The blue 84° water is basically hugging the 100 fathom line, and about 4-6 miles off he beach. The discolored water from the Rio Balsas releases up at Lazaro Cardenas is still going on, and is spreading a bit. I drove by the almost 100 mile long impoundment last week, and the reservoir is brim full, caused from the late rains we had in November. I expect the heavy releases to last a few more weeks.
With the exception of the jack crevalle photo on the beach, please note that all photos in this week's report were taken last year by Brian Hetland of North Dakota. Brian is an amateur photographer who loves to fish, is a regular visitor to Zihuatanejo, and turns out some very professional photos. He will be back again this January, so we will have more updated photos in the near future
Offshore is still decent for sailfish and even a few dorado are showing up again. Cheva, on the panga Dos Hermanos II had a fly fishing client on Wednesday and scored on 2 nice dorado and 1 released sailfish. That is decent fishing for the fly rod, because it takes a lot of strikes to tease the fish close to the boat (about 20 feet) and then maybe the fish will take the fly, or maybe not.
|Scott McGowen with a nice jack taken||off the beach at Barra Potosi, and in front of Hotel Solecito Taken on a light spin outfit with 12 pound line.|
The inshore action is doing well also. Adolfo, on the panga Dos Hermanos, from Monday through Wednesday with his French clients, accounted for 7 roosterfish, 70 sierras, and 26 jack crevalle. He fished each day up near the Ranch.
(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)