PUERTO VALLARTA FISHING IS A YEAR-ROUND TREAT FOR ANGLERS OF ALL AGESFishermen know how helpful it is to have a great guide when casting your line in unfamiliar waters. That’s what makes Puerto Vallarta Sportfishing so unique – they know where to catch each fish, as well as what they’re biting… & they always areAnglers everywhere know the Mexican Pacific coast is one of the world’s greatest fishing spots.
Marlin, Tuna, Mahi Mahi – no matter what time of year you throw your line in, the waters are sure to provide. Not only is the sea ideal for a rich variety of species, the weather is perfect for catching them, with 330+ days of nonstop sunshine. Add to all this the jaw-dropping beauty of Banderas Bay, and it’s easy to see why fishing in Puerto Vallarta is an angler’s dreamThere’s Always Something BitingWhile a catch isn’t guaranteed, it’s practically unheard of for anyone on the 4-10-hour guided charters offered by Fintastic Fishing Puerto Vallarta to not come back with at least one great fish. That’s because the expert guides know when it’s best to try for each species, including:• Black Marlin – August-February
• Sailfish – September-February
• Mackerel – February-July
• Wahoo – August-March
• Red Snapper – March-May
• Mahi Mahi (Dorado) – September-April
• Amber Jack – April-June
• Tuna – April-October
• Grouper – June-August
• Blue Marlin – September-December
Where to Find Your Prize FishAs for where you cast a line, that’s up to you. Consider this brief breakdown:
• Banderas Bay – Closest, ideal for families, trolling and bottom fishing.
• Marietas Islands – Excellent 8-hour trip, with possible humpback whale (December-March) & dolphin sightings along the way.
• Corbetena – Considered the best overall fishing, but 1.5 hours each way.As a beginner to offshore fishing, there are several things for you to learn.
It’s a fun sport and something you will likely enjoy for several years to come. When you first start out, there are several tips you should consider. Here are the top five offshore fishing tips for beginners.Get your LicenseIf you want to go fishing with family or by yourself, you will need the right license. Even with some charters, you will need to be licensed in order to go offshore fishing.Follow the Weather and Tide SchedulesWeather can become dangerous, but it can also impact the fishing experience. Before you head out on the water, you want to make sure the weather is favorable and you want to check the tides. The last thing you need is a safety issue due to weather on the oceanKnow the BasicsAs you get into offshore fishing, you’ll learn several advanced strategies. However, as a beginner, you need to start with the basics, such as tying a knot and using the right equipment. Having a rod rigged up with a bucktail ready to go is a great choice. When you have a rod ready with a lure, you’ll be able to cast for any type of fish quickly without taking the time to bait your rig.One of the most important things a beginner can learn is how a bad knot can cost them the trophy fish they have dreamed of catching.
The type of knot you tie will make a huge difference. You cannot allow for slippage and a bad knot tied tightly may be better than a good knot tied loosely.Understand the Types of FishYou want to know about more than just one type of fish when you go offshore fishing. This will help you to purchase the right type of tackle and bait for the fish you will be after. Understanding how the fish travel together and where they tend to go will help you to have more success out on the water.Keep Your Fishing SimpleBeginners to offshore fishing may be tempted to have several rods and rigs in the water at one time. This can lead to extra tangles and it can become confusing. Often, the extra dredges and teasers don’t do much to help with the capture rate, anyway.
Leave using multiple rigs to the experts and start off simple.Offshore fishing takes time to master and you won’t get it right every single time. Learning from other experts and heading out on the water with experiences offshore anglers is a great way to go from beginners to expert faster. Use these tips to get started and make sure you put safety as the number one priority. It’s also a good idea to keep a log of your fishing expeditions including where you go, the weather, the tide, the fish caught and any other information. This can help you build your knowledge and give you something to reference in the future. Good luck!