BOATS FIND DORADO FISH PILE-UP ON OFFSHORE SHARK BUOYS
July 22, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report:
The dorado bite has truly set the pace for the Mazatlan vacation fishing area and the fish have piled-up under the shark buoys, allowing for easy limit fishing and many releases. Most of the fish are in the 15-20 lb. class and according to the skippers, the fish are literally biting at anything that moves in the water and flashes.
While Mazatlan billfish counts remain at a billfish per boat day, the focus has been on the dorado action, which is easily reachable by the super pangas. Overall catches for 19 offshore days and 6 super panga days reflected 1 blue marlin, 230 lbs., 20 sailfish, 1 yellowfin tuna, and 165 dorado.
Mazatlan climate was mostly cloudy with some sprinkles, temps in the low 90's and humid.
Sea conditions were stable at 81 inshore to 83 offshore, couple of windy days, port closed 1 day
The best Mazatlan fishing area was at the shark buoys for the dorado and south of the Marina El Cid, 20-25 miles for the billfish. Rigged baits worked best on the sailfish and almost anything that goes in the water is working on the dorado.
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