Thursday, July 4, 2013

Z Fish Report (7/4/13)


The 84° blue water has not changed in the last couple of weeks and out about 6 miles, following the 100 fathom curve, with clean water just off the beach. With no rain this last week or storms the Offshore fishing got back to normal.  The boats are averaging 2 to 3 sailfish a day each. The tuna are still here, but have moved back out beyond 30 miles. An occasional dorado is also being taken.
Len Howard and John Lorenz with Len's fly caught sailfish
Getting a decent report from the captains has been tough this week. Nobody had any clients. Even Santiago, the sailfish No. 3 tag and release captain in the world for several years running, had no clients. So he took a vacation up to Arizona and New Mexico, fly fishing the San Juan and visited the Grand Canyon with his longtime client John Torres.
Santiago with a San Juan rainbow
Len Howard of Wenatchee, WA fished out of the Bahia La Tortuga Fishing Lodge in Puerto Vicente Guerrero, catching jacks and sailfish on the fly rod.
 
Len Howard with a nice jack crevalle
The inshore action has improved now the high waves have settled down. Talking to Cheva, of the panga Dos Hermanos II, he also had no clients, but is chomping at the bit to get back out. He says there is good offshore fishing for sailfish, and excellent fishing for the roosters on the beaches.


Ed Kunze (IGFA Representative)