PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO: Kurt Hjort of Esperanza Sportfishing said offshore water at El Banco and Corbeteña was clear at 83 to 86 degrees and big yellowfin tuna were reported all week long by Puerto Vallarta boats including "the Yolaray, Madonna, Prime Time, Dahmar, Barrabas, and many more."
Dennis Champ fished on the Esperanza and lost a very large tuna after a 2-hour fight. Hjort said the biggest challenge has been in catching the skipjack baits necessary for hooking the cows: "Get it early and you will get bit. Get out late, and too much time gets spent trying to catch the skippies that haven't been really cooperative...October will be very busy for us and is one of the best months for the monsters at Puerto Vallarta. We are looking forward to it." PUERTO VALLARTA FISHING REPORT.
PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO: Josh Temple of Prime Time Adventures said of last week's tuna fishing, "We are in the middle of what has to be one of the most spectacular bites in offshore fishing history." Temple's charter boat Prime Time was finding very good action on black marlin in the 500-pound class and multiple cow class yellowfin tuna over 200 pounds, to a high weight of 292 pounds. "The entire Puerto Vallarta sportfishing fleet down here of the hard core squad is just killing it," Temple said. "I really don't think it gets any better than this. It's hard to get any sleep at all at night." PUERTO VALLARTA FISHING REPORT.
PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO: Gal Hever of Thousand Oaks reported on his three days of fishing on the Prime Time, missing out on tuna over 200 pounds, but landing two tuna of 155 pounds and 170 pounds, several of about 40 pounds, and a sailfish. Hever said skipjack baits were hard to come by, as other boats hooked up with them: "It was tough having to listen to everyone out there getting hooked up on big tuna on the skippies. All we needed was one or two skippies and we'd be in business. We fished for bait for 2 more hours with no luck." PUERTO VALLARTA FISHING REPORT.
ENSENADA, MEXICO: Emerald Argonza of Matador Sportfishing reported on two good offshore runs late in the week. On Thursday, the Matador fished with three passengers around the 238 and 295 spots for a catch of: 32 yellowtail, one dorado, and 2 rockcod caught on the way home. On Saturday, the Matador fished in 69.7-degree water around the lower 500 spot with four anglers for a catch of: five dorado of 33 to 37 pounds. ENSENADA FISHING REPORT.
ENSENADA, MEXICO: Gerardro Sanchez of KCHTS Sportfishing reported one day of bottom fish limits in rough conditions at San Jose reef south of Ensenada, and then three offshore trips around the 238 spot with a catch of: four dorado of 15 to 30 pounds, one yellowfin tuna of 12 pounds, and one yellowtail of 12 pounds. "We lost a lot of fish, but other boats got a lot," Sanchez said. "We got those fish trolling Mexican flag feathers." ENSENADA FISHING REPORT.
ENSENADA, MEXICO: Sammy Susarrey of Lily Fleet said offshore action slowed down around the lower 500 spot on Saturday as most boats scored about four fish per rod, including dorado and yellowfin tuna of 15 to 20 pounds. Bottom fish, including some white seabass to 20 pounds, were plentiful at San Jose reef, and local boats caught barracuda and yellowtail. Earlier in the week, the Amigo fished 43 miles out off Ensenada on a heading of 210 degrees for about four fish per rod on 20-pound dorado, 10-pound yellowtail, and 20-pound yellowfin tuna. Water temperatures in the area, around GPS numbers 31.24 117.15, averaged 72.8 degrees. ENSENADA FISHING REPORT.
ENSENADA, MEXICO: Mark Perez of Downey, Larry Poon, and Deric Rangell combined to land a 164-pound marlin at midweek while fishing on Lily Fleet's charter boat Tamara with Capt. Oscar Susarrey. The marlin hit a soft head trolling plug and was caught 35 miles west of Ensenada's Marina Coral in 70 to 71-degree water. It was fought for 1 hour 45 minutes on 50-pound line. ENSENADA MARLIN FISHING REPORT.
ENSENADA, MEXICO: Ivan Villarino of Vonny's Fleet said his beach-launched pangas fished at Punta Banda every day except Wednesday last week, in clear water with no red tide, for steady bottom fish fish limits, a nice flurry of white seabass for Jay Johnson on Tuesday, and a 30-pound yellowtail for Lloyd Mitchell of Hollywood, who fished on the Vonny I with Capt. Beto Zamora. Ensenada weather was in the mid-70s and cloudy in the mornings, with 3-foot ocean swells and a water temperature of 64 degrees. ENSENADA FISHING REPORT.
