BOTH INSHORE AND OFFSHORE FISHING ACTION SLIGHTLY IMPROVED
Nov. 17, 2005, Stan Lushinsky, Ixtapa Sportfishing Charters, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico Sportfishing Report:
A slight warming of the ocean temperatures at Ixtapa Zihuatanejo brought a modest upswing in both inshore and offshore fishing activity last week but our captains are still reporting seeing many more fish than are willing to bite.
With the turn of the moon at the end of this week and more favorable sea conditions at Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, December is setting up to be a prime month.
Returning Georgia angler Mr Dan Walden, fishing with Captain Adolofo landed 3 SAILFISH, 1 DORADO, 9 YELLOWTAIL JACKS, 15 SPANISH MACKEREL, and 14 BONITOS but could not get the Big Roosterfish to strike. Mr Walden has annually landed some of the biggest of our season but the word must have gotten out in the Ixtapa Zihuatanejo roosterfish community. There's always next time and we are certain Dan and Captain Adolofo will even the score.
French angler Mr Montiel fishing with Captain Temo aboard the Secuestro landed 4 SAILFISH in 4 days of offshore fishing.
Captain Adolofo reported baiting 10 Sailfish in 1 day but was only able to get one to strike. Adolofo, fishing with European Angler Mr. Hache, landed 31 YELLOWTAIL JACKS, 4 ROOSTERFISH, 6 SPANISH MACKEREL and 8 BONITOS.
Mr Hache also fished inshore with Captain Luis aboard the Gran Jefe landing 26 SPANISH MACKEREL, 8 YELLOWTAIL JACKS, 4 RAINBOW RUNNERS, 6 bonitos and loosing 4 big ROOSTERFISH. Mr Hache finished his week aboard the Dos Hermanos 2 with Captain Cheva landing 1 SAILFISH and 2 DORADOS.
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