The deep blue water is still out 30 miles, after being pushed there but the heavy rains and storm we had early last week. But clean water is showing up at the 12 mile mark, showing us the offshore water is making a fast recovery. Surface temperatures have also lowered due to the storm and heavily clouded skies this last two weeks. The average is about 82°, with some 84° water out 30 miles at the 1,000 fathom line.
The offshore fishing is only showing an average of 1 to 2 sailfish per boat per day, but by working the weed lines, there are a lot of dorado being taken.
The inshore is still blown out to the 100 fathom line between 5 and 6 miles, and needs a couple of more weeks to clean up. However, it appears the roosters have not left, but have gone to deeper water. I have seen several large roosters in the fish markets this week, caught by commercial fishermen fishing the deeper reefs for red snapper.
Ed Kunze (IGFA Representative)
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