Striped Marlin, Dorado, Wahoo & Rooster Fish, Summer Fishing in February

      Striped Marlin, Dorado, Wahoo & Rooster Fish, Summer Fishing in February  

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

 

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Hello… this report this week is about four days late, but the info is still accurate….. I got a little under the weather this week… so forgive this late report and you´ll have another one in a few days ….

Well once again El Nino has us scratching our heads wondering what is coming next. Last week it looked like the ¨summer¨ fishing season had finally ended. Then all of a sudden Striped Marlin move in off Sayulita in force, the Dorado move back in to the Punta Mita area, Yellowfin Tuna for now at El Banco, it´s a real mixed bag with summer species swimming alongside winter species. It´s anyone’s guess from this point how the season is going to shape up for the rest of the winter, but if this is any example of what we can expect, I´m excited at the possibilities.

Let’s start with Corbeteña: Of all the fishing grounds, Corbeteña is the least active. Now the rock has strikes, not an issue, but north of Corbeteña by 6 to 7 miles you´ll find Striped Marlin around 350 to 400 lbs on tap. Blue Marlin are also in the area in the same size range. Dorado are thinning out a little but they´re still in the 30 to 40 lb range. Cubera Snappers in the 50 lb range if jigging, but they will take trolled bait. Sailfish are not exactly thick, they are there and taking baits! Wahoo in the area from 60 to 80 lbs and worth targeting! Wahoo are kinda rare around here and we don´t have them for long, but they´re here now so get your butt on the water, now!!

El Banco is the best choice now if choosing between our two primary deep water fishing grounds. Sailfish, you bet to over 120 inches, Striped Marlin (400 lbs) are not exactly automatic. Blue Marlin in the 500 lb range, Blue and Big Black Marlin over 500 lbs.  Wahoo to 80 lbs possible (best around El Morro), Dorado to 40 lbs, Yellowfin Tuna 80 to 120 lbs and they´re at the high spots, not miles north. El Banco is finally the place of choice for big fish!

02 16 2016 Punta Mita Point 650 pxls adjustedEl Morro is alive with Wahoo primarily, there are also Rooster fish in the 35 lb range, not exactly abundant, but picking up and Red Snappers in the 30 lb range are great tasting table fare. Around the Marietta Islands we´re still waiting for this area to ¨turn on¨. With Jack Crevalls and Bonito on tap it’s not much of a reason to hang around the area. Snapper are close, but not like El Morro. Bonito to 25 lbs, Sierra Mackerals, Red Snappers under 25 lbs, possibility of some Rooster fish in the 35 lb range. Punta Mita is alive with Dorado in the 40 lb range. Striped Marlin have taken over the area in the 350 lb plus range. Around Sayulita’s Anclote Reef there are more Rooster fish (40 lbs) larger than what is hanging around the shore line of Nuevo Vallarta. Be warned, once you pass the eight mile mark from the point of Punta Mita you´ll find a dead area with no fish, zilch, you´ve been warned. But if you continue to the 14 mile mark you´ll find even more Striped Marlin in big numbers. Capt Cesar of Magnifico called me all excited to share how the fishing was on fire in this area so I could share this all with you. So there you go, Capt Cesar of Magnifico says hit this area NOW!

Inside the bay is great as well with the usual suspects of Jack Crevalls around the Nuevo Vallarta area, Sierra Mackerals to 15 lbs, Skip Jack Tuna to 6 lbs, Bonito 20 to 40 lbs, Needle fish to 35 lbs, Dorado around the Los Arcos area for the lucky. There is just plenty of fish to be had and there is no excuse for coming in empty handed!

Water Temperatures are still in the 77 to 79 degree range with warm swirling currents keeping species like Dorado in the area, thank your lucky stars for that. Warm water still extends to southern California so our ¨winter fishing season¨ is going to be a real mixed bag, stay tuned! The Bite is later in the morning now, but with the cloudy mornings from a marine layer I suggest getting to where ever you want to be on the early side. No worries, a 7 a.m. depart time will be perfect, just not too early or you´re waiting for no good reason for fish. Lures: Flying fish lures (blue with silver spots and stripes) along with Petrelaros are ¨no brainers¨. Live bait is working well also, but live bait near Corbeteña is sparse, plan accordingly. If things continue like they are the Easter could be very interesting. With the surprise of larger YF Tuna (not big ok) over 80 lbs in February then anything is possible so keep an eye on these reports, the standard speak and crap being spread around Marina Vallarta by these local ¨promoters¨ is not worth listening to. They´re still quoting my last article and they´re way behind the power curve, you´ve been informed.

Shared boats for 8 hrs targeting Dorado has been very popular! 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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PV Transitions to Winter Fishing, Rooster Fish Arrive!

                             PV Transitions to Winter Fishing, Rooster Fish Arrive!  

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

 

02 07 2016 WahooAs is natural Mother Nature has once again reset the current clock as we see water temperatures turn chilly to the summer species of Dorado and Black Marlin. Other summer species are still hanging around the deep water locations, but for how much longer? For now fishing has it´s challenges like fishing always does. We see the void being filled in nicely by Sierra Mackerals, Needle Fish, Large Bonito (Tuna in cans), Sailfish and Dorado still hanging north of Corbeteña and El Banco. Yellowfin tuna off Cleophus of the Tres Maria Islands and Blue Marlin between Corbetena and El Banco. Fishing isn´t perfect for the jaded, but for the guy looking for a challenge and some serious action, now is the time to hit it or it may be too late amigos for Tuna and Marlin!

07 16 2015 Kevin Lawry, Pecositas II, 6 Hrs 650 pxls MBTEXTFishing around the area has turned to ¨slow¨ which means nothing is on ¨automatic¨ as we have become accustomed to. Even with its challenges fishing is still world class by any measuring device you may have, including your imagination! When you hook into a 400 lb Blue Marlin, this is not a small fish. Dorado to 45 lbs north of Corbeteña Sailfish and of course Striped Marlin to 250 lbs. With a half full glass attitude anything is probable! Bottle Nose Dolphin are still around the rock and the high spots of El Banco so you´ll have to deal with those bait stealing hooligans as they laugh at you! Wahoo is still around the area with average sizes being in the 60 lb to 80 lb range but we´ve seen larger around the area. If you´re at El Banco and north there are Yellowfin tuna 60 to 120 lbs to be had just this side of Cleophus by twenty miles. So for the deep water, ¨I wanna a big fish¨ kind of guy we´re able to scratch that itch amigo. Corbeteña and El Banco are both alive with action which includes Cubera Snappers for the jiggers and of course the side species of Bonito to 35 lbs, Jack Crevalls, Sierra Mackerals are just part of a long list of species available. For now your best fishing ¨bang for the buck¨ is in a ten hour trip.

