THE IXTAPA-ZIHUATANEJO FISHING REPORT FOR THE INDEPENDENT SPORTFISHING FLEET
Captain Temo Verboonen forwarded an excellent fishing report for the past week that reflected very exciting fishing for the anglers for the inshore and off shore waters. Sailfish, Dorado, Marlin, (both stripers and blues) and yellowfin tuna were offering exceptional fishing opportunities that started just over a mile offshore from the entrance to the Bay and on out to the 20 mile mark. The bite really picked up at about 3 miles out from there. The inshore fishing provide4d big schools of roosterfish and jack crevalle at Ixtapa Island and they were being overly cooperative on live bait and poppers. Just a fabulous fishing week for the anglers and the crews.
IZ Climate: Air temps varied from 71 degrees at night to 96 daytime highs and a 63% average humidity level. It was a mixed sunny/cloudy week with scattered t-showers on Tuesday & Wednesday, but all still very fishable.
Sea Conditions: Tropical surface breezes flowing mostly from the westerly directions and varying from calm mornings to 7-8 mph by mid-day. Excellent fishing weather all over.
Best Fishing Areas: Starting just a mile or so out from the entrance to the Bay and beyond, picking up at about 3 miles and on out to about 20 miles. Ixtapa Island was "red hot" for the roosterfish and jack crevalles.
Best Bait/Lures: Marlin, Sailfish & dorado biing the freshly rigged baits very well and the tuna were biting the live baits well. The roosterfish and bigger jack crevalles were biting vey well on the poppers and the live baits.
Bait Supply: A very good supply of baits, both freshly caught baits for rigging and for live baits at $5.00 per dozen.