Well, we’ve finally come to the time of the year when “tourist high season” meets “fishing high season”. What does that mean? It means that we’re in the best two months of the year to target Marlin, Sailfish, Dorado and Yellowfin Tuna. Weather or climate is a beautiful 83 degrees during the day and the water temperatures are prefect for world class fishing. You don’t have to be an expert to have the experience of a lifetime right now. Bait is plentiful, the water is blue and the excitement is high. In fact, it’s time to “Pick Your Fish” at Puerto Vallarta’s world famous fishing grounds, YeHa!
Here we are now more than a week after our last Hurricane scare and Corbetena is “stepping up”. Dorado have moved in now and they’re good size at 25 lbs and up. Sailfish are picking up in numbers as they normally do at tournament season like now. We have Striped Marlin, Blue Marlin and Black Marlin, all running from 350 to 700 lbs depending on you come across. And that’s not all, with plenty of perfect bait in the form of Flying fish, baby Bonito, Green Runners, Goggle eyes, the list is almost endless. But bait abundance isn’t an issue, who knows why? The bottom line here, Corbetena is on fire and a ten hour trip will put you on fish bigger than your car! Feeling lucky?
The entire area from El Morro to Punta Mita, aka Punta Nayarit, is alive with plentiful Sailfish. Dorado are in the area as well, but they’re harder to find. With any trash line, which is harder all the time with no rain, and you’ve got a Dorado Goldmine. Dorado are running anywhere from 15 to 25 lbs and well worth the effort. With Bonito, Skip Jack Tuna and possible Rooster fish, find a sandy beach and you’ve got arm burning action. This would be an eight hour trip and if you head out a bit farther, there is always the possibility of Blue or Striped Marlin.
The bay is on fire, no kidding. You can head to the northern end of the bay and find Jack Crevalles, Bonito and possible Sailfish near La Cruz Marina for the super lucky. But if you go left from Marina Vallarta you’ll run smack into the best bang for your fishing dollar right now. The whole area south of Los Muertos Beach, large Dorado are hitting every bait you present! But that’s not all, Sailfish this past week were more abundant in the bay than at Punta Nayarit. Most boats heading to this are will boat at least three Dorado and catch a host of other species. Sierra Mackerels are smaller, but have a great flavor and are perfect for very young anglers looking to catch their first fish. Right now you’ll catch fish in four hours, but they may not be Dorado. For two hours more and a few more pesos, the experience is what your future vacation memories are made of.
We have our local tournaments coming up in the next two weeks. The 15th annual Los Muertos Beach Dorado fishing tournament. Sign up is the 4th and the tournament is the 5th, one day! They weigh in the fish then they have the biggest fish fry I’ve ever seen. It’s a new local favorite and affordable. If interested in joining the fun contact us! Also on the 9th to the 12th, we have our annual Club de Pesca Marlin Fishing tournament. It’s a local “happening” everyone likes to participate in. If interested contact us and we’ll fix you up and you can also enjoy the fun. Good luck!
Well the bite is happening now about 08:30 at all the fishing grounds, so sleep in a bit. Water temperatures is a prefect 84 degrees. Bait is perfect, but use varied baits including dead baits when live bait isn’t working. Lures of Dorado colors are always a good place to start and the normal go to lures of Guacamayos and Petroleros.
Thanks for your support and like always, until next week, don’t forget to kiss your fish!
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