Thursday, March 1, 2012

Z Fish Report (3/1/12)

The 80° blue water has moved out a bit more this week. It is at about 15 miles, with a colder 77° current pushing down from the North, out about 45 miles and about 12 miles beyond the 1,000 fathom curve.

Adolfo Espinoza, on the panga Dos hermanos, heading
out for another day of work 
 Due to the colder current pushing down, quite a few striped marlin are showing up in the counts. The sailfish action also picked up this week. The fish appear to be concentrated in small areas. If you are there, you do well, if you are not in the right area, it may be a big Zip. Some notable catches were made by Cheva on the panga Dos Hermanos II with a one day total of 6 sailfish for Don Grantges of Houston, and Adolfo on the Dos Hermanos with a two day total of 8 sailfish, 2 striped marlin, and a 38 pound dorado for his clients from France.

Birds diving on bait the sierras
 and jack crvalle have pushed up
Inshore action is still holding well for jack crevalle, large sierras, and black skipjack tuna. Ed Kunze  - IGFA Representative