|Cheva and his son setting the gear for John and Sorena Sorenson at 1st light|
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: 85°
Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 80° But, local divers are telling me it is “cold” down about 20 feet. ”Cold” can mean 78°.
Blue water: Is still mixed up, with clean water to the 1,000 fathom curve, and blue water out beyond that. (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST)
|Serena Sorenson with her sailfish on the panga Dos Hermanos II|
Offshore. Both Adolfo and Cheva on the pangas Dos Hermanos told me “Buena pesca”, good fishing this last week, with marlin, sailfish, and roosters on the beach. Cheva went on to say the sailfish action is as much as 4 fish per boat per day, and a blue marlin strike per boat per day, which is incredible. May has always been our best month for blue marlin, but to get a strike per boat per day is the best I have ever heard of, especially, when everybody is fishing for sailfish with light gear, and not actually targeting marlin.
There are still very few dorado.
Inshore: We are still doing well on jack crevalle, sierras, and lots of roosters. Late May is when the roosters return. Adolfo, on the panga Dos Hermanos is still doing his thing, and finding fish.
I have been down at La Barrita this last few days, where the roosters are slashing behind the waves, and the jack crevalle have been pounding the schools of sardines up on the sand. In their feeding frenzy, the jacks have come in so close, I have seen the locals throwing casts nets for 6 to 13 of the 8-12 pound fish at a time. And, the nets are getting torn up from the use. But, it is smiles all around, because the nets can be repaired.
(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)