THE IXTAPA-ZIHUATANEJO FISHING REPORT FOR THE INDEPENDENT SPORTFISHING FLEET
Another good fishing report from Zihuatanejo provided by our on-location reporter, Captain Temo Verboonen. Temo reported excellent fishing again at Ixtapa Island for Roosterfish and Jack Crevalles, adding that the jack crevalles are so much quicker than the roosterfish getting on the lures and baits but the action was "as good as it gets". Movie producer, Rob Tapert, (New Zealand) his son & friend spent the morning catching and releasing numerous jack crevalles and landed a 35 lb. roosterfish. Temo said it was a very fun week for the inshore anglers. The offshore anglers were also doing quite well with a good mix of dorado and sailfish starting right at the 3 mile mark from the Bay. Overall, the inshore and offshore action was producing excellent fishing for the anglers and making for a terrific Christmas fishing season.
IZ Climate: Partly cloudy Sunday thru Wednesday with a few scattered thunder showers on Wednesday. Air temps were stable & warm with 73 nights to 95 daytime highs and a 63% average humidity level.
Sea Conditions: Sea temperatures varied only slightly from 85 inshore to 86 offshore. Excellent! Tropical surface breezes flowing from the westerly directions that varied from about 4 mph to 7 mph, (very calm).
Best Fishing Areas: Ixtapa Island was y far the hot spot for the roosterfish and jack crevalles. Billfish and dorado started right at the 3 mile mark, right in front of the Bay in the deep,blue & pristine water.
Best Lures/bait: Poppers and live bait were both working very well at the Island. Freshly rigged baits, live baits and artificials were all working well for the sailfish and dorados.