Fish pOrN Safe FoR yOuR 12 yR oLd …..

Time for some more Fish Porn, Safe for your 12yr old… Just pictures…. just for fun….. You may have seen some before, i have a short memory….. have fun and remeber to go to my FAN page on facebook…. Master Baiter´s Sportfishing & Tackle …. come see this stuff in my fish pic of the day…. take care… Stan

 

1,150lb Blue Marlin, www.masterBaiters.com.mx

 

 

Archieve shot, www.MasterBaiters.com.mx

Beautiful Bull, www.MasterBaiters.com.mx

 

Pompano and Snappers at the Marietta islands.. http://www.masterbaiters.com.mx

 

Ok Everyone, let me find some more pics for you……

 

Take Care, Stan… http://www.masterbaiters.com.mx  ….

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Rainy Season Begins in PV, Dorado and Football Yellowfin in the Bay, Blue Water at Corbeteña

Rainy Season Begins in PV, Dorado and Football Yellowfin in the Bay, Blue Water at Corbeteña

Written by Stan Gabruk

May is a month when things start to happen. We are nearing the end of May now and we have already seen two hurricanes form and fizzle which seems unusual, but in reality it is right on-time. Water temperatures continue to inch up to about 78 to 80 degrees now as the days are warmer and more humid. Bait is moving into the bay which of course attracts larger fish. The Trash line will soon be a daily thing for those short trip days when you´re looking for action, but time is an issue. Blue Water ten miles before Corbeteña is a wonderful sign with Striped Marlin and a few Blue Marlin sightings. Sailfish are increasing is numbers and the fishing grounds are deserted. That´s right folks, summer is knocking and spring is stepping aside. Fishing from this point will be nothing like it has been for the past six months.  Those looking for fresh information regarding fishing in Puerto Vallarta have come to the right place and here it comes….

Jimmy`s Sailfish on Magnifico, http://www.masterbaiters.com.mx

Ok, straight up, fishing has gotten just this side of great. Good fishing exists now in the bay which for once is a pleasure to report. Dorado of the smaller version of 20 lbs or so are moving in closer to shore and building in numbers. Skip Jack Tuna, Football Tuna, whatever  you call them they are moving in nicely into the bay ranging from 20 to 30 lbs with an appetite. Bait is also moving into the bay more heavily as we expect this time of the year. With the rainy season knocking on our door the trash line will be forming which means you can mostly plan on catching something for the dinner table. The down side in the bay is the water is still a little dirty and if the fish can see your bait and then there are fish. If the visibility in the water is down, hit the trash line, if there is one as yet. Remember with the rain comes debris in the bay. Stuff just under the surface of the water can cause real issues with props, supports, shafts, you name it. So keep your wits about you in the morning hours before the sun comes up, MORE ABOUT this later in this report…

Outside of the bay or rather in the opening  to the mouth of the bay lays the Marietta Islands.  The Islands are always good, with reefs and plenty of small bait fish in the area there is always decent fishing here. When we come into these transition times we see the species change and it can seem like overnight. For now we´re still seeing some Rooster fish in the 30 lb range. Dorado are still increasing in numbers, but the sizes are still on the smaller side. Just remember to throw the females and babies back for another day. Sailfish just a little farther out, with Skippies, Snappers, Bonito and Jack Crevalls in cooler currents, Pompano moving in a little and a host of other species available on any given day. Well worth the eight hour day and expense.

N ice Dorado off Punta Mita,www.masterbaiters.com.mx

At the northern end of the bay Punta Mita is still alive and rockin. Rooster fish at Anclote (Sayulita), Dorado at the point, Sailfish in the same area, with Striped Marlin heading out to El Banco. Ten hour days gets you on the bite mostly mid day right now. Head north to find larger Dorado and more abundant Sailfish around Guyavitos (I know I spelled that wrong).

