Written by: Stan Gabruk of Master Baiter´s Sportfishing & Tackle
As we come into this time of the year we see a bit of a rollercoaster out there. With swirling currents of different temperatures it can be challenging to say the least. One of those challenges is the massive amount of “Whale food” that comes in the form of Krill Squids, Krill Shrimps and many other different baits. Yes the Whales love it, so does every other species in or around the bay. As a result of this massive amounts of bait, at times you’re hard pressed as to which type of bait to use. And as always you’ll probably be wrong until you hit that magic combination or lure! But we have fish, boy do we have fish!
think of Puerto Vallarta they think “Big Fish”. Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin
tuna are just a few. Right now you wouldn’t be disappointed as we have Striped Marlin bordering on 300 lbs which is huge for a Striper. Blue Marlin are still roaming the area north of Corbetena by twelve miles or so. Sailfish will be found in the same area as well. Dorado are closer to the Rock ranging 20 to 35 lbs, Cubera Snappers for the jiggers are at 50 lbs. We’ve seen some Wahoo in the areas so trolling a touch faster may be a good idea. Yellowfin Tuna from 60 to 200 lbs are jumping all over the place but for the third week now it’s been tough to get them to consider anything you’re presenting. Yellowfin are out there, it’s up to you and your crew to get them “interested”, Suerte or Good Luck! El Banco is one of those places now you don’t hear too much about unless you’re coming back from a 2.5 day trip to the Tuna Grounds. Rumors of Blue Marlin have been running the area, the problem is the source is “iffy”. For now Corbetena is closer, cheaper on your fuel dollar and producing well.
The area from El Morro to Sayulita is ripe with possibilities. the fishing in the whole area has been better closer to shore than heading out to deep water. Find any logs or floating debris and you’ve found a Dorado Goldmine! The whole area should be called “Marlin City” as Striped Marlin are picking up in numbers. They like the cooler water temps so they’ll be around for at least another month. For now a eight hour trip is a great fishing investment with the “ROI” being a Dorado dinner!
Inside the bay we’re seeing Jack Crevalls pick up in numbers slightly. Normally we’d seen massive numbers of Jack Crevalls but the bay is warmer than normal. Bad for Whale Watching, great for fishing. Dorado are close to shore in the bay as well. The secret last week was just this, no more than three miles off the shore line was producing like a machine. The captains who didn’t know or weren’t told of this came in empty handed.
This week the bite is still on the early side so be at your “secret spot” before 08:30 and you’ll be fine. Afternoon bite is still after 12:00 to about 4 p.m. Water temperatures in the bay are still amazingly warm at 81 degrees. But there are locations where the currents are swirling with water temps as low as 79 degrees. Dead bait of all things has been working well so give it a try. I’d suggest smaller baits the size of Hoochies and small Sardines to start your day. But lures of purple and white are still working as are Petroleros.
Get on our “Shared Boats” list so we can hook you up with others looking for a shared charter! We’re also renting Surf Fishing rigs by popular demand at reasonable prices. And of course we’ve still got our “Yellowfin Tuna Experience” trips heading out for 2.5 to 4.5 day trips, affordably on a private yacht. Contact us for more details. And of course if you’re going fishing, why not book tours at the same time!
Until next week, Don´t forget to kiss Your Fish!
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