Great Season Fishing, Marlin and Sailfish Dominate

Great Season Fishing, Marlin and Sailfish Dominate

Written by: Stan Gabruk owner of Master Baiter´s Sportfishing & Tackle

Warm days, cool nights, blue skies and bluer seas make the conditions perfect for the fisherman looking for trophy sized gamefish with a minimum of effort! If this is you, then Puerto Vallarta is the place to be. Water Temperatures are leveling off, Plenty of bait, I mean if you´re here in PV now, count your lucky stars amigo, Paradise is boasting some of the best fishing in the world in our back yard!11 15 2013 Sailfish released 600pxls

For some reason the fishing at the deep water locations has gotten a little weird. Dorado are becoming hard to find for some reason as Sailfish and Marlin are taking over the point at Punta Mita. For weeks now this has been the ¨go-to¨ spot for guaranteed Dorado. The Sailfish numbers here are through the roof since it is Sailfish season. But the Dorado have thinned out and while there is still nice sized Dorado to be had, it´s not going to be automatic like it has been. If you have a mind to, Blue and Black Marlin are hanging off the point as well.

Where, ten miles off the giant rock off the point is Marlin of the Blue and Black Variety looking for a free lunch. Now again, not exactly abundant, but fishing always comes with its challenges. You´ll see them out there and they´ll take baits as well, so if you´re in the area, give it a try!11 15 2013 Monie fishinc Ceviche

Corbeteña, for the last few days it´s been a little strange here as well. Sapphire blue water and perfect air temperature don´t do much for the fish under your boat. For them, they want comfortable water temperatures, plenty of food and good visibility so they are happy fish for now. Now the question is what´s out there? Well, as the resident expert, you could say I am lacking in my predictions for the moment. Sailfish are very large in the 120 lb range. Dorado (35 lbs and up) are still here in the area, but you may have to roam a bit off the rock. Blue and Black Marlin are always in the area, you´ll have plenty of spotting for sure. Cubera Snappers are a no brainer these days at 60 lbs. Wahoo are getting sparse for the moment, but they come and go anyway. Yellowfin, mostly ¨out¨ for the last week are still out there in smaller numbers from 60 lbs to over 200 lbs, pray to the fish gods and you may get ¨lucky¨. El Banco, Marlin, Sailfish, that´s automatic. Dorado, maybe if the fish gods smile on you. Yellowfin Tuna, of course, but you may find yourself circling outward from the high spots up to twenty miles or so. Do keep the cost of fuel in mind, like that will be hard to do, and use your best judgment.

The Marietta Islands, it´s Sailfish City. Pretty much whatever you are trolling, the Sails won´t let anything else around you. Rooster fish, who knows, they were there a few days ago, for now, kinda iffy at best. Dorado in the smaller sizes (25 lbs or so), Snappers, Bonito, Skip Jack tuna. The usual players with no surprises. Worth your time, but for my fuel dollar, hit the Punta Mita area. 11 16 2013 Pecositas 8 hrs

I have to take a moment and express my displeasure this year with the 58th Pez Vela Tournament. This makes the second year our PV tournament has been taken away from Marina Vallarta by the Club De Pesca. Now there can be a million reasons, and I have heard many. All of them to me don´t hold water and in the name of greed, you will now pay to enter the gates to see the weigh-ins. But the weigh-ins are now in the cruise shop marina. Frankly, it takes the one great yearly events we had for fishing in Marina Vallarta. This of course hurts business in the Marina, it alienates the locals and in the end it just leaves a bad taste in your mouth. To me, there is no good reason, security or fees or whatever the excuse is for taking the tournament out of Marina Vallarta was, it was a bad decision and I now find it hard to promote a tournament that is not in Marina Vallarta. Enough Said.

Until next time don’t forget to kiss your fish and remember at Master Baiter’s Sportfishing & Tackle “ We Won’t Jerk You Around”!

Master Baiter´s has changed locations in Marina Vallarta and are now near Victors Café Te Cuba. Look for me at the least traveled end of Marina Vallarta and I will be there in my new place. Email your Questions to me at: CatchFish@MasterBaiters.com.mx  Web page:  http://www.MasterBaiters.com.mx , Local Phone at: (044) 322 779 75 71 or if roaming: 011 52 1 322 779 75 71 (this is my cell phone directly until the shop phone is workingFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Master-Baiters-Sportfishing-Tackle/88817121325The trade name Master Baiter’s ® Sportfishing and Tackle is protected under trade mark law and is the sole property of Stan Gabruk.

