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Mazatlan fishing articles, maps, fishing reports, peak seasons, hot spots, and vacation travel information for the top sportfishing locations of Mazatlan, Mexico.

Mazatlan sportfishing waters are centered about one-third the way down Mexico's Pacific coast and the city of Mazatlan itself sits at about 23 degrees north latitude, just a few miles south of the Tropic of Cancer at 23 degrees, 30 minutes north.

Thus, fishing at Mazatlan is characterized by both tropical and temperate influences and Mazatlan's sport fishing action might be thought of as being at the extreme southern limit of the Sea of Cortez's temperate waters, and also at the extreme northern end of Mexico's purely tropical fishery extending to the Guatemalan border.

Offshore fishing water temperatures in the Mazatlan area therefore may climb into the high-80s in midsummer, accompanied by warm, humid tropical weather, but stiff northern winds and currents may also bring water temperatures as low as the mid-60s in February or March.

This range of water temperatures brings major offshore fish species such as striped marlin during the cooler water winter months of December through May, and warm water game fish such as sailfish, dorado, and black and blue marlin from June through November. Offshore runs also catch yellowfin tuna, wahoo and mako shark, and are generally of medium length, averaging about 20 to 25 miles, and generally towards the southwest. Fishing at Mazatlan is year-round, however, so runs of offshore species such as dorado and yellowfin tuna may occur in any month.

In addition, inshore bottom fishing at Mazatlan is good for an unusually wide variety of species including snook, true red snapper or huachinango, triggerfish, sierra, various grouper and bass species, roosterfish, pompano, corvina, mixed jacks, mojarra, and a large variety of assorted surface and bottom fish species. Guided surf fishing along beaches north of the city can be excellent for roosterfish into the 30-pound class. This inshore fishing, usually from super pangas or similar boats, can be so productive in nearby Mazatlan waters during the warmer months that it sometimes reaches epic "wide-open" proportions, and self-restraint must be exercised, especially by the casual, vacationing angler who may not be familiar with Mexican sportfishing bag limits or with the potential damage to the fishery that can be done by "loading up" unnecessarily.

Mazatlan also offers freshwater black bass fishing at two nearby world famous lakes, El Salto and Comedero.

In addition to its inshore, offshore, and freshwater bass lake fishing, Mazatlan is also a large, traditional but modern Mexican city with a rich cultural life and a population of about half-a-million people. Mazatlan has an international airport and offers a full range of vacation infrastructure and activities including cultural events, water sports, golf and tennis, miles of beautiful beaches, hotels, resorts, and restaurants. The famous Mazatlan Carnival is said to be second only to that of Rio de Janeiro.

Mazatlan's many sportfishing fleets are located in several areas including Marina Mazatlan, in the traditional main harbor fronting the town's historic district, and a few miles north in the Marina el Cid area. The city is home to some of Mexico's largest commercial fishing fleets and a highly developed vacation travel industry of half-a-century's standing. Sportfishing charter boats of every description, ranging from humble skiffs to large yachts, are available through a host of hotels and booking agents.

Mazatlan's rich sportfishing heritage is one of Mexico's oldest and reaches back into the 1960s when famous movie stars came to fish at an undiscovered farming and commercial fishing town that billed itself as "The Pearl of the Pacific," "The Billfish Capitol of the World," and "The Sailfish Capitol of the World." Today's Mazatlan has grown into a world class vacation resort complex where fishing is almost overshadowed, but the fleets are still there, and the offshore and inshore fishing opportunities of the Mazatlan area still attract anglers year-round.

