Dorado, Marlin and Sailfish, In Between Long liners!

                    Dorado, Marlin and Sailfish, In Between Long liners!                   

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

 

Here we are again in another wonderful week in paradise aka Puerto Vallarta to be exact. In my world, the world of world class fishing we’re still in the best time of the year to boat that bucket list fish. For the next six weeks or so the fishing will be the best it’s going to be for the rest of the year. Marlin and Sailfish are the dominant species right now, Dorado are a close second. Yellowfin Tuna are a bit disappointing for the moment, but this can change in a blink of an eye. For the Sport Fisherman you couldn’t ask for better conditions. I guess that’s why the long liners are out there screwing up the fishing.

We’ve seen the same perfect conditions continue this week at Corbetena, the problem is there have been some super days and some less spectacular days. Like always the size of the fish and species you catch is mostly luck, getting it to the boat is where the real skill comes in. If you head to the Rock this week we’re still seeing large Black Marlin over 500 lbs, Sailfish in tournament winning sizes, Dorado are mostly in the 20 to 30 lb range and of course the Yellowfin Tuna are thin and on the small side. The water is blue and the bait is abundant, Skippies are thinning so make sure you make bait before reaching this area. Dropping baits outside of the Marietta Islands and trolling to Corbetena is probably your best shot. But be patient, nothing is happening automatically, it could take some time to hear a screaming reel, but when it starts, the adrenalin kicks in. Be at the ready! El Banco is so hit and miss, mostly miss, I would suggest sticking to areas that have been more productive lately.

Nice Dorado in the Bay

In the area around Punta Mita to the Marietta Islands this week has been hot and cold. If you’re a lucky type then you’ll have a good shot at Sailfish and Dorado in the 20 to 30 lb range and of course smaller than this should be released for another day. Rooster fish are not exactly abundant, but there are always small Roosters to be had, for now not the best species to target in this area. Anywhere in the area of El Morro, Punta Mita and the Marietta Islands is fertile territory! Good luck and again, be patient.

10th Los Muertos Dorado Tournament Winners

Inside the bay we’re having the same wonderful fishing conditions we’ve had for months now. Dorado seem to be hanging around the La Cruz area in the 15 to 25 lb range. Sailfish have been a little freaky hanging out in this area, several were boated this week here. Many boats are just heading to this area first and it’s been paying off. Rooster fish could be in the surf line as we are seeing some Sardines moving in, not a whole lot, but it’s encouraging. Small Football Tuna are still in the 20 to 35 lb range around Yelapa at the south end of the bay. Many Sailfish and Striped Marlin, yes I said Marlin, have been chasing baits but not taking them at times. So be ready, the Marlin are small and any Marlin under 200 lbs should be released. I know, it sounds like a big fish, but when they can reach over a thousand pounds like Black Marlin can hit, 200 lbs is a baby! Release it! Jack Crevalls are returning and have been taking baits and providing in the bay, arm burning action. Then again, inside the bay has it’s challenges as well. With abundant bait, you may see Dorado chasing lures, but not taking any baits. There lies the challenge amigos, good luck!

The bite this week has been early, getting earlier by the day. For now it’s about 9:00 a.m. and again at about 2:00 pm. A correctly timed eight hour fishing trip can put you on both. Water temperatures are a perfect 84.5 degrees F and the water is a “high visibility” blue. When it comes to baits live bait is king of course. But lures of blue with red flecks or small lines are working well, don’t ask me why! Of course all the old reliable lures are worth trying as well. Also the 62nd Marlin and Sailfish tournament starts on the 16th thru 18th so be sure to check it all out and be part of the fun! And come visit my new location on the Malecon next to Sr. Frogs by the light house!

Until next week, Don´t forget to kiss Your Fish! 

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 Fishing is Great in Between the Long Liners!

                             Fishing is Great in Between the Long Liners!                   

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

All the way from England Paul Davis was looking to catch a Sailfish! He got a Marlin instead! Not to mention three Dorado and a small Shark! What a day!

With warm days and brisk mornings Puerto Vallarta is once again seeing the return of tourism, especially as the snow begins to fall in the northern regions of the USA and Canada. We’re in the perfect season for fishing. Name a Species, we have it. But like we’ve come to expect the Long Liners, Illegal I might add, have lined up at the fishing grounds which is impeding our ability as Sportfishing charter companies to “do our job”.

