jueves, 10 de mayo de 2018

Z Fish Report (5/10/18)



Offshore (average) surface water temperature - Includes from the 5 - 6 mile mark at the 100 fathom line, then to the 1,000 fathom line being about 32 miles: 82°
Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 81°  
Blue water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST) The blue water is about 16 miles. Clean water starts from the back side of the waves, on out to the blue water.
Offshore: This last weekend was the annual kill tournament for sailfish here in Zihuautanejo. There was an amazing 250 boats entered. The reason for the record breaking number of contestants was the prizes offered, and the pool money to each large fish caught for each day of the tournament. In theory, there are three prizes for the first three largest sailfish, and if they also caught them on the day of when the they were the biggest fish for that day, they got a heck of a lot of money from the pool money.
The largest dorado and marlin also got a prize.
So with less than five or six winners, why do many captains spend three month’s wages to gamble on being a winner? They gamble away the food for their families.  
The winner this year was Jamie Cortez on the sport fisher Orion. He has won the tournament a few times before.  The winning weight was only 38 plus kilos. The second place was at 38 kilos, and the third place was only 35 kilos. The best marlin was 140 kilos, and the dorado was 20 kilos.
So once again, a few people win, and the rest have lost money to feed their families.
Inshore: Nothing to report for the inshore.
Ed Kunze

(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)



jueves, 3 de mayo de 2018

Z Fish Report (5/3/18)

Sarah  with  one of the  many typical dorado up and down the coast. Taken
on the panga Dos Hermanos  with Adolfo.

Offshore (average) surface water temperature - Includes from the 5 - 6 mile mark at the 100 fathom line, then to the 1,000 fathom line being about 32 miles: 84° (the April cold water current is gone until next year).

Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 81° 
Michael with dorado and sierras while spin fishing with
Adolfo
 Blue water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST) The blue water is about 16 miles. Clean water starts from the back side of the waves, on out to the blue water.
Offshore: Tomorrow (Friday) is the start of the annual kill sailfish tournament here. There will be a lot of sailfish taken, and a 30 kilo fish (66 pounds) will probably place in the money. Not too many years ago it would have taken a 45 kilo fish (100 pounds) to be in the money. They just can’t see the writing on the wall. There will be at least 150 boats entered in the tournament.
There are yellowfin tuna to 30 pounds out about 28 miles.

Sarah-s rooster, which is kind of a surprise at this time of the year.
Inshore: With the 80° water coming back, is producing sierras, small dorado, and a few roosters. The dorado action has been very good. Michael and Sarah Ferrell of Shreveport, LA fished a day with Adolfo for a decent day of fishing. The afternoon winds have been a bit strong this week, and the ride back from down at the Petatlan area was a bit rough, as it has been all week.  
Ed Kunze

(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)



jueves, 29 de marzo de 2018

Z Fish Report (3/29/18)

Above and below: Roddy from Calgary got these two
delicious eating pampano on live bait
while fishing with Adolfo  on the panga Dos
Hermanos at the white rocks. Called espejos
in Spanish (mirror fish) due to their brilliance



Offshore (average) surface water temperature - Includes from the 5 - 6 mile mark at the 100 fathom line, then to the 1,000 fathom line being about 32 miles: 80° (The major annual March/April cooling trend is here)

Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 74° - (Really cold for here)
Blue water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST) The water is cold and discolored out to the 100 fathom line. Then it is “clean” for another 15 miles. The blue water does not start until the 1,000 fathom line about 32 miles out.
Offshore: Sailfish action has slowed to one about a fish per day per boat. Some yellowfin are being taken at 28 miles plus, and a couple of blue marlin have been taken in the same area.
There have been a lot of small sharks being taken. I assume
it is the cold water current. They are inshore and offshore.
A large jack crevalle taken on the panga Dos Hermanos with Adolfo

Inshore: Some jack cevalle are being caught, as well as sierras, and lots of black skipjacks. Very few roosters are being taken.

Gregor Dixon with a typical black skipjack tuna. 
Gregor Dixon of Vancouver Island fly fished a day with Cheva on the panga Dos Hermanos. This is what Gregor emailed me: As you predicted, Cheva put us on the bonitos and my father in law had to take a break (with a big smile) from constantly fighting fish for 2 hours. Brent was using spinning gear and he’d boat 2 or 3 to my 1, as he could cast further and retrieve faster than me (the fish like it quick!). I’m not complaining because I was really busy too.

I was pleased as my father in law had gone out a week prior with another captain and got a generic “boat ride”, with not too much action.

 After a needed break we hunted the beach for a chance at rooster or jack. I knew it wasn’t the best time of year for roosters and appreciated Cheva’s candid assessment of our chances, but enjoyed hanging in the surf, having a go and could imagine them chasing that popper to the boat. That’s fishing, Next trip! Anyways, my father in law landed a jack and lost one which was fun to see. All in all, we were very happy and can’t wait to get after them next time. Thanks again to Cheva and his son Alejandro.
Gregor Dixon
Victoria, BC

Ed Kunze

(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)

jueves, 22 de marzo de 2018

Z Fish Report (3/22/18)

Daryl Kuntz fished down at Puerto Vicente for this nice  rooster
and several large jack crevalle.

