Jack’s are Back! Apr 21, 2007 11:56:16 GMT -5
Post by bajafly on Apr 21, 2007 11:56:16 GMT -5
REPORT #1059 “Below the Border” Saltwater Fly-Fishing reports since 1996
Endless Season Update April 21, 2007
Baja on the Fly Guide Lance Peterson with his best Jack in 2007..so far!
Sporadic north winds influenced the fishing this week! On the less windy days the billfishing was excellent with many boats racking up multiple scores. Dorado, while spread out throughout the bay, were mostly singles and still not grouped up in schools. YFT catches could only be classified as dismal. Cecilia “Pudge” Kleinkauf, Women’s Flyfishing©, Anchorage, AK, finished up on Monday and the group ranging from novice to seasoned anglers all came away from the trip with plenty of bragging rights until they return next year.
Baja on the Fly guide, Lance Peterson, took the day off on Friday and sent us the following report. “Had great fun fishing the beach all day. Literally hundreds of jacks with a few chasing the flies were enough to keep it interesting and provided non-stop action. When the scales settled, the score was one big jack landed as they continued to prove how tough they can be to catch from the shore.
Also had some great rooster action with some follows but no takers; I'm absolutely spent from running down fish. Great day.”
Water temperature 65-74
Air temperature 59-85
Wind: NNE 8-11 knots
Visibility 8 miles
Sunrise 6:53 a.m. MDT
Sunset 7:42 p.m. MDT
Magdalena Bay, Baja Mexico
Strong winds and high seas kept the local boats inside this week. Entrada action under the bird schools improved with enough sierra and yellows to bend the rods of the few anglers there. Devil’s Curve produced a few grouper, small pargo and the corvina were suckers for surface plugs or poppers.
Closer to San Carlos at the bridge early morning action also included corvina and small groupers using Chartreuse Clousers retrieved slowly along the rocky bottom.
Water temperature 65 - 72
Air temperature 58 -90
Humidity 43 %
Wind: NNW 15-20 knots
Visibility 12 miles
Sunrise 6:59 a.m. MDT
Sunset 7:52 p.m. MDT
Zihuatanejo, Mainland Mexico
Fishing has improved considerably this last week. We are now getting a potpourri of several blue water species, including sailfish, blue marlin, dorado, and yellowfin tuna. Sailfish are still the predominate catch, with most fish being taken between 18 and 21 miles from Zihuatanejo Bay. The 80º blue water is at about 15 miles.
Santiago on the panga, Gitana, has been averaging about 8 sailfish a day raised to the spread. With Santiago, 1st time blue water fly fishing client, Mark Pinski of Cameron Park, CA, managed to tag and release two sails on the fly on Thursday.
Adolpho, on the panga, Dos Hermanos, is back to finding decent inshore action on jack crevalle and black skipjack tuna, and with May just around the corner, the outlook is very promising..
Water temperature 80 - 84
Air temperature 63-87
Conditions: Partly Sunny
Visibility 3 miles
Sunrise 7:26 a.m. CDT
Sunset 8:04 p.m. CDT