SOME SMALLER TUNA AND DORADO CAUGHT IN MARCH OFFSHORE FISHING
March 4, 2005, Manny Ocaranza, Yolaray, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Fishing Report:
Fishing at Puerto Vallarta was normal for this first week of March. Roca Corbetena continued to be the favored location for yellowfin tuna. With the water temperature at 75 to 76 degrees, the good news is that the water color is clear, which seems to be enough since the tuna and dorado are still biting.
On Monday, my friend Juan Pablo Moll Jr. and I went out fishing toward Roca Corbetena. It was perfect. We flew the kite and had good results with three tuna of 50 to 60 pounds caught with live caballito. We were lucky to find a group of porpoise with tuna under them at 14 miles southwest of Roca Corbetena.
Afterwards, we returned to the rock and kept fishing with the kite around the reef, and we had luck on two dorado of about 20 and 25 pounds.
On Monday, we had another successful day at Roca Corbetena, with two tuna of 50 and 70 pounds on caballito, and three dorado on lures, all caught southwest of the rock.
Fishing conditions at Puerto Vallarta have been okay for the kite, with winds from the north, but fishing has been a little slow, and we are hoping for better results in the coming days.
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