It´s Fish City, Bucket List Fish Everywhere!
Written by: Stan Gabruk owner of Master Baiter´s Sportfishing & Tackle
Ok Folks, what do you want to catch, Yellowfin Tuna, Sailfish, Dorado, Rooster fish, Marlin and Snook at the river mouths finally. Yes, it s ¨Fish City¨ and fishing in PV right now is as good as it´s going to get! Time to break the piggy bank and lie to the little woman if you have to, but get on the water now!
El Banco, Yellowfin Tuna 120 to over 300 lbs are sprinkled throughout the area and are picking up slightly in numbers 4 to 6 miles northwest of the high spots. The illegal long liners are camped out on the high spots so making bait is an issue. Make sure you fill your tuna tubes with Skip Jack Tuna (Skippies) or bullet Bonito because making this type of bait with the long liners is close to impossible. If you have this bait, you have a strong shot at a Monster Yellowfin Tuna amigos and I am so happy to be able to finally say that! Black and Blue Marlin are in the 250 to 500 lbs or larger. Sailfish naturally are in the larger size ranges. Dorado, of course and they´re at 30 to 45 lbs so there is really no excuses left amigo, get out there and get it on!
Corbeteña, No Tuna, nothing but maybe small footballs to 45 lbs. Sailfish of course, Dorado to 45 lbs, Rainbow runners to 45 lbs. Cubera Snappers to 60 lbs for jiggers but they will take a trolled bait. There are Porpoise in the area so be on the lookout for these bait stealers. Blue and Black Marlin to 500 lbs or larger. Bonito, Skippies all over the place unlike El Banco. This area is well worth the fuel and time factors as Yellowfin should be turning up any minute now.
El Morro / The Marietta Islands / Punta Mita: Rooster fish have returned in limited numbers in all these areas and they´re running 40 lbs. For you ¨Rooster¨ guys this is the time to hit it as we´ve waited way too long! Sailfish are thick behind El Morro. Dorado are picking up in numbers finally around the point off Punta Mita. This whole area which has been so disappointing for so long finally is showing serious sings of life! Eight hour trips can put you in the thick of the action!
Inside the bay, well we´re still seeing Sailfish being boated at La Cruz and around Los Arcos. Black marlin have been boated in the bay this week again as they chase abundant bait into the bay. The river mouths finally are showing signs of Snook or Robalo in Spanish as promised. Rooster fish in the shore line for the surf fishing guys. Football Tuna around Yelapa to 40 lbs with more Sails in the area as well with larger Dorado to 35 lbs. Throw in Bonito to 35 lbs, Jack Crevalls to 30 lbs, Sierra Mackeral to 15 lbs and the list goes on. A four hour fishing trip will put a smile on your face yet be kind to the vacation budget!
We´re seeing water temperatures hovering around 85 degrees which is almost perfect. Bait is not an issue but if running lures Petroleros are the first choice. Iguanas of yellow and green with black stripes is a solid second choice and then try Pink and Blue lures before you go deeper into your bag of tricks. Bait is not super abundant so be smart and make bait while you can and hopefully you have tuna tubes. The bite is a little later in the morning so be at your favorite fishing spot before 8:30 a.m. and you´ll have the best chance of boating Moby Dicks cousin!
Remember Master Baiter´s is freezing and storing your catch sin charge for customers. Non customers are covered also but there is a fee for this service if you don´t fish with us. Raffa is my new tour expert and we won´t be undersold so fishing, freezing and fun, we´ve got you covered amigos!
Until next week, Don´t forget to kiss Your Fish!
Master Baiter´s is located in Marina Vallarta between docks A and B on the boardwalk
Web page: www.MasterBaiters.com.mx , Local Phone at: (044) 322 779 75 71 Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Master-Baiters-Sportfishing-Tackle/88817121325
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