+52 322 209 1128

Marina Vallarta Las Palmas I Local 3

Schools of Blue Marlin Move in off Punta Mita

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

Well it had to come, the seasons are getting ready to change. We’ve seen some cooler currents moving in swirling with the warmer surface water. Fish numbers have been great, so the fact it can be difficult to get these fish to pay attention to your bait is frustrating. This started just a few days after my last report. There’s plenty of fish, maybe a little spread out, but plenty of fish. The issue is their “biting” habits. Bait is not an issue unless you can’t get a fish to turn his head. Water temperatures are fine, dropping as expected slightly. Blue Water and great conditions. In a word, it’s FISHING amigos, improvise, adapt, enjoy!

El Banco has not been in the limelight lately but that doesn’t mean the area is dead. For now there are Blue Marlin in the 500 lb range, Yellowfin tuna in the 60 lb range, Sailfish, Dorado around any debris or log sort of things floating. Not a bad area to visit if passing by, but you can do better with your fuel dollar for now.

Corbetena on the other hand is alive and well. Things have changed since last week slightly. We still have larger Yellowfin Tuna from 60 to 150 lbs with larger very likely. Sailfish are a few miles to the north from the rock. Blue Marlin are in the 500 lb range, Black Marlin are getting less abundant as you’d expect with cooling water temperatures. The water is blue, bait abundant and that could be the issue. For now it’s a challenge!

The area from El Morro to Punta Mita has been fairly active with Dorado to 35 lobs, Sailfish, Blue Marlin to 300 lbs 12 miles off the point on a heading of 312. Striped Marlin in the 200 lb range. Plenty of bait in the area and if you can find a floating log or debris it’s a Dorado Gold Mine! There have been some reports of larger Rooster fish in the 40 lb range north of Sayulita, but the authorities have been keeping boats out to the 200 meter point from the beach, so keep that in mind. All and all a great way to spend an eight hour fishing trip!

Inside the bay it’s still a little weird. Dorado are still in the La Cruz Area in the 20 to 30 lb range but the numbers are definitely thinning as you’d expect in December. Sailfish are still in the bay, freaky to me, but we’ll take it! Sierra Mackerels are coming in again with more abundance as late. Jack Crevalls in large schools running the area now. Last week wouldn’t come up so they were bottom feeding making me think they’ve been eating remnants of the Red Tuna Crabs. Things are changing in the bay but the fishing is still great as long as you’re flexible on species you catch. Yes Dorado are still in the bay, but they’ll be gone soon so if you’re looking for some short day action with Dorado you better get out there quick amigos!

The bite is on the move again changing to even earlier about 08:00 so you want to be leaving the dock no later than 07:00. Water temperatures are hanging at 79 degrees. A little cool for Black Marlin, But the Blues and Stripers like it, so we’re good for Marlin for a while. Bait: Dead bait is working best, strange I know, but this is “fish” logic amigos, don’t try and figure it out.

We’re renting Surf Fishing Rigs now and of course we’re also doing the shared boat or fishing parties again.

SHARED BOATS: Half a super Panga, two people is very affordable. Contact us for details!

Master Baiter’s NewsLetter: , sign up and get it direct weekly fresh! If you’re a PV Local Fisherman, this is the information you’re looking for!

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

Web page:  www.MasterBaiters.com.mx , Local Phone at: (044) 322 779 7571 or our international number is: 011 52 322 209 1128 10 to 9 local time. #MasterBaitersSportfishing on Instagram, Facebook: Master Baiter’s Sportfishing & Tackle. Master Baiter’s Sportfishing and Tackle is protected under international trade mark law and is the sole property of Stan Gabruk.