ENSENADA, MEXICO: Memo Gomez of El Dorado Sportfishing reported on two good midweek fishing days for his boat at the north point of Isla Todos Santos, in a water temperature of 66.5 degrees, for 12 yellowtail of 15 to 20 pounds plus bottom fish limits his first day, and four more yellowtail of 20 to 25 pounds, plus a 30-pound white seabass, barracuda, and bottom fish limits on the second day. The yellowtail were caught on trolled Rapalas. ENSENADA FISHING REPORT.
ENSENADA, MEXICO: Sergio Susarrey of Sergio's Sportfishing Center reported on 37 anglers fishing aboard the Ensenada Clipper, Shir-Lee, and Quest, with a catch of: 24 yellowtail, 20 bonito, 80 barracuda, 30 calico bass, 36 yellowfin tuna, 35 dorado, six skipjack, 15 lingcod, and 15 rockcod. Earlier, Susarrey reported on 77 anglers fishing aboard the Ensenada Clipper, Shir-Lee, Cazador, Quest, and Clipper II, with a catch of: 72 yellowtail, 15 yellowfin tuna, 33 dorado, 12 lingcod, 42 rockcod, nine sheephead, and 11 red rockcod.
ENSENADA, MEXICO: Donald Rubi of Duarte fished on the Clipper II out of Sergio's Sportfishing Center and caught the day's only yellowtail, a 15 to 18 pounder that hit a green Rapala CD14 at Isla Todos Santos. "I immediately hooked into another about the same size, if not bigger, only to lose it when it broke me off," Duarte said. Other fish caught by 10 anglers on the boat included about 5 barracuda per rod, and a good count on nice-sized sand bass. ENSENADA FISHING REPORT.
ENSENADA, MEXICO: Earlier, Steve Ross of the boat Bad Dog reported on two offshore fishing days, for a lost marlin at the 500 spot, a 300-pound class hammerhead and a broadbill swordfish seen, and yellowtail, dorado, tuna, and marlin caught by boats including Bad Dog, Melody, and Um Bwana. ENSENADA OFFSHORE FISHING REPORT.
ERENDIRA, MEXICO: Fernando Castro of Castro's Camp said 23 boats fished during the week, for a total of three to six white seabass and five or six large yellowtail per day, plus red rockcod, lingcod, and whitefish. Erendira fishing weather was calm all week and very warm. Clear blue water in the fishing area 6 miles from the coast was at 67 to 69 degrees.
SAN QUINTIN, MEXICO: Capt. Kelly Catian of K&M Offshore sportfishing said he's been getting lots of fish in less than perfect offshore conditions, including tuna caught by fishing around the helicopters of commercial seiners working the area: "We've...had some great wide-open bites by brailing bait under where they circle over a school of tuna waiting for the big seiner to show up." Catian said the 240 spot has also been producing yellowtail in the 30-pound class, especially before and after other boats pound the area: "...Boats will pile onto the spot and will troll it to death...but when they get through and leave...the yellows slowly work the bait back to the rock and start to feed again." SAN QUINTIN FISHING REPORT.
SAN QUINTIN, MEXICO: Randy Peters of Lakewood, his son Daniel, daughter Kellie, and Poun Keo fished with Capt. Oscar Catian of K&M Offshore Sportfishing and scored on 14 yellowtail by 2 p.m., in very good action around the 240 spot, after blanking on offshore tuna spooked by commercial seiners: "We...were were greeted by no less than eight commercial fishing boats from Ensenada and three helicopters. It was a frenzied scene to say the least." K&M Offshore Sportfishing also had two other boats fishing for the day, with Capts. Kelly and Ivan. SAN QUINTIN FISHING TRIP REPORT.
SAN QUINTIN, MEXICO: Pete Hillis of Pedro's Pangas said he had 25 boats fishing out of San Quintin during the week, but tuna action fell off to "nada" by Sunday, after the appearance of five commercial purse seiners about 20 miles off the point. "The captains of these commercial fishing vessels were not speaking Español either," Hillis said. Good bottom fish action and some yellowtail were found at the 240 and 6 spots and also at Isla San Martin. SAN QUINTIN FISHING REPORT.
SAN QUINTIN, MEXICO: Allan Tokunaga of North Hollywood fished the surf at San Ramon beach two days early in the week for slow action on a total of 27 or 28 barred surf perch of about a pound each. Tokunaga said commercial seiners were working almost to the surf line in the area.
BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO: Juanchy Aguilar of La Bocana on Baja's semi-remote Pacific coast reported on 83 commercial panga outings between Aug. 29, 2005, and Sept. 2, 2005, with a catch of: 2,040 yellowtail of 8 to 40 pounds; three dorado, 20 to 28 pounds; one black sea bass, 121 pounds; 16 yellowfin tuna, 12 to 14 pounds; about a dozen dorado; 10 calico bass, 7 pounds; and many barracuda and bonito. On Sept. 2, 2005, Aguilar's boat with three commercial fishermen working caught 98 yellowtail of 8 to 10 pounds. Aguilar said they fished with jigs and 80-pound line around Whale Rock 6.3 miles offshore, in 32 to 40 feet of water: "We fished by hand, which is dangerous but very fast." Sportfishing charters, guides, and boat launching are available, KAROL_36@MSN.com. BAJA FISHING REPORT.
MAGDALENA BAY, MEXICO: Diana Hoyt of Mag Bay Outfitters at Puerto Lopez Mateos said Gene Barry and Val Wilkerson of Loreto fished offshore at the Thetis Bank and caught wahoo and dorado in 80-degree water. Many marlin were also seen in the area.
MAGDALENA BAY, MEXICO: Gary Graham of Baja On The Fly reported Magdalena Bay weather clear in the low-80s, with water temperatures at 70 to 80 degrees. Fishing in the San Carlos mangrove esteros was slow, but fair to good at Puerto Lopez Mateos for corvina, grouper, and snapper. Offshore of Magdalena Bay, dorado and marlin were reported sighted at the Thetis Bank, and football tuna off Puerto Lopez Mateos. MAGDALENA BAY FISHING REPORT.
CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Larry Edwards of Cortez Yacht Charters reported on a combined 29 outings by Gaviota Fleet, the Fish Cabo, and Fish Cabo I, with a total catch including released fish of: one black marlin and four blue marlin of 200 to 300 pounds, 14 striped marlin, two sailfish, two dorado, and 23 yellowfin tuna. "What puzzles me is the lack of dorado in Cabo San Lucas catches," Edwards said, "as fishing water temperatures have been favorable now for the last couple of weeks." Billfish were caught in all directions, in water temperatures of 82 degrees on the Pacific side to 86 degrees on the Cortez. CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING REPORT.
CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Tommy Garcia of Cabo Magic reported on 40 boats, with a catch including released fish of: 28 striped marlin, one blue marlin, five sailfish, 19 yellowfin tuna, 17 dorado, two wahoo, five roosterfish, and two boats skunked.
CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Tracy Ehrenberg of Pisces Fleet reported a good mix of black and striped marlin caught, as 69 percent of fleet boats landed billfish and 83 percent landed all species combined last week. The blues and blacks weighed 185 to 375 pounds, and the total billfish count including released fish was: 65 striped marlin, 10 blue marlin, and 13 sailfish. Tuna of 15 to 50 pounds were scattered, and dorado of 15 to 40 pounds were incidental catches. Inshore fishing was slow except for a few skipjack and dorado. Pisces boats fished in water temperatures of 84 to 86 degrees on both sides of the arch. CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING REPORT.
CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: George Landrum of Fly Hooker Sportfishing reported Cabo San Lucas weather in the high-90s, with water temperatures at 81 to 82 degrees on the Pacific side and 84 to 88 degrees on the Cortez side. A good mix of blue, black, and striped marlin plus sailfish was scattered around the tip of Baja in all directions, with black marlin into the 600-pound class hitting inside the 100-fathom line. The 95 spot was consistent on blues, stripers, and sailfish. Inshore fishing was generally slow, as most pangas and cruisers took advantage of flat seas to fish offshore. CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING REPORT.
CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Jim Dillon of Salvador's Sportfishing reported on 11 outings by El Budster, El Budster I, and El Budster II, with a catch including released fish of: five blue marlin of 180 to 220 pounds, three striped marlin of 100 pounds, five sailfish to 80 pounds, 12 yellowfin tuna of 25 to 30 pounds, and four dorado of 25 to 50 pounds.
CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Benjamin Ortega of Solmar Fleet reported a catch including released fish of: 36 striped marlin, 20 blue marlin, 10 sailfish, eight black marlin, one broadbill swordfish, 41 yellowfin tuna, and one wahoo. Solmar's top boat for the week was El Torito with Capt. Adalberto Agundez, and a seven trip catch including released fish of: nine striped marlin, one black marlin, three blue marlin, 36 yellowfin tuna, seven dorado, and one broadbill swordfish. CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING REPORT.
CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Pete Peters of Redondo Beach and his group fished three days during the last week of August during a total of eight outings for a combined catch including released fish of: two blue marlin to 350 pounds, one striped marlin, one wahoo, 50 tuna to 78 pounds, six dorado to 40 pounds, and three sailfish. Peters' group fished on the Roberto Olascoaga cruisers Blue Marlin, Blue Marlin 1, and Marea: "If you can handle the heat and humidity...August is an excellent month to fish Cabo San Lucas." CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING REPORT.
SAN JOSE DEL CABO, MEXICO: Eric Brictson of Gordo Banks Pangas reported on 52 combined San Jose del Cabo fleet pangas fishing out of La Playita last week, with a catch of: two blue marlin, three black marlin, one striped marlin, five sailfish, nine dorado, seven dog snapper, 245 yellowfin tuna, 10 cabrilla and eight jack crevalle. San Jose del Cabo fishing weather was mostly calm, with water temperatures of 83 to 86 degrees, and plentiful sardina bait. The Gordo Banks area produced the best action, on yellowfin tuna of 25 to 50 pounds, and blue and black marlin to over 300 pounds were also hooked by pangas. Larger snappers were also biting on the banks, but most were lost on the rocks. SAN JOSE DEL CABO FISHING REPORT.
EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Chris Moyers of East Cape Smoke House reported on 405 boats from combined fleets including the Van Wormer resorts of Palmas de Cortez, Playa de Sol, and Punta Colorada, with a catch including released fish of: 54 blue marlin, 87 striped marlin, 118 sailfish, 50 dorado, 795 yellowfin tuna, and 18 amberjack. "East Cape fishing has picked up nicely over the past week, at least in terms of yellowfin tuna," Moyers said. Some tuna were running 40 to 50 pounds, and the top fish of the week was a 250 pounder out of Hotel Playa de Sol. East Cape weather was mostly flat in the high-90s, with water temperatures of 78 to 90 degrees. EAST CAPE FISHING REPORT.
EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Axel Valdez of Buena Vista Beach Resort reported on 46 East Cape boats fishing during the week, with a catch including released fish of: two blue marlin, nine striped marlin, 20 sailfish, two dorado, 126 tuna, one roosterfish, six snapper, seven jack crevalle, four amberjack, one bonita, two yellowtail, seven ladyfish, two triggerfish, and two skipjack. EAST CAPE FISHING REPORT.
EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Gary Graham of Baja On The Fly said early boats with sardina bait scored on plenty of yellowfin tuna off La Ribera and had shots at roosterfish off the beaches near the Punta Arena lighthouse and at La Ribera, plus billfish offshore. East Cape weather was clear in the mid-90s, with water temperatures of 78 to 88 degrees. EAST CAPE FLY FISHING REPORT.
EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Roy Baldwin of Rancho Leonero said boats averaged about five yellowfin tuna per outing last week, on fish mostly of about 20 pounds, with the largest at 45 pounds. The tuna were about 3 to 15 miles off La Ribera in water of 84 to 87 degrees, hitting live sardinas, hoochies and cedar plugs. Billfish moved about 20 miles out, but most boats were fishing the tuna bite closer in. On the beaches, roosterfish to 30 pounds were present from La Ribera to Las Barracas. EAST CAPE FISHING REPORT.
EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Bob Sivulka of Vista and his group fished three late-August days out of Hotel Punta Colorada on the Pez Gallo with Capt. Raymundo for a total catch including released fish of: 22 yellowfin tuna, one amberjack, and six Humboldt squid to 50 pounds. Sivulka said they fished in 85-degree water only 2 to 12 miles from the hotel: "We caught tuna every day from 15 pounds to 50 pounds, all within 2 miles from the beach." EAST CAPE FISHING REPORT.
EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Manny Galvez of Chino Hills and his son Matt fished four late-August days out of Hotel Palmas de Cortez, in sometimes stormy conditions, for a catch including released fish of: two blue marlin of 200 and 250 pounds, eight tuna of 15 to 30 pounds, and one sailfish. "Overall I think we did okay considering the storms that hit," Galvez said. "The 250 pound marlin is my personal best so far our three years fishing the East Cape." EAST CAPE FISHING REPORT.
EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Ash Pickering of the Vista Sea Sport dive service reported water temperatures of 79 to 85 degrees and visibility to 80 feet at the Cabo Pulmo coral reef: "This week may have been a bit crazy with wind on the surface, but down below has been another story. We've had Pacific manta and dolphin spotted on many trips. We're still hanging out for those whale sharks."
LA PAZ, MEXICO: Dos Hernandez of Tortuga Sportfishing said yellowfin tuna showed up on the Las Arenas side last week, as his pangas scored on 15 to 25-pound fish off Ensenada de los Muertos and also out at Isla Cerralvo. "We've seen some bigger ones mixed in with the schools," Hernandez said. "We are catching them with sardina bait." Las Arenas weather was very calm and hot to 102 degrees. Only a few dorado were reported, north in the Las Cruces area. LA PAZ FISHING REPORT.
LA PAZ, MEXICO: Jonathan Roldan of Tailhunter International reported 10 to 30-pound yellowfin tuna caught by his Las Arenas side pangas just south of Punta Perico. "It seemed like only a matter of time since we started catching giant squid about a week ago that the tuna would hopefully follow...," Roldan said. Some dorado were also caught in the area, Rodlan said, and marlin were still thick: "...multiple hook ups are the rule these days." LA PAZ FISHING REPORT.
LA PAZ, MEXICO: Andrea Tomba of Desea Adventures said divers on the La Paz side found consistent water temperatures of 84 to 86 degrees, even at depth.
LORETO, MEXICO: At Villas de Loreto, Wendy Wilchynski reported no anglers at the hotel.
LORETO, MEXICO: Earlier, Pam Bolles of Baja Big Fish Company said yellowtail fishing was improved but still slow at Puntas Pulpito and Almejas. Offshore fishing was also slow, and few boats were going out in seas chopped up by wind. "There is hardly any bait for sale and not for lack of bait," Bolles said. "On Friday Francisco was able to make bait in less than 15 minutes." LORETO FISHING REPORT.
MULEGE, MEXICO: Rick Barber of Mulege reported good fishing last week for steady dorado, with guides reporting limits for their clients, mostly north around Isla San Marcos. Paul and Sandy Rista also caught four dorado about 15 miles straight out, and other boats scored off Punta Concepcion. Barber said he's also been having fun landing leopard grouper into the 40-pound class with Jointed Rebel lures that have had stronger hooks installed. MULEGE FISHING REPORT.
SAN FELIPE, MEXICO: Tony Reyes Jr. of Tony Reyes Fishing Tours reported on a six-day Midriff Islands trip by the panga mothership Tony Reyes, returning to San Felipe on Sept. 2, 2005, with a catch of: 165 yellowtail to 22 pounds; 85 cabrilla to 12 pounds; 25 sheephead of 10 pounds; 18 red snapper to 8 pounds; 14 dorado to 15 pounds; three Humboldt squid; two grouper of 30 and 55 pounds; one black sea bass of 65 pounds; 175 spotted bay bass; and 50 miscellaneous fish. The boat found windy conditions and scarce bait some days, Reyes said: "This week it was hard fishing, catching a few fish here and a few there."
For the previous week, Fily Espinoza of Tony Reyes Fishing Tours reported on a six-day Midriff Islands trip by the panga mothership Jose Andres, returning to San Felipe on Aug. 26, 2005, with a catch of: 161 yellowtail, 18-25 pounds; 6 dorado, 13-17 pounds; one white sea bass, 18 pounds; 40 cabrillas, 12-16 pounds; four red snapper, 14 pounds; four sheephead, 8 pounds; 70 spotted bay bass; one shark; and 48 miscellaneous fish. SAN FELIPE PANGA MOTHERSHIP FISHING REPORTS.
SAN FELIPE, MEXICO: Doug Magee at Papa Fernandez landing on Gonzaga Bay reported very quiet conditions and almost nobody around: "There is only one other gringo and myself here...the children have all gone back to school in San Felipe, so that drops the number of Fernandez here in camp from 22 to four." Gonzaga Bay weather was very hot, as high as 111 degrees, with water temperatures in the high-80s, and fishing was limited to triggerfish, spotted bay bass, and a few sculpin, although small 10 to 12-inch roosterfish were seen working the shore line. GONZAGA BAY REPORT.
SAN FELIPE, MEXICO: Dana Kerby of Baja Sportfishing, Inc., said the San Felipe panga mothership Erik was in port for scheduled maintenance last week, and left for the Midriff Islands for this week's fishing trip on Saturday, returning on Sept. 8, 2005.
