Sport Fishing in Chacala: Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi and More

Chacala is an authentic Mexican town on the Pacific coast of Mexico that is relatively unknown but gaining in recognition among tourists. Although it was originally a small fishing village, it is growing into a popular vacation spot in the Riviera Nayarit for a family vacation or fishing vacation with friends.

Bordered by the deep blue Pacific Ocean, this beach town offers many waters sports and nature activities, including surrounding cultural attractions. But if sport fishing is an activity that appeals to you, Chacala offers some of the best. The 200 mile stretch of coastline along the Riviera Nayarit is recognized for having some of the world’s finest deep sea fishing.

Fishing in the area can be done independently or by informal and formal fishing tours offered by the locals where you can spend a few hours fishing at nearby bays or in deep waters. While you try your hand at fishing for some delicious Mahi Mahi or Yellowfin Tuna, your family may prefer participating in one of the area’s many other attractions and activities.

Sport Fishing in Chacala

Unlike other nature activities that are restricted to certain seasons, such as whale watching, sport fishing for Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, and other fish can be enjoyed year round. Any time you, your family or friends visit Chacala, you can expect to find ideal fishing conditions. If approached, local fisherman will give you boat rides to the Pacific Ocean Shelf just for a good tip and will bring you to the fishing hot spots. Deep sea fishing is not the only type of sport fishing in this area. Fishing along the coral reefs can also be enjoyed.

Types of Fishing Tours

Sport fishing boat tour prices start at about $35 USD per person with a three-person minimum. The tours have no time limit so you can enjoy a half day or full day in the open water trying to catch some incredible fish.

Light tackle fishing tours provide all the gear and bait needed. Again, there is no time limit and the price is about $30 per person with a four-person minimum. Light tackle fishing allows for catching different types of fish than with deep sea fishing, such as Snapper, Corvine or Grouper.

Coral reef fishing along the coral island is similar but less expensive alternative to light tackle fishing. Tours have a time limit of up to six or seven hours but cost only $20 per person with a five-person minimum. After fishing, you can dine in the island’s restaurant and watch a beautiful sunset.

No matter what type of sport fishing you prefer, Chacala has it. In most cases, complete fishing gear is provided so you won’t need to bring extra luggage, but if you prefer to bring your own gear, that’s fine too!

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