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Title: Marla's Sport Fishing - PV - Jan 28 - Feb 2, 2019
Post by: Alans Buddy on January 11, 2019, 06:41:21 PM
Alan usually does the trip report but I thought I would start beforehand.

I have the good fortune of heading down to PV to fish with the Osunas for the fourth time! We're going to do the 3.5 day at the islands then do an 8 hour inshore trip. We'll stay 2 nights then head back.

Getting stuff together.

These are this year's jigs we're bringing down.

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Also bringing down some DTX minnows, Savage Gear crabs, and 1000 8 x 12 vacuum packer bags.

My buddy hooks us up with sweet rooms so we hooked him up with 100 and 130 lb setups. Makaira 20 and 50's.

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Khanh's wrapping some UC rods, Invictus and Viper. They should be delivered soon.

More to come. Super excited!

Ben


Title: Re: Marla's Sport Fishing - PV - Jan 28 - Feb 2
Post by: David Hall on January 11, 2019, 06:49:52 PM
Sounds like an awesome trip, when you departing?


Title: Re: Marla's Sport Fishing - PV - Jan 28 - Feb 2
Post by: Alans Buddy on January 11, 2019, 06:53:10 PM
Jan 28th we're heading to the islands.


Title: Re: Marla's Sport Fishing - PV - Jan 28 - Feb 2
Post by: Alans Buddy on January 11, 2019, 07:08:07 PM
Also bringing along a couple of these from lingcodjigs.
Changing out the hooks.

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y235/rxx2/IMG_20190111_190411.jpg) (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/rxx2/media/IMG_20190111_190411.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Marla's Sport Fishing - PV - Jan 28 - Feb 2
Post by: alantani on January 11, 2019, 09:41:44 PM
khanh is going to bring james' rods over.  he says they are done.  i may or may not bring a rod this time.  maybe just a reel. 


Title: Re: Marla's Sport Fishing - PV - Jan 28 - Feb 2
Post by: Alans Buddy on January 12, 2019, 04:28:31 AM
Great! I'll come pick them up prior.
I think I am only going to bring an inshore spinner.


Title: Re: Marla's Sport Fishing - PV - Jan 28 - Feb 2
Post by: Donnyboat on January 12, 2019, 06:11:32 AM
Yes Ben you look pretty keen & xcited, have a good time, good luck, dont forget to leave some fish in the water for me, cheers Don.


Title: Re: Marla's Sport Fishing - PV - Jan 28 - Feb 2, 2019
Post by: Alans Buddy on January 12, 2019, 08:08:44 AM
Here's what James' rods will look like.
Khanh does some really nice work!

(https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y235/rxx2/5371.jpg) (https://s6.photobucket.com/user/rxx2/media/5371.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Marla's Sport Fishing - PV - Jan 28 - Feb 2, 2019
Post by: alantani on January 12, 2019, 08:52:37 AM
ben, i think we can work it out to go down with two rod tubes and come home with one.  this way, james can take that second rod tube home with him and not have to worry about bring a rod tube himself. 


Title: Re: Marla's Sport Fishing - PV - Jan 28 - Feb 2, 2019
Post by: Alans Buddy on January 12, 2019, 08:59:39 AM
That'd be great! Thx!


Title: Re: Marla's Sport Fishing - PV - Jan 28 - Feb 2, 2019
Post by: alantani on January 13, 2019, 10:54:53 AM
ok, let him know that he does not have to bring a rod tube. 


Title: Re: Marla's Sport Fishing - PV - Jan 28 - Feb 2, 2019
Post by: Alans Buddy on February 05, 2019, 07:41:29 AM
Just got back Sunday night and starting to settle back into that work thing. What a bummer.
Trip was a blast, as always!
I'll add a few pics.

From the left, my buddy James, Alan, "Ranchero" Mike from AZ and myself

(http://alantani.com/gallery/27/7348_05_02_19_8_15_51_270481183.jpeg)

Mike likes his Pacifico, wait I thought we got 5 cases

(http://alantani.com/gallery/27/7348_05_02_19_8_15_47_270461638.jpeg)


Title: Re: Marla's Sport Fishing - PV - Jan 28 - Feb 2, 2019
Post by: Alans Buddy on February 05, 2019, 07:47:06 AM
On the ride out, the Osunas stopped and picked up a few squid.
We trolled some Nomads, no strikes.
The first day was spent flylining and balloon fishing squid and cabbies and drinking Pacificos until dusk. We finally got hit and Mike got us on the board with a 200 lb'er.

(http://alantani.com/gallery/27/7348_05_02_19_8_13_33_270331933.jpeg)


Title: Re: Marla's Sport Fishing - PV - Jan 28 - Feb 2, 2019
Post by: Alans Buddy on February 05, 2019, 07:57:02 AM
Day 2 started with a dorado on the balloon and things were looking up.

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Title: Re: Marla's Sport Fishing - PV - Jan 28 - Feb 2, 2019
Post by: Alans Buddy on February 05, 2019, 08:01:22 AM
The rest of the day was spent drinking Pacificos and trying to find the missing case.

Finally at dusk again around the same spot as the previous night, James landed a 50 lb'er.

(http://alantani.com/gallery/27/7348_05_02_19_8_13_57_27036596.jpeg)


Title: Re: Marla's Sport Fishing - PV - Jan 28 - Feb 2, 2019
Post by: Alans Buddy on February 05, 2019, 08:20:59 AM
Alan stayed up until 4AM catching squid which led to a flurry of bites on the 3rd morning.
We put 5 youngsters in the 50-75 lb range on the boat in short order.

