|Sea Turtle sticking his head up to see we are about|
One of the reasons is the game fish in the blue water may be feeding on squid down below, with little feeding activity on top. We experienced this yesterday (Thursday) when Mike O’Keefe of London, England and I fly fished down at Puerto Vicente Guerrero. We hadn’t seen a fish, yet alone gotten a strike until about 11:30. Then at 4.5 miles off the beach, and on our way back in to get closer to shore to try for some dorado, all hell broke loose. We were getting one swat strikes on our teaser baits from sailfish, and had sails jumping alongside the boat, swimming into the teaser spread, and jumping out in front. In less than an hour we must have had 10 close encounters, but not a single aggressive strike. Exciting for sure, but frustrating at the same time.
Even the dorado were not biting anything in the trolled spread. There were a couple of local commercial pangas getting a few dorado, but they were drifting and cutting up chunks of black skipjack tuna to establish a chum line.
|Sarah Henry of B.C. Canada |
with a fly caught barrilate
Day 2, Thurs. 11/11: There was less bait ball action. John landed a nice Bonita and I landed a nice dorado of about 20#. Honestly, landing a Jack Cravalle on a fly rod is like trying to tow a cement truck with a bicycle!!!!!