Thursday, November 22, 2012

Z Fish Report (11/22/12)

Scott Arndt with a nice rooster while fishing with
Adolfo on the panga Dos Hermanos
The 83° blue water is on the beach, with about the only inshore turbidity being around the nutrient rich fresh water seeping through the sands at the river and creek mouths.

The offshore fishing turned on again this week with sailfish and a few dorado leading the action. Adan, on the panga Gitana II fished 6 days with Mikkel Christensen and Flemming Kieldsen of Denmark, with 18 sailfish, 5 dorado, and 1 day inshore with 5 large jack crevalle and 5 large roosterfish.
Scott also got several tasty sierras
Brian Berryman and his two sons Sam and Lance of San Antonio TX fished one day with Santiago on the super panga Gitana with 3 sailfish.

Puerto Vicente Guererro - It is almost like fishing virgin water
The super panga Huntress with Capt. Francisco released 4 sailfish with French clients and the Huntress II released 2 sailfish and boated 2 Dorado. All fish were in the vicinity near the 15 mile mark off the White Rocks.
Don Walcott's 1st ever saltwater fish on the fly rod -
a small jack crevalle

Another reason I like Puerto Vicente Guerrero -
A plate with a dozen oysters and 3 cokes was 10 dollars
The roosterfish action also picked up again strong this week. Fly fishing client Don Walcott of Atwater CA went down to Puerto Vicente Guerrero with me and Adolfo Jr. With Adolfo slinging the hookless popper, we brought at least 20 roosters to the boat and another 15 or so jack crevalle. And, this did not count the many times there were 3 or 4 other fish chasing the popper, just below the one up on top doing the actual slashing. With a hook on the popper, it would have translated to an incredible day of catching, but with only the fly with a hook on it, it translated to a fantastic day of fishing. It is a learning curve. But, Don’s blood is boiling right now and can’t wait to get back out on the water this coming weekend. He has the cast and the timing down pat now, as well as the two hand strip for speed, so he should have a catching day this next trip down there.
The teaser popper is kicking up water and the rooster left a
hole in the water as big as a bathtub, and the fly...
Well, the fly is up on the teaser rod's line in the right hand corner
Adolfo, on the panga Dos Hermanos, has also been doing well. He made the long run to Vicente Guerrero with his French clients and got into the roosters also. Which was a bit remarkable, as we had a 4.0 quake that morning and very high surf.

Ed Kunze (IGFA Representative)
Rember Don Wolcott's tattoo from last year?

Here is this year's.
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