The 80° blue water has moved in a bit and holding steady at around 14 miles. The fishing, even with the full moon phase is not all that bad. The boats are each averaging between 1 or 2 fish a day, with the fish being either sailfish or striped marlin. Plus, they are getting and average of 1 to 3 dorado each a day. Between the three species, it is making for a decent day on the water.
Even though Hurricane Frank transitioned from a tropical storm to hurricane status right out in front of this coast, it was nowhere near us. We didn’t even get any rain out of it. We have been getting more rain in the last weeks from the thunderstorms. Without any more heavy rains, which is unlikely as we head into September, it will take two weeks for the roosterfish action to come back around. September is the month with the most measured rainfall of all the rain months.
The inshore water is almost completely silted out, with poor visibility and poor fishing along the beaches all up and down the coast. This is very evident by looking at the chlorophyll section of the Terrefin Satellite photos. Wherever a river or stream outlets into the ocean, a mass of green water is also being pushed out in front of them. The larger the river, the larger the green mass.
Fly fisher Steve Baldikoski from Los Angeles fished a day with Cheva and me on the panga Dos Hermanos II. We found some barely OK visibility water up near Troncones and Buena Vista, but that even shut down around noon. Steve only managed to hook a 20 pound class jack crevalle, which broke the 17 pound test leader, and a couple small black skipjack tuna.