but maybe we’re not going to see much of a yellowtail season this year because the waters are getting warm quick as evidenced by a few tuna popping up plus there seems to be dorado right in La Paz Bay!  We don’t usually see mahi mahi in the bay until much later in the year.  The ones we’re seeing now are legit 10-20 pound fish! Plus, there’s sardines around too.  All good signs!

GASTRONIMICA LA PAZ 2018 – MAY 4

 The 2018 La Paz Gastronomica Food Festival will be held May 4 once again on the beach in La Paz.  If you’ve never been to it the massively fun food festival draws thousand of visitors and over 100 restaurants, hotels and culinary schools from La Paz as well as Todos Santos and Cabo San Lucas.
For one ticket price, you get to eat and sample all kinds of great regional Mexican foods…all you can eat…shrimps, clams, oysters, roasted pig, all types of tacos, moles, Italian food, Chinese, Thai,  desserts ,baked goods…everyone has a booth.  And so do the wine, tequila and beer distributors as well so it’s all the tequila, wine an cerveza you can handle as well.
Great music, bands and entertainment and it goes well past midnight and just an incredible event.  Each year, Tailhunter Restaurant also has a booth among the “seafood row” vendors!  Last year, we had our famous Hawaiian poke!
Tailhunters is putting together event packages with hotel, festival tickets, plus the usual great activities of fishing, diving, snorkeling and more!   If you’re already booked with us during these dates and want to attend the event, we’ll be selling tickets.  Contact me directly at:  Jonathan@tailhunter.com
That’s our story!
 Jonathan & Jilly
Jonathan Roldan’s

Tailhunter International


Website: 

www.tailhunter-international.com

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

U.S. Mailing Address:  Tailhunter International, 8030 La Mesa Blvd. #178, La Mesa CA  91942Phones:
from USA : 626-638-3383
from Mexico: 044-612-14-17863
.Tailhunter Weekly Fishing Report:  https://fishreport.jonathanroldan.com/Tailhunter YouTube Video Channel:

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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of March 18-25, 2018

NOT MUCH TO TELL YOU THIS WEEK

La Paz- Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of March 18-25, 2018

 

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO FISHING REPORT for WEEK of  March 18-25, 2018

 

THE REST OF THE STORY…

Jorge Romero with one of the rare quality fish picked up the whole week and has a nice yellowtail in hand he caught with sardines. He also said there were quite a few bonito, but overall no one was getting too much of anything, Nice shirt!

There were few bright spots for fishing this past week as it was mostly a windy, cloudy rough time.  It’s fairly common during the winter months which is why we don’t have many folks fishing during these months.  We had one or two days at most that were somewhat fishable and even then, it was picky fishing at best.  Some snapper…some pargo…a few cabrilla…and a few yellowtail were about it.  Oh, and alot of bonito for some grateful action.  And that was the whole enchilada for the week.  Fortunately, not many anglers.  However, with spring break and Easter on it’s way, things are going to start getting crowded and we can only hope the weather and winds drop back a notch or two.  Early predictions so far look a bit iffy.  Just being honest.

TAILHUNTER 2018 ROAD TOUR COMES TO AN END!


 

After almost 4 months on the road and a journey that started back in December and took us through Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, California, Washington and Oregon…we come to the end of the road.

Jilly wrapped things up a the Fred Hall Show in San Diego.  I was out in the Phoenix, Arizona area with the International Sportsmans Expo.  Both shows were super and good to see so many Tailhunter tribe members and new amigos!

Its been another epic road tour after 23 years and we are so grateful to everyone who took the time to come see us all of the hunting and fishing shows.  It was great and we appreciate all the smiles and hospitality.  God bless you all!

To those of you who signed up to come visit us this year fishing in La Paz, let’s get going!  We’re gonna have a great season and we’re looking forward to seeing you down with us.  We have to unpack the van and the cat and then saddle up and get home to La Paz right after Easter.  So, we’ll see you down there!  Thanks again.

That’s our story!

Jonathan & Jilly

Jonathan Roldan’s

Tailhunter International


Website: 

www.tailhunter-international.com

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


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

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

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

Tailhunter YouTube Video Channel:

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

Mexican Minute Fishing Report for Week of March 11-18, 2018

WINDS CUT US SOME SLACK FINALLY

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

A mess of great eating for Carl Bock from Puyallup Washington with Captain Pancho and some nice cabrilla and pargo lisa (mullet snapper) taken off the reefs and rocks. Typical winter fishing!

Chunky winter yellowtail for Greg Garrison of San Diego that he took off the north end of Cerralvo Island this week. Thanks for the photo, Gary!

We’d like to see a few more of these as the waters get warmer. Steve Strummell from the bay area of San Francisco poses with his bull dorado.

A hog trophy cabrilla off the north end of Cerralvo Island caught by Gary Garrison of San Diego. Thanks Gary Wagner for the photo.

