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Old 02-27-2012, 04:52 PM   #1
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Heading to PV next week and wondering about fishing in the bay. No marlin or sailfish trip just something close, maybe 3-4 hour trip. Thanks.

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Old 02-27-2012, 06:01 PM   #2
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Some of the best rooster fishing I've ever experienced was at the mouth of the Banderas Bay at the twin islands of Marietas. My group catch 6 very large roosters in a 2 hour period just off the north shores of the islands. Also fishing along Punta Negra coast line is really good as well. Enjoy PV its a great place to visit.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:26 PM   #3
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Any recommendations on who to hire to take us out?
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:12 PM   #4
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Talk/ PM to Dylan, Zodiac Fisherman
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:46 PM   #5
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I think 1-eye-Jack is a local by now, might be worth a PM as well !

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Old 02-28-2012, 06:52 PM   #6
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Capt Lora of Fortuna Sportfishing is one of the best panga capt's in the region, premier fishing gear, livebait always, Lora fishes out of Punta Mita, also another option is Danny Gomez out of La Cruz.

The offshore bite is great right now for cows. Buddy got a 450lb Sword yesterday live-lining live squid at 100' for tuna. Epic 4+ hr battle.
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:07 PM   #7
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Another vote for taking a cab over to Punta Mita.
I have used Capt Chuy in the past. Knowledgable and good capt that will put you on the fish.
Lora is also very good.
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:27 PM   #8
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Another thumbs up for Lora in Punta Mita, check the bloodydecks forums for more info and testimonials. Great guy, you'll have a ton of fun with him. Holler if you need his contact info.

I have also fished with Danny Gomez and Manny on El Matador. I've heard nothing but good about Chuy, but have not fished with him. Not sure if it matters, but Lora and Danny both speak fluent english as well.

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Old 02-29-2012, 04:32 AM   #9
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Heading to PV next week and wondering about fishing in the bay. No marlin or sailfish trip just something close, maybe 3-4 hour trip. Thanks.
Im heading down Friday through Tuesday. The water temps are cooler for big fish offshore unless you go way out,but lots of Sierra are usually around the beaches near pnta de Mita. Panga fishermen out on the point are very close. I'd guess they would be less expensive than those running from La Cruz or further. I was even thinking of bringing a rod and casting from the beach. Two day trips for the big ones sound like a good bet right now if time/money aren't an issue.

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Old 02-29-2012, 04:56 AM   #10
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I recommend taking a day and just walking through the marina and beach area near the docks; seeking out a panga (look for one in good shape with a newer looking motor - also look at their gear) and swing a deal with them to go out off the rocks and fish for rooster fish and a host of other species. You can fish two guys effectively from the little boats.
You can barter with them over price, and they usually are pretty flexible.
Some of these boys are excellent boatsmen and fine fishermen.
For a couple hundred bucks (if the bites on) you can have the time of your life. I would also warn you that the water is rough near the coast, and be prepared to take preventative measures to avoid getting sick.
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:39 AM   #11
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Danny Osuna is a very well respected captain in that neck of the woods, and has quite a few tournament finishes in the top 10 to prove it.

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Old 03-01-2012, 10:16 PM   #12
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Capt Lora of Fortuna Sportfishing is one of the best panga capt's in the region, premier fishing gear, livebait always, Lora fishes out of Punta Mita, also another option is Danny Gomez out of La Cruz.

The offshore bite is great right now for cows. Buddy got a 450lb Sword yesterday live-lining live squid at 100' for tuna. Epic 4+ hr battle.
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:03 PM   #13
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Monday I fished with Lora. Lot of talk about40 to 100lb tuna right now. We started out at 7 am heading for the bank looking for tuna. No love to be had there. Headed north for the Island nada. The only fish we got was in about 3 feet of water at the island. One thing about fishing out there is you stay on your toes watching for the patrol boats.( Ask Barns)
Back to the mareitas at about 6:30 could not get a hook up to save are soul. Back on the beach at about 8 pm.
I have fished with Lora before and this trip was no different. He fishes his but off for you.
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:27 PM   #14
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Thats fishing..Water has been COLD in Barra...Had customers last weekend for NADA..good luck next time..
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:00 PM   #15
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I have not fished there since the 70's but it was real fun. I was under the impression roosters were fun to catch but not so good to eat. Maybe I am wrong on that.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:02 PM   #16
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The locals like eating them, but yes most Northerner's consider them not so good eating. Thankfully I don't always fish for dinner.
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