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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...

Winter Water Temperatures, Lingering Summer Species, Striped Marlin Increasing

Well, here we are again, looking at the seasonal fishing reversals as winter species are moving in and our summer species of Dorado and Sailfish continue to linger.\ With massive amounts of bait in the water, including the dominant Krill or Whale food, the fishing is still great. We're...

El Banco Comes To Life, Water Temps Cool

Welcome to my first fishing report of the New Year! And how better to start a new year with a new beginning at El Banco, so to speak. Yes, folks, El Banco or The Bank is showing signs of life, and it has a strong heartbeat for the moment....

Cool Water, Tuna Linger, Dorado Thinning; Winter Fishing Strong

The end of the summer fishing season is upon us. But there is still time for those late to the game. Surprisingly, Dorado remains in the bay. Sailfish are still taking bait, Striped Marlin are moving in, and the winter fishing season is coming on strong. Soon, fishing in...

Blue Water, Billfish, Tuna and Dorado are Back

Finally, a report I can 'sink my teeth into.' I'm sure from that statement you understand that the Red Tide problem have finally moved out. And what is happening in Puerto Vallarta's fishing grounds is exciting. Water temperatures are still down, and the winter fishing season is arriving early....

Krill, Red Tide, Spinner Dolphin, Yellowfin Tuna and How to Cope

This time of year is usually the best time to be here in Puerto Vallarta for world-class fishing. This year, however, we're seeing some interesting challenges. As you all know, we are in an El Niño year. Nobody really knows what that means; all we can do is look...

Red Tide, Water Temperatures Drop, Yellowfin Tuna off Corbetena

It's been a real rollercoaster kind of year. If you recall, we moved directly from a La Niña year to an El Niño year. When you go from one extreme to another, something will happen. The entire summer in Puerto Vallarta, even in an El Niño, or warm water...

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