Sounds like a great trip!
Good to hear that they took care of you, .vs not showing up.
No better panga guy in CSL, period.
[ATTACH] Jaime Gonzales Jr.
He’s rebuilding his panga at the moment, but I’m sure he will be done with it soon.
You can order the balloons from Melton Tackle and get helium from a hardware store (Ace). Sometimes you can find it at Walmart, in the form of...
I’ve been in contact with Jaime Jr. and he’s working night and day, rebuilding The Jessica.
I’ll ask him for a couple pictures, when he gets a...
Thank you to everyone that donated to this worthy cause. We’ve almost reached the goal!
Please spread the word, as I know we can reach it!!
Congrats on a great trip!
Love to see the young ones with the same passion that we share for the sport.
Wish I was back there pulling on some...
Pangas are $200-250, for a regular trip. If you want to fish longer, it will be based on time you want.
Small cruiser, $400-$550, for a 6 hour...
Tuna isn’t that prevalent this time of year. Best to do that in the Fall and early winter.
However, if you can find a guide out of San Jose with...
After fishing the late morning/early afternoon with a couple of my friends, he lent his boat to a friend. The friend F’d up and somehow sank...
All, I’m sure many of you have heard about the sad incident that totaled Jaime’s panga, “Jessica.”
Let’s, as a fishing community, help our friend...
[ATTACH] [ATTACH] BD brothers, he needs our help.
Our friend and fellow fisherman needs a hand...even if he is too proud to ask. He lost...
I don’t know the extent of the damage, as I didn’t want to rub it in.
I’m sure he will let me know, when he is ready.
Sad news to report.
Jaime let a friend use The Jessica, and he wrecked it.
It happened about 5 pm, yesterday afternoon.
It’s a mess.
Forgot Jaime’s contact info!
Had a hammerhead destroy this Toro.
[ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] Sitting by the pool at the Marina Fiesta Hotel, reflecting, after two epic days of fishing...
Gus’s and Guacamaya!
Pollo Del Oro and Carnitas Michoacán...
Weather looks really good...hope the wind stays down too
Going down on Friday. Fishing with Jamie Gonzales Jr.
Will post report when done.
[ATTACH] Pinche Jaime!!!
Under 90 days!!
Jaime is the only man I’ve met that likes fishing more than me!
My humble opinion....what separates the good captains from the exceptional...
Did you catch anything?
Text him directly, as his English is awesome!
[ATTACH] Check out Jaime, on his Panga “Jessica.”
[ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] Here are some pictures of Jaime’s handy work.
If anyone is curious, here’s how you contact Jaime.
Your pictures make me want to fly down for a couple days!
Congrats on a great trip.
Might be too late, but here you go.
I’m going to work for him when I grow up
Great man, and fisherman!
Sorry for the late response. Work getting in the way!
I’ve not seen them together for a while now, but I know they talk.
Jaime will go to where...
Sounds good. I like that side of town.
Humbled by his skills...myself. So young, and so talented.
Depends on how long you want to fish, I believe.
Call or text him. Tell him what you want to do and/or how long you want to fish. He charges a...
[ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] Hi all!
Popped down to Cabo for a short vacation, and to do a little fishing 19-23 Sep with Capt....
Great report, and well done.
Happy that you did well for your bday!
Yeah, Jaime has so many tricks up his sleeve. Weather was awesome, right!
Nice fish Bob!
Sorry for the late report....the job and life got in the way!
Fished with Jaime Gonzales Jr., on his panga “Jessica.” 16 May.
I don’t recommend looking for a cheap deal. You pay for what you get.
Do one 12-14 hour trip....with a reputable crew, and you will have...
Jaime.. pinche show off! Ha ha. My younger brother is the man, no doubt!
011 52 1 (624) 141 6517
Ramon on Dreamweaver is probably your best option, overall. Checkout Bisbees.com for recent accolades. Exceptional...
[ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] I recommend that you contact Jansen for surf fishing ideas or options for that time of month. If you want some CSL...
Have you already made your hotel reservations? Sounds like you are looking at East Cape.
Unless you’re willing to drive an hour or two, it will...
I’m willing to split on 16 May, if you are still interested.
You probably saw my post on the other CSL fishing recommendation, but it’s worth repeating.
Hiram “Ramon” Montano on 33’ Bertram, “Dreamweaver.”...
Jaime is a text or phone call away. His English is awesome, just tell him Larry from Bloody Decks recommended you.
I’ve fished with many panga...
Best panga guy in Cabo...without question!
Fish with Jaime Jr. on his panga, “Jessica.”
Don’t need anything, but a fishing license.
The Dorado Shootout is a tournament based on having fun with friends and likeminded people....and you throw a few dollars in the pot in case you...
I would email Wayne off if their webpage contact information. That way you won’t have to guess at all.
They are the same days, every year (like thanksgiving). Obviously the dates change, based on the calendar.
You can lookup the actual 2020 dates...
Recommend figuring out what you want to catch and target the months that they are most prevalent in the area you want to fish.
CSL tends to be...
Glad I read this post.
My insurance covers me, no matter where I am and no matter what I go to the hospital for....but I didn't know that until I...
Either you didn’t go or you didn’t catch anything.
How did it go?
Don’t forget to post when you get home!
Panga or cruiser?
Panga, go with Jaime Gonzales Jr. on his newly renovated panga “Jessica.” Awesome skills, equipment, and boat.
Have plans for 17-18 Dec. hope the bite stays on.
He has quality gear and tackle. You won’t need to bring anything. He just completed a total renovation on his boat.
Not sure what bites in...
[ATTACH] Jaime is the best panga guy in Cabo. Call or text him. His English is awesome.
How big of a boat are you looking for?
Panga or cruiser? How many people?
Nice post! Heading down Wednesday, for 10 days.
I’ll try and post while there.
Good luck! That's one heck of a journey.
I take it that your target is Blue and Black Marlin?
Make sure you have all of the right equipment and tackle to master the dredge. If you have...
Bisbee's Black and Blue is 25-28 October. Los Cabos Tunajackpot is the following weekend. It is a popular time to fish, and highly recommend you...
[ATTACH] Jaime Gonzales on his Panga "Jessica."
Exceptional skills, equipment, and boat.
Call him or text him. English is very good.
For bill fish, Full Moon slows things down, but you can chase Tuna up to and including the Full Moon.
November...There's a Tuna tournament you...
Zzzzzzzz.....get some. Post a report when you get a chance!
Forgot to mention that their English skills are awesome too. So call or email is fine.
I totally agree with Zane. Ramon is an awesome tournament winning captain that without a doubt will put you on fish....
If the cold water hangs around, then yes. If not, you will be fine.
Do you have a terrafin account? It shows cold water inshore from the...
That's the number I have for him.
How do get in touch with Ramon? Same number as before? Does he have a new website to go with the boat?
Panga: Jaime on the Jessica. Exceptional skills, boats, and gear.
Dreamweaversportfishing.com. Ramon on his Black fin is hard to beat! Note...
Looking forward to the update!!
Jaime Gonzales on his panga "Jessica."
Exceptional skills and equipment.
Call or text him. His English is great.
Haven't been to Loreto no an handful years. Would be great if you posted a few pics of the new to me upgrades Malecon.
Panga...Go with Hector Tortas, out of PV proper. Www.puertovallartafish.com
Tell Damon Larry said, "hello."
I don't recommend a half day...
Reading is fundamental...
Never used the reel, so thought I would sell it.
40lb braid, with 60lb mono leader. Both lines are BassPro brand.
$160 - shipping included....
[ATTACH] 50w was used once and the HXJ was used 2 times.
50w has 800 yards of 130# Toro Tamer Braid and the HXJ 5/2 wide has 80# Jerry Brown....
The 50 was used one time and the HX was used two times. $450 for the 50 and $300 for the HX.
The 50 is filled with Jerry Bown Hollow (130) and...
Never used Cabo 80 Spinning Reel. Still have the box.
40 lb Braid and 60 lb mono top shot.
Pics for those interested.
Are you going early in July or later? July is a transitional time for Cabo....inshore to Offshore, generally speaking.
Early July, you will...
June...I would expect the target to be Roosters and AJs vs. tuna.
We fish with Redrum during the Bisbee and WON Tuna Jackpot tournaments, for...
Mexico-Expedia.com. Stay near Medano Beach or in the Marina. Depending on your budget....Hacienda Hotel, Marina Fiesta, and Bahia are great...
I've been trying to construct the right thing to say about a fellow Army brother, a generous man who willing shared his fishing knowledge and...
He's the owner/operator and does his own booking. Text or call, as his English is awesome.
Exceptional skills and equipment.
Still laughing about the Jorge and Jaime comment.
Hope you guys are still fishing!
Loving the consistent tuna bite! Was this fish on live bait or a lure?
Did your spread raise any Marlin or miss any Dorado during your...
Already signed up for two other tournaments, and this one would have gotten my kitchen pass revoked. Ha ha
Agree. Big waste of time! Ha ha.
Can't wait to hear how the Blue Marlin bite is.
Keep 'em coming!
Nice fish! Arm breakers for sure!!
Hey Zane. Didn't fish the Tournament because I couldn't get anyone to go in with me. But there's next year!
That lure has an excellent...
Go with Steve, Cesar, or Hector "tortas."
