jueves, 13 de febrero de 2020

Z Fish Report 2/13/20

Above and below: On the panga Dos Hermanos  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: 83° The traditional cooling trend appears to be starting.

Inshore (average) surface temperature - From the beach to about 5 miles: About 81°

Blue-water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temperatures from Terrafin SST). Off colored water from the beach to the 100 fathom line, with blue water on out. The blue water current is gaining ground for the inshore around the antennas to the south and more pronounced from Troncones to the north.


Offshore: Like last week, the sailfish action is still decent. The boats are averaging 3 to 4 raised sailfish a day. Cheva, on the panga Dos Hermanos II, got three sailfish this last Sunday. There are a few more dorado showing up. The yellowfin tuna are not around.

Dean Burau of Illinois got this nice dorado with Poli on
the panga Gringo Loco
 Brian Hetland is more dialed into yellowfin tuna than sailfish, and talks to the captains, like Noe every morning on the pier about 6:00. He told me the commercial pangas are bringing in tuna to 80 pounds, but they are traveling out to 30 to 45 miles to get them. A few sport boats have found them on a hit or miss situation at 20 miles.

Inshore: With the green water breaking down, and the inshore still around 80°, the roosters are still around, but scarce. The jack crevalle are more dominant now.
Ed Kunze
(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)

jueves, 6 de febrero de 2020

Z Fish Report (2/6/20)

Another nice photo from Brian Hetland. Note the multiple reflections.

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: 83° The traditional cooling trend appears to be starting.

Inshore (average) surface temperature - From the beach to about 5 miles: About 81°
Adolfo caught several sailfish for his French clients
Blue-water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temperatures from Terrafin SST). Slightly off colored water from the beach to the 100 fathom line, with blue water on out.
 
Adolfo with a  tasty pampano taken on live bait. Below, Lots of
action for his French clients




Offshore: like last week, the sailfish and dorado action is still decent. The boats are averaging 3 to 4 raised sailfish a day.  There are a few dorado, but scarce. The yellowfin tuna are not around.
Vico Rust, his brother Luke and dad Mike of Mount  Vernon, WA
fished two days with Cheva on the panga Dos Hermanos II







Inshore: As the captains find areas of slightly less off-colored water, the fishing is improving this week. Adolfo told me it is getting better every day.
Cheva, on the panga Dos Hermanos II also found a nice rooster for his client.


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

jueves, 30 de enero de 2020

Z Fish Report (1/30/20)

Al Rossmeisl of Salem, OR fly fished with Adolfo on the panga Dos Hermanos. 

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° The warm water is still holding up.

Inshore (average) surface temperature - From the beach to about 5 miles: About 82°

Blue-water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temperatures from Terrafin SST). What a change from last week to this week! For the last several months the clean water was hurting our inshore fishery. Now, almost overnight, the green water is hurting it. There does not seem to be an easy transition. It appears to be black or white. See the photo below and scroll down to the past several weeks to see what I am talking about.

Offshore: The sailfish and dorado action is still decent. The boats are averaging 3 to 4 raised sailfish a day.  There are a few dorado, but scarce. The yellowfin tuna are not around.
Brian Hetland fishing with Adolfo 
Inshore: This phenome of clean water, replaced by green water in less than a week is something I have never seen before.  I am going to speculate the strong blue water current has moved a bit offshore, and combined with a drop of a couple of degrees in temperature, an algae bloom happened.
Above: John Torre and below, another client with Adolfo

Regardless, the roosters are smaller this week and fewer. There are still several large jack crevalle, because they thrive in this kind of water.

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


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)