200 lb. Yellowfin Tuna at Corbeteña, Dorado Too

200 lb. Yellowfin Tuna at Corbeteña, Dorado Too

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

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As you have probably seen we had a serious Hurricane pass Puerto Vallarta, the Cabo Corrientes Mountains knocked the stuffing out of the storm as it was close to shore and the mountains are a natural barrier that protects Puerto Vallarta. So PV is fine, Cabo, that´s another thing. Fish fleeing the storms were pushed into the area, finally and as a result there are 200 lb Yellowfin Tuna at Corbeteña and at El Banco (no room in the title to say that part, ha ha). To cut to the chase in the first paragraph of this article, everything you could possibly want to catch is in our World Famous Fishing Grounds Right Now! You locals have waited for it, you deserve it and the season has finally arrived. Fishing here in Puerto Vallarta is hot, smoking hot and that could be an understatement. Abundant bait fish in the water, perfect blue water, perfect water temps, abandoned fishing grounds, I mean if you sat down and wrote what your perfect fishing day would be like, this would be it. Big Fish Return to Puerto Vallarta and it´s about time, YeHa!

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Marlin, Tuna, Dorado, Thank You El Nino

Marlin, Tuna, Dorado, Thank You El Nino

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

I know this is a strange title, but it´s accurate and appropriate. While El Nino will present problems for fishing come September, for now we´re seeing summer species in the dead of winter. Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Dorado, Rooster fish, Snappers, Jack Crevalls and the incredible list just goes on. Unusually warm water temperatures will remain with us until summer, this means that out of season species will be available to those who will never be here in the heat of summer. This is a genuine opportunity to boat a bucket list fish and still be comfortable. For those with the time, money and frankly the luck to be here in Puerto Vallarta, you have a chance to experience world class fishing in the best possible conditions. If this doesn´t get your heart beating you better change the battery in your pace maker!02 14 2014 Tom Robinson, Guanatuna, 80 lb Amber Jack on gaff 600 pxls wText

Before I get started, no matter where you head out to, you will catch your fill of fish. Bait is abundant to the tenth power. Water temperatures are still running in the early summer ranges of 79 to 81 degrees (No kidding). And the water conditions of Blue / Blue water are just like summer at the deep water locations. For those in the know, you will never find conditions like this in late February unless El Nino is pushing the currents.

As mentioned last week, the area between the Marietta Islands to Corbeteña, then over to El Banco (The Golden Triangle) has turned into a fish producing machine. It´s incredible, just off the Marietta Islands we´re seeing everything! Rooster fish are running in the 35 to 50 lb plus range and they´re taking anything shiny. Baits, lures, your car keys, put a hook on it and throw it in, it´s so easy it´s almost scary. Dorado, yes I said Dorado in the 25 to 40 lb range. Bonito running 30 to 45 lbs, Cubera Snappers and Amber Jacks in excess of 50 lbs (jig baits for larger fish). Black Marlin in the 300 lb plus range, Blue Marlin in the 250 lb range and Striped Marlin in the 200 lb range. If you´re not saying ¨WoW¨ by now, you should be. For your fuel dollar this is the best bet. Throw in the Whales and the ability to do some snorkeling on Magnifico and you have a ¨full Meal Deal¨ that comes with your day on the water.02 26 2014 Ferguson Group, Magnifico, 8 hrs, 50 lb Rooster 600 Pxls

Corbeteña has blue squared water conditions. Perfect water temps and plenty of bait. The results of these unusually perfect fishing conditions are Black Marlin, Sailfish, Dorado to 50 lbs, Bonito, Jack Crevalls of course, large Cubera Snappers, Amber Jacks, Rainbow Runners and the list goes on. Well worth your fuel dollar, but Corbeteña is in the Golden Triangle so it´s part of the mix. Can´t say enough good things about Corbeteña right now.

The same pretty much goes for El Banco, All species of Marlin, Dorado at 50 plus pounds, Sailfish, Jack Crevalls of course and Yellowfin Tuna running with Spinner Dolphin the YF tuna are in the 80 to 120 lb range like last week. Now before you get all excited and head to the high spots the YF Tuna have not exactly been taking baits for the few days we ran into them this last week. It´s strange to see 80 plus Yellowfin Tuna run with Spinner Dolphin like this, although it is a welcome surprise. This will last only a few days at most, so hang in there and check back later. Bait is amazing, a swath of ten square blocks of Skip Jack Tuna (Skippies) will blow your mind as you see these world class fish just slashing through this WalMart Sized bait ball! The Tuna by the way are 16 to 20 miles north of El Banco to be more specific.

Inside the bay, four or six hours is perfect for the person who has time on his mind and doesn´t want to be on the water all day. For you we´ve got some serious arm burning action. Jack Crevalls (of course), bonito, Skip Jack Tuna, Needle fish, Sierra Mackerals and the list is never ending. You´ll have a great day and four hours is just perfect for the younglings.10 04 2013 Shannon Trahan, Magnifico, 001a

We do have one small problem I am sure you can appreciate. That problem is the bait you run needs to be larger than three inches or the bait will take your bait! No kidding, you need to run at least six inch baits to get larger fish or the bait fish will eat your bait. It´s an interesting problem we can live with! As far as baits to run, again lures larger than three inches in length. Google Eyes, Rangers, Poppers, Skippies, these fish will hit just about anything presented to them. It reminds me of my ex wife and the shoe sale at Nordstroms, these fish are in a frenzy and they can´t get enough of what you have to offer amigo, so get out there!

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.

 

Puerto Vallarta is Fish City, Rooster Fish, Marlin, 65 lb Dorado!

Puerto Vallarta is Fish City, Rooster Fish, Marlin, 65 lb Dorado!

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

Normally at this time of the year I am writing cookie cutter reports about huge Yellowfin Tuna, Black Marlin and Dorado on Tap, but that has not been the case. So it´s a pleasure to tell you we have once again turned into Fish City as we normally do for weeks and even months before October, normally. We have seen an explosion of species returning to our world famous fishing grounds in increasing numbers. You want to catch something that will be a lifetime memory, then now would not be a bad time amigo. For the locals, you waited for it, it´s time to jump and get out there. Visitors, well you will catch fish, I guarantee it in writing amigo. Time to take action or it´s just going to be another season before you boat that Finned Fantasy you have always dreamed of! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This week the real story is about the changing conditions, water temperatures and the rains. Water temperatures have been a real issue this season and have dropped considerably changing the fishing landscape. Water temps in the 79 to 82 degree range is just perfect. Yellowfin, Tuna and Dorado are loving these changes and with the abundant bait in the water, they´re hitting anything shinny. Bait, doesn´t matter, Google eyes, Bonito, Skip Jacks, all are working well. Lures are working well also, so you don´t need to be rich, just have a few tricks and you´ll be coming in with ¨bucket list life desires¨ in the form of finned fantasy. For the record, Moby Dick is out there now, are you up for the challenge?

Corbeteña for your fuel dollar, from my stand point is the place to be.  Blue Marlin, you bet, not crazy abundant, but out there, same with Black Marlin running in the 750 lb range and downright hungry. Dorado, of course and they´re in the 65 lb range, I MEAN  they´re big! Sailfish in the 110 lb range, tournament winner sized will take anything shinny, lure, bait, car keys, you name it. Cubera Snappers at 65 to 75 lbs are taking surface baits. Yellowfin Tuna, for the most part they´re small in the 60 to 100 lb range, most in the 60´s though. Strange, but we had a 365 lb Monster boated out there a few days prior, this is not the norm, but possible. Rainbow runners to 50 lbs, you name it, it will probably be there waiting for you. Worth the time and money, you bet. One thing you should know, the water is dirty until just about five miles before the rock it turns sapphire blue. So no worries amigo, you´re going to catch world class game fish. This is Deep Sea Fishing at its best, it would be a shame if you missed an opportunity like this! 12 07 07 Gus Huynh 1 Bella Del Mar 111 inch Sailfish Paper 600pxls

El Banco has been left behind a little. Black Marlin in the 600 to 800 lb range are roaming the high spots. They are anything but abundant. Rainbow runners, Sails, Dorado, Cubera Snappers etc. you can copy much of what is happening at Corbetena and paste it here. For the fuel dollar, the high spots historically are better for Monster Yellowfin Tuna, so if you´re targeting that fantasy, hit El Banco. If you´re looking for reliable fishing, no guessing, Corbetena is a better bet for now…

The Marietta Islands, not much to speak of for weeks has now turned into Fish Central. Dorado in the 35 lb range, Skip Jack tuna in the 35 lb range (bait), Snappers, Sailfish, and Rooster Fish up to 80 lbs. Now we´ve been wondering where the roosters have gone and they´ve return to the Marietta Islands. Again, no special tricks of the trade, get there, cast a bait, get ready, it won´t be long before your arms are burning and your face hurts from smiling! Light tackle or fly fishing types, you have no clue what you´re missing. Capt Hector from Pecositas has fly fishing equipment, great quality stuff, lures, etc and the experience. So if you want to fly fish, Master Baiter´s (not masterbaitersfishing) has you covered.. make sure you´re contacting us not the bogus site online for now.

Punta Mita, Black Marlin about ten miles off the point to the High Spots of El Banco, Rooster Fish around the north end, north of Sayulita, surf fishing for Roosters there is working well also. For the surf fishing guys, use a popper or some iron in the form of a heavy spinner or diamond jig. Have fun and be ready for a hella strong fish for their size. 11 10 08 Mi Jenny 10 hrs Capt. Chema, Jose 350 lb Marlin 001a

Find a trash line, you´re got fish. Enough said, just get out there already!

By now I am sure you understand that everywhere is perfect. The bay is worth whatever trip you want to take, you will catch blue plate specials all over the bay. The situation is such that the fishing is so good, it really doesn´t matter where you head out to, you´ll have the time of your life. These are the times of the year where Puerto Vallarta got its reputation to begin with. Now with tourism just starting to pick up, you can have fishing ground to yourself. This is a luxury that only a down American economy can create. For those with the means, enjoy your day(s) on the water, you´re living the dream. The stuff life is made of. It´s so much better out there right now than I can hope to express, I thank my lucky fishing stars every day for living in Puerto Vallarta, my paradise. What about you?

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.

World Class Sportfishing Explodes, Catch a Finned Fantasy Now!