Yes folks, we have fish everywhere, but things have changed since last week. We’ve seen the Skippies aka Skip Jack Tuna thin out, which in itself is not too bad. We’ve also seen the water temperatures drop to just under 86 degrees, which is pretty close to “perfect”. Blue water is not an issue and the Seas are smooth. Conditions are actually hard to beat. The time to get on the water is now as the clock is ticking and soon the perfect conditions will transition into winter fishing. Which is great fishing, just smaller fish than we’re seeing now.

Corbetena this week has continued to see Marlin and Sailfish all around the area. Dorado are a little smaller this week averaging 20 lbs. Black Marlin are anywhere from 250 lbs to over 500 lbs, it just depends on how lucky you are. Your best chances will be north of the rock from two miles off the rock outwards. Yellowfin Tuna are still in the 40 to 60 lb range but can be larger, again how lucky do you feel. For now Corbetena is the hot spot in our world famous fishing grounds if you’re up for a ten hour day.

Just outside of El Morro we’ve seen some nice sized Sailfish taking dead baits and lures. Dorado are also in the area but are more spread out than last week so it’s not automatic by any stretch. Punta Mita is pretty much the same but there are some Rooster fish in the shore line and around the Anclote reef just inside the bay. You will also come across Skip Jack Tuna aka Skippies. With plenty of flying fish and bait in the water the fishing is great. We have seen a drop in Skippies in all areas, a favorite bait. Still, there is plenty of bait to choose from in the area so no worries, just get out there before things change. Remember any clump of debris or a stump for instance is a Dorado Paradise, don’t pass it up. The Marietta Islands are still in neutral, this should change soon, cross your fingers and stay tuned.

Inside the bay is still a great value as we’re still seeing some strange occurrences’ of larger Sailfish and even some smaller Blue Marlin chasing baits in front of Los Arcos and points south towards Yelapa. Near La Cruz they’re still boating the freak Sailfish. Jack Crevalls are moving in for some reason in this area as well. And of course around the shoreline you’ll still have a slight chance at Rooster fish. I get questions about Rooster fish all the time, there are always Rooster fish in the area, but they’re so small we don’t mention this as we need the babies to grow into adults, if you know what I mean. Heading out for a four hour trip is producing nicely, six hours give you time to find where they went from yesterday. So six hours is “better” and many times will do better than longer duration trips, keep this to yourself and it will be our little secret.

Ok, the important details are as follows, Water temperatures have dropped a bit to 85.5 degrees, nothing to get excited about. The Bite is happening around 10 am so sleep in a bit, it doesn’t do your cause any good getting to the fishing grounds too early. Late bite is after 2 p.m. Baits to use are simple, Live bait is king, dead bait works with Sails and possible Marlin, Lures of Blue and white, Petroleros as normal of green, brown and purple work well. Cedar plugs are ancient but effective for tuna of all sizes. And of course Iguanas of green, yellow and black flecks will be a good place to start as outrigger baits.

Don’t forget to visit our new store down town on the Malicon at the open end of the Malecon near the arches. We’ve closed the Basillio Badillo site for a better location on the Malecon next to Sr. Frogs! Looking forward to a new and exciting season at our new location.

Update Nov 8th: Yes folks the fishing is great, you know this because Illegal Long Liners are everywhere and they’re screwing up the fishing! They’re all over the place and they’re supposed to be illegal! With the amount of lines out there you’d think this was legal! We’ve complained to the Port Authority, The Navy and they start with the questions. Where’s your fishing license? What is your home address? Phone number? Car license plate number… All designed to intimidate and eliminate any questions of authorities supreme power. Yes folks with two tournaments coming up in one week the secret to winning the tournament is to cruise the line, pull the biggest fish you can find and then go “win” a car! But in between the long lines, the fish that aren’t snagged as yet, well they’re the fish we’re talking about. You won’t find this in my weekly magazine articles, but if you’re fishing in PV and reading this, you’ve got the information you need to know before heading out….

Shared Boats: We are still hooking clients interested in fishing for an eight hour trip. two people max, half the boat: $275 usd… That’s one of the best fishing deals in Puerto Vallarta and you won’t find it anywhere else.

