Puerto Vallarta Fishing: Spring has Sprung!

El Niño has given us all here fishing in Puerto Vallarta a real gift. We've seen Dorado into late April, we're still seeing Striped Marlin, and up until just a few days ago, we've had great Yellowfin Tuna action.  Water temperatures have remained relatively high throughout the entire winter fishing season as we...

Take a Shot Fishing in Vallarta

After many weeks into the winter season fishing in Puerto Vallarta, we're still seeing plentiful amounts of summer species - if you're in the right place at the right time. El Niño this year has really messed around with our seasonal fishing calendar. Species you would never expect to be...

Rollercoaster Fishing in Puerto Vallarta

Every year around this time, we see the beginning of the spring rollercoaster when it comes to fishing in Puerto Vallarta. This year, we're seeing fluctuating water temperatures and clashing currents. Oddly enough, the El Niño conditions just complicate things with summer species in the middle of winter. Now,...

80 Pound Yellowfin Tuna and Breeding Season

Puerto Vallarta's extended fishing season continues, as we are still boating 60- to 80-lb Yellowfin Tuna all over the El Banco area. That's great news, but the simple fact is that Puerto Vallarta fishing goes through the seasons just like all the other fish locations worldwide. We've been fortunate...

Roll the Dice Fishing in Puerto Vallarta

You know, we’ve been in this El Niño rollercoaster for many months now. Which, by the way, followed a La Niña stretch of about two years. To say that the present current situations, water temperatures, and species specifics are confusing would be an understatement. To be boating (catching) schooling...

Tuna and Sailfish, El Niño Surprise

As we enter March, we're still seeing summer season species in cold water. This is the sort of thing that happens in an El Niño year. Naturally, if you're looking at the calendar, you'd be saying, 'This shouldn't be happening.' But strangely enough, it is happening, and we're not...

Surprisingly, Great Puerto Vallarta Fishing Continues

Every week now, I seem to be the biggest pessimist in the area. I keep thinking the fishing is going to turn and I'm sending people out 'hoping' they catch fish. Then my crews send me pictures, and I turn into an optimist. So, I give up; the fishing...

Late Season Dorado and Striped Marlin

It seems like we've been in the 'endless summer' as summer species like Dorado, Sailfish, Striped Marlin, and Yellowfin Tuna are still hanging around. Right now, the fishing in Puerto Vallarta is surprisingly great! The farther out you go, the better your chances to boat that fantasy fish in...

Dorado Everywhere, Summer Species Linger

We are heading into late January, and you'd almost think it was late November fishing. With water temperatures hovering at 73 degrees, the 'clean green' water suddenly returns.  Clean green water usually isn't a Dorado's best friend, but if there's bait in the water, minor things like water temperatures are...

Striped Marlin, Cooling Water, and Summer Species Continue Hanging Out

Normally, when I write my weekly fishing reports, I'm careful not to be too optimistic. This past week was much better than my 'pessimistic' outlook. I was expecting the warm water species to move out as we see winter species moving in. What is actually happening is the winter species...

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