OFFSHORE FISHING CONTINUES SLOW
Sept. 24, 2005, Ed Kunze, Baja On The Fly, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico Fishing Report:
While the offshore fishing at Ixtapa Zihuatanejo continues to be on the slow side, with most charter sportfishing boats only averaging one sailfish a day. The tuna and dorado are not around, but a couple of blue marlin are being taken each week by the fleet.
Our focus has been on the inshore getting ready for the only catch and release roosterfish on the fly tournament in Mexico. Our "Jacks or Better" tournament is scheduled for October 5-10, 2005.
All signs indicate that we should have an action packed event. The roosterfish are the best action in town right now.
Good-sized roosterfish, along with some jacks, have been found cruising the backside of the swells close to shore at Ixtapa Zihuatanejo.
Felipe, on the panga "Yellowfin," fished two days, taking seven roosterfish and several big jacks. The roosters were between 30 and 40 pounds, with the jacks going about 18 pounds, encouraging news for our contestants who are arriving at Ixtapa Zihuatanejo for the Jacks or Better tournament in a few weeks.
Ixtapa Zihuatanejo water temperature 80-84; Air temperature 78-84; Calm conditions, thunderstorms.
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