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 Jun 9, 2007; 01:22PM - Poppers Rule!
 Category:  Mexico Ixtapa Zihuatanejo
 Author Name:  Gary Graham
 Author E-mail:  bajafly@bajafly.com
Report Description: The 82º blue water is still holding at the 20 mile mark, but the inshore red tide has all but dissipated. And, the fishing has improved dramatically.

Offshore, the main topic is the blue marlin and the yellowfin tuna. At least one boat in three is getting a shot at a blue marlin each day. They are hanging out in a strip all along the coast between 12 and 14 miles. The tuna are at the 20 mile mark, and the edge of the blue water.

Mike Griffin of Anchorage, AK got a nice blue while fishing with Luis on the panga, Gringo Loco. Santiago, of the panga, Gitana, went with a friend on a private boat out of Marina Ixtapa. The idea was to test the yacht out for possible purchase. They found out it raised fish well, as they caught and released 3 blues. All the fish were taken on trolled lures.

The sailfish action is holding steady at about two fish per boat average.

Inshore, I spotted Adolpho fishing the surf line up at Troncones. I called him on the cell phone, gave him a wave, and asked how he was doing. He replied they had 19 jack crevalle, 3 pompano, and about 15 green jacks. All were taken on spin gear and surface poppers
Ed Kunze
Water temperature 80 - 84
Air temperature 74-95
Humidity 83%
Wind: NNE 4 Knots
Conditions: T-Storms
Visibility 5 miles
Sunrise 7:10 a.m. CDT
Sunset 8:20 p.m. CDT
 Jun 2, 2007; 09:32PM - Red TIde Assault
 Category:  Mexico Ixtapa Zihuatanejo
 Author Name:  Gary Graham
 Author E-mail:  bajafly@bajafly.com
Report Description: Fishing has been slow. The red tide is finally starting to disperse, but it is still spotty in several areas. The inshore game fish have yet to come back.

Offshore, the average is about 1 sailfish per boat, per day. There are a few yellowfin tuna showing up, but they are moving fast and are hard to catch. The blue water is still about 20 miles, with dirty water out to the 12 mile mark. The dirty water will start clearing as the red tide clears out.
Ed Kunze
Water temperature 80 - 84
Air temperature 78-100
Humidity 78%
Wind: Calm
Conditions: Clear
Visibility 5 miles
Sunrise 7:10 a.m. CDT
Sunset 8:18 p.m. CDT
 May 28, 2007; 06:03PM - Ixtapa Zihuatanejo fish Report
 Category:  Mexico Ixtapa Zihuatanejo
 Author Name:  Stan Lushinsky
 Author E-mail:  ixtsptf@epix.net
Report Description: May 25, 2007

Very unusual for this time of year, a very pronounced red tide covered the Ixtapa Zihuatanejo area last week. The effects of the Colder north current or “ La Nina “ caused the fishing to be most difficult. Mr. Pernecky fishing 3 days aboard the Bloody Hook with Captain Chiro managed only 2 Sailfish. Captain Chiro reported seeing schools of small mackerel and bonito up to 25 miles offshore which is very unusual. The red tide caused a wide disbursement of the schools of bait. Fly fishing angler Mr. Fawcett fishing 1 day aboard the Bloody Hook raised 2 BLUE MARLIN fly but did not manage to hook up. Mr. Fawcett also raised 2 SAILFISH in one day while fishing aboard the Intruzza. Toward the end of the week our captains were reporting seeing more fish on the surface but could not get them to eat. Inshore, the action was a bit better with a mixed bag of Yellowtail Jacks, Spanish Mackerel, Chulas, Bonitos and an occasional Roosterfish showing up. Still the presence of the colder current and the red tide made finding the fish a real task. With the turn of the full moon this week and short term effect of the ride tide is expected to end as quickly as it began.

