FISHING WATER TEMPERATURES STILL LOWER THAN NORMAL
March 24-April 1, 2005, Stan Lushinsky, Ixtapa Sportfishing Charters, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico Fishing Report:
Our Ixtapa Zihuatanejo sportfishing captains report a slight upswing in ocean temps but still no where near what they should be at this time. More seasonable water temperatures are still 40 to 50 miles to the southwest.
The lone marlin for the week was captured on the Vamonos 1 with Captain Ruben. The Blue scaled in at just over 120 lbs.
The Illusion II had the only successful fishing day on Sailfish Landing 2 in one day. Our captains are reporting seeing sailfish but they are nearly impossible to get to bite.
If ocean temperatures continue to rise in the weeks ahead those reluctant biters should begin to turn on.
Inshore fishing conditions at Ixtapa Zihuatanejo are about the same as they were over the past two weeks. No roosterfish were reported. However the BIG Yellowtail jacks, Spanish Mackerel and schools of Bonito have provided consistent action. Captain Adolofo on the Dos Hermanos 1 reported a 26 Jack and 10 Bonito day on March 29th. Captain Alex aboard the Grand Jefe reported several good days with big Spanish mackerel and nice sized Jacks. No tuna were reported for last week.
Ixtapa Zihuatanejo fishing area weather was very cool mornings followed by sunny afternoons. Sea conditions were calm, and the bait supply was good.
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