Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico



Dec. 17, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico Sportfishing Report:

The Ixtapa Zihuatanejo fall-winter fishing season continues to pick up steam as the SAILFISH bite led the offshore action. The blue water is within 8 miles and the inshore fishing action continues to improve with the roosterfish grounds near Puerto Vincentee Guerrero being the best bet. Ixtapa Zihuatanejo weather was sunny with temperatures in the 90's. Sea conditions calm. Inshore fishing at the beginning of the week was red hot at Ixtapa Zihuatanejo with small game and the Roosterfish arriving toward the end of the week.

Capt. Chiro on his new 35 foot Bertram the Bloody Hook ran his first Ixtapa Zihuatanejo sportfishing charters for the season with Anglers Michael Mcdowell and Jean Farley who landed 5 sailfish and 1 DORADO in two days of fishing. Included in the 5 SAILFISH was Mrs. Farley's 135 lb SAILFISH which is our largest of the season so far. Captain Chiro who had previously worked aboard the Vamonos 3, worked diligently this summer to refurbish the 35' Bertram and has recently added a complete line of 30 and 50 Two speed Shimano outfits.

Chris Morrision fishing 14 days aboard the Ixtapa Zihuatanejo charter boats Dos Hermanos 1 & 2 landed 5 SAILFISH, 2 DORADO, 23 YELLOWTAIL JACKS, 52 SPANISH Mackerel and 3 CHULAS.

Colorado Angler Larry Loveland, posted the single best offshore fishing day landing 5 SAILFISH aboard the Gran Jefe.

Dan Helterline fishing a combination of 4 Days aboard the Dos Hermanos 2 and Gran Jefe, landed 5 SAILFISH on Conventional tackle, 2 SAILFISH on the fly (raising 5 others) as well as 2 ROOSTERFISH and 2 BONITOS. Also fishing with Captain Luis was Harrell Minzenmayer who landed 1 SAILFISH and lost 6 others while using only lures.

Fly angler from Chicago, Mr Fred Aigner fishing at Ixtapa Zihuatanejo aboard the Janeth with Captian Arturo raised 8 SAILS in two days.

John Benbow, fishing aboard the Llamarada with Captain CHico, landed 2 SAILFISH in one day offshore.

Mr Fumenier fishing 3 days with Captain Temo on the Secuestro landed 2 SAILFISH, 8 YELLOWTAIL JACKS, 35 SPANISH MACKEREL and 2 CHULAS.

Mr Kuhn & Geiregat fishing at Ixtapa Zihuatanejo 5 days aboard the Leydy landed 10 SAILFISH, 2 DORADO, 30 SPANISH MACKEREL, 14 YELLOWTAIL JACKS and 20 BONITOS.

Mrs. Farley and Mr. Mcdowell fished at night with Captain Luis on the Grand Jefe, landing a cooler full of small game including Red Snapper, Big Eye and Grouper.

Texas Angler Terri Covington, fishing aboard the Ixtapa Zihuatanejo charter fishing boat La Bamba landed 2 SAILFISH on her first day offshore.

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