Puerto Vallarta, Mexico



Oct. 16, 2005, Kurt Hjort, Esperanza Sportfishing, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Fishing Report:

The fishing herre in Puerto Vallarta has just been hot the last week. Tunas and marlin have been taken all week long and most Puerto Vallarta boats have been fishing the Corbeteña area.

It has been a live bait show out there with most boats getting baits early and not waiting long for the big boys to hit.

Fishing this week on the Esperanza, Charlie and Laura Keller of Houston fished 4 days and were rewarded with 2 sailfish released, numerous dorados, and small tunas to 100 pounds, one marlin released of near 400 pounds, others lost after hookups, and not to mention his battle of a very large tuna that broke the leader boatside.

Saturday we fished with Seward Alaska charter captain Steve Zernia. The day before, these guys were fishing with tuna specialist Josh Temple on the Prime Time and they hit the jackpot with 3 giant tuna and a big black marlin.

How do we follow up a fishing day like that?

Esperanza style is how! We arrived at the rock and had our baits out in 20 minutes. We proceeded to the north side of the rock and got rocked on a short line and an outrigger bait and got the double hookup of yellowfin and had clean releases on both after great fights out of the fish. What a day.

Sailfish and dorados are now showing up and they are being found just outside the point and the islands and are hitting trolled lures and baits, and dorados can be found under just about any floating debris. We have a full week again and will dedicate 2 days to the inshore action, so next week I will report on that side of the fishing. Come enjoy our favorite part of the year and catch your dream.

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