jueves, 22 de septiembre de 2016

Z Fish Report (922/16)

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: 87°

Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 87°
Blue water: The water is a bit discolored to about 6-7 miles off the beach and just beyond the 100 fathom curve. Then it is “clean” for the next 5 miles, and blue from about 11 miles on out. (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST)
Offshore- About the same all this month. Plus, this is the slowest time of the year for sport fishing and the time when most of the boats are pulled from the water, getting their bottom cleaned, fresh paint, and whatever repairs needing to be done.
We are averaging 1 sailfish raised to the boat and less than 1 hooked per boat per day.
There are still very few dorado, as the bite developing under the weed lines from the river outflows never developed.
The yellowfin tuna are a hit and miss, with only the commercial pangeros finding them out beyond the 25 mile mark.
Inshore: No fishermen, and no reported action.

Ed Kunze                                                                         

 (Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)

jueves, 8 de septiembre de 2016

Z Fish Report (9/8/16)


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: 90°
Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 89°

Blue water: Is about 6-7 miles off the beach and just beyond the 100 fathom curve. (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST)
The big news this last week was the heavy rains we got this last Sunday. A weather cell moved over us and, at a bit over an inch an hour, it started raining at 5:30 in the morning. It never let up until 2:00 in the afternoon, and even then continued to drizzle for a few more hours. We got over 10 inches. Plus, we had some wind, with gusts to 30 mph.
The weather cell moved a bit north of us, started getting some circulation, and soon became category I Hurricane Newton, which hit the southern tip of Baja, moved across the peninsula, and on up into Sinaloa.
Offshore- With the heavy rains discharging a lot of vegetation out of the rivers, it is an almost impossible situation to troll baits or lures.. It is a deckhand’s nightmare. Instead of a sailfish causing the outrigger release to pop out, it was in fact just a foot long grass clump. The bait/lure has to be brought in, cleaned, and set out again, just to do it all over on one of the other lines. The weed line, as of today, was from the beach to 19 miles. The only sailfish Mitch Baker of Houston caught was at the 25 mile mark while fishing with Jamie on the 38 foot Orion.
We are averaging 1 sailfish raised to the boat and less than 1 hooked per boat per day.
There are still very few dorado, but with all the debris in the water, we are anticipating them here in another week or two.
The yellowfin tuna are nowhere to be seen.
Inshore: Again (from last week), very few clients and very warm water. With the inshore water now showing a little off-color, the jack crevalle and roosterfish bite has pick up significantly, but there are no clients to take advantage of it.

The heavy rain on Sunday did discolor the inshore water, making it brown and heavily laden with fresh water, but it is dissipating quickly because of the strong blue water current. We should be back to normal in a few days. But, this is September, and the heaviest rainfall month of the year. We can only wait and see what happens.

Ed Kunze                                                                         

 (Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)

jueves, 1 de septiembre de 2016

Z Fish Report (9/1/16)


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: 84°
Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 85°
Blue water: Is about three miles off the beach. (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST)
Offshore- The best news this week was the 40 pound class yellowfin tuna moved into the area between the 20-25 mile marks. What few boats there were on the water did get some great action, but it should not last much longer. The seiners have also moved in, so no need to jump on a plane and come down here expecting great tuna action.
We are averaging 2-3 sailfish raised to the boat and about 1 or 2 hooked per boat per day.
There are still very few dorado.
Inshore: Again, very few clients and very warm water. With the inshore water now showing a little off-color, the jack crevalle and roosterfish bite has pick up significantly, but there are no clients to take advantage of it.

Ed Kunze                                                                         

 (Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)

jueves, 25 de agosto de 2016

Z Fish Report (8/25/16)


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: 89°
Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 89°
Blue water: Is about three miles off the beach. (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST)
Offshore- Coming out of the full moon phase (Friday of last week), the sailfish action slowed, but we are again averaging 2-3 fish raised to the boat and about 1 or 2 hooked per boat per day.
With very warm surface temperatures, we have had very little rain to cool things down. August through October is our slowest time of the year for vacationers, and this has been a typical year. Very few boats are on the water.
There are still very few dorado. The yellowfin tuna have moved out of range for the day sport fishing fleet.
Inshore: Again, very few clients and very warm water. A few roosters are being taken, but clear water along the beach hurts the roosterfish bite. They are just too smart for us to fool them in clear water.

