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Written by Stan Gabruk of Master Baiter’s Sportfishing & Tackle

It looks like change is coming. Water temperatures have dropped drastically this week. Water is dirty, not unusual but very late in the season. Dorado is the dominant species right now but with lower water temperatures things could change soon. With changing currents this will bring the dirty water and the cooler water temperatures. It’s very early in the season for a drop of this magnitude, obviously this is the result of La Nina. It’s interesting that when the water temps dropped, the whales showed up. Also there are a few whales in the bay now. So things are changing, but the fishing surprising enough is still pretty good.

After a few weeks of superior fishing, things are changing as they always do. Dropping water temperatures is the first indicator things are going to change. But, maybe not, time will tell. For now we’re still seeing Dorado as the dominant species but the numbers have been thinning. Corbetena is alive and well but there are spots of dirty water mixed with warm clean water. Sailfish are in the area but they’re thinning in numbers as well which is out of character. Dorado are here of course running 20 lbs and up. Yellowfin Tuna in the 50 lb range about ten miles north of the rock. With plenty of bait in the water there are no problems making bait. If targeting Marlin, it’s best to keep your expectations lowered a bit. There are some running 350 to 500 lbs if you come across them. Striped Marlin have been boated and it looks like we may see an increase with Stripers. For now, unless you’re targeting Marlin or Tuna, you’d be better served fishing closer in.

The area around El Morro and the Marietta Islands to Punta Mita, Dorado are everywhere. Straight up the primary players in this area are going to be Sailfish and Dorado. Yes you’ll find Jack Crevalles, Bonito, Skip Jack Tuna and massive amounts of bait in the water. But here too you’ll see dirty water spots, but no news of red tide, a silver lining? Possible Rooster fish north of Sayulita or on any sandy beach under the surf line. Well worth your time and fuel dollar. Several boats are boating over eight Dorado, but straight up again, if you put a hook on your car keys right now, Dorado will hit it!

Inside the bay, you could make the argument the bay fishing is out performing the deep water locations. Dorado have been consistent in the middle of the bay. Anyone can find the middle of the bay and a four hour trip will get you plenty of arm burning action. Rooster fish are still in the surf line of sandy beaches like at Garza Blanco at Punta negra. Sailfish have been spotted at la Cruz and Los Arcos. Bonito to 25 lbs, Jack Crevalles to 35 lbs, Sierra Mackerels to 8 lbs and great tasting. We have some great affordable bay trips and you’ll catch fish.  

Right now every time your line hits the water, it could be a world record Yellowfin Tuna!

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Until next week, don’t forget to kiss your fish!

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