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!

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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”!

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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