jueves, 4 de agosto de 2016

Z Fish Report (8/4/16)


With Adolfo on the panga Dos Hermanos
Offshore (average) surface water temperature - Includes from the 5-6 mile mark at the 100 fathom line, on out to about 50 miles with the 1,000 fathom line being at 32 miles: 85°
Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 86°
Blue water: Is about three miles off the beach. (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST)


Offshore- For sailfish, we are averaging 2-3 fish raised to the boat and about 2 hooked per boat per day.
Cheva, on the panga Dos Hermanos II, hooked and released 3 sailfish on Tuesday for his clients.
There are still very few dorado. The yellowfin tuna have moved out of range for the day sport fishing fleet.

Inshore: My son, Ken was visiting me for a few days. Tuesday morning he got on Adolfo’s 3rd panga, the Princess Marcy, with Jesus (Hay-zoos) at the helm. Making a long run to Petatlan, they were back by noon, with 3 roosters hooked and several black skipjack. I took Ken to the airport, and he was at his house in California by 8 PM. Not a bad day.

Adolfo has been doing well on roosters all week.

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


jueves, 21 de julio de 2016

Z Fish Report (7/21/16)

Lisa Smith of Boise, ID fished on the Orion with her husband Michael, for her
1st ever sailfish

Offshore (average) surface water temperature -
Includes from the 5-6 mile mark at the 100 fathom line, on out to about 50 miles with the 1,000 fathom line being at 32 miles: 88°
Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 89°
Blue water: Is basically just off the beach, with some green water from the Rio Balsas outflows at Lazaro Cardenas. (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST)
Offshore- For sailfish, we are averaging 4-5 fish raised to the boat and about 2-3 hooked per boat per day.
Cheva, on the panga Dos Hermanos II has been fishing offshore all week, with this last 5 days accounting for 12 sailfish hooked and 1 nice blue marlin of about 250 pounds.
We have a full moon this week, and nightly rain. The rain is between midnight and 6 in the morning, with bright sun around 9 AM. But, the seas have been a bit riled up and choppy. I have advised a couple of groups to not fish this week offshore, because they had young kids with them. I see no need to break in a kid for fishing, in a way he will not enjoy.  
There are still very few dorado. The yellowfin tuna have moved out of range for the day sport fishing fleet.



Inshore: Adolfo, on the panga Dos Hermanos has had clients for at least two of his three boats all month. Compare that to the rest of the fleet, having only about an average of 5 boat charters a day leaving from the pier. He told me there are roosters here, but you have to work for them.

Ed Kunze                                                                         

 (Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)

jueves, 7 de julio de 2016

Z Fish Report (7/7/16)

Laran Brandt with Adolfo down at Puerto Vicente Guerrero
Offshore (average) surface water temperature - Includes from the 5-6 mile mark at the 100 fathom line, on out to about 50 miles with the 1,000 fathom line being at 32 miles: 86°
Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 85°
Blue water: Is basically just off the beach, with some green water right on the beach to the south of Zihuatanejo. (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST)
Offshore- For sailfish, we are averaging 4-5 fish raised to the boat and about 2 hooked per boat per day.
Mark of Huntington Harbor, California fished with Jesus (Hay-soos) on the panga Princess Marcy (the 3rd of Adolfo’s boats). Mark got his 1st blue marlin ever (about 180 pounds), and had a strike for another. The blues are sticking around and several are being taken each week.
There are still very few dorado. The yellowfin tuna have moved out of range for the day sport fishing fleet.
Nice sized jacks were there at the Puerto also
Inshore: Adolfo, on the panga Dos Hermanos, made the long run south to Puerto Vicente Guerrero with Laran Brandt. They did well with three nice roosters a few large jack crevalle and black skipjack tuna. Here is what Laran emailed me after today’s (Thursday) fishing:



Fishing for roosters today with Adolfo and Adolfo junior at Puerto Vincente I was finally able to get that skunk off my back. Our morning started out slow, working a beach south of Vincente that I was unfamiliar with. We worked the length of the beach with a few jack crevalle strikes.

After that we moved north, close to the opening of the port of Puerto Vincente and found a large school of baitfish on the surface. That's when the action became fast and furious. Three roosters back to back. By the third my hands were shaking and I was spent. The first 2 were nice fish around 30-35 lb range, thankfully the third was smaller and I was able to handle it. We also boated several jack crevalle in the 15-20 lb range. 


 I had a great time and am looking forward to fishing again tomorrow morning. I will no doubt be sleeping well tonight.
Ps: I have been fortunate, and have traveled to many places around the world and fished. Pound for pound roosters are by far the best fighting fish I have caught.
Ed Kunze                                                                         

 (Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)

jueves, 30 de junio de 2016

Z Fish Report (6/30/16)

Note: The white areas are either land or cloud cover
Offshore (average) surface water temperature - Includes from the 5-6 mile mark at the 100 fathom line, on out to about 50 miles with the 1,000 fathom line being at 32 miles: 86°

Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 85°
Blue water: Is basically just off the beach, with some green water right on the beach to the south of Zihuatanejo. (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST)
Jean Claude Norbert's sailfish with Adolfo

