|Andre, with something to be real happy about|
All around conditions continue to improve. It looks like our cold green water “April current” is about over. We have 81° surface temperature averages all along the coastline, with the blue water averaging about 83° and moving back in closer to shore. From Ixtapa southward, the clean water is actually at the 100 fathom curve, and about 5 to 6 miles off the beach. But, for both inshore and offshore, the best fishing has been to the north of Zihuatanejo Bay. The cooler temperatures prevail to the south.
Offshore – We are seeing a marked improvement over the last several weeks. Many boats are again scoring on 2 or 3 sailfish a day, with some doing even better. Plus, a few dorado and blue marlin are around. And, the 40 to 80 pound yellowfin tuna are still being brought in by the commercial pangeros. They are working the areas from about 30 miles to 45 miles.
|Drew from Michigan on the super panga Gitana with Santiago and deckhand|
Francisco (holding the sailfish)
Santiago, on the super panga Gitana emailed me this: Marty Patrick from Ontario, CA tagged & released 2 sailfish and landed one 15# Dorado.
Also Charlie Sterling and his friends David and Drew from Michigan tagged & released 3 sailfish in 2 days. Also Mike Buckley and friends fished with Adan on the Gitana II and they released an approximate 220# blue marlin.
|Andre and Joel with one of two doubles on roosters|
The inshore has been great for roosters for Adolfo, on the panga Dos Hermanos, fishing the areas to the north. When you have clean water on the inshore, 80° or better temperatures, and bait, there will be roosters. And, Adolfo, only fishing two days this week, exploits those facts. Monday, the first day, he accounted for 8 roosters. And then on Wednesday, with Andre Padovani and Joel Levene from BC, Canada, caught 9 roosters, with two lost near the boat. They were all caught on spin rods with live bait or surface poppers, and all were released. The roosterfish were between a minimum of 25 pounds to about 50 pounds. When Adolfo called me on his cell phone at 11:30, and turned it over to Andre, they were already well on their way back to the dock.
|AJ had a blast|
|A nice rainbow runner for AJ|
AJ Kahn also fished with Adolfo: Here is what his dad had to say: AJ had a great time battling black skipjack and snappers. He also caught a couple small jacks and a nice rainbow runner. Caught about 15 total. Captain Adolfo was great.
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