The 80° blue water is out past the 1,000 fathom curve; at least 30 miles. The 80° greenish (off colored) water is all the way out to about the 9 mile mark. From about 10 miles to at least 30 miles out, the water is clear and clean, but not the desired deep blue we always look for. The attached satellite chlorophyll graph posted yesterday by Terrafin shows the green water out past the 100 fathom line at about 8 miles, and the clean water out past the “curva” at 30 miles to the inside of the 1,000 fathom line of the “curve”.
The commercial pangeros have found the yellowfin tuna, but they are traveling at least 35 miles one way to get them.
Mecate, on the 35 foot cruiser Aqua Azul, got 4 sailfish for his clients yesterday (Thursday), but the numbers for the fleet are less than that; averaging 1 or 2 sailfish a day per boat.
The main attraction right now, besides the sailfish, is the 3 to 5 dorado per boat average. The dorado are running between 15 and 20 pounds, with a few larger fish in the mix. Most sailfish and dorado are being taken around the 12-14 mile marks.