|Mike Tinker, and brother Joe, fished with Cheva on the panga |
Dos Hermanos II for 2 dorado and two sailfish
|Mike and Cheva - "A great two days of fishing with the Dos Hermanos |
pangas" One day inshore, and another offshore
All up and down the coast, the blue water is holding just a couple of hundred yards off the beach, but our annual gradual cooling trend is now in motion. The average surface temperature of the water is about 83°, which is indicating about a ½ degree cooling trend most every week. This will slow down the sailfish and dorado bite, but they will still be around. It will assist in bring in the cooler water game fish like the blue marlin and yellowfin tuna.
Offshore – The blue water fishing kind of took a nosedive from last week. The boats are all scratching to raise a couple of sailfish a day, and feel lucky if they get a couple of hookups. A lot of boats are coming back with no hook ups. Blue marlin are making a showing with at least 4 or 5 coming to the boat this week, but like a lot of the marlin strikes, the majority manage to get away. A similar story was with Megan Williamson, fishing with Chiro on the Bloody Hook. They fought a huge blue for 4 hours, to only have it manage to break the line, for a disappointing long release. However, by fishing multiple days, the numbers do add up.
|Katie Hall of Cannon Falls, MN with Captain Chiro (right) and Luis with|
a tagged sailfish about to be released on the Bloody Hook
Santiago had a very decent week on the super panga Gitana. He reported Randy Kollodge, wife diane and daughters Tiki and Dust from Minn.fished 3 offshore days, tagging and releasing 8 sailfish.
Also Frank Vitorio from New Mexico fished with Adan on the panga Gitana II for 2 days, tagging and releasing 7 sailfish.
Repeated from last week’s report, here is a great video by Tom Branoff fishing for sailfish here in Zihuatanejo. He takes it from A to Z. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWCvhOK-uKA
|Tiki with her tagged and released sailfish|
|Wilson Hall with Leonardo on the panga Fish On releasing a sailfish|
The inshore action has mostly been down south in the Petatlan and antennas areas, with lots of big jack crevalle averaging 12 to 18 pounds. Cheva, on the panga Dos Hermanos II, has been getting 14 to 15 of the big jacks every day using live bait, surface poppers, and casting jigs.
Ed Kunze (IGFA Representative)
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