 

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Great Fishing, Perfect Conditions, It´s Fish City

Great Fishing, Perfect Conditions, It´s Fish City

Written by: Stan Gabruk owner of Master Baiter´s Sportfishing & Tackle

Once more I am happy to report that the fishing is outstanding, the conditions are perfect, air temperatures are dropping by the day, Plenty of bait, Water temps cooperating and I just can´t say enough positive things about fishing here in the Bay of Banderas for the time being. 11 11 2013 Nathan Howard , 8 hrs, Pecositas super panga

Corbeteña, located thirty five miles out from Marina Vallarta has once again performed as its reputation suggest. Yellowfin Tuna are still in the area running anywhere from 60 to over 200 lbs. Maybe larger, it´s been known to happen. Sailfish are taking over all the fishing grounds right now, it´s their season. Dorado, of course, in the 45 to 65 lb range. Black Marlin are still running in the 500 to 750 lb range, but a touch more abundant this week. Same story for Blue Marlin seems to be an even mix. Wahoo are thinning as well and they´re not the largest, but with plenty of bait and clean blue water, they may hang for a while. Running in the 60 lb range, they´re the best tasting fish in the ocean amigo.

El Banco is seeing Cubera Snappers in the 65 lb range, Sailfish in the 80 to 100 lb range and Yellowfin Tuna, a little larger in the 80 lb and up range are eight miles north of the High Spots amigo. Finally something I can write about here at El Banco. Known as the place for World Record Fish, El Banco this year has been kinda taking it easy. For now Black and Blue Marlin are here as well. Dorado in the 45 lb range, with the possibility of hooking into Moby Dick. For my money though, Corbeteña is closer, cheaper on fuel, same fish, same conditions, but hey, that was yesterday… things could have changed.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The Marietta Islands are a carbon copy of last week. Sailfish, Dorado in the smaller size ranges, Snapper in the 30 lb range. Rooster fish are getting kinda sparse, but still a shot for the light tackle guys with a hankering for arm burning action on the light! Punta Mita, just down the way a bit is still producing larger numbers of Dorado than anywhere else this week. Sailfish are taking over the whole area as is normal for this time of the year, and that is why we´re going to have the 58th Annual Pez Vela Tournament coming up this week as you are reading this article. Check the local news for details or the web site at: FishVallarta.com. Signup is the 13th, tournament begins the next morning at 7 a.m. and you must be back by five O´clock if they go with the normal finish times. Many boats are still available for the tournament if you need one in a hurry!

Inside the bay is the normal fare, smaller fish around the rocks and structure. In the bay you´ll find Dorado, Needle fish, Bonito, Skip Jack Tuna. Sailfish are tournament winning sizes at La Cruz. Why they are hanging out here for weeks now is a mystery, but still, they´re reliable. River Mouths are alive, for the local who wants great dinner catch, then Robalo is Snook which means a tasty white meat fish. Snappers are to be had as well in schools, but not too plentiful for some reason.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Water Temperatures are still the issue they have been all year, but it seems like there may be some changes in currents as we see the fish we like to see coming back in more abundant numbers as we enter the ending stretch of fishing’s high season. Bait, plenty, no worries anywhere. The bite is running about 9 in the morning and a little later in the afternoon for now, but keep an eye on the moon phases if you´re targeting Tuna. For some reason it changes their bite, but Marlin and other billfish will not be affected for the most part… the bite is the most important factor for them.

Until next time don’t forget to kiss your fish and remember at Master Baiter’s Sportfishing & Tackle “ We Won’t Jerk You Around”!

Master Baiter´s has changed locations in Marina Vallarta and are now near Victors Café Te Cuba. Look for me at the least traveled end of Marina Vallarta and I will be there in my new place. Email your Questions to me at: CatchFish@MasterBaiters.com.mx  Web page:  http://www.MasterBaiters.com.mx , Local Phone at: (044) 322 779 75 71 or if roaming: 011 52 1 322 779 75 71 (this is my cell phone directly until the shop phone is workingFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Master-Baiters-Sportfishing-Tackle/88817121325The trade name Master Baiter’s ® Sportfishing and Tackle is protected under trade mark law and is the sole property of Stan Gabruk.

 

High Season Brings 200 lb Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo!

High Season Brings 200 lb Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo!

