Corbeteña and El Banco Strong with 150lb Yellowfin Tuna, 700 lb Marlin, Blue Water!
Written by Stan Gabruk
As we continue into the best part of the fishing season here in Puerto Vallarta the fishing couldn´t be better. Right Now, Yellowfin Tuna, Marlin, Sailfish, Dorado and more are in abundance at the deep water locations. That´s the good news, there is plenty of fish to be had. If you are looking for your own personal ¨Moby Dick¨ then you´ll find him. Just about anywhere from Corbeteña to El Banco is alive with the sort of action that can only be classified as ¨world class¨.
From time and again we will see the dreaded Red Tide rains it´s ugly head and the past week we had a few days where fish were dying in the bay. Things are better now, but for a short period we had strange instances of fish washing up on shore around the bay. If you plan on fishing in the bay make sure the reports are fairly favorable and accurate from people who have no agenda to get you on a boat.
Now once you pass the Marietta Islands the fishing is just great. I mean wonderful for those with the inclination to fish some of the best fishing grounds in the world bar none. If you are serious about your fishing, then you are also not fishing in the bay anyway.
65 miles out at Corbeteña you´ll find Yellowfin Tuna in the 150 lb range (some 200 lb), Black Marlin to 700 lbs, Tournament winning sized Sailfish, Dorado are smaller again in the 30 lb range and even some Wahoo. Fishing right now is a ¨No Brainer¨ and if you´re serious, you´re already heading out or making plans. Tip: Marlin is better found ten miles west of the rock, but keep this to yourself amigos!
El Banco at fifty miles out from Puerto Vallarta is a cookie cutter report for Corbeteña except for the schooling Red Snappers running 60lbs. Then there are the 50 lb Rainbow Runners (good eating) and an invasion of California Bonito keeping the Yellowfin Tuna and the Marlin interested in hanging around the high spots. El Banco has picked up and it´s about time.
Tres Maria Islands as you would expect are hitting it hard with Yellowfin Tuna being boated daily over 250 lbs. For those ready for sixteen hour day fishing, or an overnight, this is the place to be if you have the time, money and an understanding wife! Just remember the Tres Maria Islands the last time I looked were still restricted, so be sure to keep your witts about you.
With Blue water, abundant bait the only thing you need to remember is the moon phase which means we´ll be seeing a later in the day bite so getting to El Banco or Corbeteña will not do you any good if the bite time is outside your arrival time frame. Also remember with this sort of Big Game Fishing, things are not always automatic, so be patient and don´t forget the back of your neck when applying sun screen.
Until next time, don´t forget to kiss your fish….
Don´t forget to visit Marina Vallarta with its 150 shops, restaurants and professional services. It´s Puerto Vallarta´s other Malicon or Boardwalk. You owe it to yourself to come down and see it especially since the police are cleaning up the ¨Pirates¨ who bug the crap out of you!
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