The Offshore blue water was at 82° and about 14 miles off the beach earlier this week. But, we have now officially gone into our annual April Current phase with the 80° blue water being pushed out to the 30 mile mark to the thousand fathom curve.
Talking to the captains, they are saying there are very few people fishing, and are only averaging a sailfish a day each, and very few strikes.
The inshore is not faring much better. There are areas with water as cold as 74° (which is the equivalent of our captains maintaining a lookout for ice burgs). About the only action is the jack crevalle and sierras, and it is fairly decent.
Ed Kunze (IGFA Representative)
For a better understanding of our seasons and species of fish here in Ixtapa /Zihuatanejo, please click on the link to my web site and scroll down on the left side bar for “Calendar”… http://www.sportfishing-ixtapa.com/index.html
I have also made two new informative web pages for people coming here for their first time. The first is for when you go to the municipal pier in Zihuatanejo in the morning to find the boat you will be fishing on: http://municipalpier.blogspot.mx/2013/02/the-municipal-pier.htmlThe second is for people who are looking for a place to stay: http://edkunze2.blogspot.mx/2013/02/places-to-stay.html