Puerto Vallarta fishing February has started off with marlin, sailfish and some mahi mahi action. The water has cooled down a bit but is still sitting around 75 to 80 deg. In most places inshore and offshore. The offshore bite has been great around 5 to 7 miles offshore. The best spots have been where we are finding the right thermoclines along with the blue water the pelagic game fish such as marlin, sailfish and mahi mahi enjoy feeding in. You may ask how do I find these spots to fish in or make sure at least your charter Captain in Puerto Vallarta will know this information. There are several ways to obtain this information. We gather information from all of our boats daily ,our competitors and use one of the online services that we pay a yearly fee to receive this info. We gather the chlorophyll, altimetry, currents and surface tempeture. With this info along with direct contact with all our charter Captains here in Puerto Vallarta we have a good idea where we can catch that next trophy for our clients. It’s no wonder we bring in more trophy fish than the other charter boats each year. If you are looking for a big marlin, sailfish or mahi mahi our company Puerto Vallarta fishing charters can’t be beat for the price and service we offer. Some of the best baits right now are the live goggle eye on the slow troll. The mullet sewn up with a hot lure on top is also producing several fish. The black bart lures are tearing the water up the last couple of weeks along with Joe Yee, marlin magic and Pakula lumo. These are year in and year out the best offshore lures for fishing the Mexican waters here in Puerto Vallarta.
The inshore or bay fishing is maintaining a strong bite up by Punta Mita and Nuevo Vallarta fishing. The best bet has been fishing the incoming tides or out going tides for some Spanish mackerel, bonitas, yellowtail,barracuda and some other game fish. Another good producing fishing spot has been down my mismaloya beach. The water has been just right catch a few snapper on the slow troll with live goggle eye the sizes have ranging from a few lbs. to 10 lbs. Great eating fish and fantastic to catch. Punta negra has also supplying some nice Spanish mackerel up to 5 lbs. These are the very best for ceviche and we try and make this each day for our clients. The recipe for our famous Puerto Vallarta ceviche is on the website as we have had so many requests.
So besides having superb fishing offshore and inshore in several of our favorite fishing spots the marina life in the bay is the best it’s been in 20 years.
Along with catching all kind of fish
Everyone who comes to Puerto Vallarta in February will have the chance to see the humpback whales, spotted bottle nose dolphin, sea turtles and huge manta rays. The show the whales put on each day is a special bonus each day for fishermen and fisherwoman coming and going on all trips out of Puerto Vallarta Mexico. This is the mating season for the whales and manta rays so be ready with you camera for some incredible breaches seen daily.
There is so much more to see and do on the water here a cruise, whale watching or just sight seeing trip is a must in February. To get more info on how to book the right boat for your needs here in Punta Mita, Nuevo Vallarta or Puerto Vallarta fishing call me toll free at 800 4306048 or e mail and I’ll get back with the info I have from my 35 years plus fishing these beautiful waters. Hope to see you out there with you camera or fishing rod doubled over. Hey how about both
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Puerto Vallarta Fishing charters