INSHORE FISHING BOATS CATCH MULTIPLE FISH SPECIES
June 3, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report:
The Aries Fleet is still averaging about a billfish per Mazatlan boat day fished and some good yellowfin tuna catches. The inshore fishing action is again at full-speed with a 7-fish variety in the report, including roosterfish, permit, jack crevalle, red snapper, sierra, cochis and mojarra.
The yellowfin tuna were averaging 30-45 lbs. in the Mazatlan, Mexico, vacation area, and the largest tuna taken checked in at 125 lbs. Overall sportfishing catches by Aries Fleet reflected 30 sailfish, (24 released) 1 striper, 81 yellowfin tuna and 1 mako shark for the offshore waters.
Even the fleet & marina general manager, Geronimo Cevallos, had a fine fishing day from the surf to the north of Mazatlan, releasing 6 roosterfish for the morning, to an estimated 40-45 lbs.
Mazatlan Climate: 61 nights to 86 daytime highs, partly cloudy.
Fishing Conditions Along The Mexican Coast: Stable, calm, temps 81 inshore to 82 offshore.
Best Mazatlan Fishing Area: The boats are still fishing in the 23-28 miles area out to the southwest of the Marina El Cid.
Best Lure/Bait: Most of the billfish were taken on the rigged trolling baits. Tuna were running with the porpoise and taken on petroleros in multiple colors.
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