XTAPA-ZIHUATANEJO FISHING REPORT FOR THE INDEPENDENT SPORTFISHING FLEET
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.