INSHORE FISHING STILL GOOD FOR JACK CREVALLE
Dec. 10, 2005, Ed Kunze, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico Sportfishing Report:
Earlier in the fishing week, due to a falling barometer from a weather disturbance about 100 miles north of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, the fishing action was fairly slow. However, things have now stabilized and the fishing is good. The clean 82-degree water is only a mile off the beach, and the 84-degree blue water is about 10 miles out.
Today, while I was guiding Bill Mink of Napa, Calif., and Greg Schurger of Columbus, Ohio, we hooked two sailfish on the fly. We were on the panga Yellowfin with Captain Felipe.
Capt. Ruben, on the Vamonos III, fishing with conventional gear, hooked 5 sailfish. All of the fish were taken between 10 and 15 miles off Ixtapa Zihuatanejo on a 210 degree heading out of Zihuatanejo Bay.
Inshore fishing is still very good for large jack crevalle action on fish averaging between 12 and 18 pounds and sierras to 5 pounds. But, it appears the roosterfish have gone south for the winter.
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