Puerto Vallarta fishing Review

There are only three places on the globe which have world class Black Marlin. Australia, Panama, Mexico. PV in October and November is second to none. I’ve made it a annual pilgrimage.
Captain Steve Torres on “My Marlin” would be my first choice. He’s the best live bait “slow troll” Marlin fisherman I’ve ever met.

I just got off a 3.5 day expedition. Fish counts say it all. 1. Black Marlin, 1. Blue Marlin, 1. Pacific Sailfish, 1. Big Bull Dorado, 1. Nice Yellowfin tuna. 25 long eye jacks (at night). I can honestly say it was the best fishing adventure I’ve ever had. I’ve chased those elusive Blacks for 20 years! Captain Torres and crew (top notch & fun) made that dream come true.

Yes there’s bigger, more luxurious charter boats to pick from in PV. I don’t know about you but I’m there to fish, period. If you like to sit inside with air conditioning until a fish is hooked? Then this isn’t your kind of boat or crew. Remember a nice marlin will keep you in the sun for at least a hour or two. It’s better to become “one with the heat”. You’ll suffer less.

I have to mention the food served on the 3.5 day trip. Typical day eating at sea: fresh sashimi, fresh ceviche, pineapple, mangos, numerous veggies I could name, roasted chicken. The crew were excellent cooks. We even went into Punta Mita to unload fish and go out to dinner to celebrate catching a blue & black marlin all in one day. Steve recommended the Blue Shrimp. The captain not only can fish, he can pick great restaurants too.

Would I recommend My Marlin  Sportfishing’s Captain Steve of My Marlin?  Put it this way. As soon as I got within cell range I booked to fish the PV Tournament with Captain Steve and crew next November.

Puerto Vallarta fishing review My Marlin Sportfishing

Puerto Vallarta fishing Charter Review aboard the My Marlin October 2016

Great time on the My Marlin. Captain and first mate were top notch and ended up putting a nice blue on the boat.

review by  Joe Dusek

marlin-fishing-october-2017

September – November are alot of fishermen favorite months to fish in Puerto Vallarta these are the months where everything is biting offshore Blue and Black Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, and Dorado.  You might be lucky enough to even catch all 4 in just one fishing charter 

Puerto Vallarta fishing report April 2016

Puerto Vallarta fishing report April 2016

We have a big month of Yellowfin Tuna fishing this last month the big bite continues about 15 miles past el banco so even though the fishing is hot do not think it will be a easy task. It is still about a 3 hr ride from the Marina so if you after Tuna you need a 14 hour to overnight charter. It seems we are finally in between seasons for Billfish I did not think it was going to slow down since Marlin and Sailfish have been biting consistent all year I guess all good things must come to an end but the big question is when will the Billfish bite start again Normally the Blue and Black Marlin fishing season is mid June to mid December but this last year it has been from June to March with even still a few caught in mid March.

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.