jueves, 29 de marzo de 2018

Z Fish Report (3/29/18)

Above and below: Roddy from Calgary got these two
delicious eating pampano on live bait
while fishing with Adolfo  on the panga Dos
Hermanos at the white rocks. Called espejos
in Spanish (mirror fish) due to their brilliance



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: 80° (The major annual March/April cooling trend is here)

Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 74° - (Really cold for here)
Blue water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST) The water is cold and discolored out to the 100 fathom line. Then it is “clean” for another 15 miles. The blue water does not start until the 1,000 fathom line about 32 miles out.
Offshore: Sailfish action has slowed to one about a fish per day per boat. Some yellowfin are being taken at 28 miles plus, and a couple of blue marlin have been taken in the same area.
There have been a lot of small sharks being taken. I assume
it is the cold water current. They are inshore and offshore.
A large jack crevalle taken on the panga Dos Hermanos with Adolfo

Inshore: Some jack cevalle are being caught, as well as sierras, and lots of black skipjacks. Very few roosters are being taken.

Gregor Dixon with a typical black skipjack tuna. 
Gregor Dixon of Vancouver Island fly fished a day with Cheva on the panga Dos Hermanos. This is what Gregor emailed me: As you predicted, Cheva put us on the bonitos and my father in law had to take a break (with a big smile) from constantly fighting fish for 2 hours. Brent was using spinning gear and he’d boat 2 or 3 to my 1, as he could cast further and retrieve faster than me (the fish like it quick!). I’m not complaining because I was really busy too.

I was pleased as my father in law had gone out a week prior with another captain and got a generic “boat ride”, with not too much action.

 After a needed break we hunted the beach for a chance at rooster or jack. I knew it wasn’t the best time of year for roosters and appreciated Cheva’s candid assessment of our chances, but enjoyed hanging in the surf, having a go and could imagine them chasing that popper to the boat. That’s fishing, Next trip! Anyways, my father in law landed a jack and lost one which was fun to see. All in all, we were very happy and can’t wait to get after them next time. Thanks again to Cheva and his son Alejandro.
Gregor Dixon
Victoria, BC

Ed Kunze

(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)

jueves, 22 de marzo de 2018

Z Fish Report (3/22/18)

Daryl Kuntz fished down at Puerto Vicente for this nice  rooster
and several large jack crevalle.

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°
Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 81°
Blue water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST) Blue water is a bit further than the 100 fathom line. See below photo. Also note the greenish water inside the 100 fathom line, with some sections close to the beach being very stained water (almost a red tide situation)

Offshore: Sailfish action has slowed to one about a fish per day per boat. Some yellowfin are being taken at 28 miles plus, and a couple of blue marling have been taken in the same area.
Above and below: Gary Meger of ON, Canada fised with Cheva
on the panga Dos Hermanos II

Inshore: Some jack cevalle are being caught, as well as sierras, and lots of black skipjacks. Very few roosters are being taken.
Above: Mark Denison hooked  up in front of his fishing lodge at La Barrita
Below: The results

Daryl Kuntz of Vancouver Island stayed down at La Barrita at Mark Denison’s fishing lodge for a few days, and they fished down at Puerto Vicente for one day. Daryl emailed me this: Was out with Mark on the salt today and had a fantastic time. Lots of jacks wanted to play and a 35 pound rooster jumped on my line. Beautiful fish and looked good upon release.

