Pete Vines

Welcome to the June fishing report for Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. This is the most relevant fishing report I have written all year long.

If you want to know why and how, please read on.  The first big change is the weather. June 15th. is when the rainy season starts and lasts until October 15 th. Some folks think the rains are bad. It’s just the opposite. With the rains we receive late in the evenings almost every day have a profound effect on fishing. Often, rains bring pelagic fish and bait into our bay.  I also tell clients that if you find bait movement you will find fish. Some days we will receive heavy rains. The causes a flooding affect for our numerous rivers emptying all kinds of debris into the bay. The sailfish,mah-mahi,and even marlin like to hunt on these trash lines we call them. There will be a distinct line in the water where one side will be dark blue and the other side will be off-colored.  There is no doubt that pelagic fish love to hunt the conditions of the water.  Live bait slowed trolled is one of the best methods.

With heavy rains, it is not uncommon to see huge trees, small islands,and just about anything you can imagine floating in the bay. These serve as excellent places to fish and score some dorados, sailfish, tuna and all kinds of small game right here in the bay.

The offshore fishing action heats up about as hot as the Texas weather in the summer months here in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. There is fantastic fishing in the bay but if you want huge marlin and tuna you will need to venture offshore.

With the rainy season coming and the summer months around the corner, there is only one thing. The big fish will be here for the taking. Just to mention a few of our favorite fishing spots: Morro, El Banco ,and La Corbetena. These honey holes are perfect for fantastic marlin,tuna, mahi-mahi and sailfish. They may be farther away, but they are well worth the ride out to these fishing grounds. Nothing like the feeling of dropping a ten-pound bait off one of our avet 2-speed fishing reels with almost a mile of line on it. Then waiting for the big one to hit first thing in the morning. In the summer, especially in June, there are many ways to fish here.

For marlin,sailfish and mahi-mahi we love to run some of our top water fast-speed lures first. These lures can be run with some natural baits as well. While fast trolling, we often see marlin, dorados, or sailfish come into our spread and look at all the baits, but not one.  This is a good time to deploy live baits. The three rules of deep-sea fishing in Puerto Vallarta are



  • Live bait



  • Live bait



  • Our fallback method well you guessed it live bait



Every summer, I receive a thousand calls asking about our weather. Our fishing clients will look on Google Weather and think it’s going to rain all day. Puerto Vallarta rarely rains. Mostly in the evenings. In the morning it may look overcast but nine times out of ten it always clears up for an exceptional day of fishing. Before any of our boats leave the dock, I check the weather for all our clients. After 36 years of fishing here and no accidents, our record speaks for itself. If anyone needs to speak with one of our Captains about fishing conditions, weather or what to catch here in June please give us a call. We are the only deep-sea fishing company where you can actually talk to a qualified captain. That fish here every day.

Did you want the latest fishing report? This can be done via email or on our toll-free number 800 430 6048. Our hours are 6 am to 9 pm daily.

There is another way to see the catches from the last few days and that’s Facebook. We try to post current catches here for anglers to see when time permits.

Here are some tips for fishing in Puerto Vallarta in the summer months. Bring plenty of live bait. Make sure your boat has tuna tubes for offshore trips. These are essential for huge tuna and marlin fishing. Make a plan for big fish and work together.  Don’t worry about the e never take you out in dangerous conditions. Think about big marlins and sunny days. Don’t forget a few beers to celebrate the huge catch and all the fun you will have fishing here in Mexico.

If I missed any questions, shoot me an email, call or visit our questions and answers page. Tons of info for fishermen coming to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Money can’t buy happiness but it can buy a fishing trip from us and that's about the same thing.

Fishful thinking

Capt. 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,jiggingd,pictch baits
Water Depth: 300 plus
Water Temperature: 78 deg
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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