FISHING IMPROVES WARM WATER MOVES CLOSER TO SHORE
Nov. 14, 2004, Ed Kunze, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico Fishing Report:
This fishing week has been very confusing and mixed at Ixtapa Zihuatanejo. The ocean was similar to a fresh water lake turning over. Early in the week Ixtapa Zihuatanejo fishing boats were running 26 to 35 miles to find a few fish, with a cool blue water line at 21 miles. Almost all week the blue water game fish were difficult to find, and because the fish moved out of the area, the fishing was tough at best.
But, as of yesterday, Saturday, a warmer 80-degree blue water current has moved back to within five miles of the beach. There is a well defined weed line, and several dorado have been taken. Fishing conditions are now outstanding for the action to improve for the sailfish and tuna. I believe it is just a matter of time as new fish move back into the Ixtapa Zihuatanejo area. Next week could be fantastic.
One thing that was not affected was the incredible Ixtapa Zihuatanejo roosterfish bite. Captain Santiago, on the panga “Gitana,” took client Ron Ashner from Indianapolis to the Troncones area for six roosters on live bait.
But, one of the most incredible two fishing days I have ever heard of was posted by Adolpho on the Ixtapa Zihuatanejo panga “Dos Hermanos.” Staying in one of the local hotels there, he and his clients had gone 45 miles south to Puerto Vicente Gro. Using live bait and poppers, they caught 18 roosterfish from 30 to 45 pounds, 17 jack crevalle from 15 to 25 pounds, and when they were too tired to pull hard anymore, they went out two miles and got six sailfish. That, my friends, is good fishin’!
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