MAHI-MAHI LEAD OFFSHORE FISH COUNTS FOR SPORTFISHING BOATS
Nov. 14, 2004, Tadeo Hernandez, Flota Bibi Fleet, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report:
We had a great week of fishing at Mazatlan! Five deep sea fishing tours had a catch including released fish of: 13 Sailfish; 70 Mahi-Mahi, heaviest being 37 pounds, 5' 1''; 2 Shortfin Makos, small size; 10 Skipjack Tuna; and also 1 "Bacoca" a kind of grouper. The best Mazatlan fishing spots for Mahi-Mahi were 5 to 25 miles, near debris, buoys, sticks and a dead turtle.
Special mention for the Lane's from British Columbia aboard the Norma Patricia, with David and Cano crew, on Wednesday the 10th and their 27 Mahi-Mahi's! Many of them were caught close to a floating dead turtle.
Edward Appleby from West Hills, California, caught a 31 lb mahi-mahi aboard the Norma Patricia on Monday 8th. He fished with his friend Paul Reinhardt for two days and also caught 6 Sailfish, 2 other Dorado and 1 Shortfin Mako.
Also a 6 hour panga trip out of Mazatlan caught 4 Dorado, 1 Skipjack Tuna, 1 Mojarra, 1 Puffer Fish and 1 Chile Verde (Green Chile). Lots of fun for everyone!
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