|On the panga Dos Hermanos II with Cheva|
Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 82° - see the above chart for localized surface temperatures.
Blue water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST) The water, up and down the coast is not a deep blue, but rather “clean and clear”. This also includes the inshore. Offshore conditions are good for dorado, yellowfin tuna, and marlin. It is best to look for a bit of stained water for the jack crevalle and roosters inshore.
|Above, a dorado hooked on the panga Dos Hermanos. Below a sailfish on the|
|Another sailfish on the panga Dos Hermanos II with Cheva|
Offshore: Sailfish action is doing well, plus large dorado are being caught by several boats each day. The dorado are ranging from 20 pounds for the hens and up to 45-50 pounds for the bulls. (No change from last week).
|A jack crevalle and a rooster on the panga Dos Hermanos with Adolfo|
Inshore: It is spotty at best. There are lots of sierras a few hundred yards off the beach, as well as lots of black skipjack tuna (called bonitos by the captains here). Roosters and jack crevalle are only coming to the captains willing to spend the gas money and look for the off-colored water.
Taxidermist Travis Peterson of the Deep South of Alaska (Prince of Wales), fishing with Jesus (Hay-Zoos) on the panga Dos Hermanos II, emailed me. Travis also said he will send photos next week: "We finally found what we were hoping for. Dad got his first rooster. He hooked into 5, but only got one to the boat. I hooked one, but broke off. That’s how it goes. It looked like about the same size as Dad's. Jesus said dad’s first one was a real big one."
(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)