Thursday, August 16, 2012

Z Fish Report (8/16/12)



Due to the heavy rains we got this last week, the inshore water has cooled down a bit to a nice 80 degrees, and the blue water is still hugging the 100 fathom line at 6 miles off the beach. Even though there are really no clients here to test the blue water species, the sailfish action is on the slow side.
Ken Kunze with a large jack crevalle
My son, Ken, is here with me for a few weeks before he starts college classes soon. We coordinated with Adolfo on the panga Dos Hermanos, as to the best day to fish. We had to consider his other clients and the weather. And, wouldn’t you know it, it turned out to be the worst day of the week.

Adolfo and Ken
It was spitting rain from 4:00 in the morning until about 9 AM. Plus there was as bit of wind. The ocean was riled, even though there were no serious whitecaps. It was very slow motoring once we got out of the bay. And we didn’t even leave until after daylight at 7:30.
But, by fishing close to Zihuatanejo Bay at Playa Larga, 3 hours later we were back at the dock….incredible! Ken had released a big eye jack of about 14 pounds, a jack crevalle of about 25 pounds and two roosters. The first rooster was boated and is in the 30 pound class. The second rooster was about 45 pounds and lost close to the boat. Adolfo is a magician.
A nice Big Eye Jack
We are fishing down at Puerto Vicente on Friday (tomorrow). I called down there and the report is lots of roosters and dorado. We will soon find out if it is true….

Please remember, every day on the water is a new day…and things change overnight. However, if the good weather we have had the last couple of days continues, I only see improvement with the fishing this next week.

Ed Kunze (IGFA representative)