IXTAPA-ZIHUATANEJO FISHING REPORT FOR THE INDEPENDENT SPORTFISHING FLEET
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.