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 Nov 26, 2005; 12:26PM - Sails and Tales Begins
 Category:  Mexico Ixtapa Zihuatanejo
 Author Name:  Gary Graham
 Author E-mail:  bajafly@bajafly.com
Report Description: Surface Satellite Temperatures show the water averaging about 82º. We are now primed for the Baja on the Fly Sails and Tales Fly Fishing Tournament Dec. 1 through the 6.

Earlier this week, and under a full moon, we had 78º water. This was consistent with the cooler night time and morning temperatures we would not normally have this time of the year. Plus, being that sailfish prefer the warmer 80º-84º range, it was consistent. We were only averaging one or two sailfish a day per boat. However, the 78º water was perfect for blue marlin, explaining why one out of every three boats a day were getting a shot at a marlin, and one out of every five are actually getting the hooked fish to the boat.

Today, at six miles off the beach, the blue water is just a short ride, with lines in the water only 30 minutes after leaving the municipal pier in Zihuatanejo Bay.

Each day has been improving as we are almost out of the effects of the full moon. This next week should see a major improvement in the sailfish action due to the new moon phase.

Inshore, the sierra action continues on its limits all around pace up near Ixtapa Island and it is the same for the jack crevalle near Pantla Beach. The roosterfish action, with the cooler water, had also cooled. The boats are averaging about one fish a day.

Ed Kunze, Zihuatanejo

Water temperature 80 - 84
Air temperature 75 - 84
Humidity 66%
Wind WSW 12 mph
Conditions: Clear
Visibility 7 miles
Sunrise 6:56 a.m. CST
Sunset 6:08 p.m. CST
 Nov 19, 2005; 11:12AM - Full Moon Blues
 Category:  Mexico Ixtapa Zihuatanejo
 Author Name:  Gary Graham
 Author E-mail:  bajafly@bajafly.com
Report Description: The 84º blue water is only about 8 miles off the beach. The full moon has slowed the action down, with only a few sailfish per boat each day. Thursday, Cheva and Adolpho located a concentration of fish because they certainly did better than the average. Cheva, on the panga Dos Hermanos II, got 5 sails and Adolpho, on the panga Dos Hermanos got 4. They were fishing an area 17 miles off the light house.

Blue marlin have really been the story. Our best day (Wed.) was 8 blue marlin for the fleet, with Alfredo on the Esturion getting two. The fleet of about 15 boats fishing the blue water, is averaging between 2 and 3 caught marlin a day.

With the inshore temperatures about 80º, the jack crevalle and roosterfish action is holding steady. The jack fishing has been incredible for a couple of weeks now. Adolpho fished for roosters for three days this week and released 6, but he also released 31 of the big jacks. Plus, for every boat targeting them, the sierras have also been providing us with limits all around. The roosters are averaging about 35 to 40 pounds, the jacks between 8 and 16 pounds, and the sierras are between 4 and 6 pounds.

