Puerto Vallarta, Mexico



Sept. 17, 2005, Danny Osuna, Marla's Sportfishing, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Fishing Report:

Angler Eric Steel of Pacifica, Calif., caught his 302 pound cow yellowfin tuna on the Marla 2 with Capt. Danny Osuna, fishing in Puerto Vallarta waters. After, he released a blue marlin, after leadering 2 other tunas weighing near 200 pounds. Water temperature is 90, and the water color is changing. Today it was green, but there are big fish still there waiting for the live skipjack tuna candy. There is a little swell and a little south wind blowing 6 to 8 knots. All these fish were caught at the banks, the tuna hole.

Eric and his friend Jim had fished for the last three days, the first day with Capt. Scott from the Marla 3, and they caught a 275 pound cow tuna and a grander black marlin which was released after 25 minutes using a 80W 2 speed Penn International with 200 pound braided line, and they released a sailfish too. This was on Sept. 15th.

Their second day of fishing on Sept. 15th, fishing on the Marla 2, they caught a 255 pound cow tuna and three others around 190 to 180 pounds.

Sept. 13-14, 2005, Danny Osuna, Marla's Sportfishing, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Fishing Report:

Yellowfin tuna of 260 lbs and 312 lbs were caught on the second day of fishing by Wayne Smith from Ventura, Calif., and Matt Horbour from Thousand Oaks, Calif. We also missed 1 more fish that we figure was around 250 pounds, using slow trolled skippies as bait on the banks. Puerto Vallarta fishing water temperature was a little more warmer but it did not make any difference because they were biting like crazy.

On Sept. 13, 2005, Matt Harbour from Thousand Oaks, Calif., caught a 300 pound tuna on the Marla 2, fishing the Puerto Vallarta. The water was flat calm, no wind, perfect water temp, 88 degrees, blue water, tons of skippies and hungry tunas. We end up catching 3 tunas, one 190 lbs, 275 lbs, and a 300 lbs, on their first day of fishing.

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