Dirty Water Conditions as Seasonal Currents Swirl, Striped Marlin and Dorado Appear at the Tres Marias

Dirty Water Conditions as Seasonal Currents Swirl, Striped Marlin and Dorado Appear at the Tres Marias, Blue Water past El Banco

Written By Stan Gabruk

ReRun Again: Rumors of My Death Run Wild, Master Baiter´s is in a NEW LOCATION , Don´t Panic!

Well I have heard from a few of my forty one readers that you missed me and feared the worst. Well fear not Amigos, Master Baiter´s is Alive and well, I am not dead as reported by the resident cockroach vendors. I´d be worried if they said I Was alive! The reason for this misinformation is the mere fact I moved my shop to a place that now has water, a door that closes and I even a bathroom! Happy Day, but the down side is I jumped on the deal and forgot I HAD TO GET A DAMN LICENSE. Normally you move into a place where t he license exist and you just transfer names. Not so in my case, there was no license to transfer so the Mexican Bureaucracy had me by the you-know-what’s….  So I am kinda in business, which means I am stuck in this situation until I can get this straight. So now you know…

The Truth behind the rumors…..

This is what the new shop looks like. It is 8A in the Puesta Del Sol Condo section on the Boardwalk down from Las Palomas Restaurant. Notice no name as yet!

Now to fishing, this for the most part has been a sad story. You see we´re in the middle of a seasonal current change and this means dirty water and cold water for the time being. For the last couple of weeks this has been the case, but there are signs of change.

Those heading out to the Tres Maria islands have  found their share of Yellowfin Tuna in the 60 to 80 lb range and for this time of the year, that ain´t bad, just remember to stay outside the twelve mile limit and all will be fine.  There is blue water at Isabel Island and there are also Dorado in the area. A little surprising, but a nice surprise.  This means it is just a matter of time before we see them moving in and we should have Dorado before the end of April, maybe sooner so cross your fingers.

The area between Punta Mita and the Tres Maria or Isla Marias as the nationals call them has Striped Marlin in fair numbers but only around 150 lbs. Striped Marlin prefer cooler water temperatures and to have Dorado and Striped Marlin is an indication of warm water from somewhere. I am not going to over analyze it, I´ll just go with it and consider myself lucky for them being in the area. So keep your ears on amigos.

Marlin near the Tres Maria Islands

Corbeteña and El Banco are full of beautiful Jack Cravalls and that´s about it. Just what you wanted to hear isn´t it. Not a biggie for the most part, since those interested in larger fish are going the distance.  If you´re in the area give the high spots a shot and see what happens. For the most part I would say there are better places to spend your time and fuel dollar if fishing.

The best place to be again for this past week is still the Marietta Islands. Rooster fish have set up house there around the reefs and they´re nice size as well in the 35 lb range. Of course there are the usual players, Snappers, Bonito, Skip Jacks, Pompano and a shot at Sea Bass with the cold water. We always have Sea bass in the deep spots in the bay, they prefer very cold water so they only come into the shallower parts of the bay in the deepest part of winter as fishing goes.  Eight hour days are what I recommend or the time being until there is a change.

The reason for my last statement, inside the bay is cold and the water is dirty, dirty, dirty! We all love hearing that I know. But again, we get these swirling currents come this time of the year and you can find all of a sudden the water is clean green as we expect most of the time. We´ve had several unusual years of El Nino followed by La Nina for the last two years. So I have forgotten what a normal condition is.  I guess normal is whatever Mother Nature says it is….

Yellowfin Tuna at the Tres Maria Islands!

Inside the bay if for sight  seeing right now. Very few fishing the bay and those that are in the bay are small, tiny in fact. Jack Cravalls will take baits in dirty water, but they have to be able to see them first and  that is the problem. Take heart, this will change in a few days.

While the shop is officially closed I am still booking boats online at www.masterbaiters.com.mx so if you are looking for a fishing trip call me the shop phone number or my cell as listed on the web site and we´ll fix you up.

I have just taken possession of four new boats (new to me) which means Master Baiter´s Fleet is larger and more modern than ever. Stay tuned for web page updates and more interesting and Exciting news …

Rooster Fish at the Marietta Islands

Now for the record, Master Baiter´s Sportfishing and Tackle is still in business. We are now located in front of Dock D or in Spanish Muelle D. There are no signs as yet, the business police (regalementos) have told me not to display any business name until I have my license which should be shortly. I hope … Going on a month now and if I can find anyone who gives a darn, we´ll be up and running. So watch for my competition buster announcements  like  Free City and Jungle Tours to everyone that comes by the shop after we open again….but wait until after we open. I don`t sell that many tours anyway so we´ll just put them out to my loyal readers, all forty one of you! Ha ha ha ha ha.

