INSHORE PANGAS SCORE EASY MIXED FISH SPECIES LIMITS
Oct. 13, 2006, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico:
The offshore charter fishing boat action is starting to pick up a bit at Mazatlan as billfish counts again approach an average of 1 per boat day.
The Aries Fleet charter boat "Aries II," skippered by Captain Victor Nunez, reported the only two blue marlin for the week by Aries Fleet at Mazatlan's Marina el Cid, with both fish in the 250 pound range.
Offshore sportfishing counts for 24 fishing days reflected a catch of 2 blue marlin, 1 released, 9 sailfish, 7 released, and 19 dorado.
The inshore fishing action is back to fast limit action and producing a wide range of fish species.
Reporting for 10 super panga days out of Marina el Cid, the fish counts reflected 21 dorado, 93 pargo, 55 red snapper, 2 permit, 47 palometas or pompano, 45 cochitos or triggerfish, 12 burros or grunts, 15 corvinas, and 6 toro or jack crevalle.
Mazatlan fishing area weather had a mix of sun and clouds, with air temperatures from 72 degree nights to 90 degree daytime highs.
Sea conditions had water temperatures at 86 degrees inshore to 88 degrees offshore, with mostly calm water.
Mazatlan blue water fishing was best at about 27 miles to the southwest of the Marina el Cid, but the charter sportfishing boats were widely scattered throughout the area this week in the offshore waters. The super pangas all fished with 12 miles of the marina.
Rigged baits were best on the billfish, live bait best on the dorados, and shrimp working best on the inshore fish species.
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