viernes, 27 de mayo de 2016


Another terrific fishing report from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo reflecting very good marlin and sailfish action in the off shore waters, starting at about 15 miles or so and the yellowfin tuna were holding well at the 40 mile mark with 20-40 kg. tuna.  The inshore action, especially along the beaches at valentin river, were offering good roosterfish and jack crevalle action, along with a few Sierras and bonitos.  According to Captain Chiro Barrigan and his first class mate, Luis, aboard he 35' Bertram sportfisher, "Bloody Hook", reported a 2 sailfish day and a single 20 lb. yellowfin tuna for their angler, Mr. Ken Kinlien earlier in the week and followed that up with an off shore sailfish and then moved in shore for , jack cravelle and many bonitos with Mr. Jesse & friends on a 2nd day.  Overall, the fishing and the weather have been providing very well for the anglers.

IZ Climate:  Air temps varied from 74 nights to 91 daytime highs and  67.5% humidity level.  Mostly sunny and warm with a few scattered clouds mixed in for the week.

Sea Conditions:  Water temps for the in shore waters holding well at 83-84 and a 67.5 average humidity level.

Best Fishing Area:  Starting at about 15 miles for the billfish and then, moving out to about 40 miles for the yellowfin tuna.

Best Bait/Lure:  Rigged baits working very well for the billfish and live baits working well for the roosterfish and jack crevalle.

Bait Supply:  A very good supply of bait this past week and making it easier to have plenty of baits for rigging and live bait for the roosterfish and jack crevalles.

Our local reporters for the area are Captain Temo Verboonen, owner operator of the "Secuestro de Amor"

viernes, 20 de mayo de 2016

11/05/2016 18/05/2016


WOW!  What a huge difference a week can make in the fishing results in a single area.  Ou report for the week was a complete reverse of last week and the fishing changed in a full circle and spiraled upward like a championship football being tossed to a winning touchdown receiver.  Captain Temo Verboonen, our on-location reporter, had only good things to say about the past week from the proximity to the Bay, the water color, water temps and the overall fish bite fo both, inshore and offshore.  You could almost see the smile on his face by reading his report.He reported a great week for the off shore anglers.  The billfish were very cooperative almost all week with a good bite on the blue marlin and better bite on the sailfish, with the action starting at about the 15-mile mark, just as the water changes to clean blue.  Really a good time for using a fly rod for the sailfish.  The inshore fishing was also very good for the jack crevalle and for roosterfish by Valentin River and they are mixed in with the Sierras and bonitos.  

IZ Climate:  Air temperatures varied from 74 nights to 91 daytime highs and a 67.5 average humidity level.  A mostly sunny and near perfect weather &  fishing week.

Sea Conditions:  Sea temps at 83 in shore to 86-87 off shore.  Tropical surface breezes varied from near calm mornings to about 7-8 mph in early afternoons.  Good clarity at about 15 miles.

Best Fishing Area:  Starting at about 15 miles, where the water clarity changes from off color greenish to perfect blue and the fish are eager to bite.

Best Lure/Bait:  Fresh baits for rigging and live baits are working very well for the anglers as are artificials & streamers.

Bait Supply:  Excellent for both, freshly caught baits for rigging and live baits at $5.00 per dozen.

domingo, 15 de mayo de 2016

04/05/2016 11/05/2016


Last week was the International Sailfish Tournament from Zihuatanejo that reflected a total of 170 boats entered into what turned out to be difficult fishing and a ways off shore, starting at about the 28 mile mark.  Everything inside that range was green or off colored waters and pretty much void of the billfish.  As it was, the overall fishing was pretty slow for sailfish and marlin and the finality of the event reflected the 1st place winner, taken aboard the sportfisher, "Costa Brava", to be a 38.8 kilo (85.36 lbs.) sailfish, followed by a 35.4 kilo, (77.88 lbs) taken aboard the "Oceana", for 2nd and a 34 kilo, (74.8 lbs.) taken aboard the sportfisher, "Borracho", for 3rd place.  Largest marlin was an 80.6 kilo, (177.32 blue Marlin), taken aboard the sportfisher, "El Vikingo".  No other fish were reported in the event to qualify.  The inshore waters, in addition to being off-colored and cooler, was rough, bumpy and windy for the most part and void of fishing action and very little sea life in general.

IZ Climate:  A few high passing clouds for most of the days and a partly cloudy day for Monday  but overall, lots of sunshine through the week with temps varied from 73 nights to 90 daytime highs and an average of 68.5 humidity level.

Sea Conditions:  Tropical surface breezes flowing in from the westerly directions and varied from fairly calm mornings to 9-10 mph by late mornings thru afternoons.  Rough and bumpy waters for the inshore areas.  Water clarity was green to aout 28 miles or so and overall, the temps were down a degree or two, reflecting 80 degrees inshore and not much better for the off shore waters.

Best Fishing Area:  Clear water started at about 28 miles off shore where the bite actually started.

Best Bait/Lure:  Rigged trolling baits proved to be the best bet for the winning fish, including the smaller blue marlin.

Bait Availability:  Remained excellent for the entire fishing event and week with good quality fresh caught rigging baits and a good availability for live bait, too, at the $5.00 per dozen rate.

Our Local Reporter:  Captain Temo Verboonen, owner/operator of the super panga, Secuestro de Amor.