Offshore (average) surface water temperature - Includes from the 5-6 mile mark at the 100 fathom line, then to the 1,000 fathom line being at 32 miles: 83°.
Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: definitely a typical warming trend at 83°
Blue water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST) Really mixed. Blue and green all over the place.
Offshore- Spotty blue water and cool water temperatures still have the offshore very slow. But the yellowfin tuna are here. They are showing up from 4 miles off the beach, to 10 miles, and averaging about 15 pounds,
Inshore: The dirty inshore water has slowed down most all species. However, just a couple of hundred yards off the beach, we are getting the tasty sierras, the hard fighting jack crevalle, and black skipjack tuna (called bonitos here by the captains). And the white meated Chulas have shown up. They are a member of the tuna family, with a serious set of dentures. Chulas are rarely taken on surface lures, rather small trolled Rapalas. They are great table fare.
The mid-sized jack crevalle exploded a couple of days ago off the river bar Valentine, but the water is still green there.
Cheva, on the panga Dos Hermanos II, fished with Christian "Cubby" Caldwell from New York for a small rooster on the 9wt fly rod, a large 20 pound jack crevalle on live bait with the spin gear, and a 30 pound yellowfin tuna on a Mega Bait with spin gear. All were taken in the area of the White Rocks.
Ed Kunze(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative