|Carl Petry hooked up on a rooster|
|Two Beauties, with Abel helping out. Robin Hart got two nice roosters |
fishing with us in Puerto Vicente Guerrero
Offshore – Things changed dramatically with the coming of the full moon this week. It had nothing to do with the lack of sailfish, but rather the green water pushed on out to almost 25 miles in front of Zihuatanejo. Most boats were getting blanked, or maybe just a sailfish a day.
|Jill Washington with Adan, on the super panga Gitana, with Captain Santiago|
When I looked at the Terrafin satellite photos, the only close blue water (about 11 miles on a 180° heading) was down at Puerto Vicente Guerrero (Papanoa), so that is where deckhand Adolfo Jr. and I headed with sailfish / marlin fly fishing client Mark Cadmus of Colorado. And it paid off. We raised 5 fish, teased three to the boat, and Mark hooked 2. We believe one of the raised fish was a marlin, but we did not get a decent look, and it did not follow the teaser to the boat.
The inshore, due to the rains in the Sierra Madres behind us, is still pumping out dirty water into the major rivers. We are not getting any rain on the coastal plain, but it has us searching, on a daily basis, as to where the best areas are. I have never seen rains this late in the year.
|Adolfo Jr with the release|
In summary, we are doing fantastic for roosterfish, even with the less than optimum conditions.
In 4 days of fishing down at Puerto Vicente, with Adolfo Jr. as my deck hand, we caught 28 roosterfish. They are all still in the cookie cutter size between 25 and 30 pounds. And, Adolfo Sr., ranging from Pantla beach to the north, to down to Calvario in the south, logged another 10 Roosters in two days.
Plus Don Walcott is here again at Barra Potosi, and catching roosterfish and jack crevalle from the beach. He got a nice rooster from the beach in front of the bungalow Solicito he rents every year. Here is what he had to say about it: “Look what I caught in front of my bungalow today.....!!! (1:30pm), when a school of at least 50-75!!!! Just a guess as by the thrashing. I thought they were Jurel (jack Crevalle) as I was running to the feeding frenzy until I saw the combs of the Pez gallo!!!
Too bad I did not have the fly rod in my hand.....my trusty spin rig with the Daiwa Saltist 4500 and the lure was of course the red and white Ranger....
Ed Kunze (IGFA Representative)
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