Dorado Everywhere, Marlin Hanging Around, Water Conditions Perfect in PV
Written by: Stan Gabruk owner of Master Baiter´s Sportfishing & Tackle
We have a great report this week folks. The water still green in some areas from the mucked up ocean bottom, but the water is mostly blue and full of fish! Water temperatures are holding nicely at 82 degrees, abundant bait at all the fishing grounds, I mean it´s just great to be fishing in Puerto Vallarta right now. Makes me wonder how anyone could put up with that cold weather up north when it´s just so beautiful here in my corner of Paradise!
The Bay of Banderas, our Puerto Vallarta bay is just full of Jack Crevalls from 20 to 45 lbs, Skip Jack Tuna in the 20 to 45 lb range off Yelapa. Bonito, Sierra Mackerals to 30 lbs and that´s just a four hour day of fishing amigos, YeHa!
Off El Morro, Rooster fish disappeared as fast as they came in, but there are still some hanging off this ignored area. If you´re looking for Roosters, then this is about the only area you´ll find these demon fish! The Marietta Islands for the moment, strangely enough is just a few heart beats from dead. Si, Bonita, Jack Crevalls, Sierra Mackerals and maybe some smaller Dorado. For the time being, not the place you want to spend any fuel dollars on. Not normally the case.
If you find yourself in the Golden Triangle, the area between El Banco, Corbeteña and the Marietta Islands, then you´ll have some fish stories to share for sure. Dorado in the 45 to 65 lb (Bulls) are anywhere from Corbeteña to El Banco. Cubera Snappers to 80 lbs, huge for the species. Jack Crevalls by the billions, Sierra Mackerals (the tasty ones) averaging over 20 lbs, Rooster fish are sparse, but there in smaller numbers. Blue and Black Marlin are being boated daily in the 400 to 650 lbs on the larger side. Plenty of Skippies to keep the locals happy and abundant. Water temperatures as mentioned earlier in the 80 to 82 degree range, perfect for all the local species. If you head out pretty much anywhere, you´re catching your fill of whatever species you are looking for, except for Yellowfin Tuna. Disappointingly Yellowfin Tuna have not been schooling around as we have come to expect at this time of the year. Still, there are smaller Yellowfin Tuna in the 60 to 100 lb range, but you´ll be playing ¨Hide and Seek¨ with these highly desired species. If you´re in the Corbeteña area, the rains from Acapulco to Mazatlan is putting entire trees and stumps in the water at the deep water locations and if you find one of these welcome visitors you´ll find Shark, yes I said Shark. Dorado, Small Bait fish, anything is possible and hugely abundant. What else do I have to do, drag you out there?
The area off Punta Mita is bursting at the seams with Dorado, Sailfish and did I say Dorado? Mostly Blue Marlin with some Black Marlin about fifteen miles out from the point with the possibility of, dare I say it, 60 lb Yellowfin Tuna.
Short report I know, but the fishing is so good right now, you´ll be doing yourself a dis-service if you´re a fisherman and always wanted to see what it would be like to do some deep sea fishing. Even the bay is perfect for the family types where you can see whales, catch Jack Crevalls at will and maybe even get some snorkeling in. But if you´re here in PV get out on the water, it´s mother nature at her best. Bring the movie camera, whale videos are good therapy for when you need a PV fix!
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 and are now near Victors Café Te Cuba. Look for me at the least traveled end of Marina Vallarta and I will be there in my new place. 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 (this is my cell phone directly until the shop phone is workingFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Master-Baiters-Sportfishing-Tackle/88817121325The trade name Master Baiter’s ® Sportfishing and Tackle is protected under trade mark law and is the sole property of Stan Gabruk.