WARM CLEAR FISHING WATER LOCATED 19 TO 30 MILES OUT
Feb. 26, 2005, Ed Kunze, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico Fishing Report:
The 80 degree blue water has moved out a bit to the 6 mile mark, and I thought the full moon was going to affect our fishing.
The pattern was holding true for most of the Ixtapa Zihuatanejo boats fishing the normal 8 to 14 mile areas. But, early yesterday morning, I logged onto the Terrafin Surface Temperature Satellite Service and noted decent water from 19 miles to 30 miles out. Martin, on the panga Isamar, fly fishing client Kirk Strawn of Chicago, and I then fished the areas from 19 to 28 miles on a 180 degree heading.
It was Kirk's first fly fishing experience for sailfish, but he managed 3 tagged and released sails by 10 o'clock. As we got back to pier, Santiago, on the panga Gitana, was right behind us and flying 6 tag and release flags for conventional gear fisherman Russ Kirtchner of Indiana. They had gone 20 miles on a 200 degree heading. This bite is not off, it has only moved out a few miles.
Roosterfish action was very slow this week however, and there are still no signs of the tuna.
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