EASY DORADO LIMITS FOR ARIES FLEET SPORTFISHING BOATS
June 25, 2006, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico:
The largest fish landed by Aries Fleet for the week at Mazatlan was a 300 pound blue marlin taken by angler Paul Argetsinger of Minnesota while fishing aboard the "Aries VI" with Captain Jose Puerto at the helm.
The mainstay of Mazatlan fishing for the week was the awesome dorado bite that provided easy limit fishing and numerous releases. The buoys are loaded with dorado in the 10-20 pound range and make for some very fun and fast action on light tackle. The abundant dorado are also serving as a buffer for those boats that strike out on billfish, allowing them to make a couple passes through the area for limit fishing before returning to the docks.
Overall Aries Fleet's Mazatlan billfish catches reflected 2 blue marlin, 5 stripers released, 15 sailfish released and 10 yellowfin tuna.
Mexico sportfishing area weather at Mazatlan had scattered clouds and temperatures that ranged from 76 degree nights to 91 degree daytime highs.
Sea conditions were mostly calm with sea temperatures rising to 86-87 degrees throughout the Mazatlan fishing area. The best fishing area was 24 to 30 miles out to the southwest of the Marina El Cid for the billfish and yellowfin tuna and at the shark buoys for the dorado. Rigged baits were best for the billfish, feathers on the tuna and almost anything that dropped in the water for the dorado.
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