Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico



Jan. 12-19, 2006, Stan Lushinsky, Ixtapa Sportfishing Charters, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico Fishing Report:

The onset of the full moon caused a decline in the sailfish bite at Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, but our captains are still reporting good sea conditions with lots of bait in the area.

The blue water is within 5 miles however the affect of the full moon was felt last week. With the passing of the moon activity is expected to increase once again. Ixtapa Zihuatanejo fishing weather was sunny and mild, with temperatures in the high 80's and calm seas.

Bob Biagi fishing aboard the Gran Jefe with Capt. Luis landed 6 SAILFISH, 1 DORADO, 10 YELLOWTAIL JACKS and 30 BONITOS in 3 days of fishing.

Capt. Candelerio fishing with Mr. Soulassol reported 2 SAILFISH, 3 DORADOS, 1 roosterfish and 12 YELLOWTAIL JACKS in 3 days of fishing.

Capt. Francisco aboard the Marianana reported 4 SAILFISH and 25 BONITOS in 5 DAYS.

Capt. Jose finished the week with a single SAILFISH for angler Mr. Adams.

Capt. Jose on the La Bamba posted a 1 SAILFISH 1 DORADO day for New York angler Joe Calandra and 5 SAILFISH and 2 DORADO in 2 days for angler Mr. Donnelly. Mr. Calandra also spent 1 inshore day with Capt. Adolofo landing 2 ROOSTERFISH and 7 YELLOWTAIL JACKS.

Larry Slachta fishing aboard the Ixtapa Zihuatanejo charter fishing boat Secuestro landed 2 SAILFISH in one offshore day.

Mr. Canieri fishing 3 days offshore with Capt. Adolofo landed 5 SAILFISH and 1 DORADO.

Mr. Walker, fishing aboard the Bloody Hook with Capt. Chiro for 2 days of offshore fishing landed 7 SAILFISH and lost 1 Marlin. Capt. Chrio also reported a 2 SAILFISH day for angler Mr. McKee and a 4 SAILFISH day for angler Mr. Pex.

Phil Massimino's group fishing out of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo 2 days in Puerto Vicente Guerrero on the super pangas, Gran Jefe, Janeth, Secuestro and Dos Hermanos 2, reported 6 SAILFISH, 6 DORADOS, 2 ROOSTERFISH, 1 CHULA, 1 SPANISH MACKEREL and 57 BONITO on light tackle.

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