OFFSHORE AND INSHORE FISHING CONDITIONS
Aug. 4, 2006, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, New charter boat Aries IX lands 330-pound blue marlin:
The biggest fish landed by Aries Fleet at Mazatlan during the week was a 330 pound blue marlin taken aboard the fleet's newest sportfisher, Aries IX.
More yellowfin tuna are starting to show up in Mazatlan sportfishing counts and the billfish average is right at 1 per boat per day fished.
Dorado action is still good at the buoys off Mazatlan for the super pangas, too.
Overall fish counts for 28 Aries Fleet offshore days reflected 1 blue marlin, 30 sailfish, 1 dorado and 38 yellowfin tuna. Inshore fishing for 10 super panga days reflected 38 dorado and 1 skipjack tuna.
Mazatlan fishing area weather was mostly cloudy with some morning rain squalls, partially sunny afternoons, and air temperatures from 75 degree nights to 90 degree daytime highs
Mazatlan sea conditions were generally, calm, with water temperatures at 88 degrees throughout the fishing area. The better sailfish catches were made at 22-28 miles southwest of Marina El Cid, with the tuna catches coming from the same area. Rigged baits for the sailfish and tuna feathers for the school fish were working best.
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