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REPORT #1052 "Below the Border" Saltwater Fly-Fishing reports since 1996
Endless Season Update 03/03/07

Cali and Ed Kunze found this sea turtle down at Vicente, Gro. The large gill net must have been demolished by a cargo ship, and left in pieces. They managed to cut the animal free
Zihuatanejo, Mainland Mexico

Water temperature 80 - 84
Air temperature 69-86
Humidity 65%
Wind: WSW 9 MPH
Conditions: Mostly Sunny
Visibility 6 miles
Sunrise 7:03 a.m. CST
Sunset 6:52 p.m. CST
The water is starting a cooling trend, which is normal for this time of the year. At 30 miles, we have only 79° water, and not the 84° of weeks past. The blue water has moved out a bit also, and is about 18 miles from Zihuatanejo Bay.

The fleet is averaging between 1 and 3 sailfish a day, per boat. A few dorado are still being taken, but only about 1 for every 6 boats on the water. The blue marlin are still doing very well, but not quite as hot as last week. There are still at least 3 to 4 blues a day being recorded by the 30 boat fleet.

There is still no sign of the tuna, but with the cooling water, it will not be long.

Inshore, the jack crevalle action is hot. There are a lot of them, but not too many in the 20 pound range yet. Most of the jacks are in the low teens.

Ed Kunze

East Cape

Water temperature 65-72
Air temperature 62-78
Humidity 28%
Wind: N 13 knots
Conditions: Clear
Visibility 17 miles
Sunrise 6:39 a.m. MST
Sunset 6:22 p.m. MST
This week was back to normal with strong winds beginning mid- to late morning each day. Those who made it out early enough had fair action for small roosters, sierra and ladyfish. Big jacks were still a tease as they continued their spooky behavior while milling well within casting range. Once the wind cranked up, it was Bloody Mary time at the pool.
The few boats that ventured out hightailed it back when the north wind came blasting down the Sea of Cortez. The lucky ones found a few marlin and dorado outside of Punta Pescadero.

Magdalena Bay, Baja Mexico

There were strong winds on the Pacific side as well, but with most of the attention devoted to whales cavorting in the bay it didn't seem to matter. The few that chose fish over mammals were not disappointed fishing in the Esteros. There were enough corvina and grouper, and all the spotted bay bass they wanted to keep the rods bent for most of the day until the winds picked up in the afternoon.
Water temperature 65 - 72
Air temperature 58 -80
Humidity 9%
Wind: NNW 13 mph
Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Visibility 5 miles
Sunrise 6:48 a.m. MST
Sunset 6:29 p.m. MST
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