|Theresa and Ken Meyer with a nice pargo|
In a way these difficult conditions are very good for the sport fishing industry, because starting this Friday (the 3rd) is the three day 30th annual sailfish tournament, which averages about 150 entry boats each year. It is a kill tournament, and one of the last remaining kill tournaments in the world. Prizes are awarded for the first three places for the largest sailfish, and also for the largest dorado and marlin. In years past I have seen as many as 800 sailfish killed in one three day span of the tournament. Fortunately, with the current conditions, this will not happen this year.
|Will Anderson with a small dorado caught while |
fishing with Ramon at Mahuaja
The inshore water is also warming up with 80 degree water sowing on the beach from about the White Rocks on down past Puerto Vicente Guerrero. Unfortunately, the chlorophyll level is still very high and almost a red tide condition in a lot of areas. Again, this will all clear out within a couple of weeks. There still are some areas producing, and the worst of discolored water is off the beach a ways. Ken and Theresa Meyer from Albany Oregon stayed at John Lorenz’s Bahia de Tortuga fishing lodge at Puerto Vicente Guerrero and got a nice dog tooth snapper while trolling a deep diving Rapala out in front of one of the river mouths down there.
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
|Melissa Lloyd with a nice black skip jack|
while fishing with Ramon
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