|Andre and Adolfo|
The blue water has moved in to being just off the beach, with an average surface temperature of about 80°.
The offshore fishing is still averaging about 3 to 4 raised sailfish a day per boat, with few dorado in the counts, and the yellowfin tuna are scarce.
The inshore is still the best bet for action with a lot of sierra, jack crevalle, and black skipjack around. And, we had a pleasant surprise showing of some large roosterfish. But, the hard fighting jacks are still the main attraction for day in and day out action.
Andre Padovani of British Columbia, who also has a condo here, spends as much time as possible fishing for roosters on the Dos Hermanos pangas. And, he does well; even when they are not supposed to be here now. Early in the week, he and his fishing partner were fishing with Adolfo on the panga Dos Hermanos. They really got into the big roosters, with the 5 averaging about 40 pounds each. Here is what Andre emailed me:
At about 10:00 we had two singles, then at around 11:30 a triple. You should had been there just to see the helicopter ride the roosters gave us… There was a lot of moving around, and was a lot of fun.
Then on Wednesday, they got into big fish again with Adolfo. Andre emailed me this: Went out with Adolfo again yesterday and after a few hours he found a large school of Jacks with a few big roosters mixed in. The action was fast, and we even had a few chases on surface poppers with both jacks and roosters. The jacks got to the hook first… every time.
My friend from Secret Cove B.C., Hugh Gadsby, got a 20 pound jack on an 8w fly rod, and took well over one hour to land. I managed to get 4 to the boat during that time on spinning gear.
|One of Kevin-s fly caught jacks|
Also, early in the week, Kevin Kremer of Chico, CA fly fished with Jesus (Hay-zus) on the tiller, with Adolfo Jr. on the teaser rod on Adolfo’s 3rd panga. They did well on black skipjacks and jack crevalle.
(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)