BLUE MARLIN BITE RUNNING STRONG
June 11, 2005, Ed Kunze, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico Fishing Report:
The 80-degree blue water is holding at 6 miles, and the fishing activity is picking up. The blue marlin bite is still running strong, and in my opinion, for this last few weeks Ixtapa Zihuatanejo has probably been the hottest place in the world for a chance at a blue or black marlin.
Sailfish action, while not as hectic as in the winter months, is still producing two to three fish per boat a day on conventional gear.
I guided Abe Moskow of South Carolina for two days of fly fishing. The first day we fished the blue water with Adan on the panga Gitana II. Abe hooked one sailfish. The second day, Abe had a blast while we worked the near vertical walls of the White Rocks.
With Abe casting from the bow, Felipe on the panga Yellowfin was masterful at keeping the panga in position. By following the birds and the bait schools, Abe would cast into the boiling white water, and at times, was hooking a fish on every cast. We were mostly getting jacks and black skipjack tuna. These hard fighting fish were really pulling on the 10WT rod.
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