FISHING WATERS RECOVERING FROM TROPICAL STORM STAN
Oct. 14, 2005, Ed Kunze, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico Fishing Report:
Fishing water conditions at Ixtapa Zihuatanejo are still recovering from when we were hit hard last week by remnants of Tropical Storm Stan.
However, things are improving daily and fishing should be back to normal by the end of next week. The blue water is still out a long ways, but coming back in to about 25 miles. From the Terrafin Satellite Surface Water Temperature, the 80 degree water is now at 10 miles out of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, and the 84 degree water is about 32 miles.
Ixtapa Zihuatanejo sportfishing boats are averaging about 1 sailfish a day each. Dan Leo, fishing on his private boat Dancin, caught two very nice dorado yesterday. He had gone out with a new electric reel to try some very deep water meat fishing. When they spotted the dorado under some debris, that put an end to the deep water expedition.
Terry Carter, guiding in this last week's Baja On the Fly roosterfish tournament, fished with Santiago on the panga Gitana for two days. He caught one sailfish on the fly each day.
Ixtapa Zihuatanejo inshore fishing waters are clearing up fast, but they are not yet back to a normal 82 degrees. They should be in great shape by next week.
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