CAPT. GERMAN'S BOAT BACALAO II GETS 2 TO 3 SAILFISH PER DAY
Oct. 23, 2004, Ed Kunze, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico Fishing:
The 82-degree blue water remains close and Ixtapa Zihuatanejo fishing is picking up a bit over the last couple of weeks.
Captain German, of the 31 foot Bacalao II, told me this morning he has been fishing five days straight, averaging two to three sailfish and one 20 to 25 pound dorado for each day on the water.
Captain Poli, on the Don Gordo II fished with Scott and Alicia Morrison, with another couple from Houston, Tex., released three sailfish and kept one 27 pound dorado.
No yellowfin tuna were reported at Ixtapa Zihuatanejo this week.
Ixtapa Zihuatanejo inshore fishing action has also picked up. The roosterfish bite remains strong, with an average of 4 fish per day taken on poppers or slow trolled live bait. A lot of sierras have moved in, producing great action for the spin gear and fly rodders. We are using a 30-pound mono bite tippet on these toothy sierras. The jack crevalle and black skipjack are mixed in with the sierra, getting us more bites than we would by using a wire tippet.
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