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.
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 !!!
If 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 !
In 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
During Adri’s visit, it was unbelievable how nature determines the rules, but in spite of that, we enjoyed the 4 inshore / big game trips with SurfandFishing Charters. After the first day it became clear that the roosterfish wasn’t hungry. We “worked” for hours and finally only a few heavy jacks and 1 small pez gallo came on board. It was good for me that just that one rooster was caught on my trusted sharky but the result of hours and hours of casting was very disappointing to me. Worse to me: on the known pargo spot at Roca Blanca, I managed to loose a monster snapper : a brutal hit on a blue / silver Stephen Jansen popper (my fishing rod was almost ripped out of my hand) and ….the line snapped (80lb braided!). As a matter of fact, I’m missing out on a record fish, those heavy snappers become the black beasts for me. Please watch the video of our first fishing day:
Day 2 was actually tougher, we chose a very different spot that day, but we did not even make it to our “roosterbeach”. Cloudy water on the way to that hot spot and countless fruitless attempts promised a tougher day. Painful muscles and no action after hours, you would be less desperate. Crisis consultation with Levi resulted in a complete turnaround: we left the inshore stretches and started again at about 8 miles in search of driftwood and the associated fish species such as mahi mahi, amberjack and / or smaller sharks. We found a small shrub with some other driftwood and it was truly incredible what we saw: hundreds or thousands almost fresh born dorado’s (4-6 months old) blasted underneeth the boat. Fish from a few months old (around 20 cm.) and a few meters deeper small amberjacks and even bigger dorados. There were so many little fish that our light pilkers could not reach the bigger ones. We enjoyed the picture and the greed of the little mahi mahi’s. After some small fish we found it sufficient and went for dolphins and the associated yellowfin tuna. I had 2 well-catching HALCO LASER PRO 190 plugs in the bag in case of, so that couldn’t go wrong. In front of Tomatal we eventually found feeding dolphins but weird, Levi advised to cast at the tuna we saw on the fishfinder with the Williamson Thunderjig. I have to admit that I have never caught a tuna casting with jigs but it has to be the first time for everything, so why not ? The boat was well positioned and 2 jigs crashed 100 meters further into the water. Fast reeling resulted in a hard strike after a few meters. Unbelievably what a force or power tuna of 6 – 8 kg, develops, so top-sport and we enjoyed it. After 5 tuna we left the area, 3 for the captain and 2 for ourselves was more than enough to have some super fresh sashimi at home. A tough inshore day got a nice end, a video about day 2 comes later in a next report