The action has also improved substantially. Lots of sailfish are being caught, but there are few people to take advantage of it. We also have dorado, yellowfin tuna, striped marlin and even blue marlin less than 20 miles out from Zihuatanejo Bay.
Some notable catches: Early in the week, Joey Minvielle of New Iberia, LA fished three days with Martin on the cruiser Gaviota. Two of the days were on the slow side, but on one day they released 2 blue marlin between 200 and 250 pounds, and kept a nice 18 pound dorado for dinner. In October, this same feat can be done in other parts of the world, but show me where it can be done on a 35 foot cruiser chartering for only $350. Joey told me he was in the Bahamas recently with the three days of fishing here being almost the same cost as his one day there.
Peter Arancio of San Jose, CA emailed me this: Saturday 16th- Fished on the Gran Jefe. Caught a 80 Kg (176#) Yellow Fin Tuna. Took us 5 1/2 hours to land it. We also caught a 10kg (22#) Mahi Mahi.
Sunday 17th - Fished on the Bloody Hook with Ciro. Caught 2 - 50kg + (110#) Striped Marlin, 2 - 35kg+ (77#) Sail Fish Monday 18th - Fished the Bloody Hook went for small game skip jacks(5), bonita(5), Dorado(lost one next to the boat), Spanish Mackerel (1). Trolled for rooster fish near the Islands south of the harbor and near the opening of the river. We had one hit but no more. Highly recommend Ciro. Overall great fishing.
|Michelle and Francisco|
|Captain Nick Clementi and Francisco - Photos by Mike Bulkley|
Adolfo, on the panga Dos Hermanos, reports lots of smaller roosters in the 8 to 25 pound class and lots of sierras.