OFFSHORE FISHING PICKS UP OVER THE FULL MOON
Feb. 10, 2007, Ixtapa, Guerrero, Mexico, Baja On The Fly, Ed Kunze:
The Ixtapa fishing area of Mexico had a very pleasant surprise this week as the fishing was actually been better during the full moon phase than it had been during the week before.
A current of cooler, 81-degree fishing water, moved into the Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Mexican vacation area, with clean blue water only half a mile out in front of Zihuatanejo Bay.
The cobalt blue fishing water is only 5 miles out.
The game fish arrived with the blue water.
Each charter fishing boat out of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo is averaging between two and three sailfish caught per day.
Several nice blue marlin were also caught this week.
Inshore action in this fishing area of Mexico is seeing a lot of jack crevalle cruising the beaches.
We are now also having a very good, all day long bite on the large jack crevalle inside Zihuatanejo bay.
In addition, at 12 miles out, there is a large area of 10 to 30 pound yellowfin tuna present.
Ixtapa fishing boats have found these tuna hard to stay on, because they pop up and down, and when they are up, they are moving fast.
This is when you wish you had a San Diego long range fishing boat, with hundreds of scoops of chum bait available.
Ixtapa Zihuatanejo vacation area weather is calm and mostly cloudy, 68 to 87 degrees, with water temperatures of 80 to 84 degrees.