06 22 2015 Small Dorado y Bullet bonito 450 pxls MBTextMarietta Islands and the reefs in the area are seeing Wahoo just hanging out. We don´t normally see Wahoo handout in the area so this is a great opportunity to get this extremely sought after species. Their flavor is just incredible but don´t leave the boat with the Captain promising to bring your fish to the hotel, he just ripped off your fish dude! Fish is something just short of legal tender, about the only thing you can´t pay for with fish is your phone and electric bills! Smaller Dorado are also possible in the 20 lb range, but thinning out daily. Needle fish to 45 lbs, Bonito to 30 lbs, Sierra Mackerals to 15 lbs, maybe a misguided Sailfish chasing Skip jack Tuna. It´s all alive with more action around the Marietta Islands and El Morro Island. Eight hours is a decent trip, if nothing happens you can always come back to the bay and hit the winter species. There is no reason not to catch some fish, hopefully it´s the species you´re targeting! Punta Mita is slow, Dorado and Sailfish are still in the area but it´s more miss than hit right now. Anclote Reef may have some Rooster fish. If targeting Rooster fish use Bullet Bonito or Bullet Skippies and for lures use Green Runners, they´ll improve your odds!

Inside the bay we´re settling into our normal winter pattern with a twist. Everyone knows that this is Whale Season and there have been many comments that the Whale populations are diminished this season. Fishing in the bay can have its challenges as well with whales scaring all the speices out of ¨strike¨  range. Basically they don´t want to be Moby Dicks lunch! Another negative are the Killer or Orca Whales. They are eating everything, even Jack Crevalls like they´re candy. This has chased the Blue and Grey whales, etc out of the bay and around the Marietta Islands and points off Punta Mita and Cabo Corrientes. Killer whales will also target the youngling whales, Mother Nature can be a cruel mistress. Jack Crevalls all around the bay, especially around the Nuevo Vallarta Area. Dorado to 20 lbs can still be boated around the Los Arcos Rocks along with a slim chance of smaller Sailfish chasing abundant bait in the bay. Bonito to 40 lbs around Yelapa, Needle fish to 35 lbs, Sierra Mackerals, Rooster fish in the 15 lb range around the surf areas. Find a jetty and have at it. Four hour fishing trips in the bay can be very fruitful if you have an open mind and are looking for some pure action!

03 11 2010 Mi Jenny, RedPix 6 hrs, Ken Sutula 002All and all the fishing is great, but it´s not October fishing as we see colder currents move into the area dropping the water temps to 77 degrees with a downward trend. There has been some green water around Corbeteña, so go north about four miles and you´ll find high visibility blue water. Dirty water is another indications of current changes and we may find more dirty water next week as sediments are stirred up as is normal for this time of the year, like it or not. The bit is happening a little later in the mornings now, be ¨there¨ by 8:30 a.m. and you should be on time.

Around 1:00 so you can hit both bites of you time things right. Lures: Are still blue with silver that mimic flying fish will do the trick and of course petrelaros with brown, green and purple are automatic.

Shared boats for 8 hrs targeting Dorado has been very popular! 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.

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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Fishing Spreads Out, Warm Water to California, Jacks Take over the Bay

              Fishing Spreads Out, Warm Water to California, Jacks Take over the Bay

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

 

01 04 2016 Magnifico, Dorado, Punta Mita, 650 pxls, MBTextAs we all welcome the New Year we see our World Class Fishing Grounds move into ¨neutral¨ for lack of a better descriptive. Normally at this time of the year we see water temperatures drop sharply forcing our Billfish, Dorado and Yellowfin Tuna out of the area without as much as a ¨Good By¨.  This year things are going to be a little different. With water temperatures still at the 80 degree mark we find we still have a fair amount of Marlin and Dorado cruising the area. We won´t complain about these conditions, the only thing is, this normal cold water conditions act as a barrier keeping fish from ¨wandering¨ north. This is not the case at the moment. So what does this mean, well these ¨fish¨ move and they move erratically. For now, they´re moving up the coast and out to sea. Basically our fishing grounds are ¨spreading out¨ and we can´t do a thing to stop it. The good news is we still have great fishing. The active word being ¨Fishing¨.  Lately I´ve heard people say things like ¨Fishing is not catching¨ . Well Friends when it comes to fishing, you take the good with the bad. Fishing is fishing and we do all we can to coax these finicky finned creatures to take a bait. But first they have to be there to coax. So it´s wide open out there, the more time you give yourself the better you´ll find the ¨fishing¨.  For the jaded, the fishing is not automatic. For the tourist, you´d be better off taking a series of days fishing or not go at all. It´s a risk sport amigos, Fishing is Fishing and Fishing is never perfect. Having said that, give yourself some time, you´ll catch fish.

12 31 2015 Sailfish, Magnifico 500 pxls MBTextCorbeteña is stilt the place to be. Located thirty five miles out of Puerto Vallarta the ¨Rock¨ has seen most of the larger Bottle Nose Dolphin (Flipper) move out and this means you can actually get a bait to a potential hook-up candidate. With Marlin to 600 lbs, Sailfish at Tournament winning size of over 100 lbs and Dorado in the 35 to 60 lb range this is about as good as it gets. You may ask about Yellowfin Tuna, nothing, not even footballs. There are still Wahoo in the 60 lb range, but again a non-schooling species is hard to target. Do you feel lucky? El Banco, nobody but nobody has hit this normally producing area. For now it´s best to keep your attention focused on Corbeteña.