Now as I mentioned earlier, dirty water has been the norm with this clear green to coffee colored dirty water. But ten miles or so before Corbeteña we have Blue Water. That high visibility blue color where baits and actions are visible from distances by Yellowfin Tuna, Marlin, Sailfish, you the players. For now with these Footballs moving in it is just going to be a short matter of time before hopefully we see something of size like Tuna and Marlin wise. It´s still very early to see Marlin and Monster Yellowfin at places like Corbeteña but the conditions are ripe and anything is possible. Footballs are in the 30 to 50 lb range at the Rock, Right Now! Preferred bait for Monsters and Billfish alike.  It may still be a little early for the season to start for now, time will tell. Cubera Snappers have been surfacing as well. Wahoo a possibility while trolling the jutting finger, wire leaders and jig rigs recommended.

El Banco, insert Corbeteña report here. Nothing of any real size here. Blue water here is a positive thing. Bait moving in. Sails, Striped Marlin, Dorado (45lb) and the usual players.  For the moment if you´re heading out to the deep water locations Corbeteña would be the better choice for now. Then again I´ve been wrong before, just ask my ex-wife so always make those last minute decisions with the latest conditions and information available or off the docks in the morning.

FISHING 101:  When it rains, crap comes down the mountains and runs off into the bay, anything imaginable and many times unimaginable is floating in the bay amigos. Have high powered lights facing forward blaring as bright as possible when heading out in these obstacle laden waters. I have seen refrigerators floating in the bay, dead horses, and Red wood sized tree roots (Dead Heads) six inches under the surface of the water, essentially invisible. Your rudder, prop, shaft, supports, they will let you know there is a problem in the most expensive possible terms. It is best to leave as dawn is breaking, which of course is not always advantageous when fishing. Manta Rays, who knows what else is possible in the bay come the summer rains.

Nice Sized Early Season Yellowfin Tuna at El Banco.

Economic Facts of Life: Puerto Vallarta has the same issues as the rest of the world. Fuel prices per gallon are about $4.25 or Marine Fuel. Then this boat yard called Opequimar charges a ten percent dock charge on top of that. There are even more fee´s if you use a credit card and the exchange rate for dollars should be criminal. But you eat this crap because you can do nothing about it. The days of subsidized fuel are over and Mexico has decided to let the fuel price chips fall where they may. Well with higher fuel cost, everything gets more expensive as a result. Naturally here we will relate this to fishing. So make sure you take into account the price of the charter or fishing trip. If you find a cheap trip in your budget on Paco´s Panga and you have very low expectations then you will be happy. Me, I have never been the kind of guy who wants the cheapest ANYTHING on the market. Clothes, shoes, tools, tires, you name it, I want good quality stuff. When it comes to fishing there are providers of all levels of fishing product. Sometimes a Panga off the beach is the right boat for the job. Other times you´ll want to look in a different direction. Most people do not want to be over sold or undersold. North Americans want a good level of quality without being over charged. They also don´t want to get more than they need to pay for when talking about normal folk. What most people are looking for is value and not feel dinged. For me, it´s a no brainer. Master Baiter´s is now the ¨Last Man Standing¨ when it comes to fishing companies in Puerto Vallarta. I am also the last American who actually runs his shop first hand. Charter Dreams is now a real estate firm. Peter Vines place is a timeshare joke. PV Fishing is not selling timeshare and tours.  The rest have closed up and given up on  a market that is stacked against the boat owner. Charmers Fishing is a small, but honest operation. Mr. Marlin is now a ATM Booth selling whatever they can to make ends meet.  It´s an amazing statement for sure. But Master Baiter´s Sportfishing and Tackle is the only fishing company I know of in Marina Vallarta, Possibly in all of Puerto Vallarta proper that is not pushing Timeshare or ripping people off. Huge statement I know. Prove me wrong…. Please! When in Marina Vallarta some guy shows up with his book of twenty five boats, yet no office, run from this guy. If he offers you a super low price, then ask for a deposit, run! You won´t have a boat showing up the next day. What are you going to do, call a cop on some guy you can´t even find? Or the guy at the restaurant that tells you his cousin has a boat that he can get you cheap, run. The restaurant is not licensed to operate boats and this is a timeshare guy selling ¨cheap¨…  This is not sour grapes, this is a warning.  Don´t do anything you would never do in the states, don´t trust Joe Stranger with a couple a hundred bucks and a slip of numbered paper with a cell phone number.  DON´T DO IT, you just got ripped off. I am going to write an article on this in detail.