Second day on the water proved a nice mix of warm and cold water fish for Carl Bock who poses with his cabrilla and dorado

Well, the good news is that after 3 weeks, the winds settled down a bit and allowed us to get to do a bit of fishing.  The bad news is that well…there weren’t many fishermen.  Fairly typical for this time of year.  Further bad news is that the winds are supposed to jump back up this coming week!

Oh well, you just roll with it because that’s how it is during the winter months.  For all the lack of fishermen right now, with Easter coming up April 1, those are the busiest times for travel to Mexico and especially places like Baja and particularly La Paz where we are.  Not necessarily gringos looking to party and kick it up during spring break, but for Holy Week and the dates around Easter, these are the busiest travel times for Mexicans.  Moreso than Christmas or any other time of the year, Mexicans visit and travel outside the country, but also many Mexicans living in the U.S. and other places take the time to visit their friends and relatives back home.  Likewise, domestically many locals travel to visit during this time.  What that means is that many otherwise “empty” beaches are going to be packed with folks camping and picnicking all week.  Many will be fishing too so expect that in about 2-3 weeks, it’s going to be jammed.
Anyway, on the days we could fish, we got out and got an interesting mix.  Coldwater species like snapper, cabrilla, pargo, jack crevasse and yellowtail mixed it up with warm water species like dorado and even a few tuna and lots of bonito. The better action and most consistent bite was in shallow waters over structure for the colder water species using Rapalas, live bait and dead bait.  We found fish close and around Punta Perrico and also at the north and south ends of Cerralvo Island.

TAILHUNTER DOWN THE HOME STRETCH

After almost 3 1/2 months on the road with our 23rd year kicking off, we have just two more shows to do before going home.  We just finished up the ISE Show in Sandy, UT, just south of Salt Lake City and a big “GRACIAS!” to everyone who came by to say hello and to those of you who booked with us, we’re sure looking forward to your visit!

So now…Jilly and I go in different directions again.

Jilly will be headed to the Fred Hall Fishing & Boating Show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego CA. Click the link:

Fred Hall Show Del Mar

Jonathan will be driving down to Scottsdale AZ for the International Sportsmans Expo. Click the link:

ISE SHOW SCOTTSDALE AZ

These are our last two shows of the season then we’ll be headed home to La Paz.  We’ve got alot of you reserved this year, but still have some spots open! Get in touch with us ASAP so we make sure we have you covered and you get in on this 2018 season!   If you can make it to Del Mar or Scottsdale, Jilly and I will be in the booth every day and it would be great to see you!

That’s our story!

Have a great week!

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  91942Phones:
from USA : 626-638-3383
from Mexico: 044-612-14-17863
.Tailhunter Weekly Fishing Report:  https://fishreport.jonathanroldan.com/Tailhunter YouTube Video Channel:

“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 Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of May 28-June 4, 2017

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO WEEKLY FISHING REPORT

WEEK at a GLANCE (Rating 1-10)

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

Fishing – 6 (Some BIG fish out there!)

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

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

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

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

THE BIG PICTURE FISHING REPORT 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FISHING SO-SO BUT GREAT FOR WAHOO and BIG ROOSTERFISH

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

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

TAILHUNTER LAS ARENAS FLEET

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

TAILHUNTER LA PAZ FLEET

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

PACK FOR A PURPOSE SHOUT OUT

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

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

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

Jonathan and Jilly

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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of May 21-28, 2017

MEXICAN MINUTE MINI-VIDEO FISHING REPORT for WEEK of May 21-28, 2017

WEEK at a GLANCE (1-10)

Weather – 8 (what an improvement although still some wind!) But sunny and great!

Fishing – 6 (better than it has been all season, but lots of room to get better)

Catching – 5 (only because we lost so many darned good fish!)

Quality of Fish –  7 (Wahoo / big roosters / big cabrilla and pargo/ lost marlin and tuna)

Bait – 1 (Las Arenas almost non-existent) . 4 (La Paz not bad but not great)

THE BIG PICTURE AND REPORT 

Largest pargo liso of the season and one of the largest we’ve seen in a long time for Oregon amigo, Cody Johnson and Captain Pancho.

Captain Armando went out with Dwayne and Debbie Petenaude from the San Diego Anglers Fishing Club that’s here with us this week and put this beast wahoo in the boat!

Scott Damron from Oregon was the un-questioned roosterfish king of the week with 5 or 6 huge roosterfish (I lost count!) taken that averaged 60-80 pounds! All released like this big boy with a hand from Captain Pancho.

From Huntington Beach CA, first-timer with Tailhunter Sportfishing Mark Garrity and his wahoo with Captain Gerardo.

Great mix of eating fish for Dave Codding from Idaho and Captain Armando including big triggerfish, a dorado and some nice pargo.

Our good amigo, Tom Mullican from Idaho finally put a wahoo in the box after getting bit off or losing several during the week. With Captain Jorge!

Another huge roosterfish for the Damron family! Dale Damron used to be a charter captain in Oregon and is all smiles with Captain Pancho for another catch-and-release giant roosterfish.

