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Vallarta Fishing Experience: First Early Season Marlin Boated, Water Temps Normal, Bay Fishing Explodes!
email this pageprint this pageemail usStan Gabruk - PVNN
March 31, 2010

Meet Capt. Jamie, First Mate Aristo and Ed Anderson from Chicago, Illinois. Heading out on our Super Panga Mi Jenny to El Morro, Ed had the good luck to catch a few needle fish and a very nice Rooster Fish.
Like the title says, we saw our first early season Blue Marlin the other day and it was in the 500 lb range. Caught at Corbeteña, it is starting to look like there may be some new life at Corbeteña. Sailfish are also moving into the area as well, there is plenty of bait in the water, it looks like the planets are beginning to align (hopefully) and we may see the beginning of a normal fishing season! Keep your fingers crossed.

As I mentioned briefly, water temperatures are dropping into normal levels of 70 to 76 degrees. With Spring and Easter comes the current changes which may indicate the end of El Niño, Happy Days! The next question is: What about La Niña, the opposite of El Niño. La Niña is when the water chills to abnormally low temperatures which of course creates its own challenges (More NOAA info on La Niña at: or

This happens about twenty five percent of the time immediately following El Niño. This is the sort of information you will want to know if planning a Yellowfin Tuna fishing trip this summer when considering your budget, time and determination. No Worries amigos, we always have very large Gamefish, but you may have to be flexibly minded!

Yellowfin Tuna to 140 lbs and more are in the general area between El Banco and the Tres Maria Islands, a.k.a Prison Islands. For the last couple of years this area has been the only implied guarantee for Yellowfin Tuna. The trip tips the distance at close to eighty miles one way. This is for the guy(s) that want a Yellowfin at all cost.

And for the season, YF Tuna in the area is a true treat for those with the time and the money. So if you are one of the few interested in giving this Safari a shot, let me know! With Bait abundant, El Banco will soon be showing more signs of life in the Marlin Dept. So keep an eye open for them and be prepared with teasers, flying Gaffs, and Soft head lures, the basics!

El Morro, the reefs and the Marietta Islands are still producing Jack Crevalls averaging in the 40 lb range and will tear your light tackle arms off. One client spent an hour bringing in one of these forty pound Jacks. Another hooked into twenty fish in the first hour of an Eight hour day.

Rooster fish are bordering 50 lbs, Bonito are 35 lbs or larger (bait for Rooster Fish). Fair sized Snapper at 35 lbs, Sierra Mackerals, and lots more to choose from. Without a doubt, you will come in with fish!

Inshore fishing to the center of the bay is just boiling with bait, Crashing Birds and Jack Crevalls, Rooster Fish, Bonito and Skip Jack Tuna. Rooster fish are striking larger baits like Bonito in the bay as well. Silver lures cast in boils will result with a sudden rush of adrenalin!

Remember, if you are a local or if you are coming to town, my online T.V. fishing program needs you. If interested, we will head out with you, film your day professionally, you'll be the subject of our show and get a copy of the finished program to show your friends and keep as a souvenir of your day. You can see the fishing shows right HERE on BanderasNews. Look for Vallarta fishing experience or PVYAFCA and enjoy us having fun!

Help protect the Vallarta Sportfishing Industry by using your powers as a consumer to inform the world of the great or not so great day you had fishing... It's a good way to help your favorite captain build his business through word of mouth advertising. Go to and go to the forum section to vent or support your local captain.

With all the illegal sales agents for Timeshare in the Marina Vallarta Area, the real and serious business are having a hard time with sales on safe boats. Remember, you only need one bad day on an uninsured boat to ruin at the very least you day... lets hope this never becomes an issue, and if it was, tell the world about it!

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Until next week, don't forget to kiss your fish...

Stan Gabruk is the owner of Master Baiters Sportfishing and Tackle in Marina Vallarta. He came to Puerto Vallarta for a brief, three-week vacation and never left. You can find Stan at his Master Baiters Sportfishing shop in Marina Vallarta, located on the boardwalk down from the lighthouse next to Tikul Restaurant. For more information about fishing in Puerto Vallarta, visit or email Stan at Catchfish(at)

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