jueves, 23 de enero de 2020

Z Fish Report (1/23/20)

Photo by Brian Hetland on the panga Porpy with Noe.

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° The warm water is still holding up.
One of two sailfish Brian caught with Noe on the panga Porpy. This is as far out
of the water they got. Noe would take the hook out, and then let them swim away.
Below is a day Brian fished inshore with Noe. He got this beautiful  rainbow runner
using live bait.

 Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: About 84°
Blue-water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temperatures from Terrafin SST). Unchanged for the last several weeks, the blue-water is near the beach, and all the way out. This makes for very tough inshore fishing for roosters.
Above: A day with Adolfo on the panga Dos Hermanos offshore
Below: And of course, inshore is what Adolfo likes best.



Offshore: The sailfish and dorado action is still decent. The boats are averaging 2 to 3 raised sailfish a day.  A few more dorado are showing up, but the yellowfin tuna are not around. Tonight, the 23rd, is the new moon. Offshore action should improve for this week, and for at least another week after.

Travis, above, and his dad, below, got a couple of nice roosters
fishing with Cheva on the panga Dos Hermanos II. They made
the long run to Puerto Vicente.

Travis Peterson of Off The Hook Taxidermy  in Klawock, Alaska and his dad fished a day with Cheva getting three sailfish and a nice dorado.

Fishing with Cheva  on the panga Dos Hermanos, on the way down to Puerto
Vicente, they came across a floating tree and got the above dorado.
They then got the below rooster, and an additional  6 jack crevalle.

 Inshore: The fishing for roosters and jack crevalle has been a tough situation this last couple of weeks. The problem is the gin clear water. Only a few spots on the coast have the favorable slightly discolored water, and they change from day to day. Most of the inshore action has been taking place after a long run down to Puerto Vicente Guerrero. I did notice a few more areas are showing slightly discolored water near the beach, so with the new moon phase, and better water conditions, I hope the inshore will improve this next couple of weeks.
Ed Kunze
(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)

jueves, 16 de enero de 2020

Z Fish Report (1/16/20)


Above: Al with Adolfo Jr. and below Cori with Adolfo on the panga Dos
Hermanos down at Puerto Vicente Guerrero



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° The warm water is still holding up.

Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: About 84°
Cheva, on the panga Dos Hermanos leadering a sailfish for  Ren Visser
Below: Steve Visser's leaping sailfish


Blue-water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temperatures from Terrafin SST). Unchanged for the last couple of weeks, the blue-water is near the beach and all the way out. This makes for very tough inshore fishing for roosters. (See photo below).


Steve on the left and Ren on the right with a double on sailfish with Cheva.
Offshore: The sailfish and dorado action is still decent. The boats are averaging 2 to 3 raised sailfish a day.  Dorado were scarce this week, with few caught. Ren, and his dad Steve Visser from Alberta, fished a day offshore with Cheva on the panga Dos Hermanos II. They got 4 sailfish. Ren emailed me this: It was an amazing day! Cheva and his deckhand son (Alejandro) really knew their stuff and my dad and I enjoyed some incredible sailfish action.

 Inshore: The fishing for roosters and jack crevalle has been a tough situation this last couple of weeks. The problem is the gin clear water. Only a few spots on the coast have the favorable slightly discolored water, and they change from day to day.
Brian Hetland  fished with Cheva up at the Ranch
Brian Hetland, from North Dakota fished a day with Cheva up at the Ranch for a nice rooster and a day inshore for 15 of the tasty sierras and several jack crevalle.
Al with his fly caught rooster and a large fly caught jack crevalle



 Adolfo on the panga Dos Hermanos made the long run to Puerto Vicente Guerrero and found big roosters and large jack crevalle last week. He did it again this week with fly-fishing clients Al and Cori Criss-Rossmeisl of Salem, OR. With several roosters and large jack crevalle taken on the fly rods from the bow, they also pitched out live bait for the angler using a spin rod and sitting near the stern. With the live bait they also scored on amberjack and pompano, of which both are excellent eating.
Above: Cori with a large needlefish. When they get this big, Cheva
calls them anacondas. Below: with a tasty pampano



This is what Cori emailed me: It was our first time fishing with Adolfo, and even though we have fly-fished the flats a lot, this was a whole new experience. What makes the experience even better is Adolfo really enjoys fishing, and he is a great guy. We were totally exhausted from catching big fish and told him to head back to port in no more than 5 minutes. We just didn’t think we could reel in another fish. Three fish later, he finally turned the bow around and headed for home.

