RAINY WEATHER SCATTERS THE FISH BITE
Oct. 7-15, 2004, Stan Lushinsky, Ixtapa Sportfishing Charters, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico Fishing:
A combination of some rainy weather and a port closure hampered Ixtapa Zihuatanejo fishing last week. On the days when the fleet was able to get out the captains reported seeing good numbers of fish but the bites were on and off.
Captain Adolofo Espinosa took First and Second place in the Baja Fly tournament held this past week with client form Dallas Texas.
They landed a total of 34 Spanish Mackerel, 6 Jacks, 4 Needlefish, 6 tiger Grouper, 1 Big Eye Jack, 11 Green Jacks and 1 Pampano all on the fly.
Captain Arturo Landa on the Janeth also fishing the Ixtapa Zihuatanejo tournament reported 1 Sailfish that did not count in the scoring.
Captain Martin on the ISamar landed 2 Shark and 1 Roosterfish but these were landed on conventional tackle and did not count in the scoring.
Captain Alex aboard the Sirena fishing with Jeff Rogers landed 2 SAILFISH and lost tow others in one day offshore. Also fishing aboard the Sirena was Angler Antonio Diaz and sons who landed 3 ROOSTERFISH and 4 YELLOWTAIL JACKS in one day of inshore fishing.
Captain Cheva fishing with Mr. Garrett landed 4 SAILFISH in two offshore days. Fishing with another client Captain Cheva took one SAILFISH and lost three others on the fly in one Ixtapa Zihuatanejo offshore fishing day. The Princis Iris reported a two SAILFISH day and the Super panga Christian reported landing 3 Roosterfish in one inshore day. The captains reported seeing many more SAILFISH as there numbers continue to build to next months Ixtapa ZIhuatanejo Total Tag & Release tournament. We still have a few good captains open for the tournament.
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