SLOW OFFSHORE FISHING AT CANCUN
July 21, 2006, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Offshore fishing sluggish at Cancun:
The summer fishing in the Cancun area has slowed for no apparent reason, with most of the boats fishing short days and either inshore or bottom fishing.
Angler activity at Cancun has been ultra light too, but that is normal for the summer months in this region.
The El Cid Caribe fleet at Puerto Morelos reported in for 10 sportfishing outings that reflected 1 sailfish released, 4 barracuda, 1 jack crevalle, 2 sierra and a 50 pound grouper.
El Cid Caribe Fleet General Manager Mario Anzoategui said Cancun sportfishing area the climate is very warm and humid, but so far, with little rain, and the normal easterly surface breezes on the ocean do little to cool things off. El Cid Caribe is getting more and more detail work completed on the sportfishers and marina and "ironing out" the first season's "bugs" so to speak.
Cancun fishing area weather is hot and humid, partly cloudy, with some rain squalls, and air temperatures at 80 degrees during the nights to 95 degrees during the daytime highs. Sea conditions were generally calm with light surface breezes coming from the east, 10-15 knots, and water temperatures at 83 throughout the fishing area. Ballyhoo remains the bait of choice, either rigged for trolling or cut for bottom fishing.