I was put the question the other day about species that are available in Mexican Waters… I did a little research and found a site that was very comprehensive and had photos! Now We all like photos, so here are some to check out. These will all mostly be from the site. They tell me it is bad to link other sites directing people from me, oh well…we´ll let them worry about that….
African Pompano, they are thick in the winter around the Marietta Islands
Below is the long fin Tuna, I have never personally seen one and I am not sure where they are but you can find out here http://www.mexfish.com/fish/abcore/abcore.htm
Long Fin Tuna in Mexico Waters
Amber Jacks are all over PV Fishng Grounds and are also great eating as well. The pictured Amber Jack here was boated off San Jose Del Cabo…. http://www.mexfish.com/fish/ambjk/ambjk.htm
Amber Jacks can get large and they taste great!
Parot Fish are good eating, most people ignore these fish and throw them back, but not Mexican nationals who catch them. The eat the reefs, hence the solid anvil type mouth….
Parrot fish can be two feet long and up to ten pounds. Mexican Nationals love this good eating fish.
A close up view of the anvil mouth ... they crush coral and eat it with these teeth... you should see what they can do with a hook....
This is what they call a Balloon fish or Porqupine fish… We just always called them puffer fish….. Two versions, the daily and not threatened body and the full protection mode…I have one of these hanging in my shop….
Puffer fish are abundant like this one in Puerto Vallarta....I hear they taste good, but there is a gland if cut into will kill you if you eat this toxin... better safe than sorry... How they get those quills down their gullet i will never know..Jajajajajaja...
Full blown protection mode:
Side View, Full Protection mode...
Front View...A down the pipe shot if there ever was one... Hard to swallow takes on a new meaning here...
This is a Big Eye Jack.. the Mexicans call him ¨Ojo de Pera¨ or Eye of the bitch, I kid you not. Stong fighter, if you´re a fish eater they`re pretty good if done right… http://www.mexfish.com/fish/beyejk/beyejk.htm
Big Eye Jacks are good fighters and taste good to a fish eater. The Mexican Nationals can do miracles with this meat...
A View of them in the wild:
Big Eye Jacks schooling....
Barred Pargo, a member of the Snapper Family and we have these locally around the rocks and reefs….
Barred Pargo at the Marietta Islands and areas where there is structure or rocks
Black Marlin can get well over 1,000 lbs amigo…. I have hundreds of Black Marlin Photos, but this is from the site….
Black Marlin are better known for greater abundance and size in Puerto Vallarta fishing grounds.... But this is a Big Black Marlin and it was only 717 lbs... Ever catch a fish bigger than your car??
Blue Marlin will average in the 500 lb range for large Males, the Females can get double this as in this picture.
Blue Marlin are Abundant in Pv after mid June when it all starts
You always here me talk about live bait and Google Eyes, well this is what we are running for bait most of the time. They are also called Caballitos (Cabayitos)
Google Eye or Caballitos ... we use them for bait and are plentiful... we used to pay five pesos for these at the bait boats in the morning.. Now we pay 15 pesos, just under a buck fifty....
Come Summer time inside the bay is full of these Needle Fish which believe it or not are great fighters and they give a lot of visual enjoyment since they love to spring from the water like missiles. They are also knows as False Marlin…. They have a bill that is lined with teeth! From the picture they can get to about six feet in length and taste great.
Needle Fish like this one are very abundant as the waters warm in Puerto Vallarta.
Check the Chompers on this fish....
Grouper can get very large, this one is the largest one I HAVE ever seen in PV…. Caught by clients of course of Master Baiter´s Sportfishing & Tackle … check the T*Shirt
Normally the Grouper we see here in PV is small... But this was an unexpected surprise caught off the Marietta Islands at over sixty pounds!
116lb Grouper caught off Cabo ...
Milk Fish are always aroun the reefs and are basically bottom feeders. Bonie fish they are not great for eating but they have a real following world wide and we occasionally see them coming in for photos….
Milk Fish, kinda small for this species....
Jack Crevelle or is it Cravalle.. They take over the bay of Banderas at the beginning of cold water currents and leave as the first of the warm water currents turn up..
While Jack Cravalls are not the best eating fish, they will fight like demonds and will average in the 20 to 40lb range al lover the bay
Rainbow runners are all along locations with any structure at all….Great tasting and strong fighters.
Rainbow runners taste great and fight fiercely...
I am afraid the blog is too full of pictures so I think this is enough for now. I wanted to show some species that exist that are not mostly Sailfish,Marlin, Rooster fish and Dorado… I hope you enjoyedthis and if you again are interested there is a wonderful gallery of fish at: http://www.mexfish.com/fish/fish.htm
Until next time….
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