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Marina Vallarta Las Palmas I Local 3

El Banco and Corbetena Explode, Marlin, Tuna, Sails, Dorado, Pick Your Fish Time Again!

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

We’ve been struggling the last few weeks, it’s been a real head scratcher for sure. Perfect conditions, perfect water temperatures, perfect bait conditions and of course blue water for miles. It’s finally all come together and our world famous deep water fishing grounds have exploded with world class fishing!

For the longest time we’ve said when things bust loose it was going to be great. Well folks we’ve finally broken the “log jam”. At both El Banco and Corbetena water temps are a perfect 86 degrees, Blue Water, plenty of live bait in the form of Goggle eyes. With a foundation like this Yellowfin Tuna have shown up in decent numbers in the 120 to 160 lb range!! Dorado to 25 to 30 lbs, Sailfish, Striped marlin just under 200 lbs. Black and Blue Marlin in the 400 to 600 lb range with the possibility of much larger! Plenty of Skip Jack Tuna in the area of both Corbetena and El Banco. No need for fluffy filling, the fishing is great and it’s time to break the bank, the piggy bank that is! There have been some 120 to 160 lb Black Fin sharks around the high spots at El Banco and Corbetena, great tasting but it’s like fighting a Bull!

From El Morro to Corbetena we’ve had a very nice Trash Line where Sailfish and Dorado to 30 lbs have been having a party. With a little luck you could find a Striped Marlin, surprising with warm water, but there you are. Rooster fish are moving into the area, El Morro is a great location when the Gallo’s are in. Worth giving it a look. The area around Punta Mita is showing stronger signs of life with Dorado around any debris or floating “stuff”. Sailfish are north of Sayulita. A few miles off the point on a 300 setting could also run into Blue and Black Marlin. A few Sailfish have been boated off Sayulita so it seems even this area is improving.

Inside the bay, for the short day guys is still happening. Football Yellowfin Tuna from 10 to 35 lbs have been hanging out in front of Yelapa. Dorado 10 lbs and Sailfish are hanging in the area of Los Arcos but it’s not automatic. Bonito all over the bay to 30 lbs, Jack Crevalls amazingly enough are still in the area and in strangely good numbers. Snook or Robalo in the 20 to 35 lb range close to the shorelines where the rivers pour fresh water into the bay which they love. Over near La Cruz Sailfish are showing up strangely as are more Jack Crevalls. Down near the south point, Cabo Corrientes area there have been Rooster fish in the 30 to 60 lb range!! With Sardines moving out of the bay for the moment this is surprising to me, but hey, we’ll take it!

The bite has been a moving target. In reality the bite has been happening throughout the day. Still, be where you want to go by 8:30 or so and you’ll right on time. With blue water and prefect water temperatures this is a “daily normal”. Live bait is king, but still run a lure for billfish. Having said all this the fishing is finally world class. As September comes on the fishing will continue to improve as tourism numbers decrease as they normally do at this time of the year. That means hotels, airfares and Mexican Beer prices can’t be beat! This is Fishing High Season, when the weather gets hot, the fishing gets hotter. It’s Bucket list, Trophy fish time in PV!    

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

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