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!

Get The Rest of the Report at my web page:  http://masterbaiters.com.mx/2014/09/200-lb-yellowfin-tuna-at-corbetena-dorado-too/

FYI, I have stopped posting on this Blog and started putting these reports on my web site weekly. I will continue to post these links, but in the future you´re better off linking to the web page weekly or better yet, fire me an email (catchfish@masterbaiters.com.mx) and I´ll put you on my weekly mailing list and you´ll receive this same information directly as fresh as it gets!

Master Baiter´s has changed locations in Marina Vallarta between docks A and B on the boardwalk. 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 cell phone direct Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Master-Baiters-Sportfishing-Tackle/88817121325 The trade name Master Baiter’s ® Sportfishing and Tackle is protected under trade mark law and is the sole property of Stan Gabruk.

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Another Hurricane Wrenches Up Fishing, Marlin and Sailfish Pick up the Slack!

Another Hurricane Wrenches Up Fishing, Marlin and Sailfish Pick up the Slack!

Written by Stan Gabruk

 

If you are anything like me, after being in several ¨Rodeos¨ you become indifferent to things like Hurricanes, especially when they´re so far out there they can´t affect you. But this is not exactly true since you for the most part still get the rain, sea conditions, humidity and how it affects the fish. That´s right amigos Hurricanes affect fish in all sorts of ways. They feel pressure from the storms and they have been doing this for millions of years so they stay out of hurricanes way. What that meant to us this past week in a word is Ilena.  Hurricane Ilena and while it was six hundred miles or more out to sea, we all felt the effects of it here in Puerto Vallarta. Weather wise and fishing wise it was a rough week but there are signs again things are coming back to normal. Welcome to fishing in Mexico, if you´re not flexible, you´ll break!

First Mate Mario, David Chorra on Andelé with some nice sized Yellowfin Tuna

I guess you figured out by now we had Hurricane Ilena form about six hundred miles or so directly west, a second one now in a months’ time. So like last time, the pressure and storm itself pushed fish anywhere but here in Vallarta. What was flourishing fishing grounds became a Yellowfin Tuna Ghost Town. If you are looking for Yellowfin Tuna of any size, half size would be more appropriate, then Yelapa is the place to be. Now you may say this goes against conventional thinking, but seeing is believing amigo. There are some deep holes around Yelapa at the south end of the bay. Yellowfin tuna for about three weeks now have been hanging there and in the bay. So if you are looking for Yellowfin Tuna action, Yelapa has what you´re looking for. The YF Tuna have been running from a heavy 35 lbs to just under 70 lbs. They´re taking bait on the surface, the smaller ones that is. But the bigger ones are deep so you´ll be jigging if you want a sizeable YF. While there, why not swing Boca and see what´s happening at the river mouth, Snook are running 25 to 40 lbs if they see your bait. You want to be where the fresh water hits the salt water, not upstream at all, Shinny baits are a good thing.

The Trash line is still in force, that´s a break from the heavens. Normally we see lots of Dorado hitting the TL hard, but we´re seeing Bonito for the most part. And by the way, there is a Boat Load of Bonito and Skip Jacks in the bay. Dorado is scary late this year for bay Dorado that is… That´s pretty much the bay for you this week.

El Morro remains strong on Sailfish, for some reason they´re not ¨diggin¨ the Marietta islands this year. El Morro has upwelling’s there that attract bait fish..Etc. Sails have been decent sized as well. Me, if I was here on vacation, I would take Guanatuna II our super panga for eight hours, get about half way to the Rock (Corbeteña) for distance, maybe hit a Blue or Black Marlin as well. Please, please release your Billfish.

El Banco at this time of the year will spring to life and it has. There are Dorado at El Banco 35 to 55 lbs. Sailfish are everywhere to about 90 lbs, not bad sized for a Sailfish. Cubera Snappers or Dog Tooth Pargo running to 60 lbs right now will fill the freezer amigo. Fun to catch and fights like a Sailfish, great light tackle species. Black Marlin to 400 lbs with Blue Marlin in the same range. But they´ll be work, you´ll need all your skill and equipment to make the day a success. Marlin are normally larger than what we´re seeing now so there is a good chance sizes will increase in the coming days.

