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.
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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!!!!!!!!
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.
Captain Steve Torres
500 lb Marlin Jump
My Marlin Team and angler Sean Remion
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 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, 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.
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 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.
Offshore 2.5 day Charters Yellowfin tuna are biting averaging 100-250 lbs
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
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 has been having daily hook ups aboard the My Marlin it has been a great month of fishing in Puerto Vallarta Corbetena and El banco have been red hot with Marlin , Sailfish, Wahoo, and Big Dorado. further out on over night trips 70 miles offshore We have benn catching big Yellowfin Tuna averaging 100-250 lbs. The Marlin have been biting Live bait and also lures trolling in open water offshore outside of Corbetena and el banco and We also had double hook up 14 miles off point of punta de mita last week as well which is pretty much unheard of to catch 2 blue Marlins in February. Further offshore 70 + miles where the Yellowfin Tuna are biting on live skippies and goggle eye bait as well as trolling with live squids. the inshore Puerto Vallarta fishing report is hot as well off the point of punta de mita We have been catching pacifc Jack Crevalle, Smaller Dorado, and Roosterfish, for more info abot fishing in Puerto Vallarta please conatact us My Marlin Sportfishing
The Yellowfin Tuna are still biting offshore about 10 miles past el banco great fishing it is always great fishing when you can find cow Tuna wthout having to do a over night charter you still need a 14 hr day but weill worth it to bring home 1 of these cow’s in a 1 day charter. Sailfish and Dorado have are still abundant in eo[pen waters and La Corbrtena. Sailfish have been biting live baits casting and trolling. Same with the Dorado. fishing off the point has been picking up with alot of Roosterfish, and Jack Crevalle, inside the has been boiling with bonitas and also smaller pacif Jack Crevalle. contact us for more info about fishing in Puerto Vallarta.