The 82° blue water is right on the beach, but the large game fishing still sucks. Santiago, on the super panga Gitana, went out looking for marlin for his Danish client, and had only one strike from a sailfish all day. Cameron Hicks from California fished with Leonardo on the panga Fish On for a half day and had a strike on a sailfish, and then gave up on the blue water. They ended up with a fairly decent day inshore. No dorado were caught this week that I know of.
|Keri with her rooster|
The best action is still the roosterfish. Adolfo, on the panga Dos Hermanos, told me he was getting slower action to the north on roosters with his French clients, but was doing well on sierras and jack crevalle. Well, that won’t cut it. We need roosters.
So, I went south to Puerto Vicente Guerrero with fly clients Jean Jackson and Keri from Colorado. We got there and fished the surf lines under almost ideal conditions. And the roosters were there. Some of them were very large (40 pounds or more) and aggressive. But again, for first timers the first day is usually a learning curve. However they each managed a rooster, even though they were smaller than the larger fish earlier in the morning. The bite lasted until about 1:00. With Adolfo Jr. on the teaser rod, we brought 25 roosters to the boat.
|Dave Henry with his switch rod and a nice black skipjack tuna|
Today (Thursday), Adolfo Jr. and I went back down to Vicente with David Henry of British Columbia, Canada. We have fished several times before and his wife Sarah even got a line class world record for roosters fishing with us down at Vicente a few years back (it has since been broken by another angler).
Because of the gin clear water on the beach, at first we were having a tough time of it to even find a rooster. We made a move to find a bit more stained water, and were soon into fish. Even though the size of the roosters was smaller than a few days earlier, the numbers of different species kept things exciting. On the fly, Dave hooked roosters, jack crevalle, black skipjack tuna, and sierras. Again, we brought at least 25 roosters to the boat and the bite lasted until 1:00.
|Another of Dave's roosters just before the leader snapped.|
Ed Kunze (IGFA Representative)
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