|The above and two below are on the panga Dos Hermanos II with Cheva|
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: 84°.
Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 83° And, same as last week, a cooling trend may be in the works. For both offshore and inshore. From the 100 fathom line to out the 1,000 fathom line, there are lots of spots showing 80° to 83° areas, which should bring in the yellowfin and blue marlin.
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. The only stretch of pure clear water I see this week is near the La Barrita area.
Offshore: Cheva, on the panga Dos Hermanos II, fished 5 days straight offshore with his French clients. They caught and released 3-4 sailfish a day, for a total of 18. They also caught (and kept) 1-2 dorado a day, averaging about 15 pounds, for a total of 7.
A few blue marlin are still showing, as well as a few small stripe marlin. Dorado are showing a bit better, but tuna are scarce.
|Figuring it all out|
|Mark with Mario, and the plan worked|
Shore Fishing: Mario DePiero of the Portland, Oregon area wanted a day of shore fishing. I took him down to Mark Dennison, who has a fishing lodge on the beach at La Barrita. The La Barrita area has the best shore fishing anywhere on this coast, and is one of Mark’s specialties. Mario got the action he wanted, knew there were many missed opportunities, and had to cut the day short when he stumbled on a rock, slicing out a chunk on his toe. But, even then he wanted to get a last cast in to the hundreds of jack crevalle which were busting bait just out in front of them.
|Kevin Clay from the Seattle are fished a day with Mark Deninson for a nice|
inshore rooster near Calvario (A few minutes south of La Barrita)
Inshore: Scott Donaldson from Washington fly fished with Adolfo on the panga Dos Hermanos on Tuesday. When I told him Adolfo was not available until Friday, but he could still go out with one of the other Dos Hermanos boats on his already scheduled Thursday (today) charter. He said “Adolfo is the best, and this gives me another day to rest up after all them fish on Tuesday when fishing with him.”
(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)