|Photo by Jeff Burbank while inshore fishing last week.|
The 82° blue water has pushed out to about 12 miles, and the offshore fishing is slowing down.
Most boats are only averaging about a sailfish a day, with the occasional dorado being taken. Terry Medland, from Grand Forks North Dakota, fished two days with Francisco on the super panga Huntress, and released 3 sailfish. Most of the sails came from about the 20 mile mark. One notable catch was yesterday (Wednesday) when Adolfo went out 30 miles on the panga Dos Hermanos with his clients from France. They got 5 sailfish and a nice dorado.
Another notable development is Santiago, of the super panga Gitana, is heading up a delegation of our captains and has gone to Mexico City this week. They are meeting with our State Senator as I type this. The delegation is there to stop the long line and illegal fishing, and asking for enforcement of the existing laws. We would not have sent them if we had not received encouragement from the political powers that be, so we are hopeful. The trip was paid for by donations from the captains, several North of the Border clients, and those of us who live and fish here. I’ll give the results of the meeting next week.
|Mark uses this very effect Buzz Bomb for his beach fishing.|
The inshore fishing is really jerking our chain. Last week we raised over 20 roosterfish down at Vicente Guerrero, and several large jack crevalle. This week, cold dirty water moved in, and shut down the bite. Adolfo tells me the same thing happened to him up at the Ranch. The dirty water is clearing out, knowing it will soon turn around. But, we are still scratching our heads as the best locations.
|Mark Denison at La Barrita|
One person who had had some success is Mark Denison down at La Barrita, which is about 50 minutes south of the airport in Zihuatanejo. Mark is from Kamloops, Canada and just completed a bungalow on the beach to be turned into a bed and breakfast late this year. He has been shore fishing there most every day when the fish, birds, and bait make it all possible. He told me he has caught several different species, saw schools of huge pargo, and has done well with the jack crevalle.
Ed Kunze (IGFA Representative)
For a better understanding of our seasons and species of fish here in Ixtapa /Zihuatanejo, please click on the link to my web site and scroll down on the left side bar for “Calendar”… http://www.sportfishing-ixtapa.com/index.html
I have also made two new informative web pages for people coming here for their first time. The first is for when you go to the municipal pier in Zihuatanejo in the morning to find the boat you will be fishing on: http://municipalpier.blogspot.mx/2013/02/the-municipal-pier.htmlThe second is for people who are looking for a place to stay: http://edkunze2.blogspot.mx/2013/02/places-to-stay.html