Ixtapa Zihuatanejo weather. Sunny mild temps in the low 90’s

Sea Conditions: Calm to moderate

Bait Supply: Fair

Sincerely,
Stan Lushinsky
 May 26, 2007; 08:03PM - Bright Spot Blue Marlin
 Category:  Mexico Ixtapa Zihuatanejo
 Author Name:  Gary Graham
 Author E-mail:  bajafly@bajafly.com
Report Description: Fishing has been below par for this time of the year. A lot of it can be attributed to the red tide that hit the coast this last week. It has decimated the inshore fishing. The red tide has affected the coastline for at least 40 miles in each direction from Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo. But, there are signs of it breaking up now, and should clear out by next week.

The 82º blue water is now at the 25 mark, with dirty, almost red tide conditions, water out at least 12 miles. The only bright spot is that the blue marlin are here and the yellowfin tuna are here also. But, the anglers looking for sailfish are averaging only about 1 fish per day per boat.

John Wilkinson of Michigan has fished with Santiago on the Gitana a couple of times this week. On the first day, because the 30 to 40 pound yellowfin tuna were traveling fast and were line shy, they dropped down to 30 pound test. Of course that is when the 100 pound beast came up from the depths and ate the bait. They fought the tuna for almost 2 hours, got a good look at it, and the line parted.

On the next trip they lost an estimated 400 pound blue after only a 15 minute fight. A 100 pound plus yellowfin tuna and a 400 pound marlin would make a decent week, however John ended up with only one sailfish released for the two days on the water.

Water temperature 80 - 84
Air temperature 76-98
Humidity 26%
Wind: ENE 9 knots
Conditions: Clear
Visibility 5 miles
Sunrise 7:11 a.m. CDT
Sunset 8:15 p.m. CDT
 May 19, 2007; 01:53PM - long liners that will affect the Zihuatanejo fishery
 Category:  Mexico Ixtapa Zihuatanejo
 Author Name:  Gary Graham
 Author E-mail:  bajafly@bajafly.com
Report Description: Earlier this week the fishing had slowed down considerably when compared to the great action we had this last couple of weeks. However, it is on the rise again. Even though the boats are only averaging about 1 sailfish a day average per boat, the blue water has moved into the 12 mile mark. This will definitely bring the fish closer.

The yellowfin tuna have showed up at the 19 mile mark and are giving us a lot of action. Even though they are only averaging between 22 and 25 pounds, there are a lot of them. Plus, a few of the boats are also picking up a couple of sailfish each when working the perimeter of the tuna schools.

The inshore action, with dirty water all up and down the coast, has turned off. A few chulas (a white meat tuna with teeth) are showing up about a half mile off the beach, and are hitting trolled Rapalas.

Ed Kunze

The Mexican Government’s new legislation on long liners that will affect the Zihuatanejo fishery as well. For more info click on the link: http://www.billfish.org/new/NewsArticle.asp?ArticleID=60

Water temperature 80 - 84
Air temperature 78-86
Humidity 77%
Wind: N 3 knots
Conditions: Clear
Visibility 5 miles
Sunrise 7:13 a.m. CDT
Sunset 8:13 p.m. CDT
 May 13, 2007; 05:37PM - Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Sportfishing Report 3/1 - 3/7/03
 Category:  Mexico Ixtapa Zihuatanejo
 Author Name:  Stan Lushinsky
 Author E-mail:  ixtsptf@epix.net
Report Description: May 11, 2007

