Friday, January 20, 2012

Z Fish Report (1/20/12)

Frank Craig with his 2nd sailfish on the panga Ginta with Adan
The 81° blue water is still following the 100 fathom line, and about 6 miles off the beach. The fishing has improved again this week with each boat catching 2 to 3 sailfish a day and a very decent sized dorado or 2 (averaging about 22 pounds). Mecate, on the cruiser Aqua Azul released 4 sailfish in one day. Cheva, on the panga Dos Hermanos II, released 5 and then the next day released 4, of which 2 were on the fly rod.
Petra Craig, from British Columbia, about to release her
 1st sailfish on the super panga Gitana
And, several large blue marlin have been taken this week, with many more breaking off due to the angler being under gunned with light sailfish tackle.
Frank about to relase his 2nd sailfish
The very large jack crevalle, averaging 18 to 25 pounds, and sierras to 9 pounds are giving the light line anglers all they can handle out in front of the White Rocks. This bite has been steady for two weeks now.

There are two large groups of anglers here for the week from Denmark, but other than that, there are very few people fishing. The captains all have been complaining there are just not many people this year.

Ed Kunze - IGFA Representative


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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