THE IXTAPA-ZIHUATANEJO FISHING REPORT FOR THE INDEPENDENT SPORTFISHING FLEET
The full moon has made the strong off shore bite a little more difficult for the anglers and this past week was a more of the have and have nots for the week. Still, though, the marlin and sailfish did cooperate closer in toward the Bay and while we looked at fair amounts of yellowfin tuna, they were not being helpful with the bite and the dorado have completely disappeared. The inshore fishing remains very good for the big roosterfish and big jack cravelles but the bonito and Sierra were being stubborn and not eager to bite. Look for the bite to regenerate as the moon phase grows darker in the coming week.
IZ Climate: Varied air temps from 69 nights to 92 daytime highs and a 63% average humidity level. Am amazing week of great weather with a few days of partly cloudy conditions but overall a generous mix of sunshine and pleasant weather.
Sea Conditions: Sea temperatures stable at 84 to 84.5 from inshore to off shore waters. Tropical surface breezes flowing mostly from the westerly directions and varied from flat calm to 8-9 mph. Excellent fishing conditions overall.
Best Fishing Area: Starting at about 8-9 miles out front of the Zihuatanejo Bay for the billfish.
Best Lures/Bait: Rigged baits were working consistently well for the billfish and live baits were doing very nicely on the roosterfish and jack crevalles.
Bait Supply: Remained very good for the freshly caught baits for rigging and plenty of live bait at $5.00 per dozen.
Zihuatanejo Fleet Reporter: Captain Temo Verboonen, Owner-Operator of the Secuestro De Amor.