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FISHING REPORTS IN MEXICO

2017-02-15 10:04:50

THE CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING REPORT FOR THE GAVIOTA SPORT FISHING FLEET AND FISH CABO FLEET

We always talk about the high billfish boat for the week and this past week we found it necessary to make a change and include the boat with the only billfish for the week.  While it was another difficult fishing week for the Cabo Fleets, Captain Octavio, aboard the "Gaviota IV", reported in with a total of 3 stripers released and a day with a couple of dorado for his 4 days fished.  Somehow, Octavio cornered the entire fleet's marlin catch for the past week with 3 stripers released for a combined total of 26 days fished for the entire fleet.  I talked with Captain Roberto Marquez this morning, aboard the Tuna Time, as he was passing by Cabo Falso area and telling me that his water temperature was right at 65 degrees and the water was chocolate brown and no sea life in the area that just a couple weeks ago was one of the entire area's hot spots.  This past week's fishing report for a combined total of 26 days fished reflected 3 stripers released, 2 dorado, 11 yellowfin tuna, 68 skipjack, 1 mako shark, 3 roosterfish, 28 Sierras, 8 yellowtail, (jurel) and 8 jack crevalles, (toros).  

Cabo Climate:  Warm and sunny days with an average temperature at 87.4 degrees and cooler nights at 60.8 degrees average.  Humidity ratio was at 57% average for the week.

Sea Conditions:  Varying water temps on both sides of the tip of Land's end.  Pacific side reflected 65 degrees to 71 degrees from the Finger Bank to Cabo Falso, then increased from Cabo Falso to the 1150 Fathom Spot, moving up to 73 degrees and then tapering back down to 71 degrees from the Gorda Banks to Las Frailes.  No real stability at this time throughout the entire area with changes taking place from the mornings to the afternoons.  Sea surface breezes mostly flowing in from the southeasterly directions at an average of 10.4 mph.

Best Fishing Area:  Two of the 3 stripers were landed at the Jaime Bank, along with the eight yellowfin tuna which would make that the "hot spot" but there were a lot of other boats that fished the same area for little to nothing for their efforts.

Best Bait or Lure:  There was no mention of what was working best for the crews and anglers fishing the off shore waters but I would share with you that most were trolling an assortment of artificial lures in varying colors and changing often due to a lack of bite action.  A few were drifting with live baits on top of the banks and a few were even fishing deep water for a chance at a grouper bite.  An enormous effort is typical for the crews when the fishing is so difficult as they want to make sure the anglers think they are trying their best to produce a bite for them.

Bait Supply:  A good supply of caballitos at the $3.00 per bait rate.

Our Local Reporters for Cabo San Lucas Fishing:  Captain Roberto Marquez, fish Cabo Fleet and Gaviota Fleet Manager, Carlos P{ena, continue with their reports.
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THE MAZATLAN FISHING REPORT FOR THE ARIES SPORT FISHING FLEET, (MARINA EL CID AND EL CID-MEGA RESORT, PACIFIC)

The inshore fishing from the Marina El Cid is giving the off shore fishing a real run for it's money as the in shore bite continues to ramp up and the off shore bite diminishes.  This past week's fishing report reflected a total of 12 off shore fishing days that produces a single marlin for the Aries IX and left the remainder of the anglers and the fleet with empty action for their day.  On the other hand, the inshore4 super pangas, reporting in for 8 days fished reflected 107 jack crevalle, (mostly released) 7 grouper, 6 triggerfish and 53 red snappers and many very happy and very busy anglers for the efforts.

Mazatlan Climate:  A warm and sunny week with an average of 81 degrees daytime temps and cooler evenings at 55.6 degrees average and a humidity ratio that averaged at 60.4% for the week.

Sea Conditions:  Water temps varied from 71 degrees in-shore to 74 degrees off-shore.  Surface breezes flowing in mostly from the westerly directions and averaged 8.8 mph for the week and without any surface swell action.

Best Fishing Area:  No off shore area was reported due to the lack of action and the boats were very busy searching wide areas for anything that might bite.

Best Bait/Lure:  Not reported due to a lack of action.

Bait Supply:  Plenty of live bait for the boats as well as freshly caught baits for rigging.

Our Local Reporter:  Ms. Kitcia Berenice Ceja-Diaz, Aries  Sport Fishing Fleet Reporter and fishing reporter for Mazatlan.
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THE IXTAPA-ZIHUATANEJO FISHING REPORT FOR THE INDEPENDENT SPORT FISHING FLEET

Captain Temo Verboonen continues to provide the third week of fabulous fishing for the fleet that produced near limit fishing for yellowfin tuna on most days and added many dorado and sailfish in the mixed bag catches in the very close in off shore waters.  The tuna are in the 10 kg. size ranges and for the most part are eager to bite the smaller feathers and artificials.  There is still a fair number of marlin throughout the area and almost everything wants to bite anything that's moving through the water.  The inshore fishing continues to be very good for the jack crevalles and bonito but no roosterfish were available for the additional action in shore.

IZ Climate:  A mostly sunny & warm week with daytime temps that averaged 87 degrees and nights at 71.4.  Humidity ration holding at 67.6 %.

Sea Conditions:  Water temps holding at 82 in shore and 83 off shore.  Surface breezes flowing in from the westerly directions at about 8 mph on average.

Best Lure/Bait:  Rigged baits working well for the billfish and small feathers & artificials working well for the yellowfin tuna.  Just plenty of action for the anglers.

Bait Supply:  There continues to be a good bait supply for frsh rigging baits and live baits.  Live baits are still available at $5.00 per dozen and the fresh rigging baits are provided gratis as part of the charter.

Our Local Zihuatanejo Reporter:  Captain Temo Verboonen, our local reporter for the fleet and the area and owner of Secuestro de Amor and Macho Banana, super pangas.
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THE PUERTO MORELOS FISHING REPORT FOR THE MARINA EL CID SPORT FISHING FLEET, (CANCUN TO COZUMEL, CARIBBEAN)

The fishing remains very catchy for the Marina El Cid sport fishing fleet from Puerto Morelos and our 35' Bertram sport fisher, "Hammer" was the only boat to reflect a sailfish for the Kasper charter party for the week.  The overall fishing report remained high with a near 8 mixed fish catch per boat day fishing.  This past week's report reflected 1 sailfish, 62 bonito, 2 king mackerel, 1 giant barracuda, 28 jurel, (yellowtail) 126 chackchi, 9 triggerfish, 20 amberjack, 17 snappers, 8 grouper, 18 sawfish, and 10 banana fish that contributed to the overall report for 48 days fished.

PM Climate:  Daytime temps at 82.8 degrees and nights at 71 average with a 69.2% humidity ratio.  A mixed cloud and sun week with a morning spurt of rain on Saturday.  Overall, the weather has been decently fishable for the anglers.

Sea Conditions:  Tropical surface breezes flowing in from the easterly directions at an average of 11.6 mph.  Average water temps holding at 80 degrees along the coast, both north and south of Puerto Morelos.

Best Bait:  The seemingly endless supply of ballyhoo continues to be the favorite baits of choice for the crews and the anglers.

Bait Supply:  A surplus of ballyhoo continues to provide plenty of freshly caught baits for all of the various fleet boats from the Marina El Cid, free of charge and provided as part of the charters.

Our Local Reporter:  Ms. Lily Valdez, Fishing Reservationist and Reporter for Puerto Morelos and the Marina El Cid Sport Fishing Fleet.
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Larry Edwards
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