5 PANGAS MOVE TO FISH OUT OF PUERTO VICENTE GUERRERO
May 21, 2005, Ed Kunze, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico Fishing Report:
The 80-degree blue fishing water is just of the beach at Ixtapa Zihuatanejo and the fishing is definitely improving.
Five sportfishing pangas took the 35-mile run and stationed themselves out of Puerto Vicente Guerrero this week for a large group of people.
Temo on the Sequestra Amor, Adolpho on the Dos Hermanos, Cheva on the Dos Hermanos II, Arturo on the Janeth, and Indio "Alex" on the Gran Jefe all fished the beaches for roosterfish and about 10 miles off the point for sailfish. Not many roosters showed up, but a lot of large jack crevalle gave them some decent action on the beach. In the blue water, they averaged about three sailfish a day, several yellowfin tuna, and a blue marlin.
In local fishing here in Zihuatanejo, Santiago on the panga Gitana, also made a run south, releasing three sailfish and boating 10 nice yellowfin tuna with client Gary Stokes.
The blue marlin bite is still going strong, with about one strike for every three boats on the water. Captain Leo, fishing off a private yacht out of the Ixtapa marina, targeted the marlin and got two to the leader in one day. Indio, on the Gran Jefe also boated a 400 pound plus blue marlin.
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