Finally, Summer Finds Puerto Vallarta, Blue Marlin, Sailfish, and Roosters Return!

 

Just because the boat is inexpensive does not mean that you can´t catch fish amigos!

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Finally, Summer Finds Puerto Vallarta, Blue Marlin, Sailfish, and Roosters Return!

 

From just after Easter to the second week of June Puerto Vallarta can get very slow. By slow I mean in visitors available to head out fishing just as the summer season gets started. After Easter the families stop coming with kids Easter vacations over, and school getting out about mid June, this time frame is slow for everything except fishing. Right now we are expecting the annual run of very large Marlin coming up from the Costa Rica, Panama areas with the currents. Rooster fish have finally gotten into taking baits, Sailfish have returned from where ever they were and Marlin are inside a ten hour day. So to say there are fish out there is understatement amigos!

The exciting news this week is the Rooster Fish at the Marietta Islands have finally gotten their eyes off the ladies and are interested in a nice, flashy jig! Roosters at the islands have been in the 40 to 70 lb range and they’re anything but polite about the way they’re attaching a jig. If you´ve never seen a Rooster fish attack a bait on the surface, it´s actually shocking to see it for the first time. The quills sticking up from the surface as it literally races like a torpedo towards your bait. It looks almost like a submarine sea demon. Once hit hits, then you know it´s a demon! On light tackle you can expect to spend fifteen minutes to an hour depending on the variables. One non-variable will be your sore arms the next day! Since we´re talking about the Marietta Islands, the Sailfish are setting up house in this area again, that´s the good news. The bad news, sort of, is there are like billions upon billions of flying fish in the small sardine size. Trying to turn their heads from that is like pulling your wife from an 80% off sale at Neiman Marcus or Nordstrom’s… it’s just not going to happen. But this will change soon so stay tuned..

Other exciting news for those looking for Blue Marlin is that they have turned up in what seems to be a growing in popularity location for these fish. This place is north of Punta Mita, a heading from the point of 300 to 310 and fifteen miles out you will find Sailfish and Blue Marlin. No need to get fancy with the baits, just get a Google Eye in front of them or a chorra and you’ll be hooked up before you know it. Average the last couple of days have been three hooks per boat a day.. not bad.

Yellowfin Tuna are out there big time amigos, there is nothing new about this. What is new, clients are starting to understand that if you want to boat a  Monster Yellowfin Tuna, you have to do what it takes, which always boils down to money, Fuel money and the extras like captains and equipment. Another thing that people forget is that it has always been a fishing safari for the larger fish. The Southern California Boys know that. Jezzz for Yellowfin Tuna out of San Diego those boys are heading days and days out to Mexico fishing and paying several thousand dollars for the privilege to boat 80 pound (if lucky) Albacore! So heading out 50 to 75 miles one way for a Monster YF Tuna is no big deal. Those who complain about the distance, time or expense are not Tuna Hunters by any stretch of the imagination and should stay to closer in fish that are still large and fun to catch. But you have to really want a Monster to get a Monster!

Forget Corbeteña, nothing happening there and unless you want to venture out there and let me know what is happening there, I will keep heading north.

El Banco had Yellowfin Tuna, Spinner Dolphins and Shrimp… What does that all mean, well Magnifico headed out to The Bank the other day to see what was happening and came across spinner Bottle Nose Dolphin. Now we all get excited when we see spinners since we know small YF Tuna will run with them. As we got closer we noticed Monster YF Tuna launching themselves through the bait ball and the spinners were in there also. Once we on the bait ball, it turned out that these fish were slashing through giant prawn blue shrimps. Well when it comes to competing with shrimp for a tunas attention, well you can forget it. But the encouraging thing is YF Tuna in the 100 to 200 lb range were out there. Sailfish and Marlin are in the area as well. It´s hard to get a read for what the conditions are here since so few are heading out to this location. But if you head out and catch something, let me know….. This area is just too good to be quiet for much longer so remember to check the blog… www.MasterBaiters.wordpress.com

We’re seeing signs of Dorado at the Point of Punta Mita, but they are very young and better left for when they´re bigger. Just remember to throw the females back, we need them in the water amigos. The males, put them on a plate and call me! The Marietta Islands as mentioned earlier are still on fire with Jack Crevalls, Bonito, Sailfish, Snappers, Pompanos and the list goes on. Still a great day for your fishing dollar with relative assuredness of coming in with something for the dinner table.   

The River Mouths have Snook and they are good sized. As we move into the rainy season they  love to hang around the river mouths with all the seeds, leaves, bugs and organic material washing down the rivers, they don´t seem to mind the muddy area as the water from the rivers empties into the bay. Remember, there are tons of ways to catch fish. When we limit ourselves to just a specific fish or two, you are the only one missing out on some real fun. So keep an open mind and get your captain to show you what he knows, not what he thinks you want to see!

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.Masterbaiters/twitter.com and for local information that is priceless visit: www.Banderasnews.com and keep up with Puerto Vallarta…

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

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Fishing Report: Fishing Parties Happening In Puerto Vallarta, Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Summer Fishing Begins Now!

Fishing Parties Happening In Puerto Vallarta, Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Summer Fishing Begins Now! 

