|Steve Henline of Utah, with 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: 86°
Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 85°
Blue water: Some strange currents this week. Check out the satellite photo below. (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST)
Offshore- Sailfish improved to a couple of fish hook a day for each boat, and the dorado action improved. The dorado have been decent, in the 15 to 45 pound class.
|With Cheva on the panga Dos Hermanos II|
at the White Rocks
The best action was from the yellowfin tuna, who took advantage of the tonnage of red sardines who moved off the beach, and back out to deeper water. Most of the tuna were caught with red squid style hoochies and cedar plugs. The tuna were taken from around the 6 mile mark, all up and down the coast.
|Steve Henline while fishing with Mark Denison at Puerto Vicente GRO|
A few wahoo were taken also at the White rocks, but only early in the morning.
Stephen Klappenbach of Sandpoint Idaho, fishing with Noe on the panga Porpy, caught a blue marlin 3 miles off Ixtapa on 50lb leader. After a 6 hr battle he finally landed it at the White Rocks, about 10 miles away.
|Red back sardine fly - very effective|
Inshore: Mark Denison of La Barrita, was here in Zihuatanejo to pick up clients for his fishing camp, and told me the smaller sardines have moved off the beach, and have been replaced by larger ones. There are still lots of jack crevalle and a few roosters around.
(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)