jueves, 3 de marzo de 2011

Z Fish Report (3/3/11)

With the blue water out past the 50 mile mark, offshore fishing is tough at best. We are catching about an equal amount of striped marlin and sailfish, but we are only averaging about 1 fish per boat per day, with a few boats getting nada. The yellowfin tuna are here, but out in the blue water, as well as the majority of the game fish.

One thing I find interesting is the striped marlin are very small. Mecate, on the Agua Azul, was telling me he released a couple that weighed only about 22 and 25 pounds. This appears to be a whole new migration pattern of juvenile fish developing this last couple of years. Five years ago we rarely caught a striped marlin here.
Jose Pino with a nice jack crevalle

About the only bright spot this week is the abundance of jack crevalle, black skipjack tuna, and sierras inshore. A lot of the captains are talking about huge jacks averaging 20 to 25 pounds near the White Rocks. On light gear or a fly rod, that is a guaranteed 45 minute fight. Most of the fish are being taken on a slow trolled live bait or Rapala.

Adolfo, on the panga Dos Hermanos told me the jacks are all up and down the coast, and his clients, throwing a surface popper, are getting 20 to 30 fish a day.

Ed Kunze
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