THE IXTAPA-ZIHUATANJEO FISHING REPORT FOR THE INDEPENDENT SPORT FISHING FLEET
Finally, a good weather report came in from Captasin Temo Verboonen, our local reporter for Zihuatanejo, along with an updated fishing report for the area. Temo said the boats that got out this past week had blue water to the 10 mile mark but after that, the water turned off color greenish and the overall bite was slow. The captains did see man small sharks around the logs and they did catch a few dorado and sailfish, but all in all, it was not our regular fishing and we are looking forward to improvements, sor sure. The inshore bite remained very good for the bigger jack crevalles and roosterfish, especially at the mouth of the Valentin River Beaches area.
IZ Climate: A much improved weather report for the area with a no rain week and daytime temps averaged 88.6 degrees and nights were a 79.3 degrees. The humidity ratio averaged 76.8% for the week.
Sea Conditions: Water temps varied from 86-87 degrees with good blue water to about the 10 mile mark before turning greenish outbound from there. Tropical surface breezes averaged 7.3 mph and the area remained calm for most of the week.
Best Bait & Lures: Rigged baits worked best for the few sailfish while the dorado bit better on the artificials. Live bait and poppers were working well for the inshore fishing for jacks and roosterfish.
Bait Supply: The bait supply remains very good at the $5.00 per dozen for the live bait.
Our Local Reporter: Captain Temo Veroonen, owner-operator of the two super pangas, Secuestro de Amor and Macho Banana, continues as our reporter for this area.