jueves, 14 de marzo de 2019

Z Fish Report (3/14/19)



Long time fishermen, Ken Hill and Brian Hetland  went out 35 miles, looking for
yellowfin  tuna with Jesus (Hey -Sus) on the panga Dos Hermanos III.
They didn't find the tuna , but Ken (above) got this rare spearfish. Below, Brian
got this small striped marlin. Both were taken on spin gear.



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: 80°. Without a dominate 80° water temperature for the inshore, the rosters leave the area.

Blue water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST) Discolored, with no blue water until at least 16 miles.


Offshore: Still slower than should be expected. Like the last few weeks past, one or two sailfish a day is considered lucky.
Above and below. A week of action with Adolfo on the panga Dos Hermanos
He even included the ceviche (tiritas) from the sierras.








Inshore: The inshore is still holding up very well. Even though the roosters have disappeared, due to the cooler water temperatures, the jack crevalle and sierras are providing a lot of action.
Keith with Cheva
Keith Paul, another long time visitor, fished with Cheva on the panga Dos Hermanos II. This is what he emailed me. 
Today was Cookie Cutter Jack's day! We slid up to a surface disturbance. Using spin gear, I made a cast , with a 2 ounce Megabait to it. I hooked up immediately. Then the jacks rose all around us. We were in the middle of a school 150 meters around! Six rods were hooked up in as many seconds, with only one human winch aboard. We were north of 20 jack's, 1 sierra, 3 black skipjack, and a small Pompano. All to the panga. I lost count of how many came unbuttoned. I'm all beat up, and smiling.
 Ed Kunze
(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)



jueves, 28 de febrero de 2019

Z Fish Report (2/28/19)

The chain link fence is up in the morning, so you need to walk on the left side of
the post. .When you arrive, it is dark/thirty, but fairly well lit up. Just be careful.
 There are two curbs to step over.
The main thing to point out this week is the new pier construction will be starting soon. They have already closed off the parking area, and access is now required from the street, with taxis not allowed, or anybody else for parking. All parking is now on the street. If coming by car, get there early. From what I understand, floating docks will be placed off Playa Principal (just to the left of the pier), for access to the boats. I will keep you informed.



Above: Longtime visitor Gary Meger, and his son-in-law Ryan fished with Cheva
on Tuesday for 12 nice sized jack crevalle.

The next day, rather than leave fish to go find fish, Cheva took fly fisher John
Stephenson back to the same areas. John managed a couple of  jacks on his 9 wt.



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: 80° And only about 77° south of Puerto Vicente Guerrero.
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. From the beach to out about 5 miles is showing discolored water. But, not discolored enough to shut off the inshore action. It will actually help, compared to pure clear water.

Offshore: Still slower than should be expected. One or two sailfish a day is considered lucky. Yellowfin tuna are at 40 miles, but still a hit or miss situation.
Frank Alexander of Calgary
Inshore: The inshore is still holding up very well. There are roosters, and they still remain down south at Vicente Guerrero. Lots of large jack crevalle are showing up on Playa Larga and Playa Blanca (out near the airport). This has provided some decent action this week for several boats.
Above: Web Bates
Below: Wyatt and Charles Shull



Mark Dennison fished down at Puerto Vicente Guerrero twice this week The first day they got two roosters and a nice pompano for Charles and son Wyatt Shull, and Web Bates of Seattle. The second day they got a couple of roosters for Frank Alexander of Calgary. The action and the fish are there, for live bait and spin rods, but it is a bit on the slow side to try fly rods.
Ed Kunze
(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)



jueves, 21 de febrero de 2019

Z Fish Report (2/21/19)

Above and below. Bian Hetland, of North  Dakota, took the gamble with Tyson on the panga La  llamada.
They went 40 miles and found the yellowfin tuna. using his spin rods, and  trolling flies tied by me and Kyler Reis, which we gave him last week, he got a  nice mess of yellowfin.


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: 81° There is a definite cooling trend in the making.~

Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 80° And only about 77° south of Puerto Vicente Guerrero. Again, the cooling trend is evident.
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. From the beach to out about 5 miles is showing discolored water. But, not discolored enough to shut off the inshore action. It will actually help, compared to pure clear water.
Offshore: Still slower than should be expected. One or two sailfish a day is considered lucky.
Above and below. On the panga Dos Hermanos with Adolfo.




