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Fishing report August 2019, Puerto Escondido.

Due to a lack of rain a lot of lagoons closed again and the roosters stay out of reach for the moment. Some  surf spinning days were really good around high tide and all in all Ruben and I had fun.  I tried to find the fish really close in  the rocks with the Texas rig, Ruben (who lives 30 km. more to the north) only used his Rubylures casting jig. Both of us had a mix of good and bad days but we really can’t complain. I changed my strategy and I try to catch a fish in the morning around high tide in my backyard, Ruben starts at daybreak.  I’m still on the hunt for a good sized rooster but close to home now at walking distance.  Unfortunately it’s too dry for the time of the year but some rain is on his way and it only can get better.

Some more info about  the RUBYLURES can be found here.

I had a nice surprise 2 weeks ago : in a big tide pool a snook (robalo) couldn’t resist my softbait, the 8 pounder gave a nice fight and was landed after some “sweaty” moments. This snook ended up in our kitchen and was prepared bij chef José.  Delicious !!!

Enjoy the slide show :

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Things to do in Puerto escondido : kayaking the Mexicoast

2 Ocean KayaksCasa Blanquis offers a new experience in AIRBNB: kayaking the Mexicoast in the quiet “winter months”. Ruben from Casa Kalani and I personally supervise this activity in and around the bay of El Puertecito. We have 2 Ocean kayaks, 1 KAM Kayak and 1 Herritage red fish 14 feet kayak. All 4 sit on top and unsinkable. Fishing equipment is brought by the customer but can also be rented on site if desired (except fly fishing equipment). Non-AIRBNB renters and clients of Casa Blanquis or Casa Kalani can of course also rent these kayaks, feel free to send a whatsapp to

+52 1 954 131 8754 or +52 1 954 159 0357

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Things to do in Puerto Escondido : Manialtepec lagoon

viajes el colibriIf you love nature, bird watching or cruise the tranquil waters of the Manialtepec Lagoon and spend an evening explore the glowing, bio-luminescent waters Casa Blanquis can recommend you a dedicated young man : Sulen Martinez from Viajes El Colibri (Chuki for friends).All my guests/friends were very happy with his guiding, for more info just give him a call or send a message to his cell phone.

We (Ruben and I) love the lagoon, it’s a peaceful environment and even when the fishing is bad we enjoy this little paradise every time.  Just scroll in my youtube video channel  to find some short (fishing) videos about Manialtepec lagoon. Enjoy !

 

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Casa Blanquis information about inshore and beach fishing

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Sharky

When I moved to Puerto escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico in 2011, I had the basic equipment of 4 rods (2 Shimano Beastmasters of 3 m.  and 2 of 2.7 m.), 2 Shimano Stella SW 6000 and about 20 Ranger lures. Now, 8 years later, 1 Stella remains. The guided eyes of the 4 Beast Masters were all broken after less than a year. Apparently they were not able to withstand the heat released during the fight with a decent fish.

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Skippy

I also don’t like the Ranger lures anymore and they have been replaced by the homemade Sharky. I have learned a lot in recent years and can imagine that for a sports fisherman who comes to fish for the first time to the Pacific coast of Mexico, finding the right (useful) equipment is a huge and expensive investment. That’s why all the visiting anglers from Casa Blanquis can use the necessary rods, reels and lures for both beach fishing and inshore boat fishing free of charge. Reimbursement is only required in the event of a break or loss of the fishing rod or lures. The big game fishing is done with top material from my regular and excellent captain/guide Levi from SurfandFishing Charters. Any breakage of that material should not be reimbursed.

Short overview of the available material:

The Sharky (derived from the Ice Kone), Skippy (modified model of the Flapper), stickbaits / pencil poppers and casting jigs from Rubylures are made by Ruben and myself. The great Killerpop, Ballyhoo and Cabokiller from Stephen Janssen are for sale at the local fishing store Halcon in Puerto Escondido.

Of course everybody can bring his own material but when staying at Casa Blanquis you save a lot on your budget by using the available top material for both the beach / inshore and big game fishing.  The next step now is jigging at depths up to 100 meters, in 2020 “work” will be made of this but for advice you can already contact Frans Oomen (f.oomen@online.nl) who was here in May 2018 fished (and caught) and returns in November 2020.

Another form of fishing that will normally also be tried out in the fall of 2020 is fly fishing in the lagoons and /or from the beach.

 

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Fishing report Puerto Escondido April 2019

April 2019 was a difficult month for Ruben and myself: we both simply had no time to fish. The 2 weeks of Easter holidays, a difficult customer in Casita Blanquis which we had to “throw out”, a new car for Ruben,…. enough on our mind.

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I went in search of a big pargo from the beach with my Shimano Tiralejos, Daiwa BG 5000, braided 50lb and a stickbait. A strip of 8 km fished on foot (El Puertecito to Agua Blanca) gave a total of 1 hard bite. The fish went of the hook after a few seconds and left me with the brand new scratched stickbait. It is probably a month too early because “pargoland” as we call it also offers beautiful cuttings from the beach and in May I will have a second attempt.

Jack crevalleThe few times that Ruben fished from the beach were good for some Jacks. We now have to wait for  the first rain and the opening of the lagoons to search for the rooster from the beach. With the boat, yellowfin tuna – sailfish and striped marlin are caught, so the 2019 season starts great!