Paul Markowitz had only one day to fish with us, but hit a homerun with this wahoo. Paul is from Idaho.

Kyle Monsrud really wanted to get a roosterfish and got this beauty fishing out of Las Arenas with our Tailhunter fleet. Kyle is from Portland and released the fish.

Gorgeous bull dorado for Mark Garrity of Huntington Beach CA. One of our largest dorado so far. We are seeing more and more dorado this season! He was fishing with our Tailhunter La Paz Fleeet north of town.

Good eating meat with this trophy cabrilla taken by Kirk Petre from Colorado who pulled this nice fish outta the rocks north of La Paz.

Captain Arcangel with the Duffy boys from New York with quite a variety including red snapper, dorado and wahoo.

Deanna Damron with Captain Adolfo had just hooked and fought a huge roosterfish but came up short, but right after, hooked this big old barred pargo.

Kyle and Holli Monsrud from Portland with a handful including a big bull dorado and a huge jack crevalle while fishing with our La Paz fleet.

Another nice wahoo on the first try! New York in the house!

Is this a big needlefish or what? Captain Adolfo gives Deanne Damron a hand with this monster!

Well-done Kyle! A good week for some big dorado like Kyle’s bull here.

WINDS LAY DOWN AND FISH WAKE UP!

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay Fishing Report for Week of May 21-28, 2017

What a difference a week makes and what a difference in the fishing when the winds give us a break!  For weeks, we’ve been lamenting the winds and how it affected the fishing, but we finally got the winds to dial-it-back for the most part and although fishing wasn’t WFO, or even great, it was 500% better than it has been with lots of variety and big fish.  I think this week I saw over a dozen different species caught including wahoo, tuna, marlin, roosterfish, several species of pargo, cabrilla, jack crevalle, pompano, sierra, several species of bonito, triggerfish, snapper and more!  You just never knew what you were going to hook up!

LAS ARENAS TAILHUNTER FLEET
Usually, this is the area where we get the most action and the most variety, but that just wasn’t the case this past week.  This is where the bigger fish were hanging out!  We must have lost 4 out’ve every 5 wahoo hooked up.  Early in the week, I don’t think we landed a single wahoo and it wasn’t until later in the week when the guys started putting some ‘hoo into the pangas and not losing so many.  In their defense, these are fast powerful fish with sharp teeth, but it would have been nice to land a few more!
We also got some huge roosterfish.  The average rooster ran about 60 pounds this week with a number of fish in the 80 pound class.  These were beasts and you had to catch the big foot-long ladyfish to use for bait.  There’s a reason we’re called the roosterfish capital of the world.
We also hooked some striped marlin and rounded things out with bonito, triggerfish and some jack crevalle, reef fish and dorado.  One of our guys had on a 50-pound tuna lost at color after about a 30 minute battle as well!
This was the best fishing we’ve seen in the area all year.  Nothing spectacular by our standards, but any improvement was welcome.  It can only get better.  We did have one day where the winds blew our folks all over the place but they still caught fish.  But, mostly this is bigger fish we’re seeing.  So, you either get big fish and hit home run, or you don’t do so well.  There’s not a lot of “in-between” action right now.   If you chase roosterfish or wahoo or marlin, if you get one, you’re a hero.  But you could also be one of the boats that gets goose-egged.
The biggest issue is bait. For all intents and purposes, there’s no live bait to be had so we’re using dead bait.  We are selling bags of fresh frozen mackerel in the mornings and some of the guys are bringing fresh dead squid as well.
Fly fishing is a non-issue.  We’ve had a handful of flyfishers this season, but they’ve done OK because they were also willing to use conventional gear and have some fun.  Some of the fly fishing only outfitters in town are really hurting.  If you’re coming with a flyrod, be ready to use conventional gear and you’ll have a good time.  Bring the flyrod just-in-case the opportunity presents itself, but not only has it been pretty breezy to throw the rod, but also with no live bait to chum with, it’s hard to get the fish to come up.
Conditions are improving so have our fingers crossed and like I said, this was the best consistent bite we’ve seen.
LA PAZ TAILHUNTER FLEET
Normally, this is where the larger fish are found and the variety is over at Las Arenas.  It’s been just the opposite this past week with fishing steadily improving as the week went on!
We got into some nicer dorado…in fact, some of the nicest dorado we’ve seen in two seasons.   Plus there were big cabrilla, pargo, triggerfish and snapper to be had as well.  Really some nice action and just like at Las Arenas, regretfully so many big fish lost, especially in the rocks.  I think we lost about 60% of the hookups to inexperience of to rocks.  But, still fun.
My captains are telling me the conditions are looking great.  There were places where dorado and marlin were jumping everywhere, but just weren’t ready to chew quite yet.  There’s sargasso weed building up everywhere which is a great sign for more dorado.  They say it’s just about ready to bust loose if the water temps edge up just a degree or two more!
Hopefully soon!

 That’s our story!

Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter International
 
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