Ed Kunze, Zihuatanejo

Water temperature 80 - 84
Air temperature 78 - 87
Humidity 79%
Wind WSW 9 mph
Conditions: Cloudy
Visibility 10 miles
Sunrise 6:52 a.m. CST
Sunset 6:09 p.m. CST
 Nov 17, 2005; 08:02PM - Ixtapa ZIhuatanejo fishing report 11-10-05 to 11-17-05
 Category:  Mexico Ixtapa Zihuatanejo
 Author Name:  Stan Lushinsky Susan Richards
 Author E-mail:  ixtsptf@epix.net
Report Description: A slight warming of the ocean temps brought a modest upswing in both inshore and offshore activity last week but our captains are still reporting seeing many more fish than are willing to bite. Captain Adolofo reported baiting 10 Sailfish in 1 day but was only able tom get one to strike. Captain Adolofo fishing with European Angler Mr. Hache landed 31 YELLOWTAIL JACKS, 4 ROOSTERFISH,6 SPANISH MACKEREL and 8 BONITOS. Mr Hache also fished inshore with Captian Luis aboard the Gran Jefe landing 26 SPANISH MACKEREL, 8 YELLOWTAIL JACKS, 4 RAINBOWRUNNERS 6 bonitos and loosing 4 big ROOSTERFISH. Mr Hache finished his week aboard the Dos Hermanos 2 with Captain Cheva landing 1 SAILFISH and 2 DORADOS. French angler Mr Montiel fishing with Captain Temo aboard the Secuestro landed 4 SAILFISH in 4 days of offshore fishing. Returning Georgia angler Mr Dan Walden, fishing with Captain Adolofo landed 3 SAILFISH, 1 DORADO, 9 YELLOWTAIL JACKS, 15 SPANISH MACKEREL and 14 BONITOS but could not get the Big Roosterfish to strike. Mr Walden has annually landed some of the biggest of our season but the word must have gotten out in the roosterfish community. There's always next time and we are certain Dan and Captain Adolofo will even the score. With the turn of the moon at the end of this week and more favorable sea conditions December is setting up to be a prime month. Interested anglers are encouraged to contact our office for boat availability.

Sincerely,
Stan Lushinsky
 Nov 15, 2005; 08:37PM - Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Sportfishing report 11-2-05 to 11-09-05
 Category:  Mexico Ixtapa Zihuatanejo
 Author Name:  Stan Lushinsky Susan Richards
 Author E-mail:  ixtsptf@epix.net
Report Description: Keeping with the pattern of recent weeks this fall season continues to be anything but normal. Although our captain and anlgers who fished the annual Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Total Tag & reelase tournament last week reported seeing many SAILFISH most were reluctant to bite. The reason for the slow bite was an unusually cold current which arrived in the area early in the week. The colder current did bring in a few marlin which were also caught and released during the tournament. Captain Adolofo Espinosa and Anglers Larry Kent and Brian Bushell took first place honors as they led from wire to wire. The team of Kent and Bushell landed and released 4 SAILFISH on the first day of the tournament and never looked back, finishing with a total of 7 SAILFISH landed and released in the three day tournament for a total team score of 875 POINTS. Starting slow but fininshing very strong was Captain Jose Vargas on the La Bamba with Pennsylvania Angler Tom Branoff. Tom Landed 1 SAILFISH on the first day, 2 SAILFISH on the second day and 1 SAILFISH and a MARLIN on the third day for a total of 775 POINTS. Mexico City Anglers, Jorge and Fernando Chavez, fishing their private boat ' PELAGIC ' took third place honor with a lone Marlin wich was tagged and released on Day # 2 for a total of 275 Team POINTS. Captain Luis Marcila on the Gringo Loco and anglers Greg and Shilby took fouth place with a single SAILFISH. Each of the top three teams also scored one daily Calcutta. Festivities were held at the Dorado Pacifico and once again we are very grateful to Delaware residents, Chris Narwold and Terry O'Bryne, along with a dedicated team of tournament judges who come to Ixtapa ZIhuatanejo each year to provide the tournament with accurate scoring and supporting our efforts to achive higher percentage of billfish releases. The sucess of this tournament would not be possible without the yearly committment of this incredible group of people. Once again our deepest thanks to all of them. The dates for next year's tournamnt are set for November 18 - 22, 2006. Anglers interested in participating are encouraged to contact of office for details and updates. With improving water temperatures and the abundance of schools of baitfish the area is primed for some good fishing in the months ahead.
Sincerely,
Stan Lushinsky

 Nov 12, 2005; 02:25PM - Plenty of Jack Crevalle
 Category:  Mexico Ixtapa Zihuatanejo
 Author Name:  Gary Graham
 Author E-mail:  bajafly@bajafly.com
Report Description: Zihuatanejo, Mainland Mexico

According to the Terrifin Satellite Surface Temperatures, the water is finally starting to warm up again, with 80º being the norm. This will improve both the blue water fishing and the inshore.

