|On the panga Dos Hermanos with Adolfo. A very nice roosterfish|
|Mario Depiero fished a day with Ramon on the panga Olea|
Mario got a kick out of his momster droado
The 84° blue water is still just off the beach. Being this is unusually warm for us at this time of the year, I spent some time reviewing the Terrafin Satellite Surface Temperatures, to see if this El Niño is starting to wind down and get us back to normal, and back to catching fish again.
From Cabo San Lucas and on up into the Sea of Cortez, the water has cooled down to 72°. It picks up a bit from Mazatlán to Puerto Vallarta at 76°, and then down to Manzanillo at 79°. So, the cooler water is coming, and I hope the fish, who have not yet felt the need to migrate, will soon be here.
|Marios's fishing partner on the Olea|
Offshore.. The offshore is still very slow, with only a sailfish or two caught, or even raised to the spread, by each boat per day. Part of this is caused from the El Niño effect, and part due to the full moon phase this last week. As we come out of the full moon phase, and with the water appearing to start a bit of a cooling trend, I believe the fishing will soon pick up.
|Above and below - jack crevalle on the panga Dos Hermanos|
Inshore action for roosters and jack crevalle is still holding up, but less roosters are showing than in the previous weeks. Adolfo, on the panga Dos Hermanos, has been working the areas around Ixtapa Island this last week with his clients, and doing excellent on jack crevalle and a few nice roosters.
(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)