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: 84°
Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 83°
Blue water: The water clarity is almost exactly like last week with mild discoloration inshore (which is ideal for roosters and jacks), with clean water out past the 1,000 fathom line. (Temperatures and chlorophyll data per Terrafin SST)
Offshore. It was been up and down for the sailfish and marlin. There were a few around this week, but a 1 fish average was about norm, and much less for the marlin.
Noe, on the panga Porpy, has really been getting my attention as far as his success with yellowfin tuna. In many ways he reminds me of the legend Luis Maciel. When nobody was getting tuna this week, on Monday he boated a 176 pound tuna, and lost an even bigger one on Tuesday. He told me he was working the 20-25 mile areas.
There are still very few dorado.
Inshore: We are still doing well on jack crevalle, sierras, and even a few roosters. Talking to Cheva on the panga Dos Hermanos, he agreed with me he also had never seen roosters in April. And, it will soon be May, when they start returning.
(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)