Damon is the POC.
My guess would be off shore for Marlin and Dorado. Tuna...
San Antonio here, myself.
Mike, started to say hi, but you were in the middle of teaching your clients how to use a harness. Did you guys find...
30-something lb fish. Just a guess though. Last year, he put me on a giant 60 lb. class fish and multiple high 30lb class fish.
[ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] Just got home from probably the best (overall) fishing trip with arguably the best Panga guy in Cabo...
Wow. I take it that it's high season. Ha ha.
Costa Rica, Panama and Bahamas are on my shortlist of places to fish, but I'll have to take my...
Breakout the sore muscle ointment and start up the jacuzzi!
Tom, thanks for the report and glad to hear fishing is improving in the area.
Hope the wind calms a bit this upcoming weekend too.
4 more days...
Congratulations to Cesar and his team!
Awesome. Sounds like a really good time to me.
14 more days!
Normally have to book well in advance for the best privateers. Good fleet guys aren't far behind, too.
Fishing the tournaments with Redrum folks. Really enjoy the Bisbee tourneys.
There's another tournament right before the LCO, but not sure who...
18 days and counting
Do you know dates yet?
Mid-Oct to early November is tournament time in Cabo. Lots of fun, but makes it hard to find good Crews/boats....
All good questions for Jaime. Give him a call. Personally, we fish 2-3 pax.
Yeah, my card is old. Need to get an updated card when I see him at the end of the month. Phone number is accurate.
The website is accurate for...
Gotta respect a captain that has the desire to get up earlier than anyone else to catch his own bait, and then has the skills and stamina to put...
Thanks for confirming what I already know.
I know the odds aren't in my favor nearly what they would be in Kona and Bermuda... But, if it can be done, Steve Torres or Freddy...
Plan is to fish The rock or the bank. Or both.
Damon at www.puertovallartafish.com can help you out with shared boats and boats of many different price ranges.
Damon's guys are located in PV,...
I would go with Capt Gonzalez on Caliente, or go with Redrum guys. Caliente is booked via Picante sport fishing and Redrum's website is...
Jaime is the man for your Late May trip. June too. I'm fishing with him late June, myself.
[ATTACH] Jaime is the best panga guy. Call him.
Fun fish to catch on 20lb class rods. Congrats!!
I'm confident that it can be won out of PV. Moon and stars are lining up well this year for PV .
Trying to find someone to split the...
Looking for someone to share the cost of fishing the Blue Marlin World Cup on July 4th.
Rough estimate would be approximately $3,500.00 a piece....
Nice fish. Great job.
Jaime goes the extra mile and will do fun, quirky things like catch bait with you. He took us hand-lining for Triggers once...crazy fun. I...
Since the questions were directed towards fishing with Jaime on the Jessica....
Figure out what you want to do as far as number of days or half...
Just realized that I misspelled Ramon's website on the original post.
Jaime Gonzales Jr. On his panga, "Jessica." Exception skills, equipment, and gear.
011-52-1-624-137-3800. Awesome English, so calling or texting...
First Wahoo 2011 by LarryHaynes posted Dec 21, 2011 at 1:39 PM. Fishing with Jaime. My first Wahoo.
Dominick, the plan is to do the LCO and Black & Blue this October. Let me know if you are interested. Larry
Great job sir!
Just showed Jasmine and Tristan your pic. No harness, no chair....nothing but respect !
Read the reports...Jansens has surf fishing guides they can help you with.
Steve Torres is one of the most prolific big Marlin Captains in PV....Tunas too. Don't know Pete.
Though summer isn't the best time to fish for...
Lots of great options in San Lucas...and you can make a day of it with the kiddos.
Though it's asking allot for a 4 and 7 year old....Fish...
Feb fishing.....I would check the weather report, before spending your money. Make tentative reservations for sure. Speaking from experience, if...
To answer your question, directly....though I don't know your budget or how many in your party...
Redrum. The Donovan's offer a great product...
Lots of good fishing info on. Www.tides4fishing.com
Wind, tides, temp, rain, barometer, moon phasE, blah blah blah.
If you want a good, recent...
What BluePabst said...
If you are fishing out of Cabo, you can't go wrong if you fish with Ramon on The Dreamweaver (off shore) or Jaime on his boat Jessica (near...
Post a message when you get squared away. Never know who's gonna be there, and Damon may have someone asking to share a ride....never know and...
Not sure if $500 will get you out to the tuna grounds. Maybe you can share with the guy above???
Call or email Damon. He will help you out if...
Damon is the contact who can square you away.
Love the big smiles !!
Can't wait to get back down and spend some time on the water with Steve.
Is there a website for that tournament?
Like Derek said, Jaime Jr. on Jessica.
Exceptional skills, boat, gear and English!
Call him to see if he's available. Tell him Larry and...
You can't go wrong fishing with Ramon.
Mad skills, impeccable boat, and top notch gear.
Awesome news and report. Can't wait to get back down.
What were the lures and colors that got things going?
In close or ?
Not sure what your budget is or how many in your party, but Damon at www.puertovallartafish.com can match you up with a great captain and boat....
So many good guys to fish with, places to stay, and eat!!
My family loves to fish with Steve Torres on his boat "My Marlin," and Hector "Tortas"...
Is there no one fishing, or is no one catching anything?
Reports are slim pickings and its high season, right?
Water too warm still?
Totally agree, worth every penny, and he's fun to fish with.
Like you said, you don't need to bring anything, but he's cool with it if you want...
What he said...
Leave one or two for me!
Can't wait to get back down.
Dang...I saw their name on Catch Stats while in the Houston airport. Unbelievable is the only thought that went through my mind...
I too have had nothing but banner years, over the past 5+ years.
Trips include a bi-annual trip to "CF" Cabo and PV, LTO, and ZIH.
No cattle boats in Cabo.
Where are you staying? In or near Cabo, I recommend fishing out of Cabo. If you're in San Jose, it makes more sense to...
What Derek and Zane said x2.
Your best bet will probably be the larger fleets. Pisces, Picante, Redrum. All are good and have websites to make...
Not sure if you've been watching the reports, but folks are having to go quite a ways out to find a little cooler water on the Pacific side to get...
That's prime WON tuna jackpot tourney time. Most of the good guys will be busy.
Mike mentioned above is a good idea, but doubt he's available....
The temp is a good thought.
FYI, a few weeks will put you rite in the middle of tournament time in Cabo.
The cheaper guys you're talking...
Though a bit quirky, There is a limit on type and amount of fish.
I've read the post in this forum,so you might want to do a quick search.
Not sure if PV has been as hot, or just not a lot people going fishing??? Translates into not that many reports to be made, and you won't get an...
. Nicely done!
Www.puertovallartafish.com. Damon is contact guy. Think the pics on my profile will speak volumes to their abilities.
Manny Ocranza on El...
Yeah, PV hasn't been as hot this year, but it will go off at some point.
Norm, are you referring to "Tortas" (Hector) in PV? If you are, the...
Cabo-Ramon - www.dreamweaversportfshing.com. Or Mike-www.renegademikesportfishing.com or the Donovan's that own
PV is gonna...
What was the hot lure(s)?
Going back down in a little more than 30 days, and can't wait to get out on the water.
David is right. They are probably booked, but doesn't hurt to jump on their website, get their number, and give 'em a call. SOONER .vs later!...
Nice fish! Come on October!!!
Way to go guys - Get 'n it done!
Like the Bomboy hanging out of the tuna's mouth. Petrolero doing it again.
Nice fish! Looking forward to that video!
Off shore: www.dreamweaversportfishing.com
Ramon is great guy to fish with and has exceptional skills, gear, and boat.
If he's busy go with...
Fish markets and grocery stores down there have all of the squid/bait you need.
Depends on where you want to leave from and return to.
PV proper, "Tortas." Hector is his name. Do a search in this room for his number.
Think Chris has the best idea when it comes to fishing ideas. We've had the best Dorado fishing in Oct and early Nov in Cabo, period....
What lures were you pulling and what was the water temp when you picked up the Blue?
Really nice! They are so much fun to pull on!!
Check out www.tempbreak.com
There were a number of nice YFTs being caught at the Gordos during the Bisbees East Cape and especially yesterday....
Jaime knows how to get the job done, when so many others come back empty handed.
Congrats on that nice rooster! Until I started fishing with...
Www.roffs.com is awesome and it's pay as you go.
They do an analysis for the location you're fishing and species you're going after. They give...
www.puertovallartafish.com has the price of 2.5 day fishing trips posted under "charters." Price depends on boat/captain you choose. They do 2.5...
I've stayed cheap in PV (romantic zone) and not cheap. My personal favorite hotel is the Westin that's located in the marina area. The prices go...
My Two cents worth:
Do not just "show up" if you can help it.
Not sure if you've made up your mind on a boat or not, but, if it were my $$,...
Flight only or all inclusive? U.S. Holidays down there are $$$
I tried to go down for New Years, but couldn't let go of that much $ for 4 days....
What Yellowkiller said on surf fishing! Not sure how good the rooster fishing is in August, but I recommend Jaime on his panga "Jessica."
Making our first fishing trip to Florida next year and looking for the best location and time frame for offshore fishing.
Fortunately we are free...
Congrats on a great catch.
Thanks for another great report.
