viernes, 27 de mayo de 2016


Another terrific fishing report from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo reflecting very good marlin and sailfish action in the off shore waters, starting at about 15 miles or so and the yellowfin tuna were holding well at the 40 mile mark with 20-40 kg. tuna.  The inshore action, especially along the beaches at valentin river, were offering good roosterfish and jack crevalle action, along with a few Sierras and bonitos.  According to Captain Chiro Barrigan and his first class mate, Luis, aboard he 35' Bertram sportfisher, "Bloody Hook", reported a 2 sailfish day and a single 20 lb. yellowfin tuna for their angler, Mr. Ken Kinlien earlier in the week and followed that up with an off shore sailfish and then moved in shore for , jack cravelle and many bonitos with Mr. Jesse & friends on a 2nd day.  Overall, the fishing and the weather have been providing very well for the anglers.

IZ Climate:  Air temps varied from 74 nights to 91 daytime highs and  67.5% humidity level.  Mostly sunny and warm with a few scattered clouds mixed in for the week.

Sea Conditions:  Water temps for the in shore waters holding well at 83-84 and a 67.5 average humidity level.

Best Fishing Area:  Starting at about 15 miles for the billfish and then, moving out to about 40 miles for the yellowfin tuna.

Best Bait/Lure:  Rigged baits working very well for the billfish and live baits working well for the roosterfish and jack crevalle.

Bait Supply:  A very good supply of bait this past week and making it easier to have plenty of baits for rigging and live bait for the roosterfish and jack crevalles.

Our local reporters for the area are Captain Temo Verboonen, owner operator of the "Secuestro de Amor"

viernes, 20 de mayo de 2016

11/05/2016 18/05/2016


WOW!  What a huge difference a week can make in the fishing results in a single area.  Ou report for the week was a complete reverse of last week and the fishing changed in a full circle and spiraled upward like a championship football being tossed to a winning touchdown receiver.  Captain Temo Verboonen, our on-location reporter, had only good things to say about the past week from the proximity to the Bay, the water color, water temps and the overall fish bite fo both, inshore and offshore.  You could almost see the smile on his face by reading his report.He reported a great week for the off shore anglers.  The billfish were very cooperative almost all week with a good bite on the blue marlin and better bite on the sailfish, with the action starting at about the 15-mile mark, just as the water changes to clean blue.  Really a good time for using a fly rod for the sailfish.  The inshore fishing was also very good for the jack crevalle and for roosterfish by Valentin River and they are mixed in with the Sierras and bonitos.  

IZ Climate:  Air temperatures varied from 74 nights to 91 daytime highs and a 67.5 average humidity level.  A mostly sunny and near perfect weather &  fishing week.

Sea Conditions:  Sea temps at 83 in shore to 86-87 off shore.  Tropical surface breezes varied from near calm mornings to about 7-8 mph in early afternoons.  Good clarity at about 15 miles.

Best Fishing Area:  Starting at about 15 miles, where the water clarity changes from off color greenish to perfect blue and the fish are eager to bite.

Best Lure/Bait:  Fresh baits for rigging and live baits are working very well for the anglers as are artificials & streamers.

Bait Supply:  Excellent for both, freshly caught baits for rigging and live baits at $5.00 per dozen.

domingo, 15 de mayo de 2016

04/05/2016 11/05/2016


Last week was the International Sailfish Tournament from Zihuatanejo that reflected a total of 170 boats entered into what turned out to be difficult fishing and a ways off shore, starting at about the 28 mile mark.  Everything inside that range was green or off colored waters and pretty much void of the billfish.  As it was, the overall fishing was pretty slow for sailfish and marlin and the finality of the event reflected the 1st place winner, taken aboard the sportfisher, "Costa Brava", to be a 38.8 kilo (85.36 lbs.) sailfish, followed by a 35.4 kilo, (77.88 lbs) taken aboard the "Oceana", for 2nd and a 34 kilo, (74.8 lbs.) taken aboard the sportfisher, "Borracho", for 3rd place.  Largest marlin was an 80.6 kilo, (177.32 blue Marlin), taken aboard the sportfisher, "El Vikingo".  No other fish were reported in the event to qualify.  The inshore waters, in addition to being off-colored and cooler, was rough, bumpy and windy for the most part and void of fishing action and very little sea life in general.

IZ Climate:  A few high passing clouds for most of the days and a partly cloudy day for Monday  but overall, lots of sunshine through the week with temps varied from 73 nights to 90 daytime highs and an average of 68.5 humidity level.

Sea Conditions:  Tropical surface breezes flowing in from the westerly directions and varied from fairly calm mornings to 9-10 mph by late mornings thru afternoons.  Rough and bumpy waters for the inshore areas.  Water clarity was green to aout 28 miles or so and overall, the temps were down a degree or two, reflecting 80 degrees inshore and not much better for the off shore waters.

Best Fishing Area:  Clear water started at about 28 miles off shore where the bite actually started.

Best Bait/Lure:  Rigged trolling baits proved to be the best bet for the winning fish, including the smaller blue marlin.

Bait Availability:  Remained excellent for the entire fishing event and week with good quality fresh caught rigging baits and a good availability for live bait, too, at the $5.00 per dozen rate.

Our Local Reporter:  Captain Temo Verboonen, owner/operator of the super panga, Secuestro de Amor.

sábado, 30 de abril de 2016

20/04/2016 28/04/2016


A much better fishing week was reported by Captain Temo Verboonen, along with an increase in anglers at the pier in the mornings.  The full moon seemed to have little effect on the catching for a change and the marlin and sailfish were cooperating on a daily basis for the fleet and even the tunas returned to add to the action.  The inshore fishing picked up considerably and was offering good roosterfish and jack crevalle action on the spinning tackle.  Temo added, it was a great weather week with mosly clean waters from the shorteline to the off shore wates and calm sea conditions.