World Class Sportfishing Explodes, Catch a Finned Fantasy Now!

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

It seems like I spend most of the year talking about how the Monster Yellowfin Tuna over 200 lbs will show up about mid August with big Black Marlin at our world famous fishing grounds. The last couple of weeks we´ve been teased by glimpses of big fish, but nothing consistent. It appears that for the next few moments the fishing has turned into the stuff Finned Fantasies are made of. Tournaments are happening as we get deeper into Fishings High Season here in Puerto Vallarta. It´s the best time to be in Puerto Vallarta if you´re a Big Game Fishing enthusiast and for the time being you have plenty to be enthused about. Incoming Yellowfin Monster

Lets´ just go straight to the bottom line, El Banco and Corbeteña, take your pick, Big Black Marlin pushing 700 lbs are turning into tournament winners at your favorite secret spot. Yellowfin Tuna, we have your addiction covered with 250 lb and larger at the rock and on top of the high spots at El Banco. It doesn´t really matter where you are go, you´ll be boating fish we mostly talk about for nine months and fantasize about for the summer! Seriously, no fluff, the fishing is what our jaded clients and locals have come to expect. So you won´t find much fanfare, this is what is supposed to happen anyway. Me, I am so tired of bad seasons, I can hardly keep my excitement contained… Ha ha. But wait, there´s more, if you head out now, you will get not just Marlin and YF Tuna, Cubera Snappers well over 65 lbs are hitting trolled skip jack´s like a Mac Truck! Sailfish, Rainbow runners, you name it, you´ll catch it! Seriously, I can´t remember the last time we saw fishing this consistent and predictable for years. So grab the piggy bank, kiss the little woman goodby and get on the water. Trust me days like this are never long lived.

Don´t want to spend ten to twelve hours on the water, well you´re in luck Mr. Short-day, the Marietta Islands are producing like a vending machine. Show up, place your baits and see what Lady Luck brings your way. Sailfish about a mile of the island are fair sized from 60 to 80ish pounds. Snappers in the 35 lb range, Small Dorado and strangely not many to speak of. The occasional Rooster fish, with Sardines moving in again we may see them increase. Bonito, Skip Jack tuna, I mean anything is possible, but great fishing is guaranteed!08 10 2008 Discovery, Thomas Harris, 10hrs, Corb. Sail, Marlin 009

Inside the bay has gotten a little strange and yet wonderful at the same time. We´re seeing Jack Crevalls move into the bay in a big way. Now you may remember Jack Crevalls as being a seasonal indicator species of current and water temperature changes. But for now, Jack Crevalls are all over the bay and they´re hungry. No need to get fancy, just head out towards the center of the bay and start trolling Google Eyes or Silver Jigs and be ready. 35 to 45 lb Jacks are tearing arms off all over the bay, so a four hour day Mr. Short-day is worth the money! More strangeness is you´ll find Sailfish thick up around the Nuevo to La Cruz area just a few miles off the shore. With plenty of bait and warm water temperatures the Sailfish are not worrying much about where they are. So have fun amigos, I can´t wait to hear about the guy surf fishing and coming in with one of these. Yellowfin Tuna are still footballs at Yelapa, but again, four hours of arm burning action will make the day seem long enough! With the trash line, if you go out fishing and don´t come in with a full fish box, you should reconsider your fishing associate or company. Even the guys I warn you about are catching fish!

If you head out a mile or three off the islands in the area between El Morro and the Marietta Islands there have been Blue Marlin all over the place. Also running in the larger ranges Blue Marlin are taking a hold in the area, one was boated at 289 kilos or about 650 lbs. How´s that for motivation?Red Fish Boil

Now let’s remember, there may be plenty of bait fish in the area, but Yellowfin are still running HOT when it comes to their body temperatures. With water temperatures still over ninety degrees we are going to continue to see YF tuna moderating their body temperatures by continuing to dwell in the deeper water levels of 100 feet and deeper. They are coming to the surface in the late afternoon, but forget about much of a morning bite. Marlins are happy as pigs in a poke, but the YF tuna are a little more ¨sensitive¨. So keep this in mind, it could save you some money and frustration. Still the good news is for the moment a guy with a shinny hook can catch fish. Don´t be shy, you don´t need to be an expert, the fish don´t know either. You do need to find a way to get your lazy butt on the water and build a bucket list memory. The better news is you hopefully will be able to enjoy these conditions until the end of December. You´re looking at the sort of fishing that built the reputation PV has come be known for. Now if this doesn´t motivate you to make a move, then amigo, you´re dead!Torta YFTuna 280 lbs

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.

 

Mixed up Season, Warm Water, Marlin, Sailfish, and Dorado!

Mixed up Season, Warm Water, Marlin, Sailfish, and Dorado!

Written by: Stan Gabruk

Wow, if you think you have a clue about what the fishing is going to be like today, tomorrow or next week you´re a crystal ball is better than mine! Last week I though the fishing had finally turned into winter conditions, yet here we are with Sailfish off El Morro and the Marietta Islands, Sailfish! They never left! Water temperatures are still running in the mid 70´s, with plenty of bait the mixed summer and winter species living and eating in the same area are likely to hang for a while. Strange, yes.. But if you´re out there fishing in this mixed up season, you`re catching fish you shouldn´t be seeing!11 24 2011 Butch and Bob Drake, 8 hrs, Mi Jenny,  RedPix 650 wText

An example of this is the Rooster fish, not unusual for this time of the year, but they are very large, they´re in charge and you can boat one at will in the 40 to 60 lb range. Many have been boated in the ranges above sixty pounds, by the time you read this things can change so check things before heading out. Now this is around the Marietta Islands and El Morro. Which is best (?), who knows, they´re close enough to each other to check this out yourself, that is if you have a boat and crew who will use fuel and no just sit in one place. While there, you´ll also find Pompano to 35 lbs, Bonito, Skip Jack Tuna in the 30 lb range, Snappers to 35lbs, Jack Crevalls everywhere in varying sizes with 25lbs being the smallest right now. Plenty of action for sure and an eight hour day at the islands is well worth breaking the piggy bank!

About ten miles off the Marietta and El Morro Islands there are Striped Marlin and Sailfish stretching out to Corbeteña and the point off Punta Mita. It´s amazing, it´s unusual and it´s time to take advantage of these unusual conditions to the fullest. Those visiting the area will be glad to find action at affordable prices on super pangas, call us we´ll fix you up.

Corbeteña is once again alive with action for those with the courage to take a chance and catch nothing. Which is almost impossible, but your fallback position is always the Marietta Islands. So your worst case scenario may have to be a Striped Marlin or a Sailfish in the 70 to 85 lb range, not small for Sailfish. The Striped Marlin are still off the rock as well, but Yellowfin Tuna are running in the same areas and a YF tuna in the 60 to 80 lb range is getting the local boat owners on the water, maybe you should be also! Add to the list Cubera Snappers in the 60 lb range, Dorado to 35 lbs, mostly in the 25 lb range for now. Amber Jacks, Rainbow runners and the occasional Wahoo round out the package. So get your butt out there before things get ¨winterish¨.

El Banco and the area to the west, yes I said west, is alive with all sorts of Yellowfin Tuna action with 60 lb YF Tuna burning your arms out so pace yourself. Catch them at will, but you´ll need to plan for a 12 hour day. Seems like this time of the year not many want to hit the Rock, not because of the fishing, but because they don´t want a twelve hour straight fishing trip. Not recommended for sea sick types, swells are rolling and the chop in the afternoon is guaranteed sea sick city for the squeamish. Those with normal sea legs will be fine, sensitive types find a patch! Striped Marlin in towards shore a little. Much the same players as Corbeteña (the Rock), so if you´re heading out to the Tres Maria islands, you´ll find Tuna before the islands for the less adventurous.

The bay is still full of Jack Crevalls, Snappers, Bonito, Skip Jack Tuna and Rooster fish off the Nuevo Vallarta shoreline. So if you have a surf casting pole, take a few poppers and diamond jigs along. You may find 40lb Rooster fish giving your bait ¨what for¨!09 27 2011 Lisa Frick  Sail RedPix wText

With plenty of Squid, Sardines, krill squid and shrimps you may find it difficult to turn their heads, so be patient, be equipped and have plenty of bait. Those who scrimp on bait find they go home early when they could have kept reeling…. With March here, we won´t be seeing water temperatures dip much lower, but then again who knows. But if this goes the way I am thinking we´ll have Dorado and Sailfish from this point forward. So keep up with the latest reports and don´t be afraid to fire me an email about what the up to the minute conditions and species are. As far as the bite, mid morning around 7 to 8 is a good time to arrive at your selected spots amigo…

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

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Winter with 120 lb Yellowfin Tuna at El Banco, What??

Winter with 120 lb Yellowfin Tuna at El Banco, What??

Written by: Stan Gabruk

Normally come March, I am almost apologizing for the poor fishing and cookie cutter reports. But this year, as was a few years ago, the water is full of summer species fish. Amazing, but true, we won´t discuss El Nino quite yet, but whatever the cause, there were and possibly still are 120lb Yellowfin Tuna off El Banco about ten miles to the north of the high spots. In a word, ¨Strange¨ at best! We all know fish are where you find them and for now anyway, they can be found off all the world famous fishing grounds of Banderas Bay.02 27 2012 120 lb Rooster Fish, Andele,Capt Kawie wText 600pxls

We have continued to see unseasonably warm water temperatures and this is one of the main reasons water temperatures are hovering in the 70´s. Southern California is seeing these flying Squid that follow currents that are normally only found in Japan. This is not a new thing, but it is new for this time of the year amigo. So we have Yellowfin Tuna gorging themselves on not only squid, they´re hitting Sardines and krill squid as well. We had a couple of boats head out the other day we found the fish, just couldn´t get them to pay any attention to the beautiful baits we were presenting! Now that will drive you crazier than your wife spending money and telling you how much she just saved you!

