So here we go again, transitional season, pull your hair out trying to figure out what we “have” here in Puerto Vallarta’s fishing grounds.
As you should expect with dropping water temperatures in mid-January things can get confusing. Dorado are still in the area, but that’s not saying much. We are still seeing Blue Marlin, but nothing automatic. Sailfish have bugged out, but now Wahoo are starting to make an appearance. I told people all last week to forget about Dorado in the bay and then Wham! Dorado are in the bay. The only thing I can say for sure is Corbetena and El Banco are hardly showing a pulse!
First, Corbetena and El Banco are barely showing a pulse as I just mentioned. Cool water is the primary reason. Those heading this week to Corbetena went to the fallback position of jigging for Cubera Snappers or Amberjacks. Either that or come in closer to shore where your chances of great action are better. Don’t fret, the afternoon bite is good right now. The most positive thing this week was that larger sized Spinner Dolphin have move back into the area and they’re running with 45 lb Yellowfin Tuna. And, believe it or not, larger Jack Crevalls. For every ten fish caught, six will be Tuna, four will be large Jack Crevalles. Striped Marlin are finally moving in, Wahoo are starting to show up in limited numbers and of course there are about three Blue Marlin over 200 lbs per week being boated in this area and that’s the story here. Since we’re moving into the “off season” for summer species, it’s time to think “shorter days” amigos.