Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico



Jan. 20-27, 2006, Stan Lushinsky, Ixtapa Sportfishing Charters, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico Fishing Report:

The full moon caused a high tide and strong winds made fishing conditions early in the week difficult at Ixtapa Zihuatanejo.

Some below average catches for this time of year, were posted during the week. Our boats fishing the Puerto Vicente Guerrero area also noticed the absence of roosterfish this week but a strong showing of jacks.

Overall, this year continues to follow anything but normal patterns. Some Marlin were reported as well.

Ixtapa Zihuatanejo weather was a bit windy, with sunny days and highs in the upper 80's. Seas were moderate, bait supply fair.

Angler Mr Herndon fly fishing 2 days aboard the Bloody Hook landed 2 sailfish and had just 1 other shot.

Capt. Adolofo reported an absence of Roosterfish this week but put his client Mr Canierie into some very good Yellowtail Jack action landing 22 in two days.

Capt. Cheva fishing with Tim Hoare reported 5 SAILFISH in 2 days.

Capt. Chiro aboard the Bloody Hook reported the single best day landing 6 Sailfish for clients of the Gary Burkholtz Group who also fished two days aboard the Marea Azul and Illusion, landing 4 additional SAILFISH. Captain Chiro also reported a 3 Sailfish, 1 Dorado day for angler Jim Pex.

Capt. Jose on the La Bamba reported a 2 SAILFISH day for angler Layland and managed 1 SAILFISH and 1 DORADO in 2 days for returning angler Thorn.

Capt. Ruben on the Vamonos 1 reported a 4 SAILFISH 1 DORADO day for angler Mr Tado.

Capt. Temo on the Secuestro, Capt. Arturo on the Janeth Capt. Luis on the Gran Jefe and Captain Cheva on the Dos Hermanos 2 combined for a total of 91 JACKS and a handful of Bonitos.

Fishing 4 offshore days with angler Mr Dan Walden, Capt. Adolofo reported 9 SAILFISH releasing 5, 1 DORADO, and 2 YELLOWFIN TUNA.

Mr Senouf fishing aboard the super panga Zapatito Gordo for 2 days landed 4 SAILFISH and 1 Dorado.

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