IXTAPA-ZIHUATANEJO FISHING REPORT FOR THE INDEPENDENT SPORTFISHING FLEET
A much better fishing week was reported by Captain Temo Verboonen, along with an increase in anglers at the pier in the mornings. The full moon seemed to have little effect on the catching for a change and the marlin and sailfish were cooperating on a daily basis for the fleet and even the tunas returned to add to the action. The inshore fishing picked up considerably and was offering good roosterfish and jack crevalle action on the spinning tackle. Temo added, it was a great weather week with mosly clean waters from the shorteline to the off shore wates and calm sea conditions.
IZ Climate: A few passing high clouds that turned to sunshine and provided excellent temps that varied from 70 nights to 93 daytime highs and a 59% humidity level.
Sea Conditions: Sea temps varied from 82-83 inshore and 84-85 off shore. Surface breezes mostly from the westerly directions that varied from near calm mornings to about 9 mph in the afternoons.
Best Fishing Area: Started at about 8 miles offshore, as the water turned crystal clear and blue.
Best Bait/Lure: Rigged baits were working very well or the billfish and the tunas. Roosters and jacks biting live baits and artificials for the inshore action.
Our Local Reporter: Captain Temo Verboonen, oener/operator of the super panga, Secuesto de Amor.