6:20 AM departure Mazatlan marina.
The boats were busy as trips from the previous 2 days had been cancelled due to high wind.
Sunrise from the boat.
Dad had taken many Mexican fishing trips in the past & was looking forward to another one.
The anchor is welded rebar, quite flexible just-in-case it gets snagged.
The highlight of the trip for me was an unexpected acrobatic show by California Grey whales!
El Capitano. 18 years piloting these waters.
We were bottom fishing. Light rods, 2 hooks baited with shrimp.
Yvonne caught the first fish and the biggest Grouper.
The water was choppy on the 90 minute ride out. I felt slightly seasick all day.
We had 6 Canadians with rods in the water. Cost about US$50 / person. (Boat is US$250 plus tip for a 7hr day.)
We were out with the Escuelo fleet, recommended by gingo locals.
It was difficult to “feel” a hit with 200ft of line out.
Bottom fishing you catch many small fish but have no chance at big Dorado or Marlin.
With our haul in the cooler & much smoother seas, the trip in was relaxing.
Giant iguana guarding the harbour.
Disclaimer: Rick did NOT catch this fish.
Skipper cleaning our red snapper.
Larry from Alberta let us keep his fish.
Dinner for 4. Yvonne’s grouper & 3 snapper. We gave the rest away.