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



viernes, 9 de marzo de 2018

Z Fish Report (3/9/18)

Dean Burau 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 at 32 miles: 82° (The cooling trend I expected is continuing)
Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 79°
Blue water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST) Blue water is a bit further than the 100 fathom line. See below photo.
Offshore: Sailfish action has slowed to one or two fish a day per boat, which is no change from last week. With the cooling water trend, expect the yellowfin tuna and marlin action to rise.  
Above and below - On the panga Dos Hermanos


Inshore: Some roosters are being caught, as well as jack crevalle, sierras, and lots of black skipjacks.
Brian Hetland of North Dakota fished a day with Cheva on the panga 
Dos Hermanos II. Near the white rocks the got large jack crevall, and then
near the point, and only a half mile off the beach they got  tellowfin tuna.
Long time visitor Keith Paul, from Minn. fished Tuesday with Adolfo, looking for roosters, jacks and sierras. They ended up only catching about 40 jack crevalle, and keeping 25 in the3-8 pound class. All fish were caught while casting light line spin gear. These smaller fish are considered decent eating by the locals, as the dark meat oils have not yet set in like with the larger fish. Time and time again I have seen Adolfo bring back fish to the pier, and are distributed to the poor.


On Wednesday, Ken Hill of Utah was with Adolfo. They went back to the same area and ended up with sierras and the 2nd large rooster for Ken in as many weeks.
Ed Kunze                                                               
 (Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)



jueves, 1 de marzo de 2018

Z Fish Report (3/1/18)

With Adolfo on the panga Dos Hermanos

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 at 32 miles: 81° (The cooling trend I expected is coming)
Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 81°
Blue water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST) Blue water is almost all the way to the beach up and down the coast.
With Cheva on the panga Dos Hermanos II. Cheva called
me in the middle of this bite off Playa Larga and said they
had 15. And, all were big.
Offshore: Sailfish action has slowed to one or two fish a day per boat. This can be expected as we are now in a full moon period. The yellowfin tuna are showing again, and should pick up for the next few days.
Inshore: Some roosters are being caught, as well as jack crevalle, sierras, and lots of black skipjacks.
Above and below - With Mark Denison at Puerto Vicente. A
nice jack crevalle and a rainbow runner

Long time fisherman here, Ken Hill of Utah, fished with Adolfo up at the Ranch and got a 60 pound rooster. It was late last week, and gone from Adolfo’s phone, so trust me. I saw the photo on Sunday morning.
Mark Denison, out of his fishing lodge in La Barrita, spin fished south at Puerto Vicente Guerrero for a great day. Here is what he emailed me: Fishing with Erik and Tracie Swanson from Spokane Washington. We got 14 jack crevalle, 4 sierra,1 chula, and 1 salema (rainbow runner) to the boat today and lost as many We had four line cuts in a row from sierra and wahoo ..triple headers and even a quadruple. 
Ed Kunze                                                               
 (Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)




jueves, 22 de febrero de 2018

Z Fish Report (2/22/18)

On the panga Dos Hermanos

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 at 32 miles: 86° (where is the cooling trend I expected?)
Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 83°
Adolfo is happy
Blue water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST) Blue water is almost all the way to the beach up and down the coast. See the below satellite photo. (The white areas are either land mass or cloud cover).
Offshore: Sailfish action has slowed to one or two fish a day per boat, much the same as this last week. John Wilkinson, from MINN. fished with Adan on the panga Gitana II, for 13 sailfish in 5 days of fishing, and a large 100 pound yellowfin tuna.


Inshore: Some roosters are being caught, as well as jack crevalle, sierras, and lots of black skipjacks. Adolfo, on the panga Dos Hermanos had a spectacular day with 8 roosters, pargo, and sierras.
Ed Kunze                                                               
 (Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)

jueves, 8 de febrero de 2018

Z Fish Report (2/8/18)

A large hard fighting jack crevalle coming to the boat

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 at 32 miles: 84°

Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 83°
Blue water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST) Blue water is almost all the way to the beach up and down the coast. See the below satellite photo. (The white areas are either land mass or cloud cover).
Offshore: Sailfish action has slowed to one or two fish a day per boat, much the same as this last week. Dorado are becoming more scarce also.
Above and below, Chili Willy, a long time client of the Dos
Hermanos pangas, fished inshore with Cheva on the panga
Dos Hermanos II. They went up to the Ranch and  found
4 yellowfin tuna, mixed with 8 jack crevalle only a mile off
the beach