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(http://alantani.com/gallery/27/7348_05_02_19_8_13_54_27035894.jpeg)

We ran to the second island where there was another boat that had four 200 lb'ers, we got zero.

Did get a few triggers.

(http://alantani.com/gallery/27/7348_05_02_19_8_09_58_270281986.jpeg)

Ran back to the first island where Alonso Osuna had 7 of the same size we had in the morning. Had a drive by that didn't stick and that was it.


Title: Re: Marla's Sport Fishing - PV - Jan 28 - Feb 2, 2019
Post by: Hardy Boy on February 05, 2019, 08:21:39 AM
Ben: did you catch any fish on those sweet Ohana jigs ?? Nice looking tuna and dodo so far.


Cheers:


Todd


Title: Re: Marla's Sport Fishing - PV - Jan 28 - Feb 2, 2019
Post by: Alans Buddy on February 05, 2019, 08:46:59 AM
The plan was to troll to the first island and do some inshore fishing.
We picked up a 150lb mako shark on the troll on a Nomad DTX minnow, processed it and that was it, headed for the barn.

(http://alantani.com/gallery/27/7348_05_02_19_8_13_36_270341896.jpeg)

(http://alantani.com/gallery/27/7348_05_02_19_8_14_38_270411028.jpeg)


Title: Re: Marla's Sport Fishing - PV - Jan 28 - Feb 2, 2019
Post by: Alans Buddy on February 05, 2019, 08:51:39 AM
Ben: did you catch any fish on those sweet Ohana jigs ?? Nice looking tuna and dodo so far.


Cheers:


Todd
Hey Todd,

We did not fish the jigs very hard.
I did a couple drops with the Ohana jig.
Roberto left a squid jig with an Esca light on it, out one night.
We also tried some artificial Savage Gear red crabs on the balloon.
None of them hooked up.


Title: Re: Marla's Sport Fishing - PV - Jan 28 - Feb 2, 2019
Post by: Alans Buddy on February 05, 2019, 09:11:40 AM
Not sure what time we got back to the marina. Probably slept a couple hours.
Left from an 8 hour inshore trip on Danny's boat with Captain Santiago.
We got into some small roosters and I also got a couple jacks.

(http://alantani.com/gallery/27/7348_05_02_19_8_15_21_270441477.jpeg)

(http://alantani.com/gallery/27/7348_05_02_19_8_15_02_27043296.jpeg)

(http://alantani.com/gallery/27/7348_05_02_19_8_13_18_270322141.jpeg)

(http://alantani.com/gallery/27/7348_05_02_19_8_11_40_2703013.jpeg)


Title: Re: Marla's Sport Fishing - PV - Jan 28 - Feb 2, 2019
Post by: MarkT on February 05, 2019, 09:17:15 AM
I bet that Jack fought a lot harder than those Roosters!

I caught Horse-eye Jacks and Jack Crevalle when were down there in December. They're scrappy!


Title: Re: Marla's Sport Fishing - PV - Jan 28 - Feb 2, 2019
Post by: steelfish on February 05, 2019, 09:19:06 AM
wow, you guys really know how to have fun

congrats to all of you



Title: Re: Marla's Sport Fishing - PV - Jan 28 - Feb 2, 2019
Post by: Alans Buddy on February 05, 2019, 09:43:42 AM
I bet that Jack fought a lot harder than those Roosters!
That jack was a beast!!!



Title: Re: Marla's Sport Fishing - PV - Jan 28 - Feb 2, 2019
Post by: swill88 on February 05, 2019, 01:51:32 PM
I bet that Jack fought a lot harder than those Roosters!
That jack was a beast!!!



Ben, what do you think that Jack weighed?  Did you keep it?

Thanks for the report.

Steve



Title: Re: Marla's Sport Fishing - PV - Jan 28 - Feb 2, 2019
Post by: alantani on February 05, 2019, 02:09:17 PM
here are a few videos for you!

https://youtu.be/me4MFYNIt1o

https://youtu.be/AUDf1lJEcCA

https://youtu.be/XyPk0uPZUiU

https://youtu.be/TqoMD9w4Zf8


Title: Re: Marla's Sport Fishing - PV - Jan 28 - Feb 2, 2019
Post by: Dominick on February 05, 2019, 03:16:46 PM
Nice work guys.  I enjoyed the videos.  Dominick


Title: Re: Marla's Sport Fishing - PV - Jan 28 - Feb 2, 2019
Post by: Alans Buddy on February 05, 2019, 03:26:36 PM
I bet that Jack fought a lot harder than those Roosters!
That jack was a beast!!!



Ben, what do you think that Jack weighed?  Did you keep it?

Thanks for the report.

Steve


Hey Steve,

Seemed like that jack was 20lbs but I don't think it was more than 5-7.
We released the jacks and tried to release all the roosters.


Title: Re: Marla's Sport Fishing - PV - Jan 28 - Feb 2, 2019
Post by: David Hall on February 05, 2019, 04:50:42 PM
Good to see Miguel Vega working the big tuna. 


Title: Re: Marla's Sport Fishing - PV - Jan 28 - Feb 2, 2019
Post by: Alans Buddy on February 05, 2019, 06:06:50 PM
Nice work guys.  I enjoyed the videos.  Dominick
Those got me fired up! I gotta go again!