GOOD SAILFISH NUMBERS CAUGHT BY LOCAL CHARTER FISHING BOATS
Jan. 28, 2006, Ed Kunze, Baja On The Fly, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico Sportfishing Report:
We are coming out of the full moon phase, and Ixtapa Zihuatanejo anglers who fished for three or more days ended up with some very good numbers. Those who gave it a one-day try may have done well, or maybe not.
The 82-degree blue water is a very short run out of Zihuatanejo Bay, and we are averaging about two to three sailfish a day per boat. The blue marlin are also showing up in the catches for an average of about one blue for every six boats.
The panga “Gitana” with Capt. Santiago, and his brother Capt. Adan, on the “Gitana II” had some respectable numbers this week.
Minnesota angler Bill Berg, down for a break from winter’s ice and snow, released 11 sailfish and two yellowfin tuna after four days of fishing with Capt. Santiago. Mel Walberg and Troy Courneya each fished three days with Capt.. Adan and released a total of 12 sailfish and one dorado.
The inshore action for fly-rodders has been best for black skipjack tuna and green jacks.
Ixtapa Zihuatanejo water temperature 80-84 degrees; Air temperature 78-86 degrees; Wind calm; Conditions clear.
(See "Mexico Fishing News" online for current fishing reports, photos, weather, and water temperatures from Ixtapa Zihuatanejo and other major Mexican sportfishing areas. Vacation travel articles, fishing maps and seasonal calendars, and fishing related information for Ixtapa Zihuatanejo may be found at Mexfish.com's main Ixtapa Zihuatanejo page.