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Subscriber Paul Oldaker gives good marks to a big game fishing trip based in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico, near Puerto Vallarta, in December 2011. He says he stayed in a friend’s timeshare apartment there and fished with a company called Marla Sportfishing ( “We used lures and live bait, not flies,” Oldaker writes. “The water temperature was 70 to 90 degrees. There was a light wind and small chop on the water. Marlin were scarce, no dorado, but we did catch six tuna weighing between 10 and 45 pounds, two bonita, and 15 roosterfish weighing between 30 and 50 pounds. We also hooked and lost one blue marlin.” Oldaker gives the cost of two days of fishing as $2,400. He recommends the experience to fellow subscribers.

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