Team tex-Mex in Puerto Vallarta,MX. Onboard of "El Matador". APRIL
Puerto Vallarta,MX- Here is my Fishing report of April. This was my third trip to the Maria's Island in two months with Capt. Manny Ocaranza, Deckhands: Mitchell Ocaranza & Israel. Everyone is going to think what persistence person but I really was impressed of Puerto Vallarta fishing, just big fishes there.
Me and "El Chino" we decided to drive from Manzanillo thru PV. We arrived to early nobody was on "El Matador" so we decided to drink some beer on a nice Marina Restaurant. After 1 hour the crew appeared, they were ready for the trip everything was loaded: Ice, Fishing equipment, new leaders, new hooks, Sodas, Beer, fruit, vegetable (For Sashimi) and a lot of food.
We start to sail at 10:00 P.M. we had some Flor de Caņa RUM, we bought the bait (Ojoton and squid), we arrived to the "Channel" (Between first and second island) at 5:00 AM. It was hard for me to wake up thanks to the Flor de Caņa But anyway we set up everything for the tunas, the fishing was slow. We decided to put some lures, start trolling to cover more sea and we were watching the radar for birds or more bait.
The morning was slow but then the striped marlin (140 pounders) start to appear, we caught two on the lures they were a bunch we can easily fish over 10 but we were searching the Big tunas.
My dream is to catch a Big tuna 250 pounder, that's why we were focus on the big YFT Tunas. We start to saw big bait balls and a lot of birds. Big tunas jumping around us but no strikes. All the day we were watching the big Tunas jumping it was spectacular... We caught one maybe a 50 pounder. It was all for us it was late. So we start to heading to Puerto Vallarta.
It was a cool trip watching all the action and a lot of striped marlin.
I'm still searching for my big tuna. In the end of the trip I was little sad about not having enough luck to raise a big one.
Capt. Manny and El Matador CREW were excellent, we enjoyed a nice fresh sashimi, some shrimp ceviche, cold beer, very nice Pics and good videos.