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Well...I found a little internet cafe right by the dock. I will be able to provide a daily report on how we do here in Puerto Vallarta. We leave in about 15 minutes.....later!
 

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Let us know how things progress. Photo uploads would be cool.

How about a product review, Specificaly intrested in, Modelo, Pacifico, Tecate
SOL, Corona ect..
 

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Well...this report may sound like I'm trying to rub it in....but...I'm just reporting the results of day one.

Old Farts - Nothing

Young Farts - STxFisherman - 50-60 lb YFT
Argo - 25 lb. Dorado
Jose - 100 inch Sailfish

The fishing was tough on day one....maybe we'll get 'em today.
 

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I should have given a good report on PV last week but I walked into a hornet's nest at work upon my arrival back home. No time to chit chat. The marlin bite was second to none. El Blanco was hot the first day on trolled Ahi Pussy lures by Marlin Magic. We only spent 5 hours on Blanco before we headed off. I think we caught two nice blues on it.

The hottest bite was around 120 miles from PV towards Mazatlan. There was two opposing currents that you see three miles away. It was one large 7' tall line of white water in the middle of nowhere. It was over 4 miles long. A feeding frenzy was going on almost all day long on that rip. We stayed on the huge rip for 12 hours. I don't even remember one dull moment on that rip. One big blue after another. The blues were very aggressive and beat all the dolphin to the lures as soon as we put out the spread. We never even had time to place lures on the outriggers as the flat lines were being hit so fast.

To bad you guys missed the bikini jam girls. I'm sure theres probably a few still hanging around the nightclubs. I learned over the years that fish don't bite if your to tense. Just relax and have fun on the boat. Then the fish will turn on. They don't like being caught by fisherman that are all under pressure.
 

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Richard, I hope you young farts put it in gear and quit fooling with the mahi! Mahi = BAIT!

The Big E trip was not epic, but was great fun, with more great anglers! Missed having you along, but know you had a job to do! Now go catch some cows!

Tom - DBG
 

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The hottest bite was around 120 miles from PV towards Mazatlan. .
Gunsmoke, how did you get there ? On a private boat or on a charter boat ? If you went on a charter boat, can you provide detailed information ? Whenever I went to PV, I always thought about fishing around the off-limit Tres Marias Islands. :)
 

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To save me some typing time go to this post #32.

http://www.360tuna.com/forum/f18/puerto-vallarta-here-we-come-1358/index4.html#post12614

Yes, we did pass the Tres Marias Islands. The Capt. was told by the owner of the boat to just pass by and not fish. The Capt. was told that the boat would be taken and he would be thrown in the prison that is on one of the islands. He knew is was a wise tale, but he didn't want to lose his job. They looked very tropical. Rumor is that Mexico is thinking about making it a tourist trap with Casino's.
 

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We had a very good time in PV but not an outstanding outcome.

On day two, the old pharts...(in particular, McGolfer)....caught a 165 lb. yellowfin off of a kite set-up. They also caught about 5 or 6 dorado, a couple of them pushing 40 lbs. The young pharts caught 20 dorado in the 20-30 lb. range, and a few bites from marlin that did not hook up.

I was sick as a dog the whole trip and did not even fish on day three. One of the worst sinus/chest infections that I have ever had....even my eyes became involved.

Day three....Vance (Dr. Shark) brought a 500 lb. blue marlin to the boat. The old pharts also caught a couple of small yft (about 30 lbs.) The other two young pharts caught more dorado but asked the captain to go after marlin and tuna. They did not catch any and came in early.

Puerto Vallarta is a beautiful place....Marina Vallarta is a great place to stay with nice restaurants and accomodations.

Thanks go out to Pacifico´s group and Juan´s group on the Top Gun....they were great.
 

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Old pharts whooooped up on yall youngins purty bad!!! hehe.. SOunds like yall all had a good time!!

SICK?!?!? Did you get ahold of a bad piece of "Candy"???? lol.
 

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Dang, sorry to hear about you getting sick Richard.. I was hoping that you guys would've gotten some monsters.. Looking forward to some pics
 

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Did you guys take any fishing gear to PV. We lost a Carpenter jigging rod with a new 665-2 speed over Labor Day down there.:eek: That was the only gear we brought besides the 30 Marlin trolling lures I took. I also left them on the boat as we were in a hurry to find a plane. My mistake as they averaged about 65 bucks each:eek:

It's good just to leave the country and do some fishing. Glad to see you got away and fished a different location besides the GOM. Did you find yourself a cow at the nightclubs?:)
 

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I was sick as a dog the whole trip and did not even fish on day three. One of the worst sinus/chest infections that I have ever had....even my eyes became involved..

To me, this screams of sabotage!!! Yes, sabotage!! Did you consume any beverage or food that had passed through the Shark's hands? Did he bring the Heifer Dust, crazy stick, purple paint, or anything representing an evil concoction or fluid? I think you were poisoned!

Richard, sorry to hear you were sick. It looks like you made the most out of the situation. I just wish feeling bad followed an epic marlin, tuna, and night of celebration.
 

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I still think one of them old pharts loosened my drag on my spinning reel on the TFF Cinco Tuna trip...LOL!! I thought I had a WHALE of a YFT until I realized I had about 5 pounds of drag.... It had been set earlier to 20#... LOL!!
 

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Glad to see you got away and fished a different location besides the GOM. Did you find yourself a cow at the nightclubs?:)

What Happens in Vallarta stays in Vallarta.....:D
 

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WOW!! That's a big tuna! Congratulations Rick!
 

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Did you guys take any fishing gear to PV. We lost a Carpenter jigging rod with a new 665-2 speed over Labor Day down there.:eek: That was the only gear we brought besides the 30 Marlin trolling lures I took. I also left them on the boat as we were in a hurry to find a plane. My mistake as they averaged about 65 bucks each:eek:

It's good just to leave the country and do some fishing. Glad to see you got away and fished a different location besides the GOM. Did you find yourself a cow at the nightclubs?:)


I am sure the captain didnt throw the lures overboard.

Congrats on the big tuna .
 
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