Fly Fishing.- Consists of using an artificial bait called a fly, made out of animal feathers or hair. This type of fishing is done in shallow clear waters, reaching even one foot deep. Light graphite rods and boats especially modified for shallow waters are used. This kind of fishing can be done in the sea, lakes, lagoons or rivers.
Spinning or Light Tackle.- Done in waters with an average depth of 9 feet. Very resistant graphite or polycarbonate rods are required. Lures and baits tend to be bigger and brighter. Reels contain up to 300 yards of line. This type of fishing can be done in the sea, lakes, lagoon and rivers.
Bottom Fishing.- Bottom fishing is done in deep waters where the boat anchors. An extra weigh is added to the hook so it descends without problems. Lures are usually small fish imitations. A lot of patience is required to catch a good size fish.
Deep Sea Fishing. - In this type of fishing, more equipment is required, including some devices to facilitate the location of the schools of fish, different resistance and flexibility of the rods and, of course, a longer line. Lures are the biggest among all types of fishing and they are displayed on multiple hooks so they look like a school of fish. Sometimes real bait is used instead of lures.
The types of deep sea fishing in Puerto Vallarta include two techniques, one of which is chosen according to the school's location:
-Trolling: consists of keeping the boat at a constant 6 knots speed. Lines are dragged near the surface.
-Bottom Fishing is when the boat stops in deep waters. Hooks are pulled down with downriggers and lead lures make the line drop quickly.