domingo, 26 de febrero de 2017


The "Bloody Hook", skippered by Captain Chiro Barragan, landed a 250 lb. blue marlin for Angler Bob Kowall, Toronto, Canada, on Tuesday.  However, overall, the fishing had sporadic good & difficult fishing days and the billfish were moving farther off shore by the day.  The yellowfin tuna came back for a few days and bit well but as the areas water clarity diminished, the fish seemed to move on to better water conditions.  According to Captain Temo Verboonen, our local reporter, the fishing from the 17 mile mark and outward was much better as the week progressed but most of the fleet were lucky to have only one or two strikes for the day in the off shore waters.  The inshore fishing was very good for the big jack crevalles all along the coast line.  The bonitos were spooky and we did land a few groupers on live baits, but the waters have turned greenish and cold and the fishing seems to have destabilized depending on the day of the week, even with the good weather conditions.  We are experiencing many anglers at the pier every morning, allowing for us to have a better season for he boats.

IZ Climate:  Mostly sunny & warm days with daytime temps averaging 82.6 degrees and nights at 66.2 degrees.  Humidity ratio averaged 61%.

Sea Conditions:  Sea Temps in shore at 80 degrees and rising to 81-82 degrees for the off shore waters.  The bluer water is nearing the 17 mile mark.  Surface breezes flowing in from varied directions at an average of about 8 mph.  Surface remains calm.

Best Fishing Area:  The better area is now starting at about 17 miles off shore from the Bay as the waters are clean and blue from there and outward from there, along with good sea temps holding at 81-82 degrees.

Best Bait/Lure:  Rigged baits were working fair for the billfish but trolled live bait was best for the off shore action.  Live bait were working well for the inshore fishing, especially for the groupers and the bigger jack crevalles.

Bait Supplies:  Freshly caught bait for rigging was readily available for the charters and provided gratis.  Live bait remained at $5.00 per dozen.

Our Local Reporter for Zihuatanejo:  Captain Temo Verboonen, owner of the super pangas, Secuesto de Amor and Macho Banana, and Captain Chiro Barragan, skipper of the Bloody Hook.

viernes, 17 de febrero de 2017


According to Captain Temo Verboonen, there was a very good blue marlin bite the past week using live bait on the down riggers, with the fish averaging about 120kg.  Sailfishing was on the slow side, the dorado moved out of the area and the purse seiners moved in on the yellowfin tuna and very few were left over for the anglers.  A very different fishing week for the sport fishing anglers and the sport boats.  Adding to the change was the full moon phase, too.  The cleaner waters are now off shore, starting at about the 10 mile mark.  The inshore fishing remains very good for the jack crevalles, bigger Sierra and bonitos, but no roosterfish reported.

IZ Climate:  A mostly sunny and warm week with a partly cloudy Wednesday.  Daytime temps averaged 84 degrees and the nights at 67.6.  Humidity ratio averaged 65%.

Sea Conditions:  Water temps are favorable and stable at 83 inshore to 84 off shore.  Sea surface breezes flowing mostly from the westerly directions and averages 8-9 mph.

Best Fishing Area:  The better blue marlin bite started in the 10 mile mark and outside that area aways. 

Best Bait/Lures:  Live baits were working best on the down riggers for the blue marlin and the fish were generally in the 250-270 lb. ranges.

Bait Supplies:  Live bait was a little difficult this past week for the first time in a long time and that was mostly due to the full moon and very clean waters in the inshore areas.  Plenty of freshly caught rigging baits

Our Local Reporter:  Captain Temo Verboonen, owner-operator of two super pangas, Sequesto de Amor and Macho Banana.

viernes, 10 de febrero de 2017


Captain Temo Verboonen continues to provide the third week of fabulous fishing for the fleet that produced near limit fishing for yellowfin tuna on most days and added many dorado and sailfish in the mixed bag catches in the very close in off shore waters.  The tuna are in the 10 kg. size ranges and for the most part are eager to bite the smaller feathers and artificials.  There is still a fair number of marlin throughout the area and almost everything wants to bite anything that's moving through the water.  The inshore fishing continues to be very good for the jack crevalles and bonito but no roosterfish were available for the additional action in shore.

IZ Climate:  A mostly sunny & warm week with daytime temps that averaged 87 degrees and nights at 71.4.  Humidity ration holding at 67.6 %.

Sea Conditions:  Water temps holding at 82 in shore and 83 off shore.  Surface breezes flowing in from the westerly directions at about 8 mph on average.

Best Lure/Bait:  Rigged baits working well for the billfish and small feathers & artificials working well for the yellowfin tuna.  Just plenty of action for the anglers.

Bait Supply:  There continues to be a good bait supply for frsh rigging baits and live baits.  Live baits are still available at $5.00 per dozen and the fresh rigging baits are provided gratis as part of the charter.

Our Local Zihuatanejo Reporter:  Captain Temo Verboonen, our local reporter for the fleet and the area and owner of Secuestro de Amor and Macho banana

viernes, 3 de febrero de 2017


Another banner fishing week from Ixtapa-Zihuagtanejo and now, there are big schools of yellowfin tuna 20-50 lb ranges just a few miles off shore, running along with the porpoise.  Adding to the excitement is the sailfish and dorados in the mix and everything is currently eager to bite whatever is moving around in the water.  We had many reports of anglers that had more than a double handful of tuna, along with dorado and sailfish in the mix, too.  The tuna are biting good on spoons and very small plastic lures.  Then, the inshore bite has also picked up with lots of jack crevalles, Sierras and even some roosterfish showing up in the area around Salidita.  

IZ Climate:  Fabulous weather with daytime temps at 84 degrees average and nights at 70.5 degrees average.  Humidity ratio was holding at 67 %.  Bright, sunny days and just incredible fishing results for all anglers.

Sea Conditions:  Water temps in shore holding at 82 degrees and rising to 85 degrees off shore, all with superb clarity from about a mile beyond the entrance to the Bay and on outbound from there.  Tropical surface breezes flowing in from the westerly directions at 7.85 mph average with calm sea conditions everywhere and in all directions.

Best Fishing Area:  The yellowfin tuna are in big schools and holding in an area that is about 8 miles offshore and in front of Zihuatanejo Bay.  Lots of sea life, birds and porpoise going everywhich direction and there is plenty of sailfish and dorado on the edges of the tuna schools.  It has been beyond great fishing in this area and going on for the 3rd to 4th straight week.

Best Bait/Lure:  The billfish like the rigged baits but the tuna are eager on the smaller spoons and small plastic lures.

Bait Supply:  A very good live bait supply at $5.00 per dozen and plenty of freshly caught baits for rigging.  The tuna have been anxious to bite the smaller lures in the 4-5 inches and most  any of the colors were working very well.  Jacks, roosterfish and Sierra were biting baits and the smaller arificials.  

Our Local Reporter:  Captain Temo Verboonen, owner of the Secuestro de Amor and Macho Banana, 25' Super Panga sportfishers.  One can almost feel the excitement with the fishing the way it has been lately.