If you have the time and inclination you will find fish everywhere, the challenge is getting them to pay attention to your bait as mentioned. Rooster Fish are stuffing themselves at every corner on Krill squid and Sardines. If you find Roosters in the 35 lb range and larger, then they don´t eat, you better find squid jigs or start running Hoochies amigo. Remember, Elephants eat peanuts too, small works! Corbeteña is still seeing a few Striped Marlin, Bull Dorado ten miles west of Corbeteña are plentiful! Cubera Snappers coming up after the Sardines, Wahoo between 60 and 75 lbs, Amber Jacks, and YF Tuna. Nothing is automatic amigo, so keep your witts with you!02 25 2013 Andele, YF Tuna 120 lbs, Capt Kawi and crew 04 Text

Pretty much the same story at El Banco, Andelé went out to El Banco, got there, the bite was on. 15 hook-ups in 8 hrs of fishing. Nonstop action and burning arms was the order of the day. Yellowfin from who knows where are heavy and running with Dolphin between the high spots and twenty miles north towards the Tres Maria Islands. Who needs a long trip like that when you can have them in a twelve hour day and be home before the little woman notices after a day in the spa! Check the latest report or contact me before going out to make sure you have the latest fishing conditions.

The Marietta Islands are running strong, but there are times when you´ll come in wondering what happened. Rooster fish at El Morro as well, all running large in the range of 35 to 50 lbs and even larger. No real Dorado to speak of, small if any, but the Red Snappers are picking up the slack in the 25 to 35 lb range. Pompano to 30 lbs and great tasting, Bonito, Sierra Mackerals, and more. So keep this in mind, they´re there, but they may not be hungry!

Remember we are Official Agents for Mikes Fishing Parties and right now you can book with us 8 hrs on a group boat for $170.00 dollars per person. Lunch and sodas included, BYOB or Tequila! Contact Gloria at the shop, and no we are not married!

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! Everyone coming by to see my new location will get a CITY OR JUNGLE TOUR at our cost ($100mn)!  So I expect to see you all at my shop soon!Master Baiters is still the only real fishing company in Marina Vallarta with its own exclusive boats that are reliable, fast, English Speaking, fish catching professionals!  Questions on any subject: feel free to ask at my email: CatchFish@MasterBaiters.com.mx Web page:  http://www.MasterBaiters.com.mx or call me directly locally 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 working). You can come be a ¨Fan¨ on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Master-Baiters-Sportfishing-Tackle/88817121325 Facebook Fans get special perks you won´t find in my reports.

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Fish Porn, Warning Naked Fish!

It´s been a long time since I posted Naked Fish… Get ready for Master Baiter´s fish Porn, Warning Naked Fish Hanging out here….

Magnifico Victory Lap flyin Flags, 1Sail, 1 Blue Marlin, 2 Dorado

Magnifico Victory Lap flyin Flags, 1Sail, 1 Blue Marlin, 2 Dorado

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Rooster Fish at the Marietta Islands

Rooster Fish at the Marietta Islands

Dorado At The Gaff, Amazing Color

First you have to get to the area where you can  find bait like this. Hand held GPS´s and hand held CB radios are not what you want  to see on the boat.

First you have to get to the area where you can find bait like this. Hand held GPS´s and hand held CB radios are not what you want to see on the boat.

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Monster Yellowfin Tuna boated at Soccoro Islands

Monster Yellowfin Tuna boated at Soccoro Islands

Our Origional Stickers from the early days...still cool....

Our Origional Stickers from the early days…still cool….

06 17 2011 Michelle Stewart Crosby with Yellowfin Tuna, El Banco, Animal House

06 17 2011 Michelle Stewart Crosby with Yellowfin Tuna, El Banco, Animal House

Yellowfin Tuna @ Crobetena on Izak wCapt. Richard

Yellowfin Tuna @ Crobetena on Izak wCapt. Richard

Dorado in the Bay, 6 hrs on Mi Jenny

Blue Marlin 425 lbs, Ken Sutula at Corbetena

Blue Marlin 425 lbs, Ken Sutula at Corbetena

Our Origional Design, Nostalgic and still a big seller

Our Origional Design, Nostalgic and still a big seller

Jack Crevalls and the boys, same day, same place

Jack Crevalls and the boys, same day, same place

Rooster Fish at Punt Mita, Capt Tory, 59inch Rooster fish, 8 hrs

Rooster Fish at Punt Mita, Capt Tory, 59inch Rooster fish, 8 hrs

Sailfish at Punta Mita on Magnifico

Sailfish at Punta Mita on Magnifico

Yellowfin Tuna Monsters on High Maintenance

Yellowfin Tuna Monsters on High Maintenance

Sailfish or Pez Vela in Spanish... In The Wild, Spectacular!

Sailfish or Pez Vela in Spanish… In The Wild, Spectacular!

Cubera Snappers at the Marietta Islands Caught in Policonfondido our panga

Cubera Snappers at the Marietta Islands Caught in Policonfondido our panga

Very Nice Sized Amber Jack, Marietta Islands on Policonfondido

Very Nice Sized Amber Jack, Marietta Islands on Policonfondido

Scott Turnipseed and a his nice Rooster Fish!

Scott Turnipseed and a his nice Rooster Fish!

Yellowfin Tuna off El Banco 125 to 250lbs !

Yellowfin Tuna off El Banco 125 to 250lbs !

Flying fish.... R u pUMPEed YeT?

Flying fish…. R u pUMPEed YeT?

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First mate Lobo loading up the Flags.....

First mate Lobo loading up the Flags…..

Sunrisepv Casey Hocker, 8 hrs, Cabo Corrientes

Sunrisepv Casey Hocker, 8 hrs, Cabo Corrientes

3 Monster YF and a six foot tall college student, circa 2002

3 Monster YF and a six foot tall college student, circa 2002

Marietta Islands Explode With 50 lb Rooster Fish

Marietta Islands Explode With 50 lb Rooster Fish

Written by Stan Gabruk

Well if you´ve been reading my recent articles I mentioned several weeks how the champagne days of fishing were coming to an end. They aren´t dead yet, but the indicators for cold water have arrived with the Jack Crevalls and Sierra Mackerals. Change is in the currents amigos and winter fishing is knocking on the door. But fear not, we still have Yellowfin Tuna and plenty of bait, but say good bye to Cow Country!

Rooster fish to 50 lbs or larger at the Marietta Islands

Rooster fish to 50 lbs or larger at the Marietta Islands

You can go back years and find how Jack Crevalls and Sierra Mackerals are the first players or indicators that cold currents are beginning to arrive and they´re right on time. Now you may say what does this mean to me, Joe Tourist and my fishing options. Well it means shorter days, lower cost, arm burning action on light tackle and guaranteed smiles. Most stop hunting Marlin and Yellowfin Tuna shortly after the New Year because you can set your watch normally by the currents changing just one day after New Year’s Day! That means everything is on time.

At the Marietta Islands, Rooster Fish have moved in like an army of bad tempered tourist that just had to deal with the timeshare gauntlet at the airport. What´s more, they´re running 50 lbs and they´ll hit anything that is shinny! You don´t have to get fancy with these fish, just get something, they´ll hit your car keys with a hook! Dorado are thinning out quickly and those finding these gold and blue beauties will be lucky indeed. Short season this year for Dorado and they never really hit the sizes we are used to. Something to think about. Sailfish are fewer and farther between, more seasonal indicators. From now until June you can expect this condition to continue. But the Rooster fish are temperamental, they can be here for months, then BAM, they´re gone. Hit it while you can amigos and you´ll be out there mostly alone. Snappers, Skip jack tuna, Arctic Bonito and a host of other players on any given day.

Corbetena is seeing Yellowfin Tuna Footballs running with Spinner Dolphin. Come summer these Spinners are welcome sights as they ride the bow wave of warm currents. The opposite is the case come fall, they seem to lag behind to catch what water temps best suite them. Just another indicator as we move into winter fishing. Sailfish are still at the Rock, but this will change rapidly. If you have the time and the inclination, you may still be able to boat this bucket list fish! Wahoo have been boated more or less accidently where the hook hit them perfectly and these are the best tasking fish you´ll find around. They call these fish Ono´s in Hawaii… Cubera Snappers for jiggers, Dorado around 25lbs, again short timers now. Still worth your time and effort, but you better hurry. 

Large Jack Crevalls running 40 lbs around the bay

Large Jack Crevalls running 40 lbs around the bay

Striped Marlin have shown up at El Banco, another indicator. They will not be hanging here from long, just a few weeks at best, so again, don´t hesitate, the universe is calling your name. Cubera Snapper, Amber Jacks, Rainbow Runners and Spinners with Football Tuna in the 50 lb range. Still on the small side, but on the fun side as well. Remember everything counts in large amounts amigos. Hit em hard, they taste great when they´re in this range.

Soon we´ll have fields of Red Snappers and Jack Crevalls everywhere. For now we are lucky enough to have the lingering effects of summer as we enter January, a treat indeed. But times are changing so for those looking for short and inexpensive fishing trips can have their way and still catch fish.

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 and will be opening soon. Look for me at the least traveled end of Marina Vallarta and I will be there in my new place! Everyone coming by to see my new location will  get a FREE CITY OR JUNGLE TOUR!  So I expect to see you all at my shop soon!Master Baiters is still the only real fishing company in Marina Vallarta with its own exclusive boats that are reliable, fast, English Speaking, fish catching professionals!  Questions on any subject: feel free to ask at my email: CatchFish@MasterBaiters.com.mx Web page:  http://www.MasterBaiters.com.mx or call me directly locally 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 working). You can come be a ¨Fan¨ on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Master-Baiters-Sportfishing-Tackle/88817121325 Facebook Fans get special perks you won´t find in my reports.

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

The Champagne days of Sportfishing Continues!

The Champagne days of Sportfishing Continues!

Written by Stan Gabruk

 

If I told you that in the highest part of high season for both fishing and tourism you could have Puerto  Vallarta´s world famous fishing grounds absolutely to yourself, you´d probably think I was telling you a fishy story. But these are indeed the conditions that exist at Corbeteña and El Banco. Now you may think the fishing must be horrible if there are no boats heading out, but that would be an ¨inaccurate¨ presumption. The reason I say this is because the fishing is incredible with not a single sportsman in sight. Black Marlin, Sailfish, Dorado, Yellowfin Tuna, all the players are here. The only thing missing is YOU.

