|On the panga Dos Hermanos with Adolfo|
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: 84°
Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: 84°
Blue water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temps from Terrafin SST) Almost blue water from the beach to way out. (see below photo).
Offshore: The action has slowed, for all species, with tuna not being around at all. The sailfish will get even slower going into the full moon period this week.
|It was small, but it was Gary's first rooster, and released|
to get bigger
Inshore: A disappointing week for roosters, and even jack crevalle. Roosters made themselves scarce and were very tough to find, even with the preferable 84° water.
|Gary, above, Cheva, and Jim below with a few of the jack crevalle they got|
Early in the week a lot of jack crevalle were taken, and a few sierras. But, as the strong blue water current took over, clear up to the back side of the waves, even the jacks were spooky, and tough to find.
Gary Meger, of Ontario, Canada fished two days with Cheva on the panga Dos Hermanos II. They made the long run to the Ranch for Gary’s first rooster. Gary emailed me they also got a few black skipjacks and sierras, with the action mostly off the beach. On the second day, he and his friend Jim Forsyth, also from Ontario, Canada, got into the large jack crevalle with Cheva. They had 4 double hookups. I teased Gary about having fun, and his response back was the damage to his body the jacks gave him. If you have been there and done that, you understand.
(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)