The yellowfin tuna are still a hit or miss situation. But, the separate schools pop up and are still giving action if you are in the right place and time.
A small yellowfin tuna doing the "dance" at the boat , on
the panga Dos Hermanos II

Above and below: Vico Rust of Mount Vernon, WA, fly fishing
with Adolfo on the panga Dos Hermanos  for the hard
fighting black skipjack tuna 

 
Inshore: There are very few roosterfish being caught, and large jack crevalle are being taken, but you have to work for them. The clear water makes conditions very tough to get close to fish cruising the beaches looking for bait. And, the gamefish are spotted by the bait, long before they would have under normal conditions, eliminating the ability for the gamefish to ambush the schools of bait and herd them against the beach.
But the black skipjack tuna action has been outstanding. Due to the abundance of other game fish, this is a fishery not often appreciated here, and rarely targeted. But, for a light line spin caster, or on a fly rod, this incredibly hard pulling fish will wear anybody out.
Ed Kunze                                                               
 (Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)



jueves, 1 de febrero de 2018

Z Fish Report (2/1/18)



Most good captains  make their own luck, but sometimes, they get lucky too.
Here is Adolfo.on the panga Dos Hermanos, with a  250 pound black marlin.
The  marlin ate a trolled  goggleye  on a spin rod.
They were looking for sailfish or dorado. The black inhaled the bait, and
 blocked his ability to breath. Twenty minutes later the marlin was along side the panga. 
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 at 32 miles: 85°
Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 85°
Blue water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST) Blue water is almost all the way to the beach up and down the coast. See the below satellite photo. (The white areas are cloud cover).
Offshore: Sailfish action has slowed to one or two fish a day per boat, and should hold up through the full moon period this next week.
Decent sized dorado are still showing up in the counts for both offshore and onshore.
Another incredible catch on a spin rod., taken by Brain
Hetland of  North Dakota. This fish took 5 hours to subdue,
With Brian on the rod the entire time.
The yellowfin tuna are now a hit or miss situation, with the best action early in the week. Yesterday (Wednesday) a tuna seiner has moved into the area and is taking a lot of them. But, the separate schools pop up and are still giving action if you are in the right place and time.
Brian Hetland , fishing with a trolled fly on his spin rod, for this nice wahoo
at daybreak  just out of Zihuatanejo Bay. 
 Inshore: It is spotty at best. There are lots of sierras a few hundred yards off the beach, as well as lots of black skipjack tuna (called bonitos by the captains here). Roosters and jack crevalle are only coming to the captains willing to spend the gas money and look for the off-colored water.
Adolfo found some action for a rooster in the off colored water at Pantla.
And, we had a day of very high waves, which shut down the inshore action for many boats.
Jeff Burbank, from Min. fished with Cheva and only found this nice
 dorado on the inshore for two days of hard casting.
Above and below is Rod Anderson  of Vancouver, B.C. And Greg  Corrardo
from Seattle. Fishing with Mark Denison  out of Puerto Vicente Guerrero, they
got the above rainbow runner, and the below large jack crevalle. But, the jack
took the  lure out of the mouth of he huge rooster . Incredible.


Mark Denison, fishing from the beach in front of his fishing lodge at La Barrita, caught 16 smaller sized jack crevalle in just a couple of hours of spin casting, then he rested up, and went back out in the afternoon. He told me the hard part was to not get the line fouled by the pelicans and birds crashing on the sardines. The water clarity was perfect, and there were thousands of game fish concentrating on the sardine bait. It was basically a fish on with every cast, if the line didn’t get fouled by the diving birds.

The jack crevalle were small, about 3 to 6 pounds, but this smaller size is desired by the locals. The heavy oils have yet to get into the meat when the jacks are young. Mark solidified his status at La Barrita by tossing about 30 jacks up on the beach, and a couple of 5 foot long needlefish. The locales were there waiting, and ate well that night.     
Ed Kunze                                                               
 (Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)