 

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Fishing report February 2019, Puerto Escondido Oaxaca

valentijn roosterAs agreed the fishing report of the past month. February was reasonable good with even a few outliers such as a rooster  from the beach in February by my buddy Ruben. The Rubylures are a fixed value in our tackle box, actually we are currently not fishing with any other lure. It casts  like a spear and you even catch a rooster in the winter with this kure, that should not be more. A negative “outlier” than: the lagoon of Manialtepec. Very tough at the moment, never was that bad in the past. The water is crystal clear, we get fake hits of nice snook but we do not manage to hook a fish. Even with the fly rod and with a reputable English guide nothing but misses, hopefully there will soon be improvement. Images say more than words so a short video about the beach, lagoon and kayak fishing can be found in this page. Levi from SurfandFishing Charters had satisfied biggame customers but also inshore he managed to find beautiful fish. His short films can be found here on his Facebook page, now the video fragments of the past month, probably in the future a 2-weekly fish report will br posted;  we try to bring better quality but active fishing and at the same time shooting videos and / or photos  requires exercise.

There is also more “pressure” on the C & R ( still a hot topic here), but improvement among the anglers is noticeable. The “professional” (poachers) on the other hand are still enjoying themselves, A closed group which even are threatening profesional fishing guides; I am not allowed to interfere with this because all that protected poaching has political ties and a foreigner can be expelled if he is involved in political struggles. Just today I received a good news item: Illegal net fishing tackled by CONAPESCA

Ruben and I also eat fish, but  taking a fish for your own consumption or killing hundreds of baby roosters with illegal nets to sell at dump prices makes a big difference. I now hope that CONAPESCA will continue on its own and make a clean ship.

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A Valentines rooster for buddy Ruben

valentijn roosterAfter a difficult, tough lagoon session and despite the bad tide (low tide), we still spent 2 hours for beach angling. Not for nothing because out of the blue fishmate Ruben caught a nice rooster Despite 1 defective Gopro still some footage:

Congratulations for your efforts buddy, the Rubylures did it again!

Do you also want to be guided by 2 pleasantly disturbed Belgians? Feel free to send a non-binding E-mail to casablanquis@casalanquis.com or app to +52 1 954 131 8754

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Fishing report Puerto Escondido January 2019

capi GeorgieAs promised from now on at the end of every month an overview of the beach and inshore catches in and around Puerto Escondido.

Beach fishing is limited to a few hours a week for me, January is a quiet month in Puertecito for catches from the beach. Cold currents cool down the beach water to approx. 20 ° C. and you have to be really lucky to see some activity. The big schools of jacks, sierra, … are now a few miles from the shore and can only be reached via a boat. One big exception: the beach around La Punta /Zicatela. Buddy Ruben catches early in the morning some nice fish there  , not only from the beach but also with his Ocean kayak.

I was invited for a morning boat fishing with a neighbor and good friend Mark and his wife Nikki. A morning never to be forgotten, my eldest son Jaffet has even caught the heaviest wahoo I have ever seen in this region. I was captain of the day but could also catch my first wahoo.

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These wahoos are beautiful and superfast predatory fish, they are only around in January / February. The catch location: a huge boulder on a 10 minute boat ride from Puerto Escondido. Upon arrival at that underwater rock the fish were clearly visible on the depth gauge, after a few meters of trolling the first “barriletes con dienes” were caught, alternating with (small) dorado and ….. wahoo. The party continued until the current fell out.My first wahoo
Everything was neatly put back except the wahoos and some nice barriletes con dientes. These skipjacks with teeth are in contrast with the more common toothless skipjack very tasty and are eaten raw like the tuna with soya and wasabi sauce, accompanied by tomatoes and cucumber. 1 wahoo will be eaten by ourselves and “the crew” tomorrow, the other 2 went to 2 poor families together with some skipjacks.

A compliment for Levi from SurfandFishing Charters, I now know how hard it is to steer and position a 29ft. panga with a 250 hp bb engine and Levi does it time after time right down to the meter.

Some videos of Ruben and myself from last month can be found below as well as the facebook page of Levi. Watch and enjoy!

Facebook page Levi : click here

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Dicover our new lagoon experience !

Robalo, de Pacifieke zeebaarsIn collaboration with Casa Kalani, Casa Blanquis offers a unique experience in and around the lagoon of Manialtepec. With a maximum of 2 guests we go early to explore and fish with the kayak, combined with the motorized canoe,the lagoon of Manialtepec. This experience is unique in its kind and allows guests to enjoy the beautiful nature and mystical surroundings in peace. There is angling in the lagoon itself in the vicinity of the boarding point La Alejandria and in the river around Puerto Suelo where a drink is offered. Beach spinning rods are available to search for a rooster or jack crevalle at favorable tide. Upon returning to La Alejandria, guests are offered a lunch. This experience can be booked through Airbnb or directly via an Email to casablanquis@casablanquis.com

The necessary material is available with the exception of the fly rod. Ruben and I are thinking about making this way of fishing available in the future, but that will take a year to go, we fear. Guests can of course always bring their own equipment.

A nice impression of the lagoon and the beach in Puerto Suelo can be found here

Until the lagoon!

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