What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco for the first time?

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Matthew Mestl
Omaha, Nebraska
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Рыбачил с El Amofishingpvmex2 Октябрь 17, 2019
I was told by the deckhand for the best chance at larger species like Mahi, Tuna, Marlin, etc. to book a longer 10 -12 hour trip. 6 hour trips only go 18-20 miles out and the longer trips go 40 miles plus. Was also told that November and December are the best months at larger species around the Bay for shorter trips. I mention this as something to consider if booking, just depends how long you want to fish and dedication to fishing as it relates to the rest of your party. My friend and I only booked the 6 hour because our wives came along and fishing was not their primary focus of this vacation. One item to note: bring cash with you to pay for the balance of the charter in the morning, our friends thought they would be able to use a card to pay and ended up having to go to an ATM to get cash which cut into our primetime early morning fishing. Also, bring food or snacks if your group needs breakfast, the boat will stop at a dockside restaurant if you want it to and our group had some breakfast burritos delivered to the boat. We thought there would be stores and restaurants open by the marina that we could stop at before getting on the boat. I'm not sure what time these businesses open but at 6:30 AM and even after 7:00 AM marina was still a ghost town with nothing open.

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Edmund Violago Iii
Reno, NV
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Рыбачил с Fishing Are Us – Lucky 2 Январь 12, 2020
Puerto Vallarta is a beautiful place, the sea was calm the day we fish but the fishing was slow, We book a 6 hour inshore bay fishing and we caught 4 small skipjack. I don't know if it was just an off-day or the bay is over fish, but nevertheless I guess it's better than getting skunk. If you're gonna fish at PVR I would recommend to book the highest rated guide or maybe go fish out of the bay.

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Iwan Ball
Vancouver, British Columbia
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Рыбачил с High Tides Fishing Апрель 19, 2019
Check recent fishing reports because the seasons are no longer predictable. Maximize your chances by co-inciding your trip with peak season / times. Establishh realistic expectations in advance of the trip. Do a longer trip if possible to get out of the Bay - bigger fish out towards Marietas. Bring your own tackle / gear if possible - the jig I brought out fished the ones used by the crew by 3x

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Bruce Link
Zapopan, Jalisco
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Рыбачил с High Tides Fishing Декабрь 14, 2018
Bring a windbreaker -- its cool before sunrise. Bring a long sleeve top that will be as cool as possible during the heat but also protect you from the sun. One of those bandana type items that covers your neck and ears would be a plus. A hat and sun glasses. Do an 8 hour trip to go farther out and have a chance for more and bigger fish. Find a way to eat at least some fish the night after you fish. If you bag your fish, freeze them and wrap them carefully for a checked bag you can have great fish at home too. Have fun!

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Larry Anderson
Denver, CO
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Рыбачил с Nuevo Vallarta Fishing – Sea Ray Ноябрь 24, 2018
We wanted to target Mahi Mahi first and low and behold we got 3 beautiful Mahi Mahi. Can't get better than that. Thank you so much, Captain Juan & Lalo were great. Smiles all day and high 5's throughout the day. Our boys are already planning the next trip for the Sail or Sword fish. I personaly want to target a large Tuna but as long as we get fish who cares its a wonderful experience. I highly recommend this trip to anyone. The weather was beautiful and I was worried about the weather for the boys getting sea sick no need for that it was awesome. Thank You, Jason, Jake, Jerry & Larry

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Gregory Bonanno
Brea, California
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Рыбачил с Fishing Are Us – Lucky 1 Январь 24, 2018
I would look at the fish report's prior to fishing. We caught a few bonita and a spanish mackerel on a 6 hour charter. The Puerto Vallarta January fish species calendar indicated fishing mahi mahi and sailfish were "best" for offshore. Maybe there was other factors the fish weren't there at the time I was fishing. If I would have know offshore fishing was slow in prior days, I would have tried to do inshore fishing instead.

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Summer Evans
Chicago, Illinois
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Рыбачил с High Tides Fishing Апрель 3, 2019
Pick the right boat. Someone who will work hard to got you to the fish. We've had other experiences where it seemed the captain didn't care if we caught anything and didn't want to waste any gas. And sunscreen, do not underestimate the need for sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat.

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Marcus Self
Tepic, Nayarit
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Рыбачил с Nuevo Vallarta Fishing – Sea Ray Февраль 9, 2019
November and December is Marlin n Tuna Time. It takes at least 4 hours to get out of the Bay into Deep enough water to catch a Marlin or Mahi Mahi. Make sure you book at least 12 hours if you want anything bigger than a Bonita

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Tyler Vanderhorst
Irapuato, GUA
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Рыбачил с Super Panga Tres Estrellas Ноябрь 7, 2018
If you're expecting a high chance of catching fish and that is the prime season as everyone will have to you, don't buy it. Nothing is guaranteed in fishing and your chances are still as good as gambling!

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Rusty Smith
Paso Robles, CA
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Рыбачил с High Tides Fishing Август 6, 2018
we were a little hesitant to leave our grandson with strangers but after meeting them at the marina, it was no problem -he felt he had gone out with friends, not a paid crew and enjoyed it immensely - he had a great time and got lots of personal attention

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Nick Boeth
Belton, MO
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Рыбачил с High Tides Fishing Август 21, 2018
Time of year means a lot in the species you can target. Make sure to do research, only booking your trip after you know what species you want to go after. As far as the smaller species like Jack's they are very close to the marina and also a lot of fun to go after if the big fish aren't in the area.

