LA PAZ, MEXICO: Yellowfin tuna of 20 to 40 pounds caught tight to the beach at Las Arenas and dorado at the south end of Isla Cerralvo led the improved fishing for anglers at La Paz last week.
Jonathan Roldan of Tailhunter International reported good panga action for about 4 to 10 yellowfin tuna per day of 10 to 40-pounds on the Las Arenas side in very shallow water near Punta Perico: "This is the type of fishing that made Las Arenas famous...The routine right now is to push off the beach and get some of the giant squid...Cutting the fresh squid into chunks has been incredibly effective...They were literally a football field in front of the lighthouse in water only 20 to 40 feet deep."
Dorado were also caught on both sides of the hill, plus 40 to 60-pound dog snapper and some yellowtail to 30 pounds on the La Paz side. La Paz weather was in the low-90s, with water temperatures at 84 degrees. LA PAZ FISHING REPORT.
LA PAZ, MEXICO: Dos Hernandez of Tortuga Sportfishing reported good numbers of 20 to 30-pound dorado caught at the south end of Isla Cerralvo and lots of tuna at Punta Perico caught on sardina baits.
"The fishing here has had some surprising changes," Hernandez said. "We are catching a big number of dorado at the south point of Isla Cerralvo." Las Arenas side weather was mostly flat and calm, but with some light rain early in the week. LA PAZ FISHING REPORT.
ENSENADA, MEXICO: Steve Ross of the boat Bad Dog out of Marina Coral reported a second Ensenada fishing tournament won in as many weeks. On Saturday, Bad Dog's Marinero Alex "Jando" Ruiz caught a marlin that buried the scale at 130 pounds to win the Puerto Salina Torneo de Pesca Deportiva at Puerto Salina, 18 miles north of Ensenada.
"This jig fish marlin ate a black Collector lure at the 390 spot in 66 degree blue water," Ross said. A week earlier, Bad Dog took first place with another marlin in Ensenada's Torneo Internacional de Pesca Deportiva Verano 2005. BAD DOG PUERTO SALINA TOURNAMENT WIN REPORT.
ENSENADA, MEXICO: Ross also reported on Bad Dog's win in the earlier Torneo Internacional De Pesca Deportiva Verano. BAD DOG ENSENADA TOURNAMENT REPORT.
ENSENADA, MEXICO: Emerald Argonza of Matador Sportfishing reported on an early week run south in good sea conditions to the San Jose area with four anglers for limits of lingcod, calico bass, olive rockfish, rockcod, white fish, and salmon grouper.
In offshore Ensenada reports, some boats reported limits of yellowfin tuna, yellowtail, and a few dorado, in water of 67 to 68 degrees at the lower 500 spot.
"The Ensenada tuna bite has been good for those that went out fishing during the week...just in time for the Western Outdoor News tournament this coming October 1st," Argonza said. "...My team Matador will also participate." ENSENADA FISHING REPORT.
ENSENADA, MEXICO: Gerardo Sanchez of KCHTS Sportfishing said local fishing around Ensenada was slow. A late week trip south to San Jose reef with three anglers was cut short by rough sea conditions. On Saturday, Sanchez ran out to the lower 500 spot and scored on 11 yellowtail of 10 to 12 pounds on a kelp paddy. Other boats reported dorado and yellowfin tuna in the area, in a water temperature of 68 degrees. ENSENADA FISHING REPORT.
ENSENADA, MEXICO: Ivan Villarino of Vonny's Fleet reported steady mixed species bottom action for his Ensenada pangas fishing at the tip of Punta Banda. Three midweek outings by the Vonny I, Vonny II, and Vonny III had a combined catch of: two yellowtail, 50 rockfish, 22 calico bass, six whitefish, and four white seabass. "The action was all about the same the rest of the week," Villarino said. ENSENADA FISHING REPORT.
ENSENADA, MEXICO: Sammy Susarrey of Lily Fleet said the Tamara fished in rough conditions Wednesday at the lower 500 spot, and then found very strong currents at San Jose reef before calling it a day. Water temperatures off Ensenada were 69.1 degrees at the lower 500 spot and 61 degrees at San Jose reef.
ENSENADA, MEXICO: Earlier, Sergio Susarrey of Sergio's Sportfishing Center reported on two anglers aboard El Cazador, with a catch of: two bonito, four barracuda, six lingcod, 25 rockcod, and three whitefish.