You second best fishing bet is the point of Punta Mita. Ever since the long liners bugged out the area has been producing well. I wouldn´t say it exploded, but six to ten miles off the point there are Blue Marlin taking Baits if they see it. With high visibility blue water, seeing a bait is not an issue. What has been surprising is the lack of bait and we still have fish in the area. So lures have been filling the gap nicely. For those with a full array of color the ones you´ll want to start with are the green and yellow combinations, Dorado mimics. Blue with silver spots is also a great second choice and of course anything with purple in it will also be a good place to begin. Boats with limited equipment will find catching fish almost impossible. Make sure you have plenty of live bait in the morning to make sure you give yourself the best opportunity to boat something impressive.

12 31 2015 Striped Marlin, Magnifico, 500pxls MBTextThe Marietta Islands are less than disappointing and have been all summer. I can´t tell you what the deal is there, but it´s not happening. With their fill of Bonito to 35 lbs, Jack Crevalls to 50 lbs, Skip Jack Tunas, Sierra Mackerals to 25 lbs  (good size for sierras), Needle Fish a mix of other reef fish and maybe, maybe a Sailfish. I can´t recommend this area since you can get the same species in the bay.

Which brings us to inside the bay. Billions of Jack Crevalls around the Nuevo Vallarta area in the 35 lb range are great arm burners, but not great tasting, always a down side. My National friends can make then palatable, but don´t try it yourself. Bonito to 35 lbs, Needle fish to 40 lbs and possible larger. False Marlin are the nick name of these fish and while weird looking, they are good eating and a fun fight. Skip Jack Tuna, with some luck they´re still boating Sailfish around the La Cruz Area and off the rocks of Los Arcos and Dorado, yes Dorado in the bay. Short day trips can pay off nicely and not hurt the wallet to badly! All sort of action in the bay, on a budget it´s a great option.

12 31 2045 Jack Crevall, Iwan y Roxann, Magnifico 600 pxls MBTextA funny thing about this week, we saw the famous Red Tuna Crabs float in and there are no Yellowfin Tuna to be found, period! Now for us in PV this is very unusual, it´s essentially been a Tuna Free Season, unless of course you braved the time and distance to the Tres Maria Islands. You know the game preserve and fishery the Bloody Decks types have been raping as they say they´re outside the ¨buffer¨ zone. Well if you´re not fishing in the ¨Buffer Zone¨ which is the legal boundaries you should never go in since it´s a prison island. You normally have a 50 / 50 chance of boating Tuna of any size. Now normally they´re large, over 200 lbs, but it´s a long way and not cheap fishing. The Maximus I understand is now more or less being forced to keep it´s distance, and they normally do pretty well for cattle car fishing trips. But if you were looking for any sizeable Yellowfin Tuna, you had to be here or you were left wanting. With the Red Tuna Crabs rolling in we may see some YF Tuna turning up, but who knows for sure? Cross your fingers and look to the heavens for a little help!! In the mean time, the rock or Corbeteña is still your best option.

The bite moving a little later in the morning now so be where you want to fish by 8 O´clock in the a.m. Lures are working very well with sparse bait, use Green with Yellow, Blue with silver dots or lures with purple combinations, petrelaros are a good start. You´ll need a full array of color with bait not so abundant. Remember this when renting a charter boat. Shared boats for 8 hrs targeting Dorado has been very popular! 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!

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

01 01 2016 PV Sunset coming into MVallartaMaster 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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It´s Black and Blue at Corbeteña, Marlin that is!

                                      It´s Black and Blue at Corbeteña, Marlin that is!

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

 

11 27 2015 Sailfish wFreddy 650 pxls MBTextIn the world of Big Game fishing Puerto Vallarta is in the middle of Prime Time Fishing! Conditions couldn´t be better. Blue Water, Plenty of bait, but we´re still a little warm on the water temperatures, but this will be changing soon, the sooner the better! The rain has continued inland so the rivers are full and dumping dirty water into the bay. This has resulted in dirty water near the coastline presenting bay fishing challenges. Daytime temps are starting to drop slowly but surely as we are beginning to see a change in the seasons, finally!

Once again Corbeteña is the place to be. This week, once again, it´s Marlin City between the Rock and El Banco. The area directly between there is full and alive with action. Those with a locked in mind set need to expand their consciousness and have your boat captain use some fuel. The problem with cheap boats, they don´t move to where the fish are. Many can, but they don´t because it will cost them more fuel, which means more money, which in turn means the fish you could have had, you´ll never know about it, because that is what you paid for. Just remember, these boys are not going to be losing money to take you fishing, they´re business men, not stupid. Anyway, Sailfish are thick, Marlin are getting bigger by the day ranging from 300 to 750 lbs. Cubera Snappers are there for the taking, the wounded bait trick works well. Plenty of bait in the form is Skip jack Tuna, Bonito, Bullet Bonito, Flying fish, Goggle eyes, you name it, no shortage of bait. Plenty of high visibility blue water and frankly, if we had some more Tuna it would be perfect conditions. El Banco is the same as last week. Sails all around, no Marlin to speak of, not much of a reason to be in this area for the moment. Your best bang for your fishing buck is at Corbeteña for the moment.

10 30 2015 Corbeteña, Guanatuna, 650 pxls MBTextThe area around the Marietta Islands is still not producing as we would like. Still Sailfish are everywhere, so they´re here as well. El Morro is alive with Sailfish as is the whole area over to the Punta Mita point. Ten miles off the point of Punta Mita you will still find Blue and Black Marlin in the 500 lb range. Dorado are still pretty much a no show, having said that, you could run into a rouge Dorado in the 25 lb range. They should be all around the area, go figure. Nothing much more to say about this area. UpDate 11 04 2015: Dorado have moved into the area finally. Anywhere around the Marietta Islands, El Morro to the point of Punta Mita has all sorts of trash, logs, stumps floating and ¨coagulating¨ forming perfect little ¨hideouts¨ just past these islands.  Nothing fancy, show up, toss a bait, catch a 35 lb Dorado! Sailfish are thicker the last couple of days, many not taking baits with almost too much bait. With Dorado in the area you can expect to see the whole are improve action wise. Again, nothing fancy, just show up. I have boats out so hopefully we´ll have some nice photos of ¨Fish City¨ . . . 