Hurricane Ileana Path directly west of Puerto Vallarta

Corbeteña, same as El Banco, but not quite. Sailfish, Marlin, More Cubera Snappers, Dorado, Smaller Yellowfin Tuna in the next few days. Same as El Banco, except Corbeteña is closer and for my buck a better fishing ground for the last few years. Blue water and plenty of bait fish insure great days ahead. There are a lot of Amber Jacks out at the rock right now. Any day now the Yellowfin Tuna will be bouncing off 200 lbs consistently. The water conditions are about as good as they can get and the fish are out there. The only thing missing is you.

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

Don´t forget to visit Marina Vallarta with its 150 shops, restaurants and professional services. It´s Puerto Vallarta´s other Malicon or Boardwalk and it´s largely ignored by tourist with no real promotion by the city, why.. Who knows, but it is how it is amigos. With yachts, and the energy, you owe it to yourself to come down and see it!

Yelapa Footballs….

22 million visitors with ¨deaf¨ ears came to Mexico last year, a record year for tourism even with the news. Find out more here and calm your fears amigo: http://theintelhub.com/2012/06/29/tourism-booms-in-mexico- as-crime-rises/

You can come be a ¨Fan¨ on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Master-Baiters-Sportfishing-Tackle/88817121325  looking forward to meeting you online.   Facebook Fans get special perks you won´t find in my reports.

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.

 

 

Yellowfin Tuna Holding Their Own, Marlin More Abundant, Dorado still MIA!

Yellowfin Tuna Holding Their Own, Marlin More Abundant, Dorado still MIA!

Written by Stan Gabruk

 

As we enter the most productive time of the year for monster trophy gamefish we see the clientel is just not coming out to our world famous fishing grounds of Puerto Vallarta. The fish are out there, the conditions are just about perfect, the fishermen are not here. You can point fingers, you can make excuses, you can speculate, but you will find empty fishing grounds and boats putting people out fishing at desperate ¨going out of business¨ pricing. What does this mean to the general consumer looking to go fishing, well it means you can find a boat for just about any price you can imagine. For those who are in Marina Vallarta the fishing has improved from the last couple of weeks. For those with the disposable income, world record sized fish are out there waiting for you. So, the question being put to you is this: ¨Can You Come Out and Play? ¨

The last few weeks I have talked about how the rains were just not doing their job. The trash line all but disappeared, bay water was mostly blue and the fish were sparse unless you were around Yelapa to Cabo Corrientes point at the south end of the bay. Well we´ve had a fair share of rain and the trash is flowing down the mountains. Now this may sound kinda nasty, but in reality this is where the fish are starting to return to the bay. Bait fish are feeding on the organic materials, drawing in larger fish and you get the drift. Small Dorado, Skip Jack Tuna, Snappers and Needle fish are just chowing down on this fish version of fast food. Those looking for Skippies or Skip Jack Tuna are still in luck with then running in the 30lb range from Los Animas increasing in size as you get closer to Cabo Corrientes or farther out in the bay. But for bay fishing, this is a real treat with mostly now dirty water. The rain thing goes both ways. Those with some Mexican Savy know that the dirty water in front of the river mouths are a great place to hook into great tasting Roballo or Snook and Snappers in the 30 to possibly 40lb range. Don´t for Nuevo Vallarta, going up stream there a ways will produce some really large Roballo in the holes by the freeway pilings, but you did not hear that from me…

Sailfish are still on the fickle side. Not too many hanging around the Tres Maria islands, but if you go just a little further south to El Morro they seem to be loving this area for some reason. Not exactly on the island, a mile or two off towards the south will produce some great action with Sailfish abundant, but not exactly jumping into the boat.

