Mazatlan offers a wealth of fishing species, from the pelagics such as marlin and tuna to coastal species such as snook and snapper, among others.
The type of fishing varies according to the season, the summer months are usually the best for fishing large or "deep sea", and the winter months the best fishing in the coastal area.
The largest fishing action packed with the arrival of Dorado around May. Their abundance and strength make it one of the ideal species for fishing.
During the winter the action is concentrated on the coast, when the fish retreat to the shore due to the cooling water and other factors. The advantage of shore fishing is that it can become shorter and more suitable for people who are not used to going out to sea.
Among the best places for freshwater fishing in Mazatlan are Picacho's Lake and El Salto Lake.