Pete Vines

 As February unfolds in Puerto Vallarta, reflecting on the exciting winter months gone by brings a smile to my face and many clients we have already taken out this year. January was an incredible action with thrilling rod-bending action amidst

Febrauary deep sea fishing in Puerto VallartaFantastic weather, a trend that seamlessly continued into February. The pelagic fish have graciously lingered throughout the winter, with morning temperatures dipping to a cool 63 degrees, only to rise to a perfect 76 in the afternoon. The Pacific Ocean has stayed warmer than normal this season. It amuses me to see locals donning jackets in what I consider mild 63-degree weather during my commute to work. These temperature patterns have persisted over the past few weeks and are expected to continue into February. Let's dive into the recent catches and anticipate what February has in store for fishing enthusiasts in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.marlin fishing in Mexico
This February, we are witnessing unusually warm water at 76 degrees, a condition that has attracted mahi-mahi and sailfish to our area. Our offshore eight-hour fishing charters have been incredibly successful. However, the water cooling slightly has tempered the action for blue and black marlin, compensating with a surge in striped marlin activity. February is an excellent time to be in Puerto Vallarta for fishing and snorkeling, exploring the city, whale watching, and sightseeing. Baitfish such as skipjack tuna, google eye, Spanish mackerel, mahi-mahi, roosterfish, and sailfish are becoming more abundant.
For those planning to fish with us in February, it's advisable to make reservations in advance as we are experiencing high demand during these winter months. Many anglers are eager to escape the snow-shoveling routine and enjoy the perfect weather and exceptional fishing opportunities. This is an ideal time for bay fishing, which has been extraordinary. Some days, we can't keep the California bonitas and Spanish mackerel off the hook. These are a couple of species that are fantastic table fares. The conditions are expected to remain consistent through March, with a slight increase in winds that won't disrupt bay fishing.

deep sea fishing in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
If you're seeking a family-friendly excursion, a 4-6 hour bay fishing trip could be the perfect choice. Check our website for prices and boat options. Offshore fishing will remain consistent until March, when a slight uptick in winds may necessitate a shift in tactics. Live bait and rigged black Bart lures have proven effective, with black Barts on the short corner and Joel Schultz tuna lures for marlin, sailfish, and mahi-mahi.
For those craving fast-paced action, visit the Puerto Vallarta Facebook page. for regular photo updates. Any inquiries before your visit can be directed to or our toll-free number (800 4306048), where our fishing experts stand ready to assist. What sets us apart is our daily fishing experience, allowing us to pinpoint where the fish are biting. Looking forward to seeing everyone on the water.

Tight lines to all
Captain Pete

reminds us that, while money can't buy happiness, booking a fishing trip with us online, comes pretty close.

Fish Species: sailfish,marlin,mahi-mahi,tuna
Bait Used: mullet,goggle eye,lures
Tackle Used: avet and gold penn stand up
Method Used: trolling ,kite, jigging ,pitch baits
Water Depth: 300 plus
Water Temperature: 76
Wind Direction: n/a
Wind Speed: 6 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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