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