Capt Cesar of Magnifico with his 125lb Yellowfin tuna using a cedar plug off Corbeteña

Capt Cesar of Magnifico with his 125lb Yellowfin tuna using a cedar plug off Corbeteña

These champagne days of Sportfishing are short lived. They only happen between Thanksgiving and just after New Year’s Day. The water conditions are predictably the best they will be for the year and right now you will find it all to yourself. Lets face it fishing is not cheap, it never has been and never will be. Those looking to cut corners are always just that, cutting corners and missing the big opportunities. Those looking for a real fishing experience of a lifetime can have it now, but it´s going to cost you if you are going to play to win. For now this means going the distance, El Banco, Corbeteña and of course the Tres Maria Islands. How far is far, that depends I guess on what you´re used to. Those Southern Cal guys, they´ll  go hundreds of miles to boat 60 lb Albacore. We use this sized Tuna as bait or Karnada in Spanish. Those guys think fifty to over a hundred miles is a short trip. Others think an eight hour day to the Marietta Islands is too long. They want to catch Moby Dick off Yelapa and if I could be so kind as to arrange it so he (Moby) is there at 2:30 P.M. so they don´t have to wait. OK amigo, you got it…..

For the very, very few that are heading out they´ll find whatever species they are looking for, that is if you go for more than six hours. These four hour trips are catching nothing you would want to write home about, unless you´re near Yelapa, then you have a shot at some nice sized footballs or 40 lb YF Tuna… or Skippies as we call them. Maybe, just Maybe a Sailfish if you’re off the beach by about seven to ten miles. So no complaining about what these “promoters” promised before they stole your deposit as you stand by waiting for a boat that is not coming. Me, already they tell everyone I am dead or they’re ME. So I guess you have a ghost writing this from the grave.

Marietta Islands have sprung back into shape after a few slow days. Dorado is the main player around the islands right now running anywhere from35 to 50 lbs. Remember to throw the babies and the females back if you ever want to fish them again in the future. I don’t care how much you like the “roe” you are eating my next catch and release fantasy! So throw them back, this is serious stuff. Yellowfin Footballs running 35 to 45 lbs, but mostly out from the island. Snappers at 25 lbs, Bonito, Sailfish in the 80 lb range which is nice sized. The bite is still in the mid morning into the mid day, then a round 3 O’clock in la Tarde or in the afternoon! Live bait is still king, silver diamond jigs are working well, if you put a hook on your car keys that will probably work as well, no rocket science here amigo.

Yellowfin Football Tuna

Yellowfin Football Tuna

Corbetena, El Banco, take your pick, the players are going back and forth so it’s a coin toss for now. I still prefer Corbetena to El Banco, but El Banco has potential for the larger Marlin, but just when you discount the rock, you’ll be sorry. So toss a coin and have faith brother! Yellowfin Tuna can run from 75 lbs to well over 200 lbs. If you have time on your hands and the desire for YF Tuna runs deep, you could be working a 250 lb Cow until your arms fall off at the Tres Maria Islands on a “ Find the Fish” overnight trip. My suggestion, make sure that cheap boat you’r going out on has a harness so you can lean your body weight into the fight. Twice the power, half the strain. Dorado are running 45 to 55 or so pounds. Larger Sailfish are still prevalent for now, they seem to be preferring Google Eyes for bait and I would run a cedar plug as well. Cedar plugs may be an old favorite you may ignore, but you should be running one with live bait and you never know what may happen next. Blue water, perfect temperatures, abundant bait and big fish. You want it amigo, we’ve got your “fish hangin”!

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 and will be opening soon. Look for me at the least traveled end of Marina Vallarta and I will be there in my new place! Everyone coming by to see my new location will  get a FREE CITY OR JUNGLE TOUR!  So I expect to see you all at my shop soon!Master Baiters is still the only real fishing company in Marina Vallarta with its own exclusive boats that are reliable, fast, English Speaking, fish catching professionals!  Questions on any subject: feel free to ask at my email: CatchFish@MasterBaiters.com.mx Web page:  http://www.MasterBaiters.com.mx or call me directly locally 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 working). You can come be a ¨Fan¨ on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Master-Baiters-Sportfishing-Tackle/88817121325 Facebook Fans get special perks you won´t find in my reports.

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Abundant Fish Gorging Themselves on Squid, Time to Get Creative

Abundant Fish Gorging Themselves on Squid, Time to Get Creative

Written by Stan Gabruk

 

I have come to learn that fishing is more than just finding monster fish and then just boating those monsters like it´s an everyday deal. That is what comes across the air waves on television programs, magazines and web sites. But in the real world it´s a daily challenge to get fish. Not find fish, we have plenty of fish, but getting fish, that can be another story. To get a fish, you first have to get that fish to be interested in what you´re offering. At times like this live bait is not going to do you much good. Presently this is the situation in our world famous fishing grounds of Puerto Vallarta which means it´s time to get creative.

Blankets of one inch brown and black Squid or Calamari in Spanish have invaded the fishing grounds of Puerto Vallarta.  When this happens it can be hard to get fish to turn their heads since this is their favorite food, like Godiva Chocolates to my ex-wife. So before we talk ¨fish¨ we better discuss what the plan is. There is an old saying, ¨Elephants eat peanuts too¨, so you better put some baits together that can mimic conditions. Now you can get these squid lures or ¨Hoochies¨ for next to nothing in the states, but here in Mexico they´re stupid expensive but available.  Forget live bait (run one line), make a daisy chain or two and troll slowly. Have live bait on hand for sure because things change and you don´t want to be left unprepared.

Now the other condition worth note is the ´clean¨ Green Water we´ve been plagued by for the last three weeks. Fish will take baits in this condition but fish will only come into these conditions if there is plentiful bait.  So there you are.

The ever more popular Tres Maria Islands this week had a few days where those going the distance came in lacking of fish of any real size.  Still 60 lb Yellowfin Tuna are better than a sharp stick in the eye. For the guy who can´t wait until August, this may be what the doctor ordered. I would wait a few days before booking a trip to the Islands waiting for news of improvement.

El Banco and Corbeteña have seen Dorado in the 40 lb range last week. Blue water is moving into these areas and with a little luck there will be greater numbers of Sailfish soon. Amber Jacks, Dog Tooth Pargo, Rainbow Runners and more. You´ll have to make the call if you want to spend your fuel dollar for these species.

The Marietta Islands is still the place to be if you want fish. Rooster Fish, Snappers both up to 40 lbs still if fair numbers. Bonito, Jack Cravalls, Amber Jacks and a host of others are all here. Amber Jacks will take live bait as will the Bonito and Jack Cravalls.  Clear Green waters are here as well, with any improvement in conditions this area will explode.  

Punta Mita and Sayulita have had some favorable reports of Dorado and Rooster fish taking baits. Going against the ¨grain¨ so to speak the water around this area seems to be a little cleaner at times than inside the bay.  Striped Marlin were ten miles off the point and farther north there is a shot of Sailfish near San Pancho and points north. For Sailfish make plans for a ten hour day.

Inside the bay things could be better but there are still small fish to be had around structure. Snappers, Grouper, and assorted bottom fish are great for the younglings and are affordable. Jack Cravalls and Bonito are always around for those looking for some stiffer action.

Master Baiter´s is back and up running again in our new Marina Vallarta Location directly in front of the public phone at Dock D. We´re in store front area between Los Palomas Restaurant and Chappy´s Bar next to Charlies Fishing.  So once again reports of my death have once more exceeded reality!

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.

 

Dorado at Corbeteña and Punta Mita, Sailfish and Striped Marlin, Fishing Season Begins Now

Dorado at Corbeteña and Punta Mita, Sailfish and Striped Marlin, Fishing Season Begins Now

Written by Stan Gabruk

 

Come this time of the year as we spring forward into fishing season we hopefully begin to see Sailfish and with any luck at all by mid April we´ll have Dorado (aka Mahi Mahi). For the last couple of years Dorado took their time finding Puerto Vallarta (PV) and did not show up until mid July. We are now coming out of what was a second La Nina year in a row. So we´re just happy to have these gold and Sapphire Colored Blue Plate Specials swimming in our World Famous Fishing Grounds. The other good news on the agenda is how Sailfish have shown up again in the Golden Triangle. This is the area between El Morro, Corbeteña and El Banco. Along with the Sailfish there have been some Striped Marlin released as well. It may be a little early in the season to talk of any frenzies, but we are happy that Dorado is showing early. High Season for fishing begins now and there is no turning back until next January.

For the last couple of weeks we have had to deal with dirty green water which of course fish are not fond of and of course means they won´t take a bait. One reason is they may not see it, the other is this water leaves a bad taste in their mouth for sure. That was last week, today we still have some green water, but it´s¨ the clean green¨ as my crew call it. The fish seem to be ok with. By that I mean fish will see and take baits in this emerald water. So it looks like the currents have pushed out the bad stuff and we can focus on the fish and not the conditions so much. We may see more dirty water in the season as is normal, but for now it ¨feels´ like we´re going to move into summer earlier than I expected and  with open arms!

Snappers everywhere at the Marietta Island

If you have been fishing in the bay and wondering what the deal is, well the bay has been less than exciting. You´ll only find very small fish and not many of those. You may have some luck off Yelapa or Cabo Corrientes but for the most part anything under eight hour trips is lacking. This should change in the coming weeks as water temperatures are raising with the warm days we´ve been having. Everything will slowly change from this point forward. Just remember during summer the bigger species are farther out so most of the attention is focused outside the bay.  We will see smaller Dorado and a host of other fish in the bay but this will take a little longer than what shows up farther out.

For now the Marietta Islands is still the place for shorter day trips, at 28miles out it´s not exactly a short trip. Those with the inclination and fuel dollars will find there are still Rooster Fish some days  are thick but fickle. Jack Cravalls, Snapper are large in the 40lb range, Sierra Mackerals, Blue/Green Runners are still hanging. The numbers of fish are diminishing but they are still there to be had amigos so hit it now if you can. UpDate:  The reason they have not been taking baits the last few days is they are gorging themselves on Squids of Red and Brown. So mimic these colors and use a daisy chain if you want any fish amigo….

More Snappers and Roosters than you can imagine

The area just a few miles south of the Marietta Islands has seen Sailfish swimming on the surface, jumping and lounging in the sun. They´ll do this and if you toss baits at them, they may just ignore them. This will drive you nuts!  Right now one out of three may take bait, so it will be work for sure, but is it really work? Striped Marlin are also hanging out in the area so if you´re heading to Corbeteña you may want to troll to the rock from El Morro. For now the bite is happening with the Sailfish around 1:00 PM. So plan your day accordingly like I plan our fishing trips.

