jueves, 12 de diciembre de 2019

Z Fish Report (12/12/19)

Adolfo, on the panga Dos Hermanos, picked up several roosters
and jack crevalle for his French clients this week

Offshore (average) surface water temperature - Includes from the 5 to 6 mile mark at the 100 fathom line, then to the 1,000 fathom line being about 32 miles: 84° in the morning and 88° in the afternoon. Both inshore and offshore water temperatures have not changed for several weeks. The warm water is still holding up.
Inshore (average) surface temperature. From the beach to about 5 miles: About 84°

Blue-water: (Chlorophyll amounts and surface temperatures from Terrafin SST). Blue-water is near the beach, and all the way out. Near the beaches are spots of lightly discolored water, but very few. (See photo below).

Above and below. Gord Roberts of Saskatawan fishes every year
With Noe, on the panga Porpy. Noe has become the full moon barracuda
and tuna expert, filling the void left by the passing of  Luis Maciel on the
panga  Gringo Loco.

Offshore: The offshore has finally turned on this week. The fishing is excellent. This is one of those situations where “you should have been here yesterday” has proven false. Many a client came here in November, hoping for the sailfish, dorado, and tuna bite of our historically good November fishing. They were a few weeks short.

The yellowfin tuna are here on a being in the right place at the right time situation. The sailfish are averaging three to a boat per day, and there are many 20 pound plus dorado taken each day. Blue marlin are also being caught. All action has been within the 20 mile mark. It is possible the blue marlin and yellowfin tuna action is better out 30 miles and near the 1,000 fathom line.

Above and below: Long time fly fisher  here in Zihuatanejo, Russ Hampton,
fished a day with Adolfo for large cedro mackerel and jack crevalle.

 Inshore: Roosterfish and large jack crevalle are doing well, along with sierras and black skipjack tuna. Adolfo, on the panga Dos Hermanos told me both the inshore and offshore are excellent.
Ed Kunze
(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)

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