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Fishing in Mazatlan, Mexico

 

Mazatlan has been known as the "Sailfish Capital of the World" for many years. Just recently, with better boats and tackle are we finding that Mazatlan is "WORLD CLASS".

 

Across the Sea of Cortez from and slightly south of Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan may receive less attention, but can offer world-class billfishing -- and at bargain-basement prices.


You can figure on a half-dozen shots on average during the sailfish season, and you wouldn't be far off most days. Pacific sailfish in this area average 70 pounds. They do get a good bit larger, however -- a 198-pound monster was taken here in 1954, still the men's 80-pound line-class world record. In most areas, sailfish season runs for several months continuously. Prime months are split here, with May-June and November-December the best bets.


Some Mazatlan charter fleets release all billfish. While not all charters automatically release sails, most will comply with anglers who request release. A run of 15 or so miles will put you in prime sailfish grounds. Rough weather is the exception here; most often, the ocean varies from calm to a light sea.

 

Convertibles in the 28- to 33-foot range have generally very experienced crews, and at $200-$450 per day, Mazatlan charter boats offer one of the Pacific's best blue-water fishing bargains.

 

Mazatlan is a great Blue, Black and Striped Marlin fishery also. Where else can you go and catch almost all the species at sometime of the year?. We also have great Swordfish, Tuna, Dorado and Wahoo. The fishing here is one of the very best things about Mazatlan!

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