|John Torre fished a day with Santiago, on the panga Gitana, for 10 of these|
cookie cutter sized yellowfin tuna.
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°. (Unchanged from last week)
Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 81°
Blue water: Has moved back inside the 100 fathom line and approaching the beaches in many locations. (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST)
|Above and below: Cheva on the panga Dos Hermanos II fished 2 days|
with his clients for these large jacks
Offshore-The sailfish action is still slow, basically from the full moon period, and the captains targeting the abundant 10-15 pound yellowfin tuna. This is the first time I have, in almost 20 years now, seen the yellowfin here in such numbers and hanging around for several weeks. Plus, they are only 8 to 12 miles off the beach. There is tonnage of bait in the water to keep them here, and they are too small, bringing a very low price, to be taken by the seiners.
A few dorado and small striped marlin are also still being taken.
|Above: With Julio at the tiller, Blake with one of his 8 roosters caught on the fly rod.|
Below: His dad, Peter, with one of his 10. They fished with
Mark Denison down at Puerto Vicente Guerrero
Inshore: With the clear water moving back to beaches in many locations, the larger roosters and jack crevalle have moved to about a half mile off the beach. Cheva, on the panga Dos Hermanos II fished two days with 20 large jacks taken near Playa Larga, and then 12 near the white rocks.
Mark Denison, fishing from his place out of La Barrita is still into the small roosters and a few large jacks. Yesterday (Thursday) he fished with Peter Frautschi of Middleton, WI and his son Blake. Blake is a fly fishing/drift boat guide on the Snake River system in Idaho, and an excellent fly caster. With his Dad sitting on the roof with spin gear, and getting 10 small roosters, Blake caught 8 roosters fishing from the bow with a 9wt fly rod.
Mark emailed me this about their experience down at Puerto Vicente Guerrero yesterday: We had a good time with the small roosters. We also saw a ton of sierra beneath the boat when we moved off the beach looking for the big roosters. Everything off the beach is pretty well stuffed with the small blue flying fish. Every now and then, the sierra with large roosters mixed in, would pop up, and then quickly go down again. The only thing aggressive and plentiful was the small roosters.
(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)