STRIPED MARLIN STEADY FOR OFFSHORE SPORTFISHING CHARTER BOATS
Dec. 30, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Sportfishing Report:
Mazatlan offshore fishing action this week was pretty exclusive for the striped marlin, albeit, a stray mako shark showed up in the count this week, indicating that Mazatlan fishing water temperatures may be coming down, which would be normal for this time of year.
Inshore fishing action at Mazatlan continues to be "as good as it gets" with everyday easy limits on the sierra. Bottom fishing action for the super pangas also remains excellent and is producing very good catches of baquetas, mojarras, palometas, cochitos, pargo and berrugaras.
Mexican coastal fishing weather had unseasonably cool nights to 46 degrees and moving up to daytime highs at 79, mostly sunny, with mostly calm seas, light breezes, and water temperatures at 71.5 degrees throughout the sportfishing area.
The best offshore fishing area was at 23-26 miles to the southwest of the Marina El Cid for the billfish, almost anywhere along the white sandy beaches for the sierra action. Rigged baits best for the stripers. Rapalas, red and white Krocodiles, pencil poppers, and even strip baits were working well on sierra.
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