|Noe, on the panga Porpy|
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: 84°
Blue water: Some strange currents again this week. Check out the satellite photo below. (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST)
Offshore- Even with the full moon cycle, the sailfish action is still holding to a couple of fish hooked a day for each boat, and the dorado action backed down a bit.
The best action was still from the yellowfin tuna. However, the action develops late in the day. I can remember many a day going out 40 miles, and then finding active feeding tuna about 1:00 to 2:00 in the afternoon around the 15-20 mile mark, while on the way back.
This is also something Noe, on the panga Porpy, understands and plan on a long day with him. But, he has been very successful with the tuna this last two weeks. Most of the other boats are back at the dock by 2:00, but he is still out at 18 miles with rods bent on tuna all around.
Today (Thursday) Noe took 2 sailfish, a 27 pound dorado, and a 65 pound yellowfin.
|MJ with her tagged rooster No. 2317|
Inshore: Roosters are still far between, but they are here.
Today, Cheva, on the panga Dos Hermanos II, caught 9 large jack crevalle for his French clients on spin gear and top water action plugs. The jacks were between 22 and 23 pounds. He also told me they caught several of the tasty large sierras. He was down at the river near Petatlan.
Mark Denison, with clients Dave Britt, from Portland Oregon, and Greg and Mary Jo Corrado, from Seattle area, fished with Mark out of his fishing lodge in La Barrita, making the ½ drive to Puerto Vicente Guerrero had moderate success this week.
Mark emailed me this: We ran north all the way to Julachuca, passing Adolfo at about the cliffs of Calvario, and worked our way back towards Puerto Vicente. We passed over a school of about a 1,000 jacks that never sniffed the lure and just passed under the boat. We looked at the normal hot spots all the way back. Las Salinas had nothing. Loma Bonita had something that chased a surface popper lazily from the rocks. I think maybe a 50 or so pound snook. We spotted lots of jacks that weren't interested in the lure, all the way back to where we passed Adolfo again just past Papanoa. He was heading back to Zihuatanejo.
At the mouth of river at Papanoa we hit a double header on roosters, MJ caught hers, but Dave lost his right near the boat. Greg had two near hook ups, Dave hooked up once again, but again lost it. (Five roosters in just a few minutes apart). We then ran Cayacolito Beach with no success, so for the last half hour of the day we ran out to the rocks in front of Vincente in very rough water. Greg hooked up with a big eye jack. The wind had come up and Adolfo must have had a hard a time getting home. We were lucky to end the day so close to Puerto Vicente.
(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)