Thursday, July 26, 2012

Z Fish Report (7/26/12)



The 89 to 90 degree blue water is just off the beach, and on out at least a hundred miles. The water is so warm, when I was on the pier this morning before daylight; the small bay swells were pushing the hot air up from the water after they petered out on the rock jetty. Being the air was cooler, you could actually feel the hot air from the water being pushed up.

Plus, the first bit of good news we have had in a while is the annual July mini migration of sailfish seems to be coming through. Cheva, on the panga Dos Hermanos II fished for sailfish 3 days and released 2 sailfish each day. I also talked to other captains, and that is what they also told me: A solid 2 fish per day. Unfortunately, there are very few north of the border clients here to take advantage of it. There are a few Mexican Nationals fishing, as this is their vacation time, however most of them are here to catch an inshore fish or two and then go to Ixtapa Island.

No marlin, dorado or tuna have been reported.
With Adolfo looking on, who has who?
These roosters are tough.
The main action is still the excellent roosterfish bite. The average is around 6 roosters a day, and a lot depends on the stamina of the angler. A lot of people have been telling the captain to turn the boat around and head for home early these last few weeks.
A nice fly caught jack crevalle coming in.
Adolfo, on the panga Dos Hermanos, fished with client Greg Littlefield  for two days, catching 5 large roosters the 1st day, and then 6 midsized roosters and a decent sized sierra the 2nd day.

Rick and Cindy Orem, from Corpus Christi, fished with Arturo on the panga Janeth today (Thursday). As Adolfo has been doing, they fished the areas south and down by Petatlan. Here is what Cindy emailed me this afternoon:
Just wanted to tell you thank you one more time. We had a good day, 4 roosters and 2 jacks before noon. We're hoping to return to ZIH soon.

Ed Kunze (IGFA Representative)