ANGLERS FISHING FOR MAHI-MAHI ON RAIN DEBRIS CURRENT LINES
Sept. 25, 2004, Ed Kunze, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico Fishing:
The 80-degree blue water is still holding 5 miles off the Ixtapa Zihuatanejo. Recent rain storms this last week have created very well defined current lines holding debris washed out of the rivers. These current lines have been holding a lot of 25 to 35 pound mahi-mahi (also "dorado" in Spanish).
Adolpho, on the Zihuatanejo panga Dos Hermanos, released 4 sailfish yesterday, and took 4 very nice dorado. He also told me the roosterfish have slowed a little on the beaches, but he had managed 4 this last week in two days of fishing. He feels very confident the bite will pick up again once the shoreline turbidity cleans up.
The average for sailfish is about 2 fish per boat per day.
Between 5 and 7 miles off Ixtapa Zihuatanejo the school sized tuna (about 15 to 20 pounds), have been giving us a lot of action. They have been there several days now, and do not appear to be moving.
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