Around Punta Mita and Sayulita there have been some better signs of Dorado off the buoys, but they are still only around 25to 35lbs if you´re lucky. Don´t know what happened to the Dorado this year, but if you are like me, you notice they are arriving later and later in the year, they are smaller than you would expect and frankly these fish were always a ¨Day Saver¨ when it comes to getting clients fish. Something strange going on here and it doesn´t look like things will be improving in the years to come. Something to think about, something to care about…. Sailfish are north of Sayulita and out about ten to fifteen miles off the points running in the 80 pound range which is decent for Sailfish amigos.

Corbeteña has shown some signs of life where Yellowfin Tuna and Marlin are concerned. Mostly Blue water with bait means the Yellowfin are having a hard time leaving the area and we can appreciate that for sure. We are still looking for the 200 lb plus sizes when it comes to Yellowfin. I don´t know what the deal is, but we are following three years straight of El Nina and El Nino years. So it may just need time to straighten itself out current wise. Rumor has it Cabo is not having a great year as well, but you should look up Cabo Reports to see what they´re saying there. Cubera Snappers still running in the 50lb range, Midsized Sailfish from 60 just under 100 lbs. Rainbow runners, Amberjacks, Black Marin in the 500 to 700lb range, same for Blue Marlin. You may need to head south west off the rock to find fish, but this is normal. Live Bait is working and the bite is happening anywhere from 9:30 on for the moment. Live bait is still king, especially Google Eyes, but lures will work well for Marlin and Sailfish. Colors are changing, but pink and purple are killing them for the moment.

El Banco is still hot and cold, one day you´re up, the next it´s dead. But this is fishing and if you are one of the lucky ones who are hitting the high spots, you have these fishing grounds to yourself and if anything of any size is hungry, you own the place. You can literally experience what it was like to fish our World Famous Fishing grounds as it must have been in the 50´s or even 60´s when Puerto Vallarta was only a locally known spot for huge fish. Same species here, Sails, Marlin, Cubera Snappers, roll the dice. For me, Corbeteña is the place to be for the time being with the best opportunities for coming in with bucket list fish, if you remember the movie. Check the latest conditions before heading out for sure.

With hurricanes passing us, then hurricanes on the opposite coast from us in Cancun and Veracruz, the weather has been strange, not horrible, but cooler than normal which is being reflected in the fishing. The fish are out there, but they are moving more than I would expect and even if there is bait in the area, Marlin and Yellowfin Tuna are not exactly jumping in the boat either. When things get like this it is very, very important to have a captain with a full line of lures and equipment to make sure if there is a trick that needs to be done, the crew has the tools.

Amber Jack at El Banco, Corbeteña and The Marietta islands

Another thing, as a safety reminder, many boats operating in Marina Vallarta are not using Marine Radios, many are using cell phones. This means they can´t hear the reports in the bay or farther out from other boat. It also means they cannot call for an S.O.S. if there is an issue. Now they are supposed to have radios like this by law, but there you are. If the  boat does not have a radio, do not pay this person, you are expecting basic safety equipment and this is the most basic piece!

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

Don´t forget to visit Marina Vallarta with its 150 shops, restaurants and professional services. It´s Puerto Vallarta´s other Malicon or Boardwalk and it´s largely ignored by tourist with no real promotion by the city, why.. Who knows, but it is how it is amigos. With yachts, and the energy, you owe it to yourself to come down and see it!

22 million visitors with ¨deaf¨ ears came to Mexico last year, a record year for tourism even with the news. Find out more here and calm your fears amigo: http://theintelhub.com/2012/06/29/tourism-booms-in-mexico- as-crime-rises/

Master Baiter´s has changed its location to a larger shop located directly in front of Dock D in the shops behind the grassy area in the Puesta Del Sol complex half way between the Fajita Banana and Chappy´s bar, right next to the ATM.  Map of location in Marina Vallarta: http://masterbaiters.com.mx/location/   Come in and say hello to Stan.

