THE IXTAPA-ZIHUATANEJO FISHING REPORT FOR THE INDEPENDENT SPORTFISHING FLEET
It was a much improved fishing week or the Zihuatanejo area as the moon phase grew darker by the day. The billfish were back to biting much better and some dorado were getting in on the bite action too. We also had a very good 1-day bite on the yellowfin tuna, adding good action for many anglers on that single day. The inshore fishing produced some very good roosterfish action, along with jack crevalles, Sierras, (aka Spanish mackerel) and bonitos. Excellent fishing conditions from inshore to offshore that provided clean water and good temperatures.
IZ Climate: Air temps good at 71 nights and 92 daytime highs and a 65% humidity level average. A mostly sunny week with a couple of partly cloudy dfays.
Sea Conditions: Sea temps holding fairly stable at 82-83 degrees. Surface breezes tropical and flowing mostly from the westerly directions and varied from calm mornings to about 8 mph by afternoons. Very good fishing weather.
Best Fishing Area: Starting at about 8-9 miles out front of the Bay area and working outbound from there.
Best Bait/Lures: Fresh rigged baits were working best on the billfish and some of the dorado, too. Tuna biting the feathers and other artificials and offering plenty of action for the anglers.
Bait Supply: The bait supply, both fresh baits or rigging and live bait, were available and working well for the billfish and dorados and yellowfin tuna.
Our on-the-spot local reporter: Captain Temo Verboonen, Owner/operator of the Secuestro De Amor.