The 85 degree water is still just a mile off the beach. The sailfish average per boat is only about one fish a day, but this is mostly because the boats are all chasing yellowfin tuna. The 20 to 40 pound tuna are being taken from 4 miles off the beach, on out to 20 miles. This is happening all up and down the coast, including 40 miles south at Puerto Vicente Guerrero.
There are also a lot of large hard fighting skipjack tuna, called oceanicos in Spanish. The few boats which are traveling a bit further out, fishing the 20 to 30 mile areas, are also getting several 30 to 45 pound dorado.
|Rooster - Photo by Keith Paul|
To order a copy of my fishing book about fishing here on the West Coast of Mexico: http://www.mexperience.com/store/vuitem.php?itemid=13&sc=KUNZE-13