Endless Season Update February 14, 2010
REPORT #1202 'Below the Border' Saltwater Fly-Fishing reports since 1996
Caption: So you thought that Mexico was protecting the turtles…
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After a week of up and down weather, including some gentle rain, today finally seemed like the beginning a few good days. Throughout the week on the good days the sierra were thick enough to attract the attention of the local gillnetters…sigh. The bad news is the roosters have begun to show and of course the nets are not very selective. A few of the boats that did venture offshore, however, found a few tailers below the lighthouse, but unfortunately they didn't seem to be too interested.
Current East Cape Weather http://tiny.cc/EastCapeWeather303
Magdalena Bay, Baja Mexico
Still slow action or is it lack of fishermen? Either/or the squirrely weather has kept everyone off the water.
Current Magdalena Bay Weather http://tiny.cc/MagBayWeather150
Zihuatanejo, Mainland Mexico
The 80° water is still here, but the blue water is still off the charts somewhere. At about six miles, we at least have a decent 'clean' water, so a few fish are still in the area.
The fleet is averaging only about onw sailfish a day per boat, with a few small dorado showing up for a few boats. The biggest problem has been the tremendous amount of debris in the water. From just off the beach, to out beyond 20 miles, the floating grass and river bank vegetation that washed out of the Rio Balsas River has made it real difficult to keep a trolling spread from getting fouled. Last week's 12' of rain in 30 hours really opened the flood gates on the rivers and washed a lot of debris in.
It has been a deckhand's nightmare. Even with the captain dodging the worst of it, a line is always getting fouled.
Adolfo, on the panga Dos Hermanos II, has been working the areas to the North and has been doing well on some large jack cravelle......…Ed Kunze
Current Zihuatanejo Weather http://tiny.cc/zihuatanejo582