ROCKY POINT (PUERTO PENASCO), MEXICO: Ric Felder of Phoenix fished two days out of Rocky Point on his boat End Of The Line, for a catch of: one leopard grouper, about a dozen corvina, two grouper of 45 and 55 pounds, and one spotted cabrilla, or "pinto bass," of 20 pounds. Felder fished 18 miles west of Rocky Point in 110 to 165 feet of water, using live grunts and large rubbertails tipped with sierra mackerel: "There are about half-a-dozen species of grunts that we catch at Rocky Point, and all work equally well for grouper bait." ROCKY POINT (PUERTO PENASCO) FISHING TRIP REPORT.
ROCKY POINT (PUERTO PENASCO), MEXICO: Jon Kay of Tiburon Charters cut short one fishing day due to bad weather, but returned the following day in good conditions to fish at the 50-mile reef for a catch that included dorado and leopard grouper in 280 feet of water. Kay fished with grunts caught at the 16-mile reef, and also used a small red grouper caught there for bait, plus large glow-colored rubbertails. ROCKY POINT (PUERTO PENASCO FISHING REPORT).
ROCKY POINT (PUERTO PENASCO), MEXICO: Arthur Pina of Tucson reported on the same day of fishing with Tiburon Charters: "Jon laid out a beautiful spread and within a few minutes we caught our first skipjack about 25 miles out a 185 degree heading...After a few more minutes the right outrigger went off and we saw a dorado flying out of the water...We continued catching skipjack on light tackle and it was a blast." ROCKY POINT (PUERTO PENASCO) FISHING TRIP REPORT.
SAN CARLOS, MEXICO: Bob Blair of Fishing San Carlos reported on three outings by the Andale II for a catch including released fish of: three sailfish, one dorado, and six marlin. "There is just lots of activity everywhere south," Blair said. "I have been hearing reports on the reef as well. I think they are just everywhere now." SAN CARLOS FISHING REPORT.
MAZATLAN, MEXICO: Larry Edwards of Cortez Yacht Charters reported on 16 offshore Aries Fleet boats out of Marina el Cid, with a catch including released fish of: four blue marlin, 27 sailfish, and super wide-open dorado action with more than 100 released. Mazatlan weather was cloudy in the 90s, with water temperatures stable at 84 to 85 degrees, and the best fishing as 24 to 28 miles out. "The dorado didn't much care what went in the water," Edwards said. "If it splashed the surface, they were on it like a herd of piranhas." MAZATLAN FISHING REPORT.
IXTAPA ZIHUATANEJO, MEXICO: Ed Kunze of Baja On The Fly said offshore fishing was steady for about one to two sailfish releases per day, in water temperatures of 80 to 84 degrees, and several dorado of 30 to 40 pounds were also brought to the dock last week. Jack and roosterfish action was good in clear water areas near shore, as inshore boats averaged about three roosterfish of 30 to 40 pounds per day. Ixtapa Zihuatanejo weather was calm in the high-80s. IXTAPA ZIHUATANEJO FISHING REPORT.
IXTAPA ZIHUATANEJO, MEXICO: Larry Edwards of Cortez Yacht Charters said few anglers fished at Ixtapa Zihuatanejo last week. The panga Grand Jefe reported slow conditions during two outings, with a catch including released fish of: two sailfish, six bonito, and three skipjack. Ixtapa Zihuatanejo fishing representative Abel Cortez said, "Fishing is slow both inshore and offshore due to the flow of the rivers. There is a lot of dirt and garbage from the mountains flowing to the ocean from the rains." IXTAPA ZIHUATANEJO FISHING REPORT.
IXTAPA ZIHUATANEJO, MEXICO: Paul Phillips of the Fintastic Total Tag & Release Tournament said, "As hoped, some nice dorado are showing up. This month many of the better Ixtapa Zihuatanejo fishing boats will be going into dry dock for fresh paint and equipment upgrades."
IXTAPA ZIHUATANEJO, MEXICO: Gary Graham of Baja On The Fly reported Ixtapa Zihuatanejo weather as mostly calm but with some thunderstorms, in the high-80s, and water temperatures at 80 to 84 degrees. Graham said this year's Baja On The Fly Zihuatanejo Fly Fishing Event is scheduled Oct. 5-10, 2005, with the entry fee of $1,350 including five nights and three days of guided fly fishing. Information, 800-919-2252.