Pacific Needlefish: LKA Agujon, Tylosurus pacificus
Crazy fish, fighters, kind of a pain and so so table fare at best.
Orangeside or Fileskin Triggerfish:
LKA Cochito Payaso
Edible but nothing special.
While not common knowledge in the fishing community, Mazatlan has amazing bottom fishing. Large Snook, Snapper, Seabass, Grouper and Pampano top the list. We catch 5 different species of snapper, 3 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. (LKA-Locally Known As)
Colorado Snapper: LKA Pargo Colorado, Lutjanus Colorado
Excellent table fare and put up a great fight.
Yellowfin Corvina: LKA Aleta, Cynoscion stolzmanni
Excellent table fare, one of my favorites.
Spotted Rose Snapper: LKA: Flamenco. Lutjanus guttatus
These pink fish are abundant. They don't get over 7-9 lbs. but fight well and taste great.
African Pampano: LKA Pampano, Alectis Ciliaris
These fish fight like Toros, can be good to eat but require some preparation.
Spotted Grouper: LKA Cabrilla Pinta. Epinephelus analogus This fish is excellent table-fare.
Gulf Grouper, LKA: Baqueta. Mycteroperca jordani
They are great eatin' and fun to catch. mazatlan world class fishing
The Gulf Coney: LKA Baqueta, Hyporthodus acanthistius
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)
Pacific Black Snook: LKA Robalo, Centropomus nigrescens
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.
Shortfin Mako Shark, Isurus oxyrinchus
Edible but for me a catch and release only.
Pacific Dog Snapper: LKA Pargo Prieto, Lutjanus novemfasciatus
Strong fighter, cagey and delicious eating.
Parrot Sand Bass: Paralabrax loro
A fish of guest appearances, I'm told is great to eat, I will circle back after I've tried one.
Shout out to J. Snow for ID.
Orangemouth Corvina: LKA: Chata, Cynoscion xanthulus
Caught by Ms. iFishMazatlan 2017. Excellent table fare.
Yellow Snapper: LKA: Pargo Amarillo, Lutjanus argentiventris
Fun to catch, they don't get as big as Dogtooth or Colorado but taste just as good.
Triggerfish family. Edible.
Blackblotch Pompano: LKA Pampano Trachinotus kennedyi
Great fighters, not so much for the table fare.
World Class Bottom Fishing
Barred Snapper: LKA: Coconaco. Hoplopagrus guentheri
Worthy fighters and good table fare.