Pete Vines

For people love fishing in Nuevo Vallarta in the winter. February is the month here for lovers and for people that love to fish Nuevo Vallarta. With the simple fact, we have hundreds of miles of coastline for fishing and five of the top places in the world to fish. We can obviously see why anglers want to be in Nuevo Vallarta for the month of February.

Just a few of the reasons is we have excellent weather with the water temperature hanging around the mid-70s the ambient water temperature in the mid-70s as well. This is perfect for beachgoers and the folks that love to fish in perfect weather. This produces all kinds of good fishing inside the bay and offshore so let's explore fishing options we have for February.

If you're going to be fishing short amount of time here in Nuevo Vallarta in February the bay fishing is fantastic. Over the last couple of weeks, we have been catching California Bonita, yellowtail, Mahi - Mahi, some sailfish, and even some striped Marlin inside the bay. Some of the best action has been over on the North Shore is known to produce a lot of fish and it's called Palo Verde. This is a good spot almost every day in the winter fishing. There are a few shallow spots there for bottom fishing and excellent for trolling. Often we were able to catch the fish schooling on the surface and having incredible action. On most days trolling along with some Pitch, baits have been sufficient to catch limits the four to six fishing trips. It's also a great opportunity to use some pitch baits and topwater action along this shoreline on the north side of the bay. . The month of February here in Puerto Vallarta is just about perfect for Fishing the shorter trips in the bay. Want to see the latest prices for Nuevo Vallarta fishing?                                                                                                                              

If you're wanting to come down and go for sailfish and Marlin I recommend 8 hours plus trips for offshore fishing. What can you expect in fishing these waters during the month of February ?? First striped Marlin, blue and black marlin, dorados, wahoo, and some tuna. There are some places that we use called the Corbetens and El Banco these are 10 and 12-hour trips. These fishing trips offshore are for going for the Big Tuna, the big marlin, and other pelagic fish. Anglers always ask me what it likes to catch one of these huge fish. Well, just imagine holding on to the back bumper of your car for four hrs and not letting go. You will experience this feeling on our fishing trips. We also have some incredible bottom fishing on our 8 Hour trips like the El Morro and some of the reefs out by Punta Mita one of my favorite places to bottom fish is called the Corbetena changing and produces another huge red snapper we catch this time of the year we're still seeing extraordinary warm waters for this time of the month. The water temperature is hovering around 80 degrees in most places. Where you see these big temperature jumps from 70 to 80 this is where you'll see the thermoclines and tuna feeding. We have been seeing excellent action for the pelagic fish. Check out some of our videos on youtube.  

The one advantage that we have over a lot of these other companies as we fish every day with multiple boats so we have multiple Captains with crews on the water at all the different fishing spots. We also use Terrafin which gives us an exact idea of where the blue water fishing places are, water temps, water clarity, and the thermoclines breaks.
If you're looking for a fantastic place to fish this winter Nuevo Vallarta has a lot to offer incredible hotels five-star restaurants, excellent nightlife, beautiful beaches some of the world's best fishing, and the friendliest in people in the world. Hoping to see everyone out there on the water please give us a call if there's any way that we can help you plan your trip are in beautiful Puerto Vallarta. We have a toll-free number 800-4306048 for people that might have questions before they come down or help them book their perfect vacation.

Captain Pete and crew.

Fish Species: sailfish,marlin,mahi-mahi,tuna
Bait Used: mullet,goggle eye,lures
Tackle Used: avet and gold penn stand up
Method Used: trolloing,kite,jigging,pictch baits
Water Depth: 300 plus
Water Temperature: 76
Wind Direction: na
Wind Speed: 7 knots

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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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