|Troy Holzworth with one of the 5 sailfish, with Adolfo Jr. as deckhand, on the|
panga Dos Hermanos
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: 86°.
Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 84° And, a cooling trend may be in the works. For both offshore and inshore.
Blue water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST) The blue water is from about the 100 fathom line, on out. The inshore is finally breaking its grips from the clear blue water, and is becoming a bit off-colored, which is decent news, as long as it doesn’t get too discolored.
|Clark Ridgeway, with Adolfo on the panga Dos hermanos|
|One of ten sailfish caught by Cheva's French clients in three days of fishing|
on the panga Dod Hermanos II
Offshore: Hugh "Felipe" Himmelreich of Spokane WA sent me this (it is well worth reading):
“The 12th annual OTHG torneo was held last week on Dec 7th and 8th. 8 anglers fished 2 days in 2 man teams on 4 pangas. Total catch was 16 Sails and 2 dorado. Not wide open, but everyone caught fish and enjoyed themselves as usual. All 16 sails were tagged with NOAA tags and released. The 2 dorado provided excellent table fare at our awards celebration dinner at Mariscos Chendo Restaurant in Zihuatanejo. Twenty-four folks attended, evenly divided between anglers and their families/guests and the captains and theirs.
The tournament was dedicated to the 10 year old son of Capitan Joaqiun L’Valle who is undergoing radiation treatment for brain cancer. The anglers/families and captains that participated presented Joaquin with $1500 USD and a kid’s version of the “Kindle Fire Tablet” for his son”.
This week, the sailfish went on the bite, and possibly the best bite of the year so far.. Troy Holzworth and Clark Ridgeway of Seeley Lake, Montana fished today (Thursday) with Adolfo on the panga Dos Hermanos. Adolfo called me at 10:40 this morning telling me they had caught 5 sailfish, and were headed back to the dock.
|Adolfo, about to release one of the 5 sailfish today|
A few blue marlin are still showing, as well as a few small stripe marlin. Dorado and tuna are scarce.