THE IXTAPA-ZIHUATANEJO FISHING REPORT FOR THE INDEPENDENT SPORT FISHING FLEET
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