The blue water is on the beach, which indicates the blue water current is still strong, and cleans up the inshore areas quickly. The average surface temperature has dropped a couple of points to about 87°. This will increase the fishing action for both the inshore and offshore.
We have had less rain than I have experienced in my 17 years of living here. Baja Sur has actually had more rain than us, and they are desert. We are over 30 inches below normal for the year, which is more than a lot of areas get in two years. But, we need the rain. It has been a tough summer for us for the heat and humidity. With no air-conditioning (think about 95% of the population), it is almost impossible to sleep at night.
However. I know better to wish for more rain, because we could make up the entire year average in less than a week. I have seen the incredible downpours before.
Offshore – We are raising 2 to 4 sailfish a day per boat, and hooking an average of 1 to 2 fish a day, which is decent. With no rain or debris being pushed out of the rivers, the dorado have yet to show.
The Inshore is again the best bet. There are sierra, black skipjack tuna, jack crevalle, and ROOSTERS. The fact the sierras are still here (a cooler water species) tells you of the abundance of bait available.
(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)