jueves, 5 de agosto de 2021

Z Fish Report (8/5/21)

 Below, Robert Moses of San Antonio, TX fly fished a day with Jesus (hey-sus), on the panga Dos Hermanos III. He had a great day with 3 sailfish released on the fly rod.


 Water Temperature – An unusually warm 88° offshore and 87° inshore. I have only seen these temperatures in the past during an El NiƱo year.

Blue Water – The blue water has moved to the beach. There are some local areas are blown out by this last couple of rains, where discharges from the rivers have discolored the water.
Offshore – Sailfish action, with the warm water, remains good. The annual July mini- migration came through and several anglers scored big. The boats are raising four sailfish a day.

Inshore –The fishing is fantastic.  I will let the photos speak for themselves.

A couple of days on the water with Cheva this week on the panga Dos Hermanos II.







A couple of days with Adolfo.









Ed Kunze

jueves, 10 de junio de 2021

Z Fish Report (6/10/21)

 









Water Temperature – An unusually warm 87° offshore and 82° inshore.

Blue Water – The blue water has moved to the beach.

Offshore – Sailfish action, with the warm water, remains good. The boats are raising four sailfish a day.

Inshore –Incredible. Today Adolfo, on the panga Dos Hermanos, took 15 roosters and a few nice dorado.

From last week, with Jay Spencer. A fly fishing video. https://youtu.be/hiGviJ9tbag

Ed Kunze

 

jueves, 3 de junio de 2021

Z Fish Report (6/3/21)

We still have few clients here fishing. This morning, we finally got a bit of rain. Our first since last October. While waiting for 7:00 and the skies to clear up a bit, it reduced to a light drizzle. I talked to the captains there. Only three boats had clients. Adan, on the panga Gitana II and Anibel on the panga Sequestra Amour were going offshore for sailfish, and Cheva, on the panga Dos Hermanos II was fly-fishing the inshore. Noe, on the panga Porpy was going out alone to look for Yellowfin tuna, and commercial his catch. Water Temperature – An unusually warm 87° offshore and 82° inshore.
Blue Water – The blue water has moved to the beach.
Offshore – Sailfish action, with the warm water, remains good. The boats are raising four sailfish a day. Noe, on the panga Porpy reports yellowfin at 30 miles.
Inshore –There are many roosters and jack crevalle, all up and down the coast. Jay Spencer, from the Portland OR area, fly-fished two days with Cheva on the panga Dos Hermanos. Both days he hooked a couple of roosters, and several jack crevalle. He saw a lot of action. 
Ed Kunze

jueves, 20 de mayo de 2021

Z Fish Report (5/20/21)

This is my first fishing report since last September. I have often stated I am not a promoter. I do not want to tell people how good the fishing is, and be partially responsible for them getting the virus. It now looks like we are over the hump, and things are improving. Keep in mind, there are still an average of 3 or 4 new cases a day being reported here at the General Hospital. If you do come down here to fish, with you having your shots, and the population here now getting shots for 30 to 40 year age group, the risk is lessening. Water Temperature – About 85° offshore and 80° inshore. The unusual high offshore temperature is one of the reasons the sailfish fishing is good right now. Moreover, 80° inshore temps mean one important thing – Roosters.
Blue Water – The blue water seems to be following the 100 fathom line, and out about 10 miles off the beach.
Offshore - Richard Gill of Texas fly-fished one day with Cheva and his son Alejandro, on the panga Dos Hermanos II. They fished from 8 to 10 miles out. He had a great day on the water and emailed me this: Great day is an understatement. Fantastic day! Raised four sails and landed three. Came darn close to getting the 4th. All thanks to Cheva and his son, my sliver of the job is the easy part. They have excellent instincts and shorthand anticipation of each other. Fresh teasers constantly rigged and replaced - always cheerful. Can’t thank y’all enough. Eagerly anticipating November! Inshore – Talking to Adolfo, the panga Dos Hermanos, he told me he has not had any clients, but the inshore fishing is excellent. He has been going out a couple of times a week, catching several of the small dorado that are abundant from the lighthouse to Barra Potosi. He sells enough to pay for his gas, and then gives the rest to his family and extended family. The dorado are not big, but go to ten pounds. Excellent eating and a great fly rod opportunity. Adolfo also told me there are many roosters and jack crevalle, all up and down the coast. Ed Kunze

jueves, 17 de septiembre de 2020

Z Fish Report (9/17/20)




 This is my first report for fishing in several months. I have often stated I am not a promoter. I only tell it like is. If the fishing sucks, I tell the reality. If it is good, I really like to help the captains here and get their client’s photos on the report.

However, it is difficult to publish a fish report when there are no clients. To the best of my knowledge, the only two captains who have had clients are Adolfo and Cheva from the pangas Dos Hermanos. This is mostly because they have an excellent reputation of being the absolute best for the inshore roosters and partially from their reputation in France, where they get many clients.

Good captains like Temo, Santiago, Adan, and Noe have had zero clients. They do go out fishing for a few fish for the family, however even that has to come to a stop because dinner for the family does not give them gas money to go out again.