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Kyle Hoss
Riverside, California
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Рыбачил с High Tides Fishing Май 7, 2018
Dont bring lures in your carryon bags lol!!! Other than that dont be hard headed ive been fishing all over the world and so have these two and the different tactics and skills really showed listen to them. I went out for sailfish and marlin but am glad i let them take us back inshore for some good action.

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Christopher Heikka
Wixom, MI
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Рыбачил с Fishing Are Us – Lucky 1 Март 29, 2018
Learn a little about HOW to fish properly for the ocean / style of fishing. Get specific information / prepare for what roles each person will play and also what they layout of the day will be. BRING Dramamine or the like.

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Alexis Phillips
Red Deer, Alberta
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Рыбачил с Fishing Are Us – Lucky 1 Январь 15, 2018
It was more a boat ride where we seen whales and dolphins and we only caught very small fish. The toilet was disgusting. So tiny and could barely get in. unable to stand up in it and could not close the doors because it hit your knees.

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Darin Stroyek
Edmonton, Alberta
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Рыбачил с Fishing Are Us – Lucky 1 Декабрь 7, 2017
Fishing the first week of December was very slow as we did not catch anything and the other boats out that day were slow as well. The day before a person from our hotel caught a nice Sailfish. We did see lots of aquatic life in the ocean that day.

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Graham Harrison
Guadalajara, Jalisco
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Рыбачил с Fishing Are Us - Belugas Декабрь 7, 2017
finishingbooker was excellent you will not need to worry about anything just follow the instructions and enjoy we caught 5 jacks the captain and his mate were polite and knew their stuff. my wife and i will most certainly go again as she did not get a chance at landing a fish greedy me will post pictures later thank you for a fantastic day 7/12/17 Graham and Julie Preston England

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John Jee
Kansas City, MO
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Рыбачил с Pesca Con Dongato Февраль 16, 2020
Last year I fished the bay and got skunked. It is definitely worth the extra time and money to fish the blue water.

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John Fend
Nuevo Vallarta, NAY
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Рыбачил с Mac Fishing - Cajon de Peña Февраль 4, 2020
Do your homework, leave a nice tip and have a great time. Many local restaurants will cook your catch too!

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Michael Zuralow
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
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Рыбачил с PV Hook Up - GuanaTuna PV Ноябрь 4, 2019
Pangas are great for 2 on in-shore, close-in fishing. If you're after bigger game fish, charter a bigger, faster (yes more expensive) boat.

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Brad Catten
Houston, Texas
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Рыбачил с Vallarta Fishing Machine - Seawolf Март 9, 2020
Don't get disappointed if it's slow. Seen enough whales to make it worth while.

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Daniel Salinas
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
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Рыбачил с High Tides Fishing Июнь 17, 2019
If you're planning on fishing around the Marietas area, they're closed on Monday from any type of tourism.

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Scott Phipps
Querétaro City, QUE
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Рыбачил с Little By Little PV Май 4, 2019
Not sure about any of the other charters I've only used little by little chater and was the best fishing experience I have had fishing abroad.

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Craig Hess
Tyler, MN
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Рыбачил с Hooked Sport Fishing PV Апрель 16, 2019
Call your captain and talk with them to make sure you explain your situation and they can cater your trip to what you want.

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Joanne Wachowicz
Querétaro City, QUE
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Рыбачил с Valeria’s Sportfishing Tours Март 14, 2019
Divide the cost with a larger group so you can fish with a well known fishing company. We went on our own, payed less, but weren't as satisfied.

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Juan Sergio Carreon Toledo
Zapopan, JAL
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Рыбачил с Mike’s Charters Shared Fishing – PV Март 18, 2019
Look up the reviews before booking and make sure the crew honor their time on the water and is making a legitimate effort on putting you on the bite

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Stephen Greenberg
Guadalajara, JAL
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Рыбачил с Fishing Are Us – Lucky 1 Март 12, 2019
Go in October or November. That's their best time of year. No question. For me, I just came in March because I threw together a last minute vacation.

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Dale Johnson
Riverton, UT
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Рыбачил с Nuevo Vallarta Fishing – Sea Ray Февраль 27, 2019
I wasn't sure what to expect, but hoped we would have a chance for tuna. It seems like we targeted the Bonita fish. Maybe thats what you get for a 3/4 day trip and this particular boat.

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Raj Taneja
Los Altos, CA
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Рыбачил с Super Panga Tres Estrellas Декабрь 26, 2018
We did not catch any fish and based on radio communication other boats were also not able to catch anything,

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Richard Baker
Petaluma, CA
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Рыбачил с Super Panga Tres Estrellas Декабрь 10, 2018
Where lots of sunscreen and drink lots of water. If there's any chance you might be prone to seasickness take Dramamine before the trip.

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Glynn Sixsmith Hookings
Tuxtla Gutiérrez, CHP
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Рыбачил с High Tides Fishing Октябрь 8, 2018
This month should be start of marlin, sailfish etc. But not this year, some unusual weather patterns and the sea not yet cooled down meant fishing was hard work, with no sign of either.