Ed Kunze                                                                         

 (Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)


CURRENT MOON

jueves, 4 de agosto de 2016

Z Fish Report (8/4/16)


With Adolfo on the panga Dos Hermanos
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: 85°
Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 86°
Blue water: Is about three miles off the beach. (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST)


Offshore- For sailfish, we are averaging 2-3 fish raised to the boat and about 2 hooked per boat per day.
Cheva, on the panga Dos Hermanos II, hooked and released 3 sailfish on Tuesday for his clients.
There are still very few dorado. The yellowfin tuna have moved out of range for the day sport fishing fleet.

Inshore: My son, Ken was visiting me for a few days. Tuesday morning he got on Adolfo’s 3rd panga, the Princess Marcy, with Jesus (Hay-zoos) at the helm. Making a long run to Petatlan, they were back by noon, with 3 roosters hooked and several black skipjack. I took Ken to the airport, and he was at his house in California by 8 PM. Not a bad day.

Adolfo has been doing well on roosters all week.

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


jueves, 21 de julio de 2016

Z Fish Report (7/21/16)

Lisa Smith of Boise, ID fished on the Orion with her husband Michael, for her
1st ever sailfish

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: 88°
Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 89°
Blue water: Is basically just off the beach, with some green water from the Rio Balsas outflows at Lazaro Cardenas. (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST)
Offshore- For sailfish, we are averaging 4-5 fish raised to the boat and about 2-3 hooked per boat per day.
Cheva, on the panga Dos Hermanos II has been fishing offshore all week, with this last 5 days accounting for 12 sailfish hooked and 1 nice blue marlin of about 250 pounds.
We have a full moon this week, and nightly rain. The rain is between midnight and 6 in the morning, with bright sun around 9 AM. But, the seas have been a bit riled up and choppy. I have advised a couple of groups to not fish this week offshore, because they had young kids with them. I see no need to break in a kid for fishing, in a way he will not enjoy.  
There are still very few dorado. The yellowfin tuna have moved out of range for the day sport fishing fleet.



Inshore: Adolfo, on the panga Dos Hermanos has had clients for at least two of his three boats all month. Compare that to the rest of the fleet, having only about an average of 5 boat charters a day leaving from the pier. He told me there are roosters here, but you have to work for them.

Ed Kunze                                                                         

 (Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)

jueves, 7 de julio de 2016

Z Fish Report (7/7/16)

Laran Brandt with Adolfo down at Puerto Vicente Guerrero
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: 86°
Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 85°
Blue water: Is basically just off the beach, with some green water right on the beach to the south of Zihuatanejo. (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST)
Offshore- For sailfish, we are averaging 4-5 fish raised to the boat and about 2 hooked per boat per day.
Mark of Huntington Harbor, California fished with Jesus (Hay-soos) on the panga Princess Marcy (the 3rd of Adolfo’s boats). Mark got his 1st blue marlin ever (about 180 pounds), and had a strike for another. The blues are sticking around and several are being taken each week.
There are still very few dorado. The yellowfin tuna have moved out of range for the day sport fishing fleet.
Nice sized jacks were there at the Puerto also
Inshore: Adolfo, on the panga Dos Hermanos, made the long run south to Puerto Vicente Guerrero with Laran Brandt. They did well with three nice roosters a few large jack crevalle and black skipjack tuna. Here is what Laran emailed me after today’s (Thursday) fishing:



Fishing for roosters today with Adolfo and Adolfo junior at Puerto Vincente I was finally able to get that skunk off my back. Our morning started out slow, working a beach south of Vincente that I was unfamiliar with. We worked the length of the beach with a few jack crevalle strikes.

After that we moved north, close to the opening of the port of Puerto Vincente and found a large school of baitfish on the surface. That's when the action became fast and furious. Three roosters back to back. By the third my hands were shaking and I was spent. The first 2 were nice fish around 30-35 lb range, thankfully the third was smaller and I was able to handle it. We also boated several jack crevalle in the 15-20 lb range. 


 I had a great time and am looking forward to fishing again tomorrow morning. I will no doubt be sleeping well tonight.
Ps: I have been fortunate, and have traveled to many places around the world and fished. Pound for pound roosters are by far the best fighting fish I have caught.
Ed Kunze                                                                         

 (Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)