ALL THE FISH SEEN ON THIS PAGE WERE CAUGHT HERE IN MAZATLAN FROM OUR TUBES
Pioneered right here in Mazatlan, Extreme Tube Fishing (ETF) is fun, exciting, and very challenging. Tube fishing itself has been around for years but taking the tubes behind the surf is something completely new. In the photos above you can see my good friend Jim Penn bringing in a nice Red Snapper. Jim is also the one who introduced me to ETF, he's been tubing here in Mazatlan since 2008 and has logged over 200 outings.
The most challenging part of ETF is the entry and exit, it requires perfect timing, great cardio, and strong legs. Once you're out there you can just sit back and fish where the surf casters can't reach casting and where boats will rarely venture. We consistently catch more fish than surfcasting primarily because of those 2 reasons. Below are some pictures of the fish we have caught in the tube.
Jim uses a net when bringing his fish in, I prefer controlling the fish with a gloved hand, it provides a curious primal feeling, especially considering that you are in the water and the fish may be tired but not injured, it is a battle. Once you have dominated the fish you then run a leader through its gills, tie it to the side of your, tube, and on to the next one. To date, the biggest that fish landed in a tube here in Mazatlan is a 24 lb. Yellowfin Curvina. That was a fight I will never forget. iFishMazatlan offers guided ETF excursions, there are strict restrictions on who we will take out given the physically challenging aspect.
DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS ON YOUR OWN. EXTREME TUBE FISHING CAN BE DANGEROUS AND SHOULD ONLY BE PRACTICED IN THE COMPANY OF AN EXPERIENCED GUIDE.
Extreme Tube Fishing in Mazatlan
Catching trophy fish behind the surf in a tube is an entirely new and exciting fishing experience.
This should be on every angler's bucket list.