Corbetena and The Marietas Islands are notoriously active for Marlin, Sailfish and Tuna, this place did not disappoint. Twenty to 36 miles West off the coast of Marina Vallarta, Mexico is where the fish are. We set out about 6am and arrived near the Islands by 8am . Before lunch we had caught 2 9ft Sailfish and a 15-20lb Tuna. The boat was a little dated, but the Captain and deckhand were very knowledgeable and very nice. And, did I mention? We caught 2 Sailfish in about 2 hours. We did not encounter any Marlin as they tend to be more near El Banco (The Banks), which is another 15 miles out and another couple more Ben Franklins.
Date: August 28th, 2008
Rig/Gear: Shimano/Penn/Tiagra Reels, Calstar Rods
Boat: 32′ Tournament something
Note(s):Master Baiter’s Sportfishing is relatively expensive, but they have a reputation for “catching”, not just “fishing”. I found it well worth it. “You usually get what you pay for!”
-gone fly fishing,