Constitution: just got home from my trip, thanks for the advice

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  1. Dudley613

    Dudley613 Well-Known "Member"

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    Chris
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    Sooo for all the enquiring minds after my first post that yielded 17,000+ views about a particular boat... I will lay it down...

    The Luck starts strong:
    Five days before I leave for my PV trip I find out I won the Super Bowl square final from Jerry.. Who would have thought... I never win anything. 5 JRI lures with a new shirt in the mail today... Thanks Jerry, really cool you do that for us.

    2-9: local adventure
    myself and me amigo Rodrigo and the dark kings crew land in PV ready to start the adventure... Paradise village really delivers, Moises is the guy at the door you need to find and get to know, he made this trip great. He helped with taxis for our large groups and found some really amazing places for us to eat...
    After dinner some of the group go to bed, the other adventurous gents find comfort in the casino down the street from the hotel.. The casino was offering a holdem' tourney... I'm in. So long story short "the luck starts strong" carries me to win the tournament as the locals were calling me pack man as I slowly took them out one by one. Off to bed with 350$ more than I came with... Good start.

    2-10: departure day
    After gathering much needed supplies from Walmart (60+cases of beer and liquor) we board the constitution. I'm helping some guys on the trip get gear ready and taking the whole picture in, beautiful boat, helpful crew and great attitudes all around. I'm getting pumped, remembering all the tips from what I can recall from my past post about the trip. I'm ready... And excited.
    Keith gets everyone situated and calls us into the galley for the low down. Great seminar about what to expect and we draw numbers for the ballon.
    First up on the ballon is Ginny, the fellow female angler from the dark nights that is ready to kill fish. I draw #5... The luck continues. After a few cocktails were off to bed.

    2-11:the effing full moon
    Me and Rodrigo wake up at 3am to start the pluckers and have some coffee.. No luck on the pluckers.
    Sun comes up and fly lines go out. The long soak, and when I mean long soak, it's a longer soak then I've ever been used to. These cabbies will swim for miles if you find the right one. Hour + soaks...no dice. Nothing on the ballon, absolutely zero cod notions to fish... Full moon I will blame. Those fish ate all night and wanted nothing to do with us.. A few beers and some good dinner and I'm off to bed.

    2-12: heating up
    Same routine as yesterday, me, Rodrigo and THE original Dan Hernandez are hanging out on the Plunkers early. No love. Before the sun is up the balloons are out. By 8 am Ginny gets the first ballon fish. She fought it hard, took a few breaks and landed the first cow for the trip. 280+.. Things are looking up..
    Around 1 pm, the boys are out long soaking baits and my new amigo nester gets bit on a long soak. He kills his fish nicely, shortly into his fish dan hooks one right next to me. I was super happy to see these guys hook up. In the middle of this, another friend I made Dave hooks up on the long soak. 3 fish plus the ballon fish. It's a good day, nester keeps telling me, you gotta put your time in on the rail, so that's what I never stopped doing.

    2-13: overtime
    I was feeling a little down that I have t got my fish yet, but after rally chew, I get back in the game. Rods out again at 4 am today, Plunkers showed no love. Usual crowd this early, myself Rodrigo and dan.. Suns up lines out. About 8 am Rodrigo hooks up, this guy can fish. Quickly after that Dave is on again with a long soak, this time he hands off to his boy, Nico. For those of you that have fished with this duo, you know what I mean. Some of the most genuine people that I have ever met.
    We have to motor out to catch up to Nicos fish due to the long soak and light drag needed to bring these guys in.
    3 more cows come over and were all happy for these guys.
    The day drags on with no biters and Keith comes down to talk to Dave our charger master. Not a lot of bent rods and a lot of effort has gone into this trip so they decide to make a pass on a rock near the islands to get some bent rods
    In short time, I get my ass kicked by some amber jack and pargo. nester lands probably the biggest pargo I'll see in my life, 25-30 easy.
    What a way to end the trip.

    Recap:
    To all the people on this site that had negative things to say about this operation, I'll say this. I have been on a lot of boats, this crew works extremely hard to get you on fish. If a 25$ ballon and leader charge keeps you from fishing this boat. That makes me happy because I'll be back and that's one more spot for me.

