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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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