Jaime really knows how to put you on, and keep you on fish. Don't know how he consistently does it, but he...
Jaime on his panga "Jessica" and what David said above.
Jaime's number is 011 52 1 624 137 3800.
Speaks English better than most of us so no...
Those "tortillas" are like magnets to big roosters. Congrats on a great trip!
I bought mine online last year and, like the guys said, painless and you can reprint as needed.
In Cabo San Lucas, there's a kiosk in the...
Just got back Friday, and inshore has been hot. Jaime G. Jr. on his panga 011 52 1 624 137 3800. Speaks awesome English.
Mike, check your hotmail.
I fished with Victor and got skunked. Not why I don't give him props. He agreed to fish with me at a tournament, and then was a no-show when we...
It was a quick trip down and back, or would have stopped by for sure. I looked for you when I was in that part of the marina, but you...
Fished a couple days with Jaime Gonzales Jr. on his panga, "Jessica" for Roosters and Amberjacks and, of course, he delivered during our fishing...
Since you said Billfish, I highly recommend Capt. Ramon on the Dreamweaver over anyone else.
Boat and gear are exceptional too.
Pics and report?
Nicely done gents!
6 days and a wake up...✈️
Super Burrito! Is United flying in these days?
I like going to LTO, but for the past 3 years, the price for me was just too high. Like a grand...
Have fun and don't forget to post your results!
We all have our favorite captains to fish with in the greater PV area, but Danny and Manny O. Should be on all of our short lists.
Nice fish! Congrats.
Pisces folks are super and have a large fleet to help put you on fish. My favorite Captain of theirs is Hefe on the Valerie....35 ft Bertram....
I've only visited there a couple times. Man, what an awesome little town.
Wear water shoes if you surf or play around in the water. Sea Erchins...
Not sure as I usually fish the morning, only. Might change that on this trip! Guess we'll see how the bite is in a few weeks.
Call him for a...
Damon can hook you up.
Well done Jaime.
Leave a couple for when I come down!!!
22 more days, but who's counting
Thanks. Primary fishing goal is to get my wife a rooster. Second and third is anything!! Ha ha
Hi 5s are also sold in Csl. Minerva's. I have a number of Bomboys but none look like the one in the photo.
Going to pick up a few Hi 5s to try...
Always good and reliable info!
26 and counting!
What brand of lure is it?
I see Ramon is showing off his skills again. Just can't beat fishing with Dreamweaver guys.
Congrats all around
Marlin, Dorado, or...
Did you go fishing? Pics?
Thanks for the report. I'm going 22-26 June, so you know I'm "jonesing" for good Intel.
Hopefully we'll get my wife her first rooster...
How's the fishing? Haven't seen much good reporting lately...
I'm about 30 days out from my next trip.
I just checked the website you booked with and it has a laundry list of recommended tackle and lures to bring with you. It's located under the...
You might want to ask the guys you chartered with. I'm sure they would know what would and would not work when you're scheduled to fish. Think...
What does a trip like that cost and how many pax can go?
Capt. Manny, what would a trip out to Isabel set me back and how many guys could I bring with.
Now that's how you get the job done, and done right!
Nicely done Capt Manny!!
good luck and take pics! "Tortas" has been around for quite awhile. Won a few tournaments too. Fished with him when he worked on a 32 ft Luhrs....
I'd stick to the Marina Vallarta guys. Cab rides to the outlying towns can get pricey (e.g., La Cruz and Punta Mita).
Manny above would be a...
X2 on what Capt Danny and Manny say above. They are great guys and can put you on fish.
Are you staying in PV proper or one of the towns nearby?...
X3 on Ramon's skill sets!
Under 60 days until my next trip down.
Lots of good choices from Marina Vallarta.
Steve Torres on My Marlin, Cesar Perez on his Panga, or Hector Tortas on his Panga. All are...
What's the website to view boat and prices.
If you are going in and out of PV, as I see on your post, you will need to take an expensive cab ride to and from Punta Mita.
Capt. Danny's boat...
My .02 worth...
The boats mentioned above will be over crowded with 6 pax....think you need something 35ft or bigger. The Valerie, a Pisces...
He's at Marina Vallarta in front of Victor's restaurant. Perfect spot!
Fish all day with Steve, and then have a cold one with your days catch...
My youngest used to hate me for dragging him along, back in the day, but now at 27, he's the only one of five that comes to Cabo with...
I didn't ask and figure it's in the same marina area.
Want to get down and check it out.
Has anyone been on Steve Torres' latest ride, My Marlin?
It looks so much better than the Ana Maria II and was...
Panga out of PV, go with Cezar Perez. The guy is an up and comer who's boating one big catch after another!
Contact is Damon @...
If you choose a quality cruiser from a reputable company, you can leave your gear at home. Unless you just like using your own stuff.
Any day fishing beats...well, you know
July is good for Roosters and Dorado should be okay too. Hopefully they won't be concentrated on the...
If you contact Damon, please tell him Larry and Jasmine Haynes said, "hi." Haven't heard from him in months.
Fish with Jamie Gonzales Jr. on his panga Jessica. He has great gear, awesome skills, and speaks English very well.
Call him at:...
Can't beat days like that!
4 pax will require a larger boat than a traditional panga. You'll need something 28ft or larger.
Www.dreamweaversportfishing.com is my...
You guys are now spoiled
Dreamweaver guys are the best out there, no doubt!
Damon can hook you up with the best guys in PV. No matter what your budget is.
If you want to go big, fish with...
Seafood-Moambos if main dining room is open after hurricane...without question.
Carnitas - Los Michioacan - excuse the spelling. Just google it....
PV with Steve Torres and Freddy Rodriguez on the Ana Maria. Www.anamariasportfishing.com
My wife and I enjoy fishing with him, and it's always an adventure. One of many reasons we enjoy fishing with him is that he fishes for more...
I've tried a number of other colors but the ones mention above seem to work routinely. A couple other colors that work well are...
Ramon and Jaime are just great guys and exceptional fishermen...congrats on another successful trip!
Days like that are priceless.
Nice report and good to see the Extraction fully operational again. I'm sure all of team Extraction is happy to get back on the water, with all...
It's not that the reel or line is a danger to the crew or aircraft, it's that they can be used as weapons.
That's how it was explained to me,...
Depending on what boat size you're looking for and your budget, I would recommend the following:
Panga: Jaime Jr., on his panga...
We were down for the Black and Blue, and then for the WON Tuna Jackpot.
The only issue that bothered my wife and I at the airport was that the...
Six on a boat is a bit much, unless you go with a boat that has a salon. It gives folks a place to sit, relax, and get out of the mate's hair so...
Cabo San Lucas is fine and ready for tourists like myself.
We were down for the tournament as well, and everything seemed to be in working order...
Okay...everything is paid for and ready to rock!
Still looking for 1 or 2 guys to join my wife and I. She is only fishing Friday.
PM me if...
Thanks for bringing it up....Everyone reading....what he said!
I'm game for the $500 jackpot too. That means, if we get 3 folks to fish, it...
x4 on Dreamweaver or Jaime Jr. on his panga...www.dreamweaversportfishing.com
If you want to fish with Jaime, complete the contact form and drop...
I read the Bisbee Black and Blue Charter Hook Up rules and thought, I could swing this if I can get a person or two to share with me.
Went with the 80-130 6.5' grafighter 775 XXH blank.
Thanks for everyone's input.
James, nice ride!!
I've decided to have a couple big game rods made for my fishing trips to PV/Cabo, but need some recommendations on what to buy. I'll be using...
Cabo is still on for us. Town is cleaning up nicely, most of the hotels that can open will be open within two weeks....heard the airport is...
Your dad made a wise decision to fish with the Ana Maria for Marlin...no doubt whatsoever. Did you checkout their website? Steve is a Marlin...
What did it run you, if you don't mind me asking? Do you know anything about operating a charter down there?
The boat is 25ft and will be leaving it...in a storage facility. Well, that's the plan. The type of boat is a walkaround...if that's what you...
Great job. See you in November.
Yes, they can and will pick you up in Mita.
WWW.Anamariasportfishing.com - Capt Torres and Freddy Rodriguez are a tournament winning, professional crew that can put you on BIG fish...no...
Thanks. I just found out that he booked a hotel.
Are the nights 1-8, or does the party need to checkout on 8 November?
My son and is fiance are looking for a hotel, and might be interested....
I'm considering on bringing a boat down to Cabo with me, but don't know where to get started with the paperwork and what I need to operate it,...
Larry Haynes here. I hope you don't mind me barging in with some questions about trailering a boat to Cabo???
Saw your 2013 post concerning...
There's been lots of talk and thread about how hot the water is and has been this year, but I've not seen anyone mention what water temperatures...
A couple of suggestions...
Go fishing late September to late Fall, if you can. I'd also avoid the Full Moon Phase - 3 to 5 days before and...
At least you were fishing and fishing the Bisbee tournament vs. reading about it....like me.
Are those sardines I see floating in the live well?
Great day of fishing!
Looking forward to my next trip down.
Most folks that read this forum on a regular basis, know that I'm a Ana Maria fan...so to speak. But, as "Fishmeup" says, they must have their...
Haters will always chime in...
I guess some folks just don't understand what 70 and 10 year old folks need or want....DIVERSITY.
