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June 16, 2006, Myles Lineberger, Vallarta Today, June freshwater and saltwater fishing report for Puerto Vallarta, Mexico:

This time of year at Puerto Vallarta it gets hot while we wait for the rains but we still have some good fishing in and offshore. We do need the rain because Puerto Vallarta didn’t have enough last year. With the rains come the big Tuna and Marlin along with good inshore fishing.

The Rock and the Banks are holding some big Blue and Black Marlin.

Last week at the Rock my friend Capt. Danny Gomez had a great day with the Marlin, starting with a 350 pound Blue Marlin on dead bait. Then they changed to live bait and caught a 400 pound Black Marlin. And just a very short while later they hooked into a monster Black Marlin.

The fish weighed in at 1,037 pounds. It took them 45 minutes to get the fish in the boat, a 26 foot Panga.

The football tuna are also around the Rock and the Banks with a few going to 100 pounds.

Sailfish and Dorado, or Mahi Mahi, have been north of Punta Mita as far north as Rincon. Sailfish have also been off the south point of the bay, where it usually gets rougher seas.

Dog Tooth Snapper, or Pargo, fishing has been fair to good.

It will all get better when the rains come to Puerto Vallarta, which will bring in the big Tuna, and I’m hoping for that world record over 388 pounds. We catch them every year but don’t get weighed on a certified scale. Both Capt. Danny Gomez and Masterbaiters have scales that are I.G.F.A. certified.

There are 10 to 25 pound Yellowfin Tuna being caught inshore between Yelapa and the Islands on deep water trolling feathers and plugs. Some Snook, or Robalo, are being caught in the mouth of the rivers with deep diving plugs.

There are not a lot of roosterfish around but some are being caught along the south shore, off the islands and at Litibu.

Snapper are also being caught at the islands and at the reef.

Puerto Vallarta is just waiting for the rains and everything will pick up, so come on rain!

Cajon de Pena lake is at the lowest it has been in years because they let out too much water thinking that there’d be more rain. The bass are concentrated because of the low water and are holding deeper because of the warmer water temperatures. Get those lures down deep and you can find a lot of good size lunker Bass.

If you are looking for some of our great Puerto Vallarta fishing drop me an email: mylesrmt@yahoo.com.

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