Basically, no change at all from this last 2 weeks. With the exception of the yellowfin tuna showing.
|With Cheva on the panga Dos hermanos II|
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° (What happened to the cooling trend?).
Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 86° - see below chart for localized surface temperatures.
Blue water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST) 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.
|Mark Denison, right, fished with client Brad Simpson of Kamloops, Canada|
and released this sail caught on spin gear down at Puerto Vicente Guerrero
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).
The yellowfin tuna did show this week, with consistency at the 25 mile mark, but the twenty pound fish also popped up and gave a lot of action just at 5 miles. The problem is they are moving fast, and only eating the smaller trolled hootchies and flies, or the small live bait taken from the nets out at Playa Linda, or inside the Bay.
|Cheva, on the right, with a nice dorado for his client on the Dos Hermanon II|
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.
|Mary-Jo with a typical dorado|
Mark Denison, with his fishing lodge and camping ground in La Barrita, fished with Mary Joe and Greg Cornado for the second time this year. They went down to my sweet spot, 20 miles below the point at Puerto Vicente Guerrero. Mark knows the spot, because he is taking over my guiding duties, and doing very well. The sweet spot was alive with game fish, whales, porpoise, sea turtles, and bait. At one time they had 20 large dorado under the boat, with three hooked up. And, this did not include the wahoo who streaked in and cut lines and baits.
(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)