Written by: Stan Gabruk owner of Master Baiter´s Sportfishing & Tackle
For the last few weeks I’ve discouraged people from taking fishing trips longer than eight hours. Now as we surprisingly see that water temperatures have jumped back to comfortable range at Corbetena and other fishing grounds. It’s almost like late fall fishing as we even have Dorado in the area, yep I said Dorado! The Marietta Islands are showing signs of life and of course short day trips will guarantee some arm burning action for both young and old alike, Yeha!
This week the previously dead fishing grounds of Corbetena and El Banco aka The Bank are showing this area is never “dead”, just sleeping. Yellowfin Tuna from 30 lbs up to 60 lbs or maybe larger. Striped Marlin at 120 to 175 lbs are not big, but fun to release after caught. Sailfish are also in the area and they’re all hungry. With 80 degree water temperatures and plenty of bait in the area anything is possible. Throw in Jack Crevalls, Bonito, Skippies and more means anything is possible, stay tuned.
The area from Punta Mita to El Morro and don’t forget the Marietta Islands is finally showing life. Pompano are hanging out around El Morro to the Marietta Islands of good size from 15 to 30 lbs. Amberjacks are picking up in numbers and size around the Marietta Islands. Dorado to 30 lbs hanging around the buoy at the point. Yellowfin Tuna in the 30 lb range are running with Spinner Dolphin. Kick in Jack Crevalls, Bonito, and possible Sailfish and you’ve got great fishing in an eight hour day. Well worth your fuel dollar to take a chance at some fun sized fishing. Frankly anywhere from Punta Mita out 6 to 10 miles off the point at a heading of 300 you could also run into a Striped Marlin of 120 lbs or even a nice Sailfish. What else do you need to hear? I’ll see you out there!
For those looking for short days and tons of action then inside the bay is smoking hot! Jack Crevalls are naturally everywhere, but they’re over 40 lbs in the bay. Sierra Mackerels are looking good at 20 lbs max., Bonito to 30 lbs, possible Yellowfin Tuna footballs at 30 to 40 lbs just look for the Spinner Dolphin they run together. Dorado possible but not likely around the Los Arcos area. Snapper around structure from pan size to larger. Robalo aka Snook are running the shore area in 20 lbs up. You can’t go wrong fishing in the bay at all, ever! For those who have younger children looking for smaller fish with light tackle then now is a perfect time to see the excitement on their faces and feel the joy in your heart. Fishing can bring families together and keep the moment in both fun and memories for years to come.
As mentioned water temperatures outside the bay have gone up to 80 degrees, no kidding, this is happening in February?! In the bay the water temps are at 72 degrees, that’s just about as cool as the water in the bay will get. So this means warm and cold water species are quite possible. It just depends on the duration you’re heading out. With super abundant bait in the area it seems that the fish are taking trolled baits a little better this week. Sardines, Goggle eyes, Krill Squids and Shrimps, flying fish and the list goes on are super abundant. The bite is still a little weird, but for now the bite seems to be happening all day long. This means young children hard to get moving in the morning can have some extra time to get that “sleep” out of their eyes!
We’ve been on a fishing Rollercoaster and we’re on the way back up. We never know how long the conditions will last, so if you’re in PV, it’s a great time to go fishing. If you’re on a budget contact us and get on our “shared boat” list. Save money, have fun, enjoy the adventure.
Until next week, Don´t forget to kiss Your Fish!
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