Areas to fish and or Oil Platforms off of Veracruz? Where can I find the locations of oil platforms off of Veracruz Mexico. I have a friend that is heading down there with his boat and I will be meeting up with him in two weeks.
Have you guys been there before, and have you seen rigs offshore?
It's been a few years since I've been down there, but as far as I know, there are no offshore rigs south of the Tuxpan area, until you are waay South (and East) of Vera Cruz. Offshore of Vera Cruz and Anton Lizardo there are a number of reefs, all of which have been declared a National Park. To my knowledge, these reefs are the only structure you will find there.
I know Chris Fischer (from the tv show). You might go to the website (offshoreadventures) and check with him. He's a good guy and would be the best I can think of. Don't attach any pictures or anything as he usually gets the emails on the boat an can't do a fast connection.
We are thinking of heading to the Campeche Banks maybe else where offshore. Not really sure what the area has to offer. I have however heard of good Tuna on the outer banks this time of year and that the oil plateforms hold good fish. Not sure where everything is or distances. We have the range and willing to travel.
I have not fished down there in about 10-12 years, but years ago I did and there were some platforms off of Veracruz, to the N.East. Also out of Tecolutla and Tuxpan there were some platforms. There are also some seamounts and some neat bottom features scattered out in that area.
While not huge in numbers, there are some guys down there that do fish quite a bit. There was just a Marlin tournament in Veracruz. I am going to give you some links to a Mexican fishing forum that I read occasionally, and also some links on topics about fishing down there.
I know of a boat out of SPI that used to winter down in Campeche and Tabasco and had some real, real good fishing. It was the old "Pichora" a 50' Hatt.
When I fished down there I fished on a locals boat and basically helped them learn fishing. The big thing in that area is that it appears, at least it did to me, that the weather was better and seas much more fishable than up the coast. You might register and post a thread on this Mexican fishing forum and I bet you those guys will answer your questions and or help you out in anyway possible. The forum is all in Spanish so if you can get someone who speaks/reads it, it will be much easier. The forum is also complicated, but the section that you want is "Pesca de Altura", look for threads authored by a guy named Yusso.