MOST BOATS FISHING 14 TO 22 MILES OUT
Feb. 4, 2005, Ed Kunze, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico Fishing Report:
The blue water has moved out to about 12 miles outside of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo. Most of the Zihuatanejo sportfishing fleet is fishing the area between 14 and 22 miles out, and not doing very well. They are only averaging about 1 sailfish a day. The Terrafin Satellite Surface Temperature service clearly shows the cooler water being within the 10 mile mark, mixed water out to about 28 miles, and then good warm water from 30 miles and beyond.
It also stands to reason the few Zihuatanejo charter boats fishing beyond the 30 mile mark are doing very well, averaging 5 and 6 sailfish released a day.
A few mature dorado (mahi-mahi), between 20 to 35 pounds, are being taken at a rate of 1 dorado for every 5 boats on the water.
Butch Cooley, fishing with Martin on the panga Isamar, made a 35-mile run from Ixtapa Zihuatanejo yesterday for roosters. They only had one strike on a surface popper.
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