Message Board: Cortez Yacht Charters Mazatlan
MEXICO SPORT FISHING REPORTS
THE CABO SAN LUCAS FISHING REPORT FOR THE GAVIOTA SPORTFISHING FLEET AND FISH CABO FLEET
The Fish Cabo and the Gaviota IV caught and released the only stripers this past week in what has been a very difficult fishing week for the anglers. While a few stripers are being seen, they are almost all the non-biter types and adding more fishing difficulty to the days. The overall fish count for a combined total of 36 days fished reflected 2 stripers released, 2 dorado, 27 yellowfin tuna, (all school sized fish, 10-20 lb. fish)) 19 skipjack, 7 roosterfish, 47 Sierra, 3 triggerfish and 5 toro.
Cabo Climate: An overall sunny week with clear days that averaged 73 degrees and cool nights that averaged 57 degrees. Bring a jacket for the mornings.
Sea Conditions: Water temps are still falling. On the Pacific side, from the Finger Bank to Cristobal Ridge, all at 69 degrees. Just south of Cristobal and out to the thousand fathom curve and on up to Las Frailes, all at 71 degrees. Outside the 1000 fathom curve and from the 95 fathom spot to the Cabrillo Sea Mount, rises to 72-74 degrees. Surface breezes flowing mostly from the southwest at an average of about 9.9 mph.
Best Fishing Area: No particular fishing area was mentioned by the entire fleet.
Best Bait-Lures: The yellowfin tuna and miscellaneous skipjack were mostly caught on tuna feathers and smaller artificials.
Bait Supply: Live bait supply remains very good and is still at the $3.00 per bait rate.
Our Local Reporters: Gaviota Fleet Dock Manager, Carlos Pena and Captain Roberto Marquez, Fish Cabo Flee, both reporting.
THE MAZATLAN FISHING REPORT FOR THE ARIES SPORTFISHING FLEET, (MARINA EL CID AND EL CID MEGA RESORT, PACIFIC)
The waters have started cooling off from inshore to off shore and the sailfish seemed to have left the area and turned it over to the Pacific striped marlin. This past week was a 50%-50% week for the anglers and reflected the fish9ing results for 10 days fished at 5 stripers, (1 released) and 3 dorado. The inshore fishing reflected 5 days fished that produced 46 red snappers, 22 seabass, 15 triggerfish and 23 Sierras for the anglers and overall, provided very good action for the inshore anglers.
Mazatlan Climate: Daytime temps averaged 76 degrees and nights were cooler and averaged 51.2 degrees. Overall, it was a sunny and nice week with only a single day that was partly cloudy.
Sea Conditions: Water temps inshore were at 69 degrees and moved up to 74 degrees in the off shore waters. Surface breezes were flowing in from the northwesterly directions and averaged about 10 mph. Overall, the surface was calm and very fishable through the week.
Best Fishing Area: There was no particular fishing area that was given a preference and the fleet continued to start at about 18 miles and fish toward the southwest and offshore areas.
Best Bait/Lures: The rigged trolling baits were best for the billfish and the dorado.
Bait Supply: A very good bait supply for he freshly caught baits used for rigging & trolling and live bait was also available at the $1.00 per bait rate.
Our Local Reporter: Ms. Kitcia Berenice Ceja Diaz, The Aries Fleet and Mazatlan Fishing Reporter.
THE IXTAPA-ZIHUATANEJO FISHING REPORT FOR THE INDEPENDENT SPORTFISHING FLEET
Captain Temo Verboonen summed it all up in a single word in describing the overall fishing this past week in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. He described it as, "Incredible" in the very near off shore waters, just west of Ixtapa, where the sailfish were prolific and providing multiple strikes for the anglers and many releases. Adding to the hot bite actions from the sailfish were plenty of smaller stripers and some quality sized dorado adding to the daily action that literally extended from about 5 miles to the west of Ixtapa and on out to the 15 mile mark. Rigged baits were unquestionably the baits of choice but even with that, there were occasional billfish being caught fishing inshore tight to the white rocks at the island as the anglers were trying to catch a few jack crevalles using poppers. The area around Troncones was producing a good bite on Sierras and bonitos. Overall, the action was as good as it gets and the anglers were kept very busy with the fishing action. Adding to the good fishing was the calm season and very nice overall weather conditions for the area.
IZ Climate: Near picture perfect weather for the visitors with an average of 83 degrees daytime temps and 70 degrees average for the nights. Humidity ratio holding about 69% average.
Sea Conditions: Tropical surface breezes flowing in from the southwest at about 8.75 mph average. Water temps inshore at 80 degrees and rising to 81.5 in the near off shore waters.
Best Fishing Areas: Starting at about 5 miles west of Ixtapa and stretching out o the 15 mile mark for the billfish and dorados.
Best Bait/Lures: Freshly caught baits for rigging were the favorite bait and producing all the action an angler wanted with plenty of daily billfish releases.
Our Local Reporter: Captain Temo Verboonen, owner of the Secuestro De Amor and Macho Banana, 25' super pangas.
THE PUERTO MORELOS FISHING REPORT FOR THE MARINA EL CID SPORTFISHING FLEET, (CANCUN TO COZUMEL AREA, CARIBBEAN)
It was a really good week's fishing from Puerto Morelos and finally, a turn to some very good fishing weather, too. The overall catch report for the 21 days fished reflected 1 sailfish, 31 bonito, 4 giant Atlantic barracuda, 40 chackchi, 21 triggerfish, 4 snappers, 8 king mackerel, 2 amberjack, 1 blue runner, 5 grouper, 21 banana fish and 2 blackfin tuna.
PM Climate: Superb climate with daytime temps averaging 84.5 degrees and nights at 71 degrees. Humidity ratio was 72% average for the week. While most of the days were partly cloudy, Sunday was the only day to cause a small threat for a few afternoon thunder showers.
Sea Conditions: Water temps holding stable at an 80 degree average. Tropical sea surface breezes flowing in from the easterly directions and averaged about 10 mph.
Best Bait for this area: The surplus of the ballyhoo availability continues to keep the fleet well provided with freshly caught bait for rigging and trolling, all provided s part of the charters.
Bait Supply: There continues to be an enormous surplus of the freshly caught ballyhoo baits that provide the fleet on a daily basis.
Our Local Reporter: Ms. Lily Valdez, Marina El Cid Reservations Office
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