Inside the bay we´ve seen some changes. The Hurricane Patricia left its mark with just massive amounts of water flowing into the bay. Dirty water I should ad so as you´d expect the bay was very dirty for the last week, yet the areas around the river mouth has been active with massive amounts of Jack Crevalls. Normally a winter fish, they´ve been hanging out. The rains are still happening in the middle of Mexico so we´ve still got some heavy rain happening, so plenty of water in the rivers, but the dirty water is moving out slowly. So the fishing in the bay is bound to improve. With Yellowfin Tuna footballs around the Yelapa area, Sailfish have been seen and boated off the Los Arcos rocks and around La Cruz. Then of course the regular players of Bonito, Skippies, various baits, Snapper and Snook around the river mouth, but they can be tough to convince…

What we´re seeing is warm water and fish that move without the restrictions of frigid currents and cold water. It´s wide open we´re seeing many of our fish in San Diego, Catalina and even Ensenada. We´re here with perfect conditions, but for some reason the currents that took our fish north will soon change and things will be different. When we see the water temps drop a few degrees, we should see some major Yellowfin Tuna and Dorado start to move in. So cross your fingers and keep informed.

10 30 2015 Football Yellowfin tunaComing off a full moon, the bite is still early so make sure you get out there before mid morning. Water Temperatures are still in the 85 range, but warmer below. In fact there were some strange and strong currents blasting their way north, so we saw some warmer water temperature days. Lures: stay with the brown, purple and green combos. Rapallas are working well, remember the blue and silver combo with a white belly. Don´t forget a nod to the fish gods and you should be good to go amigos!

I have been publishing my weekly fishing report in video form. Nothing fancy, no editing, very underground, hell I may even do it as a selfie type report if I have to. But the information is great, I normally post on Friday so now you´ve got ¨Reel Time¨ information designed for locals heading out, professionals like concierges to pass to clients and those coming down on vacation or planning a fishing trip. So check it out.

10 27 2012 yellowfin, guanatuna 650 Pxls MBTextWe´re still doing shared charters, just contact me with your date and we´ll see if we can hook you up. Naturally the more that are interested in shared pangas, the better it works. So tell your friends and share this article, could save you money amigos! Those on a budget you can still catch world class fish on vacation with this option!

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

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:  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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                                  Corbeteña / El Banco: Marlín, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna!

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

Fish N Chicks Tuna 650 pxls ProfileThe month of October in Puerto Vallarta is normally one of the hottest of the year. It´s normally November when we get the temperature break as the seasons change, but we´re feeling the ¨Indian Summer¨ about four weeks early this year. Not unusual for an El Nino year. The Rainy Days have more or less ended now, the trash line is a thing of the past. But the good news is we have Marlin, Sailfish and finally Yellowfin tuna at El Banco and Corbeteña. But it all comes down to luck and timing. Plenty of bait and high visibility Blue Water as we see enter PV´s High Season for Fishing improving!

First off, Corbeteña / El Banco has Blue and Black Marlin in the range of 250 lbs to over 600 lbs, it just depends on what you come across. Those looking or hoping for these world class gamefish in less than a ten hour day can find themselves empty handed. Those spending the few extra dollars are not disappointed because this extra little ¨bit¨ will get you on 150 lb Yellowfin Tuna, 100 inch Sailfish, 60 lb Cubera Snappers and this is just the beginning. Dorado have shown up again, let’s hope for the rest of the season, they´re running 25 lbs or so. Nothing like what we should be seeing, but we´re happy to have them finally in the area. Blue water, plenty of bait with flying fish, bullet Bonito and Skip Jack tuna round out the package. There is a down side, you´ll get like two or three days straight of wonderful fishing, then one day NOTHING, not even a bite. Fishing is like this, you take what the fish gods dish out and sometimes it´s a blank. I will say this, to be fair, if leave the fishing grounds when these temperamental fish decide to come up, then who failed, the fishing or you? Another reason to have the correct information such as when the bite is!  For the moment, if you´re in PV, bucket list fish are in the neighborhood and somebody will get them, it might as well be you.

10 14 2015 250 lb Marlin, Corbeteña, Adrianas 600 Pxls MBTextCloser in the Marietta Islands are in neutral. Sailfish are around the area, El Morro also. Dorado are still in the area although their numbers are a little thin. Those heading out for eight hours or less you could still have some great fishing, be patient. Dorado to 25 lbs, Sailfish are a little sparse, Jack Crevalls, Bonito, Rooster fish if the gods smile on you. For the most part the area around Punta Mita off the point can be very productive, but again, you´re best bang for your fishing buck is at the deep water fishing grounds.

Inside the bay is the normal transitional period. Jack Crevalls are all around Nuevo Vallarta, Sailfish are sparse in the bay but they´re being boated around La Cruz marina and in front of Los Arcos. Strange but with the amount of bait in the area it’s not that surprising they´re n the bay. Super small Dorado, throw backs are all over. 40 lb Football Tuna have been boated around the Yelapa area for the last two weeks and these are great fun to catch. The river mouths are still producing Snapper, Snook and other edible table fare. We´re ending our 4 hr economy special super panga Nov. 1, but for now, two hundred dollars and fish on the table tonight is a nice deal. Four people, get in on this deal before we forget it´s fishing high season.

10 14 2015 Terminal Blues, 8 hrs, Capt. Oscar 650 Pxls MBTextThe bite these days is getting earlier and earlier. Right now if you´re at the fishing grounds around 9 am you´re good. The bite has been hitting about 10:00 a.m or a little later, so sleeping in a bit won´t hurt your chances, just remember being there early won´t hurt. Also, keep in mind there is normally a late day bite, especially for Tuna. So if you´re targeting Yellowfin Tuna, it´s best to consider an overnight trip where you can catch the early bite, the late bite and wake up again for the early bite the next day…. This will normally run you double the price, but it´s your best shot at boating Yellowfin Tuna.  When things are hot one day, cold the next, this insures fish to take home!

Water Temperatures this week have inched up a bit running 87 degrees. The water is perfect Blue. Lures, if running them the colors this week to consider are blue, brown, purple, pink, and green… Live bait is your best asset, but run one lure anyway just in case. Yellowfin tuna have been hitting Cedar Plugs, the oldest of all reliable lures! Sometimes ¨tried and true¨ lures even if old of design word well!

Corporate Logo RedPix 650 AdjustedIf you´re coming to Puerto Vallarta and you´re looking for a shared charter let me know, I´ve come up with a system to hook people up and get them fishing on the cheap. It´s been working nicely so contact me with your dates and I´ll see if I have others on the list or advertise for half a boat. Either way for those on a budget you can still catch world class fish on vacation! I have several people looking to share a super pangas and larger boats for the next couple of weeks. Fire me an email and I´ll do what I can to get you matched up!

