Once again I have very little to offer for the fish report. The blue water is in fingers between green water and averaging about 79°. The 80° plus blue water is not until after you reach the 1,000 fathom line and about 30 miles off the beach.
Offshore – We are still having very slow fishing for sailfish and dorado. You can predict about 1 sailfish for every two boats fishing for them. However, when the boats find the fingers of blue water, they can easily get 3 sailfish that day.
But, some yellowfin tuna and blue marlin have been taken. The problem is they are about 40 miles out. Santiago, on the super panga Gitana, went the distance to get a 30 pound yellowfin, and lost a tuna which was over 150 pounds.
The inshore is once again our most reliable fishery right now. Cheva fished with Chris Lawson down at Puerto Vicente Guerrero and this is what Chris emailed me “Had a great time fishing with Cheva. Caught a lot of jacks, bonito, and found a nice school of small dorado. I caught 7 out of that group. Water was cloudy and the sierras were tough to catch.”
Adolfo, on the panga Dos Hermanos reported about the same action for him and his clients.
Rather than fight a tough day of fishing, Gord Fawcett and family of Victoria, Canada spent a half day fishing inshore with Leonardo on the panga Fish On, and then they went to Ixtapa Island for a fresh caught meal and some snorkeling and water sports.
Ed Kunze (IGFA Representative)
I am really excited about how the Roosterfish Foundation is taking off. My good friend and East Cape of Baja fly fishing guide Lance Peterson tagged the first rooster in Baja for the Foundation, which is also the first Foundation tagged fly caught roosterfish from the beach from anywhere. Lance also has made a Facebook site for the Foundation. The below photo shows Lance putting the tag into the applicator, and about to tag it under the last dorsal fin. From hook removal to release, it was only about 1 minute.