Water Temperature – About 87°

Blue Water – Cheva on the panga Dos Hermanos is the only one I know who has fished the blue water. He has a client from France fishing for 14 days out of his 18 day stay. The client leaves next Wednesday.

Only fishing 3 days in the blue water, they logged a 225 pound blue marlin, six sailfish, and a fifty-five pound dorado. I know the dorado weight is correct because Cheva brought a huge fillet to our house. I had to cut the 3 inch thick fillet in half and ended up with several meals for my wife and me.

Inshore – The rains have blown out the sandbars on the rivers, and finding clean water has been the trick to good action.

Adolfo has been making the long runs to Puerto Vicente Guerrero for larger roosterfish. He has been fishing about three days a week, with some great days on the water.

Cheva has been fishing closer in. He is running the beach from Playa Larga to Barra Potosi. His 85 roosters for the French client makes for a serious statement. Today (Thursday) they got 8 roosters from 13 to 35 pounds.

Ed Kunze

jueves, 12 de marzo de 2020

Z Fish Report (3/12/20)

Adolfo, on the panga Dos Hermanos, earlier this week was able to find a rooster
for Pete Lowen of Kansas, and below a nice Pampano for Earnie Olson (below)


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: 83° The traditional cooling trend appears to be starting with cooler water pushing down from the north..


Inshore (average) surface temperature - From the beach to about 5 miles: About 82°
Blue-water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temperatures (from Terrafin SST). Like last week, conditions are shaping up rather nicely with slightly off-colored water from the beach to the 100 fathom line, with clean and blue water on out.

Offshore:  The offshore action sucks. With this last full moon, if you catch a sailfish you are doing better than the rest of the fleet. I do not expect this trend to turn around anytime soon. No reports of any dorado or yellowfin tuna.

Inshore: Early this week the inshore was fantastic, with a few roosters and lots of jack crevalle. Adolfo, on the panga Dos Hermanos took advantage of this and did well.

 Then the super full moon hit us, causing huge waves, and cooler water moving in. The fishing flat out shut down.

I was guiding fly-fishing client John Stielow of Min. with Cheva on the panga Dos Hermanos II, with his son Alejandro casting the hookless teaser popper.  John was casting the 10wt fly rod well and should have gone back to the hotel tired from catching fish, instead of being tired from casting all day. The fish were just not hungry or aggressive. They would follow the surface popper all the way to the boat, but under the surface, then switch over to the fly, and do the same.

Near the end of the day, Cheva took us to his sweet spot, where he got 10 roosters last week for his clients. We no more than got there, and a damned bufeao (false killer whale) surfaced just behind the boat. Cheva’s face just dropped. He knew he had lost the entire day for his client. When bufeaos show up, every game fish in the area gets out of Dodge, as fast as they can. It certainly wasn’t Cheva’s fault, but these guys take their fishing seriously and want to get fish for their clients.

Ed Kunze

jueves, 5 de marzo de 2020

Z Fish Report (3/5/20)

John Stephenson got this blue marlin on the flyrod fishing with Cheva
and Alejandro on the panga Dos Hermanos II

Offshore (average) surface water temperature - From the 5 to 6 mile mark at the 100 fathom line, then to the 1,000 fathom line being about 32 miles: 83° The traditional cooling trend appears to be starting.

Inshore (average) surface temperature - From the beach to about 5 miles: About 82°
Blue-water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temperatures from Terrafin SST). Conditions are shaping up rather nice this week with slightly off-colored water from the beach to the 100 fathom line, with clean and blue water on out.

Offshore:  The sailfish action is still on the slow side with only 1 per boat per day, or less. Some yellowfin tuna are being taken, but at 35 – 40 miles, it is a long day to chase them. Dorado were scarce this week.

With Cheva looking on, John has his hands full.
Blue marlin are still around, with a few being hooked.  Last week, fly fishing client John Stephenson had a tough 2 days fishing with Cheva on the panga Do Hermanos II. They were into the jacks and even a large rooster, but getting them to bite was a different situation. Early this week he wanted to try for a sailfish on the fly. He had never caught one before, and I told him Cheva is still his best bet. He ended up in a tough 1½ hour battle with an estimated 200 pound blue marlin. A fish of a lifetime on the fly rod.

The marlin was super active with the aerobatics. I have posted the link to the Facebook page showing the video.  https://www.facebook.com/100003240673704/posts/2660483384069658/?d=n

Mike Pierce and his wife Tammy, from New Jersey show off a couple of the 10
roosters they got fishing with Cheva on the Panga Dos Hermanos II. They also
had a double on roosters and a jack crevalle. 


Inshore: This week was a whole lot different than last week. Sierras, jack crevalle, roosters, black skipjacks, and even several small dorado. We had them all. The best reason for the difference between the two weeks was the high surf last week, and the inshore waters clearing up this week to almost ideal conditions.

Kyler Reis of Seattle fished a day with Cheva. They got several jack crevalle to 25 pounds, and then the bufeaos moved in. They look like a porpoise, but are black and much larger than a six foot porpoise. They are false Killer whales. And, very intelligent. 

After Kyler caught another large jack, the bufeo played with it for several minutes before Kyler finally reeled in a head.


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