The Gulf Coney, Hyporthodus acanthistius, whose common Spanish and local name is baqueta, is a species in the Grouper family collectively known as cabrillas and garropas in Mexico. They are excellent table fare, of my favorite. (Thanks John)
Orangeside or Fileskin Triggerfish,
Sufflamen verres, LKA Clown Trigger
edible but nothing special.
While not common knowledge in the fishing community, Mazatlan has world-class bottom fishing. Large Snook, Snapper, Seabass, Grouper and Pampano top the list. We catch 5 different species of snapper, 5 of grouper and 3 of seabass. With the all year availability of small to large live shrimp the odds of catching these trophy fish are in your favor. If one is with the right captain and we spot mackerel, sabiki-time and we are onto hunt the the XL fish. There are also occasions where we will cast-net for Mullet and use them live which produces some amazing catches. Come check it out for yourself, call or email me for information on who to charter. All of the fish below were recently caught here in Mazatlan. Tight Lines.
Colorado Snapper: LKA Colorado. Known worldwide for their great taste and formidable fighting.
Dogtooth Snapper: LKA Pargo Prieto. This one is a beast, great fighter and delicious eating.
Barred Snapper: LKA: Coconaco. Worthy fighters and good table fare.
Spotted Rose Snapper, Lutjanus guttatus: LKA: Flamenco These pink fish are abundant. They don't get over 7-9 lbs. but fight well and taste great.
Yellow Snapper: LKA: Pargo Amarillo Fun to catch, they don't get as big as Dogtooth or Colorado. but taste just as good.
Shortfin Mako Shark, Isurus oxyrinchus
Yellowfin Curvina: LKA: Curvina Aleta Amarilla. Excellent table fare.
Orangemouth Corvina: LKA: Chata Caught by Ms. iFishMazatlan 2017. Excellent table fare.
BluntheadTriggerfish, Pseudobal-istes naufragium, LKA: cochito bota, is a species in the Triggerfish family.
Pacific Black Snook
This 14.1 lb. catch by Dan Stewart is very significant in that it was the winner of the first El cid Marina International Snook challenge 2017. Excellent table fare. Ceviche, baked, fish sticks or garlic buttered filets.
Spotted Grouper, Epinephelus analogus, LKA Cabrilla Pinta. This fish is excellent table-fare.
Gulf Grouper, Mycteroperca jordani, LKA: Baqueta. They are great eatin' and fun to catch.