jueves, 12 de julio de 2018

Z Fish Report (7/12/18)

A fly caught rooster taken on the panga
Dos Hermanos, with Adolfo

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: 88°

Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 88°  
Blue water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST) The blue water is from about a couple of hundred yards off the beach, and on out.
Offshore: The sailfish action backed off this week, with few fish being raised to the trolled spread. There is action for yellowfin tuna, from 10 to 20 pounds, out about thirty miles.
Another rooster being released by Adolfo

Inshore: The action remains the best bet. Averaging 4 to 5 roosterfish a day, a few sierras, 4 to 5 dorado, and several black skipjack tuna, and all on spin or fly gear. The roosters, like the dorado, this week were not big, but averaged between 5 to 10 pounds, with a few being larger.
Ed Kunze

(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)


jueves, 5 de julio de 2018

Z Fish Report (7/5/18)



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: 88°

Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 88°  
Blue water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST) The blue water is from about the 100 fathom curve on out.

Offshore and Inshore: Not many clients fishing. When talking on the phone with Adolfo, of the panga Dos Hermanos, he told me the boats are raising 3 to 4 sailfish a day, catching 3 to 4 mid-sized dorado of about 10 to 12 pounds, and hooking 3 to 5 roosterfish a day.
He summarized it as good all-around fishing, both off shore and inshore.
Ed Kunze

(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)



jueves, 21 de junio de 2018

Z Fish Report (6/21/18)

Above, Laura, with one of many smaller dorado on the panga Dos Hermanos
Below, her husband Richard with adofo



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: 87° with some areas out near the 1,000 fathom curve being 90° Both inshore and offshore are unseasonably warm.

Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 88°  
Sierras taken by Richard and Laura
Blue water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST) The blue water is from about the 100 fathom curve on out. The photo below has a lot of white areas, which is land, or cloud cover.
Offshore: We had tropical storm Carlotta form to our south, and pass out in front of us. There was not much wind, but we did get a day of port closure and about 5 inches of rain.
John Torre of Arizona, with Adolfo
Ken Kundargi of Sacramento, fished with Cheva on the panga Dos Hermanos II for two sailfish released. The next day he fished with Anibel on the panga Sequestra Amor for a couple of decent sized yellowfin tuna.

Ken with Anibel
Above and below, James Tapley, 80 years young, with a pampano
and a rooster while fishing with Jesus on the panga Dod Hermanos III A day
before, he add also released a sailfish with Jesus


Inshore: Richard Creach, and his wife Laura of Missouri, fished with Adolfo on the panga Dos Hermanos, and had a great inshore day. This is what Richard emailed me:
 Caught my first Jack today....also more Dorado than we can count!! And Bonitas, and not sure how to say the name of the speckled trout....one hell of a day fishing!!
John Glenn Tapley of SC with his first rooster. he fished with Jesus


Ed Kunze

(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)



jueves, 14 de junio de 2018

Z Fish Report (6/14/18)

On the panga Dos Hermanos  with Adolfo

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: 87°

Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 85°
Richard with Cheva on the Dos Hermanos II
 Blue water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST) The blue water is about the 10 mile mark. The sailfish action starts between 8 and 12 miles.
Harley Harom with Jesus
Offshore: We had hurricane Bud form directly off our coast, but many miles out, as it headed up to Cabo San Lucas. The tail did swing around on us, bringing winds on Sunday. For several hours we had 20 knot winds, with gusts to about 35 knots. Only a few trees were blown down, with no other damage. 
Richard with Cheva 
But, it did close the port for three days. We ended up with about 5 inches of much needed rain, and the port opened again for Wednesday morning.

The surf was high, with several anglers hoping to get in on the June roosterfish action, but the high surf prevented it. The five boats all went for sailfish and offshore. The waves were still very high.

Ken Kundargi of Sacramento, fished with Jaime on the 38 foot cruiser Orion. They caught a sailfish, lost another, and 5 yellowfin tuna from 12 to 25 pounds.
John Torres of Arizona, fishing with Adolfo on the panga Dos Hermanos, got 6 dorado from 5 to about 12 pounds at the White Rocks.

Richard Creach of Missouri, fished with Cheva on the panga Dos Hermanos II, raising 6 sailfish to the spread, hooking and releasing 3. 
  
