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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Dec. 9-16, 2018

NICER CONDITIONS PRODUCE FISH

La Paz- Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Dec. 9-16, 2018

 

THE MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO REPORT

SHORT ATTENTION SPAN WEEK AT A GLANCE

Weather – Pleasant week for the most part.  Low in the 60’s and highs in the high 70’s.  Mostly sunny.  Winds gave us a break earlier in the week but got stronger (and colder) as the week went on.

Water – Choppier and rougher later in the week

Fishing – More blue water species early in the week when the winds were down and it was calmer.  More inshore and rock fish as weather got rougher and we had to fish closer in.

Species Caught This Week:  dorado, tuna, cabrilla, seabass, bonito, snapper, jack crevalle

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

Gary Wagner, owner of Rancho Costa there at Muertos, hooked 4 dorado and got 2 to the boat. He had a wahoo come off and he had a tuna on for over an hour before it came unbuttoned. Looks cold!

Laura Hernandez from San Diego got out a few days earlier in the week and got into the dorado. Later, as conditions changed, some huge sierra.

Not too bad a week, for the weather.  It was just cold (by our La Paz standards!).  Tourists were still running around in shorts while locals donned long pants and jackets!  Likewise, earlier in the week, winds laid down long enough to get boats out and fortunately for our type of fishing, no one really had to go out very far.

 

There’s still some schools of dorado around with some nicer 15-20 pounders mixed in.  Very surprising given the time of year.  Along with the dorado, some tuna were also hooked and a wahoo did bite one of the lines but came unbuttoned which is an encouraging sign (that it bit, not that it came off!).   Plus, add in the usual bonito and way too many needlefish.  All-in-all, not too bad.

 

As the week went on, winds came up again and the waters changed resulting in more restricted fishing with colder-water species like sierra, jack crevalle, cabrilla and snapper biting. Hard to know when not that many folks are fishing.  Most of the visitors to town are snowbirds just looking for sunshine and an escape from even colder places.  Locals are all getting ready for Christmas.

WHALES ON THE WAY!

Our annual whale-watching season is almost upon us.  Migrating yearly from the Bering Sea by Alaska, the whales are on their way to Baja to mate, give birth and hang out in the warm lagoons of the Pacific.  We have daily and overnight trips booking fast.  Contact us for more details for a great family trip!

SPREADING THE CHEER

Many of you know that my wife, Jilly, has had a program for five years whereby Tailhunter Outreach program collects clothes, toys, sporting goods, school supplies, medical supplies and more for needy folks and communities in and around La Paz. It was originally started after Hurricane Odile crashed into us in 2014, but the program just kept growing.   To date, our Tailhunter amigos and brought down over 3 tons of good that we distribute throughout the year!  Jill also has a scholarship program to keep kids in school as well.

Everyone’s favorite guy…Jorge Romero

 

This past week our own, Jorge and Sandra Romero donated almost 200 pounds of toys to the kids of Los

Planes (near Muertos Bay where many of our captains and their families live).  With the assistance of Gary Wagner and his crew at Rancho Costa, all these kids got something for Christmas!  Thanks, Jorge and Sandra!

Lining up the gifts

Lots of kids!

Have a great week!

That’s our story.

Jonathan


Jonathan Roldan’s

Tailhunter International


Website: 

www.tailhunter-international.com

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


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

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

TOUGHER WEATHER HINDERS

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

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO FISHING REPORT

SHORT ATTENTION SPAN WEEK at a GLANCE

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

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

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

 

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

WHALE WATCHING SEASON COMING UP SOON!

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

That’s our story!

 

Jonathan

 


Jonathan Roldan’s

Tailhunter International


Website: 

www.tailhunter-international.com

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

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

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

Tailhunter YouTube Video Channel:

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


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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Nov. 25-Dec.2, 2018

WIND DROPS FISHING IMPROVES

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Nov. 25-Dec 2, 2018

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO REPORT

SHORT ATTENTION SPAN WEEK AT A GLANCE…

Weather – Much better this week.  Winds gave us a break.  Mostly sunny.  Daytime temps mid-80’s.

