Thursday, April 12, 2012

Z Fish Report (4/12/12)

Mexican National Teodoro Alonso is an excellent fly caster
and had a fun day with Adolfo on the Dos Hermanos


The full moon affect was a lot stronger this last week than normal. The blue water had been pushed way out, cold water moved in, and the surf was very high on the beaches.

However, this last couple of days there are changes developing. The blue 86 degree water is once again at the 1,000 fathom curve (about 30 miles), with clean and 80 degree water moving in to about the 15 mile mark. If this trend continues, we will soon be out of our annual “April current” effect.

Needless to say, this last week has had very poor fishing for the offshore species, with the inshore about the only action to be had. Yesterday (Wednesday) fly fishing client Eric Bolster of Eagle, Colorado fished with me, Adolfo and Cheva on the panga Dos Hermanos II. The fact that Cheva was along as a deckhand, on his own boat, shows how slow the tourism is here. As we made our way up the coast, Cheva spotted some bird activity out in front of Troncones. From about 1 mile to 3 miles off the beach we basically had nonstop action on the tasty sierras all day. We would just move from one school of crashing fish, catch one or two, and then move on to another after the school went down.
I must have lost 10 flies to the toothy critters. I tried a short 40 pound bite tippet, and they wouldn’t even look at the fly. All the fish were caught on straight 17 pound fluorocarbon leaders.

But, the inshore is not all that rosy either. About 10:00 Temo called Adolfo and said he had Zero fish at that point. So Adolfo told him where we were and he came over to get in on some of the action.

Ed Kunze (IGFA Representative)