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

jueves, 9 de enero de 2020

Z Fish Report (1/9/20)




Above and below: On the panga Dos Hermanos with Adolfo down at
Puerto Vicente Guerrero


 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: 86° The warm water is still holding up.
Cheva, guiding in John Gregorio's fly caught sailfish
on the panga Dos Hermanos II
Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: About 84°
Blue-water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temperatures from Terrafin SST). Unchanged for the last couple of weeks, the blue-water is near the beach, and all the way out. This makes for very tough inshore fishing for roosters. (See photo below).


Offshore: The sailfish and dorado action is still decent. The boats are averaging 2 to 3 raised sailfish a day, and usually getting a nice dorado. Longtime visitor, Brian Hetland of North Dakota, fished one day with Cheva on the panga Dos Hermanos II, and had a great day. Using spin gear he released 7 sailfish and got one dorado.

Above and below: John Gregorio of  Montreal with his fly caught  dorado and
released sailfish while fishing with Cheva 

Inshore: The fishing for roosters and jack crevalle has been a tough situation this last couple of weeks. The problem is the gin clear water. Only a few spots on the coast have the favorable slightly discolored water, and they change from day to day.  However, Adolfo on the panga Dos Hermanos made the long run to Puerto Vicente Guerrero and found big roosters and large jack crevalle. Due to the finicky conditions of the sea, Adolfo may have a few days where he has a problem finding fish, but it will not be long and he will be back in the thick of them. That is why they call him the Roosterfish King.

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

jueves, 2 de enero de 2020

Z Fish Report (1/2/20)

A leaping sailfish at sunrise on the panga Dos Hermanos with
Cheva 

For the last couple of months, the weather had been picture perfect every day. Until about noon today (Thursday) when it started to cloud over and the temperature dropped from about 90° to about 75°. A low pressure had settled over us and sucked down moisture from the north. Living closer to the airport than Zihuat, we only got about a ¼ of an inch of rain, but areas further north got more. We could hear the thunder to the north and out west on the water. Cheva and Jesus on the Dos Hermanos pangas said it rained hard on them, but there was no wind. We can get rain in January or February, but it is rare. A normal year will see no moisture at all from the end of October to the first week of June.
 
When Adolfo and Jesus (Hey -sus) each had a cancellation, what is a guy to do? Knowing there were only Honey Do's at home (Honey do this, honey do that), the obvious thing was to explore new areas and a potential new fishery. Adolfo gave his deckhand (Junior) the day off, knowing he would be subject to
taking care of the Honey Do's. This once again proves youth, ambition, and hard work will lose out every time to age, experience, and deceit. Anyway, with the river bar open at Petatlan, they got the panga up into the mangrove-lined lagoon. A nice snook was the reward.
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 is about 32 miles: 85° The warm water is still holding up.

Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: About 84°
Blue-water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temperatures from Terrafin SST). Unchanged for the last couple of weeks, the blue-water is near the beach and all the way out. Near the beaches are spots of lightly discolored water, but very few. (See photo below).
Above and below: Shane Olsen, a fly fishing guide
from Canada, and his wife fished a day inshore with
Cheva. Due to the clear water, it was a tough day.
The next day with Cheva,  they fished offshore for a
sailfish and a dorado on conventional gear.

