The 80° blue water is still just a couple of miles off the coast, and the sailfish bite is holding up. After last week’s 15 inches of rain in a 4 day period, I am really surprised the blue water wasn’t pushed out further with the massive intrusion of fresh water from the costal rivers and streams that are abundant on our coast.
Last week’s rain did affect the roosterfish and jack crevalle action, and it will probably take another week to get back to decent fishing again. Adolfo, on the panga Dos Hermanos, told me the inshore is still too murky from the runoff and has been fishing offshore. He is releasing an average of 3 sailfish and getting either a shot or catching a blue marlin or striped marlin each day for his clients. Plus, due to the heavy outflow of trees, grass, etc. out of the rivers, a few dorado are showing. I heard an unconfirmed report of a 55 pound dorado being taken today (Thursday).
Martin on the 35 foot cruiser (at only $350 a day) had 5 strikes on sailfish, but managed to only catch and release 2 for the one day he fished.