MANY LARGE YELLOWFIN TUNA SEEN AT ROCA CORBETENA
Sept. 18, 2005, Bob Manroe, K.W.'s Karma, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Fishing Trip Report:
The fishing in Puerto Vallarta was very good again this week. The action was at El Bajo. We went to Corbetena yesterday just to check it out. The water was off color and there was no bait. The water at the bank was between 89 and 92 degrees, the warmest I've seen. Fishing water has still been mostly green with patches of blue passing through.
There are large amounts of huge yellowfin tuna. They seem to be a little boat and line shy. We had 7 black marlin strikes in five days of fishing but none stuck. There were several blacks in the 400 pound class caught and a reported 700 pounder released by the local charter boat Marla yesterday.
Our best fishing times came in the late afternoon after most boats had left. In five days of fishing I caught 10 tuna of 200 pounds to 260 pounds, releasing 3. I lost several more fishing with 40 and 60 pound test. What a week. I'm tired, the crew is tired, and we are going home.
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