CANCUN FISHING IN THE SUMMER DOLRUMS
June 10, 2006, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, Mexico:
It looks like the summer doldrums in the Cancun fishing area have taken over, as the number of anglers have slowed to a trickle. Even so, the fishing around Cancun remains pretty good, especially for dorado action. The biggest difference we are experiencing in this new area is the varied types of charters, with 4, 6, and 8-hour fishing trips available. Until we begin receiving the exact types of sportfishing charters going out each day, it makes it a little difficult to provide a quality overall report.
The El Cid Caribe resort fleet at Puerto Morelos south of Cancun reported on 6 fishing days for the week that produced 1 released white marlin and 7 dorado for the offshore boats, and 1 inshore fishing day for a couple of dog-tooth snappers and triggerfish.
This week the weather has been just so-so in the Cancun area, with scattered rains and thunderstorms and 10 to 18 knot surface winds, which has left the fishing not so attractive to the anglers.
Cancun weather was hot and humid, with scattered rain, and temperatures from 70 degree nights to 90 degree daytime highs. Sea conditions were less than favorable, with wind chop, bumpy seas, and water temperatures at 83 degrees. Ballyhoo was the bait of choice for the billfish and dorado.