Pete Vines

Nuevo Vallarta fishing is located in the beautiful Bay of Banderas. There are several miles of incredible coastline with hotels, shops five-star restaurants, and a  perfect fishing destination. Nuevo Vallarta is one of the very most popular vacation spots in all of Mexico. With all the rivers that run into the bay, it creates currents that continually push freshwater heavily loaded with all kinds of nutrients. This brings in the tiny fish which attract larger fish which in turn attract huge Marlin, tuna, mahi-mahi, roosterfish, snapper, and sailfish. Here is the fishing report for Nuevo Vallarta for the month of October. I'm also going to include some of the best times to fish our popular fishing spots that are great all year round. Let's take a look at some of the best fishing methods and spots in the surrounding areas for offshore and the bay fisherman alike.


Nuevo Vallarta Bay inshore fishing


The beautiful Bay of Nuevo Vallarta happens to be one of the largest in the world. It's almost like two fishing trips in one with a bay this big.  Kind of like fishing offshore and inshore all in the same day. There's numerous pelagic fish to be caught in our Bay. Just to mention a few snappers, sailfish, mahi-mahi, yellowtail, skipjack tuna, and every once in a while on Marlin. We also have millions of dolphins and humpback whales, sea turtles, manta rays, that visit us every year in the winter here in the bay. There are more day fishing trips than offshore and the winter.


Deep sea fishing from Nuevo Vallarta.


The offshore fishing we do here in Nuevo Vallarta is very different from a place in the world. Nuevo Vallarta is famous for five of the top 10 places to fish in the world. Banco, El Morro, Maria Islands, and Punta Mita or just a few. The Marlin sailfish, mahi-mahi, and tuna are abundant in the fall months here in Nuevo Vallarta. These exciting fishing trips are usually more than 8 hours and can be up to several days. These kinds of fishing trips can be done by anyone of just about any ages. Just so you know we take out more novice fisherman than pros so it's always a fun experience. You don't have to be an expert to go out and catch a huge Marlin with the help of our expert Crews. Summertime fishing here will have large Marlin and sailfish.  There is always some mahi-mahi to keep the day interesting. Not to worry if you're coming in the winter or summer big good fishing offshore here in Nuevo Vallarta Mexico.


Nuevo Vallarta fishing calendar


The fall fishing season is here and we are all looking back to get out fishing after the covid-19 slowed us down a little bit this summer Mexico is taking extreme car shows for everyone's safety all the large resorts are doing the same as are we at the marina and all the boats. We've course we'll do our very best to ensure your safety and the safety of our cruise on all of our charters. If you're looking for a great vacation this fall and some incredible Fishing in Nuevo Vallarta and as many options to offer.


If you have any questions about fishing conditions boat rates covid-19 regulations or anything else that you shoot me an email or use our toll-free number. I'm an American owner-operator and connect you are short answer questions quickly and right to the point.

Capt. Pete and crews

Fish Species: sailfish,marlin,mahi mahi
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: 80 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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