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)

jueves, 4 de julio de 2019

Z Fish Report (7/4/19)


Wth 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: 91°



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, all the way out, with the exception of the outflows of the Rio Balsas up at Lazaro cardines.

Offshore:  With few clients fishing, it is hard to tell. There are sailfish, for sure. And even yellowfin tuna in close.


Inshore: Again, there has been few clients, but the roosters are here.
Ed Kunze
(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)


jueves, 13 de junio de 2019

Z Fish Report (6/13/19)

On the panga  Dos Hermanos.  All photos this week are with 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: Exactly the same as the last several weeks. 83°

Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: About 80°
Blue water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST) Clean from the beach to out past 30 miles.
Offshore: I talked to Adolfo, on the panga Dos Hermanos. He said the action offshore is fantastic. There are striped marlin, blue marlin, and yellowfin tuna, all no further than the 15 mile mark. But other than the commercial pangas, having a great season, there are no clients for the sport fishing boats.
Adolfo and a nice yellowfin tuna
I also saw Noe, on the panga Porpy one morning. He was geared up for some heavy action. I asked him if he had a client to go for tuna. He told me he has had no clients, but is catching tuna to 200 pounds and only about 14 miles out. He is selling the tuna, and doing well. Noe is a bit gruff, but has taken over the vacant spot of being the best for tuna here, since Luis Maciel, on the panga Gringo Loco passed away a few years back.



Inshore: With few clients, Adolfo is finding large jack crevalle on the beaches, and a few roosters. But again, he has had few clients.
Ed Kunze

(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)

viernes, 10 de mayo de 2019

Z Fish Report (5/9/19)



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: Exactly the same as the last several weeks. 83°

Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: About 80°
Blue water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST) Clean from the beach to out past 30 miles.
Offshore: I was in California this last week, to visit my 94 year old mother, for a week early Mother’s Day. She is doing incredibly well, and independently taking care of herself.

I was concerned about this last week’s sailfish kill tournament, which has been going on for more than thirty years. The news was surprising. I talked to Cheva, captain of the panga Dos Hermanos II, for some time.

The winning sailfish was only 38 kilos, which is about 84 pounds. In years past, it took a fish of 50 kilos, to just be in the money. Most of the fish averaged between 20 and 25 kilos. The winning marlin was a blue, weighing in at 104 kilos (229 pounds).

Cheva told me 4 to 6 sailfish or small striped marlin were taken each day by the average boat, which is really decent fishing.

As expected, there were over 200 boats entered. But, just as I was envisioning the sailfish stacked like cord wood on the pier at the end of each day, he told me few fish were killed. Taking a step in the right direction, there was a catch and release prize of 10,000 pesos for sailfish. I am sure that saved the lives of a bunch of fish.

Inshore: With few clients, there is little information Cheva told me the roosters are not around, but there is plenty of inshore action for chulas, sierras, and jack crevalle. And, a lot of the action is close by, taking place at the point and on down to Playa Larga.
Ed Kunze

jueves, 18 de abril de 2019

Z Fish Report (4/18/19)

Above: Tasty sierras on the panga Dos Hermanos
Below: Jack crevalle and black skipjacks


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: Exactly the same as the last three weeks. 83°

Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: About 80°
Blue water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST) Clean from the beach to out past 50 miles.
Offshore: Adolfo, on the panga Dos Hermanos, had a great day with 4 striped marlin and 2 sailfish. All were released, and all were taken on spin gear or light tackle conventional gear (like the gear you use for walleye, bass, or salmon). This makes for a lot more fun, compared to the deckhand setting the hook, and handing a 5 pound reel to you to winch in the fish.
Above and below: Bob Givens taking advantage of the leaning post on Rudolfo's
leaning post on the bow of his panga, down at Puerto Vicente Guerrero. 


Above and below: With Adolfo, on the panga Dos Hermanos


Inshore: With few clients, there is little information. Adolfo found the sierras for his clients.

 Rudolfo, down at Puerto Vicente found some jack crevalle for Bob Givens. Bob stayed at Mark Dennison’s fishing lodge at la Barrita (Rayo del Sol). They fished Puerto Vicente Guerrero, raised several roosters, which were not eating.  
Ed Kunze