This was a very interesting week.
1) The port was closed and under a “Hurricane Warning” for a category 1 hurricane (Marty) only 90 miles from the beach, and coming right at us. It was rough on the ocean, and justifiably the port was closed. But, on land we just had a very refreshing 20-30 mph wind for a few hours. And, a thankful slow and penetrating 5 inches of rain over 24 hours. It cooled things down again.
No damages anywhere in this area, but there was wind, rain, and wave damages near Acapulco (130 miles to the south of us). The high Sierra Madre Mountains saved us again by building an artificial high pressure when the storm’s air compressed against them.
2) The (super) full moon sure didn’t help the offshore fishing, the high tides, or the inshore fishing on the back side of the waves for roosters. We had high waves, which reached up into areas we haven’t seen for a couple of years. Hurricane Marty didn’t help by pushing large swells at us either, compounding the effect.
3) And a 5.3 earthquake on Tuesday. A quake is really guaranteed to slow down the fishing. Basically sitting on bedrock, my house felt the quake just race through. But the noise was like a freight train coming into your living room. Like the lion that roared, but was only a mouse. The guy delivering our 5 gallon jugs of water had just opened our front gate and was about to bring two jugs inside when the quake hit. I shot out from under the terrace and noticed the electric and telephone lines were hardly moving. He was frozen on the spot. I called out to him “I am not paying extra for the quake…only the water”. When he was in the house, I told him if he brings that kind of Sh…with him, I am changing companies. I gave him a great tip. He was a white as a ghost Mexican.
Offshore – No report
Exactly as the last few weeks, 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)