|Photo by Brian Hetland on the panga Porpy with Noe.|
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: 85° 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). Unchanged for the last several weeks, the blue-water is near the beach, and all the way out. This makes for very tough inshore fishing for roosters.
|Above: A day with Adolfo on the panga Dos Hermanos offshore|
Below: And of course, inshore is what Adolfo likes best.
Offshore: The sailfish and dorado action is still decent. The boats are averaging 2 to 3 raised sailfish a day. A few more dorado are showing up, but the yellowfin tuna are not around. Tonight, the 23rd, is the new moon. Offshore action should improve for this week, and for at least another week after.
|Travis, above, and his dad, below, got a couple of nice roosters|
fishing with Cheva on the panga Dos Hermanos II. They made
the long run to Puerto Vicente.
Travis Peterson of Off The Hook Taxidermy in Klawock, Alaska and his dad fished a day with Cheva getting three sailfish and a nice dorado.
|Fishing with Cheva on the panga Dos Hermanos, on the way down to Puerto|
Vicente, they came across a floating tree and got the above dorado.
They then got the below rooster, and an additional 6 jack crevalle.
Inshore: The fishing for roosters and jack crevalle has been a tough situation this last couple of weeks. The problem is the gin clear water. Only a few spots on the coast have the favorable slightly discolored water, and they change from day to day. Most of the inshore action has been taking place after a long run down to Puerto Vicente Guerrero. I did notice a few more areas are showing slightly discolored water near the beach, so with the new moon phase, and better water conditions, I hope the inshore will improve this next couple of weeks.
(Director of the Roosterfish Foundation, IGFA Representative)