domingo, 12 de enero de 2020

FISHING REPORT JAN 2020
ZIHUATANEJO IXTAPA
FISHING OFF SHORE IS VERY PRODUCTIVE AT THE FIRTS 10 TO 15 MILLES OUT FROM ZIHUA BAY, SAILFISH,MARLIN AND DORADOS ARE BITING WELL.
INSHORE AT THE  START GOOD AND WAS SLOW LAST WEEK, BUT ROOSTERS AND JACK ARE ARROUND





viernes, 22 de febrero de 2019

15/02/19. 22/02)19

THE IXTAPA-ZIHUATANEJO FISHING REPORT FOR THE INDEPENDENT SPORT FISHING FLEET

The full moon and some cooler water slowed the over bite but the independent fleet reported solid Sailfish action again this past week.  The Dorado action was slow but there was a good bite on the Blue Marlin further out. The Yellowfin were again found out at the 30 mile mark. Great warm blue water extends almost all the way to the 100 fathom line at 5-6 miles out.  Fly-fishing and spinning rigs for Jacks and Bonitos inshore has continued to be steady. Rooster action this past week was good as there was cooler green water very near the shore and the Roosters were cruising the breaklines. Good catches of Groupers and Jacks were again reported off the rocks. Nice Sierras were again being reported off 100-200 yds off the beach.

The February sailfish action has been very solid with fish this past week moving out a bit to the 8-10 mile mark.   Capt. Temo reports quality size Sailfish with many surpassing the 100 lb range. Although the overall action was a bit slower this past week most of the boats reported at least 1-2 Sailfish for their clients.  The Yellowfin were found 30-35 miles out at the 1000 fathom mark with some fish over the 100 lb mark. The Blue Marlin are being found near the 1000 fathom mark 25-35 miles out. Inshore the Bonito and Skipjacks were a bit harder to find this past week but the Jacks continued to be cooperative. The Roosters made a solid showing cruising the breaklines along a bit of off colored cooler green water very near the shoreline. Trocones was a hot spot this past week for the big Jacks. The best Rooster counts were to the south toward Vicente Guerrero.

IZ Climate:  February has reflected their typical late winter climate and a mix of mostly sunny to partly cloudy days. The 2 week outlook is for warmer temps and sunny skies. Daily temps are predicted in the upper 80’s and night time temps in the mid to low 70’s with humidity expected to run in the mid 60’s to low 70’s through into early March. They are now in their dry season and there is no precipitation projected into early to mid March. Winds are expected to be mild in the 7-10 mph range from the West and WSW.  

Sea Conditions: The offshore water temperature has cooled a bit and is now in the 81-82 degrees range from the 5-6 mile mark at the 100 fathom line all the way out to the 1,000 fathom line at 25-30 miles.  Inshore temperatures are running a bit cooler at 77-80. The offshore water at the 1000 fathom mark is now clear blue all the way into the 100 fathom mark. With breezes in mid single digits, the seas are very calm particularly in the mornings.

Best Baits & Lures:  Rigged trolling baits and smoke trail lures continue to produce for the Billfish and Dorado with most boats preferring a mix of rigged baits for the Billfish and smaller lures and feathers for the Dorado.   Inshore top water poppers are the favorite for the Roosterfish, Bonito and Jacks. Cedar plugs and feathers are working best on the Yellowfin when found.

Bait Supply: The bait supply remains good and freshly caught baits are provided gratis with most charters. Live baits are readily available at this time and are $5.00/dozen paid directly to the bait vendors.

Our Local Reporter: Captain Temo Verboonen – owner/operator of the Secuestro de Amor and Macho Banana.








domingo, 30 de diciembre de 2018

Week 23/12/18. 30/12/18

Last fishing week was very productive, offshore and inshore waters, sail fish AND Dorado bite well at The 10milles mark front Zihuatanejo bay, inshore produce nice Jack cravel by Ixtapa island, also spanish makarel and skip Jacks.

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viernes, 7 de diciembre de 2018

Week ended DEC 6 /18

THE IXTAPA-ZIHUATANEJO FISHING REPORT FOR THE INDEPENDENT SPORT FISHING FLEET

The fleet reported a pick-up in action to what has been a great start to the season – assumed that with the start of a new moon the billfish activity picked up significantly.  Great warm blue water extends almost all the way to the shore and the fleet is still reporting some really solid fishing both offshore in inshore. Fly-fishing and spin casting for Jacks and Bonitos inshore has continued to be steady. Rooster action this past week slowed as tinged water invaded the inshore.

The sailfish action picked up with fish showing at the 10-15 mile mark.   Capt. Temo reports quality size Sailfish with many surpassing the 100 lb range. This past week the boats were reporting multiple Sailfish hookups per day. This past week quality Dorado’s to the 20 kg range were plentiful in the mix with most of the pelagic fishing taking place just 10-15 miles out of the marina.  The Yellowfin have been a little harder to find lately and when found, are 30-35 miles out but, when found, are quality fish up to 150 lbs. The Jacks continued to be cooperative this past week. The Roosterfish slowed as chlorophyll concentrations created some green water inshore.