Water – Getting cooler, but largely flatter this week and calmer with the absence of those northern winds

Fishing – Transitional mix with warm and cooler water fish taken.  Warmer water fish on the way out and more cooler water fish showing up.  But strangely, one day it would be mostly cooler water fish like pargo, cabrilla and sierra.  Next day, warm water fish like dorado and wahoo.

Fish Caught This Week:  Wahoo, dorado, bonito, jack crevalle, cabrilla, needlefish, sierra, snapper

Forecast: Looks like the northern winds return this coming week with very strong winds maybe Monday or Tuesday then later in the week very strong.  Chance of showers mid-week.

THE BIG PICTURE & THE REST OF THE STORY…

We’re not usually going to see dorado this time of year, but they were a great surprise this week. Most fish 8-12 pounds. Fun size, but some larger. Check out the big jack crevalle on the rack. They were fishing with Captain Gerardo.

Manny poses with his big wahoo caught right off the point at Punta Perrico. Decent wahoo week earlier.

Captain Armando put his guys on a full box of sierra plus some fat bonito, a cabrilla and a giant needlefish.

Laura Rush with a great eating yellow snapper.

 

It was one of the better weeks we have had in awhile.  As is usually the case, weather has a lot to do with the fishing.  With mostly sunny skies, the winter north winds gave us a break for the most part allowing us to get out there and not make it an exercise in staying dry and in the boat in the big waves.  But, it also allowed us to get to some spots that are often difficult when it’s windy.

 

With daytime temps in the mid-80’s and nighttime in the high 60’s it’s a pleasant time to be in La Paz and the influx of snowbirds is a sure indicator.  But, as I’ve said in the past, they usually don’t fish or only fish a day so there just aren’t that many folks fishing this time of year.

 

But, we did get some folks out and the catches were rather surprising.

 

Early in the week out’ve Bahia Muertos, a good snap of 20-50 pound wahoo showed up just off the rocks with some nice fish hitting the box, but others getting lost.

 

All week, there were small bands of schoolie-dorado as well.  Nothing spectacular, but great fun action with fish running 8-12 pounds mostly with the occasional 20-pounder.  A bit unusual this time of year given the cooler water temps.

 

Other days, there was decent action on bonito, big jack crevalle, pargo and cabrilla and a sure indicator of cooler conditions was the appearance of good bites of sierra that make for great eating and fun on light tackle.  In fact, several days we had more sierra than I’ve seen in a long time.

 

The outlook for the coming week shows some spikes of wind as the northerns return, but most of the wind won’t hit until the end of the week.

 

That’s our story!

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Jonathan


Jonathan Roldan’s

Tailhunter International


Website: 

www.tailhunter-international.com

Mexico Office: Tailhunter International, 755 Paseo Obregon, La Paz, Baja Sur, Mexico
U.S. Mailing Address:  Tailhunter International, 8030 La Mesa Blvd. #178, La Mesa CA  91942

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

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

Tailhunter YouTube Video Channel:

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


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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Nov. 11-25, 2018

FISHING OK BUT NOT MANY FISHING

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Nov. 11-25, 2018

MEXICAN MINUTE VIDEO REPORT

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST of the STORY…

Town is kinda quiet these days. Nice time to be down here to enjoy some sunshine! You have the beaches to yourself!

When you can only squeeze in one day to fish in between bouts of wind and you make a great day out’ve it…Elijah Rush from El Cajon, CA got a handful of dorado, a tuna and some pargo (not pictured) for the ice chest!

Typical catch right now. Some snapper. Some pargo. Maybe some dorado.

As far as conditions, it wasn’t as bad as it has been when it’s been windy and rough with port closures.  Actually, it was pretty nice overall.  Sun’s out and a nice time to be in town with day time temps  like a postcard in the high-70’s to low-80’s and night time temps in the high-60’s.   Breezes kicking up to about 15 mph, but mostly later.

