Pete Vines

Springtime in Puerto Vallarta is a fantastic time for anglers as the waters come alive with activity. With rising temperatures in May, June, and July, the bay are a hub for bait fish, attracting both bay and offshore enthusiasts. Let's delve into what the month of May promises for fishing aficionados.

May Fishing in Puerto Vallartamay marlin fishing in Puerto Vallarta

As the water temperature climbs to 78 degrees and above, the bay becomes a haven for various baitfish species such as mullet, goggle-eye, ballyhoo, and shad, enticing larger game fish for both bay and offshore anglers. To optimize your Puerto Vallarta fishing experience, ensure your tackle is primed for action. Casting anglers will find themselves in their element during this season, with schooling fish presenting ample opportunities for thrilling encounters both in the bay and offshore.

The excitement of baiting lies in the unpredictability of the catch. From the majestic sailfish to the agile yellowtail, the elusive tuna to the vibrant mahi-mahi, and the spirited roosterfish, May offers a diverse array of pelagic species. Whether rigging up light tackle for bay fishing or keeping larger rods and reels at the ready for big game encounters, the possibilities are endless.

Trolling and jigging add an extra layer of enjoyment to bay fishing, while the bay area beckons with its fantastic bottom fishing prospects, courtesy of a nearby river that teems with bottom-dwelling species. While bottom fishing isn't as common due to the allure of big game trolling, we're always eager to accommodate preferences with prior notice.

may fishing in Puerto Vallarta

Wondering how we consistently find the fish? It's all about communication and observation. By liaising with fellow captains and staying attuned to weather patterns, water temperature, thermocline breaks, and water clarity, we ensure our clients the best service in Puerto Vallarta. Tidal activity also plays a pivotal role in determining fish behavior, making it a crucial factor to consider for a successful outing.

Navigating through the spring months may occasionally entail encountering off-color water conditions, a result of the interplay between warm and cool waters in the bay. In such instances, a strategic shift in fishing location can often reinvigorate the expedition, ensuring a fruitful day on the water despite temporary setbacks.

For those unsure about which species to target or which boat best suits their needs, our seasoned pros are just a toll-free call away. 800 430 6048 Prioritize pre-trip inquiries to maximize your chances of a memorable fishing excursion.

With our commitment to leveraging every available tactic, from monitoring water temperature and sonar readings to analyzing the previous day's fishing reports, we guarantee our clients a rewarding day with exciting catches.

Remember, happiness may be priceless, but a fishing trip with us in Puerto Vallarta offers an equally enriching experience. Reach out to us today to secure your spot to fish here in beautiful Puerto Vallarta.

Wishing you tight lines,

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: 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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