Puerto Vallarta fishing Charter review

Puerto Vallarta fishing Charter review by Paul Sojkowski

I had the opportunity to go out on a 12 hour day of fishing with my wife, daughter and father on the”My Marlin,” skippered by Steve Torres and crewed by Oscar on 12/29/15. This is the second year going out w Steve and he does not disappoint. Starting with Damon who does a great job in setting up the trip and communicating all neccessary details, I wanted to have the opportunity to catch a marlin as well as dorado. Steve and Oscar did an outstanding job letting us know what to expect and how the day would unfold. We trolled and had an early dorado hookup. Later Steve found floating debris and it was game on with the dorado. We caught five monster dorado (mostly bulls) I missed one. That gave us a total of 6 for the day. Other boats came to us after seeing our hookups. They weren’t catching anything upon arriving; we had the right bait. The best was yet to come. After about 15 minutes of beginning to troll again, the marlin hit. With superior boat control by Steve, I was able to boat my first blue marlin after a 1/2 hour fight, weighing in at approximately 300 lbs. Right after it was over, Steve said, “Let’s get another one.” That’s confidence. My family and I vacation in PV every Christmas and I would never consider another boat or captain.

Puerto Vallarta fishing charter video with My Marlin Sportfishing  see what you have to look forward Deep Sea fishing in Puerto Vallarta.

Puerto Vallarta fishing charter review

Puerto Vallarta fishing Charter review aboard the My Marlin

Determined. This is how I would describe Captain Steve and mate Jose on the fishing vessel “My Marlin”. Their pricing is fair, if not lower than what you get back in the states, they use quality equipment, and they are goal oriented. I am not a professional angler or commercial fisherman. However, I have fished most of my life recreationally and understand it is called fishing and not catching. From the beginning, I told Damon that I wanted to book a 12 to 14 hour trip to try an land a marlin. Upon boarding the boat, Captain Steve and Jose greeted me with excitement and optimism. Captain Steve stated it was going to be a late bite with the full moon the night before. On the way out we discussed his strategy for the day. We would start trolling once we cleared the bay, try and catch bait at the high rock and then proceed to the bank. Upon getting in the area of the high rock, we immediately had a sailfish bite. The fish played with the bait and never took. The guys decided to concentrate on the bait for the marlin and shortly after we boated a nice skipjack and yellow fin tuna. Captain Steve went crazy!!! He kept yelling “WE ARE GOING TO CATCH A BIG FISH WITH THE BIG BAIT!!!”. While trolling a smaller live bait on top water, a big sailfish hit and we boated shortly afterwards. During the sailfish bite, our yellow fin tuna bait died but Steve changed the position of the skipjack and we were back at it again. Captain Steve said we would stay as late as it took to get a bite. Personally knowing how hard he and Jose had worked, if we did not catch another fish, I would have been satisfied with a beautiful day on the ocean with a nice sailfish catch. At 3:15PM it looked as though the sailfish was going to be the fish of the day. Then it happened!!!! When the marlin hit, the boat went into a controlled fire drill. While I had the marlin on rod, Captain Steve yelled instructions and Jose cleared the cockpit area. A little over 2 hours later, the black marlin lay on the deck of the boat. Hi fives and hugs were given out repeatedly. Captain Steve’s hard work had paid off and my goal of catching a BIG BLACK MARLIN had been accomplished. If it had not been for the hard work and dedication of the captain and crew, this event would not have been achieved. If you want a relaxing fishing trip, quality equipment, and a first class captain and crew, book with the guys of PV Sportfishing. When returning to PV Mexico, these guys will be getting another call!!!!!!!!

My Marlin fishing Charter 500 lb Black Marlin

My Marlin Team and angler Sean Remion

500 + lb Black Marlin Puerto Vallarta fishing report November 2015

Captain Steve Torres and Team My Marlin caught a 500 + lb Black Marlin on 11/25/2015 outside of el banco 1 of the top offshore Puerto Vallarta fishing spots angler Sean Remion with the My Marlin fishing Charter.

November 12-15 Puerto Vallarta held its 60 Anniversary Marlin and Sailfish tournament We had great time this year congrats to team Snookmafia winning 1st place with a 455 lb blue Marlin enjoy the video

Puerto Vallarta fishing report October 2015

Puerto Vallarta fishing report October 2015 Marlin, Yellowfin tuna, Sailfish, and Dorado.

It has been a great month of fishing everything is out there Black Marlin, Blue Marlin,

Yellowfin Tuna 150 lbs with Mark Tayler

Yellowfin Tuna 150 lbs with Mark Tayler

Yellowfin Tuna, Sailfish and Dorado. the 1st couple week of the month the hot spot was a little north of la Corbetena about 40 miles offshore it was a daily Billfish hgot spot producing Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, and Sailfish.   The Yellowfin Tuna bite has picked up about 15 miles past El banco past el banco averaging 80 – 150 lbs. Angler Mark Taylor caught one of the biggest tuna’s of the month aboard the My Marlin as seen in photo the tuna was caught outside of el banco on 10/14/15 on a overnight fishing Charter with captain Steve Torres.

Puerto Vallarta fishing report September 2015 Sailfish, Marlin, Roosterfish,

Puerto Vallarta fishing report September 2015 Sailfish, Marlin, Roosterfish.

