|John Lorenz of Casa Bahia Tortuga in Puerto Vicente Gro. |
with his fly caught sailfish
Our summer pattern has settled in, with the 85° blue water just off the beach, and very decent fishing all around. Offshore the sailfish, striped marlin, and blue marlin are mostly being caught between the 8 to 10 miles marks off the beach. Most boats are averaging 2 to 3 sailfish a day, with there always being a shot at a blue or dorado.
|Tommy Harris with one of 5 sailfish on the Gitana|
Tommy Harris from Houston, Texas conventional gear fished with Santiago on the super panga Gitana for two days, tagging and releasing 5 sailfish and a 150 pound striped marlin in two days of fishing. Tommy’s fly fishing partner, Inge Solberg of Houston also tagged and released two sailfish on the fly.
|Inge with his fly caught sailfish|
The inshore action is not showing the large numbers of roosterfish we usually expect in June, but they are huge. Adolfo, on the panga Dos Hermanos had a large group from France here all last week, chartering 5 pangas. They all fished the inshore and averaged 2 to 3 roosters a day. The roosters averaged 40 pounds, with several each day estimated in the 50 and 60 pound class.
Ed Kunze (IGFA Representative)