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Message started by bajafly on Jul 23rd, 2004, 3:38am

Title: Zihuatanejo Roosters Stirring
Post by bajafly on Jul 23rd, 2004, 3:38am

IN GENERAL:  Here is a report from Mark Tamim and his father, Marwan,  from Dallas, that sums up the fishing this week pretty well:

Just wanted to tell you that I had a lovely time fishing in Ixtapa.  My dad and I were there July 10th - 17th.  We went inshore fishing 3 times – twice with Alex Vargas aboard the “Esturion” and once with Arturo Landa aboard the “Janeth.”

Our catches are as follows:

Day 1: “Esturion” – 3 jacks in 20-pound class (2 casting  and 1 trolling).  15 (5-pound class) jacks caught by casting Yo-Zuri Mag Minnows near a cliff around 3 miles north of Playa Linda.  15 bonitos caught by casting and trolling. 2 needlefish.

Day 2: “Esturion” – I got my first rooster which was  around 35 pounds.  I caught it using a Red/Clear  Yo-Zuri Hydro Tiger.  Got a 7pound jack and a very large needlefish.  We fished Patitlan.

Day 3: “Janeth” – This time we fished Patitlan again with  Arturo.  About an hour into casting, a huge 60-pound  rooster nailed my red/white Cordell pencil popper.   The fight lasted 50 minutes around 2 miles out to sea. See the attached picture.  Around 20 minutes later I  hit another one – a 40-pounder and we released it.

As you already know, Arturo and Alex are top notch.  I  have been fishing in Ixtapa for 12 years and never heard of these guys . . . Always went out for sails and marlin.  After reading articles about roosters in Ixtapa in Saltwater Sportsman and Field & Stream which  featured you and Stan, I couldn't wait to try it out!  Now that I discovered roosters, I plan to fish with these guys for years to come!

Water Temperature 80-89
Air Temperature 78-88
Humidity 70%
Wind 12 mph from the WSW
Conditions Thunder Storms
Visibility 8 miles
Sunrise 7:21 a.m. CDT
Sunset 8:22 p.m. CDT
July 27 First Quarter, July 31, Full, Aug 9 Last Quarter, August 15 New,
Baja on the Fly's Zihuatanejo report by Ed Kunze
One boat out today, about 40 miles from the pier.  They caught lots of yellowfin, 2 dorado and 1 sail.  It was the only boat out for the week.  Weather is hot, hot, hot with some rain at night.
Water Temperature 79-85
Air Temperature 78-86
Humidity 74 %
Wind 7 mph from the WSW
Conditions  Scattered Clouds 20,000 ft
Visibility 7 miles
Sunrise 5:45 a.m. CST
Sunset 6:34 p.m. CST
July 27 First Quarter, July 31, Full, Aug 9 Last Quarter, August 17 New,
Baja on the Fly's Guatemala report by Brian Barragy and Lissa M. McFarlin.

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