Pete Vines

March Madness Puerto Vallarta Fishing

March has started off with a BANG. The weather has been perfect sunny skies 80 deg.

light winds with the water temp up to 72 deg and moving up. The bay fishing has been

great. Lot of jack carvalles ,tunas and snapper. On some days we caught the jacks schooling

over by Yelapa and could not keep them off the line. We tried to run some skip baits, well

more jacks, ran some wahoo lures, more jacks. We were hooking 5 at a time. Lot of action.

There were some blue sharks mixed in with the jacks a few days. Lot of fun to catch.

The offshore has been good but not great unless you are willing to spend a lot of money on

fuel and time. The tuna have been going off like crazy at Marias Islands. Good friend caught

5 huge ones 200 plus and 30 med ones in the same day. These are 2 day trips as the run out there is

a 70 mile run but can pay off big. Lot of stripped marlin mixed in with these tuna. When the tuna

were schooling they would hit just about anything. Yo zuri lures working good on the troll.

The best bet has been out by the Marietas islands which can be done in 8 hrs trip. There has been

huge roosterfish, snapper,pargos,spanish mackerel,bonita,sailfish and mahi mahi when the water has

been clear. The roosterfish has been eating the rapalas up along with cookies we catch while trolling

for the spanish mackerel. The cookies are bigger than google eye and the roosterfish love them. The

snapper have been taking live bait and rapalas as well. Diamond jigs have been working as well.

The fishing is holding strong and will only continue to get better are the water temp keeps going up.

For more info on fishing here in Puerto Vallarta Mexico I can be reached toll free 1 877 3012058

or just go to my web site

Tight Lines

Capt Peter Vines

ps along with the great fishing we have been having the whales , huge manta rays and dolphin are still here in the bay

Fish Species: roosterfish,snapper,bonita,mahi mahi,sailfish
Bait Used: goggle eye,live, lures
Tackle Used: gold penn
Method Used: trolling,kite,jigging,pitch baits
Water Depth: na
Water Temperature: 74
Wind Direction: na
Wind Speed: na

my dog driving boat
my dog driving boat

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Pete Vines

About The Author: Captain Pete Vines

Company: Puerto Vallarta Fishing

Area Reporting: Puerto Vallarta Mexico

Bio: Been here in Puerto Vallarta offering my charter services for over 35 years at great prices, we have fishing,sailing,snorkeling and whale watching at discount prices.

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