Pete Vines


The November fishing report is here.  I want to start off with some fantastic news and tell you about several upcoming fishing tournaments.  The first good news is the weather has changed to almost perfect. This is great news for the fishermen, beachgoers, golfers, and especially the fishing.  The cool waters here in the Bay of Flags bring in all kinds of pelagic fish. The water temperatures will be around 75 degrees until late winter. Actually, the water never gets too cold to jump in and enjoy the beaches. The most sought-after fish loves these water temperatures. The sailfish, marlin, tuna, and mahi-mahi- will be here in abundance. Take a guess what kind of tournaments we will be having in November? It will be the fish I have just listed above. The first one is for Dorados, sailfish, and Marlin. Held every year for over 15 years. There will be around 200 boats in this tournament which we won the last year it was held at Los Muertos beach. The second is the 65, th. international sailfish, marlin, tuna, and mahi-mahi. ( be sure and watch for us in the winner's circle again this year. This tournament is one of the best on the Pacific coast. Held at marina Vallarta with all kinds of restaurants, shops, and other cool places to see along with the weigh-in of all the fish. One of the things we like to do is post on Facebook for fishing updates and folks can take a look at what we are catching day in and day out.


This is the time of the year when the warmer water is moving out and the cooling water is moving in. This brings and some spectacular fishing here and beautiful Puerto Vallarta.  A.K.A. perfect fishing conditions in Puerto Vallarta.

Let me tell you what you can expect to catch during your stay here in Puerto Vallarta Mexico.  There will be some very good bay fishing. These trips are usually four to six hours.  You will have plenty of time to catch some Spanish mackerel, skipjack tuna, snapper, yellowtail, and even mahi-mahi in the Fall months. In October we did limit out many days fishing for dorados here in the bay. Great fishing news for everyone.  These are perfect for families or folks that just want a short trip but still catch plenty of fish.  These bay fishing trips are great for taking fish back to the hotel for dinner or a favorite restraint of your choice.


With all these fishing tournaments going on you know the fishing is going to be good. We try and plan these deep-sea fishing tournaments at the best time of the year. So if you are going to be here in the fall months you’re in luck. The offshore fishing will be producing huge marlin, sailfish, good-eating tuna, wahoo, mahi-mahi, and amberjack just to mention a few.

We offer eight, ten, twelve hrs. and overnight trips for these longer trips.  If you are looking for fishing adventures and want to catch that bucket list fish now is the time to be here. Take a look at John’s bucket list trip advisor review from a few days ago. Huge marlin right here in Puerto Vallarta.

During these peak fishing times, we highly suggest calling ( 800 4306048 ) us to book early.  I know everyone thinks during the holidays most folks are over at Grandmas. Well not anymore! More and more people are spending these holidays right here in sunny Puerto Vallarta. And why not??  Sunny beaches, fantastic restaurants, 5-star hotels, incredible fishing, and most importantly the friendliest people in the world.

Here's what you can expect to catch during the fall in the winter months right here in Mexico. In the fall and winter months, we usually fish outside of the Bay and the deeper water for sailfish, tuna, wahoo mahi-mahi, and marlin. Will be running a lot of different baits along with some Black Bart's lures,Skip baits, and live bait so we catch these pelagic fish right here in beautiful Puerto Vallarta. If you're looking for the Bay fishing and some of the shallow Waters we have all you can handle. We all can catch Spanish mackerel, yellowtail, skipjack tuna, snapper, roosterfish, and some Mahi Mahi.


If you're going to be coming down for the holidays be sure and check with us( ) because everyone loves to come to Puerto Vallarta for the holidays. Thanksgiving in Puerto Vallarta is amazing warm weather sandy beaches and beautiful water. The Christmas time and New Year's is just incredible here we still have warm water being the mid-70s the fishing is hot. There will be a lot of people here so we always ask for folks to please book in advance before coming down. If you're looking for warm weather and hot action Puerto Vallarta is the place to be. Be sure and shoot us an email to see what our availability is and to give us a heads up on how many be in your group and of course what you'd like to fish for.


Tight lines

This is Captain Pete and the crews



Fish Species: sailfish,marlin,mahi mahi,spanish mackerel
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: 82 deg.
Wind Direction: nnw
Wind Speed: west light

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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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