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

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:  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.

Marlin and Sailfish Hook-Ups Almost Automatic

Marlin and Sailfish Hook-Ups Almost Automatic

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

 

07 04 2015 Sailfish, 10 hrs Bella Del Mar 650 pxls MBTextAs we enter July I think it´s safe to say we´re finally into the summer season with expectations of Summer Species like Sailfish, Dorado, Marlin and Tuna to satisfy bucket list fantasies for thousands of visiting anglers. While it is still early in the summer fishing season (High Season for fishing) here in PV we have what the world class fishing enthusiast are looking for. Yellowfin Tuna are still in the 40 to 60 lb sizes. Take your pick of Black Marlin or Blue Marlin they´re both picking up in numbers and taking baits daily. Deserted Fishing Grounds means whatever is out there will be looking at your baits, let’s hope they ¨bite¨.

Well we´re looking at another week where the ¨lucky¨ one is the guy who showed up! With tourism down as the heat increases in Puerto Vallarta this is exactly when the serious Big Game fisherman wants to be here in our famous fishing grounds. It´s been wide open and those who do make it out on the water are catching trophy sized fish. Now picture yourself as the only boat in the area with species like this waiting for someone to show up. This is the exact situation here and now. Unusual, not so unusual from the last few years. With warm water conditions and plenty of bait these Trophy Billfish are closer in than you might expect, which of course means less fuel or as it actually equates to, less fuel buck for your ¨Fish Fix¨.

Corbeteña has once again produced Black Marlin in the 500 to 600 lb range and again are being boated by those who are in the game. Blue Marlin are 250 lbs or so and Yellowfin Tuna, the Footballs we´ve been discussing so much are jumping all around the rock this week. Sailfish are abundant and nice sized as well in the 100 lb range. No Wahoo this week, but the Cubera Snappers for the jiggers are still running 55 lbs. Cubera Snappers are taking trolled and jigged bait at will! Cuberas are always at Corbeteña and can be counted on, but you may be jigging. Dorado are not here as well, we´ve been looking for them, especially since the smaller Dorado have been here for weeks now, it´s time for the parents to show up… stay tuned.  Blue Water, perfect seas, perfect conditions, what else do you need?

07 03 2015 Striped Marlin 650 pxls MBTextEl Banco is where you´ll find the same 40 to 60 lb Yellowfin Tuna Footballs. Nothing in the larger ranges this week, but there are still some YF Tuna in the 100 lb range. Be patient, it´s still early for larger Yellowfin tuna at El Banco and the Rock. But I will say this, with strange water temperatures and currents we could see Monsters move in with no warning. Sailfish are also at El Banco and ten miles north fo the hig spots there have been Sailfish by the hundreds. Pepino described them as being ¨Like Ants¨.  Black Marlin in the 500 to 600 lb range just like Corbeteña. Blue Marlin to 250 lbs. basically much the same as last week, but better! We´re still looking for Dorado to turn up. Your biggest motivation to head to El Banco would be the species size. They´re always bigger at The Bank, the only problem is when  you can get the same species closer in, a few pounds smaller may be well worth the saving on fuel expense. So it´s something to consider.

Tres Maria Islands aka Isla Marias, well if you´re heading out to this distant fishing ground you may just find the fishing better around el Banco and Corbeteña. Last report i got was there were no Yellowfin at the Marias, a long haul for nothing. Give it a few days and things could change, who knows.

07 04 2015 Rooster Fish, Bella Del Mar 650 pxls MBTextAnywhere from Punta Mita, to the Marietta Islands and El Morro will find the three main species we´re seeing right now. So why head to the deep water locations of El Banco or Corbeteña when you can head out 28 miles and have access to the same fish. Blue Marlin are being boated as little as ten to twelve miles off Punta Mita, no kidding. Sailfish are all around El Morro and off the Marietta Islands. Punta Mita north is full of Sailfish as well. Dorado in the area are between El Morro and the point off Punta Mita as well as any buoy you might be able to find. Snapper are in the area, anywhere from 15 to 35 lbs. And of course there are always the lesser species that can make your day like Skip jack Tuna, Needle Fish and Bonita. For my fuel dollar an eight hour trip right now will do the job, get the same spices as the deep water locations and save enough money to take the ¨little woman¨ out to dinner.  That is if she didn´t already spend the savings in a local spa! Small Dorado are here, Rooster fish shots as well. If targeting Rooster fish, running trolled Goggle eyes may not do the trick. For the moment Roosters are here, but I´d run a bullet Bonito or baby Skip Jack that looks like a bullet. It will increase your odds significantly. But they do show up and just the other day there was a sixty incher boated, so there are some happy angles hitting unexpected species.

Inside the bay  we´re still seeing heavy concentrations of Bonito and Skip jack Tuna. We´re seeing Baby Skip Jack Tuna the size of Bullet Bonita all around the bay. This is drawing in larger fish like some Football tuna and believe it or not several locations in the bay are seeing Sailfish chase this bait smorgasbord around the bay. Robalo are still in the bay, we don´t talk much about this white meat fish, but the locals love their flavor and strength. You´ll find them for now at the river mouths, running 30 to 35 lbs. Robalo prefer the ¨agua dulce¨ or sweet fresh water from rains in the mountains and inland. Snapper are always in front of the river mouths as well. Around Nuevo Vallarta we´re seeing Jack Crevalls, normally a winter species we´re seeing decent numbers hanging in this area. Needle fish are starting to move into the bay from the islands. The seasonal rains are late this year but we´re seeing full rivers with all the rain Mexico has been having in Guadalajara. So there is plenty of organic type food stuff of leaves, seeds, twigs that Robalo love so much. Great tasting fish, they will hit anything shiny and are a favorite for my Fly Fishing Clients. Near Yelapa you have the possibility of Football sized Yellowfin Tuna. Sailfish are cruising the area, but lately they´re around the Los Arcos area, so anything is possible. I even got a report of a smaller Blue Marlin in the 125 lb range in the bay as well. The abundant bait in the area, especially inside the bay is drawing larger fish closer in.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWater temps are still in the 86 or warmer degrees inside the bay, about right. Outside the bay the water temps are at 85 degrees, perfect if you ask me. Of course last week we were seeing 88 degree temps so the drop in temp is welcome. Morning hours and evening hours the surface temps in the bay are a little cooler and we´ll find more fish feeding on the surface early morning and later afternoon until we have the seasonal rains. One thing to be aware of, when water temperatures are elevated YF tuna will go deep where the temperature will drop considerably to balance their body temperatures. So boats without functioning Downriggers and electronics that show temperature breaks will be at a disadvantage. An experienced captain will be key to your fishing day. So remember, the cheaper captains are cheap for a reason. . .  Fishing is great and getting better by the day, so get on the water if you can or just keep reading and sharing these reports with your friends.