Inshore: The inshore is still holding up very well. A lot of action this week, for jack crevalle, took place up at the south end of Troncones, and off the rock points there  There are roosters, and they still remain down south at Vicente Guerrero.
Mark and Loraine, with a nice sierra from
the beach at La Barrita.
Mark Denison, with his campground and fishing lodgings down at La Barrita, is doing well shore fishing for sierras and a lot of 4-5 pound jack crevalle. He complained to me he missed a couple of large roosters, while casting from the beach.
Ed Kunze
(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)



jueves, 14 de febrero de 2019

Z Fish Report (2/14/19)

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°

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



jueves, 7 de febrero de 2019

Z Fish Report (2/7/19)

Brian Hetland, with the spin rod and Adolfo Jr.


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) Almost blue water from the 100 fathom line, to way out. The slight discoloring of the water near the beach has really turned on the inshore fishing for the roosterfish. (See below photo). There are some heavy fresh water discharges from the Rio Balsas to the north, creating green water.



Offshore: Still not good, considering the time of year and moon phase. The boats are averaging two sailfish a day, and no dorado. Also, there is no sign of tuna within 40 miles of the port.
On Tuesday, Adolfo (panga Dos Hermanos) released 4 sailfish for his clients from Poland. On Wednesday, Adolfo Jr. fished with long time visitor Brian Hetland of North Dakota. Brian is a spin fisherman and hooked two nice sails on spin gear. Jr. used his experience with me for teasing for fly fishing, and did the bait and switch.
Adolfo had to rent a 4th panga this year to keep up with the demand. I remember several years ago, when Adolfo told me his son’s future was the inshore and fly fishing, and asked me to train his son. Jr. was 15 and fished with me on weekends and school vacations. He learned well. We fished together until Jr. graduated from high school at the age of 18. He then went on to become the deckhand for his dad. He is now a captain.
Above and all below - with Adolfo  on the panga Dos Hermanos
after the long run to Puerto Vicente Guerrero





Inshore: The inshore is still holding up very well. There are roosters, but they remain down south at Vicente Guerrero. On Monday, Adolfo made the run and got 8 roosters.
Cheva, on the panga Dos Hermanos II, fly fished with Vico Rust. He was humbled by the large jack crevalle they got into by the white rocks. However, they had some success, and are going out again with Cheva this next Sunday.
Mark Denison, down at La Barrita, didn’t have much time to fish this week. He had a caravan of 14 motor homes pull into his camp site. He was prepared, and had spaces with electrical hookups. Plus, a dump station. The few campers who fished, had a great time from the shore there.
I am going to La Barrita tomorrow to take some stainless steel bolts with me so Mark can mount my leaning post on the bow of the new panga we are using down at Puerto Vicente.
Ed Kunze
(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)

jueves, 31 de enero de 2019

Z Fish Report (1/31/19)



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: 83°

Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 83°
Blue water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST) Almost blue water from the beach to way out. The slight discoloring of the water near the beach has really turned on the inshore fishing for the roosterfish. (see below photo).
Offshore: After this late in the month full moon phase, we are finally getting some sailfish action. It now almost into February, which used to be a very good month for sailfish 30 years ago. The boats are averaging 6-8 raised sailfish to the spread for each boat, each day this week. Plus, about 3 – 4 hooked fish on conventional gear.
I questioned several of the captains about this late arrival, because 30 years ago, January was fantastic also. They are all optimistic, at least for another couple of seasons. They told me it was a change in the current conditions, not binging the sailfish close to shore. They are happy now, and there will be no reprimand on the long lines run out of pangas.
The fact fewer people are fishing this year is still lost on them, blaming the press in the States.

With Adolfo
Inshore: Cheva, on the panga Dos Hermanos II, has been running up north to the Ranch. He has been doing well on the tasty sierras, large jack crevalle, and even released a 40 pound roosterfish.
Mark Denison, down at La Barrita, took client Rob Anderson, from Burnaby, B.C. to Vicente Guerrero. They got several of the smaller roosters, spawned there in October, and one nice rooster. The small roosters, perfect for an 8wt fly rod, came with every cast. Mark said it was like a 3 pound trout on steroids.
And, what a difference a few days make. Adolfo, on the panga Dos Hermanos went to the same areas and got 12 roosters, from 25 to 30 pounds on spin gear.   
Ed Kunze
(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)