FISHING ACTION GOOD FOR STRIPED MARLIN AND BOTTOM FISH
June 6, 2006, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Aries Fleet Fishing at Mazatlan:
Mike Kannapel, owner of Anglers & Hunters Travel, Mesa, AZ, fishing at Mazatlan with Dewayne Smith, sports writer for the Phoenix newspaper, said "the fishing just couldn't get much better than it was" for their 2 fishing days.
One day of fishing offshore of Mazatlan produced a pair of striped marlin released and 3 more short biters, followed by a nonstop bite on inshore action while fishing from one of the new, 26-foot Aries Fleet super pangas.
The charter boats "Aries II" and "Aries V" were tied for billfish released in a single day, with both boats having a 5-billfish release days.
Overall counts for the sportfishing fleet reflected the overdue upward spiral of sailfish and dorado at Mazatlan, reflecting 19 sailfish, 38 stripers, 19 yellowfin tuna and 54 dorado.
The inshore super pangas, reporting for 6 Mazatlan fishing days, reflected 43 cabrilla, 88 pargo, 4 seabass, 25 mojarra, and 207 cochitos, with many releases.
Mazatlan sport fishing area weather was partly cloudy with temperatures ranging from 69 degree nights to 91 degree daytime high's. Mazatlan fishing area sea conditions were generally, near perfect, with water temps from 81 degree inshore to 84 offshore. Good water clarity started the better fishing at about 19 miles offshore and to the southwest of the Marina El Cid. Good action was found on both, artificial lures and rigged baits.
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