FLY FISHING ANGLER RELEASES 2 SAILFISH ON THE PANGA DOS HERMANOS II
Oct. 17, 2004, Ed Kunze, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico Fishing:
The 80-degree blue water is only a mile off the beach. The overall action could be rated as decent. The boats are still averaging 2 to 3 sailfish releases each, per day.
Brian Berger of San Francisco, fishing on the panga Dos Hermanos II, released two sailfish on the fly. Brian is the winner of this year's Baja On The Fly Jacks Or Better Roosterfish Fly Fishing Tournament at Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, and stayed over an extra day to do some blue water fishing.
Most of the Ixtapa Zihuatanejo sailfish are being taken at the 4 to 6 mile mark.
A few good sized dorado of about 20 to 25 pounds are showing again, but the incidental catch is averaging less than one fish per boat.
Fly fishing for the roosters is a tough proposition, and the numbers of fish caught are not really an indicator of how many fish are here. All this week, Adolpho on the Ixtapa Zihuatanejo panga Dos Hermanos, the high panga in the Jacks Or Better Tournament, has been averaging 6 roosterfish a day on conventional gear. He has been using surface poppers and live bait.
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