The area around Corbeteña is alive with action once more. For the most part these are Dorado in the 30 lb range and the numbers have been decent. So go for it, they taste great and are taking lures and Google eyes in the ¨clean green¨. We should see Sailfish and Striped Marlin in this area as well so be ready for some serious strikes.

El Banco is still void of any real action. You may find some Dorado there as is likely, but the reports coming in from this are disappointing at best. For now your fuel dollar is better spent elsewhere. I expect El Banco to be better than it has been the last three crazy years and with just a smidge of luck the dominate  current north will sweep down hopefully  and put El Banco in the middle of it, cross your fingers. This will mean closer-in Yellowfin Tuna. Why hit the Tres Maria Islands if you can find the same thing closer to home base?

Punta Mita Point and the Sayulita reef of Anclote have seen Rooster fish in the 25 to 40 lb range the past few days so we will keep an eye on this area. With Spring in the air Rooster fish can  all of a sudden stop taking baits as they swim in ¨sea of love¨. Mating season always screws up the fishing. You´ll have to roll the dice on the Roosters. Things can change in a few minutes so keep your ears on. The water temperatures are still on the cold side of 74 degrees, but it looks to be warm enough now for summer species to start moving in. This is good news amigo so be happy.

The Tres Maria Islands this past week was a mixed bag. The southern island Juanita was jammed full of 60 to 80 lb Yellowfin Tuna for the most part. But there were reports from the same day of the main prison island being empty of Yellowfin. One thing for sure, fish move so you never know where they will be when bait moves in. As a reminder this is a prison island and biosphere reserve so respect the twelve mile limit off the islands and you´ll have no problems being there!

Bait is available, but not abundant at the fishing grounds so make bait when you can amigos. You can still purchase bait from the boats by the fuel dock in the morning. Bonito and Google eyes for now are working as well as anything else so have your bag of tricks handy and some bait, anything can happen from this point forward.

That´s a big Rooster Fish off the Marietta Islands

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.

 

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.

The Truth Behind the Headlines, Bloody Decks and the Tres Maria Islands Monster Yellowfin Tuna(s) in the News

The Truth Behind the Headlines, Bloody Decks and the Tres Maria Islands Monster Yellowfin Tuna(s) in the News

Written by Stan Gabruk

There has been a lot of talk recently about Puerto Vallarta and the Monster Yellowfin Tuna that have been boated off the Tres Maria Islands. In the Big Game Fishing industry you hear about a heavily promoted Bloody Decks ¨Boat¨ called the Maximus. You hear how this ¨Cattle Car¨ boat loads up with ten  people or so,  they head out to the Tres Maria islands and then they come back in with their fill of Yellowfin Tuna well over 150 lbs to as much as a recent Monster at about 430 lbs. Now we all get excited when we hear this, we weigh the cost against the ¨Opportunity¨ at a Bucket List Game fish if there ever was one.  But all is not as it would seem, there is plenty of reason for caution when heading out to the Tres Maria Islands on a YF Tuna Safari….

Now this all sounds good and exciting, but in reality this is bad news stuff. Yes, this is a bad thing that is being promoted by big winded blow hards who are telling the world how cool they are and how you too should be fishing with them and YOU TOO can boat these Monsters.  All sounds exciting and it will get you to the core if you´re a fanatic fisherman looking for Yellowfin Tuna in February. Well that is until you realize they are fishing in A GAME RESERVE!

Since I have no love for the site Bloody Decks, it is well known I have been banned from the site because they don`t like Master Baiter´s, but this is not a sour grapes article. This is an article meant to inform the general public on how BLOODY DECKS the site is posting these forum articles (they post these stories yet have plausible deniability since it isn´t them posting, so they take no responsibility for what is on their site, nice cop out so they don´t get sued by unhappy READERS DRINKING THE Bloody JUICE). What you are not hearing is the down side, the illegal side, and the clients who are taking a risk they don´t know they`re taking. So lets discuss what you are not hearing,… from a ¨local¨ that has been a in PV longer than anyone from the Bloody Decks gang.

To fill you in on some background, the Tres Maria islands have been there for millions of years. They have always been there and I fished the area several times myself outside the 15 mile limit. So this is nothing new, the Yellowfin will be there long after we´re gone. So it surprises me that anyone would make such a big deal about this location (Mexican Game Reserve). This is not news unless you are trying to look like some kind of ground breaker discovering the new territory like those who claim to have found ¨El Banco¨ as an example. I guess if you don´t know any better, you may believe this crap.

The Tres Maria Islands are sprinkled anywhere from 80 to 120 miles out from Puerto Vallarta as the Sea Gull flies. These islands are also known as the Prison Islands because there is an active prison on one of the islands similar to the one in the Movie Papillion with Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman many years ago.  The worst of the worst criminals from Mexico are placed here for a reason, you can´t walk away from there for sure. Because of these hardened criminals, many are high profile Cartel types, so there is a 12 to 15 mile ¨limit¨ or Boundary around the islands for obvious reasons. Again, nothing new about this. The Mexican Navy has made it quite clear that any boat inside these boundaries is subject to confiscation. Now this is pretty clear and straight forward, no gray areas here. A few months back there were even some criminals (trying to escape) from the island floating out to sea on homemade floating devices. Who knows they may have been waiting for a boat to pick them up, or they were hoping to ride a current to safety. The last guys who lost a motor on a boat here floated to Japan before they were found! So if you think about it, this 12 mile boundary is no joke.

Now on Bloody Decks there is a lot of talk how these certain boats are getting permits to fish these islands. Maximus not too long ago presented a ¨permit¨ to fish the Islands to Navy just to discover it was bogus and carried no weight with the Navy (common knowledge).  It was a bogus permit that whoever paid a bunch of money for. So for the record, any person who is not heavily connected to the government will NEVER get a permit to fish the islands. I don´t care what they say, who they think they got this permit  from or what the twisted situation is on  how they ¨got¨ their permit,  it is not legal and they are not only risking their boat, but your fishing trip and maybe worse, much, much worse.

Ok, so you now know the Tres Maria Islands is a prison complex / Game Reserve  with a 12 to15 mile boundary, so you now know that whoever is telling you they have a permit to fish this area is a liar or idiot (possibly both). But what else is there, what is it t hey are not telling you as they push their charters to Monster City? Well one thing they aren`t telling you is many of these guys have been warned, then warned again, then warned even  again and taken in where they have been finger printed, picture posted on their wall and names taken. Once you´ve been taken in you get finger printed, and put in with the general population, sometimes for only a while if lucky. Bad enough, but wait, there´s more! Along with your charter expense and bogus permit you too can be grabbed by the Mexican Navy and find yourself STUCK on the prison island for who knows how long.  Yep, that´s right folks, once you have basically been grabbed, you will be taken to the naval complex on the island and you will not be going anywhere for a while amigos. You see the navy changes the crew on the islands from time to time as you would expect. I hear that the crews change every three months. Now that could be a little off, but the point is you will be stuck on that prison island until there is a crew change. There are no special arrangements made for tourist who have been suckered into this type of fishing trip with the inherent risk you have not been told about. Nobody will be allowed to come get you and when the crew change does happen you are not heading back to the Puerto Vallarta Area, you´re heading to Barra where the Navy will then let you go home or where ever you need to go.

So what am I telling you here in a nut shell, the people charging interested clients in Winter time, who are seeking Monster Yellowfin Tuna are taking you to illegal places where you / they have a strong possibility of having your boat confiscated and stuck on that ¨island¨ for who knows how long.  So concern for their own safety and general well being is being blinded by greed while your safety and well being has been put at risk. The Client(s) will be stuck on this prison island with THE CRIMINALS as you have to fend for yourself. Sounds like a dream vacation to me?? I was in the airport here in Puerto Vallarta and told a guy who had been on the Maximus about this, he sent a text message to a friend still going out on the boat in a package of three days and he was upset to say the least.

You might tell yourself the guy you are talking with is a good guy, he tells you what you want to hear and you ultimately trust the company you´re fishing with, sponsored by bloody decks (Ali has some connection to Maximas and is connected to Bloody Decks as well) since they heavily push a few select boats under their umbrella. When money is your only agenda, greed is a close ally. It´s easy to say  nothing is going to happen, but you know it already has.

No matter what you have read, it is common knowledge the Yellowfin Tuna written about in their bulletin board have all been boated well within the twelve to fifteen mile limit as they tell you otherwise! Now there are more people every day heading out to this area. The Mexicans are funny, they will ignore this until they get a burr under their saddle, then they go for it and enforce the law with the numbers of fisherman increasing!? The Navy is different and they are not on the take, several of these Captains have learned this first hand. I could post names of people who have been abusing their clients. But the location enough is all the warning you need to start asking questions after reading this article.

Ok,  you now know what you are risking personally if you´re a private boat and you head to the  Tres Maria  Islands. If you are booking a cattle boat named Maximus beware.  If some company tells you it is ok  and they have a permit to fish the Tres Maria Islands, they don´t. So if they show you a permit, they well may have been scammed to the price of five thousand dollars for this permit, but you now know better. Don´t let their ignorance cost you….

Let me leave you with this example: As I mentioned earlier, this ¨Ali¨ guy has a vested interest in this cattle boat (there is only one doing this so no name is necessary). This heavily promoted Cattle Boat a few weeks back was boarded by the Mexican Navy with a boat full of clients (a real eye opener if there ever was one).  Upon the inspection the Mexican Navy discovered the boat was not insured (legally required in Mexico), did not have a valid ¨permit¨ as they told those interested in small details like this. They also did not have enough fishing licenses for everyone onboard. And on top of that they were/are fishing in protected waters as they say differently.

This article is not going to make me any more popular with Bloody Decks types who are pouring the bloody juice of dreams for client consumption. My goal is to inform you the general fishing public of what not to do to protect yourself and your loved ones.

For the record, if people were having fun in a safe and reasonable way I would promote this company myself and make a commission. To even consider going into a game reserve and then promote it on their bulletin boards is criminal in my opinion. Fishing companies have a fiduciary responsibility to provide full disclosure to clients who are paying for a safe and fun  adventure that is risk free and will not affect their well being or their vacation  in any way other than  being a positive experience. Be informed, Be Safe, what you don´t know will hurt you!

