LIGHT TACKLE FISHING VERY GOOD FOR INSHORE BOATS
March 4, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report:
Inshore fishing at Mazatlan continues to provide terrific action for light tackle anglers and is producing easy or near limits on a wide-variety of critters, including many pargo, palometas, mojarres, cochitos and corvina this week.
One Mazatlan sportfishing super panga reported a catch of 20 corvinas and another reported 28 pargos. The fishing counts were similar for most super pangas.
Mazatlan's blue water fishing has experienced a temperature drop, along with the full moon, slowing down the billfish bite to about 1 billfish for every other boat.
Overall counts for 29 fishing days reflected 16 striped marlin, 13 dorado and an upshot to 55 yellowfin tuna, along with 1 mako shark.
Mazatlan's climate was 56 degrees during the nights to 81 daytime highs, mostly cloudy. Mazatlan sea condition had water temperatures of 66 degrees inshore to 69 degrees offshore, calm conditions.
There were no concentrations of fish off the Mexican coast and the Mazatlan fishing boats are scattered about the area, fishing 22-30 miles offshore.
The best lures are rigged trolling baits for the billfish and the standard tuna feathers for the yellowfin, taken from the porpoise.
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