fishing in banderas bay

Yesterday was our last day/night in Punta Mita and we wanted to make the most of it. We decided to blow up the air mattress and sleep on the balcony, which turned out to be very cozy and romantic. It worked out well because we needed to wake up at sunrise for our fishing trip.

When we got down to the marina, we were initially a little disappointed with our captain. He was a young guy and he had clearly been partying all night long. The boat and fishing gear weren’t ready yet and he looked like he might puke at any moment. In the end, he turned out to be a pretty good guy, and led us to a fishing victory.

We fished for two hours and we each reeled in two fish – FOUR good sized sierra mackerel in total. Sierra Mackerel are a tasty fish with beautiful yellow/green spots. I caught the biggest one – and he put up a great fight! We also saw a dolphin that was swimming and playing near our boat. All in all, fishing was a lot of fun and well worth the money ($120). It was so beautiful and enjoyable to cruise around the bay in the early hours of the morning with all of the other fishermen. I would do it again in a heartbeat.

camping out on the balcony

Derek fishing

My big fish

The fishermen

Derek and the captain with our catch

Fish fillets


2 Responses to “fishing in banderas bay”

  1. 1 Kara
    March 17, 2008 at 8:49 am

    I’m surprised you two came back from Mexico at all! 😉 I would have stayed forever!

  2. 2 John
    March 17, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    Those are very pretty fish with pretty yellow spots! We’ll have to plan a trip in Alaska for more fishing now that you’re an enthusiast. Sounds like a well deserved wonderful trip and it seems like it went by so fast!

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