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Sailfish, there are more in the bay than you’d expect, feeling lucky?

For the last three weeks my articles look similar because we’re in a great fishing loop. Last week it was all about Dorado, this week it’s still all about Dorado, but now we’re seeing Striped Marlin in the bay along with Sailfish! Up until the first week of October, it’s summer fishing. It’s good fishing, but when October hits, our world class fishing gets super charged. From this point forward the deep water fishing grounds of Corbetena and El Banco will turn into Marlin-Landia. With perfect blue water, perfect water temperatures, plenty of bait and plenty of fish to target. You can’t go wrong fishing right now until late December. With this being a La Nina year, the fishing could continue into late February. Excited yet?

Well here we are, another week and the real fishing story this week, once again, it’s all about Dorado. Pick a location and it’s full of Dorado. Anywhere from Corbetena to Punta Mita to Yelapa, Dorado are everywhere. And they’re good size. This week Corbetena has seem some football sized Yellowfin Tuna at 40 lbs, Sailfish, Striped Marlin and possible Blue Marlin to 500 lbs. If looking to target Marlin and Tuna, this is the place to be. With blue water, super abundant bait including Skip Jack Tuna at 12 lbs, there are some big fish out there just waiting for you to show up. Regarding El Banco or The Bank, it’s been pretty much ignored with all the other areas firing on all cylinders. I predict the first person at the high spots from this point forward will find Black Marlin. Blacks don’t normally show up until this time of the year and frankly they normally like water a tad warmer. Bait, bait will grab and hold their attention like it always does. There have been smaller Black Marlin in the area, so this should change shortly. Feeling lucky?

Good Sized Dorado Everywhere!

The area from El Morro to Punta Mita is alive with action. Sailfish, Dorado, possible Rooster fish north of Sayulita and that’s pretty much the whole story in this area. The good news is the water is clean and the fishing is close to shore, which is a beautiful thing! Find a trash line or floating log and you’ve got a Dorado goldmine. Farther out, possible Blue Marlin!

Floating Debris or Floating Logs are a Dorado Paradise

Inside the bay is the place to be last week and will continue to be for the next few weeks anyway! Dorado are from the middle of the bay all the way to Cabo Corrientes! The good news is a short fishing day will deliver. The middle of the bay, you’ll find Dorado. Head to the area around los arcos, the crazy amounts of bait combined with perfect water conditions are paying off in arm burning action. Remembering there is still a trash line with the brief but heavy rains, anything is possible. In the area from Los Arcos to Yelapa you’ll have a decent possibility to boat a Sailfish. In fact your chances of boating a Sailfish in this area is equal to what you’ll see at Punta Mita (now is Punta Nayarit). Skip Jack Tuna to 12 lbs, which is a “Tuna” and huge for a Skippy. They make great bait, but they’re also good eating. I eat the “bait” all the time, ha ha. Bonita are also in the Tuna family and they’re fairly large to 25 lbs as well. Striped Marlin have surprised us this week also being boated in the bay as well. For the moment I’ve been promoting six hours as your best bang for your fishing dollar! Throw in Snook (aka Robalo in Spanish), Sierra Mackerels, possible Jack Crevalles near Nuevo Vallarta at the river mouths and you’ve got a great day on the water!

Yellowfin Football Tuna at Corbetena

We have many different types of bait and live bait is king. Blue and Green Runners, Goggle eyes, Mullet, flying fish and the list goes on. One trick, sometimes dead bait is a great option if live bait isn’t getting their attention and this is quite possible. Lures are working as well, Rapallas and Poppers are working well from Corbetena to Yelapa so keep an open mind amigos. The bite is still 09:00 and water temperatures are a perfect 84 degrees.

Thanks for your support and like always, until next week, don’t forget to kiss your fish!

Outside the bay the Dorado are a bit larger

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