IXTAPA ZIHUATANEJO: ROOSTERFISH ACTION OUTSTANDING
June 23, 2006, Ed Kunze, Baja On The Fly, Ixtapa fishing, inshore and offshore report:
From the inshore, to way offshore, the water temperature at Ixtapa Zihuatanejo is averaging about 84 to 85 degrees. The blue water is only 3 miles off the beach.
But, due to the moon phase, the sailfish and marlin were slow this week. With the new moon occurring this week on Sunday, the offshore fishing should make a substantial improvement.
One bright spot is the inshore fishing for the roosterfish. The roosterfish action is just outstanding at Ixtapa, with every boat fishing for them getting at least three or four. Even Capt. Santiago, on the panga Gitana, who came back inshore late, because the sailfish action was slow offshore, ended up getting a 45 pound roosterfish off Playa Blanca.
Capt. Adolpho, on the panga Dos Hermanos, told me he only caught three roosters yesterday, but because each 70 pound class fish took an hour and a half to get to the boat, it was all the time they had before they had to head back to the dock.
Ixtapa fishing area weather was 72 to 84, with thunderstorms, water temperature 78 to 84.
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