Roosterfish

Roosterfish

The fishing really has heated up this last week we have been catching alot of Sailfish and Roosterfish at el moro. Corbetena and the el banco have been producing Marlin between 100-350 lbs also Sailfish, Dorado, and Gouper. The Marlin have been biting lures or live Skip jacks slow speed trolling  as Sailfish has been the same technique the Sailfish have also been biting live goggle eye baits and have been an average size of 60-110 lbs. The Rosterfish I think have been the biggest story this last week averaging 20-40 lbs Roosterfish is one of the most sought after Game fish in the wold especially big ones like these. It is all great signs for the big season coming this October and November the fishing is red hot and the fish are just going to get bigger in the upcoming months.

Puerto Vallarta fishing Charters

Puerto Vallarta fishing Charters questions and answers

puerto vallarta yellowfin tuna fishing

I get asked alot of the same questions when it comes to our fishing charters so I thought I would make this post  about the most frequently asked questions and hopefully I will not have to answer the same questions evey day. First I will tell you a little about our fishing Charter My Marlin Sportfishing inludes everything you need for fishing. We include live baits, fishing licenses, fishing gear, cooler with ice,  and experienced big game fishing captain and crew.  Our boat the My Marlin brand is Bertram and is equipped for up to 5 anglers.  All of charters have a tournament winning crew that have fished in Puerto Vallarta for over 10 yrs but most have fished in Puerto Vallarta there whole life.

Questions and Answers

What is included in the My Marlin  Puerto Vallarta fishing charter price? 

Charters include cooler with ice, live bait, lures, fishing licenses, all the fishing gear needed, and experienced captain and crew.

Do you have pick ups in Nuevo Vallarta? 

Yes we have free pick up in Nuevo Vallarta.

Are there any port fee’s?

There is a $3  port fee in Marina Vallarta but as of right now it is still free in Nuevo Vallarta July 2015.

Do I need to make a deposit to confirm my Puerto Vallarta fishing reservation?

Yes it is a 50% deposit to confirm you reservation We accept Credit cards, Paypal. or bank of america transfer.

Is the deposit refundable.

No deposits are non refundable unless it is dangerous and the port captain closes the port. If port closes then we can either reschedule or refund your deposit.

When is the best time to catch Marlin in Puerto Vallarta? 

Typically Blue and Black Marlin Season starts in June and runs until the end of November. \then Decemember through April you can normally still catch small Striped Marlins chack out our Puerto Vallarta fishing reports to see whats biting right now in Puerto Vallarta.

Are the Puerto Vallarta fishing Charter prices in Dollars or Pesos? 

All prices are in USD.

Are prices per person or for the whole boat? 

All prices are for private Charters for the whole boat not per person you can have 1 or 5  people in your fishing group and it is still the same price.

Puerto Vallarta fishing report July 2015

It is have been a up and down month of fishing here in Puerto Vallarta.  The Billfish have beenn the most constistent bite We are still seeing alot of Blue Marlin, and Sailfish biting at Corbetena and el banco as well as nice surprise of sharks this last week also biting offshore. inshore has been slow since the storm there is aslot of bonitas and a Jack Crevalle. But the mahi mahi have seemed to dissapear the last couple days but I’m sure that will change soon. The Water is nice and blue and heating up it looks like it is going to be big Summer fishing season in PV.   Congratulations to Philip Mathias who caught the big Marlin in picture below while fishing on the My Marlin with captain Filipe July/18/2015.

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Marlin mymarlin Puerto Vallarta fishing report July

Puerto Vallarta fishing report May 2015

Puerto Vallarta fishing report May 2015 it has been a great month of fishing so far the Billfish continue to bite at El Banco last We caught several Striped Marlins and Sailfish, both averging 60-120 lbs.

The Jack Crevalle are still boiling inshore along with small Red snapper, and Sierra Mackeral alot of action inside the bay right now.

Inshore fishing Jack Crevalle

Offshore 2.5 day Charters Yellowfin tuna are biting averaging 100-250 lbs

Puerto Vallarta fishing report April 2015

Puerto Vallarta fishing report April 2015

Dorado-puerto Vallarta fishing report April 2015-2

Mahi mahi / Dorado

it has been an off and on month for offshore fishing but the inshore fishing inside the bay is still red hot boiling over with Jack Crevalle, Spanish Mackeral, and bonitas nthing to big but alot of action and alot of fun. We caught a few big Dorado at Corbetena as well averaging 30 -60 lbs but this last week of April the Billlfish has slowed down.  conatct us for more info about Puerto Vallarta fishing

Fishing in Puerto Vallarta My Marlin

Jack Crevalle

Puerto Vallarta fishing Report March 2015

Puerto Vallarta fishing report March 2015

Offshore the Billfish and Tuna bit have really picked up this last week 70 + miles offshore the Yellowfin Tuna have been averaging 30-200 lbs with a couple of cow’s as well. The Billfish is bite has consisted of Striped Marlin, Sailfish, and a few Blue Marlin. The Striped Marlin have been biting live bait slow trolling as well as the Sailfish We have also caught a few sailfish casting live bait. inside Banderas bay there has been alot of action fishing off the north cost of Puerto Vallarta the  Jack Crevalle boiling averaging 8-12 on 4 and 6 hr days.

captain Steve Torres
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