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Fishing Report - October

Ed Kunze

The end of the rain season is near. The humidity starts to lower and the temperature starts to decline as we go into our "Fall". Not so the fishing. This is traditionally the start of the season for us. Calm seas, a plentiful bait fish supply, and as my Captain Tino Salas said : "Bastante pescados" (a lot of fish).

Offshore: Sailfish, dorado and 100 pound plus yellowfin tuna dominate the action with a few blue marlin starting to make a return. Most of the action is taking place only 12 to 14 miles out of Zihuatanejo Bay. Multiple hookups for sailfish can be enjoyed by those practicing catch and release, the excellent eating dorado are averaging about 20 pounds and the yellowfin tuna will test any angler's stamina.

Inshore: We have it all. The roosterfish are being caught along all the beaches, with pargo and rainbow runners on the rock pinnacles. The jack cravalle are putting on a spectacular show inside Zihuatanejo Bay. They are chasing the bait fish. At intermittent intervals, an entire school of fish will come up in unison, crashing on the surface, causing the entire bay to echo with the sounds of a torrential downpour. This display can last two hours and is truly a wonder to those seeing it for the first time.

October 2000

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