Zihautanejo/Ixtapa fishing

Discussion in 'General Open Forum' started by hambone, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. hambone

    hambone Well-Known Member

    Anyone ever fished this part of Mexico, is December a good month to be there?
    Any info would be appreciated, thinking of trying an offshore charter. Thanks in advance.
  2. Dogbreath

    Dogbreath Well-Known Member

    Yes a number of times-some decent fishing if the current is close enough-Sails, Dorado & Tuna not much for Marlin or Wahoo though if that matters lots of Jack Crevalle (Jurel) inshore @ times they pull like a freight train.

    I wouldn't bother with the bigger charters (old, slow with marginal tackle) a super panga is lots-if the pangero says you need bait in the AM then buy some it's not cheap but can make a difference.

    They Guy I usually use doesn't speak English ask around for the Dos Hermanos 11 the guy that runs it is OK and knows his stuff.

    Also Zihua is marketed as a small fishing village-it's not it's a small city-so don't be fooled by someone who approaches you on the street with a deal for a fishing trip it's a ripoff happens all the time talk to the guy who owns the boat insist on boarding the boat before you put a deposit down.
  3. nicnat

    nicnat Active Member

    hi there hambone, fished there a few years ago, the prices are very reasonable, if the roosters are still around i would definitely go after them, lots of fun. don't book in front of the hotels, go down to the main dock in zihua and there is a little bar cafe right there, a lot of the captains hang out there and have a beer after their trips, charters usually end around 2 or 3, some earlier. ed kunze is a good guy to talk to if you get a chance, he is canadian and one of the top guides down there, think he just does the fly fishing now. i will try and post some links with this post. if they don't work, go to trip advisor, forums and zihuatanejo, fishing. all kinds of info there. you will absolutely love it there, may fav place on the west coast of mexico by far.
    cheers and gl nicnat
  4. sly_karma

    sly_karma Well-Known Member

    Another vote for going with super panga style boat. Less money than the big old tuna boats, faster, and fewer people = more fish. DO insist on seeing the boat before you book, DO verify that they have ample gas before boarding. DO put on lots of sunscreen and don't forget your lips. Suggest you have as much water as beer, you can get seriously dehydrated in that tropical sun. Enjoy!

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