The big news this week, and something that will continue to be a problem throughout the high season, is the pier collapsed in the middle. The municipal pier is now shut down, and it will take several months to make the repairs. All boats, pangas and cruisers alike, are now forced to pick up their clients behind the Port Captain building.
The pier is aged and there were plans already made for major repairs, but this last series of storms and big waves did her in. The series of photos will help you.
|The workers are still building a decent path to the new location|
|The small abutment sticking out is the new place to load and unload|
From about 18 to 20 miles out the Offshore action is still decent for 1 or 2 sailfish and a couple of nice dorado a day. The clean water is about 10 miles, and good blue water at 15.
The inshore is still going very well, but there are few roosters on the beach this week. After I posted last week’s report, that evening we got hit by a hard thunderstorm throughout the area. I recorded 5 inches of rain that evening, with the majority of it coming in the first hour and a half. What has happened is the rivers have dumped a lot of fresh (and silted up) water all along the coastline. The roosters will be probably be back next week as the coast cleans up again. However, near the river mouths, it will probably stay discolored for at least two to three more weeks.
Adolfo, on the panga Dos Hermanos, told me he got only one rooster yesterday, but lots of the tasty sierras and lots of smaller 4 - 6 pound jack crevalle. Plus, there are school sized dorado mixed in with the plentiful black skipjack, and the inshore boats are all getting a couple. Any way you look at it, there is a lot of fun to be had on light line spin outfits and fly rods.
Ed Kunze (Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)