FISHING ABOARD THE CHARTER BOATS ESTURION AND JANETH
July 22, 2004, Mark Tamim, Dallas, Tex., Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico Fishing:
I had a lovely time fishing in Ixtapa. My dad and I were there July 10th - July 17th. We went inshore fishing 3 times - twice with Alex Vargas aboard the Esturion and once with Arturo Landa aboard the Janeth.
Our catches are as follows:
Day 1: Esturion - 3 Jacks in 20 pound class (2 casting and 1 trolling). 15 (5 pound class) Jacks caught by casting Yo-Zuri Mag Minnows near a cliff around 3 miles north of Playa Linda. 15 Bonitos caught by casting and trolling. 2 Needlefish.
Day 2: Esturion - I got my first Rooster which was around 35 pounds. I caught it using a Red/Clear Yo-Zuri Hydro Tiger. Got a 7 pound Jack and a very large Needlefish. We fished Petalan.
Day 3: Janeth - This time we fished Petalan again with Arturo. About an hour into casting, a huge 60 pound roosterfish nailed my red/white Cordell Pencil Popper. The fight lasted 50 minutes around 2 miles out to sea. See the attached picture. Around 20 minutes later I hit another one - 40 pounder and we released it.
Arturo and Alex are top notch. I have been fishing in Ixtapa for 12 years and never heard of these guys... Always went out for Sails and Marlin. After reading articles about Roosters in Ixtapa in Saltwater Sportsman and Field & Stream, I couldn't wait to try it out! Now that I have discovered Roosters, I plan to fish with these guys for years to come!
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