ROUGH FISHING WATERS INSHORE AT IXTAPA ZIHUATANEJO
Aug. 4, 2006, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Ixtapa fishing hampered by rain and rough seas:
According to Abel Cortez of Ixtapa, the past few fishing days were pretty rough for the inshore fishing boats and made the effort difficult.
Rainy and stormy weather during the nights was clearing up at daylight for the boats to get out, albeit, there are not many anglers in the Ixtapa fishing area right now.
The Ixtapa charter boat "Gran Jefe", reporting for 7 fishing days, reflected 7 sailfish, 1 dorado, 130 bonito, 45 jack crevalle and 2 big eye jacks.
The boat "Dos Hermanos I" reported in for 6 Ixtapa fishing days and reflected 2 sailfish, 12 roosterfish and 51 jack crevalle.
The boat "Dos Hermanos II", fishing 4 days, reflected 9 sailfish, 7 roosterfish and 15 jack crevalle.
The "Lady", fishing 2 days at Ixtapa inshore in the rough water, produced only 2 jack crevalle for their efforts.
The charter boat "Bloody Hook" had a zero fish day, also attributed to the rough inshore conditions.
Ixtapa Zihuatanejo weather was mostly cloudy and humid, with air temperatures from 73 degree nights to 91 degree daytime highs. Inshore sea conditions were very difficult for much of the week, with big swells, making it difficult to get as close as necessary, while the offshore waters were calm. Water temperatures were 84-85 degrees throughout the fishing area. Offshore fishing was best in the 10 to 12 mile area, just out front of Zihuatanejo Bay.
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