As ever the answer is 'it depends'.
Some of the best in shot fishing can be found west of the national park of the Marietta Islands towards the reef of El Morro. From Punta De Mita you are way closer to these than if you take a boat from NV. There is also some excellent fishing north of PDM through Punta Negra, Litibu and under the cliffs towards Sayulita and all of this is much easier to access from PDM.
The depends bit comes however because I also see plenty of reports of good fish taken in side the bay of banderas which would be equally as accessible from NV and I understand there are some good marks to the south of the bay which NV would be better for. So it really is down to where the fish happen to be. For me I go from PDM as I think there is more variety in terms of options and when the Sierra's are in town you can be on these in 3 minutes after leavin the harbour.
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I will be staying at the Iberostar from 1st March to 7th March and would also like to find a fishing buddy for a couple of inshore trips, not so much for the cost but for the company and the relating of fishy tales etc.
And if you play golf as well that would be a real bonus!!
If you want to fish near Punta De Mita area. I suggest looking at the LaCruz Marina as a good place to depart from. There are quite a few boats that leave from there. LaCruz Marina is northwest of Nuevo and Bucerias. It is just down the highway from Punta De Mita. You can take a boat towards and past Punta De Mita by the Marietta Islands where the Pacific Ocean enters the Bay of Banderas. We have gone on several great sunset sails from LaCruz Marina.
LaCruz Marina is about 20 minute ride from Iberostar Resort. See my other post for fishing information. Looking to going back to Iberostar later this year. You will enjoy the Greg Norman golf course there!
Thanks for the reply.
Plenty of charter operators in PDM itself so I’d save yourself the taxi fare and stay local.
Yup, no idea why you'd want to go to Cruz when there's a perfectly good fleet of pangas running from PdM. Inshore fishing is probably not prime in spring but there should be a few small roosters left, jacks, sierra needlefish and some snapper. The jacks are probably your best bet for a hard fight, and sierra for a decent meal. I'd take a walk down to the fishing collectivo in Mita and ask for Rudy - he'll fix you up with an inshore skipper and is multilingual, so will explain what you need to bring etc.
Latest report on masterbaiters.com.mx suggests water temps are unusually high and there are still a smattering if Dorado, Sailfish and Striped Marlin showing and also that Punta De Mita / El Morro is the place to be so you definitely want a PDM boat as El Morro is tight on PDM’s doorstep. Some Pompano showing as well which would be nice!