|No need to guess...We are smack in the middle of this huge weather cell.|
Inshore and offshore, the surface temperatures are averaging about 84 degrees, with the blue water only a short 6 to 7 mile run. At least that was this week. Then today (Thursday) we had an interesting morning, which may change things a bit. We were rudely wakened by thunder, lightning and heavy rain about 3:30 this morning. It lasted until about 9:00, cancelling out today’s fishing. When I measured the rainfall amount, we had gotten an impressive 7.5 inches in about 5.5 hours.
Then, just before noon another earthquake zipped through. It was a good one at 6.2, but from where I was at, in the Commercial Mexicana, it was moving so fast, we hardly felt it.
The Offshore - has basically been the same as last week, with 3 to 4 sailfish a day into the spread and 1 or 2 caught fish per boat.
Elias Pickard, and his soon to be wife Tiffany, of North Dakota fished a day inshore with Adolfo and I down at Puerto Vicente Guerrero. We had to work hard, and the weather was hot and humid, which just sucked it out of you. We were able to get 4 very large roosterfish to the boat and a couple of smaller ones, with no hookups. The only hookups we got were from a couple of 5 foot long needlefish and black skipjacks.
Then, they fished with Adolfo on the panga Dos Hermanos in the blue water. They fought a huge blue marlin, for 40 minutes, and it came unbuttoned. Ditto with the sailfish. Adolfo called me and said that Elias has back luck following him, and we got a good laugh about how tough the Fish Gods are on us. Elias was then going to fish with Chiro on the Bloody Hook today, and we woke up to rain.
Ed Kunze (IGFA Representative)