Thursday, December 15, 2011

Z Fish Report (12/15/11)

Nothing but blue...and a few clouds

All up and down the coast, the 82 degree blue water is basically on the beach. However, even though the fishing is improving, the best areas have moved to about 20 miles off the coast.

Adolfo, on the panga Dos Hermanos, is doing well for his clients on the inshore waters, with several roosterfish, a few large jack crevalle, and lots of sierras. He feels the best action is to the north and up around Saladita.

This is a great time for light line conventional gear fishermen and fly fishers. The numbers of sierra and black skipjacks is huge, with a lot of surface action.

Cheva, on the Dos Hermanos II has been averaging 3 sailfish a day at the 20 mile mark, along with an occasional dorado. However, the best dorado action remains fairly close to the beach.
Keri Ellen from Oregon, about to release her 1st sailfish, with
Captain Francisco on the super panga Huntress

Yesterday, I was treated to some excellent “front door service”. Cheva and Adolfo showed up at my house, consuming a beer or 5, to discuss the fish report action with me. When they left, I had 10 pounds of dorado fillets, and a couple of nice sierra. My wife and I had a great dinner last night.

We are near the end of the year, and Don Wollcott
sent me a photo from about 12 years ago.
In the photo above, this is what Don Wolcott had to say about our day on the water 12 years ago:

      “We caught just about everything that swims that day! Sailfish, yellowfin tuna, and a huge dorado.
       The tuna were all yellowfin, and there are actually at least one or two more behind Larnold Jones my buddy. He felt stupid for standing in front of the fish at the time I remember, when we got home and developed the pic's...........That was a time before all the digital cameras we have nowdays, where you could instantly check the pic's and take them over again........But how bout the size of that dorado? I remember that one especially because we had just got done catching a tuna or two and a 3 foot log or fairly large size piece of driftwood floated about 5 feet out from the boat and you literally told me to throw my line out about 5 ft from the boat because you had a feeling the cover of the log may be holding dorado, and sure enough that big boy erupted and it was fish on!”

Ed Kunze
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For a decent explaination to the seasons and best fishing for each species here in the Ixtapa /Zihuatanejo area check out this web site. http://calendarforfishing.blogspot.com/