Quickie Report: April 29, Snapper at Punta Mita

We are still waiting for the Sailfish to take their eyes off the women, but I guess all us guys have the same problem. A couple of Striped Marlin were boated yesterday, but I didn’t see them…. still, this is a good sign if it continues … stay tuned.

Dorado are still missing as well. But at the point of Punta Mita, we find we have lots of Pargo or Snapper to those who speak english. They have been running 35 lbs and are surface feeding. Six or eight hour trip will get you fish!

Roosters are north, but again, hard to get their interest…..

A few Yellowfin Tuna have been comeing in, but if you will still need to head out from El Banco north so you might as well either stay closer in or bite the bullet and be prepared to head to the Tres Maria Islands. Not cheap and the Yellowfin are too small to justify the fuel or charter cost presently….

We are seeing some strange weather patterns, mornings can be cloudy, then burn off, then in the early afternoon the clouds find their way back in… Guadalajara is supposed to be like 31 degrees celcius. When the interior land masses warm up, the heat goes up, sucking in the marine layer. Same thing happens in California in June.

Tourism is slow like it always is just after Easter. Great time to get good deals on hotels and air fares…. something to think about.

Peso is creeping up again, the Euro is taking it in the shins so I guess the Dollar will be back in favor. Makes yoiur money go even farther….

Inside the bay, same old story, smaller Bonito, but lots of them. Baisically bullets as they are called, but they draw fish in and make great bait. Jacks are still takeing the bait.

Not too much to report, but there is bait in the bay.. Remember, if you are in Mexico, May 1 is a huge holiday for the Mexicans and the banks will be closed Monday and Tuesday of next week, keep this in mind.

Don’t forget Master Baiter’s has an online store where you can get my T shirts at a fair price….. www.MasterBaitersGear.com  shipped from inside the United States so no import tax hassles….

If you are coming to Puerto Vallarta and would like to have a fishing program about you and your guest, let me know and I will put a professional filming crew onboard … naturally you get a copy and I get to go out with some new friends….

Enjoy your week-end…..

Stan

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www.PVYAfca. com  my online program with several back shows to see….

Fast Food for Fish

Came across this in the bay, a fishermans fantasy….

MEXICAN SPORTFISHING REGULATIONS

There are always a lot of questions on Mexican Fishing Regulations / Fishing Limits. Below are the facts or you can go directly to the official Mexican Govt. Web Site to get all the details. Right now the enforcement of these regulations is non-existant in Puerto Vallarta. But I do know they are enforced in Cabo. So make sure your butts are covered. If you are anything like me, I would be the one who gets busted! Visti the web site at: http://www.conapescasandiego.org/contenido.cfm?cont=REGULATIONS

You can print the regulations or find out about getting fishing licenses from San Diego before coming to mexico. So plan ahead. Keep this information handy, it could save you some hassle and money, so be armed with this informaton below…..

SPORTFISHING REGULATIONS

When operating a boat that carries fishing equipment in Mexican waters, it is necessary to hold a valid fishing license for everybody aboard the boat, regardless of age and whether fishing or not.

A Fishing License is not required when fishing from land. Only one rod or line with hook is permitted in the water, per person, but there is no restriction regarding the number of replacement items.

A fishing license allows to capture only fin fish. It does not allow to capture any other mollusks or crustaceans, and their capture by anyone is strictly prohibited.

Totuava, turtles and marine mammals are under protection of the Ministry and may not be captured at any time.

To capture bottom fish, up to four hooks on a vertical line may be used. The use of electric reels is restricted to disabled fishermen only, after written authorization for the Ministry before use.

BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS In ocean waters and estuaries the limit is a total of ten fish per person per day, with no more than 5 catches of a single specie, except of the species of Marlin, Sailfish, Swordfish and Shark, of which only one specimen from this group is allowed per day, and which counts a five toward the overall 10 fish limit, or Dorado, Roosterfish, Shad, or Tarpon, of which only two samples from this group are allowed, and which count as five toward the overall 10 fish limit.

Limit on inland bodies of water (rivers, lakes, dams, etc.) is five fish per day, whether of a single specie or in combination. Underwater fishing is limited to five fish per day, using rubber band or spring type harpoons, and only while skindiving. There is no limit to the practice of “catch and release”, as long as the fish that exceed the bag limit be returned to their environment in good survival condition.

