Photo (by Mike Bulkley) - Jack Noble, age 7, from Indianapolis, Indiana about to release his first sail while fishing with Capt. Francisco on the Huntress about 20 miles south of Zihuatanejo.
My right hand had a serious encounter with a machete, and I have been out of commission. So, for the "on the water report and observations," Mike Bulkley, the owner of the panga Huntress, came to my rescue. He emailed me the following:
Fishing has been great inshore again this week with lots of Jacks, Bonita and big Jurel (jack crevalle) off Ixtapa Island. Offshore is still spotty with good catches of sails, Stripes and Blues of you can find the fish. We have been running 20 to 30 miles south before wetting the lines. We had a triple Sailfish hookup on Monday.
Also, while talking on the phone with Mike, he offered the following additional information: "Santiago, on the panga Gitana, had released 3 sails and a striped marlin at the 32 mile mark.
The Huntress was working the area at 20 miles, and near where Margarito on the cruiser Gaby was hooked up to a blue marlin, when we had the triple hookup on sailfish. Plus, the water is clear at 12 miles, but deep blue at 20 miles."