|John Lorenz (left) and Tony Hogg with a nice dorado|
Even after a very intense rainfall this last Tuesday morning, giving us 5 inches from 2:30 AM until 5:00 AM, The 84° clean water has now moved back in to almost the 100 fathom curve and at about 6 miles.
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. In front of Zihuatanejo, the current line carrying the weeds is about 10 miles. Further south, and down by Puerto Vicente Guerrero, it has been about 21 miles.
But, Puerto Vicente has been out producing the Zihuatanejo areas this week, even when compared to it is mostly just commercial fishing out of Zihuatanejo, with few clients for the sport boats.
|Tony Hogg and captain Rody|
Fishing out of the Bahia Tortuga Fishing Lodge with John Lorenz, Tony Hogg and John Davenport from Rochdale, England have had counts of 9 dorado the first day, 4 the second and 2 sailfish, 7 the third, 7 yesterday, 2 today and 1 sailfish. The total is 29 dorado and 3 sailfish for 4 days of fishing.
Due to the intense rains of 2 weeks ago, the inshore, was really tough last week, but is showing a great cleaning action this week. Check out the below photo of the Terrafin Satellite Map chlorophyll count and you can see a huge are of green water (chlorophyll) being released out of the Balsas river up at Lazaro Cardenas, but with many areas south of the river cleaning up almost to the shore line.
But, this has only happened this last few day, because when fly fishing client David Roberts of California when down to Puerto Vicente Guerrero on Monday, we got skunked for roosters on the inshore. It was my error on choosing the inshore too soon, because with 20/20 hindsight, we should have set off for the 21 mile mark for the dorado. The inshore water was just too dirty, but it should clean up soon.
Ed Kunze (IGFA Representative)
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