So keep your ears on, these guys will not stop going into this reserve as they blow their horns as loud as possible. One thing for sure, it´s just a matter of time now before these boats are confiscated and the clients are put through an unexpected extended vacation in hell. Stay tuned, there is bound to be more to come in the near future

Now you know the real story behind the headlines……

Spring Fishing in January, Dorado, Football Yellowfin, Sailfish, Striped Marlin!

Spring Fishing in January, Dorado, Football Yellowfin, Sailfish, Striped Marlin!

Written by Stan Gabruk

 

OK, Alright, I know, I know, I have been telling everyone that this is a freak current and not to expect this sort of freak occurance to last for any length of time.  I started to make those comments a few weeks back and now I am thinking that  these strange conditions may continue into  Spring. I am not saying winte

Ed Fik and wife on GuanaTuna at the Marietta Islands

r fishing is done, but I am saying you will find species at our world famous fishing grounds that, well, shouldn´t be there!

El Banco, after a miserable summer last year, we are seeing Yellowfin Tuna Action anywhere from five miles before the high spots to ten miles or so off the points. Yep, YF Tuna in the 40 t to 200 lb rang is possible if you have a mind to set out and take a chance. Yellowfin here at El Banco is anything but automatic.  For those who understand what the term ¨Fishing¨ means, then this is pure fishing where you may come in with an empty fish box. On the other hand you will probably come in with either Y ellowfin Tuna, Sailfish, Dorado or even a Striped Marlin. Roll the dice amigo, if you´re looking for guarantees you´d be better off waiting until summer before heading out.

Corbeteña has always had fish, the only question for Anglers is if they wanted to catch a specific species or it they were open to catching what was out there. Now we all know we get what we get, again this is fishing and there are no waiting lines for your bait amigo. Those with the time, money and bones to take a chance are finding Dorado up to 40 lbs, Striped Marlin, Cubera Snappers, Sailfish and who knows what else is out there. Some days live bait, other days lures.  My suggestion is to run both, changing color often until something works, then stick with that! Keep in mind that fish move, but the area golden triange, the area between El Banco, Corbeteña and the Marietta Islands have been churning and producing lately so don´t  lock your mind into a rut or box. My best spots are between the Marietta Islands and Corbeteña for the moment. So keep this to yourself and start trolling after passing the islands towards the Rock!

Dorado and Rooster Fish at the Islands

The bay has done the same amigos… All of a sudden the Yellowfin Tuna that have been hanging out in front of Yelapa have started taking baits (lures and live bait).  30 lb Yellowfin Footballs are are abundant, but they will be work. Mimic the local bait fish in the area. If that means you´re using micro hooks with teeny tiny sardines, then this is what you have to do. For t hose willing to put in the effort there is the reward of Tuna on the table tonight.  Or you can do like most of these lazy captains and just troll a Google eye and call that an effort.  This is why you pay more for a boa t and captain, t hey work for their money because their reputation is on the line and they know I am watching. Some smaller Dorado has been also boated by accident, so give it a try and see what happens.

Now the Islands, El Morro and the Marietta’s have been hanging steady for the last couple of weeks. Rooster fish are still in the area and are a little more abundant than last week. Bonito in the 30 lb range, Sailfish on occasion, Dorado can be large at times to 40 lbs or so, Jack Crevalls are strong at 35 lbs, Snappers, Pompano and the list goes on. An eight hour trip is now worth your time and money. Super Pangas can get you to the fish for a more affordable price and if you put your name on my list I will hook you up others looking to share a Super Panga for 8 hrs, $225.00 usd for half the boat, 2 people max. Just let me know if you´re interested.

You may ask yourself what the deal is here with Dorado in late January, well we´re all scratching out heads. It appears the cold water from the north as normal has been cut off by a warm current coming in from the west which means the Hawaii area currents have made a hard right turn and are giving us these spring fishing conditions. Now the Whales may not like this much, but the tourist looking to catch fish on a shorter day can come in satisfied and happy with their catch.

I was hesitant to get too excited about these warm currents moving into the area because in fishing things can be short lived. I am now thinking that this could continue into spring and if this is true those who are here in Puerto Vallarta (PV) can have a wonderful day on the water and catch summer species and not have to bake like a potato under an equator sun to boat that bucket list fish.

Like always, stay tuned, if I don`t post an article, it means things have not changed….

Remember, this is my blog, my regular weekly fishing reports are normally posted by Tuesdays so book mark this page and my home page (www.masterbaiters.com.mx) and get  it  from both angles. I will update my blog a couple of times a week in short format for the people looking to head out and are here to take advantage of and react to these daily conditions.

Also, if you would like to get  my Newsletter just fire me an email and I will sign you up.. Discounts, shirt promotions, who knows what is always available to Honorary Master Baiter´s who sign up…..

That´s it for now….. Stay tuned and thanks for reading… tell your friends.

Quickie Report: Warm Currents Swirling, Red Tied leaves, Slight Condition Improvements…

Last week it was all about Red Tides, Dirty water, Cold water, Too much bait the size of rice and fish that won`t take a bait if you paid them. In a word the fishing was ¨Crap¨! But we all know when things get bad, they won`t be bad for long.  The Red Tide is filtering out of the bay as warmer currents come back into the bay of Banderas. Now this doesn`t mean the fishing has improved much, but we´ll take what we get right now.

Yellowfin Tuna Footballs are still all over the Bay of Banderas, but….. they won´t pay attention to anything you are presenting bait wise. Same goes for Sailfish believe it or not. Just yesterday I had clients at Yelapa, there were many Sailfish sightings and in fact one of those sightings we placed a Google Eye perfectly in front of a Sail and it was worse than my daughter when it comes to peas, I mean they wouldn´t even look at the bait… and there you are!  But if you are in the Legal Zone off the Tres Maria Islands, then there are Yellowfin Tuna of all sizes and I mean all sizes. Anywhere from 30 lbs up to 200 lbs is possible and will be for the fanatics all winter long. The picture below was taken in the dark with my cell phone, so thats the reason for the low quality of the picture, but hey we can live with it… got the point across… As  you can see they are in the 75 lb range hanging and the bottom of the boat is full of 20 to 35lb footballs…You want these, they´re 85 miles in one direction! It´s a long day, but for the guy dead set on Tuna, well Are U Up 4 it?

Pecositas Panga, Capt. Torta and First Mate Fleco, Tres Maria Islands

Marietta Islands hav e improved a bit, warmer currents have attracted some Dorado to the reefs, but don´t get too excited, only a few have been coming in…. Rooster fish are still around the reefs, but get them to take a bait and  you´ll be superman….  Snappers are picking up and should continue to do so. We also boated another Milk fish the other day. We always have Milk fish, but they almost never come up to take bait, but when they do, look out!

Jack Crevalls, Sierra Mackerals are still the main players in the bay. Snappers by the rocks and there is always the chance of Snook or Robalo in Spanish near the river mouths.

Corbeteña is still being neglected and I more than understand. If you are on a Safari looking for what ever you can get, you money would be better spent for the same time to the Marietta Islands. Yet there is the possibility of Yellowfin to 200 lbs, Striped Marlin to 300 lbs, Cubera Snappers off the Rock in the structure…. Even some Dorado if you find a warmer current which is where the Marlin and Tuna will be. We´ve seen Marlin, but not may. Tough call, but for my money I would head out to the Tres Maria´s if you positively have to have a  YF Tuna amigo….

We´re seeing warmer currents, the dirty water is turning into a thing of the past. It looks like conditions are improving… Stay tuned!

My blog is now a situational, sorta daily thing to keep the locals appraised of up to the minute condition and action… if you are looking for a full and complete report go to my web site: http://www.masterbaiters.com.mx and you´ll find it on the home page at the top. Subscribe and get it sent to you…. Until next time…..

Stan

Owner Master Baiter´s Sportfishing & T ackle

http://www.MasterBaiters.com.mx

Welcome to the Banderas Bay Mixed Salad of Transitional Fishing or in real terms, WTF is going on out there?

Welcome to the Banderas Bay Mixed Salad of Transitional Fishing or in real terms, WTF is going on out there?  

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

Well HERE WE ARE AGAIN, me in front of my computer in Marina Vallarta looking out over the Yachts and Sportfishers trying to figure out how to explain what is happening out there, it comes down to two words: Mother Nature. Yes, she is in control as we see the La Nina effects bring winter fishing early to our World Famous Fishing Grounds of Puerto Vallarta. With fields of bait balls of Krill sized Squids, Shrimps and Tiny Sardines, basically Whale food,( the main reason they come to our bay to breed and play) fish are still hanging out in this abundant environment. The bite is a moving target with plenty of Yellowfin Tuna Footballs near Yelapa to be found, getting them to pay attention to your baits is another thing. Marlin, Tuna, Dorado, Sailfish in the deep water locations, we have it all. So hang tight, this useful information coming at you.

12 08 2011 Joe and Wife, Baruk, 8 hrs, Marietta Islands

12 08 2011 Joe and Wife, Baruk, 8 hrs, Marietta Islands

Ok, the action at El Banco is less than spectacular. My friend Ray took friends and family out to El Banco and boated a few 40 lb YF Footballs, no Marlin sighting and water temperatures were downright cold at 72 in some of the colder currents. And this is my only input from El Banco?!

Corbeteña is still alive with one again, off again action. It is iffy and if you are at the rock you have a decent shot at a smaller Black Marlin in the 250 lb range. Cubera Snapper are there as well around the 50lb range. Dorado running 45 lbs, Sailfish in the 100 inch size, Yellowfin Tuna can be anywhere from 60 to 150 lbs. The water is blue, but cool and the only reason any of these warm water species are still hanging in the area is the abundance of bait in the waiter. If you are thinking of hitting the rock looking for Billfish you better get out there while you still have a shot at these finned fantasies.

