INSHORE PANGA FISHING GOOD FOR JACKS, ROOSTERFISH, AND MIXED SPECIES
Oct. 15, 2006, Ed Kunze, Baja On The Fly, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico:
The 86 degree blue fishing water off Ixtapa is still just a short boat ride out. And, as we get out of the recent full moon phase, the local fishing has picked up.
There has yet to be any dorado or yellowfin tuna in the fish counts, but we have so few sportfishing boats going out, we are not getting much on-the-water information.
Most boats fishing at Ixtapa Zihuatanejo are getting 2 to 3 sailfish a day on average.
The inshore fishing action has been outstanding in the Ixtapa Zihuatanejo area.
Captain Cheva on the charter panga Dos Hermanos fished with fly fishing guide Brent Darby of Idaho for one day. Using the fly rod, he caught 6 sierra, 8 black skipjack tuna, and several small jack crevalle.
The rooster fish action on the back side of the waves is also still fantastic. Each boat targeting roosterfish is averaging 4 to 6 fish per day.
Ixtapa Zihuatanejo vacation area water temperatures are 78 to 87 degrees. The air temperature is 72 to 92 degrees, with clouds and rain.
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