Jaime Gonzales. You can reach him via the following website: www.dreamweaversportfishing.com
Click on the "reservations tab," complete the...
If chunking's your game, I'd just catch the squid in LTO...Have heard that it's very catchable right now. If you'r looking for whole, 10-15"...
WOW...two consecutive wins is exceptional.
A/I doesn't mean that they will take care of your son, but seems to me, most hotels that my wife and I've stayed at had some sort of children...
Not sure why you would want to do an A/I hotel, but everyone has their own idea of fun.
I would recommend getting out and emercing your son...
:appl:Well done guys!
Jaime and Jorge put me on my bucketlist Rooster on 6 July....
By the way, bucket lists are meant to be updated with a larger sized version of...
Jaime Gonzales on his panga, "Jessica."
Two ways to contact him:
1. Call him at 011-52-1-624-137-3800. Tell him Larry and Jasmine said,...
Great report and thanks for the insight.
I got an email from a Oscar (Dock Master for Pisces Fleet) that reported a 119lb YFT was caught...
Cabo San Lucas...Can't beat the ammenities...so many good restaurants to choose from. Stay at the nicer Marina hotels...boats are within walking...
Thanks. Jaime definately put me on an "upgrade" to my previous best Rooster (about 10 lbs).
It was rough out there, because of the weather that...
Fished with Jaime Jr. on his panga, "Jessica" last Monday and Tuesday.
Jaime definately delivered (as usual) and put me on some nice Rooster...
I saw and spoke to Ramon on Monday and Tuesday. He's ready to put you on some fish, and the boat looks fantastic!
Just keep posting from time-to-time until you get a response.
I'm sure someone will take you up on it, as the Dreamweaver folks are top-notch.
FAT CAT...that' good news.
J. I've fished PV quite a few times and, like you, no matter who I fshed with, never purchased a license or saw a...
Good question....I just ASSUMED it was good for the entire state of BCS, Mexico.
The website allows you to copy the file as .pdf to your computer.
It will prompt you to print your fishing license.
Personally, I saved it to...
If you don't already have The Dreamweaver reserved on the dates you intend to fish, ya better contact him ASAP to see if he's available....
Most folks will be fishing the WON Tuna Jackpot (or recovering from it) during that time frame.
But, as good as the Dreamweaver guys are....I'm...
Thank you for the info!
"That was easy."
Much easier than standing in the fishing license line at 0600 in the morning, or messing with the...
Will buying my license at the marina in CSL or in the mall from one of the kiosks be of the same benefit?
x2 of what Mr. Buckeye Tuna said.
My wife and I are fishing on the Jessica, with Jaime Jr. on 6 & 7 July. Think this is our 3rd year fishing...
Does anyone have a website that shows tidal information on Corbetena and El Banco?
I've asked myself the same question a couple times.....go more, or go one big multi-day trip. So far, I've stuck to several trips.
The only place hotter than LTO is Daharan, Saudi Arabia. LOL.
Haven't been to Loreto for a few years now. Don't like the price of the flights...
Santa Maria bay....Think that's what it's called.
I remember walking down a small trail that lead to the bay. Might have taken us 3-5 minutes...
Our first visit was in 1996. Stayed at the Hotel Twin Dolphin...though it was crazy expensive...truly enjoyed it.
Having said that, I still...
Capt Cesar Perez and Marco won the 1st and 3rd in the Dorado division. They fish out of PV....
I'd Google it or get on travelocity.com. You can select the "all inclusive" option, as well as many other hotel options, after you enter your...
Great looking fish. That size of Dorado is blast to catch, and makes awesome comida!
Thanks for the invite. My favorite...
Had the same question myself...thanks for the assist.
MN-Phats.....I don't think you should keep those little bull Dorado....LOL...
Ceviche and fish tacos for everyone at Hotel BV!
31 and a...
That pic of the bow, with the marlin jumping and peeling off line.....sensational!!
Can't wait to fish with Jaime in July...come on July.
Ramon not fishing his Blackfin anymore? Say it isn't so! Just kidding. One of our favorite trips out of Cabo was with Ramon and Jaime.
I used to fish with Victor, but he let me down. He can fish, for sure.
Travelled to Cabo to meet with him about fishing a tournament, had dates...
I've fished with Victor and Jaime....Go with Jaime.
Looking to purchas a couple of the new 3-speed 50s, but don't understand the benefits of buying a topless or not....Wide models obviously have the...
Get your "MO JO ON" and post the pics!
Jaime on his panga "Jessica," right out the CSL marina. Do a search of the forum and you'll see evidence of his handy work.
Contact him ASAP,...
That's just crazy awesome! Wish I were out there with them.
Big tuna = big fun!
Not sure exactly what you're referring to...If you want to share a ride, or get on some sort of long range boat deal. FYI, they don't do the...
You might want to post this in the Baja Forum.
The Western Outdoor News Tuna Jackpot Tournament is in early November (6-7 November), and the...
Contact Damon of Puertovallartafish.com. He will square you away with a great guide, as he only deals with the best.
Danny G is a great...
I'd checkout Steve and Freddy on the Ana Maria. www.Anamariasportfishing.com
Their acolades and pictures will speak for them.
I got a tip from a friend about making hoochies to catch skippies on the surface/subsurface troll, but, I'm looking to catch them when they're...
Love that pic of Steve!
That's gotta go on his "I love me wall" at the house!
John and Ryan Donovan are good guys too. They're owner's of Redrum sportfishing.
Good luck and don't for get to post when you get back!
I can't say enough positive things about Ramon and his Blackfin boat or Jaime on his panga Jessica of Dreamweaver Sportfishing (website of the...
Both guys are exceptional fishermen. No doubt there!
Can't wait to get back down and fish with them.
If he's interested, Zaragoza has a website.
What do you rent it for in November?
Steve and Freddy getting the JOB done.
So fricking stoked for you guys!
The next biggy is M I N E ! So leave a few out there for Jasmine and I....
Not sure what your budget is, but I would recommend Ana Maria Sport Fishing for sure.
Have fished with them for a...
Nicely done guys.
Gotta love that pic of Steve - he always seems to find the fish.
Love the video action of the bigger fish coming through the...
Please tell Steve and Freddy CONGRATULATONS for me!!!!
I certainly wish I were a part of the 2.5 day journey to catch fish like that!...
Well done Capt Manny!
Ceviche and Cervezas anyone?
Best of luck to you, and certainly hope you crush your own personal best!
GO GET 'EM SIR!!
Ramon, nicely done sir! You always find a way to get the job done in a first class way.
Was nice to see you again, and wish I had more time to...
Nice. Wish I could have joined you guys.
I'm sure it was trip that you'll remember for years to come.
Yep, that's the one.
Did you guys fish with Steve Torres and Freddy Rodriguez on the Ana Maria???
Great idea. I'll add that to the plan "A" list for sure!!
Hopefully this works out, as I have an open spot in my freezer....just for...
Hopefully, they will bite the hook area where I have the lures rigged with heavy wire and not the mono leader. Okay, I said "HOPEFULLY." Current...
I feel your pain. Our first trip to MX was in 1996. I'm pretty sure we paid 35c per beer at the grocery store in downtown CSL. They were $1.25...
Ed Kunze got me squared away on my first trip to Z-town. Not sure if that's a great time of year to fish, but, Ed will know what's the best...
Hardware stores carry it too.
5 more days until I get to try out my wahoo secret weapons! ha ha.
Have either of you guys tried tying a rubber band tightly around leader and...
Thanks for the tip.
Where is Soriana's located and is it a grocery store?
Anyone know of a seafood market or a grocery store in the greater CSL area that sells whole, frozen or fresh squid in the 12-20 inch range that I...
I'm a firm believer of "matching the hatch," (meaning size and color) and taking the weather and ocean's temperament (meaning level of action) on...
Jaime Jr. on his panga, "Jessica" is the best guy for that application....no doubt about that.
Click on the...
Luck to all.
Wish I were there fishing with you!!!
Great job Capt Danny!
What lures are you pulling?
Nicely done my friend!
Hector is the first captain we fished with in PV.
He had a different boat back then, but nonetheless, he put us on a...
The top two in my book:
1. www.dreamweaversportfishing.com - they have a panga as well, just have to click on the "contact us" tab and ask for...
Hopefully he so busy fishing that he's out of cell range!
Fishing for tuna on the full moon....it's been my experience that fishing up to, and including the full moon is fine...(though I'd rather stop 2...
How do you get the Baitmaster baits down there in good shape?
I sent them an email asking if they delivered to CSL, and didn't get a response.
Great fish for ANY tournament!
Hope the luck holds out for the next tournament!
Luck! Enjoy your trip and as you mentioned, please hook a brother up with some pics!
Checkout their FaceBook page as well.
One cow took it all...so to speak.
FYI, last year's WON Tuna Jackpot Tournament weighed in...
Two cents added........Received an email yesterday from the guys that I fish with out of PV. Email said exactly what Capt Manny reported.
Thanks for the report. Much appreciated.
- - - Updated - - -
Thanks for the report. Much appreciated.
You've picked the absolute craziest time of year to ask, "where do I fish for tuna."
PV....would be my be choice. WWW.Anamariasportfishing.com...
Without doubt, Jaime Jr. and Ramon are passionate about what they do - catch fish!
