LOCAL BOATS FIND VERY GOOD FISHING FOR FOOTBALL TUNA
June 22, 2006, Danny Osuna, Marla's Sportfishing, Puerto Vallarta fishing very good for school-sized yellowfin tuna:
Fishing is getting better in Puerto Vallarta waters. We are nailing football-sized yellowfin tuna. We caught 22 fish today. My brother Scott took free diver Terry Mass to El Banco and Roca Corbeteña and they speared a 176-pound tuna and some pargos.
We also have a new website at marlasportfishing.com.
This week, Jerry Dodson of San Francisco had a great day of fishing on the Marla II with me, Capt. Danny Osuna, catching a lot of football tuna while chasing spinner dolphin. The water conditions at Puerto Vallarta were calm, with a nice breeze and good blue water at 86 degrees.
Right now there is a lot of action on tuna mixed with spinner dolphin. The tuna are biting everything you troll behind the boat.
Juan Jose de Isla and Victor Gonzalez of Monterey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, also fished on the Marla II and caught 4 big pargos up to 80 pounds and a lot of football tuna, plus some rainbow runners.
The big pargos are nailing the skipjack baits, just like a kid asking for candies. The only problem is you need to use a good reel and a good fishing line to be able to stop them from going to the bottom rocks.
We have also tried hard to find the big tuna and marlin, but they are still slow at Puerto Vallarta right now. In the last 2 days we have had only 1 big tuna strike, but they will be back again soon.
The Marla III with Capt. Scott Osuna took free divers spear fishing for 3 days at El Banco and Roca Corbeteña and they saw a lot of fish and broke a world record for women with a 179.5 pound yellowfin tuna. The old record was 150 pounds. They also speared a lot of pargos and some milkfish. They saw a lot of life, bait, snappers, jacks, pargos, marlin, and tunas.
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