CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Local IGFA representative Minerva Saenz of Minerva's Baja Tackle at Cabo San Lucas said over the weekend that she had just completed processing an all-tackle world record application for a wahoo weighed on her certified scale at 184 pounds.
The wahoo was caught on Friday, July 29, 2005, about 5 miles south of the arch on the boat Pez Espada by 15-year-old Sara Hayward of Nacogdoches, Texas, Saenz said. If approved by the IGFA, the fish would easily surpass the present 1996 all-tackle record of 158 pounds 8 ounces. Said Saenz, "I think this is a very clean fish. Everything looks really good here. I'm confident it will be approved as a world record." The huge wahoo hit a Mean Joe Green lure about noon and was gaffed in about 45 minutes by the Pez Espada's Capt. Gerry Martinez. WORLD RECORD WAHOO CATCH REPORT.
CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Larry Edwards of Cortez Yacht Charters reported on 48 combined outings by Gaviota Fleet and the Fish Cabo, with a catch including released fish of: 45 striped marlin, two sailfish, eight dorado, and 26 yellowfin tuna. CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING REPORT.
CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Benjamin Ortega of Solmar Fleet reported on 53 boats, with a catch including released fish of: 59 striped marlin, one blue marlin, 20 yellowfin tuna, and 23 dorado. Solmar's top captain for the week was Javier Abaroa with a five-outing score including released fish of: 17 striped marlin, 12 yellowfin tuna, and nine dorado. CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING REPORT.
CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Tommy Garcia of Cabo Magic reported on 98 boats, with a catch including released fish of: 31 striped marlin, one "white marlin," one blue marlin, two sailfish, 54 yellowfin tuna, 36 dorado, one wahoo, one mako shark, six roosterfish, 10 skipjack, and 19 boats skunked.
CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Tracy Ehrenberg of Pisces Fleet reported 68 percent of boats landing billfish last week, 24 percent catching dorado, and some boats with yellowfin tuna of mostly 15 to 25 pounds. Inshore fishing was slow except for a few skipjack and triggerfish. "Cabo San Lucas is still way cooler than normal for this time of year," Ehrenberg said. "...Boats did see marlin and baited them on numerous occasions, but with squid in the area, it was harder to tempt them with mackerel." CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING REPORT.
CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: George Landrum of Fly Hooker Sportfishing said Cabo weather was pushing the 100-degree mark, with light showers on Thursday, and water temperatures were warmer at up to 85 degrees on the Cortez side and up to 82 degrees offshore on the Pacific side. More blue and black marlin were moving into the area with warming conditions: "Things are looking up...as the warm water has arrived...there is a downside to that as well. If we get tropical storm action to the south, there is no cold water around us to keep it away." CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING REPORT.
CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Picante Fleet reported on five mid-week boats with a catch including released fish of: eight striped marlin, seven tuna, and nine dorado.
CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Jim Dillon of Salvador's Sportfishing reported on 15 outings by El Budster, El Budster I, and El Budster II, with a catch including released fish of: nine striped marlin, 36 yellowfin tuna to 45 pounds, 11 dorado to 40 pounds.
ENSENADA, MEXICO: Emerald Argonza of Matador Sportfishing said the Azteca and Wahoo made several local trips and averaged about seven fish per rod on bottom fish including lingcod, rockcod, salmon grouper and whitefish. On Saturday, the Wahoo tried fishing outside for tuna without luck, but found cleaner, 68-degree water at Soledad reef, and finished the day with bottom fish limits. Other boats reported sighting schools of tuna moving slowly northwards about 100 miles south of Ensenada. ENSENADA FISHING REPORT.
ENSENADA, MEXICO: Ivan Villarino of Vonny's Fleet reported over the weekend that the red tide was starting to dissipate at the tip of Punta Banda "hopefully, for good." Bait was returning to the area and Villarino said the "calicos went crazy." Vonny's Fleet pangas were scoring good action on calico bass and some barracuda with swim baits, plus the usual rockcod, lingcod, and bottom fish. Punta Banda weather was partly cloudy in the high-70s, with 3 to 4-foot ocean swells, and water temperatures at 62 degrees.
ENSENADA, MEXICO: Memo Gomez of El Dorado Sportfishing said local water temperatures around the bay were at 66.6 degrees last week, and surface action was very slow for yellowtail and barracuda. A trip on Thursday produced one barracuda and the usual limits of bottom fish including rockcod, salmon grouper, and lingcod. Another trip on Friday had similar results, fishing at Punta Norte of the island and at bajo San Miguel. ENSENADA FISHING REPORT.
