Puerto Vallarta Offers Diverse Experiences for Anglers of all Types; Deep Sea Fishing and Fresh Water Bass Fishing

Puerto Vallarta is one of the loveliest places you can find on the globe; especially for sport fishing!  The greater Riviera Nayarit area is located on Banderas Bay (“also known as the Bay of Flags”), which is one of the largest natural bays on the Pacific Ocean, measuring 40- mile-wide, with an impressive depth of two miles.

This is the real Mexico; complete with cobblestone streets and colonial architecture with year-round beautiful weather, and friendly people with their sunny smiles that match the temperate climate.  Puerto Vallarta combines a well-preserved unique ethnic culture along with the modern amenities of today’s resort facilities, reflected in a variety and inspiring activities and convenient accommodations.   The area is known for its diverse natural environments including beautiful mountains, jungles, sandy beaches, rivers, and lakes that are all ideal for casting one’s hook to catch the biggest lunker!


Angler Paradise

Anglers from around the world come back every year in order to attempt to beat their biggest catch from the prior season.  It is a brilliant place to find a wide range of ocean and fresh water fish; including bass, mahi-mahi, marlin, tuna, Dorado, rooster tail, and red snapper.  Other dominant catches of the area include Amberjack, Pargo, Snook, Jack Crevalle, Snapper, Grouper, Rainbow Runner, Red Snapper, Rooster Fish, Sierra, Spanish mackerel, Triggerfish, and many more.

Agua Milpa is one of the best bass fishing lakes in Mexico

Many people are very aware of the large ocean fish caught in and around Banderas Bay.  But an unknown gem is one of Mexico’s hottest bass fishing lakes known as Agua Milpa, which opened to the public in the fall of 1997.


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Agua Milpa

The expansive 70,000 acre lake is easily reached by paved roads in 3 hours, either heading from Puerto Vallarta or Guadalajara or by air to Tepic, Nayarit then a short 45 minute ride to the lake lodge.  It offers an ideal food source and has an ideal growing temperature for bass,  making it a hot bed  loaded with aggressive largemouth bass, averaging from 2 ½ to 10 pounds.  Bass are abundant!  One angler caught over 50 fish in just 4 hours, with a 6 pounder topping the scales as his largest catch the day.

The area boasts some of the best fishing rigs in Mexico, all equipped with new or nearly new outboards, troll motors and swivel fish. Fishing fanatics from all over the world meet on this lake annually to try their luck in trolling for the biggest catch.  Tournaments and most of the fishing activities are coordinated at the Puerto Vallarta Bass club located at the lake Agua Milpa Lodge.

Fishing activities are monitored and all anglers are required to have a fishing license which can be purchased either for daily use or annual purposes. Catching and releasing has recently become more prevalent, as environmentally conscious anglers become more concerned about protecting and increasing the sport fishing population for future generations. When properly handled and released, fish will continue to repopulate the waters for our continued enjoyment. Whether by sea or lake, come and visit Puerto Vallarta and its surrounding areas if you want to have the best fishing experience of a life time.  To learn more check out MexicoBassFinshing.com 

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About Nicole Rodekuhr

Nicole Rodekuhr: IV Chief Operations Officer Education: Graduated BA (magna cum laude) Pepperdine University with degrees in Marketing/Advertising/Creative Writing. Puerto Vallarta Insider Status: Has lived in PV full time since Feb 2017 & frequently vacationed in PV with family since 1985. Experience: sales, advertising, marketing, and multi-store management in both the advertising and sales depts. for publicly traded companies including Ann Taylor & Bath & Body Works for 25+ years. Expertise: sales, hiring, training, branding, marketing, content and campaign creation, operations management of large multi-location team projects.

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