fishing out of Mazatlan

6:20 AM departure Mazatlan marina.

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The boats were busy as trips from the previous 2 days had been cancelled due to high wind.

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Sunrise from the boat.

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Dad had taken many Mexican fishing trips in the past & was looking forward to another one.

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The anchor is welded rebar, quite flexible just-in-case it gets snagged.

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The highlight of the trip for me was an unexpected acrobatic show by California Grey whales!

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El Capitano. 18 years piloting these waters.

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We were bottom fishing. Light rods, 2 hooks baited with shrimp.

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Yvonne caught the first fish and the biggest Grouper.

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The water was choppy on the 90 minute ride out. I felt slightly seasick all day.

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We had 6 Canadians with rods in the water. Cost about US$50 / person. (Boat is US$250 plus tip for a 7hr day.)

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We were out with the Escuelo fleet, recommended by gingo locals.

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It was difficult to “feel” a hit with 200ft of line out.

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Bottom fishing you catch many small fish but have no chance at big Dorado or Marlin.

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With our haul in the cooler & much smoother seas, the trip in was relaxing.

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Giant iguana guarding the harbour.

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Disclaimer: Rick did NOT catch this fish.

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Skipper cleaning our red snapper.

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Larry from Alberta let us keep his fish.

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Dinner for 4. Yvonne’s grouper & 3 snapper. We gave the rest away.

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Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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