ENSENADA, MEXICO: Sammy Susarrey of Lily Fleet said the red tide continued very strong at Marina Coral last week and albacore were too far out for local boats, but tuna were seen by boats off Punta Colonet. Bottom fishing was good at Punta Banda bank and at San Jose reef for shallow water lingcod and red rockcod. ENSENADA FISHING REPORT.
ENSENADA, MEXICO: Earlier, Sergio Susarrey of Sergio's Sportfishing Center reported on 246 anglers aboard the Ensenada Clipper, Shir-Lee Too, Shir-Lee, El Cazador, Quest, and Clipper II, with a catch of: 33 barracuda, 34 albacore, 357 lingcod, 646 rockcod, 222 whitefish, 84 sheephead, and 64 red snapper.
ERENDIRA, MEXICO: Fernando Castro of Castro's Camp said 27 boats fished during the week, in 66-degree water 5 miles from the coast, for a catch of: 11 yellowtail, 14 white seabass, and many lingcod, red rockcod, and whitefish. Erendira weather and sea conditions were good all week, and many yellowtail and bait fish were seen.
SAN QUINTIN, MEXICO: Pete Hillis of Pedro's Pangas reported continued good fishing conditions, but still no albacore or tuna showing up offshore: "Temperatures and currents are right off San Quintin, but the tuna just haven't showed in our fishing area yet." Boats at Isla San Martin continued to catch yellowtail and halibut, and "all the calicos and sandbass you want" were available at Playa San Ramon. San Quintin weather was hot in the high-80s. SAN QUINTIN FISHING REPORT.
SAN QUINTIN, MEXICO: Jim Petrella of Rancho Palos Verdes fished with Lee Moreno, based out of the Pirate's Cove Motel in Camalu, finding slow bait making conditions in red tide, but good fishing anyway for lingcod, sandbass, and calico bass. Petrella said the hotel was still under construction, but had rooms at $42 and reasonable food at the restaurant. CAMALU FISHING REPORT.
SAN QUINTIN, MEXICO: Julio Meza of San Quintin reported 283 anglers in 97 boats fishing in the recent tournament, and total of 97 yellowtail weighed in. With over 1,500 people at the awards ceremony, Meza said, "All the sponsors were so happy and had a good time. They are ready to go with us for the Baja California Sport Fishing Circuit next year, with Rosarito, Ensenada, San Quintin and Bahia de los Angeles stages." SAN QUINTIN TOURNAMENT REPORT.
SAN QUINTIN, MEXICO: Denis Quesnel of Action Lures fished in the tournament with Capt. Oscar of K&M Offshore Sportfishing and reported red tides knocking down the bait in the bay, but five yellowtail to 18 pounds caught at Isla San Martin on trolled Rapalas and his jointed Action jigs, plus 25 sandbass, a 20-pound lingcod, and some red rockcod. "It was tough and hard fishing," Quesnel said. "But we had a great time as always." SAN QUINTIN FISHING REPORT.
BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO: Mike Hutton of Lake Forest reported on a Baja run down Mex 1 with stops at Santa Rosalia and La Paz, and fishing for marlin, wahoo, jack crevalle, and roosterfish with Tortuga Sportfishing at Las Arenas. "This was our first drive down Baja and we were expecting the worst, but the roads are well maintained and the federales were very professional," Hutton said. "The only stressful part of the drive was the long stretch between El Rosario and Villa Jesus Maria. No gas stations..." BAJA MEX 1 TRIP REPORT.
MAGDALENA BAY, MEXICO: Diana Hoyt of Mag Bay Outfitters said bonita and barracuda were a mile outside the Puerto Lopez Mateos boca, and spotted bay bass and halibut were caught inside the mangrove channels. Water temperatures were at 76 degrees, and local commercial fisherman Sergio reported many dorado and yellowtail 5 miles out. "July is a great time to come," Hoyt said. "It is the least windy month, and the water temperature comes up."
MAGDALENA BAY, MEXICO: Gary Graham of Baja On The Fly said some dorado were caught offshore at the Thetis Bank and the shark buoys 20 miles out at 230 to 270 degrees. At the San Carlos entrada, boats reported yellowtail, grouper, and breezing skipjack and bonito under birds. The mangrove channels produced good catches of corvina and grouper plus a few snapper. Magadalena Bay weather was clear, with water temperatures of 62 to 73 degrees. MAGADALENA BAY FISHING REPORT.