Offshore: Sailfish and dorado action is still decent. The boats are averaging 2 to 3 raised sailfish a day, and usually getting a nice dorado.
Above and below: Lindsay Osborne, from the San Francisco bay area, and his wife
spent a day inshore with Adolfo on the panga Dos Hermanos for sierras and
decent sized jack cevalle 
Inshore: The fishing for roosters and jack crevalle has been a tough situation this last week. The problem is the gin clear water. Only a few spots on the coast have the favorable slightly discolored water, and they change from day to day.

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


jueves, 19 de diciembre de 2019

Z Fish Report (12/19/19)

Dominique Messeri, and her husband Jean Pierre from France, have been fishing so many years with
Adolfo, her deckhand, Adolfo Jr. was in diapers.  They
fish 15 to 30 days straight, and people wonder why they
can't book a single day 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: 85° The warm water is still holding up.


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 lightly discolored water, but very few. (See photo below).


 Offshore: The offshore fishing for sailfish is still holding well. In addition, an occasional dorado or blue marlin is taken. The yellowfin tuna have moved out to about 30 miles and are spotty.
Rody's son and deckhand on the panga Bandido del Mar  out of Puerto
Vicente Guerrero with a very nice dorado
Rody, on the panga Bandido del Mar, fishing out of Puerto Vicente Guerrero, got a nice dorado, a sailfish, and a striped marlin for a day of fishing.

Dominique Messeri, and her husband Jean Pierre with
another nice rooster taken on the panga Dos Hermanos
this week up at the Ranch 
Another pargo on the surface popper
Lots of big jack crevalle up at the Ranch this week
Inshore: Roosterfish and large jack crevalle are doing well, along with sierras and black skipjack tuna. Adolfo, on the panga Dos Hermanos told me he made the long run to the ranch and did well. He told me he wished he had a fly-fishing client yesterday (Wednesday). He located several schools of large jack crevalle, and they were hungry. Five to ten would be following and slashing at the surface popper. It would have been a hook-up on every cast for the fly rod.

Tas Mahr with a nice rooster while fishing with Rody and  Mark Denison
at Puerto Vicente Guerrero  on the panga Bandito del Mar  
Tas Mahr of New York stayed a couple of days at Mark Denison’s Fish camp in La Barrita. They fished a day with Rody down at Puerto Vicente and did well. They caught several of the good eating sierras, a few black skipjacks, a few medium-sized jack crevalle, and a nice rooster. Mark told me the water was so clear he was looking at the bottom in 50 feet of water. To get the rooster, they worked a discolored water line next to the clear water. The gamefish stay in the discolored water and ambush baitfish as they swim past.

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

jueves, 12 de diciembre de 2019

Z Fish Report (12/12/19)

Adolfo, on the panga Dos Hermanos, picked up several roosters
and jack crevalle for his French clients this week

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. Both inshore and offshore water temperatures have not changed for several weeks. The warm water is still holding up.
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 lightly discolored water, but very few. (See photo below).

Above and below. Gord Roberts of Saskatawan fishes every year
With Noe, on the panga Porpy. Noe has become the full moon barracuda
and tuna expert, filling the void left by the passing of  Luis Maciel on the
panga  Gringo Loco.


Offshore: The offshore has finally turned on this week. The fishing is excellent. This is one of those situations where “you should have been here yesterday” has proven false. Many a client came here in November, hoping for the sailfish, dorado, and tuna bite of our historically good November fishing. They were a few weeks short.

The yellowfin tuna are here on a being in the right place at the right time situation. The sailfish are averaging three to a boat per day, and there are many 20 pound plus dorado taken each day. Blue marlin are also being caught. All action has been within the 20 mile mark. It is possible the blue marlin and yellowfin tuna action is better out 30 miles and near the 1,000 fathom line.

Above and below: Long time fly fisher  here in Zihuatanejo, Russ Hampton,
fished a day with Adolfo for large cedro mackerel and jack crevalle.

 Inshore: Roosterfish and large jack crevalle are doing well, along with sierras and black skipjack tuna. Adolfo, on the panga Dos Hermanos told me both the inshore and offshore are excellent.
Ed Kunze
(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)