RESULTS OF THE 11TH ANNUAL MAZATLAN BILLFISH CLASSIC FISHING TOURNAMENT
Dec. 2, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report:
There is still no lack of inshore action in the Mazatlan fishing vacation and it just seems to get better and better, even as the offshore fishing tapers off.
Offshore catches for 30 Mazatlan fishing days reflected 1 blue marlin, 9 stripers, 2 sailfish, 3 yellowfin tuna and 7 dorado and the inshore catches reflected limit fishing for sierra, the season's first 8 corvina, 32 jack crevalle, 3 red snapper and 6 seabass.
Mazatlan weather had 55 degree nights to 85 daytime highs, mostly cloudy, water temps from 71 inshore to 73 offshore to 30 miles, changing to 76 degrees at the 30 miles mark, mostly calm. The best Mazatlan fishing area continues to be southwest of Marina El Cid at about 30 miles. Rigged baits were best for the billfish, especially the mullet.
Results of the 11th Annual Mazatlan Billfish Classic fishing tournament at Marina el Cid:
During the tournament 29 boats from different parts came to Mazatlan. Participants released 127 fish: 94 Sailfish, 22 Striped marlin, and 11 Blue marlin.
Billfish Classic Division: First Place, TRAUMA, $55,661; Second Place, RETRIEVER, $20,873; Third Place, ON-SITE, $9,741.
Biggest Tuna: First Place, 76 pounds, $6,163, KW´S KARMA.
Biggest Dorado, 60 pounds, $3,698, IZTAC.
Daily Jackpots: Day One, TRUAMA, $ 58,650; Day Two, AFTER MIDNIGHT, $58,650; Day Three, SEA CALL, $58,650.
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