28 days and counting!
They always send me a report, but I like to see what everyone else is doing too.
Nothing but luck all who are fishing the tournament!!!!
Show off! ha ha.
Great news guys, thanks! Can't wait to fish the BD waters on Monday. ha ha.
What's up guys? Is fishing charters that slow or what? What's happening lately?
Got furloughed by the government AGAIN.
Thanks guys. It's what I thought, but since I've not actually done it myself, I thought it best to ask.
I know that if there's a SHY bite...
He would be a good person to ask. I'm sure there are others, I'm just not aware of them.
I'll hold you to that!
I checked their schedule that's online at the above website, and it says Jobe's...
Just got my Seagur Fluorocarbon line, and looking for some input on how long I should make my live bait leaders.
If it matters, I plan to troll...
Congrats on a yet another great fishing trip!
I'm itching to get my new Bomboy's in the water.....35 days and counting!
If you choose Danny G. or Lora, I'm sure you'll be happy with the results. Danny maybe able to pic you up in Mita...?
Just like in Cabo,...
Shirts are nicely done!
My youngest son lives in Ohio (Dayton area), but we still let him come home to Texas for holidays, etc. ha ha.
That's one heck of a nice ride, for sure.
Love the pic of that hoo you're holding. Going to try and catch a big one this year myself...well,...
I thought you guys fish with Jaime Sr and Jr on the Caliente?
Tournament winning, profesionnals.
Make sure you visit the Tuna Jackpot website. Think there's a share board. Also, make sure you let John and Ryan know that you're looking...
Do they frequent any of the other banks...like Finger or Jaime....what about 45 spot (think that's the right name) that's just a...
Thanks. After "Googling" for an hour, I found that same info...."hand lining" them up from the banks...Gordo's.
Have you ever tried jigging...
I've read that Chuillio's are the live bait of choice for large tuna.
Does anyone have any tips or techniques on where and how to put a bunch in...
I'll be pulling my new Bomboys, Psyco and Mini-G!!!
48 more days.....But who's counting ;)
What has the bite been on? Lures? Cabby's, chuillis, skippies, mac's?
Surprises are nice.....Very Nice!
Soaking live baits...."is like a box of chocolates." ha ha.
Great job on the C/R.
A short report is better than no report, that's for sure.
Can't wait to get back down...
Great news guys. Wish I were there now.
Good luck in the upcoming charters, and keep the pictures coming!
What Zane said, plus....
That's a popular time of year to be fishing, and the guys mentioned are excellent captains who may be booked already, so...
Awesome job. Would love to see a couple pics, if you have any.
Stuck here behind a desk.
That wouldn't suprise anyone that frequents these halls.
Nice pics....come on November!
Come on current and waxing moon!
Thanks for the info/report.
Guess the currents haven't quite smiled upon the treasured PV fishing grounds.....YET!! I'm sure they will soon.
Fishing isn't particularly slow, it's just that not too many folks going down - no charter, no report.
Last year, some folks that I know said...
So quite in here, that I can only hear the crickets!
Are charters that slow right now?
Thanks for the input.
I bought Owner circles, of different sizes.
Love the pics on the above URL.
I've never paid for my own hooks, as I usually just go with whatever the charter captain has. However, this year I want be more involved with...
Email Damon at: [email protected] will get you squared away, no doubt.His website is: www.puertovallartafish.com and he has...
If they aren't available, stay at the dock. Just kidding!
A couple suggestions you won't see on here very often, but are exceptional...
You really need to work on your picture taking skills. ha ha.
Fricking amazing pictures.
I'd love to have a couple of those hanging in my man...
Just thought I'd add to the confusion of airline costs...
US Air to and from PV (last and other years)....we get charged $30 for the empty cooler...
I did the same thing last year. Decided late to fish the tournament and posted here on BD to find a ride....
Recommend contacting the guys at...
Jaime Jr. on the panga "Jessica."
Contact him via the dreamweaver website. www.dreamweaversportfishing.com
You won't see his boat on the...
That's awesome. My wife and I plan to target Wahoo during our next trip to Baja.
Going to attempt high-speed trolling with big lures and torpedo...
Love the video.
Nice pics guys.
They said it all....a great time to be there. It's still warm, and fishing is HOT.
Suggest you figure out a couple things....What are your needs while on a boat (like a marine toilet, a/c, fighting chair, great gear, excellent or...
Don't catch all of the fish before we get there! I have some new lures to try out.
It's always nice to see your posts.
Beautiful pictures of Jaime Jr. impressing all.
Please tell him "hello" for Jasmine and I.
Sounds like a great time.
Can't wait to see some pics of the action.
Now that's what I'm talking about - CONGRATULATIONS!!!! :hali_olutta:
Steve, Freddy, and J. Mark getting the job done..........AGAIN. How many...
In Cabo, we were told that if you're on the boat, you need a license. That's everyone, including non-fishing passengers.
Fishing on a full moon beats any day in the office!
Come on 4 November!!!!
Personally, 3-5 days before and after the full moon for most fish. Up to the full moon for Tuna....then seems to drop off for about a week...
Nicely done Manny!
Pics are exceptional....as always!!
Thanks for the report and please, keep 'em coming.
Reports like this helps me keep my...
Well done sir. I know that AJ left a mark!
Congrats on a great trip. I'm sure your boys will remember it forever.
Sounds like a great trip to me! I'm sure I'll catch some grief too for targeting wahoo, but what the heck. I want to get better at it,...
If you plan on fishing with any of the guys mentioned on here, you better make your reservations ASAP. The timeframe that you're going to be in...
Thanks for the info.
I've been told that 100-300 ft tends to be the best depth. Even better if it's close to a nice, sharp drop-off. Like...
www.anamariasportfishing.com or Puerto Vallarta fishing with Fish In PV Sportfishing Charters
Damon represents both websites and can accomodate...
Thanks everyone. Comments and insight is most appreciated. I'll post on how well we do.
Yeah, that's too bad it went down like that. But, sounds like you have a positive experience overall.
How far did you have you run to find fish?
Sounds like exactly what I have planned. I was just looking for some help on where to start my search.
I will if I can make it. Checking with my two boss' (work and wife). My wife loves fishing too, so it may be a hurdle that I can't get over....
Anyone have a recommendation on a boat for 3 pax?
Thanks for the info Howdy.
My grown kids/family and I are very new to fishing tournaments, but have to admit, we really enjoy the competition....
I'll be down in November. Think you're right. Target them as much as possible, but leave a window open for other stuff.
I'm sticking what I originally posted on the subject.
Didn't see the "no chum rule" in the tournament rules posted on the tournament's website....
Maybe he did protest, (quitely), and was told the decision has been made. So, as a gentleman, he moved on and forward with the situation. Or,...
Sounds like a good time...
I wasn't there, but....
"Any verbal or physical abuse or threats from entrants toward Tournament Staff is cause for a team's disqualification."...
Nicely done, sir!!
Can't wait to get back down. Come on October!
Looking to concentrate my fishing efforts for Wahoo (one entire day) duirng my next trip to CSL and would like some recommendations on where to...
Are the dates for fishing correct, and are you looking for 2 pax?
You might want to contact a few of the charter operations that are listed on the tournament's webpage, to see if they have anyone else...
My next trip to CSL is just around the corner and I'm considering fishing the Morgan Bank area.
Has anyone ever fished it....know how long it...
Nice early season fish!
Looks like Steve and Freddy have dusted off their Marlin catching skills rather early in the season.
Thanks for the insight.
It took me 5 trips to CSL, before I got to release one.
Has anyone been to Bara de Navidad? What's the fishing like? I did some searching around on the internet and looks to be a nice place.
I'm fishing with Redrum at the WON Tuna Jackpot tournament. So, definitely those guys too.
Give Damon a call or send him an email, as he has a number of options/boats available that can put you on fish and meet your budget....
Nicely done Capt Louis. Ana Maria guys have the skill to put folks on BIG fish, regardless of the species - Marlin, Tuna, Mahi...you name. See...
x4 on Dreamweaver and Mike.
Nicely done guys!
Jasmine and I can only make it down once this year :( (3-10 Nov).
Nice...VERY nice. What brand of lure is that hanging out of the fish's mouth?
I've "Googled" this question until my fingers became nubs...
Are there any long range tuna charters out of CSL that go to the Revillagigedo...
Is there a best sea temperature for catching yellow fin tuna?
Dream weaver - an awesome 32ft Blackfin and 28 ft Panga - either is great and gives you options and a good price variance to work with. Jaime Jr....
Nicely done, Tom!
Tell Jaime Jr., "hello" for me.
You can't really compare Cabo to ZIH or PVR, as they are all so differnt in terms of people, beach life, and what they have to offer in the way of...
You can see her skills, while fighting the fish. AWESOME!
Zane...can't wait to get the new lures from you!
Maybe I can talk Jaime Jr. into...
Go cheap on hotel in town or marina. Wyndam at marina - no frills but doesnt suck either. Expedia or funjet tend to be cheapest deals going to...
Eat some carne asada tacos for me at Super Burro!
Great. My brother and friend wants to fish with you this Fall. I gave him your number.
Capt Danny G.,
How long does it take for you to get fom Marina, La Cruz to Corbetena?....in good weather conditions.
Recommend a few things.
