FISHING GOOD, BUT WITH MANY RED CRABS PRESENT
July 21, 2006, Danny Osuna, Marla's Sportfishing, Fishing action good but yellowfin tuna still feeding on red crabs:
Tom White of Fountain Valley, California, caught a 180-pound yellowfin tuna while fishing aboard the Marla II with Capt. Danny Osuna at El Banco. Puerto Vallarta sportfishing waters were nice and blue with an 88 degree temperature. Weather was cloudy on some days, with about 3 to 7 knots of southwest wind.
Marla's fleet is been doing really good this week. The fishing is good. There are a lot of tunas out there but they still pretty slow biting. These fish are still feeding on red crabs. But the only way to catch them is by using the kite or the helium balloon.
This week, the Marla II caught tunas, sailfish, pargos and marlin. The Arca de Noe with Capt. Scott Osuna took free divers out for 4 days and they speared same tunas around 130 pounds and big pargos over 60 pounds.
The Marla III with Capt. Alonso did really good, catching tunas, pargos, and sailfish.
Also we have been finding a lot of spinner dolphin and tuna mixed together outside Roca Corbeteña and El Banco. These fish are taking feather jigs and cedar plugs.
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