The first true "Norte" is blowing outside as I write this report. The winds are expected to die down tonight with calm conditions predicted for the next few days. Untill the winds kicked in we were experiencing a nice mix of fishing, both from the beach and off shore.
From our perspective the dorado bite dropped this past week on average. Some days were excellent, other days slow. We managed to find some dorado each day though and the catch included some good sized fish. The number of sails picked up as did the striped marlin. The bite is not hot, but any improvement is appreciated.
Tuna can be found swimming with the dolphin any where from 12 miles to 30 miles straight out. Most of the tuna are coming on cut squid and have not been accessible to the fly fishers.
Inshore we have had a blast on jacks, ladyfish, sierra, pargo and roosters. We have been guiding the beach and by kayak and plenty of fun has been had by all. Casa Glen, Punta Colorada, las Salinas have been the hot spots at different times. Some of the best fishing has been right in front of Hotel Punta Colorada.
The temperatures have continued cool for this time of year, in other words delightful. Water conditions are ideal at 82 degrees. Bait fish are plentiful with smaller sardinas and some finger sized mullet available. The conventional gear fishermen are stopping to get squid before heading out for the tuna grounds.