Puerto Vallarta fishing questions and answers

Puerto Vallarta fishing questions and answers ?

How long of a fishing charter should I reserve to catch Marlin?
Marlin fishing in Puerto Vallarta is normally 36 to 50 miles offshore you will normally need a 10-12 hour fishing charter.

When is the best time of the year to catch Marlin in Puerto Vallarta?
For Blue and Black Marlin the season is mid June to the end of November. For Striped Marlin the Season is normally January through April.

What type of fish can I expect to catch on a 4 or 6 hour fishing charter inside the bay?
Depending on season inside the bay you can catch a variety of smaller species most comely Jack Crevalle, Skip Jacks, Needlefish, Spanish Mackeral, and if your a lucky angler you can sometimes find small Roosterfish, Dorado, and Tuna.

What type of fish can I expect to catch on a 8 hour fishing charter to el moro or Marietas Islands?
Depending on the fishing season you can catch Sailfish, Red Snapper, Dorado, Jack Crevalle,  and Roosterfish.

What type of fish can I expect to catch on a 10 - 12 hour fishing charters offshore to LA Corbetena or el Banco?
Of Course depending on season you can catch Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin, Big Dorado, Wahoo, Cubera Snapper, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna. But most Yellowfin Tuna over a 100 lbs are caught further offshore on overnight fishing charters.

How long of a fishing charter do I need to reserve for Giant Yellowfin Tuna?
Normally the Cow Yellowfin Tuna that Puerto Vallarta fishing is famous for are caught 100 + miles offshore on 2 and half day overnight fishing charters.  Sure there are some caught at el Banco and Corbetena here and there but typically 90 % of the Tuna caught over a 100 lbs we caught out past the Islands on overnight charters. Yellowfin Tuna is one of most sought out game fish in world but catching a cow tuna is no easy task and you want to make sure you get a very experienced captain for the overnight Tuna charters.

How long does it take to reel in a big Yellowfin Tuna?
Depending on the angler and the fish it can take 30 minutes to 3 hours to reel in a big Yellowfin Tuna.

Are there restaurants in the Marina I can have my fish cooked after my charter?
Yes there are alot of restaurants We recommend Victors or el Coleguita.

Can We ship our fish back Home after our fishing charter?
Unfortunately the only way to ship fish at the moment is DHL which is way to expensive. But you can freeze your fish and bring it on the plane every airline differs so please check with your airline beforehand but you can normally bring back around 50 lbs per person.

What is the record for Marlin in Puerto Vallarta?
The official record for Marlin is 709 lbs caught in 2007 by captain Steve Torres

What is the record for Sailfish in Puerto Vallarta?
The official record for Sailfish is 156 lbs caught in 1958 by Captain Antonio Moll Gil

What is the record for Yellowfin Tuna in Puerto Vallarta? 
The Biggest Tuna ever caught in Puerto Vallarta was 432 lbs caught by Captain Danny Osuna

Is there fly fishing charters available in Puerto Vallarta? 
Yes there are guides that provide fly fishing gear and crew See fly fishing charters. there also guides that can take you fly fishing but you must bring your own fly gear see other charters.

What type of fish can catch Fly fishing in Puerto Vallarta? 
Depending on season inshore you can catch Jack Crevalle, Skip Jacks, Needlefish, Spanish Mackeral,  Roosterfish, Dorado, and Tuna.

When is the best time to go fishing for Dorado/ Mahi Mahi in Puerto Vallarta? 
You can normally find Dorado all year around but the best bite is normally during the hotter months July - November.

How long of a fishing charter should I reserve to catch Dorado? 
Sometimes you can find small Dorado inside the bay on 4 and 6 hr charters but normally for good Dorado fishing you want to go to marietas or el moro on a 8 hr fishing charter. You can also catch Dorado further offshore typically the further you go the bigger the fish.

Are Mahi Mahi and Dorado the same fish? 
Yes Dorado and Mahi mahi are the same Dorado is the Spanish name also means the golden fish because when there getting close to the boat they look gold while in the water.

Team My Marlin win Tournament with a 576 lb Marlin

Team My Marlin and PV Sportfishing win Tournament with a 576 lb Marlin

Captain Steve Torres wins 1st place Marlin at the 7th international Marlin and Tuna tournament in Puerto Vallarta Mexico August 2013. We had a great time this last weekend even though no one caught any Tuna or Dorado I think every boat caught a Marlin at El Banco. Day 1 We departed from paradise village at 7am and reached the bank a little after 9am. The team caught live bait and We started trolling the fishing was very slow for us all day just a small Sailfish nibble in the morning but then a little after 3pm We had our first Marlin strike then another and just like that We had a double hook up. But since it was already after 3 pm and We needed to be back at the dock by 6 pm We did not have time to tangle with both so the crew let 1 go and We started Reeling in the bigger Blue 1 hour 10 minutes later the blue Marlin was on the boat and We were racing back hoping to make the 50 + mile ride back before 6pm Well captain Steve did it again and We were back at the dock with 3 minutes to spare. The Marlin weighed in at 576 lbs taking 1st place at this years Annual Marlin and Tuna Tournament.

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