My two locations: Many people have been coming into my Marina Shop asking “where I went”? The answer is I moved our operation once again to a new and better location on the Boardwalk, Malecon in spanish. Just next to Sr.Frogs where the Light House is. Or just check out the map below! Come in, We’re open from 10 a.m to 10 p.m. .. Or is you prefer we’re on Morelos side walk side of the street on short block before the old City Hall!

My New Location on the Malicon next door to Sr. Frogs at the south end of the Boardwalk behind the small Light House…
Marina Vallarta Location and Yes, We’re still alive, still in business and anyone that says different is a liar looking to steal my clients! Don’t be fooled and know you know exactly where to find us! On the Boardwalk / Malecon, south end…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Until next week, Don´t forget to kiss Your Fish! 

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Think Puerto Vallarta, Big Black Marlin, Sailfish & Dorado

              Think Puerto Vallarta, Big Black Marlin, Sailfish & Dorado

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

You know I wait all year long to write my best articles about Puerto Vallarta’s World Class Fishing so this report is a real treat for me. We are seeing some of the best fishing of the year with no signs of things changing as we’re smack in the middle of tournament season! Superior Conditions, with moderating air temperatures as we move deeper into fall makes for comfortable days with fish the size of your car. These are the “Bucket List” days. Come join us for the time of your life!

Big Marlin anywhere past El Morro to Corbetena. Tournament Season is here amigos!

El Banco aka The Bank has shown some signs of life, some smaller Tuna and one big one was boated the other day. Some Black and Blue Marlin but the problem is not too many bait fish in the form of Skippies (aka Skip Jack Tuna). Blue Water, Smooth seas, conditions are favorable. Corbetena has seen more action and is more reliable, but it’s time El Banco got a pulse again. Stay tuned, they’re always bigger at The Bank, if they’re there!

Nice Sized Dorado in the bay!

Corbetena continues to be the place to be. Big Black and Blue Marlin running on average at 500 plus lbs are picking up in numbers and they’re here to party! The good news about Marlin is they’re all spread out so anything, anywhere is possible. They seem to be more abundant at the Rock, but anywhere from El Morro / Marietta Islands out are fertile territory amigos. One secret, run dead baits for Marlin. Skip Jack Tuna are the bait of choice right now for most species, lures are working as well, but if you come across schools of Skippies go ahead and fill the Tuna Tubes. This will almost guarantee a “screaming reel Marlin Party”! Dorado running 20 to over 60 lbs are more abundant by the day, which is saying something from last week! Sailfish are getting thicker also and they’re anywhere from 7 to 9 feet long! Yellowfin Tuna are a little disappointing this week running mostly in the 40 to 80 lb range (I’ve seen picture of some at 200 lbs as luck is a factor). But they’re taking baits and ready to take your presentation! So you have the idea, this is where you want to be and the sooner the better. Days like this you can’t go wrong. There have been two inch flying fish everywhere as bait. Krill shrimp are tasty for Dorado, Sails and Tuna so be prepared with Hoochies and related rigs.

The Marietta Islands are still in “neutral” and I have no explanation. If you’re a touch north of here the Point at Punta Mita have seen Sailfish and 30 lb Dorado spread through the area. Find a clump of debris and you’re hit the Dorado Jackpot. Just 7 miles or so off the point on a 310 heading you will find Sailfish and yes, more Black and Blue Marlin! Eight hours and longer are producing at least three strikes a day. We’ll put you on fish, it’s up to you to boat it! Around El Morro there are Skippies, so this area is drawing in larger fish. Black and Blue Marlin are roaming the area so a shorter day could produce nicely if you’ve got any luck at all. The trick here is to ride the current. That means the fish will surf this current, being pushed and this is where the bait is. So get in the current, not crossing it and you’ll see the difference. Locals worth their “salt” know this, experience pays.

Yellowfin Tuna at Corbetena looking for a fast “bite”…

Inside the bay it’s reliable, affordable and fun! There are 10 to 20 lb Football Tuna around Yelapa and can be larger. Dorado in front of the Los Arcos Rocks in the 20 lb range. Sailfish are chasing Skippies in the bay as are some freak smaller Marlin around 300 lbs. Bonito are a stable and in the 30 lb range and great tasting. More Needle fish seem to be in the area, but not really catching many for now. For now even a super cheap four hour trip will pay off in sore arms and face hurting grins. You can’t go wrong fishing anywhere in PV these days.

