SAN JOSE DEL CABO, MEXICO: Yellowfin tuna action rebounded for boats fishing at San Jose del Cabo as waters settled down from the effects of Hurricane Otis last week.
Eric Brictson of Gordo Banks Pangas reported on 85 combined La Playita fleet pangas, with a catch of: 420 yellowfin tuna, two striped marlin, 18 sailfish, 42 dorado, 35 rainbow runner, 14 dog snapper, 16 amberjack, 18 grouper, 80 barred pargo, 80 triggerfish, and 15 bonito. The yellowfin tuna bite continued to be centered in the Iman bank area as San Jose del Cabo water temperatures averaged 80 to 85 degrees in clearing conditions. Sardina bait was still in short supply, Brictson said: "The bait fish situation off of La Playita has been a problem...This left commercial pangueros working overtime...They were able to come up with a few sardinas and mullet, but definitely not enough to chum with." SAN JOSE DEL CABO FISHING REPORT.
SAN JOSE DEL CABO, MEXICO: Luis Duhart of Palmilla Bay Sportfishing reported on 29 anglers fishing at San Jose del Cabo, with a catch of mostly yellowfin tuna from the Iman and San Luis areas, plus five marlin, including a 310-pound black marlin, caught by the cruiser Charly II with Capt. Jesus and angler Cliff Jones, and a 205-pound tuna caught from a panga. SAN JOSE DEL CABO FISHING REPORT.
SAN JOSE DEL CABO, MEXICO: Species fishing specialist John Snow of San Jose del Cabo reported on three fishing sessions with Capt. Pata of the panga Salome, on Oct. 4-6, 2005, for a catch including 21 fish species either caught or observed in the bait tank, and two new species, the gulf grouper and longtail stingray. San Jose del Cabo weather was warm, with good sea conditions and clarity, and water temperatures consistent at 86 degrees in the fishing area 25 miles north of La Playita. SAN JOSE DEL CABO SPECIES FISHING REPORT.
ENSENADA, MEXICO: Emerald Argonza of Matador Sportfishing reported on a Saturday run to San Jose reef with three anglers for 38 large rockcod, all caught on dropper loops and sardine or anchovy baits. Offshore boats reported good catches of yellowtail and yellowfin tuna at the lower 500 spot. Ensenada sea conditions over the weekend were good, with a water temperature of 63 degrees at San Jose reef. ENSENADA FISHING REPORT.
ENSENADA, MEXICO: Ivan Villarino of Vonny's Fleet reported steady limits of lingcod and assorted bottom fish for his beach launched pangas fishing at the tip of Ensenada's Punta Banda, plus a few yellowtail to a high of 37 pounds mixed in. Jay Johnson and Ed Lizarraga also scored on a 17-pound halibut caught right at the Campo Villarino launch beach, when Capt. Beto saw a boil and told them to cast plastics. "Old eagle eyes strikes again...It was good week for bottom fishing at Ensenada," Villarino said. Ensenada weather was cloudy in the low-70s, with water temperatures at 61 degrees. ENSENADA FISHING REPORT.
ENSENADA, MEXICO: Gerardo Sanchez of KCHTS Sportfishing reported on a Saturday run to the lower 500 spot for a catch of five skipjack averaging 20 pounds and three yellowtail on a kelp paddy. "Other fishing boats got yellowfin tuna," Sanchez said, "but no luck for us." Sanchez also reported a large tuna school seen, but with no biters, at GPS numbers 31.14 and 116.58, with the water temperature at 67 degrees. Fishing inside the bay was steady for bottom fish, some barracuda at Isla Todos Santos, and good sandbass action at University Point. ENSENADA FISHING REPORT.
ENSENADA, MEXICO: Steve Ross of the boat Bad Dog at Marina Coral reported on a marlin landed and kept the previous week: "That's six marlin for "Perro Malo," Spanish for 'Bad Dog' and what the Mexicans call us on the radio and on their docks, in about as many weeks...Juan Lu had the classic reply when I told him that some gringos think it's not good to eat. He said, 'They don't know how to cook it.' He is so right." ENSENADA FISHING REPORT.
