Mazatlan, Mexico



Feb. 5, 2005, Tadeo Hernandez, Flota Bibi Fleet, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report:

Happy carnival! Tourism is at its peak at Mazatlan, with thousands of people here for Carnival and the Caribbean World Series, both held at the same time. However, as you could imagine, they are here to party and watch baseball and not many of them have gone fishing. It's a crazy thing to have both events held at the same time, but that's the way things go here in Mazatlan! Viva Mexico!!

Jan. 30-Feb. 5, 2005, Mazatlan Fishing Report:

There were ten Mazatlan deep sea fishing trips, in which 2 striped marlin, 3 sailfish, 1 dorado (mahi-mahi), 1 Shortfin Mako (53 pounds, 4'8") were caught.

It's very cold here, 55-70 degrees is cold for Mazatlan. The best fishing is 15 to 25 miles offshore and at 180 to 220 degrees from the Mazatlan lighthouse. The Water Temperature is 73 degrees, and winds are blowing. The harbour was closed today. Yesterday (Friday) we worked, but it was very rough seas. I think it was a good idea to take a break today. Also, the baseball games are postponed and the carnival events are in danger too, due to the rain.

Jan. 23-29, 2005, Fishing Report:

Ten deep sea fishing trips, 2 Striped Marlin, 8 Sailfish, 2 Dorados, 4 Crevalle Jack. Two Mazatlan bottom fishing trips caught good amounts of Clown Trigger Fish, red snapper, Green Chilis, and Gulf Grouper. Also 1 Thorny Blow Fish (Botete Espinoso), and 1 Snake (Culebra) caught and released.

Mazatlan weather was a nice 70-80 degree average, cloudy and windy some days, but harbour was open daily.

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