Friday, January 21, 2011

Z Fish Report (1/21/11)

With this full moon phase, the fishing has kind of put on the brakes. The 80º clean water is still holding at about 6 miles, but the fleet is averaging only 1 to 2 sailfish a day, per boat. There are still a few dorado out there, and a few blue marlin are being raised.
From this photo by Mike Bulkley on the Super Panga Huntress,
 you can see a broken beak does not seem to affect a billfish.
The fish are here, but just off their feed for the majority of the boats. A couple of the good captains are finding the active fish however, with Santiago on the super panga Gitana releasing 7 for two days of fishing for his clients. And, just a couple of days before that, Adolfo on the panga Dos Hermanos, released 11 in two days.
Leonardo on the panga Fish-On is one
of better captains here, and much overlooked.
He speaks excellent English.
When I asked Adolfo about the inshore action, his reply was “lento”…very slow.
Ed Kunze