SLOWER OFFSHORE FISHING IN COOLER WATER TEMPERATURES
Feb. 23, 2007, Cortez Yacht Charters, Larry Edwards, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico:
Inshore fishing provided the best opportunities in Mexico's Mazatlan vacation fishing area this week, as the offshore bite continued to slow with the slide of the water temperatures.
This is the time for the annual water and current change throughout the tropical Pacific that extends along the Mexico coast from Cabo San Lucas to Zihuatanejo, with Mazatlan in the midst of the change.
This seasonal change creates long and very difficult fishing days for sportfishing anglers and crews.
Overall fish counts for the Mazatlan inshore fishing area this week by Aries Fleet reflected 96 jack crevalle, 1 dorado, 18 sierra, and 29 cochitos or triggerfish, for 15 super panga days.
Mazatlan offshore charter boats had and 4 striped marlin and 5 dorado for 29 very difficult fishing days.
Mazatlan weather this week was mostly cloudy, progressing into weekend sunshine, with air temperatures that ranged from 49 degree nights to 81 degree daytime highs.
Sea conditions were mostly calm along this section of the Mexican Pacific coast, with light wind chop and surface breezes, water temperatures falling to 70 degrees inshore and 72 degrees offshore, and the water tint on the greener side.
There just wasn't a good offshore fishing area for the entire week at Mazatlan as the offshore boats searched far and wide and farther and farther out.