OFFSHORE WATERS TEMPERATURES FALL IN SLOWER FISHING ACTION
March 18, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report:
Falling water temperatures have taken it's toll on the offshore fishing at Mazatlan this past week, while Mazatlan inshore fishing action continues to remain very positive.
Unfortunately, it was fairly easy to get skunked offshore this week and only about 1 sportfishing boat in 5 returned with a billfish flag.
Overall counts for 51 Mazatlan fishing days by Aries Fleet reflected 10 stripers, 2 sailfish, 7 dorado, 1 mako shark and 2 yellowfin tuna for the offshore circuit. Again this week, the inshore fishing at Mazatlan was a smorgasbord of good fishing that included pargos, corvinas, cochitos and mojarras, with most boats finding limit fishing.
Mazatlan's climate was mostly sunny and warm, with one windy day, and temperatures ranged from 56 degrees nights to 82 daytime highs
Sea conditions saw falling water temperatures for the week, ranging from 68 degrees inshore to 71.5 degrees offshore and with enough wind to close the port on Tuesday.
No specific fishing area along this part of the Mexican coast is producing and Mazatlan charter fishing boats are scattered over a wide arc in search of fish.
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