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Puerto Vallarta Marlin report August 25/2011
Fished again this year with Steve Torres

BLUF: Feeling like the second luckiest guy in
Vallarta - caught a
couple cows last year and this year it was a 622lb
Blue Marlin with
Steve and Freddy's help.

Met Capt Steve, Freddy, and our new amigo Joel
at the light house
at 0600. Then it was off to the rock.

Made it to Corbetena about 0800ish to find poor
weather, more logs and stumps in the water than
you can shake a stick at (ha ha), and off-colored
water.......BUT, there was lots of bait working and
tuna (50-100 lbers) jumping all over the place.

Unfortunately, we just couldn't get them to bite.
We threw everything at them, (including the
neighbor's kitchen sink!) but just couldn't get them
to bite.

Fortunately, the weather and water color improved
for the afternoon and we finally stuck a sail about
3 pm. Then had a dorado bite and then something
with allot of teeth that only left behind about 1
pound out of 5 pound skippy. Went through a bit of
lul in the action, when a big Blue Marlin hit the
shotgunned chorra. Freddy set the hook, handed
me the rod and it was game on for
the next hour and 18 minutes - what an awesome
battle on that 50lb tackle! Want to thank Capt
Steve for his boat handling skills. There's no way
that I would have landed that fish if he hadn't
backed down on it so aggressively, so many times.
Seems like every time I got her somewhat close,
she turned her head and peeled off a couple
hundred feet of line. After doing that about a
dozen times, she finally came along side the boat.
Unfortunately,
she was in bad shape and gut hooked. Sucked. I
would have liked to have released her. But, I
understand things don't always turn out
that way.

After we got her on board, she taped out at 595.
She was weighed
later that evening on a scale, and came out at 622
lbs.

There's lots of tuna guys. Go GET 'EM!!
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