My time in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico has been terrific and I definitely recommend it as a travel and fishing destination. The town has great culture, restaurants, adventure activities, and of course fishing!
I had a wonderful time in PV with my wife Lauren, her mom Carol and dad Steve. Now I am back home, thousands of miles from PV, but I have tons of great memories and experiences from the trip.
Today I have one more video which I'd like to share with you. Last week while fishing from shore in Puerto Vallarta, shoals of sardines were attacked in the surf by jack crevalles, red snappers, and sierra mackerels. It was an all-out blitz that produced shoulder-to-shoulder fishing conditions!
The scene was similar to the first blitz which I wrote about a couple of weeks ago, but the action was even more intense. Plus we got an up close and personal look at a manta ray which was unintentionally hooked but safely released.
Please click play below to watch!
0:01 - introduction
0:30 - sardine footage
1:16 - hooked up with red snapper!
2:00 - hooked up with sierra mackerel!
3:11 - manta ray on the beach
3:25 - successful manta ray release
Equipment used in this video:
Van Staal VR50
Tsunami 7' three piece travel rod
20lb Power Pro braid
20lb Seagur Blue Label Fluorocarbon
Trokar size 5/0 circle hook
GoPro Hero 4 (refurbished)
GoPro battery pack life extender
Telescoping Waterproof selfie stick
Selfie stick sand spike
Flexible camera tripod attachment
I’m fortunate to have grown up on the beach, and I’ve been fishing since kindergarten. I have great family, friends and fishing experiences to be thankful for. Just being out there is enough-catching fish is just a bonus!