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Archived Mazatlan Sportfishing Reports:
March 2, 2007, Mixed fishing for billfish, jacks, and red snapper.
Feb. 23, 2007, Slower offshore fishing in cooler water temperatures.
Feb. 16, 2007, Jack crevalle hitting anything for inshore fishing boats.
Feb. 9, 2007, Inshore fishing hot on sierra and jack crevalle.
Feb. 2, 2007, Yellowfin tuna over 100 pounds still hitting for offshore fishing boats.
Jan. 19, 2007, Big yellowfin tuna bite for Aries Fleet boats.
Jan. 12, 2007, Big sierra counts for boats fishing out of Marina El Cid.
Jan. 5, 2007, Winter sierra fishing turns on for Mazatlan sportfishing boats.
Oct. 14, 2006, Mainland Mexico trip to Mazatlan by Baja's Mike Kanzler.
Oct. 13, 2006, Mazatlan inshore pangas score easy mixed fish limits.
Sept. 29, 2006, Top Sportfishing Catches For Aries Fleet Include A 300-Pound Blue Marlin, Larry Edwards.
Sept. 17, 2006, Bibi Fleet Fishing Boats Unharmed By Storm Lane At Mazatlan, Mexico, Tadeo Hernandez.
Sept. 8, 2006, Larry Edwards, Few Anglers Out Of Mazatlan's Marina El Cid.
Aug. 31, 2006, Job Othoniel, Saltwater And Freshwater Bass Reports.
Aug. 28, 2006, Yellowfin Tuna On Porpoise, Tadeo Hernandez, Flota Bibi Fleet.
Aug. 25, 2006, Job Othoniel, ifishmexico.com, Mazatlan and Lake El Salto.
Aug. 11, 2006, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico fishing report.
Aug. 4, 2006, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, New charter boat Aries IX lands 330-pound blue marlin.
July 21, 2006, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Limits or near-limits of dorado caught daily by Aries Fleet.
July 14, 2006, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Full moon slows down Mazatlan offshore bite.
July 7, 2006, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Another good dorado week for Aries Fleet boats.
July 7, 2006, Tadeo Hernandez, Flota Bibi Fleet charter fishing report for Mazatlan, Mexico.
June 30, 2006, More easy limit dorado fishing for Aries Fleet offshore boats, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters.
June 25, 2006, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, 300-pound class blue marlin landed aboard the Aries VI.
June 16, 2006, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, first Aries Fleet blue marlin of the season.
June 9, 2006, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan offshore bite slows down.
June 6, 2006, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Aries Fleet Fishing at Mazatlan.
Jan. 27, 2006, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Sportfishing Report.
Jan. 20, 2006, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Sportfishing Report.
Jan. 20, 2006, Tadeo Hernandez, Flota Bibi Fleet, Mazatlan, Mexico Sportfishing Report.
Jan. 13, 2006, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Sportfishing Report.
Jan. 6, 2006, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Sportfishing Report.
Dec. 30, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Sportfishing Report.
Dec. 19, 2005, Perry Veasey, Mazatlan, Mexico Sportfishing Report.
Dec. 16, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Sportfishing Report.
Dec. 9, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Sportfishing Report.
Dec. 2, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
Nov. 25, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
Nov. 16, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
Nov. 2, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
Oct. 26, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
Oct. 14, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
Oct. 7, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
Sept. 30, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
Sept. 25, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
Sept. 16, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
Sept. 11, 2005, Tadeo Hernandez, Flota Bibi Fleet, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
Sept. 9, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
Sept. 2, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
Aug. 26, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
Aug. 20, 2005, Tadeo Hernandez, Flota Bibi Fleet, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
Aug. 19, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
Aug. 12, 2005, Gray Palmeter, Vikings Fleet, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
Aug. 12, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
Aug. 8, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
July 29, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
July 29, 2005, Bill Heimpel, Star Fleet, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
July 22, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
July 16, 2005, Bill Heimpel, Star Fleet, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
July 15, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
July 8, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
July 1, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
June 26, 2005, Gray Palmeter, Vikings Fleet, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
June 24, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
June 17, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
June 10, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
June 4, 2005, Gray Palmeter, Vikings Fleet, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
June 3, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
May 27, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
May 24, 2005, Bill Heimpel, Star Fleet, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
May 20, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
May 15, 2005, Gary Black, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
May 13, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
May 6, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
April 29, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
April 22, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
April 20, 2005, Bill Heimpel, Star Fleet, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
April 15, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
April 8, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
April 1, 2004, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
March 18, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
March 11, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
March 4, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
Feb. 25, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
Feb. 18, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
Feb. 11-17, 2005, Gary Palmeter, Vikings Fleet, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
Feb. 12, 2005, Tadeo Hernandez, Flota Bibi Fleet, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
Feb. 11, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
Feb. 5, 2005, Tadeo Hernandez, Flota Bibi Fleet, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
Feb. 4, 2004, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
Feb. 2, 2005, Gray Palmeter, Vikings Fleet, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing report.
Jan. 28, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
Jan. 21, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
Jan. 15, 2004, Steve Hubchen, Mazatlan, Mexico Surf Fishing Report.
Jan. 14, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
Jan. 7, 2005, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan, Mexico Fishing Report.
Dec. 31, 2004, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan Fishing Report.
Dec. 24, 2004, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan Fishing Report.
Dec. 18, 2004, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan Fishing Report.
Dec. 12-18, 2004, Tadeo Hernandez, Flota Bibi Fleet, Mazatlan Fishing Report.
Dec. 10, 2004, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan Fishing Report.
Nov. 14, 2004, Tadeo Hernandez, Flota Bibi Fleet, Mazatlan Fishing Report.
Nov. 11, 2004, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan Fishing Report.
Nov. 4, 2004, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan Fishing Report.
Oct. 30, 2004, Tadeo Hernandez, Flota Bibi Fleet, Mazatlan Fishing Report.
Oct. 29, 2004, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan Fishing Report.
Oct. 21, 2004, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan Fishing.
Oct. 15, 2004, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan Fishing.
Oct. 9, 2004, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan Fishing.
Oct. 3, 2004, Tadeo Hernandez, Flota Bibi Fleet, Mazatlan Fishing.
Oct. 1, 2004, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan Fishing.
Sept. 30, 2004, Bill Heimpel, Starfleet, Mazatlan Fishing.
Sept. 24, 2004, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan Fishing.
Sept. 12-18, 2004, Tadeo Hernandez, Flota Bibi Fleet, Mazatlan Fishing Fleet Report.
Sept. 17, 2004, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan Fishing Fleet Report.
Sept. 9, 2004, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan Fishing.
Sept. 3, 2004, Mazatlan Fishing, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters.
Aug. 27, 2004, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan Fishing Report.
Aug. 22, 2004, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan fishing report.
Aug. 6, 2004, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan Fishing.
Aug. 1, 2004, Tadeo Hernandez, Flota Bibi Fleet, Mazatlan Fishing.
July 30, 2004, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Aries Fleet, Mazatlan Fishing.
July 23, 2004, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan Fishing Report for Aries Fleet, Marina el Cid.
July 15, 2004, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan Fishing Report.
June 18, 2004, Larry Edwards, Cortez Yacht Charters, Mazatlan Fishing Report for Aries Fleet.

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