The blue water is just off the 100 fathom line (about 5-6 miles), and both the offshore and the inshore waters are cooling down a bit, with the average surface temperatures being just at 80°.
The offshore fishing had only been producing 1 to 2 raised sailfish per boat, with the full moon phase affecting the sailfish the most. A few striped marlin have also been hooked. The yellowfin tuna are still around at about the 25 mile mark, but breeze in and out. And, where you can find the yellowfin, with lots of porpoise following them, there are still a few large dorado.
|A small dorado taken this Wednesday on the panga Dos Hermanos with Adolfo|
The inshore has a lot of sierra and jack crevalle around, but this last week was difficult to get them, and non-existent for roosterfish. The full moon brought some high tides and some incredibly large surf. Waves of 10 to 15 feet high were common.
|The strike by a roosterfish on a Ranger lure last week|
We have been having to stay way back from our traditional areas for boat position, and out in deeper water. We did score on a few small dorado we saw cruising the shore areas, and got black skipjack and a few jack crevalle, but it was slow as far as the action went.
(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)