|Above and below: Roddy from Calgary got these two|
delicious eating pampano on live bait
while fishing with Adolfo on the panga Dos
Hermanos at the white rocks. Called espejos
in Spanish (mirror fish) due to their brilliance
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 about 32 miles: 80° (The major annual March/April cooling trend is here)
Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 74° - (Really cold for here)
Blue water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST) The water is cold and discolored out to the 100 fathom line. Then it is “clean” for another 15 miles. The blue water does not start until the 1,000 fathom line about 32 miles out.
Offshore: Sailfish action has slowed to one about a fish per day per boat. Some yellowfin are being taken at 28 miles plus, and a couple of blue marlin have been taken in the same area.
|There have been a lot of small sharks being taken. I assume|
it is the cold water current. They are inshore and offshore.
|A large jack crevalle taken on the panga Dos Hermanos with Adolfo|
Inshore: Some jack cevalle are being caught, as well as sierras, and lots of black skipjacks. Very few roosters are being taken.
|Gregor Dixon with a typical black skipjack tuna.|
Gregor Dixon of Vancouver Island fly fished a day with Cheva on the panga Dos Hermanos. This is what Gregor emailed me: As you predicted, Cheva put us on the bonitos and my father in law had to take a break (with a big smile) from constantly fighting fish for 2 hours. Brent was using spinning gear and he’d boat 2 or 3 to my 1, as he could cast further and retrieve faster than me (the fish like it quick!). I’m not complaining because I was really busy too.
I was pleased as my father in law had gone out a week prior with another captain and got a generic “boat ride”, with not too much action.
After a needed break we hunted the beach for a chance at rooster or jack. I knew it wasn’t the best time of year for roosters and appreciated Cheva’s candid assessment of our chances, but enjoyed hanging in the surf, having a go and could imagine them chasing that popper to the boat. That’s fishing, Next trip! Anyways, my father in law landed a jack and lost one which was fun to see. All in all, we were very happy and can’t wait to get after them next time. Thanks again to Cheva and his son Alejandro.
(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)