|Photo by Gord Roberts on the panga Porpy with Noe. See below for what he expeienced.|
Offshore (average) surface water temperature - Includes from the 5-6 mile mark at the 100 fathom line, on out to about 50 miles with the 1,000 fathom line being at 32 miles: 83°
Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 82°
Blue water: The blue water has moved out to about the 100 fathom line, with a slight discoloration on the beaches. This bodes well for the inshore fishing.. (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST)
|Above and below: Longtime fisherman and visitor to Zihuatanejo, Brian|
Hetland of North Dakota, taught his first time 18 year old grandson, Ethan, the
fun of fishing sailfish on the spin rod. Ethan says he will be back
Offshore- The sailfish action is holding steady with 5-6 per day per boat being raised, and 3 or 4 being hooked. The small (very small) striped marlin are still around. While trolling for the billfish, there are also few large dorado mixed in.
Marty Smuk, and his group of 9, went out on the Orion and Vamonos II for a great trip. Staying at the Azul, the two boats picked them up at the Playa Linda pier at 730 am. Between the boats they caught 7 sails and released 5, 1 small Marlin caught and released, and one small Dorado. They were back at Playa Linda by 1:30 pm.
|Gord Roberts with one of his released sailfish on the panga Porpy, with Noe.|
Gord Roberts of Canada fished a day with Noe on the panga Porpy. Gord emailed me this: Caught and released 2 sails before 10:30 then turned our attention to the yellowfin tuna. We got into 3 different schools, but no luck. We tried lures, bait, and even the kite. The tuna are a very smart fish I have learned !!!!
It was still a great day though as we spent 3 hours in a pod of 1000 porpoise which were with the tuna. They are always amazing and entertaining. It was my wife's dream fishing trip come true for catch and release sailfish and close encounters with porpoise in the wild. Then on the way in, we spent a little time watching 2 humpbacked whales on the surface.
Inshore: The inshore is starting to discolor a bit finally, and the roosters are here. I am hearing reports from down at Vicente Guerrero there are lots of roosters on the beaches. And, there are also lots of the tasty sierras, with the action rounding out with jack crevalle, black skipjack tuna, and chulas.
Also, here is a great video put together by Captain Steve Henline of Utah:
(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)