PUERTO SANTO TOMAS, MEXICO: Sam Saenz of Puerto Santo Tomas Resort said the area had wind, high surf and swells all last week that affected the commercial urchin and lobster fishermen. There continued to be no fish caught on the surface, but lots of bait was in the water and bottom fishing was good for full limits of sheephead, rockcods, and lingcod. PUERTO SANTO TOMAS FISHING REPORT.
ERENDIRA, MEXICO: Fernando Castro of Castro's Camp reported 23 boats fishing during the week, for continued good counts of red rockcod, lingcod, and very large whitefish. Erendira fishing area weather was mostly fair, with some afternoon northeast winds of 8 to 10 m.p.h. that did not affect the fishing. Water color was clear blue in the main fishing area 6 miles from the coast, with water temperatures at 59 to 60 degrees.
SAN QUINTIN, MEXICO: Julie Atkinson of Don Eddie's Landing reported water temperatures of 59 to 63 degrees in the San Quintin fishing area, with greatly improved clarity near shore, and clean water 4 miles out. Early in the week, Don Eddie Marquez fished the San Ramon area with Capt. Jaime Garcia on the boat City Slicker, and they scored on seven white seabass of 29 to 41 pounds, plus 80 sandbass and calico bass at Isla San Martin. "Calling their friends by radio might have been a big mistake," Atkinson said, "because commercial boats with their huge nets were combing the area the very next day." SAN QUINTIN FISHING REPORT.
SAN QUINTIN, MEXICO: Kelly Catian of K&M Offshore Sportfishing said he's added a new boat to the fleet, a 2520 PARKER Pilothouse that will begin fishing this week: "It's a rock-solid boat built in North Carolina with a reputation as a seaworthy vessel with a smooth, stable ride. We test ran the boat earlier this week and plan to fish it this weekend."
BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO: Julio Meza of San Quintin flew south to La Bocana on Baja's semi-remote Pacific coast with Pedro's Sors of the Mexican sportfishing television program Caña y Carrete to fish with Capt. Janchys for a catch of: many yellowtail to 30 pounds, five grouper of 15, 25, 30, 70 and 80 pounds, one black sea bass of about 180 pounds, and a larger black sea bass lost. Meza fished at Roca Ballena in 40 to 50 feet of water, and then at the Gringa bank in 120 to 140 feet of water. BAJA COASTAL FISHING REPORT.
BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO: Juanchys Aguilar of La Bocana reported a week of excellent fishing for yellowtail of 12 to 20 pounds, grouper of 20 to 40 pounds, and black sea bass of 110 to 210 pounds, fishing around Whale Rock and the Gringa bank just off the Baja coast. "Divers from the commercial cooperativa for shellfish report schools of very large grouper in this productive fishing area from September to December," Aguilar said. BAJA COASTAL FISHING REPORT.
BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO: Syd Lindsay of San Lucas Cove on Baja's Cortez side made a trip to Abreojos and noted that work on the road has resumed, but with plans to pave only three more miles at this time. Lindsay also said real estate development plans for the San Lucas R.V. park appeared to be abandoned. BAJA ROAD AND DEVELOPMENT NOTES.
MAGDALENA BAY, MEXICO: Gary Graham of Baja On The Fly reported marlin, dorado, and a few wahoo at the Thetis Bank, and small tuna and dorado closer to shore. The Magdalena Bay mangrove esteros had fair to good fishing for sierra, corvina, and some leopard grouper. Diana Hoyt of Mag Bay Outfitters reported clients with several small snook caught from rocks near the Cabo San Lazaro lighthouse on the Pacific side of Isla Magdalena. Magdalena Bay weather was clear in the mid-80s, with water temperatures of 70 to 82 degrees. MAGDALENA BAY FISHING REPORT.
CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: George Landrum of Fly Hooker Sportfishing reported Cabo San Lucas water temperatures of 82 to 83 degrees on the Pacific side and holding at 85 to 88 degrees on the Cortez side. Striped and blue marlin were steady around the 95 and 1150 spots, and up to the Gordo Banks, and tuna and dorado were scattered, but with some good action on school-sized fish. Bait was scarce. "...There were a lot of grunts and ladyfish showing up in Cabo San Lucas bait tanks," Landrum said. "They are not the best baits in the world, but are better than nothing." CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING REPORT.
CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Tommy Garcia of Cabo Magic reported on 61 boats, with a catch including released fish of: six blue marlin, 19 striped marlin, 16 sailfish, 88 dorado, eight yellowfin tuna, eight wahoo, two skipjack, and seven boats skunked. CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING REPORT.
CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Larry Edwards of Cortez Yacht Charters reported on 39 outings by Gaviota Fleet, the Fish Cabo, and Fish Cabo I, with a catch including released fish of: three blue marlin, 32 striped marlin, 18 sailfish, four wahoo, 58 dorado, and 23 yellowfin tuna. The best action was around the 1150 spot for billfish and on the Pacific side for dorado. Cabo San Lucas weather was in the low-100s with water temperatures of 86 to 89 degrees. 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 striped marlin, four sailfish, two wahoo of 50 pounds, 21 dorado of 20 to 45 pounds, and one yellowfin tuna of 25 pounds.
CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Tracy Ehrenberg of Pisces Fleet reported 63 percent of boats landing billfish, and 91 percent with all species combined, including an improved 46 percent with dorado of 15 to 35 pounds, but only a single yellowfin tuna caught during the week. "We had lots of striped marlin, blue marlin and sailfish around our Cabo San Lucas fishing area," Ehrenberg said. "We saw a big improvement on dorado this week...It was the best we've had all year." Cabo weather was hot and mostly calm, with an average water temperature of 87 degrees. CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING REPORT.
CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: For the previous week, Ehrenberg reported 66 percent of Pisces boats landing billfish, 23 percent with yellowfin tuna, including one 150 pounder, and 17 percent catching dorado, in water temperatures averaging 86 degrees. CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING REPORT.
CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Benjamin Ortega of Solmar Fleet reported a catch including released fish of: 29 blue marlin, 31 striped marlin, 11 sailfish, 31 dorado, 24 yellowfin tuna, and one wahoo. Solmar's top skipper for the week was Capt. Javier Abaroa, with a five-outing catch including released fish of: seven blue marlin, 10 striped marlin, 16 yellowfin tuna, 11 dorado, four sailfish, and one wahoo. CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING REPORT.
CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Picante Fleet reported on four midweek boats, with a catch including released fish of: three striped marlin, three sailfish, one blue marlin, four dorado, and 14 yellowfin tuna.
CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Fly angler Bill Lynd of Green Valley, Ariz., and his wife Patty fished three days with Capt. Ramon, 011-52-624-108-8280, on the panga Cheers and reported dorado limits each day, while fishing 3 miles off the Cabo San Lucas lighthouse. "Patty scored on a blue-white jet head," Lynd said. "Patty would get her Dorado close and I would cast to the followers for a great time." CABO SAN LUCAS FLY FISHING REPORT.
CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Saltwater big game fly angler Boots Fawcett of Carlsbad reported on three more days of offshore fly fishing action out of Hotel Solmar, with two striped marlin landed, and misses on two 350-pound class blue marlin and a 300-pound class black marlin: "To date we are without a blue or a black...If I was not fly fishing...I believe that every day would have yielded multiple billfish, and some of these fish would have been true heavyweights." CABO SAN LUCAS OFFSHORE FLYFISHING REPORT.
SAN JOSE DEL CABO, MEXICO: Eric Brictson of Gordo Banks Pangas reported on 58 combined fleet La Playita pangas, with a catch of: 310 yellowfin tuna, 55 dorado, two striped marlin, 12 sailfish, two wahoo, 18 amberjack, eight grouper, 12 dog snapper, 18 cabrilla, 65 rainbow runner, 45 bonito, and eight shark. San Jose del Cabo had some rough surf conditions that prevented pangas from launching for one day early in the week. The continued excellent tuna action for fish of 15 to 25 pounds was centered around the Iman Bank. Brictson said, "...The fish were becoming more active and feeding later in the morning to midday, when a frenzy developed and you could catch as many as you wanted." San Jose del Cabo water temperatures averaged 85 degrees. SAN JOSE DEL CABO FISHING REPORT.