If you´d like to receive this report in my weekly news letter directly as soon as I finish it then fire me an email at: MasterBaitersPV@gmail.com and we´ll put you on the list. I started putting my favorite places to visit in PV at the bottom of the letter for the fun of it. Nobody pays me for this, it´s just I like to promote places you may not know of unless I told you about them…. So just ask and it´s a done deal!

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

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:  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.

Finally, Large Yellowfin Tuna Return to El Banco

                        Finally, Large Yellowfin Tuna Return to El Banco

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

11 07 2014 Yellowfin Cow at Gaff 450 pxls
Yellowfin Tuna at the Gaff…. Monster City at El Banco

I have deliberately not talked much about El Nino conditions as they existed this year because it can be depressing to a guy like me. A regular occurrence every three to seven years, El Nino sends warm currents farther out to sea than normal. This means our local fishing grounds can´t enjoy the benefits of migrating Dorado or Yellowfin tuna in our area. Fishing reports from San Diego and even Catalina have been full of Dorado photos as well as Yellowfin Tuna who thrive in warmer water temps. Just looking at those reports got under my skin with no relief as there is little you can do about Mother Nature and her ways. But it looks like El Nino is pulling back, the water temperatures up north have began cooling down and we´re seeing our normal Summer Species return to the local Fishing Grounds. This week we´ve seen Large Yellowfin Tuna return running anywhere between 125 to 200 lbs at El Banco. For the moment YF Tuna at Corbeteña is not happening, but anything can change in a heartbeat and usually does. For those looking to boat a trophy sized Yellowfin Tuna, now is your chance.

11 07 2014 Discover, Capt. Oscar, Yellowfin 200 + Lbs, 10 hrs
Finally Yellowfin Tuna at El Banco with MasterBaiter´s Capt Oscar

After another week that witnessed yet another Hurricane pass PV, we´re seeing larger Dorado and Yellowfin Tuna return to the Bay of Banderas. They may be late in the season, but they´re here and we´re glad for that. Since we´re talking about El Banco, the Tuna turned up a few days ago unannounced. For the moment there is no need to head to the Tres Maria Islands and poach the islands when you can find the same fish, maybe a smidge smaller at El Banco. That’s the good news, but other than the occasional Marlin or Sailfish, Yellowfin is the primary player around the high spots. Dorado are just now starting to move in so it´s hard to tell the size ranges, but the ones boated there recently have all been in the 30 to 40 lb range. If you´re targeting Larger Yellowfin, the only place to find them for the moment is El Banco. Locals Speculate there has been no real visitors to El Banco and that the lack of fishing boats in the area could be one reason Yellowfin are there now. Who knows, we´re just plickeled Tink they´re back!

11 07 2014 Jeff VanWeelden, Jackpot 38 ft., Sail With Group
Sailfish around El Morro, Punta Mita Point and the Marietta Islands, 8 hr days make these fish close in and available!

Since Corbeteña is only twenty five miles to the south, you´d think Yellowfin Tuna would here as well, but you´d be like me, wrong! Now I’m not saying YF Tuna are not on the way there right now, I´m just saying yesterday they weren´t there to be found, but tomorrow is another day amigo. Still if the draw of Black and Blue Marlin gets your heart pounding then you´re in luck. If you´re targeting Marlin then Corbeteña has been good for about three to five being boated per day, which is great since we´re only seeing about that many boats a day around our world famous Corbeteña. Dorado to 50 lbs possible, but the average is still between 35 and 40 lbs. Large and hungry Sailfish, Cubera Snappers for the bottom fishing guys, but don´t be surprised if they take trolled bait. Rainbow runners, a shot a Wahoo and smaller Yellowfin in the 50 lb range, but I expect this to change in quick order. Perfect conditions with blue water, plenty of bait and smooth seas makes Corbeteña a primary choice that will only get better by the day.

El Morro and the Marietta Islands are showing more signs of life. Sailfish are moving back in, Dorado are available in the 25 lb range, Rooster fish have made an appearance around El Morro and the Marietta Islands, but don´t hold your breath. Skip Jack tuna in the 30 lb range, Needle fish and maybe some smaller Dorado if lucky. Compared to the Point of Punta Mita where Sailfish and Dorado have been all but automatic, you´ll have to make a morning decision as both are toss ups when determining which is preferable.

The bay is great, Skip Jack Tuna are abundant as are Bonito. If around the Yelapa area for some reason there are football sized Tuna to 50 lbs. Jack Crevalls, small Dorado to 25 lbs and Sailfish around La Cruz round off the bay fishing experience. There are tons of fish in the bay now, there is no reason to avoid the bay on short trips now. Looking for some fun, short day and plenty of fish to choose from, take a panga for six hours, you´ll be glad you did!

09 20 2008 Discover, Capt. Oscar, Yellowfin 200 + Lbs, 10 hrs 005
Dorado and YF Tuna, great tasting, fun to catch and available to those lucky enough to be in PV Now!

The water is blue, water temps are perfect for every species we hope for and the abundant bait in the form of Flying fish, Goggle Eyes, Bullet bonito and more insure your fishing day. Make sure you´re carrying lures on your boat of rainbow colors because Dorado are preferring lures of yellow, Pink or combination of rainbow colors to live bait for some reason. Marlin on the other hand are only hitting Skip jack Tuna or Bonito baits, commonly grouped together as ¨chorras¨ are the only live bait working for them. Naturally running at least one lure is always a good idea so give it a shot. The bite should be happening in the early morning hours, but the cloud cover blocking the moon light has messed with bite so for a few days the bite was happening around 11:00 a.m. Now it looks like the bite is stretching from 9 a.m. to about 2:00 p.m. Wide open times I know, but if you use this info it can maximize your fishing experience and help to make sure you´re at the fishing grounds at the right time. Hope this helps.

