FISHING REPORT BY THE PV MARLIN CHARTER BOAT LORENA
Feb. 10, 2007, Danny Quinonez, PV Marlin Sportfishing, charter boat Lorena, Puerto Vallarta, Jalico, Mexico:
The charter boat Lorena was down for a while for maintenance.
There are still yellowfin tuna out at El Banco for the Puerto Vallarta sportfishing boats that have had the longer trips chartered.
The tuna came late this year and they are staying longer.
We have been running mostly shorter fishing trips aboard the Lorena, fishing for the Sailfish, Dorado and Jacks and some of the smaller tuna on the southwest side of the Puerto Vallarta's Bahia de Banderas.
The Lorena was entered the fishing tournament at Barra de Navidad in January and we took second place with a 240-pound blue marlin.
Barra de Navidad is about 120 miles south of Puerto Vallarta on the Mexican Pacific coast and the water is quite a bit warmer down there.
The boat Rock and Reel out of Puerto Vallarta and our good friends took first place in the tournament's sailfish division. Congratulations. They won a car and a pile of money. We got a small pile of money and a trophy. Oh well, there is always next year.
This is kind of the slow time down here for fishing in Mexico's Puerto Vallarta vacation area.
The Striped Marlin should be showing up pretty soon, though, and we can always keep the rods bent with some huge Jack Crevalle.
For those who like to do a little bottom fishing, there are plenty of Pargo and Snappers. We get Pargo out at Roca Corbeteña up to 100 pounds. We hook a lot more than we bring in though. The trick is to get them off the bottom before they cut you off in the rocks.
We are all looking forward to a great 2007 fishing season.