jueves, 14 de noviembre de 2019

Z Fish Report (11/7/19)



Offshore (average) surface water temperature-Includes from the 5 to 6 mile mark at the 100 fathom line, then to the 1,000 fathom line being about 32 miles: 84° in the morning and 88° in the afternoon.

Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: About 84°
Above and below Mark and Robert with Rody in Puerto Vicente Guerrero

Blue-water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temperatures from Terrafin SST) Unchanged from last week. Blue-water is near the beach, and all the way out. Near the beaches are spots of very chocolate water from the blown out rivers, but with the strong blue water current, there are also many clean areas.
Deb Wade got this huge needlefish with Adolfo on the
panga Dos Hermanos 
Offshore: Very slow, with few sailfish or dorado being taken. A couple of species that do well on a full moon is blue marlin and yellowfin tuna. Mark Branson and Robert Katona of England fished this week with Rody of Bandido Del Mar sport fishing out of Puerto Vicente Guerrero.  They got the above tuna and yesterday lost a large blue near the boat.
Above and below with Adolfo on the panga Dos Hermanos

 Inshore: Roosterfish and large jack crevalle are again providing the best action this week, even with the full moon cycle.
Ed Kunze
(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)

jueves, 7 de noviembre de 2019

Z Fish Report (11/7/19)

Graig, on the left, and Darren found out how crazy it can get with
 a triple hookup on roosters. They fished yesterday (Wed.)
 with Jesus on the panga Dos Hermanos III. 

Offshore (average) surface water temperature-Includes from the 5 to 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: About 84°
Pat, along with a bunch of jack crevalle, even managed a pargo
caught on a surface popper while fishing with Adolfo on the Dos Hermanos
Blue-water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temperatures from Terrafin SST) Blue-water is near the beach, and all the way out. Near the beaches are spots of very chocolate water from the blown-out rivers, but with the strong blue water current, there are also many clean areas. In the below satellite photo, the green water (high in chlorophyll) shows the locations of the principal rivers on this coast. All of them are open and discharging nutrient rich water.
Offshore: Very slow, with few sailfish or dorado being taken. Fishing partners Craig Manalili and Pat from Seattle fished a day with Cheva offshore on the panga Dos Hermanos II. They released one sailfish, and a second threw the hook shortly after the strike. This was considered a decent day for this week, because their other fishing partner, Darren Kai of Hawaii, fished with Jesus (pronounced Hay-sus) on the panga Dos Hermanos III, and never had a strike.
Pat with a nice sailfish caught with Cheva on the Dos Hermanos II
With the full moon next week, I do not expect fishing conditions to improve until after the 22nd of this month.
 Darren got this nice rooster on a surface popper, and the below tasty pampano
using a live bait while fishing with Cheva.

 Inshore: Roosterfish and large jack crevalle provided a lot of action this week, plus additional tasty gamefish like pargo and pompano. Going north to the Ranch or even closer in at Pantla is producing mostly large jack crevalle, with 12 to 15 a day being realistic. The roosters all seem to be to the south and down at Petatlan and the antennas. There are also many jacks down there also.

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

jueves, 31 de octubre de 2019

Z Fish Report (10/31/19)

John Torre with one of 8 roosters

Offshore (average) surface water temperature-Includes from the 5 to 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: About 84°
Blue-water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temperatures from Terrafin SST) Blue-water is near the beach, and all the way out. Near the beaches are spots of very chocolate water from the blown out rivers, but with the strong blue water current, there are also many clean areas.
Adolfo Jr with a jack crevalle fishing with Jon Torre and Keith Paul
Offshore: Very slow, with a few dorado being taken. 
Keith with another from down at Calvario with Adolfo.
Inshore: Finding the right colored water, the captains are doing well on roosters. Adolfo, fishing Monday with long time visitors John Torre and Keith Paul, went down to Calvario. They had 8 roosters in the 20 to 40 pound class. The bit was on after the second cast after their arrival. It was a long run, but a great day on the water. John had asked Adolfo to grab a couple of dozen oysters, which they put in the live well. They ate well.
Ed Kunze
(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)


jueves, 26 de septiembre de 2019

Z Fish Report (9/26/19)

With Adolfo  on the panga Dos Hermanos

Offshore (average) surface water temperature-Includes from the 5 to 6 mile mark at the 100 fathom line, then to the 1,000 fathom line being about 32 miles: 85°
Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: About 85°
Another on the Dos Hermanos
Blue-water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST) Blue-water is near the beach, and all the way out. We have had very little rain again this year. Tropical storm Lorena, which passed out in front of us only gave us a few inches of much needed rain. Later, she became a hurricane but died out around Cabo San Lucas.  The sandbars are still in front of the river mouths, with no silty water coming out of the rivers, which is good. The sierras behind us are getting a lot of rain, and the Rio Balsas is accumulating a lot of it, with heavy outflows to the north of us from the river.