Written by: Stan Gabruk owner of Master Baiter´s Sportfishing & Tackle

All year long we wait for High Season. We know the tourist are back and we know we´ll see more people coming to Puerto Vallarta by the day. This time of the year we see the days grow shorter and cooler. Yet the water temperatures will take weeks and weeks before they begin to drop. For now, conditions could not be better and when fish are abundant, you have a recipe for success. But first you have to be on the water to take advantage of our world class fishing in the Bay of Banderas!Monster Yellowfin Tuna Jeff Illingsworth

Well, I am happy to say I could have almost used last weeks fishing report as this weeks model. More tropical disturbances, rain is tapering off and the fishing is picking up again as we are into the tournament season. Cabo has calmed down from the tournament frenzy as the locals prepare and study for the 85th Pez Vela Fishing Tournament Nov. 13th thru 16th. It´s a real happening for Vallarta and always done up well by the Club de Pesca organization. The premier fishing club in the Puerto Vallarta area will once again host this shin-dig in Marina Vallarta. For more details visit the web site at FishVallarta.com.  Boats are available but you better get on the stick if you want to compete. Black Marlin Corbeteña wCapt Kawi

Corbeteña is still working it´s magic with smaller Wahoo in the 40 lb range all over the place. Remember to use wire leader, or you´ll lose another one of those expensive lures! Live bait is almost never used on Wahoo, they attack a bait, bite it in half and then come back for the pieces. It freaks the fish out when a half bait keeps moving behind a boat! So lures are always used on Wahoo, with wire leaders! I have personally seen one of these Wahoo´s chew through a stainless hook… granted it was a lot rusty, but still, a hook? Best tasting fish out there, these are referred to as Ono in Hawaii if you are more familiar with that name. Sailfish, Dorado in the 45 lb range, Marlin of the Black Variety mostly, but Blue Marlin are sprinkled in. But Yellowfin Tuna are beginning to pick up in size and density. You can expect to see then running from 80 to 150 lbs with the occasional 200 lb beauty just waiting for you to show up! Plenty of bait in the area, no problems making bait. Water Tempes are still warm at 85 degrees, but for now Tuna are not too deep and taking surface trolled Google Eyes. Kites are working well also, but for now the extra trouble associated managing a kite, just troll, you´ll have the same results.

El Banco is showing stronger signs of Black and Blue Marlin with ranges in the 450 lb to 700 lb range, but mostly under 500 lbs. Sailfish as well along with Cubera Snappers and a few smaller Yellowfin Tuna, but for the record, fish move and YF Tuna love the high spots. So keep an open mind.

Marietta Island and El Morro, same story as last week. Sails in the 80 lb club, Rooster fish are still around the reefs in the 35 to 60 lb range. Needle fish, Snappers to 40 lbs, Dorado around 30 lbs and the list goes on. Well worth an eight hour day.

Punta Mita, what can I say, Dorado, Sails, more Dorado, it´s a machine. Frankly is you´re looking for more variety I´d be heading out to the Marietta Islands. Still, 100 lb Sailfish and 40lb Dorado are not chopped liver by any stretch. Trash line is soon a thing of the past as the rains subside, so get out there already! They are not going anywhere for the next few minutes anyway.11 16 2013 Dorado Mariettas

The bay is still a thing of beauty. River mouths are alive with Snook, Yelapa is still looking at 35 to 60 lb Yellowfin Tuna. Sailfish are in love with La Cruz this year. Dorado, Snapper in the bay and soon we´ll see the Whales and these fish will think they´re lunch. So get at them before things change. Short days, nice weather. It´s a real luxury to explore the bay and see what it has to offer. You really have not seen PV until you have seen it from the ocean, in a wor, spectacular .

Until next time don’t forget to kiss your fish and remember at Master Baiter’s Sportfishing & Tackle “ We Won’t Jerk You Around”!

Master Baiter´s has changed locations in Marina Vallarta and are now near Victors Café Te Cuba. Look for me at the least traveled end of Marina Vallarta and I will be there in my new place. Email your Questions to me at: CatchFish@MasterBaiters.com.mx  Web page:  http://www.MasterBaiters.com.mx , Local Phone at: (044) 322 779 75 71 or if roaming: 011 52 1 322 779 75 71 (this is my cell phone directly until the shop phone is workingFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Master-Baiters-Sportfishing-Tackle/88817121325The trade name Master Baiter’s ® Sportfishing and Tackle is protected under trade mark law and is the sole property of Stan Gabruk.

 

Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Dorado, Rooster Fish, Wahoo!

Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Dorado, Rooster Fish, Wahoo!

