Puerto Vallarta Fishing Reviews - Fish Reports and Testimonials (2022)

Why Should I Choose Puerto Vallarta Fishing for My Sportfishing Trip?

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Customer Feedback & Testimonials:

"This wasthe best deep sea fishing I have ever done! We caught 2 huge Mahimahi's and my son caught an 8ft. sailfish! We had so many fish in 3hours, we had to go back because we couldn't take any more. It wasamazing!!" - Mindy from Salt Lake City, Utah

"Our Trip was a 4 hour trip on the 26'Shamrock. Our Captain German our deck hand William, we're Awesome.We caught 2 skip jack and got to see whales right beside us (:Amazing trip!! And too any questions I ever had with the company theresponse time was quick. Where can you fish and whale watch for sucha awesome Deal... Will come back for another awesome fishing trip.Thank you for wonderful Memories!" - Gerald & Tanya fromCalgary, Alberta

"The boats and crews were everything we hoped for. As for ourboat, be sure to thank Miguel, Roberto and Jose for a great time.Though I wish we had found some Dorado or Tuna as well,the Sailfishwere an unexpected surprise... The first one being hooked and landedby8:28 AM...within 20 minutes of beginning to troll. The rest ofthe day proved fruitless for billfish on our boat, after having setsuch high expectations so immediately. However, our boat was hot allmorning long with frequent stops for nice sized Bonito... 20 fishinall for the 6 of us on the 40 footer. I always get seasick, butcaught my full share just the same. My oldest son Steven (the Groomappropriately) was the one to catch that first Sail. The boatswere being competitive with each other and our captain radioed theothercaptain to boast our prompt catch to the disbelief of thegroup on the other boat. The 37 footer ended up with 5anglerson board and started a bit slower and caught less fishthanwe did... BUT... they had what must have been a boat load ofexcitement, even for the mostexperienced of crews. They trolled forclose to two hours without a single stop... then THREE Sailfish hitsimultaneously... five novice anglers were suddenly scrambling topick-up rods, get into fighting chairs and begin to do battle... allwhile the Sails were flying everywhere across the stern. It allhadto have beensome kind ofsight!! All three Sails were landed... andeventually another 7 Bonito for the 37 foot boat's group. The bitefor both boats drew to a close about 11:00 AM as I had expectedseveral weeks ago when looking at the tables. Around 11:30 AM,the 37 footer pulled up along side to see our catch. We showed ourabundance of Bonito and our Sail... then they lifted theirTHREESails!! Bragging done! Plenty of pictures on both boats and a videoof the events on our boat... memories for a lifetime for all onboard... and hoping to repeat them some day!" - Clyde from LongBeach, California

"Fishing on the Piquis is wonderful.George, the captain, and Juan, the deck hand, are both great. knowhow to get the boat on the fish. They make the trip fun. as tothe Piquis, she is beautiful! just like she looks in the pictures.this was our 3rd year fishing Banders Bay on the Piquis. if you wantto have fun catch fish I highly recommend booking on her. we plan tofish her in 2013!!" - Marilyn from Dallas, Oregon

(Video) Puerto Vallarta Fishing Report, July 28th, 2021

"There is nothinglike leaving the dock and seeing the sun rise over beautiful PV. Wehad a great crew with William and John. Not to leave out CaptainJohn. We started catching fish about 30 mins after being on the siteCapt. John had picked for us. After we had caught some Bonitas, Johntook some below and came back with a wonderful treat. Fresh Ceviche.We had some lunch and drinks. After quite awhile we decided to movelocation. The fish were everywhere. The crew jumped into action.Four poles trolling. Two poles casting. Fish darting under the boat.We both sat in our fighting chairs and didn't get up for a hour. Agreat day and a special thanks to Capt. and Crew. We caught a lot offish in 8 hours. Go PV Sportfishing, You wont be sorry!" - Brentand Kori from Seattle, Washington