Large jack crevalle

Offshore: Adolfo and Cheva both told me the offshore fishing is slow. A few sailfish are caught, and a couple of dorado. 
 Inshore: Again, there has been few clients, but the roosters and large jack crevalle are here. This was proven (again) by Adolfo on the panga Dos Hermanos, who is picking up two or three clients a week. With the extremely warm water conditions, he is finding the roosters in the cooler 85° water zones.
Ed Kunze
(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)

jueves, 29 de agosto de 2019

Z Fish Report (8/29/19)



On the panga Dos Hermanos
Offshore (average) surface water temperature-Includes from the 5 to 6 mile mark at the 100 fathom line, then to the 1,000 fathom line being about 32 miles: 90°
Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: About 85° From about the river at Valentine and south, and from Ixtapa north, the inshore is about 90°
Blue-water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST) Blue-water, near the beach, and all the way out. We have had very little rain again this year. The sandbars are still in front of the river mouths, with no silty water coming out of the rivers, which is good. But, it will soon be September, our wettest time of the year.


Offshore: With few clients fishing, it is hard to tell. Adolfo, on the panga Dos Hermanos, told me the boats are averaging two to three raised sailfish a day each, with several boats getting a dorado. The average for the dorado is less than a fleet average of one per boat.

Inshore: Again, there has been few clients, but the roosters and large jack crevalle are here. This was proven (again) by Adolfo on the panga Dos Hermanos, who is picking up two or three clients a week. With the extremely warm water conditions, he is finding the roosters in the cooler 85° water zones.
Ed Kunze

(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)

jueves, 25 de julio de 2019

Z Fish Report (7/25/19)

Todd, with Adolfo on the panga Dos Hermanos.

Offshore (average) surface water temperature-Includes from the 5 to 6 mile mark at the 100 fathom line, then to the 1,000 fathom line being about 32 miles: 90°
Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: About 90°
Blue water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST) Blue water, near the beach, and all the way out.
Offshore: With few clients fishing, it is hard to tell. What few there were, basically all got skunked this week. Not good. The water is unseasonably hot.


Inshore: Again, there have been few clients, but the roosters are here. This was proven (again) by Adolfo, on the panga Dos Hermanos, yesterday (Wednesday). Todd Berglund, and his wife Jenifer, from the Seattle area, got four roosters and a jack crevalle.
Ed Kunze
(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)

jueves, 11 de julio de 2019

Z Fish Report (7/11/19)

Adolfo and America. A typical day at the office for Adolfo.

Offshore (average) surface water temperature-Includes from the 5 to 6 mile mark at the 100 fathom line, then to the 1,000 fathom line being about 32 miles: 88°

Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: About 88°
Blue water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST) Blue water, near the beach, and all the way out. With the exception of the outflows of the Rio Balsas up at Lazaro Cardines.
Kha got this sailfish only a couple  of hundred yards off the beach. They
were trolling back to the port to maybe get a dorado. He took it on a spin rod.
Offshore: With few clients fishing, it is hard to tell. There are sailfish, for sure. From the commercial fishermen, selling their fish on the beach on Playa Principal, there are blue marlin, tuna, and lots of sailfish.
Michael's first ever fish
Inshore: Again, there has been few clients, but the roosters are here. This was proven by Adolfo, on the panga Dos Hermanos, yesterday (Wednesday). Kha Nguyen, with friends America and Michael fished with Adolfo. They are from Orange County, CA. and only a few miles from where I grew up.
Kha, wi5h one of his two roosters
He emailed me this: We did have a great day of fishing. We caught 4 roosters, lost one, and I caught a sailfish. We also got a few black skipjack tuna as well. We all had an amazing time and would definitely do it again. It was Michael's first time fishing ever, and he was stoked to catch a rooster his first time out.
Ed Kunze
(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)