FISHING FOR MIXED SPECIES ON RAIN RUNOFF TRASH LINES
Sept. 16, 2006, Eric Weissman, Explore Fly Fishing, Huatulco, Mexico:
Huatulco fishing area air temperatures are 77 to 85 degrees. The sea temperature is approximately 90 degrees.
Hurricane and storm activity is well to the north of Puerto Escondido and Huatulco, our fishing range. However, daily showers and thunderstorms are likely and swells are variable.
The ocean is very fishable. Water is still pouring from rivers and is dumping lots of food and debris into the ocean. Fish species including, jacks, roosterfish, tuna, skipjack, black skipjack, dorado and sailfish are feeding very close to shore along scum lines.
The average school-size tunas are larger than normal at San Agustinillo, up to 100 pounds, and smaller at Puerto Escondido, up to 20 pounds. But both our fishing locales are sporting good numbers, with an early morning, late morning and mid-afternoon bite.
Some big sailfish, large females, have been caught over 65 kilos in weight, very large indeed. Marlin are around as well.
Large dorado are showing up together with the school-sized dorados.
Our Huatulco sportfishing season begins in full swing again next month. There will be a good sailfish and dorado fest in October and November with all the rain debris washing out and nice size logs and trees circulating around.
The blue water has been consistently at around 1 mile out or less. The scum lines are at variable distances. Last time they were at about 1 mile out.
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