The bite has been inching it’s way earlier and earlier so be ready to go early and be at your chosen fishing grounds by eight-ish in the morning. Water temperatures jumped five whole degrees to 88, not causing any issues though. Blue water and clear skies as we exit the rainy season. Live bait is working for some species, but Marlin are preferring dead baits as some Sails will take lure and dead bait before live bait, go figure. Lures of blue and white, purple Petroleros, iguanas that mimic Dorado are also working well. Flying fish are only two inches long, but they’re out there in the Billions! Some days can be more difficult than others, these fish have plenty to eat and they’re not shy about it. The fish are there, the challenge it to find the correct bait for the day, so bring your bag of tricks and good luck.

My New Location on the Malicon next door to Sr. Frogs at the south end of the Boardwalk behind the small Light House…

Remember to visit our new location on the Malecon or boardwalk on Morelos right at El Faro or the light house (next to Sr.Frogs). And don’t forget about our Marina Vallarta Store as well! Benjamin can fix you up with Tours if you’re looking to do something other than fishing as well.

Marina Vallarta Location and Yes, We’re still alive, still in business and anyone that says different is a liar looking to steal my clients! Don’t be fooled and know you know exactly where to find us! On the Boardwalk / Malecon, south end…

The Marina Store Location is still at the end of Marina Vallarta between Docks A & B. It is being said by my competition that Master Baiters, the guy who owns it is Dead. I am happy to say I am still alive and kicking, but obviously my so called “competition” is scared to death you’ll talk with me and then they’ll be a forgotten thought. We’ve been fishing here in PV for 17 years and counting. We’re the oldest fishing company in Puerto Vallarta so don’t believe them. If asking where we are, mention you want top purchase a t-shirt, they seem to let that go…. it’s a mexican joke I live with daily!

Until next week, Don´t forget to kiss Your Fish!

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Water Temps Increase, Marlin and YF Tuna Return!

                             Water Temps Increase, Marlin and YF Tuna Return!

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

 

02 16 1206 GuanaTuna, Yellowfin Tuna 80 lbs Raw Photo 2  650 Pxls MBTextEaster is behind us now, the tourism season is slowing down with tourist thinning out by the day. You can feel the days are a little warmer, a little more humid, yes spring is here and summer is about to appear in our little corner of Paradise. Last week we saw a chill current chase all the billfish and Yellowfin Tuna out, the Production Fishing ships are still in the area and once they figure out there are Yellowfin tuna around El Banco it´s just a matter of what could be hours before they decimate the deep water locations all the way into the Marietta Islands. Yes folks fishing is great if you can get to the fish before the Seiners. Welcome to corruptions in the world of Sportfishing in Puerto Vallarta!

04 09 2016 Tuna on GuanaTuna 650 Pxls MBTextWhile it´s frustrating to deal with Seiners, the fishing is on the upswing. What was a fish ghost town at El Banco has turned into ¨Fish City¨. Black Marlin have also move in running between 350 and 600 lbs, several were hooked the last few days, lost them all so no pics! But we´re happy to say they´re out there and the conditions couldn´t be better if it was October! Yellowfin Tuna are between 7 to 14 miles west of El Banco and they´re hitting trolled Bullet Bonito like my ex would jump at a new credit card! We also have varied baits, like one inch squids that are transparent and plentiful. Small baits can present challenges when trying to mimic them, but it can be done with a skillful captain and first mate. Throw in Cuberra Snappers, Bonito to 35 lbs as swimming bait, Jack Crevalls, Some Sailfish in the 90 lb range. Wahoo possibilities still and running 50 to 80 lbs. By contrast Corbeteña is still a little sluggish. Sailfish, Wahoo, Red Snapper and Cuberra Snapper. Marlin and Tuna may show up soon, stay tuned, what happens at one many times will transfer to the other location.

Punta Mita and the Marietta Islands have ¨warmed¨ up a bit with Rooster fish picking up in numbers and size. Average size is 35 to 40 lbs with some larger ones in the 75 lb range. So finally we have some Rooster fish we can target. Bullet Bonito are their bait of choice so don´t worry to much about buying bait in the morning, get out to the fishing grounds and see what they´re hitting. Like I said, small almost transparent squids are all over the place out there and if you don´t mimic, you have to catch! Jack Crevalls to 45 lbs, Sierra Mackerals are on the large side of 20 lbs, Arctic Bonito to 40 lbs, Needle Fish, Possible Pompano, Snappers and the list goes on. Eight hours fishing is well worth the fuel dollar! We had a freak occurance at El Morro where we had 80 lb Yellowfin Tuna taking advantage of the upwellings so lightening can strike.

