Pete Vines

Happy new year and sea and greeting from Puerto Vallarta where the fish are always biting. This last Christmas and December saw some incredible action inshore and offshore. We had rod bendings with sailfish, marlin, mahi-mahi and, much other pelagic fish. This was happening due to the warmer waters hanging around longer than normal.  The water temperatures are still in the high 70’s. Good news for all anglers venturing out for a fun day here in Mexico. Puerto Vallarta has been on fire to put it lightly.  This coming January we are expecting much of the same weather 70 degrees or so and some fabulous fishing inshore and offshore.  Seems like the lady anglers we have been taking out are kicking butt and taking names. Take a look at some of these January catches.  

What can folks expect to catch this January?  With the water temperature abnormally high that we are having and the overabundance of bait inside the bay and offshore we are predicting the same as December. Normally when the water changes we have species of fish that leave and look for warmer water or different baits but this year they have stayed. Seems like when one species of fish leave another comes along and keeps the fishing interesting here in Puerto Vallarta Mexico.

These warm water temps have been producing sailfish out by the islands and offshore in good numbers.  Several of our good Capts. Have been catching double and even triple hookups offshore.  The marlin bite has been steady. The two best sopts are el banco and corebetena.  The same as the years past.  There are the few marlins caught in the bay and along the north shore from time to time.  The Mahi-mahi action has been off the charts. We had one-day last week where the clients had 20 dorados in one day and some marlin action.   Most of the trips this last month of the year were offshore as the bite was so good. I’m sure we will be having much of the same this coming month.                                                                                                           

The inshore action lit up the bay with the arrival of the humpback whales and all kinds of good-eating fish.  What’s not to like about nonstop rod-bending action all day along with catching some fantastic eating fish to take back to the condo. The Spanish mackerel, California Bonita, snapper, and some Mahi-mahi have kept our fishing anglers busy this January.  With the arrival of the new year 2022,  we have some new trips to talk about.  

We have been getting many requests for fishing and whale watching we decided to offer a fishing/whale watching combo trip. This is a 6 hr trip with grantee success on whales and fish.  The whales are here every year from Alaska here from December to March and will have this special trip to offer everyone coming down to beautiful Puerto Vallarta where the friendliest people in the world live.  Please contact us for more info or to make a reservation. toll-free 800 4306048                      

Happy New Year and Merry Fishmas from Puerto Vallarta

Capt. Pete

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: 74
Wind Direction: n/a
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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