IZ Climate:  A few passing high clouds that turned to sunshine and provided excellent temps that varied from 70 nights to 93 daytime highs and a 59% humidity level.

Sea Conditions:  Sea temps varied from 82-83 inshore and 84-85 off shore.  Surface breezes mostly from the westerly directions that varied from near calm mornings to about 9 mph in the afternoons.

Best Fishing Area:  Started at about 8 miles offshore, as the water turned crystal clear and blue.

Best Bait/Lure:  Rigged baits were working very well or the billfish and the tunas.  Roosters and jacks biting live baits and artificials for the inshore action.

Our Local Reporter:  Captain Temo Verboonen, oener/operator of the super panga, Secuesto de Amor.

viernes, 22 de abril de 2016

13/04/2016 20/04/2016


According to Captain Temo Veroonen, the close in yellowfin tuna are pretty much gone from the area and left in the belly of the tuna seiners that let nothing much but the scales.  The few that successfully escaped have moved farther offshore from their 6 miles of last weeks action.  There are more marlin strikes right now in the 220-275 lb. ranges and that action starts just past the 8-mile mark where the greener water turns to deep blue and clear.  The inshore fishing has perked back up again and is fine for jack crevalles, Spanish mackerel, (aka Sierras) bonitos and a few roosterfish in the mix.  Not too many anglers showing up at the dock in the mornings.

IZ Climate:  Air temps very good and varied from 78 nights to 94 daytime highs and a 46% average humidity level.  Some morning clouds and high level clouds but followed with an abundance of sunshine for the area.

Sea Conditions:  Sea temps stable at 81 inshore to 83 offshore.  Sea surface conditions enjoying soft westerly breezes in the 6-7 mph ranges.

Best Fishing Area:  The billfish are staring at about 8 miles offshore and at the edge of the water clarity change from greenish to pristine blue.

Best Bait/Lures:  Rigged baits and bigger lures getting the best action for the billfish.  Live baits working well for the inshore fishing for jacks and roosterfish.

Bait Supplies:  Remain plentiful and readily available.  Fresh rigging baits provided with the charter and live baits are $5.00 per dozen.

Our local reporter:  Captain Temo Verboonen, owner/operator of the super panga, Secuestro de Amor.

jueves, 24 de marzo de 2016

16/03/2016 23/03/2016


According to our local reporter for Zihuatanejo, Captain Temo Verboonen, the forthcoming full moon has apparently slowed the fishing for this area and he reports a very slow billfish week with many boats returning with blanks for their day.  The overall sea conditions have been near perfect, calm waters with superb clarity, but a bit cooler water temps for this area.  The first half of the week was excellent fishing by the white rocks, (Morros de Potosi) that provided big schools of jack crevalles, along with some good roosterfish in the mix.  Adding to the bite action was bonitos and some amberjacks.  Live bait was working best for this area.  Overall, it's been a terrific weather week but the full moon entry has dampened the catching.

IZ Climate:  A mostly cloudy week but warm days and temps that varied from 69 nights to 84 daytime highs.

Sea Conditions:  Sea temps stable at 82-83 degrees from inshore to offshore waters.  Very light surface breezes at about 2 mph flowing from the northeast to the northwest.  Calm waters and good fishing conditions, albeit, the bite did slow up as the moon got brighter.

Best Bait/Lure:  Rigged baits worked best in the off shore waters for the slowing billfish bite and live bait worked best for the inshore fishing around the white rocks area for jack crevaqlle, amberjack and roosterfish.

Best Fishing Area:  There was no mention of any specific area for the off shore waters but the inshore area was in the area surrounding the white rocks, (Morros de Potosi).

Bait Supply:  Remained good for both, fresh rigging baits and live baits.  Live baits being sold at $5.00 per dozen paid direct to the bait vendor at time of receipt.

Our Special Zihuatanejo Reporter:  Captain Temo Verboonen, owner-operator of the Secuestro De Amor.

jueves, 17 de marzo de 2016

09/03/2016 16/03/2016


The fishing season is slowing down a little or at least it seem so because there is less anglers at the docks each morning.  That's not to say that the catching is slowing, albeit, less boats usually mean less fish in the reports.  Also, the diminishing of anglers at the pier each morning tends to make the local skippers think their season is about over even though the fishing is still plenty good enough.  The offshore waters was still producing good strikes on the sailfish with action starting in the 7-8 miles zone and their was another area farther off shore, too.  Only a couple of blue marlins reported for the week and unfortunately, no dorados and no yellowfin tuna.  Inshore, there was still a pretty good bite on the bigger roosterfish but only a few of the bigger jack crevalles.

IZ Climate:  A mostly sunny and warm week with near picture perfect weather.  Air temps varied from 69 nights to 87 daytime highs and an average humidity level of 68-69%.

Sea Conditions:  Near excellent for fishing with sea temps from 83 inshore to 84 offshore.  Surface breezes tropical and flowing lightly from the westerly directions at about 7-8 mph.  Nearly flat calm mornings.

Best Fishing Area:  The sailfish bit well last week starting at about 7 miles or so and there was another area farther off shore.  Only a couple of blue marlins reported and no dorados or tuna.  Inshore was still treating the anglers well with bigger roosterfsih and Jack crevalles.

Best Bait/Lures:  Live bait was best for the inshore action with the Roosterfish and jack crevalles.  The off shore fishing was better with the fresh caught and rigged trolling baits.

Bait Supply:  Terrific bait supply for both, fresh baits for rigging that are supplied with the charters and live bait at $5.00 per dozen, paid direct to the bait vendors.

Our local Reporter:  Captain Temo Verboonen, owner & operator of the super panga, Secuestro De Amor.