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Fishing Guide

This section offers useful information & advice on fishing in and around the region, including important facts on current licencing laws and the types and sizes of fish you can and cannot catch.

Fishing Basics

Fishing Rods & Reels
Fishing rods & reelsWhether you are spinning, bait-casting, surf or fly-fishing, there are many types of fishing rods that you should know about.
Lures, Rigs & Tackle
Lures, Rigs & TackleIf your bait isn't natural, it's a lure, and lures have some really great names: poppers, spinners, jigs, blades, plugs and spoons.
Fishing Techniques
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Fishing knotsFishing Knots-How to Tie Them. Learn to tie the best fishing knots in line and in leaders to make sure your fish stays on.

Sportfish Identification

Sportfish Identification

Know your fish. Identification of the sport and game fish species that are most likely to be caught by recreational anglers inside and outside Banderas Bay.

Fishing Tips & Tricks

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ConservationWays to protect our habitat for fish populations and why conservation of our aquatic and other natural resources is important.

Fishing Glossary

Fishing GlossaryLooking for definitions of fishing terms? Here they are!

Find A Fishing Charter

Planning a fishing trip and need to charter a boat or hire a guide for a day or two, this section is for you.

Blackfin 30
35ft Cabo - A Serious Boat For Serious Anglers

Coming Events

52nd San Blas Deep Sea Fishing Tournament
05/30/2012 - 06/3/2012

Riviera Nayarit opens its marlin and swordfish season with the International Fishing Tournament of San Blas. Organized by Nayarit's Sport Fishing Club, the tournament turns 52 this year, and celebrates by offering millions of pesos in prizes, as well as six cars, outboard boat motors, fishing gear and more.

Deep Sea Fishing Tournament at La Cruz
10/10/2012 - 10/14/2012

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle or La Cruz was an old fashioned fishing village until the luxury Marina Riviera Nayarit was opened in 2010. This world class marina has over 340 slips for 31'-400' yachts from all over the world. Sport fishermen from around the world come to this annual fishing tournament.


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