This is the only shark you want to see in Marina Vallarta. No Shop, No Deposits please, Restaurants eigher

What a boat looks like is an indication of what the equipment, maintenance, and crew quality is. That´s right folks, the guy who takes care of his boat, paints it, cleans it, keeps it maintained and working well has pride in his product and is targeting the guy who knows what he is not getting with the guy who lets his boat go and throws ¨cheap´ at you as your greed kicks in gear. Crap condition boat, don´t expect maintained or adequate equipment. Two poles and five lure may be all you need along with five baits, but going out underprepared is throwing your money away, but it´s ¨CHEAP¨.  The thing is quality is not really more expensice, but you have to know who and where to go to get it straight. For now there is not many of us in Marina Vallarta as the Timeshare Pirates continue to bleed the industry with their tactics and criminal activities. Not Dangerous by any means, but a liar with a nice smile and great sense of Mexican humor is not your friend. Go look for what you want, if it finds you,you don´t want it. Oh, and you just won a Bizillion Dollars, all you have to do is give me 90 minutes of your time…. Again, if you wouldn´t do it back home, don´t do it here in Mexico.

Master Baiter´s is putting together three and four day packages where lodging and fishing are included for an unbelievable price point. You will get more on this as I put it together.  But the boys at http://www.Fishhound.com are putting together some affordable deals for the normal guy who isn´t rolling in money and still has a mortgage to pay.

Master Baiter´s has changed its location to a larger shop located directly in front of Dock D in the shops behind the grassy area in the Puesta Del Sol complex half way between the Oxxo and Las Palomas Restaurant. Come in and get your PV Mirror there and say hello to Stan. Please tell your friends where they can find the Mirror and of course Master Baiter´s.

You can come be a ¨Fan¨ on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Master-Baiters-Sportfishing-Tackle/88817121325  looking forward to meeting you online.  Reports, Fish Pic of The Day, Local information, Tournament information  and all that good stuff that keeps you informed and not wasting your time or money on B.S., if  you know what I mean. Also Facebook Fans get special perks you won´t find in my reports.

That´s about it for now from PV… 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:  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.

 

On Sale Now $14.00 Master Baiter´s Sportfishing & Tackle T-shirts on Ebay, Free Shipping!

$14.00 bucks, once they´re gone, you´ll never see us on Ebay Again…. Free Shipping also… so what´s stopping you?

Well I went to the Fred Hall Fishing show in Long Beach and have lots of over stock shirts for sale. They sold for $20.00 Dollars at the show and in my shop everyday for this price like hot cakes. But I have a bunch of these in California and shipping them  to Puerto Vallarta is a night mare. SO THIS DEAL IS A ONE TIME THING AS LONG AS THEY LAST.  Cheap Shipping and Handling. Take Advantage of My Mistake….

Find us on Ebay here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/COOL-SPORTFISHING-T-SHIRT-MASTER-BAITER-/320892981971

Hurricane Bud Fizzles, Non Event in PV

Hurricane Bud, the second official Hurricane of the year for the East Pacific was threatening for a while there from a Puerto Vallarta Point of view….. Two days ago Hurricane Bud was a Cat. 2 with winds over 105 mph and gust to 125 mph and heading at Cabo Corrientes in all the computer models.

CNN was broadcasting Doom and Gloom for Puerto Vallarta, again…. Seems their track record sucks, but it fits with everything else they have to say about Mexico.

Chonchas Chinas got pelted with rain…. heard about some damage out that way.

