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Black Marlin at Corbeteña
Black Marlin at Corbeteña, thick!

Quickie Fishing Report, July 28… The fishing here in Puerto Vallarta continues to improve as we see Black, Blue and Striped Marlin setting up house at El Banco and Corbeteña. Corbeteña being the closer and most active blue water location. Lures of Yellow and Blue with black tiger prints have been working well, but with the flying fish back just outside the bay, there is no shortage of bait out there. Remember flying fish are their favorite cuisine, so flying fish lures may work well also….

Sailfish are abundant at Corbeteña and there have been Yellowfin Tuna running with the brown porpoises. The spinner dolphin will have Yellowfin Footballs running with them also, so this is all good news. Look for the channels between El Morro and Corbeteña to be fertile with plenty of Billfish species.

Same goes for El Banco, about six to ten miles before El Banco coming in off the Punta Mita point, anything can happen right now. More Marlin, More Sails and there have been some 300 lb Yellowfin Tuna boated off Summertime, a private boat that spends time traveling up and down the west coast of the Americas in search of the perfect fishing grounds….

There are Mahi Mahi or Dorado which ever you prefer to call them, but they are chickens and they are immature. Leave them to grow and keep them another day. But there are commercial fisherman out off the point of Punta Mita fishing Mahi illegally with nets that surround a fishing buoy, they tie off the bottom, then the top and pull the net upwards. This traps the younglings, old lings.. It does not discriminate and the fisherman aren´t either. I walked past a Mexican owned restaurant with a whole chicken Dorado on the plate… it made me mad, but there is nothing new about that….

The main secret out there right now is to find the clean water. Lately there has been a break between the clean and the green water just before you come to Corbeteña. Now remember this will change daily, so be patient and cross your fingers… such is the inexact science of fishing…. Gracias a dios! Thanks to god in English!

Bay is kinda dirty, but planer boards will make a difference getting baits down under the surface…. And don´t forget to keep your speed down, logs, coconuts, even floating dead animals or things like refrigerators have been seen floating out in the bay lately. This happens come rainy season, you just have to deal with it as best you can… and don´t hit a turtle whatever you do!

Right now the deals to Mexico are incredible and  there are no safety issues to you or your family in 95% of Mexico. Don´t be scared about what you hear, mexico is a big place and the bad guys are on the borders  keeping the drug shipments steady delivering to the strong demand, market in the states. I fear that Mexico will always be the conduit for American Drug Demand so you all better get used to it until the demand dissapears….. which I just don´t see happening in the near term.

OK, this is a brief report, so we’ll keep it brief…… 

 And that’s your quickie for today amigos….

Feel free to contact me Stan Gabruk about any subject on Puerto Vallarta, I would be happy to answer any questions you may have. You can also find my Tshirts  online now: www.MasterbaitersGear.com or you can see what Master Baiter´s Has to offer on our web page: www.MasterBaiters.com.mx

Reports of my demise or death are greatly exaggerated by my competition so don ´t be fooled by those claiming to be Master Baiter´s in Marina Vallarta!

2 Responses

  1. Stan, I have a need to feel the tug of a 100# plus yellow fin tuna at the end of the line. I know it’s like gazing into a crystal ball, but on average, which is the best week to go to PV to fish for big yellow fin?

  2. Thanks for the message Mike…. Yellowfin Tuna traditionally hit their peaks betweem the end of August to the end of November. Of course this all depends on water temperatures, availability of bait.. but mostly water temperatures. You can see YF Tuna in the 245 to 350 range in these time frames. But it’s not like they’re thick like ten years ago…. But there are always Yellowfin to be had if you are willing to do what it takes. El banco is fifty miles out from Marina Vallarta and the YF Tuna are always bigger there, if they are there… Otherwise Corbeteña is the other Major fishing grounds we have which are 35 miles out. Now this location has a varied bottom as well with lots of structure. This means you will se a great variety of fish, but which fish is always a question. Primarily in these time frames you will find Black, Striped, and Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Cubera Snapper in the 50lb range and up…. But I GOT A WAY FROM THE QUESTION… Mid July we start to see YF Tuna Return to the area…. After the end of November they can get a touch smaller in size some times. But right up to the first week of January there will be warm, blue water fish at the fishing Grounds. We have our Pez Vela Tournament in Mid November, so that should tell you something…. I hope that is easily understood, probably not.. Hahahaha….. But there you have it.. I would show a picture of the winning Tuna from the tournament last year.. If yoiu go to MasterBaiter Stan on YouTube you will see a series of my programs I made from PV… you can see what they catch in November …. it was a good tournament last year.. check it out…… I hope this answers your questions.. I have people who can set you up in a nice condo if interested… Also, remember, Nuevo Vallarta is not puerto Vallarta. The local Hotels you may want to look at are the Westin or Marriott casa Magna…. I know they are throwing some great deals out there now with good air fares as well…… any more questions, feel free to ask….. Stan , Master Baiter’s Sportfishing and Tackle http://www.masterbaiters.com.mx

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