|Keith: Roosters can also have white chicken legs, all the way from Minnesota|
Offshore (average) surface water temperature - Includes from the 5-6 mile mark at the 100 fathom line, on out to about 50 miles with the 1,000 fathom line being at 32 miles: 83°
Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 82°
The blue water has moved off the beach a few hundred yards, giving us a better chance at the roosters, as compared to the gin clear water of the past few weeks.
We got two days of unseasonably rain and wind this week, making fishing tough on Tuesday and Wednesday. According to several people thinking back 30 years, we have never had rain in March. Another El Niño surprise.
|Another rooster for Adolfo this week|
Offshore. The sailfish action is still generally slow. The boats are hooking about a sailfish per day per boat. Blue marlin are still being found at the rate of 1 shot for every 3 boat days on the water.
Talking to Mecate on the cruiser Aqua Azul, he has hooked and lost two blues this week. He also told me there are a lot of mackerel offshore, and the 1 pound fish are like candy to the marlin.
There are still very few dorado.
Inshore: Here it is March and we are still catching roosterfish. Granted, we are not catching them in numbers, but the 35 to 45 pound average makes a one fish per day worth it. Most of the fish are coming off a slow trolled live bait.
|Adolfo doing the video of Keith's rooster|
Adolfo, on the panga Dos Hermanos, and I fished with Keith Paul of Minnesota. Keith fished, Adolfo found the fish, and I had the camera. Most of our action came from down in the Petatlan area.
(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)