BIG YELLOWFIN TUNA PRESENT BUT NOT BITING ACTIVELY
Jan. 3, 2006, Josh Temple, Prime Time Adventures, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Sportfishing Report:
Overall I'm still not happy with our performance on yellowfin tuna as there are literally hundreds of giants out there and we are only getting a couple of shots all day at them, but Puerto Vallarta water is now 80 degrees and bluer than it has been for three months. Things are looking up.
Now it's 78 degrees just outside the point and the blue water is here. There's porpoise and bird life all the way to the fishing grounds and once again Puerto Vallarta tunas are popping full steam.
Bait has unbelievably gotten thicker, and it boils and froths all around us, while tuna, billfish, dorado, everything goes nuts eating. Schools of huge pargo are catapulting through the bait with the tunas and it's pretty nuts out there.
We do get some exciting moments with striped marlin boiling on our balloon baits and tailing sailfish that we're pitching baits on, and when the tunas have this kind of attitude it's nice to come away with the feeling that you can still hook a few fish.
Anyway, now the water is over 80 degrees and there and plenty of cows out there, and despite their current pickiness I know it's only a matter of time before the tunas realize that it's okay to eat a hook-bait again.
Shrek is working on the boat as we're coming up on 20 or so days straight and the first thing I have him doing is reinstalling the 6 tuna tubes because I have a feeling it's time to put the big boys out there again. I'm stoked to fire up those tubes tomorrow morning. It's time to hear those Avets go "click...click...click...BOOM" again.
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