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Go Fly A Kite in Zihuatanejo (Read 807 times)
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Go Fly A Kite in Zihuatanejo
Sep 18th, 2004, 7:37pm
 
ZIHUATANEJO, MAINLAND MEXICO
 
IN GENERAL:  There has not been much change in the last few weeks for fishing. The 80 blue water has moved out to about 6 miles due to a few rainstorms we got in the last couple of days.  
 
There is still a very distinct lack of fishermen, but this is normal for this time of the year. Each boat fishing the blue water is getting at least a couple of sailfish a day. A few dorado are starting to show, and with last night's rainstorm recording 5 inches in my gauge, the flows out of the river should push enough debris out to hold the dorado here. The dorado action should really pick up in the next couple of weeks.
 
However, the high river flows do have a drawback. The silty water tends to hug the coast line and is shutting down the outstanding roosterfish bite we have had for several months now.  The roosters are still there, it is just very difficult to get them to see the baits in the dirty water. Hookless teasers skimming the surface on my kite rig seem to be the best bet to find the roosters right now. A 60 foot cast with a fly, and it is an instant hookup.  
 
There is still outstanding jack crevalle action inside Zihuatanejo Bay. Felipe, on the panga Yellowfin took a tour around the bay this morning to drain the water from his panga by pulling the plug. As he was motoring along, he felt he might as well troll a Rapalla. It paid off. In less than 20 minutes he had drained his boat of water, and had an 18 pound jack on the deck.
Ed Kunze  
 
 
 
 
Water Temperature 80-84
Air Temperature 78-87
Humidity 62%
Wind East 6 mph
Conditions: T - Storms
Visibility 10 miles
Sunrise 7:34 a.m. CDT
Sunset 7:45 p.m. CDT
Sept. 21, First Quarter; Sep 28, Full; Oct. 6, Last Quarter, Oct. 14, New
 
Baja on the Fly's Zihuatanejo report by Ed Kunze
 
SAN JOSE, GUATEMALA
 
Unsettled weather persisted this week as everyone put the finishing touches on preparations for the official season beginning in October. The few boats out this week found some pods of sailfish outside of thirty miles.  
 
Water Temperature 75-82
Air Temperature 78-82
Humidity 94 %
Wind ENE 6 mph
Conditions:  T - Storms
Visibility 7 miles
Sunrise 5:52 a.m. CST
Sunset 6:01 p.m. CST
Sept. 21, First Quarter; Sep 28, Full; Oct. 6, Last Quarter, Oct. 14, New
 
 
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