VACATION TOURISM SLOWS DOWN FOR AUGUST-SEPTEMBER SEASON
Aug. 20, 2005, Tadeo Hernandez, Flota Bibi Fleet, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report:
We had few fishing outings this week. Mazatlan vacation tourism goes down in August and September, getting better again by mid-October.
In fishing this week, we still managed 1 Blue Marlin (227 lb - 10' 0''), 3 Sailfish, 2 Dorado, and 56 Skipjack Tuna/Bonita.
The best fishing at Mazatlan was 15 to 25 miles offshore from the lighthouse, but the Blue Marlin was caught only 12 miles away! This is very good for Mazatlan. The best bait was Mullet and Ballyhoo.
Also, the Mazatlan sportfishing pangas had a great time catching Dorado and Skipjack Tuna like crazy.
Derek Fitch caught his first ever Blue Marlin. The Fitch's were in Mazatlan to celebrate Grandpa, Edward Fitch's, 85th birthday. They have been fishing with us for more than 30 years. They caught it aboard the Norma Patricia on August 16th, 2005. The crew was Alex and Cano.
Mazatlan average weather was 90/80 F, with rain at nights. The Mazatlan harbour was open everyday.
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