Written by: Stan Gabruk owner of Master Baiter´s Sportfishing & Tackle

Just like a rubber band, fishing has snapped back after yet another unsuspected Hurricane a thousand miles out to sea! Yes this is a long way, but it still puts high pressure on the water, which of course chases the fish in the area out. For now We´re also seeing Wahoo at Corbeteña, Rooster Fish at the Marietta Islands, Dorado and Sails at Punta Mita. Yes folks, fishing has turned the corner as the days get shorter and the temperatures come back into more normal ranges. Puerto Vallarta is beginning to rock amigos, time to get your butt in gear.03 05 2012 Yellowfin Tuna 60lbs off El Banco Discriptive text only

The good news is we´re in the fishing groove once more. Corbeteña is alive and well now amigos and we´re seeing some long unseen species like Wahoo. Probably the best tasting fish out there, Wahoo are a tough catch. With razor sharp teeth, even a wire leader can lose a battle with their wire cutting teeth. So be prepared, they´re hitting lures amigo, no color specifics, just troll something. Blue Marlin as well in the smaller ranges of 250 to 400 lbs, Yellowfin Tuna in the 50 to 125 lb range, they just came back. Midsized Sailfish, 35 to 50 lb Dorado, Cubera Snappers in the 65 lb range, I mean the place is on fire. Finally this old reliable location is firing on all cylinders. Well worth the time and fuel expense, just make sure you´re paying attention to the bite, just a touch later in the morning hours will be to your advantage departing this week, something to remember. 11 01 2013 Harold Doerge 60 lb Dorado Mounted

El Banco, same story, but there seems to be no Wahoo in the area. Not like Corbeteña, Sailfish, Dorado in the smaller ranges running 25 to 35 lbs. for now Corbetena is the better choice.

The Marietta islands, normally a fish producing machine has been less than dazzling, but things change in a hot second around here and now it´s well worth your attentions. Rooster Fish, Yes I said Rooster fish have reappeared and they´re in the 35 to 55 lb range, larger than normal and on light tackle, you´ll have all the arm burning action you could hope for. Sails a touch farther out and near El Morro, Snappers to 35 lbs and more abundant by the day. Dorado in 30 lb range, Bonito to 40 lbs, you name it, you´ll most likely find it here. Live bait is working well, Google Eyes are the preference, but lures, especially grey and silver are working well. Keep that to yourself. Plenty of bait out there!

Punta Mita, Still the place to be. The trash line soon will be a thing of the past. But for now we´re still seeing Sailfish and Dorado lingering with no reason to leave. If you´re in Punta Mita a beach panga would be well worth a six hour trip for some dinner table delights.

The bay is still alive with action. Yelapa is still Football Tuna central with 35 to 55 lb YF tuna looking for your bait. The area in front of the rivers are seeing heavy concentrations of Snook or Robalo in Spanish, a great tasting white meat fish. Sailfish still hanging in the La Cruz area north end of the bay. Needle fish are back, where they went, who knows. 11 01 2013  10 hrs Mi Jenny, Kasi Y Ryan , 3 sails, San Antonio 600 pxls text discriptive

For the visitor looking for some fine fishing, then now is a perfect time to explore the possibilities amigos. You´ll catch fish and I even have a super short trip for three hours, $180 dollars, nothing fancy, but for kids or just a short trip on the water to Los Arcos is well worth this loss leader pricing. FYI, Marina Vallarta has a new owner, one by one boats are being pushed out to remodel and rebuild the docks, including fishing boats. Just going in Marina Vallarta looking for a fishing boat will soon be difficult at best, especially finding a specific boat or Captain. Remember, I know almost every boat in Marina Vallarta, I probably have their number in my cell phone. The moral of the story is this, Master Baiter´s is still in business, even though the rumors of my death are taking its toll…. We can get you on the right boat at the right price, no matter where we have to put the boats for the near term.

Until next time don’t forget to kiss your fish and remember at Master Baiter’s Sportfishing & Tackle “ We Won’t Jerk You Around”!

Master Baiter´s has changed locations in Marina Vallarta and are now near Victors Café Te Cuba. Look for me at the least traveled end of Marina Vallarta and I will be there in my new place. Email your Questions to me at: CatchFish@MasterBaiters.com.mx  Web page:  http://www.MasterBaiters.com.mx , Local Phone at: (044) 322 779 75 71 or if roaming: 011 52 1 322 779 75 71 (this is my cell phone directly until the shop phone is workingFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Master-Baiters-Sportfishing-Tackle/88817121325The trade name Master Baiter’s ® Sportfishing and Tackle is protected under trade mark law and is the sole property of Stan Gabruk.