Offshore (average) surface water temperature - Includes from the 5 - 6 mile mark at the 100 fathom line, then to the 1,000 fathom line being about 32 miles: 84°
Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 81°
Blue water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST) Blue water is a bit further than the 100 fathom line. See below photo. Also note the greenish water inside the 100 fathom line, with some sections close to the beach being very stained water (almost a red tide situation)

Offshore: Sailfish action has slowed to one about a fish per day per boat. Some yellowfin are being taken at 28 miles plus, and a couple of blue marling have been taken in the same area.
Above and below: Gary Meger of ON, Canada fised with Cheva
on the panga Dos Hermanos II

Inshore: Some jack cevalle are being caught, as well as sierras, and lots of black skipjacks. Very few roosters are being taken.
Above: Mark Denison hooked  up in front of his fishing lodge at La Barrita
Below: The results

Daryl Kuntz of Vancouver Island stayed down at La Barrita at Mark Denison’s fishing lodge for a few days, and they fished down at Puerto Vicente for one day. Daryl emailed me this: Was out with Mark on the salt today and had a fantastic time. Lots of jacks wanted to play and a 35 pound rooster jumped on my line. Beautiful fish and looked good upon release.

Ed Kunze                                                               
 (Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)



viernes, 9 de marzo de 2018

Z Fish Report (3/9/18)

Dean Burau on the panga
Dos Hermanos with Adolfo
Offshore (average) surface water temperature - Includes from the 5-6 mile mark at the 100 fathom line, then to the 1,000 fathom line being at 32 miles: 82° (The cooling trend I expected is continuing)
Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 79°
Blue water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST) Blue water is a bit further than the 100 fathom line. See below photo.
Offshore: Sailfish action has slowed to one or two fish a day per boat, which is no change from last week. With the cooling water trend, expect the yellowfin tuna and marlin action to rise.  
Above and below - On the panga Dos Hermanos


Inshore: Some roosters are being caught, as well as jack crevalle, sierras, and lots of black skipjacks.
Brian Hetland of North Dakota fished a day with Cheva on the panga 
Dos Hermanos II. Near the white rocks the got large jack crevall, and then
near the point, and only a half mile off the beach they got  tellowfin tuna.
Long time visitor Keith Paul, from Minn. fished Tuesday with Adolfo, looking for roosters, jacks and sierras. They ended up only catching about 40 jack crevalle, and keeping 25 in the3-8 pound class. All fish were caught while casting light line spin gear. These smaller fish are considered decent eating by the locals, as the dark meat oils have not yet set in like with the larger fish. Time and time again I have seen Adolfo bring back fish to the pier, and are distributed to the poor.


On Wednesday, Ken Hill of Utah was with Adolfo. They went back to the same area and ended up with sierras and the 2nd large rooster for Ken in as many weeks.
Ed Kunze                                                               
 (Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)



jueves, 1 de marzo de 2018

Z Fish Report (3/1/18)

With Adolfo on the panga Dos Hermanos

Offshore (average) surface water temperature - Includes from the 5-6 mile mark at the 100 fathom line, then to the 1,000 fathom line being at 32 miles: 81° (The cooling trend I expected is coming)
Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 81°
Blue water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST) Blue water is almost all the way to the beach up and down the coast.
With Cheva on the panga Dos Hermanos II. Cheva called
me in the middle of this bite off Playa Larga and said they
had 15. And, all were big.
Offshore: Sailfish action has slowed to one or two fish a day per boat. This can be expected as we are now in a full moon period. The yellowfin tuna are showing again, and should pick up for the next few days.
Inshore: Some roosters are being caught, as well as jack crevalle, sierras, and lots of black skipjacks.
Above and below - With Mark Denison at Puerto Vicente. A
nice jack crevalle and a rainbow runner

Long time fisherman here, Ken Hill of Utah, fished with Adolfo up at the Ranch and got a 60 pound rooster. It was late last week, and gone from Adolfo’s phone, so trust me. I saw the photo on Sunday morning.
Mark Denison, out of his fishing lodge in La Barrita, spin fished south at Puerto Vicente Guerrero for a great day. Here is what he emailed me: Fishing with Erik and Tracie Swanson from Spokane Washington. We got 14 jack crevalle, 4 sierra,1 chula, and 1 salema (rainbow runner) to the boat today and lost as many We had four line cuts in a row from sierra and wahoo ..triple headers and even a quadruple. 
Ed Kunze                                                               
 (Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)




jueves, 22 de febrero de 2018

Z Fish Report (2/22/18)

On the panga Dos Hermanos

Offshore (average) surface water temperature - Includes from the 5-6 mile mark at the 100 fathom line, then to the 1,000 fathom line being at 32 miles: 86° (where is the cooling trend I expected?)
Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 83°
Adolfo is happy
Blue water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST) Blue water is almost all the way to the beach up and down the coast. See the below satellite photo. (The white areas are either land mass or cloud cover).
Offshore: Sailfish action has slowed to one or two fish a day per boat, much the same as this last week. John Wilkinson, from MINN. fished with Adan on the panga Gitana II, for 13 sailfish in 5 days of fishing, and a large 100 pound yellowfin tuna.


Inshore: Some roosters are being caught, as well as jack crevalle, sierras, and lots of black skipjacks. Adolfo, on the panga Dos Hermanos had a spectacular day with 8 roosters, pargo, and sierras.
Ed Kunze                                                               
 (Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)