Pete Vines

February is the fantastic month that people love to come to Nuevo Vallarta and all the fishermen that love to fish here. Not only we have some of the friendliest people, romantic beaches, and incredible restaurants Puerto Vallarta boasts one of the top places to fish in February.  Fishing in Nuevo Vallarta can't beat this month.


Why is it so nice in Vallarta in February? Fantastic fishing and some of the nicest people in the world.  The inshore fishing has been in high gear with all kinds of pelagic fish being caught.  Some of the good eating fish are California Bonita, Spanish mackerel, and the tough fighting mahi-mahi.

The fishing techniques have ranged from slow live bait troll to deep diving rapalas and cut bait. All three have kept the rods bent. It has just depended on what the fish were looking for on a given day. 

The water temperatures have been like a toilet seat. Up and down with most places holding around 73 degrees in the bay. Overall the Nuevo Vallarta fishing has been fantastic.  Most of our trips have been from four to six hrs. The most popular boat has been the 28 ft super panga and the 40 ft offshore boats.  

Offshore fishing has been like a light switch. On and off all month long for January and we can expect the same for February.  The major difference is the water temperature is moving up little by little. Each week we get closer to spring fishing.  Then the fishing turns on and just doesn't stop. Everyone enjoys the nonstop action. From inshore to offshore the fishing will be hot.

It's nice to know you will be seeing hook up all day long while enjoying the perfect Nuevo Vallarta weather.  What's wrong with landing huge fish and sucking down a cold Mexican beer is this 72-degree weather with sunny skies.  NOTHING    

It's all good when fishing in Nuevo Vallarta during the winter months.

So if you are looking for a sailfish, roosterfish, Mahi Mahi and marlin come to Puerto Vallarta.  We have just what you need to get rid of the covid 19 blues.

Hope to see you soon here in Nuevo Vallarta Mexico


Capt. Pete and crews

Fish Species: sailfish,marlin,mahi mahi
Bait Used: mullet,lures,jigs, and goggle eye
Tackle Used: Aver 2 speed and gold Penn
Method Used: trolling,kite,jigging,pitch baits
Water Depth: 300 plus
Water Temperature: 75 deg.
Wind Direction: nnw
Wind Speed: west light

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By Captain Pete Vines • 2021-02-05 13:41:02

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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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