PUERTO SANTO TOMAS, MEXICO: Sam Saenz of Puerto Santo Tomas resort said ocean conditions were flat all week until huge swells rolled in on Friday, affecting a good bottom fishing bite. Until then commercial pangas were bringing in three or four sacks of fish per day. On Saturday, Robert Beckner of San Diego fished off the San Jose point for full limits of bottom fish. PUERTO SANTO TOMAS FISHING REPORT.
ERENDIRA, MEXICO: Fernando Castro of Castro's Camp reported 18 boats fishing out of Erendira during the week for a good catch including large red rockcod, whitefish, calico bass, and barracuda. "We continue to see lots of bait, and also pelicans and other birds flying over them," Castro said. Erendira weather had some Santa Ana winds, but with calm seas, and some light swells at the end of the week. Water conditions were clear blue at 62 degrees in the fishing area 6 miles out.
ERENDIRA, MEXICO: Jason Pasto of Santee reported a fish count, not including released smaller fish, for three anglers fishing two days out of Castro's Camp the previous week: seven lingcod, 19 cocos, 24 red rockcod, four sandbass, five sculpin, and three whitefish. Pasto's boat fished in 80 to 100 feet of water, both north and south of Castro's. ERENDIRA FISHING REPORT.
SAN QUINTIN, MEXICO: Pete Hillis of Pedro's Pangas said winds kept early week boats fishing close to shore for rockcod and lingcod, with no chance to fish at Isla San Martin. Winds died completely on Wednesday and the Pelicano fished with Nate Flowers and his group for limits of yellowtail to 25 pounds, and lingcod to 16 pounds. Hillis said Larry Biedebach of Camp Lorenzo has opened a landing strip a quarter-mile from the launch ramp and anglers flying into San Quintin can make arrangements for pickup. SAN QUINTIN FISHING REPORT.
SAN QUINTIN, MEXICO: Earlier, Kelly Catian of K&M Offshore Sportfishing reported on a run to Isla San Martin, the 6 spot, and 240 spot, with five anglers and divers for a catch of calico bass, sheephead, lingcod, and rockfish. SAN QUINTIN FISHING AND DIVING REPORT.
MAGDALENA BAY, MEXICO: Gary Graham of Baja On The Fly said boats running outside after the passing of Tropical Storm Otis found yellowfin tuna halfway to the Thetis Bank, in water temperatures of 77 to 78 degrees. The Magdalena Bay mangrove channels produced some action on spotted bay bass, a few grouper, and triggerfish. Magdalena Bay weather was mostly cloudy in the mid-80s, with water temperatures of 70 to 81 degrees. MAGDALENA BAY FISHING REPORT.
MAGDALENA BAY, MEXICO: Diana Hoyt of Mag Bay Outfitters said Greg Wahl of Fullerton and Jerry Russ of San Clemente fished 15 miles outside Puerto Lopez Mateos and caught limits of yellowfin tuna plus one dorado in 77 to 78-degree water. Fishing inside the bay produced some sandbass, triggerfish, and one grouper. MAGDALENA BAY FISHING REPORT.
CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: George Landrum of Fly Hooker Sportfishing said offshore action was still recovering from the passage of Hurricane Otis about 100 miles west of Cabo San Lucas: "The hurricane really messed things up...The bite for striped marlin...went dead when Cabo San Lucas fishing boats went back to the area at the beginning of the week. There were still fish around but not in the numbers they had been." Some boats scored on yellowfin tuna of 30 to 60 pounds around the Jaime Bank on the Pacific side and at the Gordo Banks on the Cortez side. Cabo San Lucas weather was cooler in the mid-90s, with water temperatures of 81 to 87 degrees on the Cortez side, and in the 70s on the Pacific side. CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING REPORT.
CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Larry Edwards of Cortez Yacht Charters reported on 38 outings by Gaviota Fleet, the Fish Cabo, and Fish Cabo I, with a combined catch including released fish of: one small blue marlin, 25 striped marlin, one sailfish, 15 dorado, one wahoo, and 18 yellowfin tuna. Cabo San Lucas weather was cloudy in the low-90s, with water temperatures at 83 degrees on the Pacific side and 86 degrees on the Cortez side. "The fish remained scattered about the area following Tropical Storm Otis and have yet to settle on a specific area," Edwards said. CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING REPORT.
CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Tommy Garcia of Cabo Magic reported on 74 boats, with a catch including released fish of: one blue marlin, 29 striped marlin, two sailfish, 12 yellowfin tuna, 43 dorado, three wahoo, and 10 boats skunked. Top catches reported for the week included a 320-pound yellowfin tuna by the boat Stimulator with Capt. Jay Bush, and another tuna of 100 pounds. CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING REPORT.
CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Tracy Ehrenberg of Pisces Fleet said boats spent some days looking for fish after the passing of Hurricane Otis, with better catches coming toward the end of the week from both sides of the arch: "Fishing at Cabo San Lucas was a bit up and down for the first couple of days after the port opened...Monday was kind of an exploratory day with boats unsure where to go after the seas had been churned up..." Overall, 35 percent of Pisces boats scored on billfish, 37 percent on dorado, 19 percent on tuna, and 80 percent on all species combined. Top catches for the week included blue marlin in the 300 and 400-pound class. CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING REPORT.
CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Earlier, Ehrenberg reported on the minimal weather impact of Hurricane Otis, which passed about 100 miles west of Cabo San Lucas and did no damage. CABO SAN LUCAS HURRICANE OTIS REPORT.
CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Jim Dillon of Salvador's Sportfishing reported on 13 outings by El Budster, El Budster I, and El Budster II, with a catch including released fish of: one blue marlin, three striped marlin, one sailfish, two wahoo to 55 pounds, five yellowfin tuna, six dorado to 50 pounds, and four roosterfish.
CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO: Offshore fly angler Boots Fawcett of Carlsbad reported on 19 days of fishing with Solmar Fleet for a fly tackle catch of several striped marlin and a sailfish. Fawcett's lifetime total fly fishing catch with Solmar Fleet to date includes 32 striped marlin and six blue marlin caught with Capt. Pete Cesena of the Solmar III. CABO SAN LUCAS OFFSHORE FLY FISHING REPORT.
EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Chris Moyers of East Cape Smoke House reported on 180 boats from combined fleets including the Van Wormer resorts of Palmas de Cortez and Playa de Sol, with a catch including released fish of: 12 blue marlin, 42 striped marlin, one black marlin, 33 sailfish, 50 dorado, 231 yellowfin tuna, and four wahoo. East Cape fishing waters were settling down from the previous week's stormy conditions, with seas calm, water temperatures at 80 to 88 degrees, and air temperatures of 71 to 95 degrees. EAST CAPE FISHING REPORT.
EAST CAPE, MEXICO: For the previous week, Moyers reported on 324 with a catch including released fish of: 18 blue marlin, 78 striped marlin, 53 sailfish, 235 dorado, 725 yellowfin tuna, and 19 wahoo. Moyers commented on the moderate effects of Hurricane Otis passing up the Pacific coast of Baja: "East Cape got hit with some rain and wind but nothing major. The local arroyos did run, mostly as a result of rain in the mountains upstream from the coast...East Cape came through pretty unscathed...We're looking for anglers to pick up where they left off...as the waters were only slightly stirred up." EAST CAPE FISHING REPORT.
EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Axel Valdez of Buena Vista Beach Resort reported on 63 boats, with a catch including released fish of: five blue marlin, one black marlin, 20 striped marlin, 11 sailfish, nine dorado, 111 tuna, one wahoo, six roosterfish, 16 snapper, seven amberjack, one triggerfish, 60 squid, three cabrilla, and 14 skipjack. Most hotel boats fished mostly to the south from La Ribera to Las Destiladeras. Top inshore catches included a released roosterfish estimated in the 80-pound class. EAST CAPE FISHING REPORT.
EAST CAPE, MEXICO: For the previous week, Valdez reported on 31 boats, with a catch including released fish of: one blue marlin, seven striped marlin, three sailfish, 12 dorado, 130 tuna, one wahoo, one roosterfish, nine snapper, one amberjack, one ladyfish, two triggerfish, 38 Humboldt squid, one cabrilla, 25 skipjack, and two rainbow runner. EAST CAPE FISHING REPORT.
EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Gary Graham of Baja On The Fly said few anglers fished last week, as unsettled weather slowed the action: "With few sportfishing clients willing to head out, the reports were sketchy at best...Some tuna are out in front of La Ribera, but they are driven down quickly as more boats land on them." On the beaches, Graham said, "...Wind waves have made the water the color of a bad cup of coffee." East Cape weather was mostly cloudy in the high-90s, with water temperatures of 80 to 88 degrees. EAST CAPE FLY FISHING REPORT.
EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Roy Baldwin of Rancho Leonero reported cooler October water temperatures at 83 to 86 degrees, and East Cape fishing conditions recovering from the Pacific side passage of Hurricane Otis, with a mix of blue and striped marlin and sailfish about 10 to 15 miles out, tuna of 30 to 60 pounds closer in, and dorado of 10 to 20 pounds located mostly south. Roosterfish were taken on mullet off the beaches from La Ribera to Las Barracas. EAST CAPE FISHING REPORT.
EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Marv Allison of Vallencia fished Oct. 3-4-5, 2005, with Capt. Manuel on the boat Irma out of Rancho Buena Vista for a catch including released fish of: one striped marlin, and two blue marlin of about 130 and 250 pounds. Allison fished to about 13 miles east and 15 miles north of Rancho Buena Vista in calm seas: "Marlin were only fish caught. We trolled for billfish all day, all three days. Tuna could be caught close in. Dorado were very scarce."
EAST CAPE, MEXICO: Ash Pickering of the Vista Sea Sport dive service said water temperatures dipped to 79 degrees on the Cabo Pulmo coral reef during the Pacific side passage of Hurricane Otis, but temperatures were back up to 84 degrees by the weekend, with visibility at 60 feet. Sea life sightings in the marine park included goliath grouper, Panamic porkfish, and bluelined snapper. EAST CAPE DIVING REPORT.
LA PAZ, MEXICO: Jonathan Roldan of Tailhunter International reported southern winds all week and fishing up-and-down on both sides of the hill. On the La Paz side, Roldan said the dorado bite was "fairly constant with a few more bulls caught and some marlin, but you had to work at it." On the Las Arenas side, pangas scored easy tuna limits some days, but scratched for one or two fish on others. "Still, giant squid and some of the big pargo kept folks interested," Roldan said. "Bait on both sides has been difficult." LA PAZ FISHING REPORT.
LA PAZ, MEXICO: Dos Hernandez of Tortuga Sportfishing reported steady dorado action off Rancho las Cruces and La Ventana for his pangas launched on the south side of the hill at Las Arenas. School-sized yellowfin tuna and squid baits were still being caught at Punta Perico, and sardina baits were available at the south end of Isla Cerralvo. Post-Hurricane Otis weather was sunny and much improved, and Hernandez said northerly winds were beginning to blow little-by-little, signifying a change in the season. LA PAZ FISHING REPORT.
LORETO, MEXICO: Bill Erhardt of Loreto reported water temperatures down 5 degrees at about 82 degrees, air temperatures down 10 degrees, and relative humidity also down after the effects of Hurricane Otis on Baja's Pacific coast: "It feels like autumn in Loreto." Erhardt fished three days during the week, and got skunked one day south of town and off Puntas Perico and Lobo, but also hit a hot yellowfin tuna bite about 25 miles northeast of town for a combined three-day catch including released fish of: 14 yellowfin tuna to 45 pounds, one sailfish lost, and one 5-pound dorado. LORETO FISHING REPORT.
LORETO, MEXICO: Pam Bolles of Baja Big Fish Company reported some boats finding dorado and yellowfin tuna during the week, including Capt. Eulogio Davis with six tuna of 20 to 30 pounds caught 20 miles outside Isla Coronado. "I heard of dorado being caught on Friday and Saturday," Bolles said. "They're small, under 10 pounds with none over 20, and being caught along the shorelines." Loreto weather was transitioning into the fall season: "The air has cooled down for the season and the water will do the same, so these may be the last weeks in 2005 that we'll get dorado." LORETO FISHING REPORT.
