Another day here in Vallarta, still no bonefish. However… today I caught a Toro, also known as a Pacific Jack Crevalle, that was 12.8 pounds. I’ve caught a ton of these down here… but mostly around a pound… this fish was just lovely. Had me so far in my backing I could see the spool. Probably broke my 7 wt. reel, actually. Took about 20 minutes to land.
I couldn’t be happier at the moment.
Now, normally, I’m a Catch and Release guy all around… but after 20 minutes, I had my doubts if this fish would survive. I brought it back to the resort and had it prepared for dinner. It was yummy. Way more food that we could eat, so we fed many of the staff tonight. This is my largest saltwater fish to date.