|Roosterfish Foundation member Kyle Herr with Adolfo and his 1st rooster . |
And what a monster it is!
The cooling trend is continuing, with an average surface temperature of about 79° inshore, and an average of about 80° offshore. To some people vacationing here, that sounds like bathtub warm, but for the game fish species we are most known for, it is too cold. Sailfish, dorado and roosterfish all prefer warmer temperatures, but these cooler temps are favorable to the offshore species of marlin and yellowfin tuna. The inshore species of jack crevalle, sierras, and chulas like the cooler water also.
|Mike Marshall of Atlanta Georgia with Adan on the panga|
And, the blue water has been pushed out to about 15 miles, making for longer runs; no matter what offshore specie you target.
Offshore – Very slow fishing for sailfish and dorado. Only one sailfish was taken by the fleet on Thursday (today) and a couple of dorado. So, if you keep your expectations on the low side, and if you do better, it will be a bonus.
|The largest of 6 pampano by Arturo. Pampano are extremely bright and|
flashy, but I think the shirt outdoes the fish.
The inshore – is our most reliable fishery right now. All the captains are telling me how much action there is inshore. They are trolling Rapalas, using live bait, tossing surface poppers and tossing metal jigs like the Mega Bait. And all methods are working for black skipjack, jack crevalle, sierras, and chulas.
|Kaila caught so many jacks like this she was exhausted. So would anybody|
else if they had a day like she and Kyle had.
Probably the most noted catch of the week was with Kyle Herr of Minnesota. Fishing with his sister Kaila, they caught a bunch of fish plus a huge rooster. Their Mom and Dad also fished a day with Adolfo, with Mark Kerr emailing me this: “Our daughter Kaila caught so many fish her arms were exhausted. My wife Jane and I caught loads of fish......I had to force Adolfo to take us in!”
|What a beautiful fish!|
Ed Kunze (IGFA Representative)
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