STRIPED MARLIN FISHING CHUGS ALONG THROUGH FULL MOON
Feb. 25, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report:
According to Geronimo Cevallos, Mazatlan marlin fishing fell off a bit with the full moon and cooler water temperatures, but there were still sufficient striped marlin to keep the interest going for the anglers.
Mazatlan charter fishing boats fished mostly in the area of 22-30 miles southwest of Marina el Cid and while they were seeing the striped marlin, they were having difficulty getting them to bite.
The inshore fishing at Mazatlan remained fairly consistent, with good catches of pompano, snappers and even the showing of a few smaller corvina. Cevallos just returned from Puerto Morelos, (between Cancun and Cozumel) where the new El Cid Caribe has started construction next to their completed marina project, but was unable to provide any fish report info for that area from this trip. He said "once the moon darkens here in Mazatlan, the fishing will fall back to where it has been for the past few weeks, as long as the water temperatures remain good. If the water temperatures drop, then we should begin to see the swordfish and more mako sharks.
Mazatlan's climate was mostly sunny during the early week and going to cloudy by weekend, and air temperatures ranged from 54 degrees during the nights to 82 degree daytime highs.
Mazatlan Sea Conditions: Water temperatures ranged from 73-74 degrees throughout the area with no distinct temp breaks.
Best Mazatlan Fishing Area: 22-30 miles southwest of the Marina El Cid.
Best Bait/Lure: Rigged baits prevailed for the billfish.
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