jueves, 22 de julio de 2010
Z Fish Report (7/22/10)
The boats not making the run are only averaging about 1 sailfish or a striped marlin a day each. The boats going the distance are each averaging about 3 fish a day. Sometimes it is 2 sailfish and 1 striped marlin like Adolfo had on the panga Dos Hermanos, or 2 striped marlin and 1 sailfish like Cheva on the Dos Hermanos II.
The blue water has been pushed out this week due to the large volume of fresh water coming from the numerous nutrient rich streams and rivers we have here on the coast. This last week has seen rain almost every night, and even a couple of day time rains. Some of the early morning rains were very intense, with one particular 2 hour deluge of about 6” between 5:00 in the morning and 7:00.
The Terrafin satellite photo measuring the chlorophyll (pigment from organic plant life) of the water also shows the results of this occurrence with high concentrations of chlorophyll in the vicinity of the rivers and streams, and out about 5 to 6 miles. (The less chlorophyll; the deeper blue the water.)