TROPICAL RAINS MUDDY INSHORE FISHING WATERS AND SLOW ROOSTERFISH ACTION
Oct. 21, 2006, Ed Kunze, Baja On The Fly, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico:
Offshore fishing for sailfish at Ixtapa has been steady at an average of about 2 fish to a boat per day. As we go into the new moon phase, this average should pick up a bit.
A nice bonus for Ixtapa fishing boats this week was the dorado have finally started to show, with some of the boats getting a couple of nice 25 pound fish.
One commercial panguero, who was working a floating tree limb, managed to get 10 dorado. This same panguero also told me the yellowfin tuna are now showing at the 25 mile mark.
The rains at Ixtapa this week caused some dirty water flows out of the rivers, creating a turbid inshore water situation. This did hurt the roosterfish action this last week. But, talking to Adopho on the panga Dos Hermanos, he feels in three days we will be back into the great action for roosterfish.
Capt. Cali and I, while driving along the dirt road at Playa Blanca today, spotted some birds and lots of small jack crevalle crashing the back side of the surf line. The water was a bit green, but the bait and the fish are definitely here.
Ixtapa fishing area water temperature is 78 to 87; Air temperature 77 to 84; Weather cloudy with rain.
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