04 09 2016 Monique Fishing in bay 2 650 Pxls MBTextInside the bay was very slow, but now we are rolling with Jack Crevalls 630 to 50 lbs, Sierra Mackerals, Needle fish or various sizes averaging around 25 lbs, Snapper around the river mouths and structure. Bonito to 30 lbs and the list is endless. The bay is full of bait and this is attracting some Sailfish around the La Cruz and Los Arcos areas. Now don´t expect to boat a Sailfish, but it´s been happening….

All the fishing ground outside the bay are seeing beautiful high visibility blue water. Bait is more than abundant everywhere, but at the mouth of the bay we´re still seeing flying fish, Bullet Bonito, Some Sardines, Squids of 1 inch around the Rock and high spots of El Banco. Water temperatures have jumped back up to 77 degrees and well it´s still warm for this time of calendar year, but it´s right in with El Nino. If heading out make sure you check to see if the seiners have desimated the deep water fishing grounds. But when Yellowfin tuna aren´t schooling and free swimming it´s safer for the sportfisherman since these ships don`t target single tuna, they can´t. If running lures this week make sure you have Yellow lures with red specs or green in color. Do this and you have a better chance of coming in with a fish you can kiss!

This was a shared boat and they were a Happy Group at the end of the day! Bella Del Mar with Captain Hector!
This was a shared boat and they were a Happy Group at the end of the day! Bella Del Mar with Captain Hector!

Shared boats: Yes we´re still doing the shared boat thing, if you´re interested contact us before you arrive in Puerto Vallarta so we can start working on matching you up with other people. This Special is Half a super panga, you can have two people, fishing or not for $275 usd for eight hours. This is very popular option on a simi private boat and the best fishing deal in town for those with a vacation budget. So don´t delay and don´t worry about money, we´ve got you covered! The Downtown Store on Basidillo Badillo and Insurgentes is still open as High Season ends. Call Chris (El Centro Mgr) at (044) 322 112 9558 for fishing, tours or T-shrts amigo.  I am still in Marina Vallarta so take your pick. YeHa! We are also Smoking your fish, we keep half, but man is this stuff good. Call Chris for Details in my El Centro store.

Until next time, don´t forget to ¨Kiss Your Fish¨. ..

Another Incredible Sunset , PV I love You!
Another Incredible Sunset , PV I love You!

Master Baiter´s is located in Marina Vallarta between docks A and B on the boardwalk. Email your Questions to me at: CatchFish@MasterBaiters.com.mx  Web page:  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. Come like me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Master-Baiters-Sportfishing-Tackle/88817121325

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¨Summer¨ fishing in March with Marlin, Tuna, Sailfish!

                             ¨Summer¨ fishing in March with Marlin, Tuna, Sailfish!

Written by: Stan Gabruk owner of Master Baiter´s Sportfishing & Tackle09 20 2008 Discover, Capt. Oscar, Yellowfin 200 + Lbs, 10 hrs 004

 
You know I can´t figure it out, we have winter species in the bay like Jack Crevalls, Needle Fish, Sierra Mackerals. Then we have the summer species of Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo and Sailfish in the same waters at the same time. Yes folks this is El Nino with it´s scrambled egg approach to fishing. We don´t know what to expect on a weekly basis, but we do know there are big fish at El Banco and Corbetena. We have Sailfish around the Marietta and Punta Mita area with Rooster fish. Then we have freak fishing situations like Blue Marlin being boated in the Bay. So fishing right now is like a trend we should ride and not get too much into the ¨why it´s happening now¨, just keep reeling!