You can come be a ¨Fan¨ on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Master-Baiters-Sportfishing-Tackle/88817121325  looking forward to meeting you online.   Facebook Fans get special perks you won´t find in my reports.

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.

Yellowfin Tuna, Black Marlin Increasing Abundance, Fishing Grounds R Yours!

Yellowfin Tuna, Black Marlin Increasing Abundance, Fishing Grounds R Yours!

Written by Stan Gabruk

 

After years of fishing and writing articles one thing you learn for sure is when you expect things, it can only breed disappointment. Right now the opposite exist here in Puerto Vallarta when we´re speaking of world class fishing at El Banco and Corbeteña to name a few. Yellowfin Tuna are still not Monsters, but they are abundant. Black Marlin are taking baits, but you have to be there to experience the thrill. Blue Marlin as well with Snappers, Sailfish and the other usual players. Blue water, perfect water temperatures, plenty of bait in the water, what more could you want, an invitation. High Season for fishing is now coming into its own and if you are not here, then reading about it is a distant second.

Yellowfin Tuna, Not Monsters, but they´ll do, Corbeteña is your best bang for the buck right now….

Most of my readers know we´re in the Rainy Season for Puerto Vallarta. It´s a love / hate sort of thing for us here in PV. We love the temporary relief we get from the heat and humidity for sure. But the rains this year are not like other years, in fact they´re more hit and miss than a daily thing. Because of this the trash line is fading and unless you´re in front of a river mouth, the water has been  mostly blue and clear for those looking for a short day with something to show for it. Now as is normal inside the bay come summer time can be disappointing since so many of these pirate guys are selling the dream of Trophy Gamefish inside the bay. Well you won´t find Marlin in the bay like they say, but for some freak reason Sailfish are hanging around Yelapa and Las Animas area. They have been hanging out here for weeks now. The big surprise and I mean surprise is that we´ve seen 60 lb Yellowfin Tuna in the bay in this area as well. Yes, I said sixty pound Yellowfin Tuna in the Las Animas to Yelapa are, no kidding. Forget the trash line, it went away with the mostly miss rains we´ve been having lately. Dorado are still small, throw backs for the most part. Snappers in front of the river mouths with Roballo or Snook in English. Smaller fish in and around the rocks and structure. For those looking for some larger Yellowfin Tuna, not huge, you can have some serious arm burning action in a short day. So now is one of those times I speak of that when I say it´s time to go, it´s time to go… so, it´s time to go… that is if the wifey will LET YOU. For the guy who says the wife doesn´t speak for him, then get your butt on a boat and have some fun in our deserted fishing grounds … enough said.

Outside the bay, El Morro is still alive with Sailfish and Red Snappers in the 15to 25lb range. The Marietta Islands are to be honest a little weak, there are Needle fish, Bonito, Skip Jacks, Snappers and other smaller gamefish. For the most part I would focus on in the bay at Yelapa for the moment or head straight to Corbeteña / El Banco. Remember by the time you read this everything can change, so keep your ears on or call me, I would be happy to fill you in.

El Banco or Corbeteña, the song remains the same this week as it normally does this time of the year. Yellowfin Tuna are here, ranging from 45 to 150 lbs, it just depends on what you come across. Black Marlin are still running 500 lbs, but who´s complaining? Cubera Snappers to 50 lbs, Sailfish and even Blue Marlin are all happening now. The thing here that surprises me is the fishing grounds are empty. Now it could be an economy thing, it could be a money thing, but it is something. For those who have the ability and with willingness, we are looking for the explosion. That means all of a sudden we´ll start seeing Monster Yellowfin Tuna, huge and I do mean huge Black Marlin with their Blue Marlin cousins. You name the species, they´re out there NOW! Well, Dorado is still a little weak for some strange and unknown reason. It´s not a perfect world so we´ll do with what we got.

