FEW VACATION ANGLERS IN MAZATLAN THIS WEEK
Sept. 9, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report:
Mazatlan had another slow fishing week for angler activity, but truly an incredible week for the dorado catches, providing all-day continuous action.
Numerous dorado released in the Mazatlan vacation sportfishing area. The fish are stacked up under the buoys and this would be a fly fisherman's dream come true. Unquestionably, this would be fun, light tackle fishing for anyone.
There was also good sailfish fishing at Mazatlan for the boats that were offshore chasing billfish, but no blue's were reported this week. Overall counts for 14 offshore and 8 super panga Mazatlan fishing days reflected 17 sailfish, (13 released) and 239 dorado and an equal number of releases.
Mazatlan weather along the Mexican Pacific coast was partly cloudy, with air temps ranging from 74-90, and humid. Mazatlan had smooth water for most of the week, gentle breezes and temps that were stable from 84-86 degrees. The rigged trolling baits worked for the billfish and most anything in the tackle box for the dorado. They had caught a couple on bare hooks. The best fishing area was 25 miles southwest for the billfish and at the buoys for the dorado about 16 miles out.
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