The Tres Maria Islands are alive with 250lb Yellowfin Monsters, but the islands have gotten tight with their regulations. The Tres Marias are prison Islands where they have been put ting these captured cartel guys. I head a few prisoners had jumped the island and were floating out to sea. Now a fishing boat can easily be an escape boat in their eyes quite easily. So if you are heading out this way, keep your Sh-t straight and stay the 15 miles off the island, even if t here are boils closer in. You wouldn´t want to be stuck and thrown in with the general population amigos. Ask Capt. Steven Torres (Anna Maria) who was quiet about being thrown in with these prisoners (with clients on board) as he pushed the envelope too many times. They shaved his head and held him for close to a week…. Many of those Bloody Decks type who think they are going to push the envelope learned that day to keep their envelope pushing somewhere else! Just like the Maximus the Bloody Decks boys push, same situation, no insurance, no fishing licenses, the permit they had to fish the islands were bogus and after the third time being warned, they finally got the idea. Or did they, they are pushing it again. So you´ve been warned…..

The islands are the place to be. El Morro to the Marietta Islands are alive with action of the Rooster Fish variety, right now! Running anywhere from 20 to 50 lbs, there arm breakers will not disappoint those looking for some light tackle action. Any shinny bait, poppers, Google eyes, these all are working well and will guarantee many hook-ups. All you need is eight hours and a fast Super Panga for this day on the water amigos! The Marietta Islands come with a little more action in the form of Sailfish, Snappers, Bonito, Dorado, Jack Crevalls, Sierra Mackerals, and the list goes on. For your  fishing buck this area is your best  bet .

12 06 2011 Joel, 6 hrs, Yellowfin, Bella Del Mar

12 06 2011 Joel, 6 hrs, Yellowfin, Bella Del Mar

Punta Mita is still producing Dorado, but much smaller and less abundant.  Sailfish are still about ten miles off the point and a little north of the Sayulita. If you are fishing out of La Cruz this may be worth your time and effort.

The bay is still producing fish or all sorts, Sierra Mackerals have taken over the bay and are everywhere you will be. So you don´t really have to hunt for these speckled beauties that are normally in the 10 to 20 lb range. They taste great and are wonderful for younger anglers. If you are looking for the Football Yellowfin Tuna, then you need to be patient amigo. With  the full moon we saw the bite erratic in the mornings and stronger in the afternoon.  Remember there is no reason you can`t take a Super Panga out in the afternoon and catch the late bite amigos, especially now when it is the best time to fish! Remember I have a Super Panga with a head for privacy for the ladies. The Footballs are there, no trouble finding them, but with all the whale food in the bay they are chowing down on this Krill and if you are running smaller squid baits, then you have a shot. My suggestion, if you want some morning action, be out of the Marina before 6 a.m.. You may find the bit e has ended before 11 a.m. For short times on the water you want to keep up with what the bite is like or you may just find yourself missing it completely.

Now that we hav e seen some very cold currents moving into the area we have officially moved into winter fishing and all that entails. The Yellowfin will only be around for a few more weeks at most. The Black Marlin are barely there as it is.  We should be seeing more Striped Marlin, but then again who knows. They like cooler water, so the conditions are rite for them. With  water temperatures at 72 degrees we seldom see cooler temperatures than that here. So it will be in teresting to watch and see if they dip any further, which is very possible. So keep an eye on the bite, the water temperatures and what is coming in on the docks. The fishing is great if you know the facts amigo….

While you are in town don`t forget to visit Marina Vallarta with the ¨other Malicon¨ in Puerto Vallarta! It`s the second most popular tourist attraction in Puerto Vallarta with Restaurant  row and 150 shops of all kinds… I´ll keep an eye out for you!

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

Master Baiter´s Sportfishing & Tackle is located in Marina Vallarta on the Boardwalk between the light house and Porto Bellos 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

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. . Safe for your 12 Yr Old

I have been receiving more request for more Master Baiter´s Fish Porn, Safe For Your 12 Yr Old  . . .  So Here are some recent photos, old photos, photos you may have seen before, but here they are again….

08 18 2011 Matt Miller.Capt Tory, Rooster fish 59´`

08 18 2011 Matt Miller.Capt Tory, Rooster fish 59´`

Great Day On Magnifico as  Flags go up

Great Day On Magnifico as Flags go up

06 17 2011 Michelle Stewart Crosby with Yellowfin Tuna, El Banco, Animal House

06 17 2011 Michelle Stewart Crosby with Yellowfin Tuna, El Banco, Animal House

Michelle  and her friend Ed McClintoc went fishing with us and came in with Yellowfin Football Tuna caught  at  El Banco in June.. Michele is a facebook  friend now and I love to post her pictures…..

 

09 15 2011 300lb Black Marlin, Magnifico, Corbeteña

09 15 2011 300lb Black Marlin, Magnifico, Corbeteña

06 30 2011 Casey Hocker's , Bella Del Mar, 8 hrs , Cabo Corrientes

06 30 2011 Casey Hocker's , Bella Del Mar, 8 hrs , Cabo Corrientes

10  25 2011 Yellowfin Tuna, Dominic Beer and friends, Animal House

10 25 2011 Yellowfin Tuna, Dominic Beer and friends, Animal House

10 7 2011 Zwlema Saldivar, Dorado, Bella Del Mar, 6hrs

10 7 2011 Zwlema Saldivar, Dorado, Bella Del Mar, 6hrs

Dorado at Punta Mita, Magnifico, October 28, 2011

Dorado at Punta Mita, Magnifico, October 28, 2011

10 4 2011 Robert Bryant Marlin, Corbeteña, Magnifico,

10 4 2011 Robert Bryant Marlin, Corbeteña, Magnifico,

Here are a few from days gone by, but still impressive…..

Monster Yellowfin Tuna, 400 lbs + !! Should have been a Mexican Record !!

Monster Yellowfin Tuna, 400 lbs + !! Should have been a Mexican Record !!

 3 Monsters and a College Student over 6 ft tall!

3 Monsters and a College Student over 6 ft tall!

The kid above used to come to Vallarta Every August where his parents would pay for him to head out for Monsters like these. I  remember him fishing with us for the four  years he was in college… Don´t  see days like this very often any more!

A Great Day By Any Measure.....

A Great Day By Any Measure.....

 

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Take care and enjoy your Fish Porn !

Stan

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Rooster Fish and Dorado at the points, Marlin & Yellowfin Tuna Thinning Out

 Rooster Fish and Dorado at the points, Marlin & Yellowfin Tuna Thinning Out  

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

As we continue to move deeper into early winter we see the fishing conditions changing as colder water takes over our world famous fishing grounds. But this does not mean we are seeing the fishing go south as well as we see the bay explode with large football sized Yellowfin Tuna which continues to be primary player for short trip anglers.  No wonder with the amount of bait in the bay. The bite has moved closer to mid day as you would expect at this time of the month. Deep water locations of El Banco and Corbeteña see fewer anglers as Marlin and Yellowfin move out gradually. Yep, things are changing but if you don´t need to boat a fish over 100 lbs, then you are in for a great day at a more affordable price.

Yellowfin Foot ball Tuna, left at 6 back by 10, Yelapa, Bella Del Mar, Capt. Pepe

Yellowfin Foot ball Tuna, left at 6 back by 10, Yelapa, Bella Del Mar, Capt. Pepe

Normally at this time of the year the water temperatures are still warm so we normally have Large Marlin and Yellowfin Tuna, but with the La Nina Conditions we experiencing in back to back years, this is not the case this year, again. I am not saying you won´t find large fish at  El Banco or Corbeteña, I am just giving you a friendly warning that if you have high expectations for these locations, you may just experience the same level of disappointment if you´re looking for Moby Dick amigos! We have seen some strong southern currents and with them comes colder water. Now there are other things that will come with the colder currents as well, bait for one thing. We are seeing very large Squids in the 40lb range at Corbeteña so as you can imagine there are still some Yellowfin Tuna at the rock. Now they may be forty pounds or they may be 120 lbs, it just depends on the draw. Marlin are still hanging around the rock, but they are getting smaller by the day if you are lucky enough to find one! Sailfish who like water a touch cooler are still swarming, but you don´t need to hit the rock to find Sails amigos. Cubera Snappers are large and worth the time and money if you are a mind to head out this way. Remember to keep in mind the local bait! If you are lucky enough to boat a Yellowfin Tuna, check the stomach and see what they`re feeding on, simple tricks from the old timers can save your day, so remember the basics when fishing! Squid, Krill shrimps and squids (whale food), Sardines and more have moved into the area. For those who just have to have a Marlin before they go home, the best place at the moment is the area between El Morro and Corbeteña. For some reason there are warm areas around this area and with the bait being as abundant as it is, there are plenty of reasons for these finned fantasies to hang around.

Update: 12/06/2011, well as I sent this article off to press things as you may expect changed for the better at El Banco and Corbeteña. Now the Marlin are still MIA (missing in action) for some unknown reason, but Yellowfin Turned up out of nowhere and are thick around the perimeter of the high spots. The water is clear and clean green, water temps are hovering in the 78 degree range (normal would be 82 degrees) and the Yellowfin Tuna are running anywhere from 60 to over 200 lbs right now! You may expect these Yellowfin (YF) Tuna to be chasing Krill and Sardines like in the bay, but in fact they are hitting bullet Bonitos, another of t heir favorites to feed on! If you are here in Vallarta and you have been looking for Yellowfin Tuna Action, then you better hit it while it´s hot or this will be another ¨You should have been here yesterday¨ story. While there give the Cubera Snappers a shot around the drop off (jigging) the high spots, you may find it surprising!

The Marietta Islands have exploded after a less than exciting summer. Rooster fish ranging from 20 to 70lb s are back being their aggressive selves. Dorado are here as well, yet we don´t seem to see much demand for Dorado unless it´s in the bay and close to Marina Vallarta. Snappers are turning up in the area as well in the 15 to 40 lb range. Don`t forget about the Jack Crevalls, Bonito, Skip Jacks, Sierra Mackerals and the list goes on. For the guy looking t o get some action and still keep some bucks in his back pocket, this is the best bang for your ¨Blue Water Fishing¨ excursions. Leave by 7a.m. and get back before the wife knows you`re MIA!  Update 12/6/2011: Roosterfish have surrounded the Marietta Islands and have taken the area hostage! You need 8 hrs, but the action starts when you drop a line amigos. Don´t go there if you are looking to shoot the breeze and drink beer, you will only have moments between between strikes! They are running from small to ¨My God¨ sized… or 25 to 70 lbs. You may want to bring something larger than a Baitmaster casting reel and pole on this trip…. For you ¨Fly Guys¨ nothing under a 10 wt please! Snappers are here as well, with Jack Crevalls, Pompano, Bonito, Sierra Mackerals, and more. It´s OK to dip into that Xmas cash if you  don´t abuse it  too badly… tell you r wife I said it  was OK!

