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