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Black Marlin
(Makaira Indika)
125-300 lbs Avg.

Blue Marlin
(Makaira)
125-300 lbs Avg.

Striped Marlin
(Tetrapturus Audax)
125-250 lbs Avg.

Swordfish
(Xiphias Gladius)
200-500 lbs Avg.

Sailfish
(Istiophorus Platypterus)
60-80 lbs Avg.

Dolphin/Dorado
Mahi Mahi

(Coryphaena Hippurus)
10-30 lbs Avg.
May reach 80 lbs.

Yellowfin Tuna
(Thunnus Albacares)
20-40 lbs Avg.
Up to 388 lbs.

Wahoo
(Acanthocybium Solanderi)
30-60 lbs Avg.
Up to 150 lbs.

Skipjack
(Katsuwonus Pelamis)
5-10 lbs Avg.
Up to 50 lbs.

Bonito
(Sarda Chiliensis)

skipjack in mazatlan

 

SKIPJACK
Scombridae, MACKEREL and TUNAS
Euthynnus pelamis

The Skipjack is somewhat similar to the Bonito with the body shaped somewhat like a cigar and is tapered at both ends. The mouth is large while their nose is sharply pointed. The back is dark blue to purple while becoming silvery or white below. The difference between the Bonito and Skipjack is that you will find four to six horizontal dark stripes on the belly of the Skipjack, while the Bonito have the dark stripes on their back.

Skipjack can be caught here in Mazatlan Mexico just about year round as long as the water is relatively warm about 68 degrees faranheit.

The skipjack will average from 5 to 10 lbs but may reach up to 50 lbs.

Skipjack can be caught just about the same way as Bonito by trolling and as well live bait fishing. The preffered method here is to find the schools by trolling feathers.

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