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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

ZIHUATANEJO, MAINLAND MEXICO
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
SAN JOSE, GUATEMALA
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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