GOOD OFFSHORE FISHING TRIP ON THE BOAT YOLARAY
July 10, 2005, Andrew Pickerel, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Fishing Trip Report:
I and Yutaka Suganuma went to Puerto Vallarta for fishing the first week of July.
We had a great Sunday when we went Roca Corbetena on the boat Yolaray. Life everywhere, baby flyers being munched by large skipjack that were being eaten by good sized tuna and even some hammerhead sharks.
We released 3 sailfish that day, had 2 missed knockdowns on trolled skippies, and caught 2 tuna over 100 lbs, including a nice 140lber caught by Yutaka. He caught this fish on a flylined goggle-eye fishing 90 lb fluorocarbon. Captain Manny was the skipper and Tony Ocaranza was the mate. We had a great time, with great crew and a great boat, the Yolaray.
That fishing day was July 3rd. Water temperatures were 78-81 degrees, and the water was very blue, an improvement from the patchy green areas we had seen the day before. Sea conditions were bumpy in the morning but flat calm by 1 in the afternoon. Cabs were a $1 a bait and easy to get, one of the reasons I love Puerto Vallarta over Cabo as I've heard of the cabs getting close to $3 a bait over there. We made skippies at Corbetena. It was tough at times as they were eating baby flyers, and when we did make them they were a bit larger than desired, in the 8 lb class. The 2-3 lb skippies are much preferred.
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