THE IXTAPA-ZIHUATANEJO FISHING REPORT FOR THE INDEPENDENT SPORTFISHING FLEET
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.