OFFSHORE FISHING SLOWS DOWN
June 9, 2006, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan offshore bite slows down:
The offshore bite slowed at Mazatlan this week and for no apparent reason, but I guess it just can't be a continuous hot bite every week.
Mazatlan inshore fishing continued to be very good, especially for the dorado catches. The Aries Sportfishing Fleet at Mazatlan's Marina el Cid, reporting for 21 offshore fishing days, reflected 9 striped marlin, 5 sailfish, 1 yellowfin tuna , and 12 dorado, with most of these were in the mid-40 pound weights.
The super pangas, fishing a total of 10 days, reported 73 dorado, 35 red snapper, 40 cochitos, a few black skipjack, and 4 seabass.
Mazatlan weather was partly cloudy, warm and humid, with temperatures from 71 degree nights to 89 degree daytime highs. Sea conditions were very fishable with only light surface breezes, and water temps at 82-83 degrees throughout the fishing area. Rigged baits were best for the billfish and the bigger dorado. Aries Fleet boats fished 22 to 25 miles southwest of the Marina El Cid for the billfish, and the bigger dorado were scattered. The super pangas were fishing at the buoys.
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