La Paz, Mexico



Jan. 9, 2005, Jonathan Roldan, Tailhunter International, La Paz, Mexico Fishing Report:

The good news for La Paz fishing zone is that there is no rain like in the northern areas of Baja. But La Paz still had wind this week interspersed with some real nice sunny fishing days, and I only wish we could predict which days were which!

By having anglers willing to be flexible on their days, everyone got out fishing and everyone caught fish. Our best bite was on the La Paz side, headed straight out to the islands where a nice pargo bite continues on fish in the 6-10 pound class, that perfect eating size. There are also yellowtail now building on El Bajito, but only on days when the wind subsides. For our Las Arenas sportfishing fleet, it was a bit subdued this week with good catches of sierra and snapper most predominant, as well as other inshore species like cabrilla and jacks.

Our annual La Paz fishing season kick off, the Cabin Fever Classic, April 14-18th still has spots available. Three days of wacky fishing at La Paz is in store and we've got a good group of folks locked and loaded. Write me for details. This year's event is being hosted by Hotel Los Arcos in La Paz. We are planning to hopefully have a video crew aboard shooting in HDTV mode for future fishing shows.

On Aug. 25-29, Western Outdoor News will be hosting their Flyfishing Safari with us in La Paz and will join our Zingpowie Extreme Light Tackle event! Both events include 2 days panga fishing and 4 nights stay on the beach at the La Concha Beach Resort. We'll have goodies, personal instruction, optional seminars and a guarantee of bent rods! Tom Bette from Western Outdoor News will personally host and conduct the flyfishing aspects and will give each flyfishing angler a set of hand-tied and proven saltwater flies specifically for La Paz.

I'll be personally taking all the "gunners" for the Zingpowie Extreme Light Tackle and we'll see how much fun and damage we can do to ourselves, our equipment and the fish with the smallest tackle we can find! Optional evening events are also planned. Price is $575 for flyfishers and $550 for folks fishing conventionally (double occupancy). Last time we did this, 70 pound tuna and sailfish beat the socks off everyone! Not many fish got brought in, but there were some epic battles! It's not how many fish you's how many fish catch YOU!

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