Pete Vines

The water has been cooling down ( 75 deg. ) but the fishing has been heating up here in Puerto Vallarta as of the week of November 20 th.  This is one of the best times to be here for sailfish.  Both tournaments were a big success although the November 11-13 sailfish/marlin tournament had fewer boats this year.  I spoke with David of the club the pesca and explained that they need to get the promotion and fishing dates out earlier for next year.  Over the last week the sailfish have been tearing the water up around Lo de Marcos to Sayulita.  Around the islands jacks, Spanish mackerel, snapper, and pargos have been schooling.  Anyone with diamond jigs, sardines or live bait could catch a limit in no time.  Corbentena is still rocking producing marlin,mahi mahi , wahoo and sails.  The tuna action has slowed at banco as there were some tuna boats out there last week, but we found them 5 miles past the corbetena.  Best bet up north for sailfish or outside the bay for tuna,pargos , mahi mahi and Spanish mackerel. 

The best baits have been trolling mullet, diamond jigs, sardines, Google eye lures and live baits for banco.

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Capt. Pete

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Fish Species: sailfish,jacks,mahi mahi,tuna,wahoo,snapper
Bait Used: mullet,goggle eye,bonita
Tackle Used: gold penn 50,30 and 80
Method Used: trolling and pitch baits
Water Depth: n/a
Water Temperature: 75 deg
Wind Direction: varies
Wind Speed: na

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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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