Barra had BUD hit head on, but at a Reduced speed so they´re ok. Still a shot to the gut though…

Fishing in the bay is improving, Footballs (Skip Jack Tuna) moving in nicely now in front of the Marina outlet… Small Dorado in the bay as well. Plenty of rain the last few days insures floating logs and the small fish and a TRASH LINE….. they all love to hang out at.

Four hour trips are what the doctor is ordering….

Here´s a pic for your viewing pleasure….. Sat and Forecast from this  morning….

Hurricane Bud Fizzles, http://www.masterbaiters.com.mx

Bud Forecast shows slight rain and wind, http://www.masterbaiters.com.mx

Swirling Currents Create Challenges, Dirty Water in Some Areas, Sailfish at Punta Mita

Swirling Currents Create Challenges, Dirty Water in Some Areas, Sailfish at Punta Mita

Written by Stan Gabruk

Every year about this time we see tourism just come to a grinding halt as we fall into the gap between spring and summer.  I guess it´s for the best as we move into high season for fishing to be slow in May for tourism and fishing as well. May is still early for Dorado, yet they are coming in but on the small side. As is normal at this time of the year swirling currents can bring in fish or it can chase them away. What does this mean, find warm currents if you can, but there are still cold water fish in the area of Cabo Corrientes like Jack Crevalls. With these currents we´re seeing some dirty water swirling in the bay as well. So once more your chances of running into dirty water at the fishing grounds is more likely than not. But fear not, there is still good fishing out there,  you´ll just have to target the location and roll the dice.

www.MasterBaiters.com.mx  Dorado Bull

Another Bull Dorado

This week inside the bay we´re seeing Skippies or Football Yellowfin Tuna in front of Yelapa out to the point of Cabo Corrientes. Pompano are also schooling in this area as well and will hit a Rapalla, Popper or even a feather. Jack Crevalls are still in the cooler water swirls and running fair size of about 25lbs., but to be frank I am surprised they are still in the bay. For now keep your ears open, bay fishing will gradually improve as the days march on. One indicator is when Needle Fish move in, they don´t like cold water and when we see them move into the bay, you´ll know the water has warmed up and then the possibilities in the bay will increase.

At the Marietta Islands this week is much the same as last week. Dirty water has been in the area all of the week, but each day is different. You will still find baby Dorado, Rooster fish, Snappers,  Skip Jack Tuna, Sailfish and the list goes on. It seems like the points are of the Marietta Islands and Punta Mita are the dividing line where the clean water meets the dirty café colored waters. Keep in the clean and you´ll do fine!

El Banco and Corbeteña are seeing Sailfish, Striped Marlin, Cubera Snappers to 65 lbs, Dorado, Rainbow Runners, smaller Yellowfin Tuna to 60lbs. Blue Marlin Sightings are kinda sparse, but it looks like they are trickling in. June should bring a wave of Black and Blue Marlin if things go according as ¨normal¨ can be when it comes to fishing. All and all not many folks heading out this way since Punta Mita is doing very well and it´s closer. With fuel prices distance becomes an issue for everyone.

Those heading towards the Tres Maria Islands have been disjointed as late with less than favorable conditions and fishing. Straight up those spending the time and heavy fuel expense for now are mostly coming in empty handed. Make sure you hear some news before heading out to this distant location. Let a fanatic on vacation be your guide with his experience or lack of experience.

Punta Mita and the area north are still your best bet for hitting decent sized game fish in decent numbers. Of course there is clean water here so of course this is a logical alternative to the Marietta Islands where it could be ¨iffy¨ at best.  Andelé, our 34 ft Luhrs Convertible came in from this area with 20 boating’s of Dorado (most, especially the females were released). If you can find some natural debris like a log or dead whale for example there are always Dorado around it. Such was the case with Andelé where Capt. Kawie came across a barrel and it was just loaded with Dorado in the 30 to45 lb range. Large for this time of year and very welcome indeed.

