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: 80°
Blue water: Is still mixed up, with off colored water out to about 7 miles, then clean to the 1,000 fathom curve, with blue water out beyond that.
Offshore. The big news is the yellowfin tuna are back, in numbers and size.
Like the past few weeks, it has 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.
Cheva, on the panga Dos Hermanos II, fished Wednesday with John and Serena Sorenson from the Pacific Northwest, for 1 sailfish released. Cheva told me it was the only strike they had all day.
But, Cheva also told me of the big yellowfin tuna he saw at the 14 mile mark, and in front of Ixtapa Island. He said he wasn’t geared for them, nor had live bait, but some of the schools had fish jumping in the 80-90 kilo class (175-200 pounds). There were lots of birds and porpoise.
Noe, on the panga Porpy confirmed this by getting 4 tuna on Tuesday, between 100 and 125 pounds, and also within 14 miles. He said he saw much larger fish jumping while fighting the smaller 100 pounders.
There are still very few dorado.
Inshore: We are still doing well on jack crevalle, sierras, and even a few roosters. Adolfo, on the panga Dos Hermanos is still doing his thing, and finding fish.
(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)