INSHORE SPORTFISHING BOATS FIND EXCELLENT MIXED SPECIES ACTION
Jan. 6, 2006, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico:
Mazatlan inshore fishing continues to be just above excellent, albeit, all of the super pangas fished bottom fish this week and produced a "Heinz 57" variety that included baquetas, pargo, cabrilla, cochitos and mojarras.
No sierra were reported but that is only because Mazatlan anglers all opted for the bottom fishing, and not for a lack of sierra availability, which continues to be wide-open on the bite.
The offshore fishing at Mazatlan was also good this week, with the fleet reporting for 15 fishing days that reflected 25 striped marlin, (12 released) 1 mako shark and 1 dorado.
Mazatlan weather was mostly sunny and warm with the temperatures ranging from 48 degree nights to 82 daytime highs. Sea conditions were generally, calm with light breezes, temperatures from 72 degrees inshore to 74 offshore. The billfish are still out to the southwest of the Marina El Cid, approximately 25 miles. Several fish were taken on the Petrolero's this week, but the bulk of the billfish were taken on rigged trolling baits.
(See "Mexico Fishing News" online for current fishing reports, photos, weather, and water temperatures from Mazatlan and other major Mexican sportfishing areas. Vacation travel articles, fishing maps and seasonal calendars, and fishing related information for Mazatlan may be found at Mexfish.com's main Mazatlan page.