Sailfish with Shannon Trahan, he´ll be back fishing with us this November with GuanaTuna II our 28 Super Duper Panga with head!

North of Sayulita to Guymas, Sailfish are taking it to the limit. I mean they´re everywere and they are hungry, but live bait is not working like you would expect. Believe it or not Dead bait (all locations not just Sayulita north of Punta Mita) is working very well. Lures of purple, orange, pink, blue and green colors are working well in combinations. Which combination works, well everyday is different. But my best guess is purple combinations are a great place to start on the lures. Notice I said nothing about tiger prints and yellow.

As I mentioned earlier the rains have been on the subtle side and the trash line has all but disappeared. If you´re in Puerto Vallarta and you can get out immediately after the rains from the previous evening, well you´ve got a strong chance of hitting Dorado, Snappers and other game fish looking for an easy meal.

Also with the lack of ¨rains¨ the water in the bay is surprising clear and blue. This could explain the larger Yellowfin Tuna in the bay. But Blue Water is the fisherman’s friend which is why El Banco and Corbeteña is doing as well as they are. Blue and clear water allows fish at distance to see and chase your baits. Simple I know, but there you are.

Ok, so when is the bite? Well you´re either going to be the early bird or you´re going to be the last guy out there at all the fishing grounds since if you´re not there ready to go as the sun comes up or goes down, then you will miss the action. The bite time makes a difference, so remember when  asking for fishing information from Mr. Pirate guy walking the malicon or boardwalks. Anyone call sell you a boat with a cheap price, but if Mr.Pirate has no answers you would be better served by someone who does. Our first priority is to put you on fish that will bite, not just look at your bait. So keep this information in your back pocket, if any information is important in this article, the bite is what you really need to know. You can fake the rest.

Cubera Snappers 50 to 60 lbs, Magnifico is the boat to be on in Marina Vallarta!! Everyone in Vallarta knows it, why don´t you?

For those of you who want to go fishing and you´re looking for a deal, let me know what your budget is, I can get you on a fine boat at a reduced price. Now if you want a higher level boat with well known captains then we have that as well. Master Baiter´s is a well rounded company and we do what we can to accommodate our clients as long as these boats deliver what they promise. Some do, many don´t so be sure you are getting what you´re looking for from us at Master Baiter´s Sportfishing and Tackle.

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

Don´t forget to visit Marina Vallarta with its 150 shops, restaurants and professional services. It´s Puerto Vallarta´s other Malicon or Boardwalk and it´s largely ignored by tourist with no real promotion by the city, why.. Who knows, but it is how it is amigos. With yachts, and the energy, you owe it to yourself to come down and see it!

22 million visitors with ¨deaf¨ ears came to Mexico last year, a record year for tourism even with the news. Find out more here and calm your fears amigo: http://theintelhub.com/2012/06/29/tourism-booms-in-mexico- as-crime-rises/

Master Baiter´s has changed its location to a larger shop located directly in front of Dock D in the shops behind the grassy area in the Puesta Del Sol complex half way between the Fajita Banana and Chappy´s bar, right next to the ATM.  Map of location in Marina Vallarta: http://masterbaiters.com.mx/location/   Come in and say hello to Stan.

You can come be a ¨Fan¨ on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Master-Baiters-Sportfishing-Tackle/88817121325  looking forward to meeting you online.   Facebook Fans get special perks you won´t find in my reports.

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

Puerto Vallarta´s Perfect Fishing Conditions, 500 lb Blue Marlin, Blue Water, Abundant Bait!

Puerto Vallarta´s Perfect Fishing Conditions, 500 lb Blue Marlin, Blue Water, Abundant Bait!