IZ Climate:  December has kicked off with their typical winter climate and a mix of mostly sunny to partly cloudy days. Daily temps are in the mid to upper 80’s and night time temps in the mid to low 70’s with humidity expected to run in the mid 60’s to low 70’s. The outlook heading into the middle of December is for more of the same. They are approaching the dry season and there is almost no precipitation projected into the middle of December with only a couple of days in the 10% probability range. Winds are expected to be very mild in the 4-6 mph range from the West and WSW.  

Sea Conditions: The offshore water temperature is beginning to cool a bit and is now in the 82-84 degrees range from the 5-6 mile mark at the 100 fathom line all the way out to the 1,000 fathom line at 25-30 miles.  Inshore temperatures are running in the same range to a bit cooler. The offshore water at the 1000 fathom mark is now clear blue all the way in the 5-6 mile mark from shore. The inshore water has turned a bit green from the chlorophyll and has plumes of cooler water. With breezes in mid single digits, the seas are very calm particularly in the mornings.

Best Baits & Lures:  Rigged trolling baits and smoke trail lures continue to produce for the Billfish and Dorado with most boats preferring a mix of rigged baits for the Billfish and smaller lures and feathers for the Dorado.   Inshore top water poppers are the favorite for the Roosterfish and Jacks.

Bait Supply: The bait supply remains good and freshly caught baits are provided gratis with most charters. Live baits are readily available at this time and are $5.00/dozen paid directly to the bait vendors.

Our Local Reporter: Captain Temo Verboonen – owner/operator of the Secuestro de Amor and Macho Banana.





sábado, 1 de diciembre de 2018

Week end 28/11/18

THE IXTAPA-ZIHUATANEJO FISHING REPORT FOR THE INDEPENDENT SPORT FISHING FLEET

The fleet reported a bit of slow down for what has been a great start to the season – mostly associated with the full moon.  Great warm blue water extends almost all the way to the shore and the fleet is still reporting some really solid fishing both offshore in inshore.  Fly-fishing and spin casting for Jacks inshore has continued to be steady. Rooster action this past week slowed as some tinged water invaded the inshore.

The sailfish action slowed a bit with fish showing as close as the 8-10 mile mark.   Capt. Temo reports quality size Sailfish with many surpassing the 100 lb range along with a really solid Blue Marlin bite out around the 20 mile mark.  This past week as fishing temporarily slowed the boats were reporting only 1-2 Sailfish per day compared to the 3-5 per day earlier in the month. This past week Dorado’s were plentiful in the mix with most of the pelagic fishing taking place just 10-12 miles out of the marina.  The Yellowfin have been a little harder to find lately and when found, are 30-35 miles out but, when found, are quality fish up to 150 lbs. The Jacks continued to be cooperative this past week. The Roosterfish slowed as chlorophyll concentrations created some green water inshore.

IZ Climate:  November has reflected their typical winter climate and a mix of mostly sunny to partly cloudy days. Daily temps are in the mid to upper 80’s and night time temps in the low 70’s with humidity expected to run in the mid 60’s to low 70’s. The outlook heading into the mid December is for more of the same. They are approaching the dry season and there is no precipitation projected into the middle of December. Winds are expected to be very mild in the 4-6 mph range from the West and WSW.  

Sea Conditions: The offshore water temperature is beginning to cool and is now in the 82-84 degrees range from the 5-6 mile mark at the 100 fathom line all the way out to the 1,000 fathom line at 25-30 miles.  Inshore temperatures are running in the same range to a bit cooler. The offshore water at the 1000 fathom mark is now clear blue all the way in the 5-6 mile mark from shore. The inshore water has turned a bit green with a bit of from the chlorophyll. With breezes in mid single digits, the seas are very calm particularly in the mornings.

Best Baits & Lures:  Rigged trolling baits and smoke trail lures continue to produce for the Billfish and Dorado with most boats preferring a mix of rigged baits for the Billfish and smaller lures and feathers for the Dorado.  The. Inshore top water poppers are the favorite for the Roosterfish and Jacks.

Bait Supply: The bait supply remains good and freshly caught baits are provided gratis with most charters. Live baits are readily available at this time and are $5.00/dozen paid directly to the bait vendors.