 

You can see why lots of snowbirds are “escaping” into town right now and we’re getting inquiries from Minnesota, Canada, Montana and North Dakota!  No matter how “bad” our weather is, the only snow you’ll find is in a margarita glass.

 

But, by the same token, not many folks fishing.  Almost no-one as a matter of fact.  The folks coming to town are looking for sunshine and putting their toes in the sand.

 

The waters are still rougher than normal.  In fact, last week several days the port was closed to all boat traffic coming or going.  So, even if it’s calm in the bay, it can be crazy outside.  Even, inside the bay it can be churning.

 

Two weeks ago, an independent dive boat overloaded with more than 2 dozen divers ignored the closures and went out.  It got swamped and sank!  Fortunately, everyone was picked up from what we heard.

 

However, we did get a few folks out.  On the days it was really windy, we couldn’t go.

 

If it was moderately windy we were still able to fish inshore for some cabrilla, snapper, bonito and jacks.  Weather permitting, if we could get just a little outside, there’s some dorado and tuna still hanging out.

 

Live bait has been an issue because of the rougher weather pounding the shallow bait areas so we’re using mostly dead bait or lures lately.

WHALE WATCHING SEASON COMING UP

 

Don’t forget our annual Whale Watching Season at Bahia Magdalena runs from January to March.  Contact us for more info about a great family event and the opportunity to see these magnificent animals up close like you’ve never imagined!

 

That’s my story!

Jonathan


Jonathan Roldan’s

Tailhunter International


Website: 

www.tailhunter-international.com

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

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

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

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

Tailhunter YouTube Video Channel:

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


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

 

 

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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Nov. 4-11, 21018

MIXED WEATHER – MIXED FISHING

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

MEXICAN MINUTE WEEKLY VIDEO FISHING REPORT

SHORT ATTENTION SPAN WEEK at A GLANCE

Weather – Nice and sunny but cooler every week.  Nights can be very cool.  Water temps are going down too.  Can get breezy and windy some days.

Water – Getting cooler and less blue.  Rough some days now as we move into the cooler months.

Fishing – Rougher and cooler waters are making it more difficult to get live bait.  That along with changing conditions overall are changing the complexion of the fishing.  Less bluewater fish like tuna and dorado.  More emphasis on inshore fishing for pargo, cabrilla and other reef fish.

THE BIG PICTURE and the REST OF THE STORY…

Just some incredible colors on this late-season dorado that Travis caught. Gorgeous fish!

Whoa…that’s a big cabrilla! Sweet meat for the grill with Captain Armando.

Travis is all smiles posing with his roosterfish, but check out the bent rod behind him! That’s wife, Melinda on another rooster. See the photo below! Both fish released!

First-timer rocks it! Captain Pancho helps out Melinda Woodward with this hefty roosterfish before releasing it.

Old Tailhunter amigos for many years, Bill and Patrick with Captain Jorge and a nice yellowfin to go along with a day of bonito fun.

Incredible flat water and perfect for Melinda to catch this sweet bull dorado.

Lots of fun on light tackle…even moreso on a flyrod! Bonito for the masked man from Oregon, Travis Woodward.

It was a mixed bag of fish this past week as we transition into the cooler aspects of the season.  Not really many folks fishing these days.  Many are walk-in visitors or snow-birds who are spending time in town and just want a day of fishing and sunshine, rather than folks coming specifically for fishing.  So, many aren’t very serious fishermen either and just want some fun and action.

 

This is that time before the holidays when folks aren’t really travelling much.  Families are doing other things.  Also, the weather and waters are changing.  It’s wonderfully sunny, but definitely cooler and also getting more and more breezy. So, it can be a tad rougher.

 

That makes it harder to get live bait, either because the bait guys aren’t going out very much since there’s not many folks fishing or because of the weather, the live bait is scattered.

 

That being said, we still got some action.  Good bites of bonito keep things interesting, especially for the first-timers.  But in between, we’re still getting a few yellowfin tuna up to about 25 pounds.  There’s some nice dorado not too far offshore.  Inshore, pargo and cabrilla are becoming more predominant, especially as it gets tougher to get too far from shore because of weather condition.   Also, surprisingly, some nice 30-50 pound roosterfish still around as well.