"We had a perfectday 13 Rooster fish, 5 Mahi-Mahi, 5 skipjack and a Barracuda.Captain John is the best. I have been out with him 4 times and havedone well every time!" - Alan from Salt Lake City, Utah

"This was our first ocean charter and it wasfantastic. We choose the 10 hr trip and it was just right. The crewwas very helpful and very knowledgeable. We caught several fish andwere able to bring some home and has been great. I highly recommendPuerto Vallarta Fishing for your next charter, I know we will! Thankyou!" - Jeremiah from Waggoner, Illinois

"Theboat was fantastico! Captain Miguel and crew showed us a great timecruising around Bandaras Bay sighting a few whales and catching somegreat jack cravelles. They filleted a couple fish for us that wegrilled that night and shared the rest with some of our Mexicanhosts in Paradise Village. I would highly recommend this experienceto any family who want to spend time on the water for whalewatching, fishing or just cruising around. Captain Miguel wasagreeable to all of our requests. Our group wassix adults withthree children ( 2 infants) with the facilities on board being veryamenable for accommodating children for 4-6 hours. - Bill fromGolden, Colorado

"Our primaryfishing guide was a good communicator and took the time to ensurethat the kids were ready for their adventure. The guide ensured thekids were each able to reel in their catch with help. I will fishwith your service in the future. The lunch we purchased providedplenty of variety. Thank you!" - Scott from Tacoma, Washington

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"Therewere 6 (3 males & 3 females) in our party and that was perfect. Ourcrew consisted of John (older), John (younger) and William.They were all very personable and fun. We booked the 6 hour tour andthat was just the right one for us. The guys were excellentspotters and we caught 2 25 lb fish. We had a great time - wouldrecommend this tour to anyone. The price was right, the crew weregreat, the boat had everything we needed and I'd definitely bookwith them again...no problem!" - Dudley from Bayfield, Ontario

"Wewere a bit worried about taking our 10 year old out for a half day,but he could have stayed out for the whole day! Next time we will,it was great! Very friendly!"- Kellie from Regina, Saskatchewan

"Ourfamily booked an airport transport to a private villa in PV. It wasgreat to find our driver waiting for us as promised. He was polite,efficient and very helpful. Definitely would use this serviceagain. We also booked a deep sea fishing excursion. The crew wasfantastic! The boat was very nice and clean!" - Heather fromSherwood Park, Alberta

"Wehad a great time fishing. It would be hard to improve upon theservice and experience that we had but I do have a recommendation.Our guide fixed what was similar to ceviche. It was absolutelywonderful! He did mention that in the future he could pick up somevegetables and prepare a proper ceviche for us, if he had somenotice. This would be a great offering for your customers if youcould ask them if they would like a special dish, or specific kindsof drinks on the boat. We will definitely be back!" -James from Hot Springs, Arkansas

"Our family had a great time on our 6 hourfishing trip. We started catching fish the moment the lines went inthe water. Our biggest catch was a 35 pounder! The crew even madefresh ceviche on the boat with some of the fish we caught. Thebooking process was easy and the boat was just as it was pictured onthe website!" - Kim from Corona, CA

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"I was quite nervous never booking a tour beforeon line but this was a great experience and was handledprofessionally. The boat and crew were great and in less than anhour we were catching fish and all of us caught at least 3 fisheach. The crew was great and even fillet our fish for us. The pointbeing that the boat and crew that was picked by your company wasprofessional and fun. This beat our first fishing trip where wedidn't even get a nibble. I will definitely use your company againwhen we come to PV which is every year and thanks for such amemorable experience for us since it was the highlight of our tripend we have been in PV for the last 10 years!" - Donald fromCoeur d'Alene, Idaho

"This is the 2nd year we have gone fishing on theshared boat. Both times we went on the Piqus with Captain George and Juan deck hand. Both times we had a fabulous time. Theboat is spotless and well appointed. George and Juan are veryknowledgeable and had us on the fish both trips. We took ouryoungest daughter and her boyfriend with us this last time. We planto go again come December 2012 and both our daughters and theirboyfriend and husband plan to go with us. Highly recommend PuertoVallarta Fishing to anyone who is looking to have fun and catch lotsof big fish. Super easy booking the trips which was a big plus!"- Jim & Marilyn from Salem, Oregon