It was a transitional week in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo with Changing water conditions and the hangover effect of the full moon. AS a result of the changing conditions, Our captains reported sighting many more fish than were willing to bite. Captain Jose on the La Bamba reported 8 SAILFISH in 2 offshore days with Mr. Roger Crott’s group while Captain Vargas on the Marlin Azul reported 1 SAILFISH in 1 offshore day and a host of BONITOS, CHULAS and other small game on the 2nd day. Captain Chiro on The Bloody Hook recorded a 3 SAILFISH day for angler Mr. Charles Sanbury and released an estimated 250 Lb Blue Marlin and 2 Sailfish and 1 Shark in 3 other offshore days Captain Arturo on the Janeth reported a single Sailfish in one offshore day. Captain Adolofo concentrated his efforts on inshore where the Roosterfish have begun to show up. Captain Adolofo reported 3 Roosters to 20 lb along with 7 Yellowtail Jacks, 1 Wahoo, 7 Spanish mackerel and 8 Chulas. Although not quite there yet, the inshore fishery looks to be showing signs of a quick improvement. The upcoming week have historically been a good indicator of how well the inshore fishing will be. We still have good dates and captain available for this summer season.

Ixtapa Zihautanejo weather: Temps in the upper 80’s Sunny

Sea Conditions: Calm to moderate

Bait supply: Fair

Sincerely,

Stan Lushinsky
 May 12, 2007; 02:30PM - Roosterfish Starting the Show
 Category:  Mexico Ixtapa Zihuatanejo
 Author Name:  Gary Graham
 Author E-mail:  bajafly@bajafly.com
Report Description: After this last week's short down-turn from the effect of the full moon, the fishing for all species has been turning on again. Last week's 114 boat annual sailfish tournament (the 40th) also hurt the fishing early in the week. There were just too many boats out there pounding the water. But, sailfish averages are again close to 6 to 8 strikes a day, one boat in three is getting a shot at a blue marlin, a few dorado are being taken, and the yellowfin tuna are at the thirty mile mark.

Plus, the roosterfish are starting to show on the beaches. In fact, this last Wednesday they really put on a great show down at Puerto Vicente Gro. Fly fishing client, Jim (Doc) Coulthurst of Portland, OR, fished with Cali and me in one of the three pangas set up for sport fishing in the Port (meaning it has a shade cover).
Doc is an experienced guide in the Northwest states, but this was his first time for roosters.

By 11:00, we had raised 20 roosters on a hookless popper, giving Doc five legitimate shots with the fly. He hooked two, but was only able to get one to the boat for photos. The roosters were all on the small side, averaging between 12 and 25 pounds. The big boys should follow in a couple of weeks.

Doc finished up the day catching several black skipjack tuna. At times there were so many tuna breaking the water, it sounded like a rainstorm. With acres of fish on the surface, it was almost a fish a cast.

Even Cali got into the action. With his first time ever at casting a fly rod, he managed to land several skipjack from the bow. He even talked about it with the other captains at the municipal pier in Zihuatanejo. He is hooked!

Ed Kunze
Water temperature 80 - 84
Air temperature 78-99
Humidity 77%
Wind: Calm
Conditions: Mostly Sunny
Visibility 5 miles
Sunrise 7:15 a.m. CDT
 May 7, 2007; 02:53PM - May 3, 2007
 Category:  Mexico Ixtapa Zihuatanejo
 Author Name:  Stan Lushinsky
 Author E-mail:  ixtsptf@epix.net
Report Description: May 3, 2007

It was a very light week for angling activity in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo still our captains reported a combination of SAILFISH and MARLIN offshore. The Tuna have remained a mystery for this season as the bite has not yet developed any consistency. Captain Anzo on the Duquesa reported a 3 SAILFISH 1 STRIPED MARLIN day for angler Mr. Jason Sanford. The captains who fished offshore last week reported a slow down in acitivty primarily due to the oncoming full moon. Inshore Captain Adolofo Espinosa on the Dos Hermanos reported better conditions as the green water has moved and the clearer blue water and more numerous schools of bait have begun to appear. Roosterfish activity remains an on again off again situation but with improving conditions the bite is likely to pick up steam through May and into June. We still have some open dates through June and July for our prime inshore Roosterfish season. The upcoming months have historically been very good for SAILFISH, DORADO AND TUNA and an occasional huge Blue or Black Marlin.

Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Weather: Cool mornings followed by beautiful days

Sea Conditions: Calm

Bait Supply: Good

Sincerely,
Stan Lushinsky


 May 5, 2007; 07:18PM - Release PLEASE
 Category:  Mexico Ixtapa Zihuatanejo
 Author Name:  Gary Graham
 Author E-mail:  bajafly@bajafly.com
Report Description: The fishing has been fantastic this last week, and thank goodness for the full moon, which should slow the action down a bit. It has already moved the blue water to out beyond the 25 mile mark.

Today (Friday) was the first day of the annual sailfish tournament. The winners are determined by the largest three sailfish, the largest single marlin, and largest single dorado. They are all killed to determine the weights. Some day the Mexican fisherman must wake up to reality.

There are 127 boats this year, and they averaged about two sailfish a day....killed.
Plus, there are two more days of the tournament left.

The largest sail weighed today (dead of course) was only 81 pounds. The largest blue marlin was only 264 pounds (and again it was dead).

Santiago told me his brother on the Gitana II caught 5 sailfish in this first day of the tournament, but were all small, and were tagged and released.

Adolpho, on the panga, Dos Hermanos, told me he did not get any roosters this week, but did manage several jack crevalle.

Cali and I fished with fly fishing client, P.J. D' Amico of the Denver area in Puerto Vicente Gro. He had great luck on the fly with several black skip jack tuna and jack crevalle to about 6 pounds.

Ed Kunze
Water temperature 80 - 84
Air temperature 76-100
Humidity 65%
Wind: S 10 knts
Conditions: Sunny
Visibility 11 miles
Sunrise 7:18 a.m. CDT
Sunset 8:07 p.m. CDT
 Apr 28, 2007; 04:38PM - Blue Water Turned On Big Time
 Category:  Mexico Ixtapa Zihuatanejo
 Author Name:  Gary Graham
 Author E-mail:  bajafly@bajafly.com
Report Description: The fishing this week has really turned on for the blue water. For the inshore action, the roosters are right on schedule and starting to make their migration back. There are a few showing up on the beaches again.

The biggest news is the blue marlin and sailfish. Each day, one out of every three boats are getting a shot at a blue. This is normal for the month of May, but it is late April, and they are week or so early. We have averaged at least 5 blues a day for the daily 18 to 20 boat fleet. In addition, with the arrival of the blue marlin, the big 200 pound plus yellowfin tuna will not be far behind. Most of the tuna and blue marlin action in May will be at less than the 20 mile mark.

Plus, we are averaging an incredible 5 to 6 released sailfish a day per boat this week. Some boats are posting double digit numbers of releases.

Mike Griffin, of Anchorage, told me he fished with Captain Poli on the Don Gordo II this last Wednesday. With 20 sailfish raised and striking the baits in the spread, they had run out of baits by 11:00. Two elderly couples were very satisfied with the day and their 4 sailfish releases, so their captain gave Poli his remaining baits. They finished the day with 25 strikes, of which they had two triples, two doubles, and three singles. Most of the action was within 12 miles of the lighthouse at Zihuatanejo Bay.

Mike told me there were acres of porpoise, and birds crashing on bait everywhere. There were free jumping sails in every direction, and every boat in the fleet was hooked up at the same time. They could not even get the entire compliment of trolling rods out before they were hooked up. With only two rods out, sometimes they did not make more than 50 yards before they were bit again. Two of the fish they caught were over the 100 pound mark. Mike said it he had never had a better day on the water.

Adolpho, on the panga Dos Hermanos, told me he got 5 roosters in 3 days of fishing inshore, and a few jacks are starting to show up also.

Ed Kunze
Water temperature 80 - 84
Air temperature 72-99
Humidity 88%
Wind: WSW 8 knts
Conditions: Partly Sunny
Visibility 5 miles
Sunrise 7:22 a.m. CDT
Sunset 8:06 p.m. CDT
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