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Mazatlán Fishing Charters

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If you’re looking for a blend of culture, beaches, and serious angling action, then you can’t beat Mazatlán. This bustling city is home to historical landmarks, a 21-mile long boardwalk, and access to world-class deep sea fishing grounds. It’s no surprise, then, that a Mazatlán fishing adventure is top of the list of things to do here. 
Inshore mangroves and estuaries are the first thing that catch an angler’s eye downtown. Spend your time exploring these productive shallow waters, and you could get your hands on local delicacies, such as Corvina, Pompano, and Jacks, along with exotic Roosterfish and strong Snook. Head a little further out, and the reefs are home to prized Groupers, Snappers, Seabass, and Amberjack.
And, as if that wasn’t enough, you’re just a stone’s throw from the mouth of the Sea of Cortez. The unusually warm water here attracts Sailfish and Mahi Mahi to within just a couple of miles from shore. Head out to the deep, and Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin are on the cards, along with delicious Tuna, and even Swordfish if you’ve got gear to take your bait deep enough!
With such a range of fishing grounds, it’s no surprise that Mazatlán fishing charters have plenty of trips on offer, too. Half day trips can take you to the shallows and out to the reefs, while a full day trip can see you explore the riches of the Sea of Cortez. If you want to get your hands on the true monsters, though, an extended full day trip to the Pacifc is your best bet!

Rules & Regulations

Mazatlán fishing charters usually come with licenses covered for all on board. However, we suggest you check with your captain as it’s not always the case. Your professional guide will also make sure that you stick to all local bag and size limits. 
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Fishing in Mazatlán in January is great whatever the depth. Striped Marlin roam the bluewaters, Snook swarm the shallows, and Snapper and Grouper can be found on the reefs.


Mazatlán Carnival has been running since 1898 and is reportedly the biggest in Latin America behind Rio. See the parades and the beauty pageants, then head offshore for some daytime Swordfishing.


Inshore anglers won’t be disappointed by the fishing in March. Snook, Jack Crevalle, and Cero Mackerel are on fire, and you can run into Roosterfish and Mullet Snapper in the estuaries, too.


The Sailfish bite picks up in April and Striped Marlin are still going strong. Mahi Mahi arrive in big numbers offshore and Roosterfish show up in force in the shallows.


The first few Blue Marlin show up in May, just as the Striped Marlin bite starts to cool off. Sailfish and Mahi Mahi are in full swing, and there are plenty of Tuna, too. Get out there and hook one!


Big game season really gets going in June, with Blue and Black Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and Yellowfin Tuna. Inshore, this is your last chance for awesome Snook fishing and the Roosterfish are biting hard.


Blue and Black Marlin are at their peak, as are Sailfish. This is your best chance of landing a Billfish Slam, if you can take the heat. Beware, the mercury can rise above 90 pretty easily.


The summer sun burns on throughout August. Head offshore to get some air and try your luck at Billfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Tuna. Otherwise, take on huge Roosterfish in the shallows.


September 16th is Mexican Independence Day. Crowds gather to remember the grito (shout) that kicked it all off. Escape the noise by hitting the water in search of Roosterfish and Marlin.


October is the last month of Mazatlán's world-famous Bull Mahi season. Head out for your chance to beat the town’s record – a monster 83-pounder hauled aboard in the ‘70s.


November marks the most iconic festival in the Mexican calendar: el Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). See the parades then get offshore to enjoy the end of peak Billfish season.


With average highs of 80 degrees and four different Billfish to target, you couldn’t ask for a better place to spend the holidays. Hit the reefs and hook up some Snapper for a real festive feast.

Mazatlán Fishing Calendar

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Tim J. fished with Aqua Sports – 28' Super Panga on February 3, 2021
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Marlin weren’t out but caught tons of grouper
3/4 day charter with Captain Tony and Sergio on Mahi
Brian M. fished with Aqua Sports – 28' Super Panga on June 27, 2019
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We prefer bottom fishing over deep sea. There are more fish and more action
6 hour trip on 2 boats
Ethan S. fished with Bibi Fleet – 26’ Mahi Dreamer on June 18, 2019
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Bring Dramamine and sunscreen, and it is not a guaranty that you will catch fish.
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Harold R. fished with Pepe's Fleet - 28' Sport Panga on April 16, 2019
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Bring some extra food for yourself especially if you are a big eater. This is a long time to be out on the water if you get hungry. Also confirm the amount of time out on the water and expected time to be at the dock. I thought that we had enough time for some bottom fishing like an hour or so as we had a late start and came back early. Our 8 hour trip was only around 6 hours. Also if you catch a fish get some clarity before you leave as we where told that you can take the fish to a restaurant for them to cook for you or back to your resort. I caught a marlin and we came back with it whole and we didnt leave with it.
Full day trip with Captain Alex
Brian J. fished with Bibi Fleet – 40’ Paty C on March 27, 2018
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Go to marina as early as possible to avoid morning fog.
Six hr trip.
Joe M. fished with Bibi Fleet – 26’ Mahi Dreamer on October 3, 2017
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Ck best time to catch species looking to target.