Figure out what area you want to fish (meaning: Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, etc.), as the areas are all different,...
Go with Jaime Jr. on the Jessica.
If you want something a little bigger, go with Ramon on the Dreamweaver.
They are updating their website,...
I've been to Loreto several times, my brother has been going every summer with a few friends, and a friend owns a house there....I echo what...
Where did they catch the fish?
X 3 on the dreamweaver.com guys. Jaime Jr's panga isn't on the website at the moment as they are updating the website. Just hit the contacts...
Love the added pics and comments.
Check them out. Number one Tournament winning crew, exceptional gear and boat...
Check out their latest post in...
Awesome job the guys did. Wow!
Though it's only the beginning of March, I'm already counting down the days until I get to fish with...
Wow. That's something I've never done. Why at night?
Jaime Jr. is the man to fish with, no doubt there. Actually, he's the only panga guy I...
Nicely done guys. See you around the marina.
Fishing with Ramon and Jaime Jr. is lots of fun, and eating at your establishment was more than enjoyable.
Jaime Jr. is the reel deal for sure.
He goes to where the fish are (no matter what the price of gas is), and never takes anyone for just...
Nice pics Danny G! Best wishes for 2013.
Great Captain, awesome gear that's properly rigged, and a very well maintained boat...makes for a successful day on the water with some nice people.
No joke. We wacked them with the Bomboys.
I need a couple more, and will contact you after the holidays. I want a few more mini-Gs in...
That's a wall-hanger for sure!
Took my youngest son to Cabo San Lucas with us this year to celebrate my 50th B-day and his 25th B-day.
We fished the WON Tuna Jackpot...
We were there too, and somewhat amazed at the number of fish (not just the extremely fat girls) that were caught using sardines.
I've come to the realization, and finally able to admit it..... I'm addicted to big game fishing in Mexico (I'm a fish-a-holic). :)
Looks like I'm...
x2 on Mr. Whalebreath's comments.
If you can switch hotels, go with Hotel Mexicana (might be sister hotel to Irma). It's right on La Ropa...
Now that's how ya git 'r done.
Super job Capt Danny!
I know some are newer and some a bit older, but I still won't be able to sleep tonight after seeing pics like this!
Unfortunately my vacation...
Awesome report, and pics.
Took my youngest son (25 years) out with Jaime Jr. the Sunday after the WON Jackpot Tournament - this was his first...
My 2 cents worth...
Lots of good advice here, but I just got back from CLS with my wife, son Tristan, and we slammed fish on the Mini-G (YFTs,...
Caught a ton of tuna, just nothing big.
Had a shot at one, but it didn't hook up.
I'll email you the rest of the story.
I was at the WON tournament (team 19). All BIGGY'S were caught on the chunk (squid, macks and sardines)...or combo of all.
Call the guys at...
I know this will make some of my PV friends, compas, and family members uneasy.........but, with the latest results from the WON Tuna Jackpot...
Outstanding job Capt Manny.
Keep the fire burning!!!
Way to go guys!
Jasmine and I can't wait to fish with you guys, yet again, next year!
My wife Jasmine, son Tristan, and I were yet another group that were down and keeping the Dreamweaver guys busy fishing with Bomboy lures....
Nicely done fellas!
Yeah, we're fishing with Jaime Jr. for the fun of it too, on the 11th.
Have to admit, all of the big YFTs lately have me wondering...
So you're the lucky dog that's fishing with Jaime Jr. and Sr.
Luck is NOT something need with those two guys. I have reservations to fish with...
Way to go Danny G!
How did you guys do?
Did any BD members fish the tournament?
We are fishing with Redrum Sportfishing on their 28Ft Californian, "Tantrum." The Redrum folks told me the name of the captain and deck, but I...
Anyone fishing the WON Jackpot Tuna Tournament in CSL?
My family will be participating for the first time, and we are stoked. Can't wait until...
How is the tournament going?
Finally got a couple more to upload. These fish were on the Ana Maria II - Blackfin.
Still trying to get the Tuna pics to upload.
Well done guys!
Just got back from our annual trip down to PV. We didn't catch any of the grande sized fish we were after, but we still had a blast hanging out...
Got back about midnight, last night, from yet another great trip with Ana Maria Sportfishing.
Though we encountered some crazy weather on...
We had about the same result, but did manage a few smaller tuna 60lb range.
4 more days. But, who's counting :rofl:
See you guys on the water.
That's one happy customer!
Jaime is lots of fun to fish with, and is just darn good peeps to be around. He always has fun fishing stories to swap.
Thanks for the great...
You honestly don't need to look any further than what's posted above.
7 days...counting down!
Recommend you check a few of the recent posts in this forum.
They will give you all of the info you need.
I've not fished out of...
My recommendation is the above guys and Steve Torres and Freddy Rodriguez of WWW.AnaMariaSportfishing.com and WWW.Puertovallartafish.com
I'll be bringing Terrifin shots with me on this trip.
Thank you for yet, another, great report.
Come on November!!!
Fishing with Jaime Jr. on 11 November.
Jasmine and I are so ready to get...
Thanks. Renting for a week or two would definately be the smart way to go, before considering a purchase.
I saw the reviews on Tripadvisor.com...
If you don't mind going a little larger than a 28ft Californian, Ramon on the Dreamweaver is a solid choice.....clean, neat, well maintained, AND...
Well done, sir! Well done!
Thanks for the grander tips. I thought about July, because of what I read, and what was recommended to me.
Have to agree, in part, with your...
Mid September - early December are your best chances.
After that, you can still find them, but you'll probably need 14+ hr trips to hunt them...
I'd spend my money on Ramon and Jaime Jr. on the Blackfin - they are awesome fishermen, period -- awesome, attitudes too.
The boat is very...
Let the count down begin! 29 and counting.
Fully agree....Jaime Jr. is THE MAN to fish with in Cabo. He certainly has a big future!
Also agree with Mr. Hough. My wife and I truly...
Nice to hear the larger models are starting to show up in numbers.
Damon is the MAN, when it comes to hooking folks...
Jaime Jr. is THE MAN, when it comes to kite fishing.
Well, catching fish in general too.
Congrats on a great trip!
When will you be in PV?
Roosters may not be your best option...or an option at all.
Capt Danny G. is still an excellent Panga guy. There's no...
I know we're on the same sheet of music - I'm coming in a week earlier than I wanted, because the guys will be in Cabo.
Why don't you do some...
Numbers are there, as of last week, but tend to be on the small side. Hopefully you have some larger fish show up.
My brother just got back yesterday. Mostly chicken's being caught.
Nicely equipped panga. Who's is it?
My ride bailed on me, so it's back to looking...
Looking for a 28-32 foot boat that's properly equipped to do the job. Not looking for a...
Nicely done guys.
Nicely done! Good to see you again, last Friday.
See you on the water in November.
Jaime on the Jessica would be my number one pick.
Jaime will go further, and stay out longer (if need be) than any other guy in CSL.
ha ha ha ha.
You guys need to stop killing everything before I get there in October! ha ha.
Congrats on yet, another, YFT "how it's done" class.
We just hammered the football YFTs last Friday, with Jamie Jr. on his panga, "Jessica."
Pretty darn sure we nailed over 15 YFTs and 3 White...
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Need a team, and a boat...etc.
My brother and nephew are there right now and bagged 2 nice bull Do Do's about 30 lbs. With any luck, they increase the size to some 40-50lb modles.
I just had my ride bail on me. What are your thoughts? PM me please.
Jaime Jr. on the paga, "Jessica."
Nice looking fish.
Nice trip and report. Though you need to get better at taking pics :rofl:
Big Marlin are exceptionally fun fish to catch - powerful, fast,...
See you guys next week!
Agree with Capt Danny G, and the others. But, still looks like it was a fun fish to reel in.
:hali_olutta: Nicely done guys!
Air and hotel reservations are booked....COME ON October!
Wish I were you!
Poke around in this forum. You'll find everything you need to know.
Got an email saying that the tuna were biting big time on Friday.
How did everyone do over the weekend?
Any pics to share?
Are you staying in PV?
Way to go Danny!
I can't wait to get back down. Come on O C T O B E R !!
:hali_olutta: Well done!
I second that comment.
They get the job done, when so many others say, "you should have been here yesterday."
:notworthy Nicely done!
Recommend Victor on SantiI or Jaime Jr. on the Jessica.
It's better to call Victor to see if he's available vs. emailing him. Phone number on...
LOL..wouldn't surprise me.
Jaime Jr. is a great guide to go fishing with, and he loves to fish. Heck, he goes fishing even when he doesn't have a charter!
That's one heck of a panga ride, from Nuevo Vallarta. I've done it...whew.
I sugguest you upgrade to a little larger boat, as you and your son...
Love that picture!
Can't wait to fish with you guys on the Ana Maria II !!
Go with either of the above guys, or checkout the Ana Maria guys at: www.anamariasportfishing.com or contact Damon at:...
Jaime Jr. on his panga, Jessica.
If you want something a bit larger, go with Capt Ramon on Dreamweaver, Renegade Mike, or Jobe.
If Jaime Jr....
Are you talking about the 4th of May?
Contact Damon at [email protected]
My wife and I have been fortunate enough to have traveled to Cabo on numerous occassions, fished with many great guides, and just can't see fising...