Written by Stan Gabruk

 

After six hurricanes passing us by so far this year, dirty water, no bait and a mixed bag of other night mare conditions that hit us at El Banco and Corbeteña have moved out and what replaced it is what dream fishing conditions are made of. Perfect water temperatures between 82 and 90 degrees set the stage for 500 lb Blue and Black Marlin increasing in abundance daily. Flying fish for bait are moving in as well, every species out there love flying fish! Yellowfin are also abundant in the football sized ranges for the moment everywhere past the Marietta islands. It´s all coming together now. The long winter wait for world record sized possibilities in our world class fishing grounds is over. If you are looking to boat a ¨Bucket List¨ fish, now is the time to start making preparations. From this point forward the fishing will be more intense for those with the inclination and the time. But be prepared, this is no game for pansies and I don´t mean flowers!

Things are much the same this week with conditions improving ever so slightly daily as you would hope to expect come August. The conditions are right as the stage is set for larger Yellowfin Tuna to move in as they normally do at this time of the year. As we move into August it turns into Yellowfin Tuna Season. So don´t be discouraged or disappointed if you´re here in PV now, this is normal and the calendar is never something you can hurry.

Another Yellowfin Tuna ¨Football¨ …. Once more on Andelé …. They may not be huge, but there are herds of these looking for your bait!

The area between Corbeteña and El Banco is just alive with action when it comes Yellowfin Football Tuna ranging between 30 and about 60lbs. Now for Marlin and Larger YF Tuna this is bait. So you can catch some fun sized Tuna without the monster fight or hit Black or Blue Marlin in the 300 to 600lb range. Blue Marlin for now is the dominant species at Both Corbeteña and El Banco. Black Marlin is sprinkled in the mix, but as a whole Black Marlin are really not ¨in¨ as yet. Corbeteña and El Banco are seeing Cubera Snapper surface feeding and running about 50 lbs of pure dinner table delight. Sailfish are here as well, they´re everywhere, enough said. The difference this week as I mentioned in last week’s article the area between Corbeteña and El Banco is where many a tournament winner has been boated. This week those going between these two locations found Sailfish, Marlin and Yellowfin Tuna Footballs. So just a remember, fish move amigos and sticking to one location or plan will many times bite you in the butt. For those with the time, money and inclination it is well worth your time and fuel dollars. The nice thing about Footballs is they are not an hour fight, now it may take you twenty minutes or so, but this is a nice fight for most of us. Now the Monsters and Cows, referred to of tuna over 200lbs can take an  hour per hundred pounds in a chair, so if you are looking for action  but not the sore muscles, then these conditions are exactly what the doctor ordered amigos!

Yellowfin Tuna at Corbeteña on Andelé…

At the point of Punta Mita and around the corner to Sayulita, same story as last week, Sailfish, Dorado and little else if you hang close to shore. But like always there are Marlin in between the point and El Banco. If you are staying in the Punta Mita are, the fishing is worth if off the beach boats

El Morro and the Marietta Islands are not exactly fishing machines right now, but they are doing well if you don´t mind Sailfish, Pargo or Red Snappers in the 30lb range. Skip Jack Tuna, Bonito, Needle Fish and more are there and there is plenty of action as always. Small kids will not be intimidated by these fish, so no worries. It´s worth the time and money, but there are no larger fish except Sailfish in the area.  Eating fish, there are plenty. So weight the options.

At this time of the year you always have to deal with the dirty water that surrounds the shoreline where the fishing is less than spectacular. That doesn´t mean there are no fish if you´re in the right place and using the right baits. Those interested in some great action and fish for the table should consider the river mouths as opportunities others ignore. Well the nationals or local Mexican fisherman know where to find dinner for sure. When you are in the area where the fresh water meets the dirty sea water you will find Pargo or Snappers, Roballo or Snook like crazy! Those who ignore these options and go straight for only Dorado, Skippies or other species that they read about will find the Trash line their best option. Inside the bay we´re seeing more blue water than is usual. This simply means the abundance of smaller Dorado and Snappers are feeding on this fish Mc Donald’s! There are also Skip Jack Tuna, Bonito, Needle fish, Dorado as mentioned and who knows what else. But you´ll never know how it is first hand if all you do is read my reports. If you have never been on the water, come to my shop I will take pity on you and give you a ¨get your ass on the water deal¨ you won´t be able to say no to…. So there you are, call me amigo, you´re covered!

