SALTWATER AND MEXICO FRESHWATER BASS FISHING REPORTS
Aug. 31, 2006, Job Othoniel, Ifish!, Mazatlan saltwater and Lake El Salto, Mexico:
Hurricane John brought heavy rain, wind and rough seas to Mazatlan during the last days of the month, but fortunately John is gone now and we are back on the fishing.
Before the storm these were the fishing results:
In offshore fishing, Dorado, or Mahi-Mahi, remained plentiful and Mazatlan fishing boats were averaging 15 dorado per boat day fished mostly from the buoys, with fishing in the 6 to 15 pound range.
The Ifish! fleet reported for 13 offshore fishing days that reflected 17 sailfish (8 released), and 97 dorado for the period.
Ifish! super pangas also have been continuously active on dorado for several weeks now. Fishing inshore, the super pangas reported 14 roosterfish, 90 red snapper and 140 cochis.
Mazatlan weather ranged from 80 at night to daytime high's of 89, cloudy and rainy due to hurricane "John". Sea conditions were calm most of the month, until the last few days of the period when we had "John" nearby.
The best fishing was 12-35 miles to the southwest of Marina Mazatlan for the unlimited quantities of 6-15 pound dorado. Rigged mullet and ballyhoo, and also the lures known as "petrolero" and "guacamaya" were best for the sailfish. Dorado were pretty eager on ballyhoo, live bait, squid & shrimp.
Fishing at Lake El Salto, bass boats averaged 60 to 90 bass per day, with the largest bass caught at 11.2 pounds. Lake El Salto weather was in the mid-90s, with water temperatures of 79 to 83 degrees.
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