That’s my story!

 

Jonathan


Jonathan Roldan’s

Tailhunter International


Website: 

www.tailhunter-international.com

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

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

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

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

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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Oct. 28-Nov. 4, 2018

FISH GET PICKY AS SEASON TRANSITIONS

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Oct. 27-Nov. 4, 2018

Mexican Minute Video Report

Short Attention Span Week at a Glance

Weather – Beautiful sunny days, but winds are definitely up.  Erratically so.  Sometimes in the morning.  Sometimes in the afternoon.  Comes from different directions and sometimes several changes during the same day.  So, it can be bumpy and rough some days…some places…but not others.  Otherwise, it’s a really pretty time to be in town.  Snowbirds starting to filter back to the city.  Daytime temps low to mid-80’s.

Water – Winds are causing water temps to drop.  Also, less blue water and water getting turned over now.  The agitated water is also making it harder to get bait…very important in fishing production.

Fishing – Up and down.  So many variables now.  More wind.  Cooler waters.  More difficult to find bait. Big moon.  By themselves not a big deal, but combined fishing very much affected. Fish are moving around. Different species biting.  Still some tuna and dorado around.  Still some of those big pargo.  More cooler water fish inshore.  Had a good wahoo week.  Also, surprisingly strong for big roosterfish this past week.

Outlook – As the wind continue, things will continue to change towards the cooler, rougher water.  We’re not fishing much out’ve La Paz anymore with more focus fishing from Muertos/ Las Arenas where it’s a little more protected.

The Big Picture and the Rest of the Story…

Sorry we couldn’t get Marcus his marlin although he tried really hard at it, but he finally got his roosterfish as he and Captain Victor struggle to get a photo and get the big fish released. Punta Perico in the near background.

Captain Pancho with our fun Montana friends who had a super day. Darrel Zauner and daughter, Marni got two wahoo and a tuna and had a big dog-tooth on the line too!

Smiles from George Shaw who finally hit the fish on their 3rd day.

Fat tuna in the hands of Darcie…her first tuna and she rocked it like a boss.

Good week for wahoo. Came up from the East Cape to find the skinnies.

Hi Renee! Fun week with Renee and her husband who hung in there during a scratchy week and finally got into the fish.

Johnny from Rancho Costa got himself a wahoo for dinner too!

Captain Victor watched Marcus hoist his catch from Bahia Muertos.

We had an up-and-down week here.  We had some of the prettiest postcard days, but also some days when the sun was out but the winter winds were blowing making it tough to fish.  Oh, and a full moon as well!

 

I will officially now say we have passed from the warm water season into the cooler off-season.  Winds are starting to blow erratically now.  Some from the north, some from the south.  It changes from day-to-day and can even change several times during the same day.

 

The result is that the waters have cooled or are getting mucked up.  Bait is getting increasingly harder to find and the bait guys either can’t find it or you have to wait until they get enough to sell.  Folks get impatient, but what you gonna do?  Go fish without bait?  That’s the way it is this time of year.

 

We pretty much aren’t doing much fishing with our La Paz fleet the last week-and-a-half or so. The outside waters are just too unpredictable; fish are scattering now; and bait has become an issue.

 

So, most of our fishing is with our Tailhunter Las Arenas Fleet.

 

On the days when we could get bait, there’s still some stray  10-25 pound tuna hanging out. A few dorado here and there.  Still some of those nice big pargo liso and big dog-snapper in the rocks, although we didn’t get any to the boat this week and lost all of them in the rocks on busted lines.

 

However, wahoo are still around.  Dark Rapalas are still the best option to get them.  We got some 20-40 pounders hooked up this week.  Also, I was really surprised that we got so many and so many LARGE roosterfish as well.  Really not a very prominent time for roosterfish, but I guess they’re still there.  Pretty much any of our anglers this week who wanted to get one hooked up at least one and all of them were respectable legit fish.

That’s my story!

