“Bubba” Takes the Stage! Jun 9, 2007 11:47:49 GMT -5
Post by bajafly on Jun 9, 2007 11:47:49 GMT -5
REPORT #1066 “Below the Border” Saltwater Fly-Fishing reports since 1996
Endless Season Update June 9, 2007
Lance Peterson Stage Left with "Bubba"
Offshore action this week included striped marlin and some decent tuna action if you found the right pod of porpoise. The sardine arrived in big numbers and inshore and beach fishing action immediately increased.
Our week was largely devoted to beach fishing. Great sight casting conditions allowed for some fantastic rooster hunting. However, being in the right place at the right time was the key as the fish were not evenly distributed along the shore. A few days ago it was mostly a jack show. Crevalle from 8 to 20lbs. swept into the shallows and tore up the bait both early and late in the day. In the melee, it was wide open fishing for these tough customers. Those jacks are as strong as they come and wear you out! Two big jacks on back to back casts were enough and after two, it was time to move on in search of roosterfish.
Lance reports: “Thursday, the roosters joined the beach party. Lots of Pez Gallo were working the beach in schools of up to a dozen. Ranging in size from 5 to 50 pounds, they were anxious to chase a well presented fly right up the rod tip without hesitation. There were a number of fish over 30lbs., fully “comb-up” and chasing the fly. What a thrill to see one of them devour the fly just feet from shore. After about 10 minutes, the hook just popped out! Brand new fly, brand new hook wasn’t enough to close the deal. Those big roosters are super tough to get a good hook set into. By the end of the day the score was two "small" roosters to the beach and countless close encounters. To say those fish make you work hard is an understatement. Running down fish until your lungs burn....good times in June at the East Cape!
Friday: Landed three grandes today! Fed a couple of others that didn't stick, had countless of the craziest “comb-up” follows I've ever experienced. What an amazing day.”
Water temperature 74-85
Air temperature 70-94
Wind: SSE 6 knots
Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Visibility 6 miles
Sunrise 6:31 a.m. MDT
Sunset 8:04 p.m. MDT
Magdalena Bay, Baja Mexico
Action this week was once again limited to the Esteros with few anglers venturing offshore and as water temperatures continue to be cool.
A few nice sized grouper were taken near Boca Santo Domingo and small corvina with a few sierra mixed in were biting on the surface throughout the Bay.
Enrique Soto reported that he had found a few smaller-variety yellows out at the Entrada and plenty of small halibut at Belchers
Water temperature 62 - 72
Air temperature 68 -79
Humidity 81 %
Wind: WNW 10 knots
Visibility 4 miles
Sunrise 6:36 a.m. MDT
Sunset 8:15 p.m. MDT
Zihuatanejo, Mainland Mexico
The 82º blue water is still holding at the 20 mile mark, but the inshore red tide has all but dissipated. And, the fishing has improved dramatically.
Offshore, the main topic is the blue marlin and the yellowfin tuna. At least one boat in three is getting a shot at a blue marlin each day. They are hanging out in a strip all along the coast between 12 and 14 miles. The tuna are at the 20 mile mark, and the edge of the blue water.
Mike Griffin of Anchorage, AK got a nice blue while fishing with Luis on the panga, Gringo Loco. Santiago, of the panga, Gitana, went with a friend on a private boat out of Marina Ixtapa. The idea was to test the yacht out for possible purchase. They found out it raised fish well, as they caught and released 3 blues. All the fish were taken on trolled lures.
The sailfish action is holding steady at about two fish per boat average.
Inshore, I spotted Adolpho fishing the surf line up at Troncones. I called him on the cell phone, gave him a wave, and asked how he was doing. He replied they had 19 jack crevalle, 3 pompano, and about 15 green jacks. All were taken on spin gear and surface poppers
Water temperature 80 - 84
Air temperature 74-95
Wind: NNE 4 Knots
Visibility 5 miles
Sunrise 7:10 a.m. CDT
Sunset 8:20 p.m. CDT