LORETO, MEXICO: Patty Zapata of the Hotel Oasis reported some dorado action being found. Tim Walford, Willie Moore and Howard Schauble fished 20 miles out and caught three dorado of about 15 pounds. Jeff, Matt and Aaron Globerman caught eight dorado north of Isla Coronado, and Steve Glentsch and Robert Pegan ran 25 miles north of Loreto with Capt. Francisco Martinez for 12 dorado to 25 pounds. LORETO FISHING REPORT.
MULEGE, MEXICO: Rick Barber of Mulege reported marginal post-storm fishing conditions for most of the week, but some anglers scoring on yellowfin tuna around Punta Concepcion, including one run with Capt. Mateo for three tuna of 40 to 60 pounds, another boat with two dorado and a tuna of 47 pounds, Ralph Lane with five tuna to 52 pounds, and Barron Petersen with a 40-pound class tuna that was inhaled at the boat by a blue marlin that cut itself off on the prop. MULEGE FISHING REPORT.
SANTA ROSALIA, MEXICO: Mike Kanzler of Isla San Marcos reported Santa Rosalia fishing area waters settling down at the end of week, with weather in the low-90s and water temperatures of 81 to 85 degrees. Weekend boats out of San Lucas Cove ran to Isla Tortuga and averaged three to five releases. Inshore action was mostly for sierra, some yellowtail to 32 pounds on the Isla San Marcos bajos, and a nice 40-pound class roosterfish released on 15-pound line by Kanzler and his eight-year-old son Michael at the west lighthouse of Isla San Marcos' north end. SANTA ROSALIA FISHING REPORT.
BAHIA DE LOS ANGELES, MEXICO: J.L. Terry of San Francisquito reported early in the week: "Tony Reyes's boat got a bunch of 35-pound yellowtail south of Punta San Francisquito, probably at El Barril reef. We have great weather. Tropical Storm Otis hit with rain, thunder, and lightning. There were lots of sailboats in port for protection."
BAHIA DE LOS ANGELES, MEXICO: Earlier, John Whitaker of Manhattan Beach reported very slow fishing at San Francisquito: "It was the worst fishing that I have ever experienced there in 20 years...One bonita hookup on the surface iron, and that was it for two days." Water temperatures ranged from 74 to 82 degrees in strong currents. SAN FRANCISQUITO FISHING REPORT.
SAN FELIPE, MEXICO: 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 Oct. 6, 2005, with a catch of: 111 yellowtail, 18 to 25 pounds; two dorado, 14 to 19 pounds; six white seabass, 21 to 29.5 pounds; 24 cabrilla, 10 to 14 pounds; one broomtail grouper, 18 pounds; 1 sheephead, 8 pounds; 40 spotted bay bass; and 35 miscellaneous fish. The Jose Andres fished in water temperatures to 89.4 degrees.
SAN FELIPE, MEXICO: Andrea Velez of Baja Sportfishing, Inc., reported on a windy six-day Midriff Islands trip by the San Felipe panga mothership Erik, returning anglers to Rocky Point on Oct. 6, 2005, with a catch of: 278 yellowtail, 248 cabrilla, 10 broomtail grouper, 16 dorado, one grouper of about 45 pounds, and 140 miscellaneous fish, including giant squid. The Erik, with 24 anglers picked up at Rocky Point instead of San Felipe, fished in sheltered locations, despite winds to 60 m.p.h. on three days, and found 220 yellowtail on a reef between Snake Island and Isla la Raza. SAN FELIPE MOTHERSHIP FISHING REPORT.
SAN FELIPE, MEXICO: Catalina Meders of the Title Company Bookstore overlooking the bay said San Felipe weather was still hot in the high-90s, with the water temperature in the bay in the high-80s. The town was quiet: "...We all wonder if the hot weather and gasoline prices are keeping the snow birds from pouring in." Two adventurers recently departed for Puerto Vallarta in an inflatable boat, and Poppa Neutrino was due in town to tend to his seagoing raft, slated for a cruise down the Sea of Cortez. SAN FELIPE TOWN REPORT.
ROCKY POINT (PUERTO PENASCO), MEXICO: Mike Auditore of Phoenix reported on a slow fishing day during the last week of September, 50 miles south of Rocky Point on his boat El Gato Blanco, for a four-angler catch of: two Cortez halibut of 12 and 20 pounds, and two goldspotted bass. "We did see a large school of peanut dorado swim up to the boat," Auditore said, "but they were not interested in biting anything." A commercial trawler fishing the same area was also having a slow day. Sea conditions were very calm and hot. ROCKY POINT FISHING TRIP REPORT.