Punta Mita is still smoking with Dorado in the mid size range of about 30 lbs up. Sailfish are still about   ten miles off the point and of course the Rooster Fish have surged in both numbers and size. Nothing complicated here, just cast a silver diamond jig, popper or Rapalla and anything is likely to happen. If you are targeting Dorado, go here! Update 12/06/2011: Ok, Rooster Fish have taken over here as well and you get the extra benefit of Dorado in the area as well. Sailfish are still ten miles or so off the points with plenty of bait in the water to keep their attention.

Rooster City at the Marietta Islands,  8 hrs Capt. Chema Mi Jenny

Rooster City at the Marietta Islands, 8 hrs Capt. Chema Mi Jenny

As we move into the holiday season like we are now we see the ¨fishing client¨ change from the guy who wants Moby Dick to the guy who just wants a short day where he or she can catch something they can eat that night for dinner. We all understand that for sure and if you are this person then we have the fishing trip for you. Yellowfin Tuna Footballs anywhere from 20 t o 60 lbs have set up camp for the last few weeks and with more and more Krill and Sardines moving into the bay there does not seem to be much of a reason for them to be moving out. Now we know this is not going to last forever, no matter how much bait is in the water so if you are a mind to, get your lucky butt out there and take advantage of something that is kinda unusual.

The Bite update 12/06/2011: Well the bite has changed and if you are out there thinking the bite is in the morning, then you got stung with bad timing. From the time I wrote this report to now, the bite moved from early to early afternoon around 1 to 2 O´clock. We have seen some days were the Footballs were just think, you could walk across them, yet they did not take any baits. It could be we don´t have anything to offer them that gets their attention, or you missed the bite. Remember, if you are going out for a short day, you have to know when the bite is happening or you may find yourself in the right place at the wrong time… sounds like my last marriage.

Bait: Bait, bait and more bait … there are bait balls the size of simi-trucks of three inch Sardinas as they call them here… Whale food, but smaller fish appreciate them as well. Bullet Bonito are around the deep water locations, drawing in the larger Yellowfins as I discussed earlier. Krill are still in the bay, probably the biggest reason the footballs are lingering by Yelapa.   So keep an eye on what   the local bait is and mimic it if you find the Google Eyes are not working. Always good to have bait in the water!

While you are in town don`t forget to visit Marina Vallarta with the ¨other Malicon¨ in Puerto Vallarta! It`s the second most popular tourist attraction in Puerto Vallarta with Restaurant  row and 150 shops of all kinds… I´ll keep an eye out for you!

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

Master Baiter´s Sportfishing & Tackle is located in Marina Vallarta on the Boardwalk between the light house and Porto Bellos 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

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

 

Large Rooster Fish Invade Punta Mita and the Marietta Islands

Large Rooster Fish Invade Punta Mita and the Marietta Islands

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

Well we are now seeing some great weather in Puerto Vallarta as the tourist / Snow birds begin their annual trek back to our little corner of Paradise. Whales are moving in and getting thicker by the day. Water temperatures are still on the downward slide, but not cold. Rooster fish (30-65 lbs) invade the Marietta Islands and off the Reef at Punta Mita. At Corbeteña as we move into winter fishing conditions does not mean the fishing is tapering off, for those still interested in Big Fish, we still have them, but  don`t  delay if you´re looking for Marlin and Yellowfin Tuna.

Corbeteña is still doing well with Sailfish, large Dorado in the 45lb range. Black Marlin are thinning out a little and a little smaller in the 400lb range. Cubera Snappers to 60lbs, Yellowfin Tuna in the smaller ranges from 45 to 160lbs if you can get them to turn their head with all the Krill Shrimp in the area.  This is the favorite food for Yellowfin Tuna and when they are in the area, if you are not running squid or Shrimp, then target something else. One thing to remember is the bite is happening in the morning hours around 7 a.m. if targeting YF Tuna.

The bay is smoking and a six hour trip is a great value and there is plenty of action for your fishing buck amigos! Off Yelapa, Los Arcos and north near Nuevo Vallarta there have been Yellowfin Football Tuna for weeks and right now for those catching the bite right they are in the 35 to 60lb range. Probably the best fishing deal in PV for sure. Sierra Mackerals, Jack Crevalls, California Bonito that are great eating, Snappers and the list goes on.

Butch and Bob Drake, 8 hrs, Mi Jenny,  Capt. Chema Holding Fish

Butch and Bob Drake, 8 hrs, Mi Jenny, Capt. Chema Holding Fish

As we move deeper into winter we are seeing an invasion of Rooster fish at the Marietta Islands and at the Reef off Punta Mita this week. For those interested in taking a shot at some Dorado, then you are still in luck, but again, don`t doddle amigos, you may find yourself wondering where they went. Sailfish are also around these two locations as well, so take 8 hrs and go have some fun! Money is tight, no worries, I have options! Bonito, Sierra Mackerals, Sailfish and more are here at the Marietta Islands and around El Morro as well. After months of slow action at the Marietta Islands it´s great to see some action here!

All and all the fishing is still great, but we are moving into a transition period from summer to winter fishing conditions as we speak. Moby Dick and his brothers will be moving out shortly, but his cousin will be in the area all winter in the form of Sailfish some Striped Marlin, but not many up north near San Pancho.

Now that I have the report details finished I want to talk about why it is important to remember seasonal weather patterns and water temperatures. When we come into the winter, one of the first signs we are seeing winter currents and weather conditions are the arrivals of species like Jack Crevalls, Sierra Mackerals and of course the Whales. Another thing that happens is the arrival of Krill Shrimp and Squids, Tuna and of course Whale food. When we see these colder water conditions coming into the area you have to be aware of what is happening and then improvise and adjust to take advantage of these changing conditions. If you are a boat that is not equipped to take advantage of these conditions, then you just paid too much for the boat you´re on. I am sure you expected a well equipped boat for the money you paid. Now being well equipped means having squid rigs or squid lures on hand. It means running light line on these lures or you´ll scare away a line shy Yellowfin Tuna. Small or large, they are Yellowfin!

 Jake Robbins, 1st Mate Fleco, Capt. Pepê , Bella Del Mar, 8 hrs

Jake Robbins, 1st Mate Fleco, Capt. Pepê , Bella Del Mar, 8 hrs

Now when you are talking about YF Tuna like we are, Fluorocarbon leaders are a basic necessity if you are targeting Yellowfin Tuna of any size as I just mentioned. Many people know to ask for it, but asking for it seems simple enough and the answer will automatically be yes. But in Mexico you have to ask the second question that seems like it is unneeded like ¨How heavy a line are you using?¨ Now this is the correct fluorocarbon question, because the answer is most likely 400 lb leader. Now this is like running a telephone cable expecting it to be invisible in the water and do the job when it is impossible. So the follow-on questions are important and nothing should be taken for granted when negotiating a price. Or  use your regular guy if you are satisfied he is looking out for you and now only the money he is going to get!

The reason I am mentioning this is because I forgot, yes I forgot to tell you all this is important and noticed some clients heading out on a boat I was surprised they paid to get on.  They were heading out to Yelapa with reels that were WAY too big for the job and I notice heavy fluorocarbon leader. It was leaving the dock and it was too late to help them. I never burn people at the docks as they are going out. But when you are the only boat in the area not catching fish, then there is a reason and in this case it can´t be the fault of the captain, or is it? It is their responsibility to fix you up with the correct equipment, the correct bait and all the other stuff you pay for which is expensive any way you look at it.  So if you are focused only on your bottom line,  this that is where you will feel it, in the bottom as you kick yourself later!

Another very import ant question is when the bite is happening. Now every single captain and first mate that is heading out fishing will be able to tell you this with no hesitation at all, they know! Agents who are out for commissions only and don´t give a flip will tell you anything that will sell you a boat. This is why I mention the bite times in my articles along with other important information. Why, because if you are on a small boat for four hours, you at least want to make sure you are on the water for the correct four hours, don´t you?? Of course you do. If you put out clients for four hours and they come back to the dock before the bite happens, they will think there are no fish. No fish, what, this is Puerto Vallarta, there are always, always fish in PV.  So ask these questions and be a little more informed than the other guy and that happens by keeping your ear to the wind and eyes on the dock. If you can´t do that, then read my articles and I WILL give it to you straight amigos. My promise to you is to tell you when the fishing could be better. I will tell you when a short trip is a better deal than heading out fifty miles, like now! I hate the idea some ¨joker¨ who is such a ¨nice guy¨ sells you a bucket list dream just to be scammed. It reflects badly on a business made mostly of honest people who want to help you have a once in a lifetime experience. So listen, learn and be informed for your own sake and keep the wife off your back, which in some ways is the real pay off!

Thanks for reading. If you want to sign up for my weekly and biweekly post on my web site sign up for a subscription at: www.masterbaiters.wordpress.com and  you will receive a notice of when I post articles, pictures or other stuff you will want to know about….. on my blog that is. Origional and uncopied content will always be on my web page reports like this. On the docks sort of informat ion and inside fishing tricks are ear-marked for the blog. So now you know the difference now.

One more thing, they tell me this is not a good thing for me to do, but screw who ever had this attitude… If you are looking for a great  source of local information in English, I have a couple of sites I would like to recommend to you. First, The PV Mirror (www.pvmirror.com) , a local paper in the summer and an internet publication in the summer. They have local news and information along with interesting articles when it comes to what to do, see or go in Puerto Vallarta.  The other site is  The Banderas News site (www.banderasnews.com) where local events, news, services and just about  any thing else you could imagine is available on their site. B ot h publications have a heart and  support the locals in charities and benefits of all kinds around the area. If it is happening in town, you´ll find it in a refreshing format and in English, which helps with the language barrier amigos… !!

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

As the oldest fishing company in Puerto Vallarta and the only company with any World Recognized Fishing Championships like the WBS Billfishing Series Grand Champions (2000 and 2001) under our belt. Nobody, but nobody in Puerto Vallarta can come close to us in quality or price when it comes to world class fishing boats. 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!

For questions or suggestions you can reach me at: CatchFish@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.