Ok, that´s about if for now….

Until Next Week, Don´t forget to kiss your fish!

Important Notice: After six years Master Baiter´s has changed its location. We are still in Marina Vallarta, only now we´re located in front of Dock D. Our phone number is the same (011 52 1) 322 779 7571, this is my cell if you are roaming. My shop number is still (011 52 322) 209 1128 if you are local then my cell is (044) 322 779 75 71 or shop is at (322) 209 1128. We still are waiting for the new business  license so my doors have been closed but you can still come  by  and say hello and get anything you need.

Master Baiter´s Sportfishing & Tackle is located in Marina Vallarta on the Boardwalk in front of Dock D. Facing the water turn to your right and we´re down four doors or so from Las Palomas the Restaurant. Come by and say hello!  Remember, at Master Baiter´s Sportfishing and Tackle, We Won´t Jerk You Around! If you have any questions on any subject regarding fishing or Puerto Vallarta, feel free to ask at my email: CatchFish@MasterBaiters.com.mx Web page:  http://www.MasterBaiters.com.mx

The trade name Master Baiter’s ® Sportfishing and Tackle is protected under trade mark law and is the sole property of Stan Gabruk.

Master Baiter´s Fish Porn 03 19 2012,Safe For Your 12 Yr Old….

Sorry for not being online in the last couple of weeks, I was at the Fred hall Fishing Show and just abandoned the shop as it turns out for five straight days and two other days traveling. ….  Reconnected with old friends, made new contacts, Promoted Master Baiter´s and sold a few shirts. Fun Stuff for sure…

Master Baiter´s is also in a new location if you have been looing for me in the old location. I am now in front of Dock D in Marina Vallarta next to Charlies Sportfishing behind the grass area and bushes….. So this all happened at the same time and with nobody working for me at the time, I was all in  and commited so off i went…. So this is the reason no posting on my web page, no postings in  the magaines  and web sites….. But I am back  now and here we go  again.

 

Below are some  old pictures that i like so this is your Fish Porn, Safe for Your 12 yr Old!

 

1,200 lb Black Marin on the Dock....

1,200 lb Black Marin on the Dock....

We were taking the marlin to be smoked and this was as far as those in the photo could carry it. It was bent like an  S so it looks shorter than it really is….

 

This is the Old Shop, We just moved down from this old location in the Puesta Del Sol complex on the boardwalk...Looiking for an artist who can do something similiar

Ken Sutula and a 250 lb Yellowfin Tuna

Ken Sutula is a long time customer and friend. This is Ken in one of the early days with a 250 lb Yellowfin At El Banco around 2003, back when he was good looking.....

Scooby and the 106 lb Wahoo caught at Corbeteña in 2001

Scooby was our first mate years ago  on our boat High  Mantenance. We went for the certified  scale we have, but he took off with it to a meat company and it weighed in  on  that meat hook scale at 106 lbs.  May have been a world record, we´ll never know.

On the left Capt.Trini of El Amo is one person we used to give our overflow work to. The Yellowfin Fin was in 2002 weighing in at 250 lbs...

 

The picture and the caption says it all…. This was at the Marietta Islands and the Dorado were thick!

 

John and Capt. Steve in the early Days on TonyaII out 32ft Roballo... one fast boat with two 200 Yamaha outboards

We would boat Cow Tuna Every Day in August, They are all still out there at El Banco,Corbeteña, and the Tres Maria Islands

This was a 425 lb. YELLOWFIN TUNA that should  have been  a world record but the scale was in  Cabo  being Certified ad we have the only certified scale in  PV….

That is me on  the right…. Another great day at El Banco with  nine of these beauties in one day!

In the warm water days of summer you can do this most days… but only if you are here in  Pv!

 

Our Origional Stickers from the early days...still cool....Take care all and tell your friends about this blog, my site and have them subscribe......