SAN JOSE DEL CABO, MEXICO: Eric Brictson of Gordo Banks Pangas reported on 76 combined La Playita fleet pangas, with a catch of: three wahoo, two sailfish, one blue marlin, 24 striped marlin, 28 dorado, 18 yellowfin tuna, 36 amberjack, eight dogtooth snapper, 22 yellowtail snapper, 76 huachinango, 16 roosterfish, 15 cabrilla, 22 jack crevalle, and eight pompano. After several weeks of cold currents, water temperatures were up to 79 to 83 degrees, with better sea conditions, and Brictson said, "We are confident that now with the warmer days and water conditions it will not be long before the offshore action really breaks wide open." SAN JOSE DEL CABO FISHING REPORT.
SAN JOSE DEL CABO, MEXICO: Luis Duhart of Palmilla Bay Sportfishing said seven boats fished during the week, making long runs to the Vinorama area for scratch fishing on "cabrilla, a couple of tunas, and some dorados." One good trip for the week was made by 85-year-old Jorge Madrid of Cuernavaca, Mexico, who came to catch a sailfish and managed to get one, plus two dorado, while fishing only 3 miles off the Hotel Westin. "The bait is still lisa, and the ocean is kind a green and the waves are high," Duhart said. SAN JOSE DEL CABO FISHING REPORT.
SAN JOSE DEL CABO, MEXICO: Species fishing specialist John Snow of San Jose del Cabo reported hot weather and warmer water last week, with clear blue color, and two pet species showing up in his catch, a banded wrasse and a rainbow wrasse. Other species caught over the weekend included a 30-pound yellowfin tuna, a 10-pound red snapper by Capt. Pata, 5-pound Pacific goldeneye tilefish, and a 3-pound triggerfish. "No one fishing," Snow said of the La Playita area.
SAN JOSE DEL CABO, MEXICO: Earlier, Rudy Gonzales of Cypress ran into very slow conditions, fishing out of San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas for two days and getting skunked: "...We saw free jumping marlin and chased them with no luck...We did see some boats catching fish, mainly billfish and tuna, but very spare." SAN JOSE DEL CABO FISHING REPORT.
EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Chris Moyers of East Cape Smoke House reported on 438 charters from combined fleets including the Van Wormer resorts of Palmas de Cortez, Playa del Sol, and Punta Colorada, with a catch including released fish of: 28 blue marlin, 273 striped marlin, 42 sailfish, 83 dorado, 1,463 yellowfin tuna, 56 pargo, two snapper, two wahoo, four amberjack, two pompano, two cabrilla, and four roosterfish. The blue marlin included three fish in the 400 to 600-pound class. East Cape weather was in the low-100s, with water temperatures of 79 to 88 degrees. For the previous week, Moyers reported on 346 charters, with a catch including released fish of: one blue marlin, 384 striped marlin, 63 sailfish, 59 dorado, 1,414 yellowfin tuna, 13 pargo, two wahoo, one amberjack, one yellowtail, and one roosterfish. EAST CAPE FISHING REPORT.
EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Axel Valdez of Buena Vista Beach Resort reported on 91 boats, with a catch including released fish of: three blue marlin, 48 striped marlin, seven sailfish, 16 dorado, 389 tuna, four roosterfish, 21 snapper, seven jack crevalle, one amberjack, 199 bonita, two yellowtail, one ladyfish, one pompano, two cabrilla, and two skipjack. A Dan Hernandez surf fishing tournament was held in front of the hotel, and a total of 10 species were caught. East Cape water temperatures were at 80 to 85 degrees. EAST CAPE FISHING REPORT.
EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Tami Mouyeos of Rancho Buena Vista reported on 26 boats fishing the last three days of the week with a catch including released fish of: 24 striped marlin, eight sailfish, six dorado, 82 tuna, two wahoo, and 68 skipjack.
EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Gary Graham of Baja On The Fly said some good yellowfin tuna action on the fly was found last week, including "almost constant action for tuna and white bonito," in grumpy seas and a 20-knot wind, for Michael Hibbard of Southbury, Conn. Blue marlin of 400-plus, 500-plus, and 614-pounds were also reported at East Cape last week. EAST CAPE FISHING REPORT.
EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Roy Baldwin of Rancho Leonero reported very good striped marlin, blue marlin and sailfish action, with boats averaging more than three fish per day only five miles offshore, Baldwin said. Yellowfin tuna moved out to about 20 miles, and on the beaches roosterfish to 45 pounds were caught from La Ribera to Las Barracas. East Cape water temperatures were at 80 to 84 degrees. EAST CAPE FISHING REPORT.
EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Dale Brown of Freemont and his group fished 15 boat-days out of Hotel Playa del Sol on their annual trip and reported a catch including released fish of: 12 marlin, two sailfish, 150 tuna, three dorado, 16 triggerfish for ceviche, one roosterfish, and four pargo. Top catches for the group included first marlin for Brown's son Adam and three others in the group, and a lifetime best 63-pound dorado by Brown: "This was one of the best fishing trips of my life and I haven't even been able to tell you about the wonderful time we had at the hotel each and every evening." EAST CAPE FISHING REPORT.
EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Ash Pickering of the Vista Sea Sport Dive Service reported water temperatures back up to 77 to 84 degrees at the Cabo Pulmo coral reef: "The currents are running and the dives are full of fish. Many of the rays and nudibranchs have disappeared, but our schools of snapper, grouper and bigeyed jacks are still turning night into day as they move overhead."
EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Rich Torkington of Mesa, Ariz., and his family dived four days with Vista Sea Sport from Isla Cerralvo to Los Frailes: "We sighted so many interesting species, we can't list them...For two days in a row, it seemed to be a Panamic green moray frenzy, with so many of them free swimming during the day I finally stopped taking video...Every dive site we visited was carpeted in schools of fish and invertebrates." East Cape water temperatures ranged from the high-60s to the low-80s during the trip. EAST CAPE DIVE TRIP REPORT.
LA PAZ, MEXICO: Dos Hernandez of Tortuga Sportfishing said the Las Arenas side had some clouds and rain during the week, but not enough to stop the fishing, as several groups arrived from the Los Angeles area and caught wahoo, pargos, and dorado from both ends of Isla Cerralvo. Lots of sargassum weed was located around Las Cruces and was drifting southwards toward the island. No tuna schools were seen. LAS ARENAS FISHING REPORT.
LA PAZ, MEXICO: Jonathan Roldan of Tailhunter International said the La Paz side had a good week of weather and fishing for lots of school-sized dorado and continued heavy marlin concentrations. Angler Steve Dougherty of Santa Ana lost an estimated 800-pound class black marlin at gaff after his rod broke and was replaced during a 4-hour fight. LA PAZ FISHING REPORT.
LORETO, MEXICO: Pam Bolles of Baja Big Fish Company said Loreto had some light rain and rough seas during the week, but improving conditions by Friday, although fishing was still spotty: "I sent 11 boats out on Friday and they were mixed between fishing offshore for dorado, marlin and sails, and inshore for yellowtail and cabrilla, etc. Most came back skunked." Boats fishing for deep yellowtail at about 230 feet in locations north of town found consistent action, but lost many to the rocks. "The Marvalita III hooked into 11 fish but only landed two of them," Bolles said. Three miles off the north side of Isla Carmen, a very large tuna was broken off after a 45-minute fight. LORETO FISHING REPORT.
LORETO, MEXICO: At Villas de Loreto, Wendy Wilchynski reported very slow fishing activity in town: "The last few reports on fishing have taken their toll! We do have a group coming in on Sunday and we hope they'll do well.
LORETO, MEXICO: Patty Zapata of the Hotel Oasis said water temperatures were as high as 88 degrees, but only a few dorado were in the area, as anglers reported sailfish, marlin, cabrilla, and roosterfish, and just a few small dorado, including 10 and 11 pounders from around Isla Coronado, and another catch of three fish to 30 pounds north of the island. On July 18, 2005, Carlos Benziger caught a grouper reported at 180 pounds at Punta Lobos. Erin Kennedy caught a roosterfish reported at 55 pounds on the back side of Isla Carmen. LORETO FISHING REPORT.
LORETO, MEXICO: Earlier, Tom Bird of Loreto noted that some top catches made during the recent Fishin for the Mission Tournament included a 39-pound wahoo by Big Cheese and a 34.5-pound wahoo by Baja Invader, but Bird said, "Overall fishing was very tough on the 62 boat field that entered the tournament with several boats coming in with the skunk flag flying." LORETO FISHING TOURNAMENT REPORT.
