El Banco and Corbetena Explode, Marlin, Tuna Sails, Dorado, Pick Your Fish Time Again!

Written by: Stan Gabruk owner of Master Baiter's Sportfishing & Tackle

This week we’ve seen an explosion of species at both Corbetena and El Banco. The two locations have come to life with Yellowfin Tuna from 120 to 160 lbs with larger possible. Black and Blue Marlin at both locations are from 400 to 600 lbs, with Striped Marlin (aka Stripers) at just under 200 lbs. Stripers are normally a cooler water species so this is a little unusual. But where there’s bait, there will be fish.

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It’s Fish City at El Banco, Marlin, Sails, Dorado!

Written by: Stan Gabruk owner of Master Baiter's Sportfishing & Tackle

Every year about this time we see Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Dorado, Sailfish and more move in increasing daily in numbers. For the week we’ve seen some welcome changes as El Banco Explodes with many different world-class species. For those looking to catch a world-class trophy “once in a lifetime Bucket list” fish, well now would be a good time to do that. With near perfect conditions, it’s time to raid the “piggy bank”!

 

Fishing Seasons Slow Start, Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna Moving Frustrations

Written by: Stan Gabruk owner of Master Baiter's Sportfishing & Tackle

Last year was what we call a “La Nina” year. Being the opposite of an El Nino where the water is warm, La Nina is when the currents and water temperatures are lower than normal. We’re now into the second year of this, highly unusual, but accurate none the less. With Blue water at the deep water fishing grounds of Corbetena and El Banco is a huge plus. Plenty of bait, perfect water temperatures, and moving fish. We’re finding that were they were yesterday isn’t where they’ll be today. What does this mean, well first off it means you’ll need a full fuel tank on the boat because you could be moving around the area a lot. Listening to the radios can be depressing some days and of course exciting other days.

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Black Marlin Move In, El Banco has a Pulse, Yellowfin Tuna at Tres Marias Islands!

Written by: Stan Gabruk owner of Master Baiter's Sportfishing & Tackle

Once again it's low season for tourism as we move into “High Season” for fishing here in Puerto Vallarta. The summer tourist, people like teachers, have yet to arrive but will soon as July begins the summer tourism season. Because of this there are very few boats heading to the deep water fishing grounds as we wait for more fish to move in. These locations being thirty five and fifty miles out from Marina Vallarta means you’re risking your fuel dollar (at five dollars a gallon and rising daily) with no suggestion of a return on your “fishing” investment. El Banco is a perfect example of this, with nobody and I mean almost nobody heading in this direction it’s hard to get a feel for what’s happening in the area. But it looks like El Banco has a pulse again, let’s hope this continues improving. Maybe we’ll see some Yellowfin Tuna, now that would be nice.

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