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Hi there everyone, I am heading to Puerto vallarta area soon and was wondering what kind of lures you would all recommend ( and where I can get them cheap) for shore fishing. I have a nice sturdy rod and reel that could catch most medium sized fish. I am hoping to catch some jack crevalle. Any info is appreciates.

I would try bottom fishing with a slip rig and bait, I've always had good luck with that setup everywhere I go. Idk where your staying but I remember there's a shop a little ways out of town in pv it's on the way to the airport. It's sort of a hardware/ food store? A place where local people go to shop they have a good selection of tackle in the back there, I still have a castnet and telescopic rod I got there years ago. You can get everything you need there for dirt cheap. Rent a quad for the day and get as far away from town as you possibly can. Get bait from the local fish market, try a few different types of fish and shellfish is always a good bait. Good luck I hope catch some nice fish

Thanks alot
Zola 25

I used to fish a lot in the med from the rocks. I found that if you used fish that the small fish would pluck the bait off so quickly that you were forever re bating the hook.

I would use a fairly heavy weight at the end of the line and the tie a couple of lines from the main line about a foot long. a size six hook with a long shank. Most rock fish have sharp teeth.

The best bate I ever used was streaky bacon. It will stay on the hook even when the little shits are trying to steel it and the small fish will attract interest from the bigger fish.

Do not strike at the plucks from small fish playing with the bait just wait for the big one to bite. The bottom weight will set the hook and then its up to you to hang on.

Take some bread and a bucket to put some live bate in, which you'll catch on the bread and a small hook. Throw a couple of slices into the water and the bate fish will chase it around. As soon as you see them jump out of the water there will be a predator fish in the swim. Attach the live bate to a 2ft leader from a biggish float with a treble just behind the dorsal fin. no weight! You should get a hit. The live bate needs to be active to entice a strike so change it as soon as it stops swimming.
The best time for barracuda is first light or just as the sun is going down.

Good luck!

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