HE IXTAPA-ZIHUATANEJO FISHING REPORT FOR THE INDEPENDENT SPORTFISHING FLEET
The fishing this past week had all kinds of action that varied from slow to medium to the greatest of fishing days. According to Captain Temo Verboonen, it was a variety catch week that consisted of lots of sailfish, a black marlin, a few blue marlin a few dorados and some trophy yellowfin tuna that moved inside to the 30 mile mark and averaged about 50 kilos, (110.00 lbs.). The inshore action was equally productive and produced excellent catches on roosterfish and the bigger jack crevalles. All in all, it was a wonderful fishing week and the anglers were returning happy and with smiles for their fishing days.
IZ Climate: A mostly sunny and warm week with an occasional cloud here and there and air temps that varied from 71 nights to 92 daytime highs and an average humidity level at 65%.
Sea Conditions: An excellent week with mostly flat calm seas. Water temps were stable and remained at 83-85 degrees from inshore to offshore waters. Surface breezes flowed westerly and varied from near calm to about 9 mph, just enough surface breeze to keep the fish excited.
Best Fishing Area: The fishing was very good from inshore to the offshore and ranged from just a few miles out to 30-plus miles out for the yellowfin tuna.
Best Lures/Bait: Sailfish and dorado bit very well on the rigged baits and the black and blues liked the bigger artificials and bigger rigged trolling baits. Yellowfin bit on live baits and artificials.
Bait Supply: Excellent through the week. Plenty of fresh baits for rigging and plenty of live baits for the inshore and off shore action. Live baits at $5.00 per dozen paid direct to the bait vendors.
Area Reporter: Captain Temo Verboonen, owner-operator of the Secuesto De Amor.
FRIENDS FROM INGLAND HAD A NICE FISHING DAYS