Friday, December 24, 2010

Z Fish Report (12/24/10)

The 80° blue water is just a short run of 6 miles out of Zihuatanejo Bay. There seems to be plenty of fish, but the full moon has made them picky and not very aggressive. Mike Bulkley of the super panga Huntress told me “We fished every day and released 5 sailfish total. Lots of fish sighted from 6 to 20 miles but they were short striking and not coming back on the bait. Same story with the two marlin strikes we had. 4 out of 5 sails were caught before 7:30 AM before the sun hit the water.”
Alberto with his dorado with Santiago, and Adan on the right.
Ernie, a local icon who lives in Troncones, took young Alberto and friends Art and Teresa fishing on the super panga Gitana with Santiago and Adan. This was young Alberto’s first trip, and he got a very nice dorado. Kudu’s to Ernie for taking a kid fishing with a great captain. They also had a sailfish break off, and released another two for Art and Teresa. It was a very good day on the water.

Cheva, on the panga Dos Hermanos II, and Adolfo on the Dos Hermanos have been hitting the inshore hard all week with their clients from France. Cheva is fishing 16 days straight with his client, and Adolfo 25 days. These European anglers are such fanatics they got off the plane, took a taxi to the pier, and jumped on the boat and went fishing; luggage and all. They checked into the hotel when they got back from fishing.

Large Jack Crevalle

Both boats have been doing basically the same thing and concentrating on points south from Valentine to the Antennas. They are getting lots of very large jack crevalle (20 in one day for Cheva’s clients), large sierras, and black skipjack tuna. They did get a couple of roosters on a long run down to Puerto Vicente Guerrero, but not any others within a reasonable day’s charter.
Ed Kunze

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