SAN JOSE DEL CABO, MEXICO: Species fishing specialist John Snow of San Jose del Cabo reported on nine days of surf and panga fishing out of La Playita, with a total of 23 species caught or observed in the bait tank. Surf fishing was very poor, due to rough sea conditions, but panga fishing was excellent: "Four days of truly exceptional panga fishing with Capt. Pata...I would rate this week just about as good as it gets with a return to where it was five years ago." Snow's fish count for four days of panga fishing included 31 yellowfin tuna. SAN JOSE DEL CABO SPECIES FISHING REPORT.
EAST CAPE, MEXICO: At Rancho Buena Vista, Tami Mouyeous reported on 26 East Cape charter fishing boats last week, with a catch including released fish of: 12 striped marlin, eight blue marlin, 10 sailfish, four roosterfish, 26 dorado, 88 tuna, and three pargo.
EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Gary Graham of Baja On The Fly reported Humboldt squid still present within a few miles of the hotels, and dorado action "slim and almost none...some things I thought I would never report in September about East Cape fishing." Billfish were present but hitting sluggishly due to the squid in the water. Some smaller yellowfin tuna were caught on fly tackle at La Ribera by jigging shooting heads straight up and down. On the beaches, roosterfish and jacks were found between Bartle Beach and the Punta Arena lighthouse. EAST CAPE FLY FISHING REPORT.
EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Roy Baldwin of Rancho Leonero reported: "The billfish bite remained active this week, with a mix of blue marlin, striped marlin and sailfish, concentrated north about 10 miles straight out from Leonero...Tuna were located a long boat ride to the Gordo Banks...There were fewer dorado at East Cape this week, mostly south, from the lighthouse to Cabo Pulmo." East Cape weather was rainless in the 100s, with water temperatures of 87 to 89 degrees. EAST CAPE FISHING REPORT.
EAST CAPE, MEXICO: For the previous week, Axel Valdez of Buena Vista Beach Resort reported on 32 East Cape charter fishing boats, with a catching including released fish of: three blue marlin, 12 striped marlin, eight sailfish, six dorado, 43 tuna, two roosterfish, 30 snapper, three amberjack, two ladyfish, 16 triggerfish, 58 squid, two cabrilla, and four skipjack. EAST CAPE FISHING REPORT.
EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Mark Rayor of the Vista Sea Sport dive service said conditions at the Cabo Pulmo coral reef were spectacular last week, with visibility at 80 to 100 feet, water temperatures of 84 to 86 degrees at depth, and water color a patented "Tidy Bowl blue." Rayor said, "Strong currents have made underwater viewing a wild ride. Bigeye jacks being stalked by California sea lions and shark sightings have been the main highlights of the week."
LORETO, MEXICO: At Villas de Loreto Wendy Wilchynski reported the town very quiet, and no anglers at the hotel: "Wouldn't you know it, the first year we don't have storms and no one's here to enjoy it!"
LORETO, MEXICO: For the previous week, Pam Bolles of Baja Big Fish Company reported a good school of yellowfin tuna averaging 20 pounds located 10 miles north of Isla Coronado: "Hopefully the commercials will keep their hands off, but they've been consistent fishing for three days now...We have been fishing it each day." Some striped marlin and a few dorado were in the same area. Humboldt squid were gone, and inshore fishing was slow. LORETO FISHING REPORT.
MULEGE, MEXICO: Rick Barber of Mulege reported a mix of fish caught during the week by Mulege anglers including striped marlin, blue marlin, sailfish, dorado, yellowtail, yellowfin tuna, and another tuna species called "blue tuna" locally. Yellowfin tuna were running 30 to 60 pounds, and dorado were caught to 25 pounds. Paul and Sandy Rista reported a 25-pound dorado and two sailfish on Friday while fishing 26 miles east of Mulege in 88.4-degree water. MULEGE FISHING REPORT.
SANTA ROSALIA, MEXICO: Mike Kanzler of Isla San Marcos reported Santa Rosalia weather in the 90s, with water temperatures at 84 to 86 degrees, green water near shore, and blue water with 40 to 60 feet of visibility offshore. Fishing at the Isla San Marcos bajos was slow, but Kanzler ran to Isla Tortuga with George and Carol Wade of Orange, Calif., for some sawtail grouper of 17 to 25 pounds, sailfish action at about five fish in the pattern per hour, plus some small dorado caught off the isla. Kanzler also said he's planning a long range run to remote Isla San Pedro Martir in the coming weeks. SANTA ROSALIA FISHING REPORT.