Where sportfishing is conducted from boats out at sea for longer than three days, the bag limit will be the equivalent of three times the amounts mentioned above.

VIOLATIONS It is illegal to capture and maintain alive any fish for ornamental purposes. It is prohibited to receive any financial gain from the product obtained through sportfishing.

It is prohibited to dump trash, litter or substances that harm the aquatic flora or fauna, whether on lakes, river banks, shores or oceanic waters. It is prohibited to collect shells, corals, sea anemones and snails, or to disturb the original ecosystem environment.

It is prohibited to practice sportfishing 250 meters or less from swimmers. It is prohibited to use artificial lighting to attract large quantities of fish. It is prohibited to discharge firearms in Mexican waters.

Fish caught under a sportfishing license may not be filletted aboard the vessel from which it was caught It is requested that all unusual activities, occurrences or record catches be reported to the nearest office of the Oficina de Pesca, or to its representation in San Diego, CA., in order to ensure the preservation of natural resources for the continued enjoyment of all fishermen. WE INVITE YOU TO PRACTICE RESPONSIBLE SPORTFISHING!

Wednesday, April 28 2010 You can print the License Request form in this website. Click here To print Sporfishing Regulations Click here 2550 Fifth Avenue # 15 San Diego, CA.92103 Ph: (619) 233-4324 Fax: (619) 233-0344 Copyright © 2007 A web development of Everest Software Solutions

Seasonal Transitions Slow, Spawining Getting in the Way of Fishing

Seasonal Transitions Slow, Spawining Getting in the Way of Fishing

Sportfishing in Puerto Vallarta

It seems we are a little slow to come out of the Winter Season, but there have been some encouraging signs lately. Water temperatures have been hovering around seventy nine degrees and that is where they should be at this time of the year. But still, Sailfish are normally thick in the area around Punta Mita and the Marietta Islands around Easter. This year we have been scratching our heads wondering where they were and finally we are seeing some signs of life. For the last couple of days we have seen some, not many, but some Sailfish turning up north of Punta Mita (10 hr day) and around the Marietta Islands. The real surprise here is the Sailfish have moved in the bay, something that is not normal by any stretch of the imagination. With the uncommonly abundant Bait fish it the water, the lure of fast food it just too much to ignore! They have been around the area for a couple of weeks, but they seem to have gotten to the point where they will actually be interested in your bait! But be sure you are using a midsized, silver colored jig or lure. The Sardine type baits are small and anything else will just be ignored!

Rooster fish have been around, but for some reason, just like the Sailfish, they have been less than interested in anything that was being presented to them that was until just a few days ago. Roosters in the 55 to 65 lb range are close to shore, but you will be heading up to San Pancho or San Francisco in English. A long day, but if you’re looking for some arm numbing action, then your money will be well spent. Roosters are also around the Marietta Islands off the reefs between the islands. But remember, these are protected waters, so stay off the reefs, the fish will come find your bait if you are patient!

We find that Corbeteña and El Banco are also showing signs of life, but the pulse is weak at best. Sailfish and Striped Marlin are in the area, but very little is coming in, just a few in the last week. Still, this is better than what we’ve seen in recent weeks. Remember, it is still early for Marlin to amass in the area, so be patient, they´ll be here come mid June if they follow their schedule as they should… cross your fingers.

The bottom line these past weeks with the fish taking bait one day and the next they couldn’t care less is these species are spawning! Yes amigos, love is in the air when it comes to fish city. There are lots of baby Sailfish around the Marietta’s, Rooster fish, Dorado, Jack Crevalls all have other things on their minds at the moment. And if they are like me, if I am in the ¨mood¨ my appetite disappears. Now with fish in the area, yet they´re not taking baits and it being spring, there is little left to explain what is going on. It’s like a fish orgy going on out there! I don’t know why I didn´t think of this earlier. This is the popular consensus around the Marina. So remember, throw the female Dorado back, along with the bay Sailfish and Marlin. The future of fishing depends on everyone doing their part. And lets face it, this is a very simple and easy thing for a true sportsman to do!

The tension of El Nino is not going to be an underlying factor this year hopefully. With currents moving again, at least a little, we are hoping this season will come snap back to normal. One thing for sure, with the tough times these poor boat owners are having a good season full of Yellowfin would be appreciated.

