CHARTER FISHING BOATS FIND VERY GOOD SAILFISH COUNTS OFFSHORE
June 18, 2004, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico Fishing Report:
“Wide open offshore and inshore fishing was the order of the day in Ixtapa-Zihuatanjeo", according to Stan Lushinsky. Ixtapa-Zihuatanjeo weather finally cleared up enough for our fleet to get into full swing.
Captain Jaime Morales, owner of the Vamonos Fleet reported his group from McAllen, TX, landed 22 sailfish for 3 fishing days, aboard the Vamonos 1,2 & 3.
Angler Alfred Palomino, fishing aboard Ixtapa Zihuatanejo’s "Leydy", with Captain Candelerio, landed 3 sailfish and 1 yellowfin tuna on his first fishing day.
First time fly angler, Mr. Mile McFall, fishing aboard our newest super panga, Sirena, raised 9 Ixtapa Zihuatanejo sailfish, hooking 3 and landing his first Pacific sailfish on a fly.
Angler Larry Chandler, fishing with Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Captain Temo on the Secuestro de Amor, landed 3 sailfish, 1 yellowfin tuna for 2 offshore days and 9 roosterfish, 1 yellowtail jack, 7 needlefish and 10 bonitos for 2 inshore fishing days with Captain Adolfo on the "Dos Hermanos II".
Atlanta angler, Dan Walden, also fishing aboard "Dos Hermanos I", finished up his trip with 3 roosterfish and 2 yellowtail jacks, with one of the roosterfish close to 80 lbs.
Sussex, new jersey anglers, Ron Reinhardt and son, Jeff, experienced 3 non-stop days of red hot Ixtapa Zihuatanejo inshore action as they fished with Captain Adolfo in the Petitlan area. The duo landed 27 roosterfish to 40 lbs. and 44 yellowtail jacks, (jack cravelle) for 3 days of top-water pencil popping. The father and son team also lost several others including one fish that broke 50 lb. test power Pro, after a long battle.
Colorado angler, Don Hirsch, fishing aboard the "Dos Hermanos II", with Captain Cveva, landed 3 sailfish for 1 offshore day and 4 roosterfish for 1 inshore day.
Captain Arturo Landa, aboard the "Janeth", got into the hot Ixtapa Zihuatanejo inshore action while fishing with Alabama angler, Vernon Tull, landing 14 roosterfish, 5 yellowtail jacks and 11 needlesfish for 3 inshore days. The blue water is within 8 miles of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo and with the ocean calming down, the inshore areas are continuing to heat up.
Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo Climate: Some remaining storms in the mornings with the days clearing nicely.
Sea Conditions: Calm to moderate, temps in the 83-84 ranges.
Bait Supply: Good.
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