MULEGE, MEXICO: Gary Thomas of Tracy and his wife Peggy fished 11 days out of Mulege on their 21-foot boat and Thomas reported an average of six, mostly 8 to 12-pound dorado per day, but with two fish of 23 and 41 pounds, plus one blue marlin, four striped marlin, and one sailfish. Thomas fished temperature breaks in a wide area from Isla San Marcos in the north to Punta Concepcion: "You needed to be in at least 81-degree water to find much other than skipjack and bonita. Water cooler than 81 was usually green...The bigger bulls seemed to be around 22 to 25 miles from the lighthouse on a 30-degree heading." MULEGE FISHING REPORT.
MULEGE, MEXICO: At the Hotel Serenidad, Diana Johnson reported lots of sailfish in the area but dorado fishing still slow.
SANTA ROSALIA, MEXICO: Mike Kanzler of Isla San Marcos reported weather cooler than usual, in the low-90s, with water temperatures of 80 to 83 degrees, but very few anglers visiting the Santa Rosalia area. A run to the bajos north of the isla produced nine yellowtail of 23 to 27 pounds one morning, and another run with his kids 4 miles outside produced some dorado of 8 to 12 pounds, plus a 20 pounder that put on a show for them: "The kids where screaming and laughing as my son worked the fish in...I reminded myself, enjoy them now, for they grow up too quick." SANTA ROSALIA FISHING REPORT.
SANTA ROSALIA, MEXICO: Ed Hogan of San Bruno south of Santa Rosalia fished one day at the Isla San Marcos bajos and caught three yellowtail of 28, 32, and 35 pounds by 8 a.m. Hogan said all the fish hit live mackerel on sliding sinker rigs, and another yellowtail was lost to seals. Many solo dorado were seen on the way back to San Bruno. Water temperatures were at 80 degrees on the bajos, and up to 84 degrees north and outside the island. SANTA ROSALIA FISHING REPORT.
SANTA ROSALIA, MEXICO: Earlier, Hogan said he's been launching his 18-foot boat at San Bruno and launching was also available at San Lucas Cove at high tide or Santa Rosalia at any tide. Hogan said he targeted yellowtail on the Isla San Marcos bajos last week, but also saw "many dorado chasing our bait as we dropped it over the side." The commercial squid season was on, but the price was only two pesos per kilo. SAN BRUNO FISHING REPORT.
BAHIA DE LOS ANGELES, MEXICO: Abraham Vazquez of Camp Gecko at Bahia de los Angeles said wide-open dorado action arrived at the bay on Saturday, as all boats loaded up in 81 to 84-degree water a couple of miles off Punta Don Juan. "The dorado fishing stayed very wide-open today," Vazquez said. "We caught and released dorado until we ran out of bait...It looks like we are going to have a great dorado run." Vazquez said the dorado were caught on sargassum weed, and yellowtail were also still present at Isla Smith. Bahia de los Angeles weather was in the mid-90s, with high humidity and daily winds from the southeast. BAHIA DE LOS ANGELES FISHING REPORT.
SAN FELIPE, MEXICO: Dana Kerby of Baja Sportfishing, Inc., said the panga mothership Erik's Midriff Islands departure from San Felipe last week was delayed until 4 p.m. because local sources were out of block ice and a truck had to be sent to San Luis Rio Colorado. "Apparently the green onion and watermelon harvests are taking place in the various farming areas of northern Baja, and thus, there is a shortage of block ice," Kerby said. The Erik fished with 25 anglers, with a catch of: 159 yellowtail, 73 cabrilla, 10 white seabass, one grouper of 37 pounds, 32 pargo, five dorado, and 285 miscellaneous fish. SAN FELIPE MOTHERSHIP FISHING REPORT.
SAN FELIPE, MEXICO: Doug Magee of Papa Fernandez at Gonzaga Bay reported daytime highs of 110 degrees, nighttime lows in the low-80s, humidity at 30 to 70 percent, and slow fishing at the islands for some skunks, triggerfish and bass. From his house, Magee saw: "Frigates and other sea birds working the bait, but no surface signs of fish feeding."
SAN FELIPE, MEXICO: Fily Espinoza of Tony Reyes Fishing Tours reported on a six-day trip by the panga mothership Jose Andres, returning to San Felipe on July 29, 2005, with a catch of: 88 yellowtail, 18 to 19 pounds; two grouper, 45 to 75 pounds; one black sea bass, 85 pounds; 57 white seabass, 20 to 35 pounds; 54 cabrilla, 9 to 15 pounds; nine red snapper, 12 to 14 pounds; nine sheephead, 10 pounds; 65 spotted bay bass; and 55 miscellaneous fish. Espinoza also reported on the previous week's trip, returning to San Felipe on July 22, 2005. SAN FELIPE MOTHERSHIP FISHING REPORT.