All and all the signs are there, people are coming back after the Easter Holiday and I am more than positive for this summer as we move into Summer. We’ve seen the late afternoon clouds coming already which is an indication that the rains may come early this year. Which would be welcome since that means the water temperatures are coming up and fish follow the warmer currents.. So things are looking up.

Until next week, don’t forget to kiss your fish….

Coming to town, I need people to catch fish and have fun on camera! If you are fishing with me at Master Baiter´s I will put a professional film crew out with you. I will be there as the host, so we’ll film your day fishing and give you a professional copy for free. But we need to make arrangements upfront. Now this is a cool offer, so the only question left to answer is: Can you come out and play? You’ll be able to watch yourself and share with your friends as you watch my program on line at: www.PVYAFCA.com  (Vallarta Fishing Experience).

Until next week, don’t forget to kiss your fish….

Master Baiter’s is now all over the place. Stan Gabruk post articles as a feature writer in publications, reputable web sites, Vallarta Fishing Experience host and member of better known fishing social networking sites. As the Premier Fishing Company in Puerto Vallarta, we pride ourselves on service and value to our customers. All boats are insured and have correct and legal operational licenses. Feel free to contact Stan at: CatchFish@MasterBaiters.com.mx. You can also purchase one of my famous shirts online now at: www.MasterBaitersGear.com   Blog: www.masterbaiters.wordpress.com   Facebook: search for MasterBaiters Stan, or look for me on Twitter: www.twitter/MasterBaiters

We’re recommended in Fodor’s Travel guide, Trip Advisor and others for Sportfishing in Puerto Vallarta. For T-shirts, Tours and plain information Phone from Canada / USA: 011 52 322 209 11 28.. In P.V.: (322) 209 11 28

Master Baiters Sportfishing and Tackle ™ is a registered trade mark and is protected under Mexican and international law.  Unlawful use of the name or trade mark will result in prosecution to the full extent of the law in

Quickie… Report that is…. Sailfish in the bay?!

A fishermans fantasy.... Quickie Report…  No long reports for the moment.. just a quickie!

Sailfish have shown up in the bay, highly unusual, but with all the bait in the water, it doesn´t surprise me. Check out the photo. I left it as large as possible, but this is what the sails and the roosters have been stuffing themselves with.

This photo is not something the average guy sees everyday… Enjoy the photos…. The bay is better than at Corbeteña at the moment… Dorado in ten hours up north, but the size is mostly small…..

Rainy season is coming soon, so be prepared if coming to PV with light rain gear and umbrellas if walking around…. then everything is perfect, you’re perpared….

Lots of intense action in the bay, Jack Crevalls are thick… Stay tuned for more on this shortly…. Feel free to contact me if you have questions….

Stan Master Baiter´s wwww.MasterBaiters.com.mx

Master Baiter’s Forges a Partnership with The Dream Yacht Club, The face of Sportfishing and Yachting Has Just Changed for The Better Consumer Wise!

Master Baiter’s Forges a Partnership with The Dream Yacht Club, The face of Sportfishing and Yachting Has Just Changed for The Better Consumer Wise!

