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SPORT FISHING REPORTS FROM MEXICO
THE CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING REPORT FOR THE GAVIOTA SPORT FISHING FLEET AND FISH CABO FLEET
The full moon has brought the billfish catches to a near shut down again and adding to the tough elements of Mother Nature is the water clarity has turned dismally green that normally finds the fish leaving the area. The billfish bite had just started to get back into good action when the moon came full and the water rolled over to green and the fish have virtually let the area again and we need o wait it out again to see what is going to develop. The overall fish count for the past week reflected 1 striper, (released)by the "Gaviota IV", 35 skipjack, 1 mako shark and 1 hammerhead shark and 26 Sierra.
Cabo Climate: A mostly sunny and warm week minus one partly cloudy day on Saturday. Daytime temps averaged 77.4 degrees and nights at 65 degrees. Humidity ratio averaged 61.4%.
Sea Conditions: The Pacific side, from the shoreline to 7-8 miles off shore was at 69 degrees. Farther than 8 miles off was at 67-68 degrees. Cabo Falso to the 95 fathom spot and on to the 1150 fathom spot was all at 72-73 degrees. Las Frailes was holding at 74 degrees. Sea surface breezes flowing mostly from the westerly directions averaged 12.1 mph. The entire area that was very productive just a week ago has turned to green water and a movement of the fish that were in this area.
Best Fishing Area: There was no specific area mentioned as a best fishing area.
Best Bait/Lure: The single marlin caught & released was taken at the 95 Fathom Spot on a rigged trolling bait.
Bait Supply: The bait supply remained good, even with the full moon condition and the rate remained at $3.00 per bait which is controlled by the bait vendors.
Our local reporters: The Gaviota Fleet Manager, Carlos Pena and Fish Cabo owner, Captain Roberto Marquez.
THE MAZATLAN FISHING REPORT FOR THE ARIES SPORT FISHING FLEET, (MARINA EL CID & EL CID MEGA RESORT, PACIFIC)
The off shore fishing for marlin continues to be on the slow side for the anglers and remained at about a 25% catch ratio this past week. There were a total of 8 off shore fishing days that resulted in 2 striped marlin caught in the off shore waters. The in shore super pangas, reporting in for a total of 5 days fished, reflected 46 snappers, 26 trigger fish and 22 Seabass for the efforts.
Mazatlan Climate: The daytime temps averaged 85.8 degrees and the nights averaged 54.4 degrees. A couple of partly cloudy days with the remainder of the week sunny and clear.
Sea Conditions: The in shore waters reflected 72-73 degrees and the off shore waters held at 74-75 degrees. Surface breezes averaged 11.7 mph, flowing mostly from the westerly directions.
Best Bait/Lure: The billfish caught in the off shore waters were taken on rigged trolling baits.
Best Fishing Area: No specific area was given as the boats fished different areas each day.
Bait Supply: Continues to be plentiful, even with the full moon condition, and freshly caught baits for rigging continue to be available and provided as part of the charters.
Our Local Reporter: Ms. Kitcia Berenice Ceja Diaz, Special reporter for the Marina El Cid, The Aries Fleet and Mazatlan deep sea fishing results.
THE IXTAPA-ZIHUATANEJO FISHING REPORT FOR THE INDEPENDENT SPORT FISHING FLEET
According to our on-location reporter for Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, the off shore fishing took a downward turn this past week for both, off shore and in shore fishing that resulted from the full moon condition, cooler waters and off colored waters in all areas of the in shore and off shore waters. According to Captain Temo Verboonen, "we didn't see sailfish the entire week". The inshore waters are colder than normal and a darker green color that have encouraged the fish to search for better waters, a normal annual event right about Easter time.
IZ Climate: Overall, it was a pretty sunny weeks with the daytime temps averaging 85.5 degrees and nights at 70 degrees. The humidity ratio was averaging 65.4 %.
Sea Conditions: The in shore waters reflected 77-78 degrees and very green conditions and the off shore waters reflected 82-84 degrees, also off colored green. Surface breezes were flowing mostly from the westerly directions at an average of 11.7 mph.
Best Fishing Area: There was no "best fishing area" provided by any of the various sportfishers.
Best Bait, Lure: No bait report was provided.
Bait Supplies: No bait report was provided.
Our Local Reporter: Captain Temo Verboonen, Owner/Operator of the super pangas, Secuestro de Amor and Macho Banana.
THE PUERTO MORELOS FISHING REPORT FOR THE MARINA EL CID SPORT FISHING FLEET, (CANCUN TO COZUMEL AREA, CARIBBEAN)
Another excellent fishing report from the Marina El Cid Sport Fishing Fleet and Puerto Morelos fishing for the past week, provided by our ace local reporter and Marina El Cid Reservations Office. There was another up-tick in the sailfish bite this past week, even with a full moon phase and two days of inclement weather that caused port closures. The overall fish counts for a total of 42 days fished reflected 25 sailfish, 5 dorado, 51 bonito, 4 king mackerel, 3 blackfin tuna, 107 chackchi, 47 triggerfish, 1 blue runner, 6 snappers, 9 banana fish and 2 groupers.
PM Climate: There were two port closure days due to inclement weather conditions but the remainder of the week provided fair fishing weather. Daytime temps averaged 83.4 degrees and nights averaged 70.1. Humidity ratio averaged 62%.
Sea Conditions: Other than the 2 port closure days the weather was very fishable with tropical surface breezes flowing in from the easterly directions at an average of 11 mph. The water temperature remained at 81-82 degrees throughout the area.
Best Bait, Lure: The ballyhoo baits continue to be the dominating baits for this area.
Bait Supplies: An excellent supply of ballyhoo baits continues to be readily available and are provided with all charters.
Our Local Area Reporter: Ms. Lily Valdez, special fishing reporter for the Marina El Cid Sport fishing Fleet, Puerto Morelos fishing area.
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