Jonathan


Jonathan Roldan’s

Tailhunter International


Website: 

www.tailhunter-international.com

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

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

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

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

Tailhunter YouTube Video Channel:

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


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

 

 

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La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report from Tailhunter Sportfishing for Week of Oct. 21-28, 2019

FISH & WEATHER MAKE US WORK HARDER

La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of Oct. 21-28, 2018

Mexican Minute Video Fishing Report

Short Attention Span Week-At-A-Glance

Weather – No shortage of sunshine.  It’s really pleasant to be in town right now .  Daytime temps in the mid-80’s with a breeze.  Nights in the low 70’s.  However, not always great to be on the water as Hurricane Willa (hundreds of miles to the south) didn’t mess with us, it did send up some huge swells and strong wind that caused us to shut down our Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay Fishing for 2 days.  Then, increasing northern winds have made it difficult at time fishing out’ve La Paz.  (Also makes it tough to find bait!).  The seasons are changing.

Water – The increasing winds are lowering the water temperatures and the water is getting more green although there’s still some great blue water around . It’s all in transition.

Fishing – Maybe it was a combination of variables.  Erratic winds.  A full moon.  Big swells.  All of it contributed to a tougher week of fishing.  I’ve seen worse.  But I have also seen better.  We had to work hard to get fish sometimes.  Moreso than normal. More cooler water species showing up.  Fewer blue-water fish around.  Also, the ability to find and catch bait is affected by the weather.  Harder to catch bait means harder to catch fish.

Caught This Week – tuna, wahoo, dorado, jack crevalle, lots of bonito, needlefish, roosterfish, pargo liso, cabrilla, triggerfish, dog-tooth snapper, pompano, palometa.

Outlook for Coming Week – Probably alot more of the same.  Off-season imminent.

 

The Big Picture and the Rest of the Story…

Our Montana friend, Darrel Zauner, hooked into a few of these beasts, but finally got a big dog-tooth to the boat!

Gary Pilkington has been visiting us for years and it was good to see him finally get his first wahoo!

Lots of “firsts” this week like this good-looking roosterfish caught by Mike Hanson from Grants’ Pass, Oregon while fishing with Captain Gerardo. The fish is alot bigger than it looks. Both Mike and Captain Gerardo are abut 6’3″ tall! The fish was released.

Outdoor writer, lecturer, author and TV show host, Scott Haugen finally came to visit us from his home in Oregon and put the hurt on this sizeable wahoo using a purple Rapala.

Some good eats here! Two different kinds of pargo caught by Tanner Millspaugh and his dad, Travis, from Washington state.

Two of our new favorite amigos, Debbie Arvin and Lynn Murphy from Colorado, with Captain Armando and some pretty yellowfin tuna.

Great colors on Chris Aiellos, dorado that he caught fishing with our La Paz fleet

A solid day to sea-the-least! Mike and dad Gary Pilkington with a rack of tuna, a dorado plus a wahoo! Grand slam!

 

First-time visitor from Colorado, in rough water, Don Vanzo got a legit bull dorado on the gaff.

That’s the right kind! John Morgenstern all the way from South Dakota got another tuna into the panga and a great photo!

HI Paula! Well done, amiga! Nice bull dorado!

Alaska in the house! John Daley with Captain Moncho and alot of tuna meat headed to the freezers.

Just too pretty of a photo. This is Jae Shin from Alaska with a roosterfish on the flyrod in Bahia Muertos.

Here’s Jae’s roosterfish caught on the flyrod . Great fun on such light tackle! The rooster was released. That’s Bahia Muertos water.

She’s an author and lecturer and teaches classes in outdoor cooking! Tiffany Haugen poses great with a wahoo in the blue waters near Punta Arenas.

Robbie Boyd and his dad, Bill, and Captain Jorge display a pretty pargo liso an a couple of yellowfin tuna on the beach at Muertos Bay.

He looks grim, but Brian is actually a nice guy with two handfuls of dorado and tuna caught with our Tailhunter La Paz fleet.

You’re kidding! Greg Garrison and Nic Huff sport THREE big wahoo from a day of fishing right off the rocks at Punta Arenas.