Our Local Reporter: Captain Temo Verboonen – owner/operator of the Secuestro de Amor and Macho Banana.

domingo, 25 de noviembre de 2018

Week ended 11/22/18



THE IXTAPA-ZIHUATANEJO FISHING REPORT FOR THE INDEPENDENT SPORT FISHING FLEET
The fleet reported a bit of slow down for what has been a great start to the season – perhaps associated with the
approach of the full moon. Great warm blue water extends almost all the way to the shore and the fleet is reporting
some really solid fishing both offshore in inshore. Fly-fishing and spin casting for big Roosterfish and Jacks inshore
has been providing plenty of quality action.
The sailfish action slowed a bit with fish showing as close as the 10-12 mile mark. Capt. Temo reports quality size
Sailfish with many surpassing the 100 lb range along with a really solid Blue Marlin bite out around the 20 mile mark.
This past week the boats were reporting 1-2 Sailfish per day compared to the 3-5 per day the previous week. This
past week Dorado’s were plentiful in the mix with most of the pelagic fishing taking place just 10-12 miles out of the
marina. The Yellowfin have been a little harder to find lately and when found, are 30-35 miles out but, when found,
are quality fish up to 150 lbs. The Roosterfish and Jacks continued to be cooperative this past week by Ixtapa island
where there were lots of sardinas drawing in the fish and also to the south when boats were willing to make the run.
Rangers were the lure of choice for the Jacks and Roosters.
IZ Climate: November has reflected their typical winter climate and a mix of mostly sunny to partly cloudy days. Daily
temps are in the mid to upper 80’s and night time temps in the low 70’s with humidity running in the mid 60’s to low
70’s. The outlook heading into the first week of December is for more of the same. They are approaching the dry
season and there is little precipitation projected into the first week of December save for a few days from the 28
th
to
end of the month. Winds are expected to be very mild in the 5-6 mph range from the West and WSW.
Sea Conditions: The offshore water temperature is beginning to cool and is now in the 83-84 degrees range from the
5-6 mile mark at the 100 fathom line all the way out to the 1,000 fathom line at 25-30 miles. Inshore temperatures
are running in the same range to a bit cooler. The offshore water at the 1000 fathom mark is now clear blue all the
way in the 5-6 mile mark from shore. The inshore water has turned with a bit of coloration. With breezes in mid
single digits, the seas are very calm particularly in the mornings.
Best Baits & Lures: Rigged trolling baits and smoke trail lures continue to produce for the Billfish and Dorado with
most boats preferring a mix of rigged baits for the Billfish and smaller lures and feathers for the Dorado. The. Inshore
top water poppers are the favorite for the Roosterfish and Jacks.
Bait Supply: The bait supply remains good and freshly caught baits are provided gratis with most charters. Live baits
are readily available at this time and are $5.00/dozen paid directly to the bait vendors.
Our Local Reporter: Captain Temo Verboonen – owner/operator of the Secuestro de Amor and Macho Banana.







sábado, 17 de noviembre de 2018

Week ended 11/15/18

 THE IXTAPA-ZIHUATANEJO FISHING REPORT FOR THE INDEPENDENT SPORT FISHING FLEET

The fleet reports continuation of improved offshore fishing as they enter their winter period and exit the rainy season.  Great warm blue water extends almost all the way to the shore and the fleet is reporting some really solid fishing both offshore in inshore.  Fly-fishing and spin casting for big Roosterfish and Jacks inshore is providing plenty of quality action.

The sailfish action has picked up with fish showing as close as the 10-12 mile mark.   Capt. Temo reports quality size Sailfish with many surpassing the 100 lb range along with a really solid Blue Marlin bite out around the 20 mile mark.  Many boats were reporting 3-5 Sailfish per day. This past week Dorado’s were plentiful in the mix with most of the pelagic fishing taking place just 10-12 miles out of the marina.  The Yellowfin have been a little harder to find lately and when found, are 30-35 miles out but, when found, are quality fish up to 150 lbs. The Roosterfish and Jacks were very cooperative this past week by Ixtapa island where there were lots of sardinas drawing in the fish.  Rangers were the lure of choice for the Jacks and Roosters.

IZ Climate:  November moves to their winter climate and a mix of mostly sunny to partly cloudy days. Daily temps are in the mid to upper 80’s and night time temps in the mid 70’s with humidity running in the mid 60’s. The outlook heading into the end of the month is for more of the same. They are approaching the dry season and there is no precipitation projected through the end of the month. Winds are expected to be mild in the 6-7 mph range from the West and WSW.  

Sea Conditions: The offshore water temperature is beginning to cool and is now in the 83-84 degrees range from the 5-6 mile mark at the 100 fathom line all the way out to the 1,000 fathom line at 25-30 miles.  Inshore temperatures are running in the same range to a bit cooler. The offshore water at the 1000 fathom mark is clear blue all the way in the shore. With breezes in mid single digits, the seas are very calm particularly in the mornings.

Best Baits & Lures:  Rigged trolling baits and smoke trail lures continue to produce for the Billfish and Dorado with most boats preferring a mix of rigged baits for the Billfish and smaller lures and feathers for the Dorado.  The. Inshore top water poppers are the favorite for the Roosterfish and Jacks.

Bait Supply: The bait supply remains good and freshly caught baits are provided gratis with most charters. Live baits are readily available at this time and are $5.00/dozen paid directly to the bait vendors.

Our Local Reporter: Captain Temo Verboonen – owner/operator of the Secuestro de Amor and Macho Banana.