The 85° blue water is on the beach. But, the blue water fishery is still completely shut down. There are no sailfish or dorado or marlin. Unless there is another outside influencing factor, the conditions are just too perfect to yield poor fishing.
I was on the Municipal Pier Tuesday morning just before 6 AM. It was like a ghost town.
With his clients on Tuesday, Cheva again struck out in the blue water, and does not want any more clients to just go for a boat ride for sailfish. He went with me to Manzanillo this last April to deliver a boat trailer to a friend, who was shipping his boat back to Florida due to the long lines in this area decimating the fishery. But, when we got to Manzanillo, we really understood what long lines are all about. In one small location, at the local sport fishing pier, there were 30 pangas rigged and ready to go every night. Plus, the local captains told us there were about 200 in the overall area.
The blue water fishery on the West Coast of México is doomed. Enough said.
The 38 foot cruiser Yellowfin did get into some decent action on Monday. They found skipjack tuna (called oceanicos here). They got 22 in the 15 pound class. The Mexicans consider them good table fare, but most north of the border fishermen have a different opinion. However, all agree they do fight very hard.
|Dave tailed this nice rooster. Note the red|
and white durface popper lure
|Jill and Adolfo with her rooster|
Ed Kunze (IGFA Representative)