Thursday, August 23, 2012

Z Fish Report (8/23/12)


Chris Jaap and his Father, From Tasmania, Australia
Fished with Santiago and Adan on the super panga
Gitana for 3 days releasing this sailfish 
The blue water, with average surface temperatures of 82 to 84 degrees, is still at about 6 miles off the beach and basically hugging the 100 fathom line all up and down the coast.

Friend Ken also got involved. They released 1 sailfish and
caught 12 dorado in the 3 days they fished with Santiago 
The offshore fishery is fairly decent, but with very few people here fishing. The boats are averaging 1 or 2 sailfish a day, but it would be more if there weren’t so many dorado. The dorado are about 9 to 12 miles out, with 6 to 8 a day being average per boat.

The inshore waters have been clearing up from the hard rains we had last week, with good roosterfish and jack crevalle action. Plus, the bait is back at Barra Potosi, and the large jacks are there too. It is a great time to take the spin outfit or the fly rod, and kick back with a cool one and some appetizers under the shade of one of the palapas. You are just waiting for the birds to start diving and the jacks to come a crashing. I really like that kind of fishing, at least until I hook up. I then immediately start frantically looking around for somebody to reel it in. Jacks are a lot of work.
Locals hand line fishing for jack crevalle
with live bait they netted
Adolfo, on the panga, Dos Hermanos, has primarily been fishing down near the Petatlan area, with his clients averaging 5 to 6 roosters a day. But, the inshore day is often cut short as they head out to the blue water and pick up some nice dorado before going back to port.

Ed Kunze (IGFA Representative)