With the 85° blue water on the beach, our fishing has improved again this week.
|The shrimp boats are back, and for the same reasons the|
humpback whales come here each winter. To feed on the
abundance of shrimp which move into the shallow waters
Offshore – To catch caught 3-4 sailfish per boat per day, and raising another 3 to 4 to the spread is realistic. Plus, a few striped marlin are showing up, and the dorado continue to race into the trolled lures, make a swipe and then keep going. Sometimes they get hooked, and sometimes not.
“Flip” Himmeireich of Spokane, WA held his annual 2 day small tournament this last week and this is what he emailed to me:
The bad news is that only 6 anglers on 3 boats participated this year, the good news is that we had some of the best fishing in our 8 year history. The winning team, comprised of Paul Phillips and Dorris Alexander from Kelowna, BC., caught 7 sailfish, 2 dorado, and 1 striped Marlin. Coming in a close 2nd was the mid-west team of Charlie Stirling and Don Bone with 8 sailfish and 1 dorado. In third place, with a total that would have won in the several years past, was the team representing the Pacific Northwest of Fred Preston and Flip Himmelreich with 7 sailfish.
|Margaret from Florida with one of two released sailfish, plus they also got|
huge dorado while fishing on the super panga Gitana with Santiago
The total for the 2 day tournament was 26 big game fish! All billfish were tagged with NOAA tags and released with the exception of 1 sailfish.
Obviously the efforts to curtail the “long liners” has had a very positive effect on the sport fishing in this area. KUDU’s again to the tireless efforts of those involved. We can’t wait for next year!
|Dee Bulkley with her captain Francisco on the super panga Huntress, with|
one of 5 releases.
|Charlie Sterling and Dan Boone on the super panga Gitana. Note the tag|
Chris Morrison of Seattle, fishing with Adolfo and the panga Dos Hermanos for 10 days straight, has been going up north to Saladita, the Union river bar, and the Ranch, and doing excellent on sierras, several jack crevalle, and are averaging about 1 roosterfish a day. They did manage to get a 45 pound rooster on one of the days.
Ed Kunze (IGFA Representative)
We now have PayPal for the Roosterfish Foundation!
Launching the Roosterfish Foundation (roosterfish.org)