For those of you who know me, you know Master Baiter’s has been around a long time. Longer than most fishing companies in Puerto Vallarta. Way back in 2000 when Master Baiter’s first started business, prices for boats in Marina Vallarta were a joke. The fishing companies were charging less than their cost of operation, hoping for tips to cover their expenses, which of course never did. We all know this is no way to run a business, hoping for tips!? We came in, priced our boats where we at least made a small profit. The others followed suit saying they were cheaper, but never better! These days the locals still price their boats too cheaply, yet people think they are expensive, yet in Cabo San Lucas smaller boats run for almost triple what we charge here in Vallarta for the same boats. Fishing companies are going out of business every year and yet there are always new companies filling in the gap. I guess the fantasy of living the Jimmy Buffett lifestyle in Margarita Ville is everyone’s retirement dream. It normally takes about two to three years for the owners of these companies to see the light and believe. Not coming from Mexico, these American and Canadian owners never really get a handle on what is being done to them, until they go broke, get thrown in Jail or plain just give up. The reality is never as good as the brochure! For those of us who own boats, we know all about the maintenance issues that come along with a boat. I am sure you heard the old joke about: if it floats, flies or fornicates, you want to rent it (I cleaned that up). The thing that makes this comment funny is the mere fact it is true! Airplanes, racing horses (or regular) and boats all fall in this same category. You just never stop putting money into these things, which is why people say the happiest day as a boat owner is the day you sell the boat. But it seems that after a while we forget the aggravation and go get another boat just to start the cycle again. If you have ever read any of my articles, you know I think there is a lot of room for improvement in the Sport Fishing industry. With the reputable companies trying to stay in business as the corrupt officials take under the table payments to allow this sort of thing, it makes it difficult as a straight up company to compete. The clients looking for affordable boats always wish they listened to the little man in their heads who were screaming no at them. Seems like some things never change. At Master Baiter’s we do alright, considering my competition tells everyone in Marina Vallarta that I am dead, out of business or some such nonsense. Anything that will keep people from finding me or going fishing with Master Baiter´s. They understand my clientele knows I will tell them the real deal on fishing, not what puts money in my pockets. The last thing I want to do is tell some guy who has been saving his nickels and dimes for a day on the water is tell him Moby Dick is in the bay! It hurts him, my business and ultimately the fishing business in Puerto Vallarta (PV). I believe long term customers are more important! So I see this sort of thing daily and it drives me crazy. Combine this with those cockroaches that call themselves ¨promoters¨ or ¨agents¨ or some such thing. They walk around with a book of their boats in hand and will always have a better price and of course they are the best in Marina Vallarta! Remember, there are always cheaper, you just have to draw a line and be willing to pay for what you are getting. Well after ten years of seeing these sorts of things happen to good people I have been trying to come up with a way to get people on good boats, at a fair price. Well I found the vehicle and I am proud to announce that Master Baiter´s has formed a partnership with Dream Yacht Club in Marina Vallarta. I was introduced to a new concept in fishing and yachting charters that frankly will change the industry and put those ¨promoters¨ out of business. At the same time it will make those serious about fishing or Yachting take notice. Dream Yacht Club (www.DreamYachtClub.com) will change the face of yacht ownership. OK, so you may be asking ¨How¨? It’s actually very simple, you buy into the yacht club as a member, just like any other Yacht or country club. Membership brings with it the clout to purchase in bulk, mainly Yachts and fishing boats. We take advantage of the power of group ownership of these yachts making it a co-op type situation where we can offer expensive items like Yachts for a fraction of what it would cost to own on your own. Because we have many boats, you can choose which option you may want for you or your family. In essence it is based on the Costco or WalMart theory of volume selling and sharing the savings. Real simple, very basic and while it may not be a new idea in the world of owning a fraction of the yacht, it is new to Puerto Vallarta. Carlos, a friend who is the owner of the Puerto Vallarta Yacht club came and introduced me to his new project. But he had a problem, he wanted to introduce an exclusive, members only Yacht Club to Puerto Vallarta. The plan is to offer access to our beautiful yachts and professional quality fishing boats for a third of what they would cost on the open market to rent. To put this in comparison, a sixty foot yacht goes for seven hundred and fifty dollars ($750) per hour. Take an eight hour day on an Azimut Yacht or 59 ft sportfisher and you just spent six thousand dollars ($6,000). Enough to make most of us cough and put the thought out of our