7 TUNA OVER 200 POUNDS CAUGHT IN 6 FISHING TRIPS BY THE BOAT PRIME TIME
Dec. 19, 2004, Capt. Josh Temple, Prime Time Adventures, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Fishing Report:
We are enjoying an incredible bite of giant yellowfin tuna right now. In six days of Puerto Vallarta offshore fishing, we caught seven tuna over 200.
Puerto Vallarta water temperatures continued to climb this week from 78 to over 82 as a south current pushed warmer, blue water through the area. Conditions have been calm with light northwesterlies, and skies have varied between clear and partially cloudy. Predominant baits offshore are flying fish, glass minnows, and squid right now.
The Michas brothers, Adrian, 25, and Kyle, 20, were down from the East Coast, New York and North Carolina, respectively, for six days of straight fishing at Puerto Vallarta. The bite was insane....INSANE, with 150 to 275-pound fish blowing up on baits all six days, double and triple headers of tuna, billfish, and dorado, or a combination of multiple hookups on multiple species. It kept the brothers and the crew of the Prime Time busy all week.
In total, the Prime Time caught 34 yellowfin tuna, including seven fish over 200 pounds; three black marlin releases, including two 500-pound class fish; two sailfish releases; and seven dorado. The two brothers each released a tuna over 200 pounds. In total, they released 29 of the 34 tuna, four dorado, and all the billfish.
The bite was so good the anglers and crew spent over 56 straight hours offshore, opting to stay overnight on the boat for two consecutive nights, rather than drive away from the wide-open Puerto Vallarta giant tuna fishing.
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