 Jean Claude Norbert, fishing with
Adolfo, for a nice striped marlin 
Offshore- After the full moon the sailfish action has picked up quite a bit this last week. This could be the start of the July annual minor migration we get each year for sailfish. With a current 2-3 hookup average per boat, and raising 4-5 fish a day, it could be the sailfish action can actually get better in the next two weeks.
A few blue marlin are still being hooked.
Our wahoo here are neither an inshore nor offshore situation but are usually taken around the rock panicles when the blue water is in close. Arturo on the panga Janeth got 4 nice wahoo to 25 pounds, and when Adolfo went back the next day, he only got one. This is very typical for the wahoo. Here today, and gone tomorrow.  
There are still very few dorado. The yellowfin tuna have moved out of range for the day sport fishing fleet.
Inshore: Adolfo, on the panga Dos Hermanos, got 5 roosters to 45 pounds fishing to the north off Pantla beach. He told me the first couple of hundred yards to areas to the south had green water, and little action.
Ed Kunze                                                                         
 (Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)



jueves, 16 de junio de 2016

Z Fish Report (6/16/16)

Elias Packard with his nice tuna

Offshore (average) surface water temperature - Includes from the 5-6 mile mark at the 100 fathom line, on out to about 50 miles with the 1,000 fathom line being at 32 miles: Heavy cloud cover this last several days do not give us a decent satellite photo for the surface water temperatures or the blue water (chlorophyll). We are finally getting small amounts of rain, which helps relieve the heat factor, takes care of the dust problem, and washes the trees down so the leaves are a brilliant green.
Inshore (average) surface temperature. Probably the same as last week. From the beach to about 5 miles: 84°
Blue water: Is still mixed up, with clean water from the beach to the 1,000 fathom curve, and blue water out beyond that.  (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST)
Offshore- The sailfish action has picked up quite a bit this last week, and should last through the end of this week. Next week, on the 20th, the full moon phase kicks in and will slow down the sailfish action. However, the strong blue marlin bite and the yellowfin tuna action should remain strong. With only a couple of sport fishing boats a day fishing the blue water, we are still averaging 5 blue marlin a day (with most of them taken by the commercial pangeros). But, it does show if you were actually targeting blue marlin, your chance of success is greater than 50%.  
For example, Elias Packard of Fargo North Dakota, and Rick Jones of Utah, fished 3 days last week on the 38 foot Orion, with Captain Jamie. I reported two of those days in last week’s report. They released an estimated 800 pound blue marlin on the first day, hooking and quickly losing a second blue on the second day of fishing (but boated a very nice yellowfin tuna), and then they scored on a third marlin of about 250 pounds on the third day. That is three for three in my book, plus the sailfish.
Here is what Elias emailed me when he sent the tuna photo: Catching and pulling on a giant yellowfin tuna, several sailfish, and two caught marlin in a three day stretch was quite a feat.
There are still very few dorado.
Jean Claude Norbert is fishing with Adolfo,
And doing their usual thing 

Inshore: We are still doing well on jack crevalle, and more roosters were taken this week. Adolfo told me “buena pesca para total” which means good fishing inshore and also offshore. The roosters have come back in greater numbers this week, but there are still huge amounts of jack crevalle.
Ed Kunze                                                                         
 (Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)







jueves, 9 de junio de 2016

Z Fish Report (6/9/16)


French client with Adolfo on the panga Dos Hermanos
Harley with Cheva on the Dos hermanos II
Offshore (average) surface water temperature - Includes from the 5-6 mile mark at the 100 fathom line, on out to about 50 miles with the 1,000 fathom line being at 32 miles: 87°
Inshore (average) surface temperature. Same as last week. From the beach to about 5 miles: 84°
Blue water: Is still mixed up, with clean water from the beach to the 1,000 fathom curve, and blue water out beyond that.  (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST) Photo below.
Cheva, with one of many jacks taken this week
Offshore. Elias Packard and Rick Jones of Canada only had three sailfish strikes, with no hookups, on the cruiser Orion on Monday. But they hooked and released an 800 pound blue marlin (estimated by owner/captain Jamie Morales at 350 to 400 kilos) after a three hour fight. In what other world class destination can you catch a huge world class marlin for only $450 a day on a 38 foot Bertram sportfisher?
Harley with a hard fighting black skipjack tuna. The abundance of these
 small tuna are one of  the main reasons for our success for marlin.
They are like candy bait.
On Thursday (today) they fished with Jamie on the Orion again. Elias emailed me this: Today’s fishing was excellent. We landed a tournament winning size sailfish and a 70-80 kilo (154-176 pounds) yellowfin tuna.  Hooked up with a marlin briefly but it shook off.  All in all another great day!” 
There are still very few dorado.


James Tapley above and Harley below

Inshore: We are still doing well on jack crevalle, and more roosters were taken this week. Talking to both Cheva and Adolfo on the Dos Hermanos pangas, they told me there are lots of roosters, but we have an incredible amount of jack crevalle. The roosters and jacks are all mixed together, feeding in the same areas and on the same bait. Then what happens is the smaller and quicker 10 -18 pound jacks get to the surface popper faster than the larger rooster, sometimes taking the popper just inches in front of the larger rooster.
A family affair - above James, below John and Harley



James Tapley, his son John, and nephew Harley Hamon, all from South Carolina, have fished the last few years on one of the Dos Hermanos pangas. This week they fished several days with Cheva on the Dos Hermanos II. James said they weren’t getting as many roosters as in the past, but there was always action, and they loaded up on jack crevalle.
Ed Kunze                                                                         
 (Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)


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