FISHING CONDITIONS STEADY FOR OFFSHORE BOATS
Aug. 5, 2005, Ed Kunze, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico Fishing Report:
The has not been much change in the fishing these last couple of weeks at Ixtapa Zihuatanejo.
The 80-degree blue fishing water is only a short 2 mile run off the beach, and the sportfishing boats are still taking most of their fish between 10 and 12 miles out. The sailfish catch is averaging between two and three fish a day, per boat.
Adolpho, on the panga Dos Hermanos, fished the blue water off Ixtapa Zihuatanejo for 2 days and ended up with 7 sailfish released. The three days of inshore fishing yielded 2 large roosterfish each day, averaging about 35 to 38 pounds, and 3 or 4 large jack crevalle, averaging about 18 to 20 pounds.
The fishing week out of Zihuatanejo bay accounted for 5 blue marlin again. They are sticking around, even though the fishing water is way too warm for their preference, because of the huge schools of skipjack tuna here. As is normal for this time of the year, there are very few boats fishing in the Ixtapa Zihuatanejo sportfishing fleet, and even though the fishing is fairy good, and it will stay this way till November.
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