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Zihuatanejo Sails & Roosters Going Off (Read 976 times)
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Zihuatanejo Sails & Roosters Going Off
Sep 4th, 2004, 12:05pm
IN GENERAL:  The 80º clean blue water is only about 1 mile of the beach. Overall, the fishing can be rated as decent. Most boats are averaging between two and three sailfish releases per day, but the tuna and dorado are scarce again.  
The big news is still with the outstanding roosterfish bite that has not let up for about two months now, along with lots of huge jack crevalle. In fact, some of the best jack fishing is taking place inside Zihuatanejo Bay.
Even though the roosterfish are outstanding, you normally only dream of a day like the one Luis Marciel had with his client Pat Johnson of Tulsa, Okla., on the panga “Gringo Loco.” They were fishing the Pantla area when a huge area of fish erupted on bait just off the beach. Mixed in with the gamefish were large sierra, jacks, and roosters. When it was all over and done, fishing with surface poppers to the breaking fish, Pat and his fishing partner had 10 roosters averaging between 35- and 45-pounds, 7 jacks of about 12- to 15-pounds, and 2 sierra. They were absolutely exhausted, and told Luis to head back to the dock before 11.
Luis told me they had lost at least 10 more big roosters on short strikes, and at one point a large jack was literally battling with a large rooster to see who could get the popper first.  
Baja on the Fly’s, "Jacks or Better Fly Fishing Tournament" Oct. 6-10 has only two openings left.
Water Temperature 80-84
Air Temperature 78-87
Humidity 83%
Wind Calm
Conditions: Thunder Storms
Visibility 10 miles
Sunrise 7:32 a.m. CDT
Sunset 7:56 p.m. CDT
Sept. 6, Last Quarter; Sep. 14, New; Sept. 21, First Quarter; Sep 28, Full.
Baja on the Fly's Zihuatanejo report by Ed Kunze
While decent action can be found offshore for sails along with a few tuna and dorado, the locals are about the only ones here to take advantage. Back closer to shore, the roosters can be seen cruising the backside of the waves looking for bait.  
Water Temperature 75-84
Air Temperature 80-84
Humidity 100 %
Wind Calm
Conditions  Clear
Visibility 7 miles
Sunrise 5:51 a.m. CST
Sunset 6:12 p.m. CST
Sept. 6, Last Quarter; Sep. 14, New; Sept. 21, First Quarter; Sep 28, Full.
Baja on the Fly's Guatemala report by Brian Barragy and Lissa M. McFarlin.
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