    To the crew,
    Keith, you and your boys have it down, I've never had such a good experience on a boat off shore. "E" helped me and taught me a lot, chewy or Jesus for the rest of the world, you also made my trip. Miguel, I couldn't understand anything you said but man you know what to do. We had a new cook, Brian, who was a fill in and may not be back but his food was amazing.

    Our trip yielded 7 big fish, only one fish was under 200. I thank all the guys who gave insight on my trip before I went. For all the other people who haven't went out in PV or who were contemplating going out. I promise you these guys are too notch. I was not disappointed at any point. The new boat is amazing, the crew is more than I expected. I look forward to the next trip with these guys.

    Thanks for reading.

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    Last edited: Feb 17, 2017
  2. Waterdog~

    Waterdog~ Just one more

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    Nice work....
     
  3. madrugador

    madrugador I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Thanks for the report.I leave in 5 days
     
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  4. stephen campbell

    stephen campbell aka "Soup"

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    Learning enough gringo to pescador Spanish is fairly easy and well worth it. You may find if you try your Spanglish the others will return in kind.
     
  5. terryc.

    terryc. Well-Known "Member"

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    Thanks nice positive report I'm also on in 5
     
  6. Johnny J

    Johnny J Formally INOXicated

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    There you go. Thanks for the up date.
     
  7. karlk1125

    karlk1125 Well-Known "Member"

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    Thank you for the report!!! I'm in LAX waiting for our flight to our 3.5 day.
     
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    Really glad your trip was a positive experience for you. I fished the Maximus 3 times and can't wait to fish the new boat.
     
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  9. Dudley613

    Dudley613 Well-Known "Member"

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    Good luck man.
     
  10. Dudley613

    Dudley613 Well-Known "Member"

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    I agree, next year I will brush up my Spanglish skills before I go.
     
  11. titan05

    titan05 Pelagic Terminator

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    Chris,

    I love the fact that you posted this the way you did....it's not always about the
    sum total of fish but the adventure and a refreshing perspective....very cool

    thanks for sharing
     
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  12. Dudley613

    Dudley613 Well-Known "Member"

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    Thanks man, I wanted to make this a good read... And I may have had a few:beerbang: While writing it haha
     
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    All the spanish you need to know in P.V.

    " Bese mi culo pinchi puto cabron " Hey Johnny Boy !LOL Practice this

    one. And sing it to Keith.He'll get a kick out of it !LOL
     
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  14. Workplacesafety

    Workplacesafety Reducing workplace injuries and illnesses

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    Congrats and thanks for reporting, glad you had a good time!
     
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    sealskinner Retired Pimp

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    Doesn't that mean " I love you my friend." ?
    Great report.
     
  16. Dudley613

    Dudley613 Well-Known "Member"

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    Word on our trip was frescas...
     
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    NoLDR OG BD member

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    Fishing is more about the friends you make and the time away from the daily grind in my opinion if you happen to catch a few tuna along the way that's a bonus.
    B
     
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  18. MikeyLikesIt

    MikeyLikesIt did you say F I S H I N G ???

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    Great report, man. I gotta get out and fish with you guys.

    I checked my records and next week will be my 11th trip with Keith. I have NEVER been disappointed with Keith and his operation.....sometimes the fishing was a little off, but so what...........its called fishing for a reason. Sometimes they bite, sometimes they don't......but its always a good time.

    I've been there......the "long soak". WAY different than a long soak with sardines.....right? LOL I swear, them cabbies have 10 lives, more than cats!

    bummer that you didn't get your fish, man....but it'll happen next time. :D
     
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    Nice report man. Best part about not getting your fish this time? Next time you're due!!
     
  20. Dudley613

    Dudley613 Well-Known "Member"

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    Your not lying, those cabbies must be the roaches of the ocean, hook them in the meat between the dorsal and head and they will swim for days. I was really surprised after hour plus soaks reeling in live and hearty baits. Those things gotta be killer when the red crab isn't around
     

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