MARLIN FISHING IMPROVED ON FULL MOON
May 19-26, 2005, Stan Lushinshy, Ixtapa Sportfishing Charters, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico Fishing Report:
The full moon slowed down the SAILFISH fishing offshore but spurred on a very good blue marlin bite last week in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo. Unfortunately, most of the battles were won by the marlin but some anglers were successful in landing the large fish. The full moon also bright a high tide which impacted the ability of our captain to successfully fish the inshore waters for Roosterfish and Jacks.
Mr Lewis Mcray's Group from Cabela's Outdoor Adventure's fishing aboard the Ixtapa Zihuatanejo charter boat Tarpon landed 2 Blue Marlin to 250 Lbs. and 2 Sailfish.
The group also chartered the Grand Jefe landing 1 Yellowfin Tuna, loosing another Tuna and Landing 1 SAILFISH in three days of offshore fishing.
Angler Irnee Dhaenens fishing 2 days aboard the Marlin Azul hooked and lost 2 Blue Malrin last week.
Wisconsin Angler Tim Kelso fishing inshore with Ixtapa Zihuatanejo sportfishing Captain Adolofo landed several Yellowtail Jacks and 20 Bonitos in one day and Lost 1 Sailfish with Captain Alex aboard the Grande Jefe on another day offshore.
Fishing with Captain Candelerio aboard the Leydy Mr. Kelso hooked a Big Blue Marlin and lost the fish after a 2 hour battle. Dr William Uggen fishing with Captain Cheva aboard the Dos Hermanos 2 landed 2 Sailfish on a fly along with 40 Bonitos on light tackle in three days of fishing.
Returning Chicago angler Fred Aigner's group fishing aboard the Secuestro, Janeth and Dos Hermanos 1 for 4 days landed 4 Roosterfish ( One scaling in at over 60 lbs. ) 24 Yellowtail Jacks, 11 SAILFISH and 2 DORADOS. Ixtapa Zihuatanejo fishing captains are also reporting schools of Yellowfin Tuna at the 30 mile mark.
Ixtapa Zihuatanejo weather was sunny with temperatures in the 90's. Sea conditions were moderate, and the bait supply was good.
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