Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico



Sept. 17-22, 2004, Stan Lushinsky, Ixtapa Sportfishing Charters, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico Fishing:

Light angler activity coupled with some bad weather hampered the fishing activity in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Last week.

Ixtapa Zihuatanejo fishing Captain Francisco on the Marfel made a long journey (25 miles) offshore and found a pod of Tuna. He landed 5 nice YELLOWFIN.

Captain Adolofo fishing with French Client Mr. Barenes landed 2 SAILFISH, 8 BONITOS and 4 ROOSTERS in 4 days of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo fishing. The Sailfish were found less than 5 miles offshore.

Large swells, some rain and lot s of wind made fishing difficult during the week. On MR. Barene's last day of fishing Captain Adolofo teamed up with Captain Cheva, who acted as a mate on this charter. On the way offshore they found a floating Drift net or cimbra as they as called locally. Entangled in the net was a sea turtle which had already died but there was also a very tired porpoise struggling to get free. Captain Cheva dove into the water and freed the porpoise from the net. Tired but other wise OK the porpoise was able to regain it strength and swim off.

The local Ixtapa Zihuatanejo fishing captains have recently demonstrated against the use of these Cimbras and with the help of local and government officials we are hopeful that they will be banned.

Finally, there are still some Ixtapa Zihuatanejo charter fishing boats available for this year's Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Total Tag & Release tournament which is a qualifying event for the ROLEX/IGFA invitational tournament of Champions. Interested anglers are encouraged to contact us as soon as possible for details.

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