Hasta Luego…Until Later… Stan

 

Deep Water Locations Disappointing, Marietta Islands Explode with Rooster Fish, Dirty Water

Deep Water Locations Disappointing, Marietta Islands Explode with Rooster Fish, Dirty Water

Written by Stan Gabruk of Master Baiter´s Sportfishing and Tackle

It has been another week that will have you talking to yourself about the fishing.  With the really strange weather and water conditions we´ve had all year this should not be surprising. As is normal in transition times like now, here in Puerto Vallarta we have seen water conditions take a turn for the worse as dirty brown water has infiltrated all of the fishing grounds short of the Tres Maria Islands. Water Temperatures are about where they should be between 72 and 74 degrees presently. But it´s not all doom and gloom when it comes to the Marietta Islands with Rooster Fish on the large side and Sea Bass in Nuevo Vallarta by the river mouth. So if you´re looking for Moby Dick you´ll need to head to the Tres Maria Islands for now.

Capt. Tory of Guanatuna II at the Tres Maria Islands.

For those looking for Yellowfin Tuna in the dead of winter, you´ll need to head out to the Tres Maria Islands where you may find some clean and clear water. You have Yellowfin Tuna running from 60 to 180 lbs. This is the only place for now you´ll find any Yellowfin at all. Google eyes are still working best, lures are also working well but the color is hard to call, start with the green and purple colors and work your way through what you have. Just remember to respect the twelve mile limit and you won´t have any problems with the authorities. Remember the Tres Maria Islands are a biosphere, which means they are more heavily protected areas than game reserves (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islas_Mar%C3%ADas). The local authorities have warned those entering this area for several months now and have started to confiscate boats, people and equipment.  Now nobody has been burned to the point of being kept on the islands for more than 24 hours, but their fishing tackle and equipment stayed on the island. One way I guess people will learn a lesson and at the same time make it hard to fish the following days. So don´t be stupid no matter what you are hearing you are risking more than you know.

Corbeteña and El Banco are dirty as well and the only thing taking bait there are Jack Crevalls and that is about it. Animal House did find some 60 lb Yellowfin Tuna in some of that dirty water at El Banco, but this is not the norm for the others fishing in this area. Great Captains like Capt. Luis will always find a way while others, well they`re making excuses!  For now there are other areas, closer in and cheaper with better fishing unless you´re willing to take a chance.Four Guys, $300 Bucks Each, You´re At The Tres Maria Islands

This brings us back to the Marietta Islands and El Morro, when it comes to winter fishing this area is our power house for sure. Rooster Fish (30 to 50lbs) have exploded again as the water temperatures get more frigid for some reason. Snappers to 30 lbs, Pompano in the same size range, Skip Jacks, Bonito and all the regular players are still there to be found. If you´re heading out fishing, an eight hour trip is your best value for now. Poppers, diamnd jigs, Rapalas are still working and are basic when it comes to lures.

You never hear me talk about Sea Bass in PV much, but they have always been here in the bay. They prefer cold water which means they are normally in the deeper holes enjoying the cooler waters. But right now in front of Nuevo Vallarta in front of the river mouth you will find some 15 to 30 lb Sea Bass in the deeper areas so put those new electronics to good use.

All and all the fishing could be better this week, but you take the good with the bad when you´re in this business. It´s always good to know that when things do go down, it is never long before things pick up again. So keep an ear open and feel free to check with me about the  latest and  greatest. As always, I won´t Jerk You Around!

Important Notice: After six years Master Baiter´s has changed its location. We are still in Marina Vallarta, only now we´re located in front of Dock D. Our phone number is the same (011 52 1) 322 779 7571, this is my cell if you are roaming. My shop number is still (011 52 322) 209 1128 if you are local then my cell is (044) 322 779 75 71 or shop is at (322) 209 1128. We still are waiting for the new business  license so my doors have been closed but you can still come  by  and say hello and get anything you need.

When in Puerto Vallarta don´t forget to visit the other Malicon in Marina Vallarta where there is a twenty restaurant row and 150 shops to explore and discover. If you don´t know how to find Marina Vallarta just tell the Taxi Driver go to El Faro in  Marina Vallarta and you found Marina Vallarta!

Until next time, don´t forget to kiss your fish!

Master Baiter´s Sportfishing & Tackle is located in Marina Vallarta on the Boardwalk in front of Dock D. Facing the water turn to your right and we´re down four doors or so from Las Palomas the Restaurant. Come by and say hello!  Remember, at Master Baiter´s Sportfishing and Tackle, We Won´t Jerk You Around! If you have any questions on any subject regarding fishing or Puerto Vallarta, feel free to ask at my email: CatchFish@MasterBaiters.com.mx Web page:  www.MasterBaiters.com.mx

The trade name Master Baiter’s ® Sportfishing and Tackle is protected under trade mark law and is the sole property of Stan Gabruk.