IXTAPA FISHING BOATS AVERAGING ABOUT 2 SAILFISH PER DAY
Jan. 20, 2006, Ed Kunze, Baja On The Fly, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico Fishing Report:
Even though the 80-degree blue fishing water is only four miles off the beach at Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, most sportfishing boats averaged only one or two sailfish a day.
Fly-fishers had it even rougher, with only about one decent shot per day. But, the fish are here, and I fully expect things to change 100 percent next week.
A very notable couple of fishing days were posted by Capt. Santiago on the charter panga “Gitana.” Bill Gray and his wife, from South Carolina, fished two days with Santiago and released 10 sailfish.
Four of our better inshore charter fishing pangas made the 40 mile run south to Papanoa. Staying down there, they hammered the water for three days and only had two roosterfish for their efforts. It is safe to say the roosters have left the area, and probably will not be back at Ixtapa Zihuatanejo until May.
Capt. Adolpho, on the panga Dos Hermanos fished about 12 miles north of Zihuatanejo, catching 27 large jack crevalle and five sierra for two days of fishing. Adolpho told me it is an ideal situation for the fly-fisher. The jacks are slamming the popper teaser all the way back to the boat. His blue water effort for three days produced five sailfish and one dorado.
Ixtapa Zihuatanejo water temperature 80-84 degrees; Air temperature 77-87 degrees; Conditions clear.
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