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Dorado at Punta Mita

In conclusion we have good days and we have bad days. Fishing is fishing and this time of the year is always in flux. Normally around the second week of June have what seems to be an annual ¨Streak¨ of large Marlin then things have stepped back after. So keep an eye open for news or just subscribe to my blog and get it in your inbox!

Master Baiter´s is putting together three and four day packages where lodging and fishing are included for an unbelievable price point. You will get more on this as I put it together.  But the boys at Fishhound.com are putting together some affordable deals for the normal guy who isn´t rolling in money and still has a mortgage to pay.

Master Baiter´s has changed its location to a larger shop located directly in front of Dock D in the shops behind the grassy area in the Puesta Del Sol complex half way between the Oxxo and Las Palomas Restaurant. Come in and get your PV Mirror there and say hello to Stan. Please tell your friends where they can find the Mirror and of course Master Baiter´s.

www.masterbaiters.com.mx Master_Baiter new location

Our new Location is in front of Dock D between Oxxo and La Terraza Restaurant, come by and say hello!

 

You can come be a ¨Fan¨ on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Master-Baiters-Sportfishing-Tackle/88817121325  looking forward to meeting you online.  Reports, Fish Pic of The Day, Local information, Tournament information  and all that good stuff that keeps you informed and not wasting your time or money on B.S., if  you know what I mean. Also Facebook Fans get special perks you won´t find in my reports.

That´s about it for now from PV… 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:  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.

 

Quickie Report: A Map Of Puerto Vallarta´s World Famous Fishing Grounds

Quickie Report: A Map Of Puerto Vallarta´s World Famous Fishing Grounds

Written by Sta Gabruk

 

Hey all… I suddenly realized that most of my readers know we have a bay here in Puerto Vallarta (PV), but they have no clue in comparison to Marina Vallarta, The Marietta Islands in the mouth of the bay…. Corbeteña, El Banco, Punta Mita,  Inside the bay and  of course the Tres Maria Islands. Now the Tres Maria Islands are not to scale since the islands would be off the map they are that far away….

Puerto Vallarta´s World Famous Fishing Grounds

Puerto Vallarta´s World Famous Fishing Grounds

Now you may just ask the Question: Stan, What´s Biting….?? Well we have some slight improvements every day. Last week we saw Football Tuna enter the bay chasing those peanut sized Sardines… With the funny large and close full moon we have been having we find they have not beeen taking bait. I wonder why…. But they will take an offering if you hit it early int he morning and then again around 3:30 in the afternoon….

Sailfish, Dorado, Rooster fish are moving in closer to the Marietta islands Daily and we had a few in the 35 lb size two days ago.  Snappers an some Jacks are still here, but not many.

Humidity is going through the roof, water temperatures are jumping up rapidly…. Corbeteña, El Banco, Striped Marlin, Blue Marlin Moving in, Larger Dorado in the 40 lb range, Snappers 45 lbs and with some luck Wahoo…

May brings the fish, just when folks take off and go back home. Weather is warming rapidly, those with ¨thick blood¨ are finding it hot already….. Me, this is light weight stuff if you ask me.

Bait is moving into the area, guess what follows…. Besides you and me…hahahahaa…..

Take care and don´t forget  to kiss your fish amigos…YeHa!

 

On Sale Now $14.00 Master Baiter´s Sportfishing & Tackle T-shirts on Ebay

Well I went to the Fred Hall Fishing show in Long Beach and have lots of over stock shirts for sale. They sold for $20.00 Dollars at the show and in my shop everyday for this price like hot cakes. But I have a bunch of these in California and shipping them  to Puerto Vallarta is a night mare. SO THIS DEAL IS A ONE TIME THING AS LONG AS THEY LAST.  Cheap Shipping and Handling. Take Advantage of My Mistake….

Find us on Ebay here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/COOL-SPORTFISHING-T-SHIRT-MASTER-BAITER-/320892981971

$14.00 Dollars until they´re gone, Normally $20.00 these sell like Hotcakes in my shop in Puerto Vallarta. Shipping Night mares make this a great deal for those looking for my stuff …..