Since this is the newsletter version of my weekly fishing report that is published in the local papers and web sites I can expand a little on what I expect to happen in the next several weeks. As mentioned in the beginning of this article, El Nino years where our warm water currents by-pass PV and head directly to Southern California and all points north brought with it our Yellowfin Tuna and Dorado. As a result our Dorado and Yellowfin Tuna fishing, excluding the fisheries the poachers call home, are finally returning to our ¨neighborhood¨. From this point forward we should have larger Yellowfin Tuna in the area until the end of the year. Corbeteña should start firing sometime this week, but fish are literally a moving target, so anything is positive, remember the pendulum swings both ways, but I am optimistic the best of our fishing season is in front of us. So if you´ve been waiting for YF Tuna, then your wait is over so reserve now for the holidays or you could find the best boats are booked. With all the Cabo traffic for fishing coming to PV we´re finding demand high and supply short. So when you know you`re coming down, contact your favorite fishing company and lock in a date or you may have trouble when you get here… just a little FYI.

04 30 2008 Steve Horton Mi Jenny 8 Hrs 014
Dorado and Skip Jack Tuna Footballs in the bay, short days are productive right now so don´t ignore the bay, do what the locals do!
11 07 2014 Animal House  Cow Country
Large Yellowfin Tuna waiting for you to Arrive…

My utility man Jaime was walking around Marina Vallarta in the early morning last Sunday Morning about 8:00a.m. And noticed this family of 5, pale as ghost looking confused. Jaime being the friendly type brought them a copy of the PVMirror and asked if he could be of any assistance. It´s the sort of thing tactic the timeshare pirates use, so you´re mostly assured folks like this will believe the same and bolt. Never the less, Jaime asked and was greeted with a pleasant response. The folks ASKED if we knew anything about fishing and we of course said yes. At that point they started firing questions like a machine gun about what I would consider the most basic of questions. It reminded me of how few people in the world actually have an understanding of World class Sportfishing. And once again I am reminded that everyday folks are P.V.´s ¨Bread and Butter¨. These trusting people in Mexico, for the first time I might add to timeshare pirates are fresh meat. I constantly warn people to make sure they understand and know exactly what they´re purchasing. If for some reason the product is not what you were led to believe or worse, the product was never delivered, you have a legal defense as a tourist and resident alike. Profeco (Pro-fek.O) 225-0000 or 225-0018. The first people you should call are the ¨business police¨ or Regalementos at 226-8080. You also have the Tourism Protection folks at 223-2500 Ext. 230 and 232. I suggest you have a person who speaks Spanish help with the phone call so there is no misunderstandings with the language barrier. If you are abused by some timeshare pirate or other person don´t be afraid of the police coming. The perception or belief North Americans have about the police in PV is skewed. They are here to help and tourism in PV is very important to us all. In the fishing industry types like this will deter folks from going out on a boat which of course hurts all the water tourism or tour companies. Now you are armed with information that will protect you from the tourism abusers. . . Use it well!

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 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 Facebook: 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.

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 at El Banco, Sailfish & Marlin Increase

                                Yellowfin Tuna at El Banco, Sailfish & Marlin Increase

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

11 01 2014  Bill y Wendy No 4 , Magnifico, Group FishWe all know that predicting what will happen in the world or Sportfishing is almost impossible. Now we can tell you what happened yesterday and what we ¨think¨ will happen tomorrow, but in the end we´re just throwing out a best guess when targeting gamefish. The only thing that balances out fishing predictions is if it happened ¨there¨ yesterday, it could still be happening ¨there¨ today. Of course you´re always disappointed when you visit yesterdays spot and your targeted fantasy fish is nowhere to be found. What is exciting is when you catch a species that you didn´t expect and right now that´s Yellowfin Tuna. That´s right, I used the ¨YF¨word, but it´s far from automatic amigos, but the chance is there!

11 01 2014 Hewett and Reiner party sintextAnyone who knows fishing in PV knows that if you want big, world class fishing, you have to be at either Corbeteña or El Banco (or anywhere in between), both are our famous deep water, deep sea star fishing grounds. Especially at this time of the year when anything impossible can become possible as screaming reels announce ¨Fish On¨. As mentioned earlier El Banco has shown ¨some¨ signs of life in the form of Yellowfin tuna in the 100 to 150 lb range. So you have a chance, how much of a chance you may ask? Well if you`re in the area the chances improve. Black and Blue Marlin, mostly Blue Marlin are also around the area running anywhere from 350 lbs to over 800, just depends on your luck. And for the present Dorado in the 35 lb range are moving into the area as well. With Rainbow runners, Cubera Snappers and Sailfish, there isn´t many species you don´t have a shot at right now! Oh, if targeting Yellowfin, make sure you´re using a kite, keep that between us!

11 01 2014 Yellowfin Tuna 60lbs off El Banco Corbeteña is about the same, Yellowfin Tuna have arrived and the numbers are picking up by the minute. Still the Sailfish, Marlin, Dorado and Snappers  should also catch your attention. Corbeteña is a little cheaper trip, a little closer and for my money, may be a better choice for the next ten minutes or so.  Decisions, Decesions!

11 02 2014 John Curcio, MiJenny, Marietta Islands 400 pxlsIf you´re around the Marietta Islands there is finally some signs of life with some, I said some Rooster fish in the area, tons of Bonito 20 to 45 lbs, Needle fish in the 40 lb range. Maybe a slight shot at Dorado. But Sailfish are close to El Morro and I see no reason why they´re not closer to the Marietta Islands, but there you are. Heading out towards Corbeteña trolling, Blue Marlin have been hanging out around the area, so being in the area is the first requirement amigo! Now if you´re in the area off the point off Punta Mita, you´re still boating Sailfish and Dorado, nothing new since it´s been like this all summer. If you´re looking at only 8 hrs, then these two places will get you some arm burning action.

Inside the bay is great with massive amounts of Bonito, Skip jack Tuna to 50 lbs around Yelapa still, Needle fish, Jack Crevalls are here as well and they´re primarily a winter fish. Sailfish are still being boated by the lucky few in the bay, to me this is unusual, but lately it´s been kinda normal.. go figure.

