|On the panga Dos Hermanos with Adolfo|
Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 82°
Blue water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST) Very similar to last week, with almost blue water from the 100 fathom line, to way out. The slight discoloring of the water near the beach has helped the inshore bite.
|Liin with one of two sails. Later, he fought an estimated 400 pound plus|
blue marlin on the panga Porpy with Noe.
Offshore: Still slower than should be expected. With the full moon period coming next week, the season for sailfish is basically over, until the mini migration comes again in July. This last couple of years has seen more sailfish per day of fishing, than January.
The boats going out 20 to 25 miles are each averaging two sailfish a day this week. Plus, there have been a few blue marlin showing up in the same area.
This last Sunday, fishing with Noe on the panga Porpy, Linn and Karen Unger from Saskatoon, Canada caught 2 sails and 1 large blue marlin. They were able to release 1 sail and fought the Marlin for over an hour before he spit the hook, Noe estimated the Marlin at 200 KG (about 440 pounds). They also had a great day seeing numerous sea turtles and porpoise.
Dorado and yellowfin tuna are scarce.
|Above and below, with Adolfo on the panga Dos Hermanos at Calvario|
Inshore: The inshore is still holding up very well. There are roosters, and they still remain down south at Vicente Guerrero. On Tuesday, Adolfo on the panga Dos Hermanos, made the long run to Calvario and found the roosters big time. It was a huge migrating school, and they were on the feed. He told me it was one of his best days ever for quantity and quality. And, that is saying something.
|A second day at Calvario with Adolfo|
Kyler Ries of Seattle, spin fished with Cheva on the panga Dos Hermanos II this last Monday. Kyler got worn out by the number of larger than normal sized black skipjacks, jack crevalle, and sierras he caught. He told me it was a great day on the water.
(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)