From this point forward the Marlin and Yellowfin Tuna will become more abundant and larger in size. The Fishing grounds are all but deserted so you don´t have crowding issues at the rock or over the high spots at El Banco. All and all, everything is perfect and the fishing is right on time. We´ve seen several world record sized fish boated in Puerto Vallarta´s fishing grounds so the possibility of another world record Tuna is more than possible. This is the time of year to be here in PV Fishing or just enjoying the city and all it has to offer.

Not Huge, But Abundant YellowfinTuna at Corbeteña and El Banco

Don´t forget to visit Marina Vallarta with its 150 shops, restaurants and professional services. It´s Puerto Vallarta´s other Malicon or Boardwalk and it´s largely ignored by tourist with no real promotion by the city, why.. Who knows, but it is how it is amigos. With yachts, and the energy, you owe it to yourself to come down and see it!

22 million visitors with ¨deaf¨ ears came to Mexico last year, a record year for tourism even with the news. Find out more here and calm your fears amigo: http://theintelhub.com/2012/06/29/tourism-booms-in-mexico- as-crime-rises/

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

Master Baiter´s has changed its location to a larger shop located directly in front of Dock D in the shops behind the grassy area in the Puesta Del Sol complex half way between the Fajita Banana and Chappy´s bar, right next to the ATM.  Map of location in Marina Vallarta: http://masterbaiters.com.mx/location/   Come in and say hello to Stan.

You can come be a ¨Fan¨ on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Master-Baiters-Sportfishing-Tackle/88817121325  looking forward to meeting you online.   Facebook Fans get special perks you won´t find in my reports.

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:  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.

Rainy Season in Full Swing, Black Marlin Sightings, Yellowfin Still at Corbeteña, Fishing is Great!

Rainy Season in Full Swing, Black Marlin Sightings, Yellowfin Still at Corbeteña, Fishing is Great!

Written by Stan Gabruk

We are in full summer mode now as we have rain in most evenings as is normal for this time of the year. Recently I have had people worried about the weather as they look at the forecast for Puerto Vallarta. One thing to remember is the weather forecast unless there is a Hurricane moving in, essentially the same for the next five months. Which is a 20 to 60% chance of rain with temperatures right now in the days around 88 degrees with 60% or so humidity. There is your forecast for the next five or six months amigos.  When it comes to fishing, the forecast will also remain pretty much the same as well with Yellowfin Tuna still in the 150 lb range at the deep water locations, Black Marlin are moving in, many sightings but nobody with one on the boat as yet. I suspect this is the streak of a week I´ve been discussing for the last few weeks looking for these Billfish fantasies to show up and it looks like they finally have. As we move deeper and deeper into summer we´ll see warmer weather, warmer water temperatures and more world class gamefish amigos. Fishings High Season is coming on nicely now and we´re all good with that! While fishing in the rain is a possibility, you need to understand that when it rains, it brings the fish up to the agua dulce or sweet water in English. Many a customer said the fishing exploded when t he rain started and this is more often than not the case. So don´t let the bogus weather report online make you think the weather is bad, the report is bad and computer generated. We won´t let you get yourself in trouble amigo, that is why we are here!

Yellowfin like this 150 pounder are everywhere in the deep water locations of Corbeteña and El Banco

As you can imagine the rains, bring the trash line in the bay and all the stuff that washes down the local hills into the streams and rivers. So what you´ve been seeing is the dirty water that lines the shores and a few blocks out there is clean water. Not great for swimming in the ocean, for me it´s not an issue, but for fishing from shore it could present a bit of a challenge to those surf fishing guys. Welcome to summer, you can deal with it, we´re fisherman and we´ll find a way! At the trash line you´ll find small Dorado, Skip Jack Tuna, Bonito, Small Snappers, and any other species looking for fast food and a place to hide (in the dirty side when something wants to eat you as a fish). Over by Yelapa there have been some 30 lb Skip jack Tuna and there are some smaller Dorado in the 25 lb range with some luck. The bait has moved out a little farther in the bay so we´re not really seeing any Sailfish in the bay like last week. But that was not usual so it was a short lived luxury that has moved on.

