Sunday, November 27, 2011

Z Fish Report (11/24/11)

I took this photo about 8:00 when heading North with
 Don Wolcott and Adolfo  on the panga Doa hermanos
With the 80° blue water practically on the beach, the fishing has improved. Most boats are averaging 1 or two sailfish a day, with a nice sized 20 pound class dorado or two thrown in. An, a few other boats are doing a bit better.

Don Wolcott's incredible tattoo

Santiago, on the super panga Gitana, released 5 sailfish, 2, and then 3 on three consecutive days this week for his clients. Ten sailfish releases, for a 3 day fishing trip, is very decent fishing.

Kevin Anderson also fished the blue water with Adolfo, releasing 2 sails and kept a very nice dorado for dinner for all.

Kevin, fishing with Adolfo again on the panga Dos Hermanos fished inshore and managed several jack crevalle and one huge rooster of about 60 pounds. The inshore, tight up against the beach and where the roosters actively feed, is still discolored. The roosters are far and few between.

Don with his first ever saltwater fly caught fish.
A nice 6 pound barrilete

Don Walcott of Merced, CA fished with Adolfo and I for his first salt water fly fishing trip ever. He actually hooked a huge rooster we estimated somewhere north of 60 pounds, but the fly line got wrapped around a finger near the reel, and you just don’t get second chances with these fish.

There are also lots of large sierras inshore, with tons of bait dimpling the surface.

 Ed Kunze
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