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J.C. Superstar ! Julio Cesar Chavez: Boxing legend

J.C. Superstar ! Julio Cesar Chavez: Boxing legend

If you mention the words “J.C. Superstar” to an American, the chances are they will think you are talking about a Broadway play. Utter those five syllables south of the Rio Grande, and get ready for an onslaught of words about Mexico’s most beloved practitioner of the sweet science. Julio Cesar Chavez is emblematic not...

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The Versatility of 40 Pound Test Line

The Versatility of 40 Pound Test Line

If you had to make a choice for a single line weight to use in salt water fishing, what weight line comes to mind first? Remember, it doesn’t matter if it is braid line or mono-filament. The dedicated light line sportsman would probably choose twenty pound test, and have many a valid argument. Using a...

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Kayaking San Carlos in Sonora, Mexico

Kayaking San Carlos in Sonora, Mexico

Choice of Bays, Open Ocean, Perfect for Beginners or Skilled Kayakers


Sitting on the Sea of Cortez, San Carlos offers tourists abundant reasons to visit. Multiple bays, coves and open water provide excellent kayaking for all skill levels. Just twelve miles northwest of the deep- water port of Guaymas, San Carlos is a year-round destination for tourists seeking sunshine and sparkling ocean. Available water sports include...

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An "Inside Game" for Sustainable Waters

An “Inside Game” for Sustainable Waters

There is a “new frontier” in fly fishing, right here in Zihuatanejo. It has been here all along. I most certainly did not discover it, but have only just begun to discover its potential with fly rod and reel.  Local pangeros (fishermen) have known of the abundant species of inshore game for many generations. Combining...

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The Secret to Raising Fish

The Secret to Raising Fish

The Holy Trinity of Resonance


Do some boats raise fish better than others? You bet they do, but why? And, how can a 25 foot Mexican panga raise more fish than a “no expenses spared” 45 foot sport fisher? It is all about the Holy Trinity of Resonance, Vibration and the Horsepower to Weight Ratio.  First you must understand how...

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World Class Roosterfish

World Class Roosterfish

Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo is almost centered in an area on the West Coast of Mexico known as the Costa Grande… This approximate 200 mile stretch of coast is renowned as a world class fishery.  Many tourists come here to sample it, because Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo is a great family destination, where the casual angler can fish with world class...

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Zihuatanejo: Unbeatable for Bargain Fishing

Zihuatanejo: Unbeatable for Bargain Fishing

Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo has already proven itself a world class fishing destination… We were ranked the No. 2 fishing destination in the world by the noted Saltwater Sportsman Magazine. But, how do we compare in affordability to other world class fishing destinations? With the current world economic situation, getting the most bang for your buck has to...

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The Organized Chaos of Lucha Libre

The Organized Chaos of Lucha Libre

Sundays in the United States are impossible to disassociate with football. Not so in Mexico, where futbol americano enjoys regular television airtime, but it hasn’t reached the level of importance that the sport now enjoys north of the border (slightly less important than breathing, but far more important than governing the country). So how, in...

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Popping a Rooster or Jack

Popping a Rooster or Jack

March, April and May are some of the best months we have for inshore fishing. When I mean fishing, I am talking about the hard fighting Jack Crevalle. Plus, May through December brings on the incredible roosterfish. For both of these fish, the lighting fast runs, combined with brute strength and a bad attitude, make...

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Experience Fly Fishing

Experience Fly Fishing

There is no mystery to it. It is only taking light line fishing to the next level. In a previous Another Day In Paradise, I had written about the many different ways to catch a sailfish, so you not just end up being a winch after one of the crew sets the hook. The various...

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Marathoning in Mexico

When you think of participant sports and Mexico, fishing, surfing, scuba diving, swimming, and snorkeling probably top the list. Marathons might not even occur to you, but the country provides increasingly fertile ground for those intrepid souls determined to competitively run a 42.2- kilometer course. Running 26.2 miles is an exhausting, mentally challenging endeavor, but...

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Shore Fishing

Is there any shore fishing in Ixtapa – Zihuatanejo? This is an often asked question. A lot of people, if they are not chartering a boat that day, like to hit the shoreline early in the morning, or late in the evening for some additional recreation. Shore fishing has a lot of advantages. You do...

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