SEVERAL LARGE BLUE MARLIN AND BLACK MARLIN LANDED
April 8, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Fishing Report:
What a difference a week can make! The water temperatures in the Ixtapa Zihuatanejo fishing area shot back up this past week, getting better by the day and so did the quality of fishing.
After three weeks of some of the most difficult fishing in quite some time, conditions dramatically improved. Conforming to more historical patterns at Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, the marlin and tuna bite turned on with several blue marlin and black marlin in the 300-500 pound ranges being landed. Some large yellowfin tuna have started to show up with a 300 pound plus being landed last week. Sailfish remain slow, but with fishing water temperature climbing and starting to stabilize, the bite should re-ignite, soon. Inshore, Captain Adolfo, "Dos Hermanos I" and Capt. Alex, "Gran Jefe", reported good yellowtail jack action, along with a good mix of Spanish mackerel and bonito. The roosterfish remain noticeably absent. The blue water has moved back to within 12 miles from shore and Ixtapa Zihuatanejo sportfishing skippers' are reporting good schools of bait fish have returned to the area.
Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Vacation Area Climate: Very good weather, some scattered clouds but lots of sunshine, temperatures from 67 nights to 90 daytime highs.
Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Sea Conditions: Much improved, good clarity at 12 miles offshore, temperatures ranged from 80 inshore to 82 offshore.
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