Amazing! Can't wait to get back down.
Congrats to all involved.
I'll throw Steve Torres and Freddy Rodriguez on the Ana Maria into the stack of recommendations. They're proven tournament winners that are...
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Fish with Capt Steve or Freddy....or, both!
I'm fricking jelous. Stuck here watching Jaime Jr. and you live the life vs. being in it.
Congrats on a great trip!
Jaime Jr. on the Jessica or Ramon on the Dreamweaver.
Can't go wrong, either way.
Same with Mike.
Kyle is spot-on, as usual.
:notworthy:notworthy:notworthy Outstanding job guys!
Way to go Jaime! VERY nice grouper.
See you guys in a few months.
Which is better and why?
My invitation must have gotten lost in the mail???? HA HA.
Congrats on another great trip.
Love fishing with Steve and Freddy!
Go to Sayulita to hang out. Cool little surfing town, cold beers and fish tacos on the beach = very relaxing and enjoyable.
There's lots of condos for rent...just do a Google search. But, you must know, right on the beach in Mita (or the other little towns in that...
My blue collar roots showing up.
Could you imagine if it qualified and he was signed up for that Mustad Hook a Million promotion???
Good choice on the Panga.
Jaime is an awesome Captain. Any Captain that fishes for the fun of it, when he's not doing a charter, is HUGE in my...
I agree. That's an exceptional ride.
Come on lottery! lol.
Z-town is awesome place to rest and relax.
I think this is more for the type of folks that just want to enjoy the experience. Which isn't a bad thing!
Congrats on the great trip!
Nice YTs....VERY nice!
Sounds like another great adventure provided by team Dreamweaver!
Nice...Very, very nice.
Merry Christmas and a happy and properous new year to you guys as well.
See you guys next year!
Fishing in PV OR Cancun in February, vs. working and freezing
Wish I had to make that TOUGH decision! :notworthy
Outstanding job guys!
You and Jaime always find a way to git 'r done!
Second all of the above suggestions...to include your own thoughts.
Why not do one or two in-shore and one or two off-shore trips?
I've already learned a boat-load from the responses...keep 'em coming!
I've sent Mike an email. Just to see if he's game and not busy. I...
The downrigger is deadly.
Awesome video action !
My name is Larry and I'm addicted to big game
sportfishing in Mexico...:rofl:
COMPLETELY agree with Peter on the Dreamweaver recommendation. I haven't fish with Mike...YET!!
If Ramon on the Blackfin is busy, check to see...
You should fish with them both! My wife, brother, and I did in late October, and had an awesome experience...and caught...
Way to go guys! Big Tunas = BIG fun!
See you guys next year!
That's exactly the type of info I was looking for.
Stan, thanks as well. I've not fished with Mike, but have exchanged...
I'm interested, but it depends on the particulars. I'll PM you.
Nice looking lure.
Looks like it's a little beat-up from the positive attention it received !
I'll be picking up a couple more lures...
Way to go Ramon!
I understand buying a new toy or two to fish in PV, BUT...
Recommend you fish with guys who have top-quality gear, that fish and win fishing...
Great job Hiram and Jaime Jr. - you guys rock!
You guys always show how to get the job done, when so many others just talk about what could have...
Looking for either a recomendation or for a boat and captain for the 2012 Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot Tournament, or a known guy that's available....
Great job Danny G!!
Way to go guys!!!
Can't wait to get back down and fish with you next year.
Did you catch it on live bait, or a lure?
Fished with Jaime on the Jessica and man, did we have an awesome time.
He basically gave us the run of the boat, allowed us to help
out on deck...
Jaime is the man IMO.
He's a fisherman's fisherman. It's rare that you find guys like him these days. So many just look at it as 9-5 and want...
I echo Weldon's comments about Steve and Freddie on the Ana Maria - what a great team.
No doubt those guys are sincerely big fish catching...
You might want to post the particulars....price, payout %, etc.
Just a thought.
Just got back from an EXCEPTIONAL fishing trip to CSL...whew, the dogs are tired and the bruises are reminders of a wide open dodo bite.
I found a couple reports by George Landrum and the Picante folks. Seems like you could probably launch from either area and do just fine.
I'm with "O". I'll be fishing with you on the 22nd.
Good luck in the Black and Blue!
I'm already in contact with the Bruce Brothers.
Now if I can just talk my brother into this...
Turning the big 5-0 next year....Let the bucket list begin!
#1. Catch a tuna that puts you in awe of Mother Nature.
AWESOME pics and report.
Way to go Steve and Freddy - you guys rock!
I'm already looking at dates for next year.
Great job and pics Manny. Don't know what kind of camera you rock, but, man, what great shots.
Getting more women down to PV to go big game...
Second Kyle's recommendation...and the other guys.
Fishing on the Dreamweaver and Jessica (same website), myself, 22/23 October.
Can't wait to fish with you guys on 22 and 23 October. Should be a blast.
Not sure what you do for a living, but if it's not posting fishing reports on BD, you may have missed your calling. :notworthy
Epic report !!!...
Ain't no doubt that Mike's gear is properly rigged for big fish.
Your timing couldn't be better....If I could pick any time to be off-shore fishing in the PV area, it would be the dates you're going to be there....
Way to go Capt Danny.
Looking forward to seeing your pics.
Thanks for the report Mike. Many of us on here appreciate it.
Wish I were there, as I'd be game for a day of Super Cow fishing. Win, lose, or...
Awesome fish Capt Manny!
Caught a 600lb class Blue Marlin with Captain Steve Torres and Freddy Rodriguez on the Ana Maria last week.
These guys are serious, hard-core...
You guys seriously rock in my book. What are the chances that I come down and catch a fish-of-a-life time two times in a row?...
I hope the big girls start biting for you guys soon.
I'm considering a short trip just to fish for Tuna, in late Sept.
Thanks guys. I'll try and post a couple more pictures later. My wife has the camera at work - showing off the sailfish she reeled in! Thankfully,...
Fished again this year with Steve and Freddy on the Ana Maria.
BLUF (Bottom Line Up Front): Feeling like the second luckiest guy in Vallarta -...
Nice job on the Tuna! We couldn't get them to bite on the 25th.
Danny, it was a Blue, not a Black.
Great job Capt Danny!
Second the Ana Maria - tournament winning crew, top notch gear and tackle, awesome boat. Worth every penny!
Fishing with Capt Steve and Freddy on the Ana Maria.
Awesome report and Dorado! Dang that's a nice fish.
Looks like fishing is reeeely starting heat up.
Nice job guys!
Keep 'em coming. Fishing with you guys 6 days from today.
Not that I'm counting! :)
Great job. Love the pictures!
VERY nice pics.
Thanks for the report.
Can't hardly wait. 9 more days until I get there!
Now that's fishing!
Second the Ana Maria recommendation. Check my pics on my profile. I'll be fishing with them again 25 and 27 August.
Super report, and job guys.
Though not a win, 4th place in release points out of 60+ teams in the tournament is a damn fine showing in my book!...
Think they were talking about the record blue marlin. Not
the biggest marlin (blue or black) on record for the tournament.
You guys can do it. Keep after it!
I can't wait to see the pics and video as things progress.
Keep us posted!!!!!
Great photos of your tournament win. Keep up the great work!
I saw Dora messing up your weather out there.
Looks like the weather is going to cooperate for you guys, afterall.
Keep us posted on how you...
That's just incredible. Way to go!
Good luck at the Bisbee East Cape!
What lure did you catch him on?
Awesome pic Danny. I bet the party was "ROCK STAR" quality....or so it sounds! Wish I was there.
Just got a text from my brother (FINALLY!) who is fishing in LTO with some friends. He said the bite is WFO on Dorado up to 30lbs.
I don't know...
Chances are you'll do well at either place.
Recommend you go with a Panaga if the 28' class is what you're looking for.
I recommend you go...
Any new info ?
Any recent news on the Dorado bite in Loreto?
My brother and friends will be there tomorrow.
I heard that there is a tournament this weekend...
Victor is awesome.
Love your humor.
Pics 4-6....Are you kidding me! Those a roosters are F#$%ing amazing!
Congrats on the retirement.
I second Chuck's recommendation on Sayulita and the rental car option.
You might want to consider Punta Mita as well.
Good luck to all of the teams fishing the tournament :hali_olutta:
Looking forward to the posts and pics of the results!
How big are the was are you keeping?
Please post a report when you get back. Have some family going to LTO for Dorado, etc., on the 15th and some news would be nice...GOOD...
See if this will work for you.
Not sure what SST ur looking at but this is the one I found http://www.terrafin.com/sstview/browseFree.php?ct=free
You should consider contacting Damon at PV Sportfishing. He can hook you up with a number of top-notch captains, who can put you on fish, at a...
I second Victor on the Paga Santi and time to fish is in the a.m. in CSL.
Bullshipper is spot on with his assessment too. Consider bringing a...
Victor on the Panga, Santi.
I've fished with a number of panga guys down there and found him to be of the best....
I've been down many times to Cabo and have fished with a number of panga guys. So far, I'd have to say Victor on the Santi has been my best...
Thanks for all the input guys. My brother and a few friends will be down mid-July for 5 days. They primarily want to catch some Dorado, but I'm...
Thank you for the info.
Anyone have current fishing/water conditions in Loreto?
