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Puerto Vallarta News NetworkNews from Around Banderas Bay | August 2009 

Phil's Fishing Report - Mid August
email this pageprint this pageemail usPhil Kerr - Precision Productions
August 14, 2009

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The fish are getting bigger and better this week. The Totoaba went on a 6 hour trip and managed to catch a 400 lb Black Marlin. They were back on the dock by 1 pm. This might seem almost impossible, but with a fast boat and a good captain, catching 400 lb. Black Marlin in a six hour trip is just another day on the Bay of Banderas.

Captain Lalo with the Totoaba fished just passed the island of El Morro on the edge of the canyon. This is a great place to catch marlin and sail fish, I have had a lot of luck myself there.

They caught the Black Marlin on bait and a lure, a tied goggleye with a hoochie on the nose. The lucky clients were Dan and Jenny White and Marcus and Katelyn Garcia.

The Marlin unfortunately had a heart attack and died so the crew will eat very well tonight as will a number of needy locals. Captain Lalo has a great record of catch and release of bill fish but some do unfortunately die. When the water is over 90 degrees it is very hard on the fish and although we want to catch and release so our grandchildren can enjoy these majestic fish for many years to come. Congratulations, this Black Marlin will make a great mounted trophy and will look great on Marcus Garcia's wall.


The bigger tuna, one's over 100 pounds have started arriving this week. Tuna tubes for bait will be your best luck. There have been schools of bonito off of Punta Mita, so make sure to catch some of them before you head out to banco.

Captain Juan reports that he has had 2 to 4 tuna and marlin hits per day. He has also been seeing some Pargos up to 70 lbs and a few Sailfish. He has been finding big Dorado 2 to 8 miles from banco on the way out and on the way in to the marina.

La Corpitanea

Its good fishing out there, 10 to 50 lbs tuna are jumping with a couple bigger ones mixed in with the group. Marlin are teasing the boat captains and driving them crazy. The boats that are using kites are having good luck catching tunas. Hopefully new bait should be coming anytime and when it does, things should pick up considerably. When the water is hot, up to 90 degrees, a downrigger at 70 to 80 feet might save the day of fishing to provide bait where the water is cool enough for the fish to feed.

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