jueves, 24 de marzo de 2016

16/03/2016 23/03/2016


According to our local reporter for Zihuatanejo, Captain Temo Verboonen, the forthcoming full moon has apparently slowed the fishing for this area and he reports a very slow billfish week with many boats returning with blanks for their day.  The overall sea conditions have been near perfect, calm waters with superb clarity, but a bit cooler water temps for this area.  The first half of the week was excellent fishing by the white rocks, (Morros de Potosi) that provided big schools of jack crevalles, along with some good roosterfish in the mix.  Adding to the bite action was bonitos and some amberjacks.  Live bait was working best for this area.  Overall, it's been a terrific weather week but the full moon entry has dampened the catching.

IZ Climate:  A mostly cloudy week but warm days and temps that varied from 69 nights to 84 daytime highs.

Sea Conditions:  Sea temps stable at 82-83 degrees from inshore to offshore waters.  Very light surface breezes at about 2 mph flowing from the northeast to the northwest.  Calm waters and good fishing conditions, albeit, the bite did slow up as the moon got brighter.

Best Bait/Lure:  Rigged baits worked best in the off shore waters for the slowing billfish bite and live bait worked best for the inshore fishing around the white rocks area for jack crevaqlle, amberjack and roosterfish.

Best Fishing Area:  There was no mention of any specific area for the off shore waters but the inshore area was in the area surrounding the white rocks, (Morros de Potosi).

Bait Supply:  Remained good for both, fresh rigging baits and live baits.  Live baits being sold at $5.00 per dozen paid direct to the bait vendor at time of receipt.

Our Special Zihuatanejo Reporter:  Captain Temo Verboonen, owner-operator of the Secuestro De Amor.

jueves, 17 de marzo de 2016

09/03/2016 16/03/2016


The fishing season is slowing down a little or at least it seem so because there is less anglers at the docks each morning.  That's not to say that the catching is slowing, albeit, less boats usually mean less fish in the reports.  Also, the diminishing of anglers at the pier each morning tends to make the local skippers think their season is about over even though the fishing is still plenty good enough.  The offshore waters was still producing good strikes on the sailfish with action starting in the 7-8 miles zone and their was another area farther off shore, too.  Only a couple of blue marlins reported for the week and unfortunately, no dorados and no yellowfin tuna.  Inshore, there was still a pretty good bite on the bigger roosterfish but only a few of the bigger jack crevalles.

IZ Climate:  A mostly sunny and warm week with near picture perfect weather.  Air temps varied from 69 nights to 87 daytime highs and an average humidity level of 68-69%.

Sea Conditions:  Near excellent for fishing with sea temps from 83 inshore to 84 offshore.  Surface breezes tropical and flowing lightly from the westerly directions at about 7-8 mph.  Nearly flat calm mornings.

Best Fishing Area:  The sailfish bit well last week starting at about 7 miles or so and there was another area farther off shore.  Only a couple of blue marlins reported and no dorados or tuna.  Inshore was still treating the anglers well with bigger roosterfsih and Jack crevalles.

Best Bait/Lures:  Live bait was best for the inshore action with the Roosterfish and jack crevalles.  The off shore fishing was better with the fresh caught and rigged trolling baits.

Bait Supply:  Terrific bait supply for both, fresh baits for rigging that are supplied with the charters and live bait at $5.00 per dozen, paid direct to the bait vendors.

Our local Reporter:  Captain Temo Verboonen, owner & operator of the super panga, Secuestro De Amor.

jueves, 10 de marzo de 2016

02/03/216 09/03/216


According to our on-the-spot reporter, Captain Temo Verboonen, the offshore fishing for billfish provided a much better bite this past week that even included a couple of black marlin, many more bites for sailfish and blue marlin and a good showing for the yellowfin tuna that were biting on regular baits.  Better yet, the fishing was close in, starting at about 3 miles out front of Zihuatanejo Bay.  Also, the inshore fishing action has greatly improved this past week and produced good action for the roosterfish and jack crevalles.  Overall, the fishing rebounded nicely and provided anglers with excellent fishing.

IZ Climate:  Overall, it was a good weather week except for a single bad weather day of wind and rain and rough seas.  Air temps varied from cooler nights and mornings at 64 degrees to 81 daytime highs that included mostly sunny days.

Sea Conditions:  Sea temps holding at 84-85 degrees from inshore to offshore.  One day of rough, windy and rainy conditions that are unusual for this time of year.  Otherwise, the surface flow was mostly varied from nearly calm to 4-5 mph.

Best Fishing Area:  Starting at about 3 miles offshore in front of Zihuatanejo Bay.  

Best Bait/Lure:  Rigged baits working well for the billfish.  Live baits working well or he yellowfin tuna offshore and also for the roosterfish and jack crevalles inshore.

Bait Supply:  Remains plentiful for both, fresh rigging baits and live baits.  Live bait is $5.00 per dozen paid direct to the bait vendor at time of receipt.

viernes, 4 de marzo de 2016

24/02/2016 02/03/2016


The off shore fishing had slowed up a bit and was in the off again and on again mode for the entire week.  One day, the fish would bite well and the next day would be difficult and turned into a have and have not scenario for many boats and anglers.  The sailfish seemed to be concentrated in small areas.  Some days, the yellowfin tuna would show up and bite well, too, along with the bigger marlin.  The inshore fishing was slow for all fish as the water turned green and the fish moved off shore and into the deeper and cleaner waters.  We saw big schools of bonito at the 11 mile mark in the afternoon and that should bring the bigger fish back into the area for the anglers.  Once the inshore water regains clarity and bait schools, we will begin to see the roosterfish and jacks back to the inshore waters.

IZ Climate:  A partly cloudy week with scattered sunshine and very comfortable days and evenings.  Air temps varied from 71 nights to 92 daytime highs.

Sea Conditions:  Surface flow mostly from the westerly direction and ranged from calm to 7 mph.  Water temps varied from 83-84 degrees from inshore to off shore.

Best Bait/Lure:  Rigged baits were still working well for the billfish.  The tuna were best on the colored feathers.

Best Fishing Area:  There was no specific area that was more productive.

Bait Supply:  Good bait supply for the freshly caught baits for rigging and live baits at $5.00 per dozen.