Thursday, August 1, 2013

Z Fish Report (8/1/13)

Helen Saunders with Cheva on the panga Dos Hermanos II
With clean water just off the beach, the 84° blue water has moved in to the Solitary Rock, only ½ mile out in front of Zihuatanejo Bay.

Offshore, the sailfish action is very good, and probably what I have always called our “July migration”. It is not as big an influx of sailfish as we get in the winter months, but the minor migration does bring a lot of fish into the area.  The boats are each averaging 2 to 4 sailfish a day, with the action from 6 miles to 14 miles out. 
Yves with one of his sailfish
Plus, there are a lot of small dorado when you can find the weed lines. They are a lot of fun on a light spin outfit or fly rod. There have been no reports of yellowfin tuna or marlin being taken. And none showing up in the Central Mercado, which are caught by the commercial fishermen.

Cheva, on the panga Does Hermanos II fished 4 days this last week, and did excellent for sailfish. Fishing with Helen Saunders and Yves Lalilberté of Toronto Canada, they caught 4 sailfish. Then on the next three days, Cheva logged 4, 3, and on Wednesday, 8 sailfish for his clients. When you can catch 19 sailfish in 4 days of fishing, that is a darn good 4 days of fishing, anywhere in the world. Cheva is working the 7 mile area out in front of Zihuatanejo Bay.

The inshore action is still great, especially for roosterfish. Adolfo has been fishing for roosters all this week and is still averaging 3 to 4 fish a day, and several large jack crevalle. The clients get back to the dock completely worn out. Plus, he got an 80pound roosterfish for Walt Bauman of Oklahoma this week. It took Walt an hour and a half to get it to the boat on spin gear. The long distance photo is attached. I was checking on one of my construction projects on Playa Blanca when I spotted Adolfo on the Dos Hermanos boat coming down the beach. I didn’t have my good camera with me, but still managed a reasonable long distance shot when they hooked up to the 80 pound fish. Walt is supposed to send me a photo after he gets home for next week’s report.

Ed Kunze (IGFA Representative)

They had already caught 2 roosterfish, and then the 80
pounder hit while I was taking photos from my Suburban


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