THE IXTAPA-ZIHUATANEJO FISHING REPORT FOR THE INDEPENDENT SPORT FISHING FLEET
The off shore fishing for billfish has been a little on the slow side but when the boats have connected, it has been with bigger fish. The Orion reported in with a 450 lb. blue marlin during the past few days and that was a keeper for the angler. However, the overall off shore catching continues to be on the slowish side for the anglers. The in shore fishing continues to be full speed action for the jack crevalles on bait and artificials and has been keeping the anglers fast at the rails. Captain Temo Verboonen reported his boat landed 5 roosterfish at Puerto Vicente Guerrero, along with a few Sierra and the anglers were thrilled with that action. Valentin Point continues to produce the red hot bite for the jack crevalles on bait and on artificials, too. Most of the boats are landing 20-25 bigger jacks everyday.
IZ Climate: A mostly sunny and warm week with mostly clear skies and temps that averaged 85.6 daytime and 69.2 at night. Humidity Ratio averaged 60%.
Sea Conditions: Sea surface breezes flowing mostly rom the westerly directions and averaged about 9.8 mph. Water temps varied from 81-82 from in shore to off shore waters.
Best Fishing Area: Off shore has been a little slow for the billfish but they are landing a few of the bigger fish. Roosterfish were found to want to bite near Puerto Vicente Guerrero and the jack crevalle bite at Vicente Point has been exceptional on a daily basis.
Best Bait/Lure: Jacks taking baits and artificials without hesitation. Billfish mostly on bigger swim baits. Roosterfish on live baits.
Bait Supply: Excellent bait supply and live bait continues at $5.00 per dozen.
Our Local Reporter: Captain Temo Verboonen, owner-operator of the super pangas, Secuestro de Amor and Macho Banana.