SAN FELIPE, MEXICO: Tony Reyes Jr. of Tony Reyes Fishing Tours reported on a six-day Midriff Island Trip by the panga mothership Tony Reyes, returning to San Felipe on July 29, 2005, with a catch of: six black sea bass to 65 pounds; three grouper to 45 pounds; 147 yellowtail to 25 pounds; 138 white seabass to 31 pounds; 28 pargo to 15 pounds; six broomtail grouper to 26 pounds; 60 squid; 215 spotted bay bass; and 12 sheephead to 8 pounds. Reyes also reported on the previous week's trip, returning on July 22, 2005. SAN FELIPE MOTHERSHIP FISHING REPORT.
SAN CARLOS, MEXICO: Manuel Gerhardus of Guasave, Sinaloa, fished 20 miles out of Las Glorias, south of Topolobampo, on a heading of 220 degrees and reported a 45-pound wahoo and several dorado to 17 pounds. Gerhardus said sea conditions were unusually calm all day, with a water temperature of 84 degrees. SINALOA FISHING REPORT.
MAZATLAN, MEXICO: Larry Edwards of Cortez Yacht Charters reported on 14 Aries Fleet charters, with a catch including released fish of: seven sailfish, two blue marlin, and 142 dorado. Both blues were caught the same day by the Aries II. Mazatlan weather was calm in the low-90s, with water temperatures of 84 to 86 degrees in the main fishing area 24 to 28 miles out of Marina el Cid. MAZATLAN FISHING REPORT.
MAZATLAN, MEXICO: Bill Heimpel of Star Fleet said blue marlin action was good and his boats were catching about four per week to 325 pounds, plus lots of medium dorado, some wahoo to 53 pounds, and abundant sailfish. Snook were reported at river mouths about 25 miles north of the city. Mazatlan seas were calm with the water temperature at 84 degrees. MAZATLAN FISHING REPORT.
PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO: Manny Ocaranza of the charter boat Yolaray fished with Gary Tasich's family 48 miles out at El Bajo on Saturday and reported three yellowfin tuna of 201, 265, and 278 pounds. Ocaranza said the fish were all caught on skipjack baits on outriggers and downriggers, in good sea conditions, with a light swell from the northwest.
PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO: Zev Hendeles of Los Angeles and his group fished three days with Master Baiter's Sportfishing on the charter boat High Maintenance and reported three yellowfin tuna weighed on a certified scale at 225, 228, and 238 pounds, plus one sailfish. Hendeles said he saw no dorado or wahoo, but the fishing area around El Bajo seemed ready to explode: "In the morning, you could see big tunas on the surface rolling around." Puerto Vallarta seas were flat, with water temperatures in the low-80s. PUERTO VALLARTA FISHING REPORT.
IXTAPA ZIHUATANEJO, MEXICO: Ed Kunze of Zihuatanejo said 80-degree blue water was only 4 or 5 miles out, and boats averaged about two to three sailfish per day. Roosterfish action was very good at times: "The panga Zapitito Gordo...raised five roosters, of which all could have been caught on conventional gear, but Murphy's Law, and a rush of adrenaline, made it real tough to even get the fly in the water." Kunze said he's also been having good results while kite fishing for jacks in the same Pantla area about 45 minutes north of Zihuatanejo. IXTAPA ZIHUATANEJO FISHING REPORT.
IXTAPA ZIHUATANEJO, MEXICO: Stan Lushinsky of Ixtapa Sportfishing Charters reported improved conditions and fishing action last week, including a three-day catch of nine sailfish, five skipjack tuna, one marlin, and five roosterfish by angler Tom Patillo's group fishing on the Intruzza, Dos Hermanos I, and Vamonos. Lushinsky also relayed a report of a 380-kilo marlin speared and landed by a local commercial diver named Guncho. IXTAPA ZIHUATANEJO FISHING REPORT.
IXTAPA ZIHUATANEJO, MEXICO: Paul Phillips of the Fintastic Total Tag & Release Tournament said about 10 boats per day were fishing out of Zihuatanejo Bay: "It's good to see more boats fishing this summer than last."
IXTAPA ZIHUATANEJO, MEXICO: Gary Graham of Baja On The Fly reported Ixtapa Zihuatanejo weather in the low-90s with thunderstorms and water temperatures of 80 to 84 degrees.