With some very warm 85° water just off the beach, and the blue water only out about 6 miles and along the 100 fathom line, the offshore fishing still sucks for sailfish, striped marlin, blue marlin, tuna and dorado. The conditions are great, but the blue water fish are not here. This is the first time in 14 years of living here I have had to report this at this time of the year. Plus, we had ideal favorable moon conditions with the new moon just this last Sunday.
Ben Almquist was here with his family this week. There was a fairly decent sized group so they fished on the super panga Huntress with Francisco, and the cruiser Aqua Azul with Mecate. Both are excellent boats and excellent captains, but neither boat got a single strike all day. Mecate worked the area around the 12 to 15 mile marks, with Francisco going out 25 miles.
|Don Grantges with a nice 26 pound jack crevalle|
But what is very good fishing for are the roosters large jack crevalle. Don and Gary Grantges fished with Cheva this last week and were getting so many big jacks, it was tiring them out. And the action has been just a short boat ride to the area around Ixtapa Island. They would just watch for the birds, and soon the water was turning to foam from the breaking fish.
But, the roosters have exploded on to the scene, with Adolfo releasing 80 roosters this last three days. He told me he went north and got into them like they were schools of black skipjack tuna, and then he went south and did a repeat. It was a fish on every cast!
I have a fly fishing client next week…can’t wait.
Ed Kunze (IGFA Representative)