BAHIA DE LOS ANGELES, MEXICO: Chris Okamoto of San Pedro and Larry Fukuhara fished out of Bahia de los Angeles three days with Capt. Roberto on the panga Hurrican and found mostly slow action for about six yellowtail of 5 to 8 pounds, plus about a dozen bass. "We made bait but it was very slow going," Okamoto said. "One day we only had a few pieces." They fished around Horsehead Island and out at Soledad reef. BAHIA DE LOS ANGELES FISHING REPORT.
BAHIA DE LOS ANGELES, MEXICO: Earlier, Abraham Vazquez of Camp Gecko at Bahia de los Angeles reported slow fishing for a few small yellowtail down deep, and dorado fishing about over. Bahia de los Angeles weather was cooler in the low-90s, with water temperatures of 81 to 84 degrees. BAHIA DE LOS ANGELES FISHING REPORT.
BAHIA DE LOS ANGELES, MEXICO: J.L. Terry of San Francisquito reported water temperatures of 88 degrees in the bay, and 82 degrees in the channel. Surface fishing was slow, with no bird action, but bottom fishing was still good. Dorado were no longer present. Terry also reported the landing of a sea plane in the bay with a Swiss couple traveling the world: "It's amazing the people you meet here." SAN FRANCISQUITO FISHING REPORT.
SAN FELIPE, MEXICO: Tony Reyes of Tony Reyes Sportfishing at San Felipe issued a caution to anglers about recent reports of legal permits issued for the taking totoaba, an officially endangered species: "I have spoken to the Department of Fish and Game here in San Felipe...It has been reported that there were legal sportfishing permits issued allowing the fishing of this endangered species, but they are false...Do not try to catch one because if you do catch a Totoaba, you will either be prosecuted, fined and/or the boat could be impounded....If you want to verify this fact, you can call the Department of Fish and Game here in San Felipe at 011-52-686-577-1030." SAN FELIPE TOTOABA FISHING PERMIT CAUTION.
SAN FELIPE, MEXICO: At Papa Fernandez landing on Willard Bay, Doug Magee reported good weather with water temperatures in the 80s, but very few people present and only about one boat per day fishing: "Not really enough information to get idea of what is going on...The Conrads are the only ones here right now. They took yellowtail, leopard grouper, and barred pargo by spear today, so some fish are showing."
SAN FELIPE, MEXICO: At San Felipe, Catalina Meders of the Title Company Bookstore overlooking the bay said the weather was hot, up to 106 degrees last week: "This has been one long hot summer folks." San Felipe was quiet with few tourists in town, but with winter residents slowly starting to arrive and the weekly swap meet due to open on Saturday, Meders said, "...So it seems that "The Season" is finally beginning." SAN FELIPE TOWN REPORT.
ROCKY POINT (PUERTO PENASCO), MEXICO: Jon Kay of Tiburon Charters reported on a run Friday to the 50-mile bank for good action on dorado and red snapper, plus a skipjack tuna and a 12.6-pound flounder. "We trolled a six-line spread and caught our first dorado of about ten pounds in 10 minutes," Kay said. "Fishing around 50 miles from Rocky Point, in 300 feet, all of our lines were struck by dorado jumping everywhere." Winds off Rocky Point were at 5 knots, with a water temperature of 84.6 degrees. ROCKY POINT FISHING REPORT.
SAN CARLOS, MEXICO: Manuel Gerhardus of Guasave, Sinaloa, launched his boat Mamanina at Las Glorias, south of Topolobampo, and reported nine dorado of 18 to 42 pounds caught in 87-degree water while fishing with Mario Zapata about 45 miles out on a heading of 230 degrees. Weather in the fishing area was good, but with some seas.
MAZATLAN, MEXICO: Larry Edwards of Cortez Yacht Charters reported on 12 cruisers and nine pangas fishing out of Mazatlan's Marina el Cid, with a catch including released fish of: three sailfish, and 113 dorado. Mazatlan weather was humid in the low-90s. MAZATLAN FISHING REPORT.
MAZATLAN, MEXICO: At Marina el Cid, Yomahira Aguirre reported last week's top daily catches included Anzuelo I with 18 dorado, Aries IV with 18 dorado, and Anzuelo II with 15 dorado.
PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO: Josh Temple of Prime Time Adventures said fishing slowed down last week, with green water still holding in the offshore areas, skipjack tuna baits scarce, and yellowfin tuna sizes down to about 100 pounds. "I've never seen the green water at Puerto Vallarta this time of year," Temple said, "let alone have it hang around for almost two months." Puerto Vallarta weather had higher than average wind and swells, and water temperatures of 88 to 92 degrees. PUERTO VALLARTA FISHING REPORT.
PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO: Sandy Vath of Oxnard relayed a Sunday morning report from her husband Stan, aboard their boat Tinknocker at Puerto Vallarta, out fishing with swells at 8 feet: "Don "Big Daddy" Burnside just landed a tuna that taped out at around 300 pounds. With the swell about 8 feet, they won't be able to get an accurate reading on their IGFA scale until they come in tonight."
PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO: Earlier, Danny Gomez of Dhamar Sportfishing reported on a run to Roca Corbeteña with Jerry Patchen of Morro Bay for three tuna of about 100 pounds, and another day with one sailfish release and a couple of huachinango for dinner. "I fish with nothing but Shimano and Seeker and Calstar rods, and I am about the only panga with tuna tubes, downriggers, etc.," Gomez said. "I'm very serious about my fishing." Puerto Vallarta water temperatures were at 88 degrees. PUERTO VALLARTA FISHING REPORT.
PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO: Larry Lionetti of the Puerto Vallarta charter boat El Pescador reported on a quick trip by John Carrido of Riverside and Robert Voit, running out to El Banco for yellowfin tuna and scoring right away on a 270 pounder before returning to have dinner at Punta Mita with Capt. Josh Temple of the Prime Time. After their second day of fishing, Lionetti said, "On the way back in, Robert made a call to the captain of his jet to start the engines to ensure a quick departure...The Citation jet was standing by to load the fish and fisherman. If that isn't a dream come true, then I don't know what is." PUERTO VALLARTA FISHING REPORT.
PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO: Bob Manroe of Rancho Santa Fe reported good fishing the previous week at Puerto Vallarta aboard his boat K.W.'s Karma, for 10 yellowfin tuna of 200 to 260 pounds, and seven black marlin strikes, but without a hookup. The best fishing was at El Banco, in 89 to 92-degree water, as Roca Corbeteña had green water and no bait available. PUERTO VALLARTA FISHING REPORT.
IXTAPA ZIHUATANEJO, MEXICO: Ed Kunze, reporting for Baja On The Fly, said Ixtapa Zihuatanejo had continued slow sailfish action of about one fish per day last week, but inshore boats found roosterfish and jacks close to shore, "encouraging news for our contestants who are arriving at Ixtapa Zihuatanejo for the Jacks or Better tournament in a few weeks." Baja On The Fly's catch-and-release format roosterfish fly fishing tournament is scheduled Oct. 5-10, 2005. Capt. Felipe on the panga Yellowfin fished inshore two days for a catch including seven roosterfish of 30 to 40 pounds and several jacks of about 18 pounds. Ixtapa Zihuatanejo weather was in the mid-80s, with water temperatures of 80 to 84 degrees. IXTAPA ZIHUATANEJO FLY FISHING REPORT.
IXTAPA ZIHUATANEJO, MEXICO: Paul Phillips of the Fintastic Total Tag & Release Tournament said, "As October approaches, inshore fishing is picking up nicely and just in time for the first tournament of the year, Zihuatanejo on the Fly's 'Jacks or Better' inshore fly fishing tournament the first week of October."
IXTAPA ZIHUATANEJO, MEXICO: Larry Edwards of Cortez Yacht Charters reported very few anglers at Ixtapa Zihuatanejo last week. Two inshore trips by El Jefe produced some roosterfish of 25 to 35 pounds. Ixtapa Zihuatanejo fishing weather was mostly calm in the low-90s with some rain showers and water temperatures stable at 87 degrees.
HUATULCO, MEXICO: Eric Weissman of Explore Fly Fishing said out-of-season yellowfin tuna were being caught at his Huatulco fishing location at San Agustinillo, in water temperatures of about 86 degrees or warmer: "Our captains have been out catching yellowfin tuna all week. We normally get the big tuna schools in January, February, and March, when water temps are in the 70s."