"My wife and I took a 12 hour trip and althoughwe were hesitant about the duration it ended up being quitepleasant. We thoroughly enjoyed the company of the captain and deckhand and caught several fish. It was exciting even though we neverdid land that sailfish we hoped for (out of season)!" - Aaronfrom Lyman, Wyoming

"What anincredible fishing experience we had this past Thursday Nov.13th,the boat the Totoaba was clean, thecaptain (Lalo) was very experienced and his first mate (Pepe) was asgood as it gets. In 10 hours we were able to bring in 2 sailfish125lb# and 2 bullhead mahi- mahi each weighing in around 40 to50lbs. The bottom line is these guys know where to find the fish. Itwas a first rate fishing experience due to the hard work andknowledge of Lalo the captain and Pepe his first mate, two guys thatnever quit. Thank You for the Memories!" - Neal fromHouston, Texas

"Thank you for a wonderful fishing trip and greatmemories! The two Juans and Michael were excellent crew andguides! We caught some great fish, especially the sail fish and thehuge dorado!It is too bad we have no place in our house to displaysuch beautiful fish!" - John & Colin from Sammammish, Washington

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"I am finallyenclosing a copy of theStriped Marlin we caught in January. Mydaughter caught it. We had the best times of our lives! Thecaptain andPepe were absolutely great in helping her bring in thisfish. This wasthe first experience for my daughter and they couldnot have been more helpful andgreat fun to spend the daywith.We do plan on coming back to repeat the trip next January. We diddecide to have the fish mounted and are anxiously awaiting thedelivery. ThankYou!" - Debbie, Lisa and Steve from Monee,Illinois"I thought I'd drop you aline about our fishing trip on Tuesday, 13 November. We were pickedup at the Paradise Village Marina in Nuevo Vallarta at about 7:05 AMby Lolla and Jose' in their well equipped fishing boat. We quicklytraveled to Corbatena for our fishing experience. While on the way,Jose' set the bait and readied the lines. On the previous evening,I had called and verified lunch and ordered sodas, water and beer.In addition, we brought some snacks and extra sodas that wereproperly stowed by Jose'. In case you're wondering, Lolla, thecaptain, spent his time piloting the boat, watching his upper linesand looking for fish. Fishing lines hit the water at 8:30. Thefirst dorado hit at 8:45 and, with the help and guidance of Jose',my 14 year old grandson pulled in his first ever salt water fish.15 minutes later my 12 year old granddaughter pulled in anotherdorado. Then my wife caught another dorado. This one weighed closeto 50 pounds! By 9:30, we had 3 good sized fish! Later in themorning we hooked a sailfish, but the fighter spit out the hookbefore we could set it. Late morning we caught another dorado.Shortly after noon we hooked a 60+ pound dorado and that was landedby my granddaughter. Before we could even get all the lines back inthe water, Bam! another one! Then things got slow in the earlyafternoon when all the fish went for siesta. We were just aboutready to give up when a 120pound sailfish went for an afternoonsnack! Had a great time fighting this one! Jose' lost his clubtrying tostun the fish whenwe finally got it alongside so he usedhis fist to knock it out! Trolled back towards the Marietas islandswith no more luck but what a day! 6 dorado and one sailfish! Ofcourse we'll do it again! Oh, and the box lunches were delicious!"- Thomas from Padukah, Kentucky

"The hospitalitymy girlfriend and I received on our adventure was second to none.The crew took great care of us, were very hospitable, and triedtheir hardest to find us a good catch. This was one of two that ourboat caught that day; the second being larger than this one.Thank-you for an extremely memorable moment!" - Lee and Shandafrom Grande Prairie, Alberta


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3. Puerto Vallarta fishing report May 2020 Marlin Sailfish and tuna / Reporte de Pesca
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