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Zihuatanejo on the Fly is now pleased to add Beach fly fishing trips for our clients in Zihuatanejo
Beach trips are a combination of new fishing styles and experiences, sight seeing, and a relaxing day. The inshore species include jack crevalle, roosters, black skipjack tuna, ladyfish, red snappers, pargo, etc., all accessible from the shore.
When the surf conditions are low, and the birds are diving on the bait, beach fishing can be fishing at its best.
Often the non-anglers like to tag along on the trip
because there are usually palapa-style restaurants nearby where they can sit in the shade, relax, and watch the action.
Plus, you will be traveling through remote small towns, experiencing mainland
Using an 8 to 10-weight fly rod, when the surf conditions are low, a fly cast out beyond the waves can produce jacks to 20 pounds or more, so it is a good idea to have at least 200 yards of backing on your reel. When the surf is high, it is difficult at best for the fly rodder, and spin fishermen usually have the better luck. But even in the high surf, you have can have success on the flyrod for the smaller species by reading the water and fishing the depressions caused by the surf. At times you can be in knee deep water, fishing parallel to the shore, and cast into a 5 or 6 foot depression loaded with small jacks, grouper or roosters.
Puerto Vicente Guerrero
Puerto Vicente Gro. is like stepping back in time 50 years. The area is virgin water we will probably be the only fishermen. The inshore action for jacks and roosters can be incredible.
Like the beach trips, we meet at the Municipal Pier in Zihuatanejo and leave at 6:00 a.m. in my Suburban with the rods all rigged and ready to go. We head south for 90 minutes to Puerto Vicente Guerrero. It is just starting to get light when we arrive, and we get into an open panga. An open panga is best for flyfishing because they have no obstructions. We fish the small bay, the outside points and beaches for the same small game as we get on the beach trips, but the difference is at there are a lot more of them at Puerto Vicente Gro. Plus, by being in a panga, we do not have to fight a high surf nor make long casts. We will be either inside the bay in calm waters, off the rocky points, or on the outside of the surf line casting back inshore towards the fish.
It is here we have our best luck for the elusive roosterfish on a fly. For the person who is interested in the roosters, a 10-weight with 250 yards of backing is the minimum, and a 12 is not too big. This fishing is unique, because even though kite fishing has been used for years, we are the only guide service in the world who guides with a teaser bait off the kite for roosters. Once the rooster attacks the live bait skimming the surface, we raise the bait about 6 feet in the air leaving an easy 60 foot cast to the rooster. With an agitated rooster looking for his meal, and the only thing in the water being the fly, the results are very satisfying.
For both the beach trips and the open panga, a clear intermediate sink line works very well, though some fly rodders prefer to use a shooting head. We use both with equal success. Line type is mostly a confidence factor and what you are most used to throwing. A stripping basket is a must. The best flies are in the brown, black, white, and olive green patterns. Sometimes we use flies only an inch long to match the small baits. Our 3-inch long sardines can come in a light blue, brown, or olive green color. Should you not have any gear with you, we have a limited number of rods for your use.
We includecruiser and crew, American Flyfishing Guide, drinking water, beverages, ice, and licenses.
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