Punta Mita and the Marietta islands have been blessed with clean and blue water. This means Sailfish are hanging in the area and are on some days a little fickle. Bait can be found in large bait balls surfacing at any second creating a feeding frenzy for whatever species happen to be lucky enough to be in the area. Same Story at Punta Mita, Dorado off the structure and buoys, Sailfish farther out with the chance of Striped or maybe even a Black marlin heading out about 15 miles.

The Marietta Islands are still alive with action as well, Rooster fish are thinning out for some reason, but there are plenty of Snappers (red and Conoco`s) to be had readily. Sailfish are a touch off the reefs and abundant. Skip jack Tuna, Bonito, Needle fish are turning up and nice sized. Amber Jacks have been boated and of course there are small Dorado here as well. Just a reminder, throw the females back and don´t let the crews talk you into keeping the females. If you want fish in the future, think conservation today amigos, this is very important.

Larger Dorado at El Banco

El Banco is alive with Sailfish, Dorado in the 35 to 45 lb range, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna to 150 lbs but could only be in the 60 lb range. Black Marlin sightings, nothing on the docks as yet. Water temperatures are still favorable for Wahoo so if you have any rigs with wire leader it would be worth a try.  If you don´t find Yellowfin in the area, venture out about five to ten miles and you will find the birds and the bait amigo. We´re into Tuna Season and they´re out there now for the taking. The only question is where are you??

Red Snappers at the Marietta Islands with Master Baiter´s

El Banco is a carbon copy of Corbeteña, but there have been more Black Marlin Sightings. It´s still a little early in the year for black and Blue Marlin, but they are in the area. Why they are not taking baits for now is a mystery. But I suspect it has something to do with breeding season. But there is a ton of bait out there, either Google Eyes or Bullets (baby Bonito and Skp jack Tuna) which is a good thing for us. Amber Jacks, Rainbow runners, Cubera Snappers and whatever else decides to visit this fishing hot spot.

Straight up, the North American press is making the North Americans afraid to come to Mexico. Now I can sit here and tell the world the news stories coming out of Mexico are being exaggerated and exploited, but the damage is now done. Now you can play this to your advantage if you can think for yourself and get it from the locals, not a group of govt. types with an agenda. Hotel rooms are as cheap as I have ever seen them. Airfares are very low for a prime vacation season to PV and the fishing is great. If you zig when the others are in zag mode you can practically have Puerto Vallarta to yourself with uncrowded fishing grounds, restaurants, shops and more. You can have PV like it was before the rush and the higher prices. I have lived here in PV for so long now many consider me a ¨icon¨ in Marina Vallarta. Now I would not exactly say that, but I have been here long enough to know this is a rare opportunity for those who are not drinking the juice amigos. Other than tourism being down, to be honest, I like having my favorite spots that are still open to me. I like being the only boat on the High Spots at El Banco or Corbeteña. These are the ¨good old days¨ amigos. Now get out there and do some fishing, the boats need the business…

Master Baiter´s is making deals, come into my new location in Puesta Del Sol off the boardwalk in front of dock d and say hello! I am making deals you will never see again to get my captains and crews out. The boats need to move and to do this we´ll make sure you have a great day on the water with a nice sized discount! Remember if you ask where Master Baiter´s is, you will hear I am dead, out of business or they don´t know where I am. Trust me, they know and they will not direct you to me since they want your business. A liar is a liar is a liar and if they´ll lie to you on this level, well they´ll lie you on any level. Be smart, don´t get taken. And as always, think of m e as your man in PV! Ask what you have on y our mind and I will answer it to the best of my ability!

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

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

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

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.