Rodless Jim Charter On the Marla IV

Discussion in 'Mainland Mexico Fishing Reports and Discussion' started by harddrive, Jun 27, 2018.

  1. karlk1125

    karlk1125 Well-Known "Member"

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    Jim, you are so on point about the Marla's. I did a 3.5 day trip with them which had insanely tough conditions, but they worked their asses off 24/7 to get us on fish!
     
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  2. The Bushman

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    Great write up Min...and awesome job on the videos. Looks like everyone had a fantastic time. Great job Jim on being CM.
    In already looking forward to fishing with the Osunas in Jan. Can't wait!
     
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  3. harddrive

    harddrive Wish I Was Fishing!

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    Thanks, Ken. Should be a blast for you.

     
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    Great numbers and grade of fish, especially for June.
     
  5. poncherello

    poncherello I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Nice Report Min!!
    Glad I didn't have to wait for chapter 2,3,4 and 5 in 2019 by Jim. Lol!!

    Jim can't wait to see you again in SD. If you do this trip again, let me know. I will have something special for you and the boys!!
     
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  6. Rodless_Jim

    Rodless_Jim I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    You should expect me August 29th, Jerry. My next trip goes September 1st. As for doing this again, already in the works. I have a feeling it may become a yearly thing. I really can't recommend Marla Sportfishing any more highly. If you aren't going to fish one of the San Diego Long Range boats, you should be fishing with Danny and his brothers.
     
  7. Rodless_Jim

    Rodless_Jim I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    You guys are going to have a blast!
     
  8. Ali

    Ali Master of Nothing Admin

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    The Osunas have been on a tear. Nice work.
     
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  9. AndyJ

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    Agreed. The Osunas rock.
     
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    great report! can you share more about how the boat is set up? how was the bunk situation and other accommodations?
     
  11. hucklongfin

    hucklongfin Deep release specialist

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    There are 4 bunks at the bow, 2 lower and 2 upper. You eat at a table in the salon. There is a small room to the left as you go to the passenger accommodations that one or more crew sleep in. The others sleep on the couch in the salon or up on the fly bridge.
     
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  12. Rodless_Jim

    Rodless_Jim I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    OK, so the boat we were on is a 36 Blackfin Sportfisher named the Marla IV. The operation has 4 or 5 boats (one under refit/construction), but Marla IV is the one best configured for the kind of trip we took.

    The boat really maximizes available space. There are four bunks in the bow, and a separate (and slightly claustrophobic) Individual bunk. I had the "private" bunk because Min knows that I snore...

    There is a table for meals on the port side of the "salon" along with bench/couch along the starboard side. Again, it's a 36' boat, which imposes limits. Still within those limits, it's probably twice as spacious as you might guess.

    And the air conditioner works.

    Out on the water, the breeze is nice. The aft fishing space is pretty big, even with a couple of large ice chests. The walk from the stern to the bow is a little tight and you have to get used to it, but it's not a problem. The bow is very spacious, and the pulpit is a fantastic spot from which to fight a fish (ask harddrive!).

    Best of all, the boat has a rail. It's not teak, it's stainless steel, and more slippery than the rail on a long range boat, but it is sturdy as Heck, and designed to be fished the way you do on a long range boat. To provide stability, they have wrapped rope around the rail in various places and are adding more. The boat is very fishable.

    In sum, the whole layout is well thought out and ideal for fishing for big tuna. This is no "panga!" I can't speak for anyone else, but I think we four were quite comfortable, and I imagine you will be too.

    Oh, and the boat they are refitting now? It's a 50' Delta, in the process of being custom rebuilt specifically for tuna fishing. From what I can tell (and have seen), it's going to totally kick ass.
     
  13. hucklongfin

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    Alan Tani brought that cord and Roberto put it on the rail so your rods don't slide as much.
     
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  14. Rodless_Jim

    Rodless_Jim I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    You learn something new every day. Least I do.
     
  15. Rodless_Jim

    Rodless_Jim I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Hey, how did your trip go?
     
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    I love these reports from Danny's trips. Awesome work capt!
     
  17. thefishcatcher

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    Hey Jim,
    We did very well, I will post a short version here soon.

    ga
     
  18. Rodless_Jim

    Rodless_Jim I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Well, we're going in October...
     
  19. picasso

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    November for me.
     
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    Anyone know when the " No Tuna No Chinga" will be ready to fish?
     

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