THE IXTAPA-ZIHUATANEJO FISHING REPORT FOR THE INDEPENDENT SPORTFISHING FLEET
Captain Temo Verboonen, reportin in for the sportfishers from Zihuatanejo, said the fishing had slowed up due to the full moon on Monday and there were the have and have not boats this past week. There were some that did well for their anglers and others that drew the proverbial "skunk" for the day. The inshore fishing was plenty good for the jack crevalles and big eye jacks but have been moving around with the bait locations. Valentin River was the best area last producing good catches. Only a few roosterfish and Sierra showing up in the catch bag. The coming week should change for the better with the growing of the darker moon phase on it's way.
IZ Climate: A few sunny and warm days and a few partly cloudy days. Air temps varied from 65 nights to 91 daytime highs and a 56% average humidity level.
Sea Conditions: Temps are holding stable at 83-84 from inshore to offshore. Tropical breezes flowing in from the westerly directions and varied from nearly calm mornings to 7-8 mph afternoons. Near excellent surface conditions for the anglers.
Best Fishing Area: Almost all of the fishing was accomplished within 15 miles of the entrance to Zihuatanejo Bay.
Best Bait/Lure: Rigged baits were working best for the billfish but overall, the full moon took it's toll on the catching for many of the anglers.
Bait Supply: The bait supply remained good enough, especially for the fresh caught rigging baits. Live bait was still available for $5.00 per dozen.
Area Reporter: Captain Temo Verboonen, Owner/Operator of Secuestro De Amor.