head. But imagine through The Dream Yacht club, you could have the same boat, on my least expensive membership, for sixteen hundred and fifty dollars ($1,650). I charge that for a day on a much smaller and less luxurious boat, not even a yacht. Now that is more affordable, especially if you have a group of people. Question: Does anyone think that access to yachts or world class Sportfishing boats is ever going to get cheaper? Of course not! Now imagine you lock in the price of the boat, fuel, everything for five years. How would you like to do that to everything in your life? The more usage you purchase, the cheaper it gets per trip! Now if you are one of those people that go fishing with me several times a year or just one time a year, as long as you continue to go out fishing and Yachting, your price is locked in. Now with the market in shambles, the Yachting and Fishing industry is struggling to stay on its feet. People still want to go out, nothing has changed about that. With The Dream Yacht Club® you will get better quality, prices and service and still have some change in your pockets. Or you can still go fishing with Paco the crook on a barely in business company boat. Your diminished expectations will help you swallow poor service, lack communication Spanish speaking crews, poor quality equipment, etc. It is ultimately your choice. You may feel like you got a raw deal and you probably did, this industry has never been cheap and it is not for everyone! With the club, you get top quality Yachts and fishing boats for a fraction of what you would spend ANYWAY! But it still may not be for you, in that case, come fishing or yachting with me. Other than the club, I am still your best option at Master Baiter´s. Everyone likes the idea of having a yacht at their beck and call, but nobody likes the expense. In fact it is the only reason more of us don´t own a boat or a Yacht. But the Dream Yacht club puts a Yachting lifestyle within reach of those who have to live in the real world but still want to enjoy the better things in life, yachting being one of them. Make no mistake, this is not a timeshare, it is a bonafied and exclusive Yacht Club. You don’t just come walking in off the street and think you can lounge around the club without being a member. This has nothing to do with you signing up for an endless program that doesn’t work and was never meant to. Dream Yacht club has been in business for nine years now and we have decided to make our yachts and Sportfishers available to those who cringe at the daily rental rate, let alone own the thing. Now for the first time in Puerto Vallarta, you can essentially lock up ownership without having to buy the whole boat. And not just one boat, but a whole line of luxurious Yachts and more. The bottom line folks is this, the fishing industry has to change and this is one way to achieve the goal of having a quality of life at a real world price. If you take the Malibu (calif) Yacht club, you would spend more than two hundred thousand dollars to join, and you get access to the club house and its members! I am in the process of building a Facebook page for us so you can see the members’ happy faces as they go out into the bay enjoying their membership. There are no secrets here, no hidden cost, no blackout dates (holidays can get busy), and no reservation problems with thirty days notice. Less than thirty days we’ll do what we can. But we can always do something that will meet your needs! We have the boats and the power to make this a reality in your life. So needless to say, I am excited and now working with my clients, friends and corporations to make the quality of boating in Puerto Vallarta better……. OH, did I mention we have Los Cabos, Cancun, and Puerto Vallarta as member locations (we own the clubs there). We will be expanding into Mazatlan, Ixtapa, and Playa Del Carmen in 2010. 2011 and 12 brings even more exciting locations including Maui, St. Lucia, St. Martin, San Diego, Ft. Lauderdale and the list goes on from there. So stay tuned, Master Baiter’s Sportfishing and Tackle, a leader in the Sportfishing Industry invites you to come take a look at this new innovation and see if it is right for you. As an introductory enticement, we are offering a four hour cruise in the bay for $299 dollars. This is less than half what I would charge you for cruise with food, drinks and great company! Since I manage the Dream Yacht Club, my promise to you is superior service, no hassles and a luxury Yachting lifestyle based in reality. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me and I would be happy to answer your questions. Or go to our Facebook page and see our Newest Members as they enjoy the membership for the first time. There are those who don’t want you to know this option exist. They will say all sorts of things, but the real bottom line here is Yachting and Sportfishing are both out of reach for the majority of those who would love to experience a Yacht or Marlin on the end of your line. This gives affordable options to those who want the lifestyle, yet have to live in the real world. Being one of those people, I am proud to have an outstanding option to present to the interested public. Puerto Vallarta is one of the top ten rated private marinas in the world, come enjoy it as a member! I will be doing a program from the Yachts shortly on my program: Vallarta Fishing Experience so keep an eye on http://www.banderasnews.com or go to http://www.pvyafca.com and check out my file of programs.

