Captain Francisco and Tim Apollo on the Huntress
With the change to a cooler dirty water, and some very large waves hitting the beaches, the very good inshore action for jack crevalle and sierras has taken a nose dive this week. However, the slack has been taken up in spades with excellent blue water fishing.
Striped marlin, like last year, showed up again this year. Historically we rarely catch striped marlin here, but when they have shown up this last two years we have been getting more striped marlin than sailfish.
Most of the fish are being caught between 12 and 18 miles, with each boat in the fleet averaging 2 striped marlin and a sailfish a day. Naturally the better captains are doing better than that.
Some notable catches this last week were with Adolfo on the panga Dos Hermanos with 4 striped marlin and 5 sailfish in one day. All fish were released.
Mike Buckley, the owner of the super panga Huntress (with twin 85HP engines) emailed me this: Tim Apollo from Coatesville released two Striped Marlin and 1 Sailfish while fishing with Capt. Francisco on the Super Panga "Huntress" about 23 miles due south of Zihuatanejo. The Huntress also had 4 other Marlin strikes that day
Santiago, on the panga Gitana reported the following: Debbie Goggins from Alaska on released 2 Striped Marlin and 1 Sailfish fishing with Adan on the Gitana II. Dan Gaffney with his wife and Son from North Carolina, Released 3 Striped Marlin, 2 Sailfish and caught many Jacks & Bonitos, during 6 days of fishing over the past week. They fished with Santiago on the Gitana.
Also, Cheva on the panga Dos Hermanos II released three striped marlin yesterday, and Arturo on the panga Janeth released 3 striped marlin and two sailfish.