Vallarta – last day and a new species

Had a good three hours out there today before we take off tomorrow.  As is normal, I was the only one fishing the beach.  This is not a fly fishing hot-spot.  The beach is left to the tourists.  I hardly saw a local out there this year, although that may be partly due to the dramatic changes at the river-mouth this year.

Today I picked up some Jack Crevalles, as is normal, and several Pompano.  Usually I get a single pompano if I get any, but today I had 4 or 5.  I also picked up a new fish… likely a young Green Jack.

Green Jack... my first.

It was a good trip, despite a nice cold that sat in the noses of my wife and I for most of the trip.  We had a lot of pool time with the little girl (she wants to stay, forever… just wants me to bring the dog down). We actually got off the resort a tiny bit to get my daughter to see her first wild crocs… which was kind of cool.

Yes... they have crocs in Vallarta... Nuevo Vallarta.

We’ll be back… and next time… I really, really want to get out on the bay… probably with a 10 weight (11?).  I’d like to land a Mahi Mahi… 2011 could be the year.

Good times.

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  1. Hope you and your wife feel better soon. Keep writing.

  2. Thanks. I’m better today… my wife… not so much. I foresee a Dr. visit in her schedule.

    Vallarta has been another good trip.

  3. I think it’s great that you are trying out fly fishing all these great spots.
    What type of fly did you catch all the pompano and jacks on?

  4. Always bring the rod!

    Fish all fell to either clousers or surf candy or some variation of the two… Easy peasy.

  5. Fishing from shore is Free in Mexico. Puerto Vallatra is one of the more affordable places to Blue Water Fish.
    Fishing licences for the day are $70 and are included in the Price and most get two licences. A third fish ,if you want it will cost an extra $70. Most boats head back with the two. They are usually Sailfish and weigh 70 pounds.
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