Sportfishing in Puerto Vallarta Bounces Back, Yellowfin at El Banco, Conditions Improving

Sportfishing in Puerto Vallarta Bounces Back, Yellowfin at El Banco, Conditions Improving

Coming out of the worst financial disaster in more than 75 years, Puerto Vallarta is bouncing back. Compared to this time last year with the Cruxification of Mexico (H1N1 LIES), PV is bouncing back to something that resembles the business community a year earlier. Still with tourism down in PV in the thirty percent range (improving daily) I’m just happy to have weathered the storm as we move into SUMMER, YeHa! Not only the economy is bouncing back, so it the fishing, finally! For the Yellowfin fanatics on a budget now would be a good time to break the piggy bank. The weather is warming up, the crowds will come again come early June again, and we have what they will be looking for now! With the slow down after Easter, there are deals to be had, favorable weather, conditions and full fishing grounds, not to mention the favorable exchange rate. It’s time you bounced on down to Mexico before it gets really hot and humid!

OK, so I did my pitch for PV, but the fishing grounds are showing even more signs of life this week as we creep closer to Fishing High Season. Coming out of winter we are seeing the return of Yellowfin Tuna in the area. El Banco or The Bank in English has been doing a perimeter dance. Anywhere from ten miles south, to ten miles west, to ten miles north you will find YF Tuna in the 60 to 200 + pound range! That’s the wonderful news, the not so wonderful news is they are in a feeding frenzy with all the six inch Squids traveling with the warmer currents! There are also these tiny Sardinas or Sardines and they’re thick. I mean really thick, if you are lucky enough to turn their heads and take a bait, you find their mouth is so full of these tiny baits, you can’t believe they went for more! It´s like they were smoking Fish Pot and they’ve got these unstoppable munchies! When these fish hit the deck, you think these fish are disintegrating with the bait parts flying around the deck. I mean you think these fish are diseased until you realize it’s bait! Marlin and Sailfish have been spotted all over this area, yet they´re not taking baits either. It´s a frustration dream which should clear it’s self out shortly. Still, you should have a nice window before these early season YF Tuna move on.

Corbeteña has been shunned for the last week with the dirty water, red tide and with lack of positive news coming in. But when El Banco begins to fire, it’s just a matter of time before the Rock is the center of action again. Still, Cubera Snappers, Rainbow Runners, and Amber Jacks are all strong and determined fighters which are always in the neighborhood!

El Moro and the Reefs this week remain a ¨No Brainer¨. Plenty of fish to choose from, and eight hour day is well worth the fuel money now with Jack Crevalls (25lbs), Bonito (30 lbs), Dorado (25 lbs), Jack Crevalls, Amber Jacks, and the list goes on. There have been Sailfish and Striped Marlin sightings and some hook-ups… nothing boated. So again, encouraging and frustrating, welcome to fishing!

Sayulita has been seeing Rooster fish lately in the 35 lb range, not much else though. The point of Punta Mita has small Dorado, ¨chickens¨ as they’re referred to. Not enough reasons to head up this way. Now if you are in the south end of Banderas Bay, then you have been enjoying Skip Jack Tuna in the 35 to 50 lb range in the Yelapa Area, just a few miles out to close in. Surf fishing in Yelapa and around Boca has been excellent. If you consider a forty pound fish big, then you will love this action.

Master Baiter’s is now working with Dream Yacht Club to create a new concept in Sportfishing and Yacht rental for those who would like to enjoy the lifestyle, but can´t find it in the budget. As a member of Dream Yacht Club, you can enjoy our Luxury Yachts or Tournament Ready Sportfishers with experienced captains at less than half the price you would expect to spend on large, well appointed Sportfishers! You could have a 60 ft Yacht (or larger) or a 59 ft Sportfisher (or larger) for a ten hour day for $750.00 usd, your total cost!  What is even better, I got this deal in Cabo and Cancun as well, which means you do also! Additional details to come, we´re going to shake the fishing industry up, Stay Tuned!  

 

Coming to town, I need people to catch fish and have fun on camera! If you are fishing with me, Master Baiter´s I will put a professional film crew with you and me as the host and we’ll film your day and give you a professional copy. But we need to make arrangements before you come down. So, can you come out and play?? You’ll be able to watch yourself and share with your friends as you watch my program on line at: www.PVYAFCA.com  (Vallarta Fishing Experience).

Until next week, don’t forget to kiss your fish….

Master Baiter’s is now all over the place. Stan Gabruk post articles as a feature writer in publications, reputable web sites, Vallarta Fishing Experience host and member of better known fishing social networking sites. As the Premier Fishing Company in Puerto Vallarta, we pride ourselves on service and value to our customers. All boats are insured and have correct and legal operational licenses. Feel free to contact Stan at: CatchFish@MasterBaiters.com.mx. You can also purchase one of my famous shirts online now at: www.MasterBaitersGear.com   Blog: www.masterbaiters.wordpress.com   Facebook: search for MasterBaiters Stan, or look for me on Twitter: www.twitter/MasterBaiters

We’re recommended in Fodor’s Travel guide, Trip Advisor and others for Sportfishing in Puerto Vallarta. For T-shirts, Tours and plain information Phone from Canada / USA: 011 52 322 209 11 28.. In P.V.: (322) 209 11 28

Master Baiters Sportfishing and Tackle ™ is a registered trade mark and is protected under Mexican and international law.  Unlawful use of the name or trade mark will result in prosecution to the full extent of the law in the applicable country

Changing Seasons and Currents Bring Hundred Pound Plus Yellowfin Tuna to The Bank

Changing Seasons and Currents Bring Hundred Pound Plus Yellowfin Tuna to The Bank

Sportfishing in Puerto Vallarta

As we continue to march along into summer, Spring time is starting to shape up nicely with the recent changes of Yellowfin Tuna coming in to El Banco and Dorado return into the area, especially at the Marietta Islands! Water temperatures are in line with where they should be and the fishing is still good in the bay. All and all, it´s a great time to be fishing in Puerto Vallarta!