11 02 2014 Mike Profita Party, Guanatuna II, 8 hrs  Capt Juan, Oliver first mate, full size 2So you pretty much can´t lose when it comes to fishing for the time being. Water temps are slightly cooler, but not cold. Northern water temps around California are dropping quickly so we´re expecting to see Yellowfin Tuna numbers pick up for the late season, same for Dorado. With this being an El Nino year, our fish have been vacationing in Southern California so we´ll welcome them back with open arms and a gaff. Blue water and smooth seas have been the norm, but we´re always on the watch for late season Hurricanes. The full moon will be on us soon, so be aware and have some fun. One last thing, some days it seems that Dorado are only taking lures, so have some blue, silver and pink lures at the ready. Live bait is plentiful with bullet Bonito, Google Eyes, Flying fish and the list of course goes on. For the moment the bite is happening around 11:00 a.m. , so getting to the fishing grounds too early will not help  your situation. But again, the full moon is just a few days from now and the Yellowfin especially will be using the moon light to full advantage stuffing themselves with abundant bait.  Another piece of  useable ¨reel time¨ fishing information that can make a difference in your fishing safari amigo!

233648W5_NL_smNewsletter Extra:  Many of you find I post these same articles in the local news papers and the busiest web pages in PV.  They post my articles a little late and that´s the reason I send these ¨Reel Time¨ fishing reports to the locals. This is information you will be glad you have if you´re heading fishing in the next couple of days…  Hurricane Vance is marching north and will be well outside of Puerto Vallarta, so don’t panic. But it will pass us and this could put some rough seas on us as well as some stormy weather. Now the mountains that surround PV protects us and we´re happy for that! But the track is looking like Cabo will be at the end of it´s track. There is a low pressure front coming down from the north which could push the system inward.  For now we´re seeing calm seas and blue water.  It may also be nothing, but then again, it´s something to keep an eye on if scheduled for a fishing charter in the next few days. Below I show some information as to it´s tracking and systems that are working.

Nov. 4th Update: Magnifico went to Corbeteña, it was smooth seas in the morning, but in the after noon the wind and rain picked up, got windy and the sea´s picked up in size and frequency. But now Hurrican Vance will make landfall before 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Morning, so the storm is on a fast track to the mainland! I have boats scheduled to head out tomorrow morning, Wednesday, keep your fingers crossed.

Whales:  Normally Whales don´t show up until December, but we´re already seeing Whales moving into the area.  Magnifico spotted two today, one with a baby already! This means we need to be watchful for whales just under the surface, fast boats can easily hit a Whale, I´ve done it, it´s not pretty!  Also remember if you´re chasing whales around the bay

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 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 Facebook: 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.

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

Great Fishing Continues, Marlin & Sailfish Abundant

                              Great Fishing Continues, Marlin & Sailfish Abundant

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

10 18 2014 Nathan Howard, 10 hrs Super Panga 650 Pxls
Dorado and Sailfish at Corbeteña with my friend Nathan Howard

 

10 15 2014 Black Marlin, 225 lbs, 

It seems that we can fall into a pattern here in Puerto Vallarta where it seems like my weekly fishing report will sound much like the week before and this week is going to be the same. But it´s not like that is bad news when the fishing is great and there are plenty of fish to be had. Every Species we´re famous for in PV is here, working its ¨tail¨ off and chasing bait. Marlin, Sailfish, Dorado but forget larger Yellowfin Tuna. But you´ll have to get out of the bay to get your targeted ¨finned fantasy¨. We´re also smack in the middle of tournament season, and why would you schedule a tournament in anytime other than Fishings High Season?

Let’s start with the bay, our famous Bay of Banderas. First say good-bye to the Trash Line. The seasonal rains have all but come to an end as is normal as we enter the early weeks of October, but by mid October the threats of Hurricanes may not be gone, but they´re pretty much done for the year. So we don´t get the extra little attraction of easy fishing, but that doesn´t mean the fishing is any worse. Bonito to 35 lbs, Jack Crevalls to 40 lbs, Yellowfin Footballs around Yelapa and yes, even Sailfish in the bay! Four hour fishing trips will produce, but six hours is better since you may need to spend some time and fuel looking for finned pay load.

10 14  2014 Brian Canadian, Corbeteña Dorado, Text 600 pxls
Dorado with different markings, they´re not always gold and blue, Brian boated this beauty at Corbeteña pictured in the background.

Once you´re at the mouth of the bay, the possibilities step up a notch. Anywhere from El Morro to Punta Mita is a wide open watery field of Sailfish and Dorado. With tons of Flying fish and ¨Bullet Bonito¨, a favorite bait for Marlin and Sailfish you can´t go wrong. Dropping lines as you exit the bay in any direction will produce arm burning action. Sailfish are a touch smaller this week in the 30 to 35 kilo range or about 80 lbs in average. Not exactly tournament winners, but they´ll be in the hunt. Dorado, anywhere from 20 to 35 lbs if lucky. It´s not exactly Dorado City out there, but when you´ve hooked-up and you´re in the battle, the only thing that matters then is boating that gold and blue dinner special.

 

10 14  2014 Brian Canadian, El Morro, Text
And yet another Sailfish from Corbeteña, check out how blue the water is, perfect conditions are necessary for perfect fishing like it is now!

So there you have it in a nut shell, great fishing is not only a state of mind, it´s sore arms the next day. Fishing is mostly about the conditions and conditions are as good as they can get! Water temperatures are a perfect 84 degrees with perfect blue water. Clean, clear and high visibility blue water, combined with preferred baits like Flying fish, Bullet Bonito, 25 lb Skippies (Skip Jack Tuna), Google Eyes, and who knows what else is on the fish menu, but it´s all good! The bite is happening right now (as this article is being written) from 8:30a.m. to just after 1:00p.m.. Plan your day accordingly. If you´re looking to run lures, and you should run at least one, make sure it´s a pink and yellow combo or a petrelaro or something with purple in it (Marlin are diggin the purple right now). So there you are, I can´t believe I got this report finished with so few words, my publisher will love me this week!

10 17 2014 Marina Vallarta Sunset, 715 a.m.
Marina Vallarta Sunrise, Beauty is all around us if you just look!

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 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 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.