SAN CARLOS, MEXICO: Bill Molden of San Carlos reported good billfish action on Saturday during the first fishing day of the inaugural Cantina Cup fishing tournament, as 107 anglers on 27 boats caught or released a combined 57 billfish. Molden said the dorado bite was still off, but numerous yellowfin tuna were weighed, with the largest at 116.8 pounds.
SAN CARLOS, MEXICO: Robert Dryden of Tucson fished two days out of San Carlos on the Ricochet with Allan Smith of San Carlos, Mark Kuhn of Tucson, Ariz., and Mark Borchard from Somis, Calif., for a catch including released fish of: five striped marlin, two blue marlin, one sailfish, and a 250-pound black marlin. "On Sunday, while fishing from 10-30 miles out of San Carlos on a 240 heading, we caught the Sea of Cortez slam," Dryden said, as the Ricochet's catch included all four species of billfish. "...My best single weekend of fishing ever in the Sea of Cortez." SAN CARLOS FISHING REPORT.
MAZATLAN, MEXICO: Larry Edwards of Cortez Yacht Charters reported unstable weather and few anglers fishing at Mazatlan last week. Aries Fleet sent 12 boats out, for a catch including released fish of: seven sailfish, 14 dorado, and one yellowfin tuna. Mazatlan weather was in the 90s, with clouds and thunderstorms, and water temperatures stable at 86 degrees. MAZATLAN FISHING REPORT.
PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO: Danny Osuna of Marla's Sportfishing reported a 256.32-pound yellowfin tuna caught by the Marla 2. The fish hit as a storm approached and the baits were being pulled out of the water, Osuna said: "We never thought that a 256.32 pound tuna was down there eating our bait...We ended up catching this big tuna, and we were very happy, but we didn't have a very comfortable ride home!" Puerto Vallarta water temperatures were at 86 to 87 degrees, with some north winds and swells to 8 feet. PUERTO VALLARTA FISHING REPORT.
PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO: Stan Vath of the boat Tinknocker reported on two days of fishing out of Puerto Vallarta, scoring on a 250-pound black marlin and a 226-pound yellowfin tuna the first day at Roca Corbeteña, but finding rough conditions with 5 to 8-foot swells the second day, and no fish. "We only had one knockdown all day and it did not stick," Vath said. "That’s fishing. Danny on Marla II said they caught a 330-pound yellowfin tuna, taped, and his brother Scot reported a 350 pounder, also taped." PUERTO VALLARTA FISHING REPORT.
IXTAPA ZIHUATANEJO, MEXICO: Ed Kunze, reporting for Baja On The Fly, said torrential rains arrived at Ixtapa Zihuatanejo just before the "Jacks or Better" fly fishing release tournament and shut down the fishing. During tournament pre-fishing, Kunze said, "Several anglers including Bruce Pratt, from Beaufort, S.C., and last year’s winner Brian Berger from San Francisco found plenty of action in the jack department, both landing fish in the 10 to 20-pound class...That evening at 6:30 a storm hit...The water went from 84 degrees to 74 degrees and green." IXTAPA ZIHUATANEJO FISHING REPORT.
IXTAPA ZIHUATANEJO, MEXICO: Stan Lushinsky of Ixtapa Sportfishing Charters reported few anglers and difficult sea conditions, with only two sailfish reported by offshore boats. Inshore, Capt. Adolofo Espinoza on the Dos Hermanos managed two outings, with a catch of: three yellowtail jacks, 19 bonito, four needlefish, three grouper, and one pompano. IXTAPA ZIHUATANEJO FISHING REPORT.
IXTAPA ZIHUATANEJO, MEXICO: Paul Phillips of the Fintastic Total Tag & Release Tournament commented on the proposal for a roosterfish tagging program at Ixtapa Zihuatanejo: "We batted around a couple ideas...This project will benefit the fishery. We don't know squat all about these roosterfish...I think it would be beneficial." IXTAPA ZIHUATANEJO ROOSTERFISH TAGGING PROPOSAL.