There is one major change to the conditions this week, as compared to the several prior weeks. And, it is not a good. There are some huge fresh water releases coming from the dam on the Rio Balsas. The Balsas is the largest river in Mexico, and outlets at Lazaro Cardenas, about 45 nautical miles north of Zihuatanejo.
|Terrafin satellite chlorophyll photo|
With the storage reservoir behind the dam being about 100 miles long, the Electric Commission, which controls the hydroelectric output from the dam, must be anticipating some heavy rains in the next few weeks.
And, even with our strong 87 degree blue water current, almost the entire offshore fishing areas are green, high in chlorophyll, and lower in salinity also.
Offshore – The sailfish action remains with only about a sailfish per day per boat, and they feel lucky if they raise 2 to the spread. This also reflects another changed historical condition. Our “mini” sailfish run of July never materialized. Maybe the hot water diverted them. Sometimes July can be great, with 4 to 5 caught fish per boat per day.
The Inshore is also green from Zihuatanejo north to Lazaro Cardenas. It sure cuts out a long of the areas we like to fish. The fishing is only to the south now.
(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)