SUPER’s ON THE ROYAL STAR

hucklongfin

Deep release specialist
Jul 3, 2003
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MarkT
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I thought they had 8 over 300 and 15 over 200!
 

FishRock

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JAM
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Thunnus - 22' Koffler BayBee (1990)
There is always a fine line between being aggressive in persuing fish and being "that guy". I am sure that the anglers who boated those supers are fine with it.
 
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FishRock

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Tom Honaker

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Royal Star
No permits are required to fish PV...

Lots of huge fish caught there...
Ok, I should have been more clear on my post. They are adhering to all regulations, they have all the proper permits for there anglers, they are encouraging there anglers to spend time in Matzalan and enjoy everything that area offers. The local businesses benefit from the extra tourism, and the Royal Star gives the local boats tackle, bait, and many other things that benefit them. Not seeing a downside, if the Mexican fisheries officials didn't want them there, they wouldn't be there.
 
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Fishybuzz

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Intrepid
Pretty sure the Intrepid has fished there before, you may have been on one of those trips.

Yes I was on the one and only trip that the Intrepid made to PV maybe 7 or 8 years ago.......but we were actually 100 miles north of PV........and we saw no other boats from PV while fishing.......it was absolutely off the hook cow fishing......

The locals get upset when the LR boats fish El Banco... Roca Corbatania and spots closer to PV.
 

Tom Honaker

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Yes I was on the one and only trip that the Intrepid made to PV maybe 7 or 8 years ago.......but we were actually 100 miles north of PV........and we saw no other boats from PV while fishing.......it was absolutely off the hook cow fishing......

The locals get upset when the LR boats fish El Banco... Roca Corbatania and spots closer to PV.
I know a guy that was on that trip, he said it was one of his best trips ever! I'm not trying to start a shitstorm about this, but they are staying within the guidelines, and I applaud there efforts to help the local businesses in Matzalan, benefit from there presence.
 
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ZZZZZ

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Dec 11, 2003
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Nothing like the bottom of the 9th. Wtg RS some real deal cow

The LR boats targeting giant yft are not interested in fishing the tiny crowded area of Corbatania or El Banco anymore imo, that was in the past and out of desperation. Mostly tourist fishing there now. The one day fleet has allot of boats and is not the cow hot spots anymore. I doubt a LR boat will ever mix with the short range fleet again. Btw got my big one at Corbatania rock on a 1 day trip for $300 trip cost for each person, buddy and I
 
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Cubeye

I've posted enough I should edit this section
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Kub
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17' Gregor
Nothing like the bottom of the 9th. Wtg RS some real deal cow

The LR boats targeting giant yft are not interested in fishing the tiny crowded area of Corbatania or El Banco anymore imo, that was in the past and out of desperation. Mostly tourist fishing there now. The one day fleet has allot of boats and is not the cow hot spots anymore. I doubt a LR boat will ever mix with the short range fleet again. Btw got my big one at Corbatania rock on a 1 day trip for $300 trip cost for each person, buddy and I
So where are the PV boats that are targeting cows fishing? The areas around the Tres Marias Islands? Or are those areas legal now?
 
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Whalebreath

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The Osunas post here regularly about their success-being local for generations no doubt helps to qualify for a Tres Maria permit.
 

Bill W

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Red Rooster
There is a fishery seamount just 25 miles outside Puerto Vallarta that the locals drift. To anchor up on that spot is like declaring war to the locals. The prison Island, Tres Maria has some really good tuna spots I here. Oh well... not legal.
 

ZZZZZ

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I don't know buddy and its really none of my/publics business imo

There are people on the internet who really want to know boats locations. Its fishing.

The RS is one of the top west coast tuna boats. They are courteous to other boats and we are not Mex officials.

Left Cabo mid day and fishing mid day the next day. That's above and probably North of the biosphere with fish related to the general region. Like fishing outside the clarion biosphere before the change in distance. Have seen allot of fresh big fish pics with the PV islands way in the background

Let the boats do the reporting imo.

I was on a heater trip and was in the wheel house. The RS called and was very adamant about not disclosing our legal hot spot for the boat I was on. Only because of commercials monitoring thier reports with helicopters
 
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No Cal Lou

No Cal Lou
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Some LR boats don't care....that's how closures happen IMO.
What are they going to do? With the closure of the Islands cow fishing is the shits. May as well go where the cows are as it is only a matter of time when all the big fish spots will be shut down to the San Diego boats.
 

The Dr.

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I fished aboard one of the local PV boats last February and the Star was in town fishing the same zones. The first day and a half of fishing sucked for us. Not many fish seen and fewer bites.

Before the Star left PV for home, they called us in and gave us all their sardines. The handed over 20-30 scoops of nice quality dines. The next day it was on! We fished a more traditional SD style approach. Spot the fish, slide and throw bait and hook a couple. We ended the third day of fishing with 10 YFT 50-150lbs. I landed my PB YFT on 80lb line and a 2/0 Charlie Brown hook, the fish taped around 150lbs.
 

miaf

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Yes I was on the one and only trip that the Intrepid made to PV maybe 7 or 8 years ago.......but we were actually 100 miles north of PV........and we saw no other boats from PV while fishing.......it was absolutely off the hook cow fishing......

The locals get upset when the LR boats fish El Banco... Roca Corbatania and spots closer to PV.
You’ve never been on a LR boat that fished inside a buffer zone?🙄🙄
 

caballo del mar

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There is a fishery seamount just 25 miles outside Puerto Vallarta that the locals drift. To anchor up on that spot is like declaring war to the locals. The prison Island, Tres Maria has some really good tuna spots I here. Oh well... not legal.
You mean this one, Corbetenia Rock. I had excellent fishing there a couple of years ago for Tuna, Dorado and Sailfish. I couldn’t imagine a Sportboat there. I know some have anchored on El Banco.
 
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