For the last few months we’ve seen Yellowfin action creeping closer and closer to El Banco, which is about the maximum distance a normal fisherman will go. El Banco or The Bank in English is a twelve hour day at best when hunting for the Elusive Yellowfin Tuna. Fanatics have been biting the bullet and heading out 75 miles one way to the Tres Maria Islands and for the most part have been coming back with something in the fish box. But for most, this was just too much time and the extra expense would take a bite out of your vacation budget for sure! Those boating these Yellowfin Tuna have been seeing sizes ranging from 100 lbs to 180 lbs, just depends on what you come across. We also know that Marlin, especially black Marlin will run with sizeable YF Tuna so keep an eye out. Still early for Black Marlin, but it is early for Tuna also. Bait may be an issue if you get out there and can´t find any. But luckily Google eyes are doing the trick. But remember, big bait will get big fish! Make bait if and when you can. Dorado are still here running in the 25 to 35 lb range. Wahoo have been seen in the area as well. Striped Marlin and Sailfish have been spotted as well, but as yet not many coming in. With the welcome addition of Dorado at the Marietta Islands, the locals and vacationers alike can come in with something for the dinner table again. Snapper, Rooster fish, Jack Crevalls and Bonito have been regular players here as well lately. Those not willing to risk their hard earned fuel dollars can feel confident you will catch plenty of fish. Although for the most part they will be in the forty pound or under range. Still, a great day with lots of fun and arm burning action. I suggest lite tackle, makes it even more of a fight and challenge to your skils! Sayulita has been hot and cold when it comes to Roosterfish. Normally a hot spot when they are in the area, it has been a little difficult last week to get them to pay attention to baits. But that has changed this week and now you can expect to boat some nice sized ones around 30 lbs it he area. If you are here, great, but don’t make a special trip. The Dorado are still at the point, but still chicken or younglings, better to let them grow up for a while. Anything in the bay is still well worth your time. Four hours will get you small gamefish like Bonito, Snappers, Jack Crevalls, Needle fish, and several other species to choose from. Remember, four hours gets you directly to the spot the captain is thinking of, six hours will give you some time to find them if they´re not where they´re supposed to be and increases your potential by forth percent. We are still waiting for the yearly arrival of Sailfish into the area. But with water temperatures pretty much the same between here and Cabo, they could be anywhere right now. No worries, they’ll be back shortly. Coming out of the Easter / Spring Break holiday season, things will begin to shift from the winter crowd to the summer crowd very soon. Be sure to keep an eye on these reports and feel free to contact me on any subject related to Puerto Vallarta or fishing. No real news about Corbeteña, haven’t been out that way for some time and with conditions changing around the deep water locations, it is just a matter of time before we’re back in the swing of thing. Yet you can still rely on Cubera Snapper, Amber Jacks, Rainbow Runners and more if you don’t mind a little bottom fishing. I would wait until you hear of action happening in the area. Also, remember the area between the Marietta islands and the rock can be very productive at this time of the year also. Keep an open mind, things will get better here soon. Coming to town, I need people to catch fish and have fun on camera! If you are fishing with me, Master Baiter´s I will put a professional film crew with you and me as the host and we’ll film your day and give you a professional copy. But we need to make arrangements before you come down. So, can you come out and play?? Until next week, don’t forget to kiss your fish…. Master Baiter’s is now all over the place. Stan Gabruk post articles as a feature writer in publications, reputable web sites, Vallarta Fishing Experience host and member of better known fishing social networking sites. As the Premier Fishing Company in Puerto Vallarta, we pride ourselves on service and value to our customers. All boats are insured and have correct and legal operational licenses. Feel free to contact Stan at: CatchFish@MasterBaiters.com.mx. 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