05 18 2015 Football Tuna, CorbeteñaLast week the fishing was great, this week it´s even better. But that´s not to say it´s perfect, it´s still work, nothing is automatic. But just having Big Black Marlin in the area is reason enough to get excited. To have Yellowfin Tuna in the neighborhood in what is barely spring is a gift from the heavens that should be taken advantage of amigos. And right now! Corbeteña rocking again with Blue Marlin to 500 lbs, no real Black Marlin here (next week), Sailfish are back in town and picking up in numbers around 100 lbs. Cubera Snappers to 65 lbs, Yellowfin Tuna Footballs at 50 to 65 lbs, Wahoo for the lucky at 60 pounds plus. Jack Crevalls and Bonito are a given. With tons of Skip Jack Tuna in the area and the abundance of flying fish, Goggle Eyes and Bullet Bonito fish are spread out like last week. And like last week the production fishing ships (Seiners) out of Mazatlan are nowhere to be found, thank the fishing gods! FYI, to get to the Sailfish and the Tuna you have to be 15 miles or so South West of the rock. Use this info wisely. El Banco is all this with larger Yellowfin Tuna anywhere from 65 lbs all the way up to 200 lbs north of the high spots, Black Marlin starting at 350 lbs all the way to over 600 lbs have been boated this week. The areas in between these two famous locations are alive as well. So don´t just sit on the high spots or circle Corbeteña, have plenty of fuel and go on the hunt, this is spring fishing like you´ll probably not see again until another nutzy El Nino year so get out there and have some fun. If the wife complains blame me, then promise a Spa Day, remember it´s cheaper to keep her!.

Wahoo at El Morro !!
Wahoo at El Morro !!

El Morro is cooking with Wahoo, Bonito, Jack Crevalls, Sierra Mackerals. Wahoo are just hanging out and not many are targeting this highly desirable pescado (fish). Almost impossible to target, those boating these fish are basically lucky their razor sharp mouth didn´t cut the line. But luck is part of fishing and we´ll take all we can get. Sailfish are in the area as well with some Rooster fish, but not many. Around the Marietta islands, on the back side there have been small, baby sized Dorado, throw them back. Rooster fish are here as well in the 40 lb size range, larger at the Anclote Reef off Sayulita. Rooster fish are hot then cold, but your best chances are around the Sayulita shoreline and especially around Anclote. Lots of Sailfish in the area and about 18 miles off the point you´ll start to see Marlin and more Sailfish. So the 8 hr trips are working well.

Large Sierra Mackerals are great eating and fun for the whole family to catch!
Large Sierra Mackerals are great eating and fun for the whole family to catch!

Inside the bay it´s insane. Jack Crevalls to 50 lbs, Sierra Mackerals over 30 lbs, a Blue Marlin and Sailfish was boated off Los Arcos in a freak thing. Bonito to 40 lbs, Snook and Snapper in front of the river drop offs and the list goes on. Great action in the bay for the younglings and adultos alike. Have fun, a four hour trip is worth it´s weight in smiles, memories and good times. Four people, four hours, $320 bucks, that´s only 60 dollars per person and I´ll throw in the bait, licenses and ice!

This week we´re seeing high visibility blue water with temps hanging at 79 degrees which is a middle ground all the local species are able to ¨live¨ with. About the only species missing is Dorado and they should be back in the area hopefully soon. The Red Tuna Crabs and one inch squids have moved out with the tide and the Tuna are still here?! Skippies are everywhere and large, but not taking baits so that´s a challenge when the bait won´t bite! With the super abundance of flying fish if running lures, and you should run one lure, it should still be the deep blue with silver marking if this doesn´t work move to petrelaros with purple. The Bite is happening a little earlier this week so be sure to be on the water early.

Shared boats for 8 hrs targeting Dorado has been very popular (½ Super Panga, 2 person max. per half the boat)! Just fire me an email so I know when you´ll be here and we´ll do the rest. The Downtown Store on Basidillo Badillo and Insurgentes is open for High Season. Call Chris (El Centro Mgr) at (044) 322 112 9558 for fishing, tours or T-shrts amigo.  I am still in Marina Vallarta so take your pick. YeHa! We are also Smoking your fish, we keep half, but man is this stuff good. Call Chris for Details in my El Centro store. Contact us about a week before coming to PV so we can get you set up early on a shared boat!

Until next time, don´t forget to ¨Kiss Your Fish¨. . .

Master Baiter´s is located in Marina Vallarta between docks A and B on the boardwalk. Email your Questions to me at: CatchFish@MasterBaiters.com.mx  Web page:  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. Come like me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Master-Baiters-Sportfishing-Tackle/88817121325

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