The great bite on the jack crevalle action is still going well to the north of Zihuatanejo, but the water has warmed up there faster than the south.

Several blue marlin we taken this week, and about one sailfish per boat average per day. Russ Kirtchner of Indiana had a decent week’s fishing with Santiago on the panga “Gitana” and Cheva on the “Dos Hermanos II.” He took one sailfish of 120 pounds, a 310 pound blue marlin, two roosters of about 35 and 40 pounds, and a couple of jacks.


Ed Kunze, Zihuatanejo

Water temperature 80 - 84
Air temperature 78 - 86
Humidity 94%
Wind SW 8 mph
Conditions: Clear
Visibility 10 miles
Sunrise 6:49 a.m. CST
Sunset 6:10 p.m. CST

 Nov 8, 2005; 11:32PM - Ixtapa Zihuatanejo fishing report 10-20-05 to 11/2/05
 Category:  Mexico Ixtapa Zihuatanejo
 Author Name:  Stan Lushinsky Susan Richards
 Author E-mail:  ixtsptf@epix.net
Report Description: Finally stable weather arrived after two weeks of difficult conditions. The fishing picked up dramatically and the beginning of the fall season is here. Both inshore and offshore action turned on last week. First time anglers to Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Bob and Kathy Howard, fishing aboard the La Bamba with Captain Jose, Landed a nice 9 foot SAILFISH on their first day offshore. Victoria Kennedy and her group fishing with Captain Efraine on the Vamonos 3 had 4 SAILFISH hook-ups but were unable to land any of the fish. Captain Efrain did manage 1 SAILFISH for client Chip Bain. The Suerte Ruby reported 1 Blue MARLIN landed. Inshore, Captain Luis of the Grane Jefer led Eurpoean angler Mr. Hivart to wide open YELLOWTAIL JACK action and he landed 53 Jacks and released 1 DORADO in 2 days of fishing. Captain Artuo on the Janeth also found the large school of Jacks landing 35 in two days for his client Mr. Jouret. French Angler Mr. Julienne fishing 5 days with CaptainA dolofo on the Dos Hemranos 1 landed 6 DORADOS 2 SAILFISH, 7 ROOSTERFISH,11 YELLOWTAIL JACKS, 1 SNOOK and 19 BONITOS. California angler Randy Fitch also fishing three day with Captain Adolofo landed 3 ROOSTERFISH, 1 YELLOWTAIL JACK, 1 SAILFISH, and 7 BONITOS. Our captains are reporting more and more DORADO and SAILFISH as the week progressed and the upcoming week will host the annual Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Total Tag & Release Tournament.

Ixtapa Zihuatanejo weather: Sunny mild temps.

Sea Conditions: Calm

Bait Supply: Good.

Sincerely,

Stan Lushinsky
 Nov 5, 2005; 12:07PM - Inshore Cooikn
 Category:  Mexico Ixtapa Zihuatanejo
 Author Name:  Gary Graham
 Author E-mail:  bajafly@bajafly.com
Report Description: As expected, with the new moon phase and the water cleaning up, the offshore action is improving. Yesterday (Friday) has been the best day of the week for the blue water. However, it is still below the seasonal average. A few of the boats released two or three sailfish yesterday, and others maintained an average of one. There are also several 20-pound class dorado coming to the dock. It certainly is not wide open, but about one nice dorado per two boats average.

A few blue marlin have also showed in the counts this week, with an average of one a day for the fleet (about 15 boats a day fishing the blue water.)

The inshore fishing has picked up dramatically. Adolpho, on the panga “Dos Hermanos,” is averaging three roosters and 10 to 15 jack crevalle a day on conventional gear. I guided Baja on the Fly clients Tom and Elisabeth Hart of Houston yesterday to sample the great jack action using the flyrods. Fishing with Felipe on the panga “Yellowfin,” we got into acres of breaking jacks. They were everywhere! We literally had hundreds breaking the water only 20 feet from the boat. It sounded like a hard rain storm. The jacks were in individual schools of 8- to 10-pounds, up to schools of about 18- to 20-pounds. Needless to say, we caught a few fish.


