Puerto Vallarta, Mexico



June 13, 2004, Kim Moore, Charter Dreams, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Fishing Report:

Puerto Vallarta fishing is heating up. It's going to be a GOOD season. The hotter it gets, the bigger the fish! That’s what we say in Puerto Vallarta. There is great Puerto Vallarta fishing action in a lot of different places this week. Inside the bay along the trash lines (from our evening rains) and at the color changes we are picking up medium sized dorado (mahi-mahi) and LOTS of sailfish! Early in the week the sailfish were a few miles off Punta Mita but Wed. the action moved inside the bay.

Many Puerto Vallarta boats reporting 2-4 sailfish hook ups each day. There were also quite a few small yellowfin around the Yelapa area on the south side of the bay as well. At Corbetena (38 miles offshore), there have been 4 nice marlin (350 lb. range) caught this week and some small yellowfin tuna. The big tuna have been spotted jumping but they don’t seem to want to bite yet. We are just days away from the New Moon so we expect the “grande” tuna to start biting the end of this week!

Puerto Vallarta water was crystal clear early in the week then it clouded up midweek and ended up clear by the end of the week. El Banco has many schools of the 15- 50 lb. yellowfin tuna producing some nonstop action in and around the spinner dolphin schools. Water temp is 84 degrees. We are having warm, sunny days with evening showers that cool things down nicely.

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