MARLA'S CHARTER BOATS SCORE BIG MARLIN AT EL BANCO AND ROCA CORBETENA
June 10, 2006, Danny Osuna, Marla's Sportfishing, big marlin action at El Banco and Roca Corbeteña:
The fishing is really good of Puerto Vallarta now for big bull dorados around the FADs. There is so much life there, a lot of bait, skipjacks, and flying fish. These big bulls are going crazy after any live bait. We slow troll around the FADs.
We caught 9 bulls and released a sailfish too. The big black and blue marlin are here. The beginning of this week was excellent at Puerto Vallarta for marlin baiting. We released 2 marlins, black marlin over 600 pounds and a 500 pound blue marlin.
The last two days the baiting slowed down a little. We only had 5 take downs and 2 good strikes. We hooked the fish but the luckys both got away.
There are a lot of bait fish off Puerto Vallarta now at El Banco and Roca Corbeteña, all the bait you need, they are biting really good all day. There are no problem making bait, but know we are waiting for the second round. It may be next few days or the end of the next week. Who knows, but we know one thing we are ready for it.The first thing he said was, "Danny, I'm tired of billfish today. I want tunas and dorados." So I started 2 miles east of Roca Corbeteña. We got 4 skipjacks. We loaded the tubes. We kept trolling when a blue marlin came to a cedar plug. I put a dead bait out and boom, we were on a nice 350 pound blue marlin.
And then we got near the reef. We dropped live skippies for a nice black marlin around 400 pounds.
We got 2 more baits. We were on with the grander, a nice 1,037 pound black marlin. Berney fought for one-and-a-half hours. We took this fish to hoist and I called my wife to bring the scale. It was my first grander, and on a panga, okay?
I had 2 more outings, with 8 tuna of 20 to 30 pounds.
There is a lot of bait in the water at Puerto Vallarta now.
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