THE IXTAPA-ZIHUATANEJO FISHING FEPORT FOR THE INDEPENDENT SPORT FISHING FLEET
According to our local reporter for Zihuatanejo, Captain Temo Verboonen, owner of the Secuestro de Amor and Macho Banana, the fishing was a bit slower this past week but still, with some good catches reported from some of the boats. A near 80 lb. yellowfin tuna was taken aboard one of the super pangas and a 330 lb. black marlin was taken aboard one o0f the 35' sport fishing cruisers. We had some mix of sailfish through the week and the overall action started at about 10-12 miles off shore in the beginning of the blue water area. No dorado reported this past week. The inshore bite produced very good action from big jack crevalles along with Sierras and bonitos but the fish were spooky and hard to get on. The better inshore action was along the beaches by Pantla, before Trancones.
IZ Climate: A warm and sunny week with excellent daytime temps that averaged 86 degrees and nights at 69 degrees. Humidity averaged a 62% ratio.
Sea Conditions: Surface breezes flowing in from the westerly directions at about 9.3 mph average. Inshore water temps at 79 degrees and off shore temps at 79-80 degrees.
Best Fishing Areas: The better off shore action started just outside the 10 mile mark and the inshore action was was along the beaches near Pantla, just before Trancones.
Best Bait/Lure: The inshore wads best with the live bait and the offshore was best with the freshly rigged baits or trolling swimming baits.
Bait Supply: Remained very good for freshly caught baits for rigging and live bait was available at $5.00 per dozen.
Our Local Reporter: Captain Temo Verboonen, owner-operator of the Secuestro de Amor and Macho Banana.