Harley Harmon and Jim Tapley fished with Jesus today on the panga Dos Hermanos III. They caught 2 sail fish.
Above is Ken with Cheva today, and below is his wife Liz




Inshore: On Thursday (today), Ken Kundargi fished with Cheva for three roosterfish.

Richard, and his wife fished with Adolfo for a couple of roosters. 

The word is the inshore fishing is still tough, and needs another week to peak. The captains are all going for sailfish tomorrow, and the yellowfin tuna.

Ed Kunze

(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)




jueves, 31 de mayo de 2018

Z Fish Report (5/31/18)




Adolfo, his wife, and his daughter during the Calentona. The fish was released.
It is now June. The best month of fishing here for variety. This the month for blue marlin, big yellowfin tuna coming in close, and the peak month of roosterfish on the back side of the waves. But, it is also a low month for tourism, and few anglers to appreciate what we have to offer.

We also have higher water temperatures than normal for this time of the year.

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: 87°
Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 85°  
Blue water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST) The blue water is about 24 miles. Clean water starts from 18 miles on out to the blue water.
Offshore: This last Sunday was another annual kill tournament for sailfish here in Zihuautanejo. This was the Calentona, a captain’s tournament.

And the fishing for sailfish exploded. The captains, who had all lost money in the previous tournament, caught more sailfish than the big tournament. For example, Cheva, on the panga Dos Hermanos II, told me he caught and released 14 sailfish that one day. 

Word came out over the cell phones, it would take at least 40 kilos to be in the money, compared to the 38 kilos which won the huge tournament a few weeks ago.

There were not only more fish caught than the 250 boat tournament earlier, but more fish were released.

Cheva told me there were many boats releasing 6 to 8 sailfish each that day.
   
Inshore: Nothing to report for the inshore. There are no clients here to fish for the fantastic action of the roosterfish. On the full moon this week, the commercial fishermen caught a tremendous amount of the excellent eating barracuda.
Ed Kunze

(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)





jueves, 10 de mayo de 2018

Z Fish Report (5/10/18)



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: 82°
Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 81°  
Blue water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST) The blue water is about 16 miles. Clean water starts from the back side of the waves, on out to the blue water.
Offshore: This last weekend was the annual kill tournament for sailfish here in Zihuautanejo. There was an amazing 250 boats entered. The reason for the record breaking number of contestants was the prizes offered, and the pool money to each large fish caught for each day of the tournament. In theory, there are three prizes for the first three largest sailfish, and if they also caught them on the day of when the they were the biggest fish for that day, they got a heck of a lot of money from the pool money.
The largest dorado and marlin also got a prize.
So with less than five or six winners, why do many captains spend three month’s wages to gamble on being a winner? They gamble away the food for their families.  
The winner this year was Jamie Cortez on the sport fisher Orion. He has won the tournament a few times before.  The winning weight was only 38 plus kilos. The second place was at 38 kilos, and the third place was only 35 kilos. The best marlin was 140 kilos, and the dorado was 20 kilos.
So once again, a few people win, and the rest have lost money to feed their families.
Inshore: Nothing to report for the inshore.
Ed Kunze

(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)



jueves, 3 de mayo de 2018

Z Fish Report (5/3/18)

Sarah  with  one of the  many typical dorado up and down the coast. Taken
on the panga Dos Hermanos  with Adolfo.

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: 84° (the April cold water current is gone until next year).

Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 81° 
Michael with dorado and sierras while spin fishing with
Adolfo
 Blue water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST) The blue water is about 16 miles. Clean water starts from the back side of the waves, on out to the blue water.
Offshore: Tomorrow (Friday) is the start of the annual kill sailfish tournament here. There will be a lot of sailfish taken, and a 30 kilo fish (66 pounds) will probably place in the money. Not too many years ago it would have taken a 45 kilo fish (100 pounds) to be in the money. They just can’t see the writing on the wall. There will be at least 150 boats entered in the tournament.
There are yellowfin tuna to 30 pounds out about 28 miles.

Sarah-s rooster, which is kind of a surprise at this time of the year.
Inshore: With the 80° water coming back, is producing sierras, small dorado, and a few roosters. The dorado action has been very good. Michael and Sarah Ferrell of Shreveport, LA fished a day with Adolfo for a decent day of fishing. The afternoon winds have been a bit strong this week, and the ride back from down at the Petatlan area was a bit rough, as it has been all week.  
Ed Kunze

(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)