I'm looking forward to fishing with you guys this Fall.
You're both right. Must have been something I ate.
I know this is going to hurt some BD Forum peeps feelings...BUT, Can we start putting the dates and times, to include mine, on our pics? In my...
Thanks for the infomercial.
Thank you...I think.
Can't wait to see the video footage from this year's tournament.
Go team Ana Maria! Bring the trophy back to PV.... again!
Does anyone know if live bait is available around the JFK Causway area, or Corpus area in general?
Matt, et. al,
Thanks. I got it.
Though I do appreciate the "Paul Havey."
Was that Victor's camera catching the action, or yours?
Victor told me that he was going to get a camera set above the wheel, so that he could...
Think I saw that scale in Melton's.
Thanks guys....and got it...thick headed, but got it. LOL.
Though that doesn't make sense, thanks for your opinion. Meaning the formula is only good up to 300 lbs. After that, it's all BS. Am I tracking?...
Your post needs a little more info...but, reading between the lines, it sounds like you're wanting to fish out of the same locations, but you want...
My first trip to Cabo was in 1996...since then, been back quite a few times. It has become a party town, that's for sure. BUT, there's SO much...
Mr. Ali, thanks for the info. I read on a number of other websites, that there's the possibility of adding or subtract 10% of the fish's...
Does anyone have a weblink to a reputable YFT and Marlin weight calculator/estimator, or know what the formula is to estimate their weight?...
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Good guy to fish with and good decision to not leave her behind :)
I MORE than understand having a budget, and I love to save money when I can.
Personally, I don't know or have heard anything of him.
Nice to see another Texas fisherman in the Mainland Mexico BD area!
I can only speak from personal experience...so, here ya go:
Eat at Super Burro when you get to Loreto. Go with the carne asada tacos with cheese.
Looks similar to a black grouper. Hard to tell from the pic.
An awesome point Mateo....or be willing to go out.
A friend of mine has a place down there and said the exact same thing that Elnino and Bill said. He's catching nice YT on the days he can get out.
Where are these places located?
Here's what I know about what you're asking for:
YT - Loreto March until May. All depends if the wind will let you get out.
Wish I could...
That's awesome. Glad everything worked out for you.Can't wait to see the other pictures.
I haven't fished with him, but hope to in the future.
Though I've done the higher end places, we stay at the Tesoro (like $70 a night) when in town because it's cheap and close to everything in town -...
You need to go further South. Like ZIH. A friend of mine said they're catching them, but it's a long trip out to them (like 25-30 miles). Probably...
Awesome info. He told me he was getting his own webpage, but didn't know it happened.
He's a good guy and very honest, and speaks awesome...
Go to Loreto...Now.
The Borders, deeper mainland (like Mex City and Monterey), and Alcapolco...think I spelled that wrong...any way.
All places have become bad...
What airline restrictions on AA ? I just called them last week and nothing has changed from my last two trips down. As of last Tuesday, you can...
Loreto is still pretty old-skool Mexico. Though a friend of mine that has a house down there said that they paved a few more roads in town last year.
Got'ta love the Walmart and Home Depot...ugh.
I've heard that about Cabo....being a rich person's place to live and own.
Personally, I chose to stay at the hotel Twin Dolphin, because I saw...
4 is plenty on his boat. I wouldn't add any more pax to the trip.
Going to be in Vallarta again this Fall to chase large YFT, and thought I might like to try our hand at catching some Grouper and Snapper.
how'd the trip go? Pics?
Nice trip!!! Lots of fun and good stuff to eat.
I bet she's hooked on PV fishing and will be bugging you soon to go back.
Got my wife...
Love the intense look on your son's face in the first pic...priceless, I'm sure.
Looks like PV's fishery has hooked three more fishermen, for...
Wow. Sounds like it will quite a place, when all said it done. Thanks for the info.
So I've heard, but can't confirm.
It was just an awesome hotel. Cost me $180 a night, 1996 (not all inclusive!)
Also, it was on the SLH list...
In 1996, I stayed at the hotel Twin Dolphin that was situated next to Santa Maria Bay.
However, I noticed last July while in town, that it had...
Fire up the grill!
I was curious if anyone ate them.
Can u eat Roosters? I've never heard of anyone eating them.
I normally catch and release, because I don't like the taste of any cooked billfish I've tried - I did have some marlin sashimi I enjoyed. I let...
Though I'm a catch and release guy more often than not....I lean towards Captain Jeff's opinion. Well, maybe not that strongly - ha ha.
A friend just got back and killed the sails.
Fish with Capt Elias Ruiz, 755-114-1058. Not sure what boat he's working right now. Awesome...
You'd do well if you fish with Capt Torres on the Ana Maria. http://www.anamariasportfishing.com/
These guys just know how to catch fish...no...
Stay home...the fishing won't be that good.
If you want to fish, go to Zihuatanejo for Roosters, Sails, and Striped Marlin.
The hotel to stay...
I'm jelous...and now hungry! Great trip.
Check out the pics on my profile.
So many good guys to fish with in PV. However, I'd spend my hard earned money on Captain Torres and crew on...
Welcome to Texas! Live in San Antonio myself.
Yeah, my heart bleads for you. BUT, someone has to do it, right? ha ha.
I used to fish for...
Fishing in Loreto this time of year? Better have a little more time on your hands. Chances are, the winds will keep you on land.
What an awesome opportunity for you and your sons to make a life-time memory.
I highly recommend Captain Steve Torres on the Ana Maria. He is a...
I highly agree. They're fish catching machines!
My first thought was, "stay on the ship," but then I re-read your post. Mr. Frijolitos makes a good point. You don't seem to be the serious or...
I recommend PV. I've gone to Cabo in July 2 times - thank goodness the party spots were hot...the fishing sure wasn't.
Fish with Team Ana...
Fish with Captain Elias Ruiz. 755-114-1058. He went to school here in the states, so don't worry about calling him. His English is great.
Winner's always find a way to win.
Way to go Team Ana Maria.
See you guys in September.
Is Quartos Altos still open in LTO ?
Both are good restaurants.
Let us know how the condo worked out, and how the fishing was. I've only gone to Punta Mita to eat with friends...
Did you see the info that "Ali" posted...think the Title is ******Puerto Vallarta Fishing and Lodging Info*** ?? It's the number 3 item...
So many great guys to fish with....decisions, decisions, decisions.
See you this year, Manny!
Bring the subs and I'm sure someone will jump in! ha ha. Good luck and post your pics when you get back!!
So many good Captains on here and in PV in general, but I'd spend my hard earned money on Captain Steve Torres and Freddy on the boat, Ana Maria....
Call Elias at Ruiz at 755-114-1058 in Zihuatanejo. A number of BD members, and myself, have fished and done very well with him. Speaks English...
IMO, the pictures say it all. Great job Team Ana Maria and super report Damon!
Damon, Happy Holidays to you and your family!
Amaaaaaaaaaaaazing. Truely amazing trip.
The TRUE professionals aboard the Ana Maria produce again, again, and again.
Way to go Steve,...
Super job guys!
Can't wait to get back down and fish with Capt Steve, Freddy and Javier - you guys are true professionals.
Did you go fishing? Catch anything? Pics?
I can't remember everything....I like to party when in Cabo. Ephran serves up the cold ones at Rips, which is located in the shopping area that...
If this is a fishing vacation, you'd do better in Puerto Vallarta in the Fall. But, Cabo will still be great.
Time of year: Sep...
Wish I were you!
I hate sitting behind this desk, but it supports my PV fishing habit :)
Great job !
I'd fish with Capt Elias or Chiro if going off-shore.
Elias is on a 35' Luhrs and Chrio is on a 32' Bertram.
Elias 755-114-1058 Chiro...
we fished with Capt Torres on the Anna Maria on 17 & 18 September. It rained like hell at the rock on the morning of 17 Sept. On the 17th, my...
Can someone school me on what a "troll fish" is and why you'd clip the tail because it's a troll fish?
I thought most of the fish we taken by...
From a working class guy's perspective, who fishes the Mexico waters a couple times a year, #@%*!% ...what a fishing machine! I guess some of us...
Can't wait to see the fishing pics.
How about posting one of Elias' new ride?
The guys on the Ana Maria are exceptional fishermen. Can't wait to fish with them again.
I'm familiar with him...
UH-maaaaaazing. Truly amazing pics.
I would pick Cabo and a near/in-shore trip in PV. Usually, you don't have to travel very far when fishing Cabo (one of the things Cabo is known...
Oh my goodness.......oh, my goodness! Just sitting back and watching the discovery channel-like action would have been worth the trip.
Great job Santi I !!
My wife Jasmine and I (from San Antonio, TX) fished on Santi I last July. Didn't catch anything (saw a number of fish,...
Thanks Danny. I hope to fish with you my next trip down.
Thanks Damon. Glad to hear the guys are still kicking @ss !
I've never fished PV this late in the year. So, is it game over for now?
We were fortunate enough to have an epic year. 3 days on the Ana Maria...
Elias is now on a 32" Luhrs? Wow. He moved up in the world! I fished with him on an older 34' Bertrum (paid $300 in low season). But, $500 for...
The photos in my album and this year's tournament winnings say it all about Steve Torres and the Ana Maria...I do agree, that all mentioned here...
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