Photos by Ed Kunze, Zihuatanejo

Water temperature 80 - 84
Air temperature 78 - 87
Humidity 94%
Wind: Calm
Conditions: Clear
Visibility 10 miles
Sunrise 6:46 a.m. CDT
Sunset 6:12 p.m. CDT
 Oct 29, 2005; 12:34PM - Waiting....Waiting
 Category:  Mexico Ixtapa Zihuatanejo
 Author Name:  Gary Graham
 Author E-mail:  bajafly@bajafly.com
Report Description: Clean 82º water is only 6 miles off the beach, but the bluewater species have yet to turn on. Boats are still only averaging about one sailfish a day each. However, a few nice 20- to 25-pound class dorado are being caught each day.

Hans Clausen of Denmark fished with Santiago on the panga “Gitana” for three days this week. Hans is the president of the European Federation of Sea Anglers and is here with a small group to sample our fishing. On the first day, Hans got 8 large jack crevalle, a sailfish on the second day, and a couple of nice roosters with several more jacks on the third day.

Ed Kunze

Water temperature 80 - 84
Air temperature 78 - 86
Humidity 94%
Wind: Calm
Conditions: Scattered Clouds
Visibility 10 miles
Sunrise 7:43 a.m. CDT
Sunset 7:15 p.m. CDT
 Oct 15, 2005; 07:12AM - Stan Screws Things Up
 Category:  Mexico Ixtapa Zihuatanejo
 Author Name:  Gary Graham
 Author E-mail:  bajafly@bajafly.com
Report Description: Water conditions are still recovering from when we were hit hard last week by remnants of Tropical Storm Stan. However, things are improving daily and should be back to normal by the end of next week. The blue water is still out a long ways, but coming back in to about 25 miles. From the Terrifin Satellite Surface Water Temperature, the 80º water is now at 10 miles, and the 84º water is about 32 miles.

The boats are averaging about one sailfish a day each. Dan Leo, fishing on his private boat Dancin, caught two very nice dorado yesterday. He had gone out with a new electric reel to try some very deep water meat fishing. When they spotted the dorado under some debris, that put an end to the deep water expedition.

Terry Carter, guiding in last week's Baja on the Fly roosterfish tournament, fished with Santiago on the panga Gitana for two days. He caught one sailfish on the fly each day boosting his lifetime total to 102 and one of them was on a 4-weight.

The inshore waters are clearing up fast, but they are not yet back to a normal 82º. They should be in great shape by next week.

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Ed Kunze

Water temperature 80 - 84
Air temperature 78 - 86
Humidity 66%
Wind: SE 9 mph
Conditions: T-Storms
Visibility 10 miles
Sunrise 7:38 a.m. CDT
Sunset 7:24 p.m. CDT
 Oct 8, 2005; 10:48AM - Jacks or Better Begins
 Category:  Mexico Ixtapa Zihuatanejo
 Author Name:  Gary Graham
 Author E-mail:  bajafly@bajafly.com
Report Description: Torrential rains greeted the early-arriving participants for our catch and release “Jacks or Better” tournament. Several anglers including Bruce Pratt, from Beaufort, South Carolina and last year’s winner Brian Berger from San Francisco, found plenty of action in the jack department, both landing fish in the 10- to 20-pound class on Wed. (10/5). By Fri. morning when the pre-fish day was scheduled, the sun was shining and the boats headed out in search of some action.
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Ed Kunze

Water temperature 80 - 84
Air temperature 78 - 86
Humidity 55%
Wind: SE 5 mph
Conditions: Scattered Clouds
Visibility 10 miles
Sunrise 7:37 a.m. CDT
Sunset 7:29 p.m. CDT
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