THE IXTAPA-ZIHUATANEJO FISHING REPORT FOR THE INDEPENDENT SPORTFISHING FLEET
According to our local area reporter, Captain Temo Verboonen, the fishing took a slow-down this past week and while there were billfish and dorado, there seemed to be the have and have nots for the week and it just seemed to be the luck of the draw. Also, the main bite moved back inshore to more or less the 8-mile mark in the bright, clear blue water out front of the Bay. The inshore fishing was excellent for about 80% of the time and produced big numbers of jack crevalles along the coastline and was mixed with some roosterfish, bonitos and even a number of wahoo strikes for a change.
IZ Climate: Air temperatures varied from 70 nights to 92 daytime highs and a 60% humidity level. The mornings felt coolish and light jackets felt comfortable for the anglers and the crews. It was a mostly sunny week with a couple of cloudy days in the mix.
Sea Conditions: Sea temp stable at 83-84 degrees. Tropical surface breezes varied from near calm to 7-8 miles per hour and in general, near perfect fishing weather.
Best Fishing Area: Generally, in the area of the 8-mile mark out front of the Bay for the billfish and dorados. Along the coastline and the white sandy beaches for the inshore action.
Best Bait/Lure: Freshly rigged baits worked best for the billfish and dorado. Live baits, poppers and assorted other artificials working well for the jack crevalles.
Bait Supply: Remained excellent for fresh rigging baits provided gratis with the charters. Live bait was available at $5.00 per dozen.
IZ Reporter: Captain Temo Verboonen