Puerto Vallarta Fishing

Puerto Vallarta fishing is one of the most alluring activities available in this resort destination on Mexico’s pristine Pacific coast. The Banderas Bay fishing tradition goes back a very long time. In fact, long before Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor brought international attention to Puerto Vallarta with a torrid love affair during the filming of The Night of the Iguana, it was merely a sleepy fishing village on the coast. This is the case for many popular destinations in Mexico including Cabo San Lucas and Acapulco. In a place where you now regularly see an influx of millions of tourists annually, just a few decades ago you would have only seen a few. But Puerto Vallarta has maintained is strong tradition of fishing, and second only to tourism, this remains the top industry.

Puerto Vallarta Fishing Season Chart
Puerto Vallarta Fishing Season Chart

Puerto Vallarta fishing charters are readily available. You can find charter services everywhere on the island from the Marina to the southern tip. Master Baiters is one such company, an established charter group with varying packages for a variety of different skill levels. The trouble is not finding a provider but identifying the one with whom you are the most comfortable. The best boat charter services provide quality vessels, experienced and bilingual captains and crews, should always fillet whatever you catch, and provide meals and beverages depending on the duration of your fishing excursion. When you decide with whom you will charter your deep sea fishing in Puerto Vallarta, it will just be a matter of deciding where you want to go and for how long. Puerto Vallarta fishing opens up a range of opportunities for you to experience a variety of locales where you will gain access to some of the best sport fishing in the North Pacific.You can not spend all of your time on the beaches or at the Malecon so it is nice to head out to the high sea for some amazing sport fishing.

Banderas Bay fishing is the place for massive tuna, wahoo, sailfish, marlin, and amberjack. Other sites such as El Faro, El Morro, and The Banks provide the chance to bag some serious trophy fish. You can select four-, six-, or eight-hour charters for your fishing trip or even all-day (12 hours) or overnight excursions. The longer excursions entail several meals, snacks, and plenty of beverages, and tend to be more leisurely trips. These are perfect for heading out beyond the northern tip of where all of the Banderas Bay fishing takes place, to The Banks. The Banks is the most popular and celebrated of all the sites for Puerto Vallarta fishing. This is where many of the most stunning trophy catches are made. People have pulled 1,000 pound marlins from the depths as well as massive sailfish and tuna. It is located 50 miles from Puerto Vallarta so it takes about two hours each way to journey to The Banks. If you want to try your hand at deep sea fishing in Puerto Vallarta at its best, opt for an all-day trip or overnight excursion to the notorious Banks.

Puerto Vallarta Fishing
Puerto Vallarta Fishing

Corbetena is about 30 miles from the northern tip of Puerto Vallarta and is the sight of some of the most consistent fishing around. It is located in deep waters where you can drop heavy lines down to troll for grouper and amberjack or you can see if you can handle a 500 pound marlin on the end of your line. There are so many options when it comes to Puerto Vallarta fishing, as this is one of the sport fishing epicenters of the entire Northern Pacific.

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