Thursday, September 13, 2012

Z Fish Report (9/13/12)


The 85° blue water is way out past the 25 mile mark, but clean 85° water is about 12 miles out. The sailfish action is 1 sailfish per boat average, and the dorado have moved on.

Cheva on the panga Dos Hermanos fished with Don and Mary Grantges of San Antonio Texas on Tuesday, and got about the average. They went out to the 14 mile mark, and released a sailfish, with another strike, after a couple of leaps, coming unbuttoned. They were actually looking for current weed lines and dorado. At 25 miles they called it quits and came back to the port.
Enrique with the first rooster
The roosterfish action is still excellent. Using Cheva as my “deckhand” (isn’t it great when you can use one of the absolute best roosterfish captains as your deckhand?) we picked up Dennis Georgeoglou from Leon, Mexico and fishing buddy Enrique Mazzuccheli of Uruguay at their hotel in Papanoa. It was then just a short 10 minute drive to the port and the waiting panga.
Dennis got the 2nd rooster and it is approaching 50 pounds
We had a great day of fishing in Puerto Vicente Guerrero. We hooked 8 roosters. We left the dock at daylight, and went north, but we only found turbid water caused by the rains and river outflows. Changing strategies, and going back south, we found good clean water.
Enrique with one of the last, and smallest roosters
We hadn’t been on the clean water beach for three minutes, and maybe a couple of casts, and we were hooked up.

Here is the dilemma with the waves: The roosters want to go back to the shoreline, and the boat has to get to deeper water so the big sets of waves do not swamp us and give us an unwanted ride to the beach. The rooster feels he has a better chance by using the shoreline waves as leverage. Then we all meet again, outside the influence of the waves, after the rooster tires and seeks the safety of deeper water.
Marv Amedinger fishes the beachs in Jalisco, using spin gear
and surface poppers. He sent me photos from a couple of weeks
ago. He and I are planning on some time together down at
Puerto Vicente Guerrero 
Enrique fought the first fish, with the boat going one way, and the rooster the other. After the rooster was tailed, photos done and released, we went back to the beach. This time it took almost 5 minutes for the next rooster for Dennis, which approached 50 pounds. The boat went one way and the rooster the other.
Marv with a nice jack. Note how calm the surf is.
We don't have calm surf like that here.
After the release, another 5 minutes and the dance started all over again. This lasted until the bite turned off about 11:30. At times we had 3 to 4 roosters slashing at the popper. Plus, many more fish were missed. It was a great day on the water.

Ed Kunze (IGFA Representative)

For a better understanding of our seasons and species of fish here in Ixtapa /Zihuatanejo, please click on this link: http://calendarforfishing.blogspot.mx/