CHARTER DREAMS FISHING ON PUNTA MITA FLOATING PALAPAS
Jan. 29, 2005, Kim Moore, Charter Dreams, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Fishing Report:
Perfect fishing weather in Puerto Vallarta made any day on the water a good one! The fishing in Puerto Vallarta has been a little spotty, especially with the full moon. Early in the week we had fairly good luck on “the palapas” or floating palm leaves put out by Puerto Vallarta commercial fishermen right off Punta Mita. The dorado (mahi-mahi) love hanging underneath these, and if you can get there before all the other boats arrive there can be some nice action casting live goggle eyes.
There were also wahoo and several sailfish brought in this week. There were reports of lots of nice size tunas and blue marlin schooling at El Banco, however, only a few being reported caught. Thursday and Friday delivered a heavy chop on the ocean which made Puerto Vallarta fishing tough. This is normal for this time of year but the incredible weather and whale watching seem to save the charters!
The fishing catch of the week was by the Mallery Family from Minnesota aboard “A Hooker”. Jim Mallery landed his dream sailfish while the rest of the family landed 4 nice dorado. Chris Gavron got some extraordinary photos of the sailfish jumping in the water!
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