Celebrating Lollie Milano’s retirement, Dana Milano came down for the week and got themselves some nice yellowfin going on ice.

Stan Andre gives a little kiss to his dorado he got while fishing with our Tailhunter La Paz fleet.

Brian’s got another dorado to add to the box! Despite some slow spots, he and his amigos took a nice load of fish home!

Gary Wagner loves light tackle and took this feisty rooster in the shallows in front of his place at Bahia Muertos. The fish was released.

Scott Haugen knows how to pose with a fish…like this colorful dorado.

Nic had never fished before but scored a number of highly covered wahoo!

I think that’s Brian behind the mask with another dorado.

Tough fish to pull out’ve the rocks, but Scott Haugen did the trick after 5 of them got the best of him and broke him off.

Table full ‘o’ tuna for Mike and Kirsten Hanson from Oregon!

Great shot of Mike Pilkington’s first wahoo. Caught with Captain Pancho driving the rig. Nice fish, Mike!

They don’t have many mahi mahi in S. Dakota which is where John Morgenstern will be taking these fillets!

First dorado for Ms. Tiffany. She is such a gamer!

It was a hit-or-miss week of fishing as the warm water season winds down and cooler conditions move in.  We often had to work a lot harder for our fish this past week than we’ve been used to during the season but everyone got fish.  It just wasn’t as easy or as plentiful in some cases.

 

It was erratic.  One boat would find fish and a boat next to them would struggle.  We’d look for tuna and only find dorado.  We’d chase dorado and get dog-tooth snapper.  A boat trying to pargo or cabrilla would hook a wahoo!  Just no rhyme or reason.  One day our Las Arenas fleet would be hot and the next day our La Paz fleet would have the hot bite!

 

A lot of it had to do with the weather.  Winds are blowing stronger and coming from all directions at different times of the day.  It’s cooling off the water temps.  It’s clouding up the water.  It’s making bait harder and harder to find as waves crash into the shallow areas disturbing the bait schools.

 

The big hurricane Willa that hammered far south of us, did not do us any damage.  The sun burned brightly every day.  But it did throw up some big wave and southerly winds that forced us to cancel two days of fishing with our Tailhunter Las Arenas fleet.  As the winds increase from the north, I imagine there will be more days that are tough to fish as the season diminishes.

 

However, there was a good jag of wahoo this week.  Some boats got multiple strikes and landed several.

 

The tuna were a little more scarce, but little spots of tuna popped up if you could jump on them fast enough.  The schools were very often busting water, but were hesitant to eat or would only eat quickly and move on so you only had a small window to get in on the bite.  The full moon might have had something to do with that.

 

Again, we had unusually huge dog-tooth snapper and pargo liso come up  off the shallows busting rods (really!) and 150-pound test.  We got about 1 out’ve every 8 or 9 hook-ups on these tough fish.

 

Dorado are still around.  Mostly in the 10-15 pound class.

ON a PERSONAL NOTE…

 

This is been an emotional roller-coaster week.  Earlier in the week, my dad passed away.  He was 91-years-young.

Many of you knew him.  He loved to fish.  He loved reading this fishing report.  Thankfully to Jill, she jammed a ticket back to Los Angeles in my hand on a “gut feeling” and told me to get back to see him NOW and she kicked me outta La Paz.

I got to spend a few hours with him and hold him for a bit and after spending most of the night with him told him I’d be back in the morning to have breakfast with him.  Little did I know that would be the last. The next morning, he took a breath and let go and slipped quietly and peacefully away.

I had to get back to La Paz and three days later…talk about the circle of life, we welcomed Hannah James Reid our 2nd grandchild to our daughter Jessie Reid and Brian Reid.  Whoo-hoooo!!!

The circle of life keeps rolling!

Just wanted to reach out to thank the hundreds of you that sent condolences to both Jill and I and also all of you sending congratulations.  We do not pass through life alone.  Glad to be on the path with so many of you.  God bless!

That’s our story!

 

Jonathan


Jonathan Roldan’s

Tailhunter International


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