Puerto Vallarta Fly Fishing Charters

Puerto Vallarta Fly Fishing Charters

Best Fly Fishing Charters in Puerto Vallarta

Top Fly Fishing Charters in Puerto Vallarta

Fly Fishing in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta’s year-round heat makes this stunning town the perfect place to unwind whenever you want, with the chance of going fishing an added bonus. Come fly fishing in Puerto Vallarta and see a different side to the resort, as you explore the stunning waters of the Pacific and test your angling skills!

What to Expect

Protected from the open ocean by a horseshoe coastline, Puerto Vallarta lies facing the Bay of Banderas. These calm fishing grounds are the ideal place for beginners to learn to fish, without having to worry about getting seasick.
 
With trips lasting from a couple of hours to six hours on these nearshore adventures, there’s something for everyone. Experienced anglers can get in touch with the captain before to ask if going out for a whole day on the bay is a possibility. Meanwhile, first-timers can learn from the professional, experienced crew aboard a Puerto Vallarta fly fishing charter. 
 
Aboard a traditional fishing vessel such as a “Panga” center console, you’ll get a real taste of Mexican fishing culture. Some trips may take place aboard larger offshore sportfishing boats, with the higher prices a sign of the luxury you’ll experience on board. 

What fish can I catch?

Puerto Vallarta offers more than just beauty and the chance to relax. Its fishing opportunities are legendary all over Latin America, with the Bay of Banderas offering up a whole host of exciting and delicious inshore and nearshore fish. 
 
Fly anglers can get their fill of sportfishing by targeting exotic creatures like Roosterfish, tough-fighting beasts like Snook, and plenty of delicious creatures like Mackerel, Jacks, and more. The more experienced among you may be tempted by a trip a little bit further out, where Mahi Mahi and Wahoo are sure to push your skills to the limit.

When to Go

With temperatures reaching the 90s year-round, there’s never a bad time to come fly fishing in Puerto Vallarta. The warm waters attract plenty of fish no matter when you come, so whether you’re looking for a summer vacation or an escape from the winter blues, you’re in luck. The peak fishing season does, however, kick in in spring, with February through May offering your best chance of landing the widest array of fish in these productive waters. 

How to Prepare

With the tourist industry in full swing, your Puerto Vallarta fly fishing guide will do everything they can to make sure you enjoy your trip. Most captains offer some bottled water to keep you refreshed, while some will even offer a range of drinks. Most will suggest that you bring your own drinks and snacks, so make sure to stock up before coming aboard.
 
As most charters also offer conventional fishing trips, they may not always provide fly fishing gear. Check with your captain before hopping aboard to see whether you need to rent some equipment back at the dock. 
 
And that’s that. You’re all set to go on your next fly fishing adventure. If you’re thinking of a trip to Mexico, then why not take a closer look at Puerto Vallarta to satisfy your fishing needs and much, much more?
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Great time with locals
Katie H. fished with Valeria I on December 29, 2020
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Book a longer trip so you can go out farther. Dress warm in layers if your going early
5 hour trip
Dawn P. fished with Calypso on February 26, 2020
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The seasoned angler may be disappointed with the lack of “hands on” fishing
10 hour trip on Don Gato
John J. fished with Pesca Con Dongato on February 16, 2020
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Last year I fished the bay and got skunked. It is definitely worth the extra time and money to fish the blue water.
6 hour trip with Capt. Sam and Capt. Carlos!!!
Todd And Sondria Giardina fished with Calypso Charters – Calypso II on February 10, 2020
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We had a great day on the water! Everything was perfect!
6 hr Bay trip
Michael Z. fished with PV Hook Up - GuanaTuna PV on November 4, 2019
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Pangas are great for 2 on in-shore, close-in fishing. If you're after bigger game fish, charter a bigger, faster (yes more expensive) boat.
3/4 day on the El Amo
Matthew M. fished with El Amofishingpvmex2 on October 17, 2019
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I was told by the deckhand for the best chance at larger species like Mahi, Tuna, Marlin, etc. to book a longer 10 -12 hour trip. 6 hour trips only go 18-20 miles out and the longer trips go 40 miles plus. Was also told that November and December are the best months at larger species around the Bay for shorter trips. I mention this as something to consider if booking, just depends how long you want to fish and dedication to fishing as it relates to the rest of your party. My friend and I only booked the 6 hour because our wives came along and fishing was not their primary focus of this vacation. One item to note: bring cash with you to pay for the balance of the charter in the morning, our friends thought they would be able to use a card to pay and ended up having to go to an ATM to get cash which cut into our primetime early morning fishing. Also, bring food or snacks if your group needs breakfast, the boat will stop at a dockside restaurant if you want it to and our group had some breakfast burritos delivered to the boat. We thought there would be stores and restaurants open by the marina that we could stop at before getting on the boat. I'm not sure what time these businesses open but at 6:30 AM and even after 7:00 AM marina was still a ghost town with nothing open.
Captain made it a great day
Bob M. fished with High Tides Fishing on June 21, 2019
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Be ready to catch lots of Bonita on a short trip
8hr Father's day trip
Daniel S. fished with High Tides Fishing on June 17, 2019
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If you're planning on fishing around the Marietas area, they're closed on Monday from any type of tourism.

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