BLUE FISHING WATER AT 86 DEGREES RIGHT ON THE BEACH
Aug. 19, 2005, Ed Kunze, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico Fishing Report:
The 83 to 86-blue blue fishing water is right on the beach at Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, and depending on the particular luck you have on any given day, blue water fishing for sailfish is either good, or just average. It seems most of the Ixtapa Zihuatanejo sportfishing boats are averaging between 1 and 2 sailfish a day each. There are very few dorado around, and no one has seen any tuna.
However, the inshore fishing at Ixtapa Zihuatanejo has been outstanding. Adolpho, on the panga Dos Hermanos fished 5 days this week. Two of the days were in the blue water and they released 6 sailfish. The other three days were on the backside of the waves looking for the big jack crevalle and roosters. They caught 13 roosters and 16 jacks. The roosters averaged 30 to 35 pounds, and the jacks about 16 pounds. Adolpho's client's fish were all taken on either a slowed trolled live bait, or a surface popper cast on the ridge of the waves with medium action spinning gear.
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