Bottom Fishing Mazatlan

10 years ago at our LAST family reunion in Mazatlan we enjoyed some great fishing.

This time we hired Captain Johnny with the Aries Fleet out of Marina El Cid. We departed at dawn.

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In a simple but functional boat, Johnny took us north up the coast to some of his favourite spots.

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Our bait was a combination of frozen and LIVE shrimp (extra $35 / 200).

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Immediately we began to haul up dozens of small Snapper like this.

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It was soon obvious that everyone was catching far more fish than me … despite my unique technique on the reel. 🙂

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Rob and Yvonne finally broke into the beer and selfies.

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Johnny moved us around many times. If we went more than 5 minutes without reeling in a fish, it was time to go.

Within a few hours we had 80 or more fish in the boat. Johnny got us back to Marina El Cid at 1pm.

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We kept perhaps 10 fish: Snapper and Trigger. For a few bucks one of the guys on the dock cleaned them.

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The scraps went to catfish or pelicans.

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The excellent restaurant at the marina was happy to cook up half our catch at no extra cost.

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Mom opted for salad.

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A good day.

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Rick Mc

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

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