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Saltwater fishing in Puerto Vallarta Mexico is an exciting experience you don't want to miss! Puerto Vallarta has always been one of Mexico's best kept secrets for big-game sportfishing, and Mr Marlin has been providing the finest fishing charters in Puerto Vallarta since 1957.

Mr Marlin's fishing charters are hosted by billfish tournament champion Captain Juan Moll whose record-setting catches of sailfish, mahi-mahi, dorado, marlin, tuna, roosterfish and red snapper are legendary on Mexico's Pacific Coast. Featured on ESPN's Sport Challenge and in several Marlin Magazine articles, Captain Juan Moll and his crew have the experience to offer you an unforgettable day of fishing.

Puerto Vallarta is ideally situated on Banderas Bay, which offers some of the best sportsfishing in the world. The 40-mile-wide bay has depths of up to two miles, and you can choose from a variety of fishing charters within the bay. If you prefer to explore the rich fishing grounds of the Mexican Pacific, offshore angling action includes Pacific sailfish, blue and black marlin, dorado and giant yellowfin tuna. With Mr Marlin you always get the best captain, crew and the all-around fishing experience.

Be sure to check out our trophy Photo Galleries of record setting catches and our Guest Comments, as well as our Frequently Asked Questions section for more information on the hottest bluewater fishing charters on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. Our Fishing Calendar will let you know what's biting when you're here and our Fish Galleries will help you figure out what kind of fish you want to catch. Then use our easy Online Reservations to schedule your saltwater fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta.

Whether you're looking to catch a record Marlin or just want to spend an unforgettable day fishing with your family, Mr Marlin Fishing Charters are the best way to spend your vacation in Puerto Vallarta. Bring home memories of more than just the one that got away... Reel in the big ones with Mr Marlin, the most experienced, professional fishing charter service in Puerto Vallarta Mexico.

We're always happy to help you with Puerto Vallarta information and can help you find ways to make your vacation more enjoyable, so contact us today with your questions and comments. Happy Fishing!

3 Generations of Champions

Captain Juan Moll [age 14] and his father with the biggest tournament-caught sailfish on record in Puerto Vallarta to date.

Juan Moll, better known in Puerto Vallarta as Mr Marlin, has gained notoriety through the international press. Three programs on ESPN's Sports Challenge and several interviews in Marlin Magazine and other fishing publications have made one of the most famous people in Puerto Vallarta a prominent name in sportfishing worldwide.

Puerto Vallarta has become a household word among big-game anglers outpacing Mazatlán to the north, Cozumel on the Yucatán Peninsula, and southern Baja California as the places to go in Mexico for serious billfishing. Mr Marlin's history speaks for itself.

With a sterling reputation as one of the greatest fisherman on the Bay of Banderas, Juan's business is booming. According to Moll, the locals themselves took notice of the marlin only recently. Not surprisingly, Moll was one of those who contributed to the discovery, which perhaps, explains why many of his friends refer to him as "Mr Marlin of Puerto Vallarta."

Marlin are not the only fish in the sea. According to Juan, the type of fish to be found in the waters around the Bay of Banderas varies according to season. August through December is marlin fishing season. Sailfish can be caught from August thru March, and dorado from August thru February. From June to November, yellowfin tuna abound, and from February to April yellowtail are plentiful, making the Bay of Banderas a fisherman's paradise.

Juan's experiences, memories and triumphs over his forty-eight years of sportfishing have left him feeling "full and satisfied." He is proud to be a part of a family that has made an effort to be professional sportfishermen. Moll's father served as Vallarta's first 'Captain of the Port' and holds the record for the largest sailfish ever caught in the Mexican Pacific.

Juan holds the record for the heaviest marlin ever caught in the history of Puerto Vallarta, and has won numerous tournaments over the years. He has participated in fishing tournaments in Kona Hawaii, Cabo San Lucas, Manzanillo and in San Blas. Most recently, in February's Billfish tournament held in Barra de Navidad, Moll's team Penicilinos won first place by bringing in the largest sailfish.

The family tradition continues with Moll's son, Juan Pablo, who at the tender age of eleven won the national championship in Puerto Vallarta's International Fishing Tournament by catching a sailfish weighing 37 kilos. Now twenty-one, Juan Pablo plans to manage his father's business, appropriately named "Mr Marlin" sometime in the near future.

Mr Marlin's services are available in his tackle store-delicatessen located in Marina Vallarta. His fleet of fishing boats includes the 35' Bertrum - Top Gun, the 36' Alures - Barrabas, and the 50' Pacemaker - Mr Marlin. All of the boats are fully outfitted with top-of-the-line equipment and have English-speaking captains. Juan also offers taxidermy service for those who would like a trophy to go along with their memories of a great day of fishing.

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