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MEXICO'S LATEST FISHING REPORTS FOR CABO, MAZATLAN, IXTAPA-ZIHUATANEJO AND [PUERTO MORELOS

2017-03-14 05:01:57

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

Cabo San Lucas is now in it's 2nd month of very poor fishing results and no marlin have shown up in the local waters for the past 6 weeks or so, at least none that would bite.  The overall fish counts for a combined total of 22 days fished this past week reflected 14 skipjack, 3 mako sharks, 9 roosterfish, 2 toro and 3 red snappers.  This is a very unusual fishing period for Cabo, an area that is world famous for high marlin counts and is often called the "Marlin Capital of the World".

Cabo Climate:  A couple of partly cloudy days that turned into sunny and warm weather for the balance of the week.  Daytime temps averaged 83.6 degrees and nites at 65.2.  Humidity ration averaged 40.2%.  Overall, very good weather for the snowbirds.

Sea Conditions:  Sea surface conditions flowing mostly from the westerly directions at an average of 11 mph. Water temps from the Finger Bank to Cabo Falso at 71 degrees.  Cabo San Lucas to Gorda Banks and out 5-6 miles, at 71 degrees.  Outside the 5-6 miles, temps increased to 74-75 degrees.

Best Fishing Area:  There was no "best fishing area" for any of the boats.  We are now entering our 2nd month of very difficult fishing in the Cabo San Lucas region and everyone is anxiously looking forward to better fishing reports.

Best Bait/Lure:  The roosterfish were best on live bait.  Skipjack best on small trolling feathers.  The mako sharks bit on live bait.

Live Bait Supply:  Live bait supply has been excellent for caballitos.

Our Local Reporters:  Gaviota Fleet Manager, Carlos Pena and Fish Cabo Owner, Captain Roberto Marquez.  

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THE MAZATLAN FISHING REPORT FOR THE ARIES SPORT FISHING FLEET, (EL CID MEGA RESORT AND MARINA EL CID, PACIFIC)

The inshore super panga fishing continues to be the best action for the small game fish anglers and especially for some fun family fishing.  The super pangas offer a 4 & 6-hour fishing day for up to and including 4 passengers a the rate of $295.00 for 4 hours and $325.00 for 6 hours, with boardings at 7:00 A.M.  At this time of year you have decided you want to focus on catching a billfish, then odds are not overly favorable but the boats remain very busy and a few billfish are being caught each day and if you have the patience to put in the effort, by all means, go for it.  Fishing at best is taking a chance on catching.  This past week's off shore fishing for 21 days fished reflected 4 striped marlin and 1 sailfish, along with 1 dorado.  The in shore super pangas, fishing a total of 9 days, reflected 83 jack crevalle, 17 sea bass, 23 red snappers, 34 triggerfish and 2 Sierra.  If the action is important then by all means, take a super panga and enjoy the daily bite action.

Mazatlan Climate:  Overall, a pretty nice week in Mazatlan with a couple of partly cloudy days and a few mostly sunny days,  Daytime temps averaged 84 degrees and nights at 60.  Humidity ratio averaged 53.4%.

Sea Conditions:  Surface breezes flowing mostly from the westerly directions at an average of 11 mph.  Water temperatures inshore at 71 degrees & rising to 73-74 degrees off shore about 18 miles and beyond.

Best Fishing Area:  No off shore specific area was focused on as the boats were moving about in the areas to the southwest of the Marina El Cid and starting at about 20 miles off shore.

Best Lure/Bait:  The handful of billfish landed were mostly brought into the trolling patterns with the freshly rigged trolling baits.

Bait Supply:  The bait supply remains very good for both fresh baits for rigging and live baits at the rate of $1.00 per bait.

Our Local Reporter:  Ms. Kitcia Berenice Ceja Dias, The Aries Fleet & Mazatlan Reporter.
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THE IXTAPA-ZIHUATANEJO FISHING REPORT FOR THE INDEPENDENT SPORT FISHING FLEET

Captain Temo Verboonen, our area reporter and Captain from Zihuatanejo, sent a glowing fishing report this afternoon,reflecting that the off shore fishing had slow3ed up but some of the boats did fin the yellowfin tuna on the way out to the clean waters that started at about 15 miles.  The inshore action for the big jack crevalles are stacking up by the Valentin River and it's an excellent chance for the fly fishing anglers.  Also mixed in are the African pampanos and big groupers in between the schools of the jacks. Just an enormous amount of action all week for the inshore anglers and we still have many anglers at he pier everyday.  It has really been a fun fishing week for the inshore anglers.

IZ Climate:  A few passing clouds but a mostly sunny and warm week.  Daytime temps averaged 84.2 degrees and nights at 70.8.  Humidity level averaged 69%.

Sea Conditions:  The off shore waters are pretty green to about 15 miles out side the Bay, albeit, some of the boats did get on the yellowfin tuna along the way out for the billfish, even though the billfish bite was slow.  Inshore water temps at 80 degrees and the off shore waters at 81-82 degrees.  Tropical surface breezes flowing in mostly from the westerly directions and averaged about 8.2 mph.  Very  good fishing conditions for inshore of off shore.

Best Bait/Lures:  The groupers and the African pampano were biting the live baits well and the jack crevalles were having no problem biting the artificials as well as the live baits.  The off shore tuna were biting the feathers and the few billfish caught were mostly taken on the rigged trolling baits.

Best Fishing ares:  The inshore waters around the Valentin River were very exciting for the bigger jacks, along with some big groupers and African pampanos.  Off shore was pretty good for some of the boats with the yellowfin tuna and the luckier ones had an occasional billfish following their tuna action.

Best Bait/Lure:  Live baits were best for the inshore action and artificials worked for the jack crevalles but so did live baits.  Yellowfin tuna were best on the smaller trolling feathers and the billfish on the rigged trolling baits.

Bait Supply:  An excellent bait supply available for live baits at the rate of $5.00 per dozen.  Plenty of fresh rigging baits available, also.

Our Local Reporter:  Captain Temo Verboonen, owner-operator of the Secuestro De Amor and the Macho Banana super pangas.
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THE PUERTO MORELOS FISHING REPORT FOR THE MARINA EL CID SPORT FISHING FLEET, (CANCUN TO COZUMEL AREA, CARIBBEAN)

The water temperatures came up a little through the week and the dorado started to feeling a little frisky and wanted to bite as did a single sailfish, too.  Overall, the fishing was good through the week with a report of 29 days fished that produces a mixed bag catch of 1 sailfish, 19 dorado, 2 wahoo, 13 giant Atlantic barracudas, 10 king mackerel,  11 bonito, 1 sawfish, 14 grouper, 15 snappers, 10 triggerfish and 80 chackchi.  Overall, it was another very good week's fishing for the fleet, especially since more than half of the charters were short, 4-hour trips.

PM Climate:  A typical partly cloudy week with intermittent sunshine periods.  Daytime temps averaged 83.6 and the nights at 70 degrees.  Pleasant weather for the area.

Sea Conditions:  Tropical surface breezes flowing in mostly from the easterly directions and averaged about 11.8 mph with Wednesday blowing in at about 17 mph.

Best Bait/Lure:  The availability of the ballyhoo baits continues to be the bait of focus for this area and supplies the entire fleet

Bait Supply:  We have never had the misfortune of a lack of freshly caught baits to supply the entire Marina El Cid Fleet with fresh ballyhoo baits for rigging, all of which are part of the charter provisions.
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Larry Edwards
CORTEZ YACHT CHARTERS
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