DORADO, SAILFISH, AND SOME BLUE MARLIN CAUGHT BY FISHING BOATS THIS WEEK
Aug. 26, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report:
With the good dorado catches throughout the Mazatlan fishing area, the blue marlin have also been showing well and providing the anglers with some of the action.
While only 4 smaller blue's were caught, there were twice as many lost this week, so the next few weeks of fishing at Mazatlan should have some good action.
Overall catches for 34 Mazatlan fishing days reflected 4 blue marlin, 20 sailfish, 2 striped marlin and 58 dorado (also mahi-mahi or dolphinfish) for the offshore fishing, and 30 pargos and 5 palometas for the 2 inshore panga days.
Mazatlan fishing weather was hot, and temperatures ranged from 75 nights to 90 daytime highs, mostly cloudy and most days with a 60 percent chance of rain. The port of Mazatlan was closed on Thursday, due to rough sea conditions. Water temperatures were stable at 85 degrees
The buoys are still best for the dorado fishing, with the billfish coming from an area at 22-26 miles southwest of the marina. Rigged baits were best for the billfish and the bigger dorado were taken on the live bait drop-backs.
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