OFFSHORE SPORTFISHING SLOWED BY WIND AND COOLING WATER TEMPERATURES
March 11, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico Fishing Report:
The cool-down in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo fishing water temperatures, although not as dramatic as in previous years, along with rough seas and some wind, caused a sharp decline in the offshore activity this past week.
Beating the odds was Pennsylvania angler, John Gill, fishing with Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Capt. Adolfo on the "Dos Hermanos I", landed a 280 pound blue marlin and lost an estimated 200 pound yellowfin tuna after a 45-minute battle.
Mr. Gill and Captain Adolfo also spent a day fishing inshore, landing a beautiful 70 lb. roosterfish, taken on a live bonito on a Z-wing downrigger.
Captain Adolfo also fished 2 more days inshore at Ixtapa Zihuatanejo with Kevin Woitas, landing 13 yellowtail jacks and 5 chulas.
Captain Cheva, "Dos Hermanos II", fishing with angler Doug Jost, landed 2 sailfish and a 210 blue marlin for one offshore Ixtapa Zihuatanejo fishing day.
Captain Alex on "Gran Jefe", landed 2 sailfish for two Ixtapa Zihuatanejo fishing days with lady angler, Ms. Tynes.
There were more blue marlin hookups this past week which conforms to the historical patterns that occur each year of fishing at Ixtapa Zihuatanejo in March.
Ixtapa Zihuatanejo climate was sunny, warm & windy, as temperatures ranged from 70 nights to 91 daytime highs. Sea conditions were rough, as fishing water temperatures ranged from 75 degrees inshore to 78 offshore, about a 5 degree drop from last week.
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