YeHa… We made it through May, the worst month of the year when it comes to tourism and those looking to head out fishing. Even though Puerto Vallarta Sportfishing is world renound, the month of May is always a transition month. But hey, no worries, we all plan for it. Although it is nice to have people walking around Marina Vallarta again. As we head into the Memorial Day Holiday this marks the unofficial start of summer. Along with the warmer weather comes the warm water fish like Marlin, Sailfish, Dorado, Rooster Fish, Cubera Snappers, Amber Jacks and yes, Yellowfin Tuna. Monster Yellowfin Tuna over two hundred pounds and can range upwards to 400 lbs. It´s time to party and shift our mental gears to get ready for Summer Amigos!  It´s Time to Party!

In my articles lately I have written about how the only real action that has been happening was within the eight hour range and even then it could be a little iffy. While the areas of the Marietta Islands to the point of Punta Mita are still producing like machines, we have some improving options this week.

If you recall I have been talking about how when the dirty water (upwellings) comes in how this would be a sign of change and may be a good thing in reality. Well, it was, we have fish starting to move into the area due to the crazy abundant bait. Which you may say is a good thing and it is, but it does have a down side.  These fish cannot eat 24 hrs a day. I know hey chow down with the best of ‘em, but they will get full and when they are, you couldn´t turn their head for nothing. But that isn’t exactly true about all areas, just most of them.. Hahahaaaa….

There are these small flying fish all over the Marietta Islands and in the bay of Banderas. Because of this Sailfish have moved into the bay! So they are finally in the area and are finally eating / taking bait. This means the spawning season is finally finishing up and we can finally target fish them. The down side again amigo, how you going to get them to take what you’re offering?? Good luck with that one, let me know how it works out.

Way north of Punta Mita the Rooster fish and Sailfish for the last couple of weeks have been striking. This is a eight to ten hour day, but this is a normal condition for us here in PV anyway, so it is not a negative thing, it´s just a thing. It all ultimately boils down to a money thing in the end though. With conditions improving closer in now the days may have better results in shorter days shortly as Puerto Vallarta Sportfishing turns into Barrel Fishing! It can be crazy, even bad captains catch fish with their one lure as we get deeper into summer. Closer to the point of Punta Mita, small Snapper and chicken Dorado are abundant. Better to come looking for them another day.

Inside the bay, plenty of bait fish to feed the appetites of Jack Crevalls, Bonito, Snappers, Needle Fish, and more. Six hour days are producing ten to thirty strikes, now how many get boated is up to you. The point here is you don´t have to go fishing for a whole day and still catch fish. Those who would have you think this is not your friends.

I had a few friends come in and tell me how they were five miles out past El Banco, north or the points and came across 100 to 200 lb Yellowfin Tuna Slashing through monstrous schools of shrimps and krill squids. Spinner Dolphin running with football Yellowfin Tuna were also making the best of a lucky situation for all these species. This is another indication of warmer water moving into the area. Just a reminder, there are always YF Tuna at our fishing grounds, but there are several to choose from. Summer brings in the YFT closer to El Banco. Winter, you have to head out to the Tres Maria Islands or Prison Islands 75 miles one way. If you want them, they are here. The only question is how much are you willing to do?

I have to say something about the oil spill, this is horrible and I have no confidence that those in the key positions know what to do. Yet again govt. agencies and govt. employees are sleeping with the enemy and this is the result of corrupt oversight and the lack of those in power being held accountable. There are issues that need to be considered that I Have heard no mention.

First, forget for a moment about the money people are losing, the lives being ruined or how this could happen in the first place. Lets look strictly at sea life. The area around Louisiana to the tip of Florida, To Cuba and back into the Gulf of Mexico are the primary breeding grounds for Whale Sharks and Blue Fin tuna. Now the Whale Sharks are bad enough, but the Blue Fin Tuna is considered rare and are a prized delicacy for the Japanese.  The spill has occurred during the spawning season of these fish. Only about 3% survive the larva period of their life as they are eaten by animals like Whale Sharks. The other breeding grounds for Blue Fin Tuna are in the mediterainean. So everyone knows about the sea life, I just wanted to drop this in your lap because as a fisherman in PV I understand and internalize this all as a fisherman. The world will suffer from this  man-made F**k-Up of biblical proportions!

Second, nobody is mentioning the impact of the weather on this British Petroleum (BP) created disaster. I want to make sure British Petroleum (BP) gets all the credit for this on the search engines. OK, back to the issue, Hurricanes. They are predicting the close to the worst possible predicable hurricane season possible. Now if a little wind can blow this whole guck mess around, what the heck will happen when you actually get some force behind this disaster. Every single beach or oceanic ecosystem is at serious, long term risk. If you want to go into money, billions would be likes drops in a bucket. Mexico, Cuba, and the Caribbean all come into play as currents and hurricanes create swirling currents and big waves.  This is not just an American Problem.  This could not happen at a worse time…

Here is an address to read a very informative article from NOAA well worth the read.   http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2010/20100527_hurricaneoutlook.html

Until Next time, 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.Masterbaiters/twitter.com and for local information that is priceless visit: www.Banderasnews.com and keep up with Puerto Vallarta…

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