Hooked Sport Fishing

Member since May 2016

Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico

Background
At Hooked sport fishing we take pride in our charters. Capitan Ivan was born and raised in Puerto Vallarta and has spent his whole life fishing the area. He is a third generation fisherman with 18 years experience fishing professionally. Matched up with his Marinero Pepe they are a highly experienced team with over 35 years of total experience. They are both bilingual and their goal is to give you the best fishing experience possible.
Techniques
My passion is Kite fishing for Tuna. I also enjoy using live bait for Marlin, Jigging for Red Snappers and Trolling for Sailfish and Mahi Mahi.

Hooked Sport Fishing

Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
Background
At Hooked sport fishing we take pride in our charters. Capitan Ivan was born and raised in Puerto Vallarta and has spent his whole life fishing the area. He is a third generation fisherman with 18 years experience fishing professionally. Matched up with his Marinero Pepe they are a highly experienced team with over 35 years of total experience. They are both bilingual and their goal is to give you the best fishing experience possible.
Techniques
My passion is Kite fishing for Tuna. I also enjoy using live bait for Marlin, Jigging for Red Snappers and Trolling for Sailfish and Mahi Mahi.

Our Charter Listings

 
Nuevo Vallarta
trips from
US$ 290
Puerto Vallarta
trips from
US$ 290

Fishing Reports

Sailfish for his first fish EVER !!

January 02, 2018

We have had some great weather with water conditions being smooth but off color. Our 10 hour trip a few days ago was the families first fishing experience and it will be one remembered by all of us forever.… Read Full Report →


First fish ,is a fish of a lifetime

January 02, 2018

We have had some great weather with water conditions being smooth but off color. Our 10 hour trip a few days ago was the families first fishing experience and it will be one remembered by all of us forever.… Read Full Report →


Dorado bite still good

November 15, 2017

We had a 6 hour run yesterday with a customer who was hoping for a Dorado. Captain Ivan found the spot and we boated a decent male who gave a good fight on the medium gear. Running offshore tomorrow… Read Full Report →


Offshore bite is happening now.

November 05, 2017

We had 2 offshore trips in the last week. Both produced some nice fish. We had a decent sailfish plus 2 Dorado on the first trip. Very happy customers who had never caught a billfish, unfortunately the fish swallowed… Read Full Report →


Marlin on the bite

August 23, 2017

Full day trip off Punta Mita paid off with a 225 lbs Blue Marlin that came off a live slow trolled Bonita. Captian Ivan tried to revive it but was bleeding bad as was harvested. Lot of billfish in… Read Full Report →


Doubleheader on the hook

August 21, 2017

Good day today, stopped at 5 toro . Targeted Sierras and put several on ice for customer's dinner and added a small dorado to end the day. Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.64 out of 5 stars from 29 reviews

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Went fishing on Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Awesome day fishing. John did a great job catering to our fishing, with a focus on our youngest fisherman (10 year old). Will definitely hire them again!

Fished December 2017

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Hooked Sport Fishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, December 28, 2017

Thank you so much for allowing us the honor of taking such a wonderful young lady out to sea. You and your family are the reason we do what we do. Making memories is a privilege we cherish . Ivan and I could not ask for better customers than you and your family.
We look forward to seeing you again and please stay in contact with us I have fishing friends around the country and the globe. Plus I would love to hear the young lady went to Seacamp…... I am certain she will love it as much as we love the sea. If we can do anything to make your stay here better please do not hesitate to contact me.
Money is just a widget that keeps one fed while friendships are what life is about. We look forward to putting you on some Pelagics next time.
Thanks again for choosing Hooked PV.


Went fishing on Tuesday, December 26, 2017

We just finished a day with hooked fishing.  John and Ivan are spectacular.  John was great from the beginning.  His communication was great.  He called and talked before we went and confirmed the days before.  He made sure we had the fishing day we wanted.  Ivan has been fishing here his whole life and knew every rock, fish hangout and how to snag them and reel them in.  Ivan makes the best guacamole I’ve ever tasted.  Definitely get lunch from them.  We caught an 8’ sailfish and toro and Bonita!!!  I highly recommend Hooked.

Fished December 2017

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Hooked Sport Fishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, December 27, 2017

We at Hooked PV strive for 5 star customer service with every client. Having a family on board is always our favorite days at sea. To help your son catch a fish of a lifetime as his first fsh ever was more than a treat. It brought more joy to us than anything else. We love the sea and showing people the beauty and bounty she holds.
Today was a day that I know each and every one of us will remember the rest of our lives. To help make that memory is a honor and a privilege. Thank you and your family for giving us the honor of introducing your son’s to the sport we love so much. We have many customers but your family will always be remembered with a big smile.
Ivan and I thank you for your patronage and kind words,we are never going to forget today. Memories are what makes life ,life. We promised you whales and the beauty of the ocean. You got the whole show , spectacular whales and a fish that many a person has tried to catch for a lifetime.
We can’t wait until you return. We will get that tuna the next time. Jon/Hooked PV


Went fishing on Monday, December 18, 2017

Fished December 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Fished November 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, November 17, 2017

Capt. Ivan and his mate were friendly, professional and helpful.  They spent the entire time looking for fish.  In addition to drinks, they brought lunch (extra charge) which was well worth the cost.  The boat is well-equipped for this length of a trip. We caught a 7 foot sail and two dorado which was as good as or better than the other charters we heard from.  Would definitely go with Hooked again.

Fished November 2017

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Hooked Sport Fishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, November 26, 2017

Tom, Thank you so much for choosing HookedPV to make memories for you. We at Hooked want to make every customer happy and strive to give you 5 star service on a safe well maintained fishing machine.
Hope we see you next year. Jon/HookedPV

Went fishing on Sunday, November 5, 2017

Went for sailfish and marlin. Ended up with only one 40” dorado. That’s the way it goes sometimes. The crew worked hard all day and went the extra mile to try and get more fish in the boat. Very nice crews, very clean boat, and an enjoyable trip.

Fished November 2017

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Hooked Sport Fishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, November 6, 2017

Glenn, thank you for choosing HookedPV, sorry we didn’t put you on a billfish . Captain Ivan did everything to make that happen. I know a Dorado isn’t like a Marlin but at least we got you dinner. Thanks again for letting us make memories for you. We will get you that Marlin next time. Jon/HookedPV

Went fishing on Wednesday, November 1, 2017

    Slow day but managed to squeeze out a smaller mahi mahi. Great day on the bay! Good boat and crew!

Fished November 2017

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Hooked Sport Fishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, November 3, 2017

Glad you had a good day with us. Thanks for choosing HookedPv ,hope we can put you on some bigger fish next time you visit.

Went fishing on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The captain and his first mate were excellent, very attentive and informative. Just sad that we could not catch the fish that we wanted. The fish were not biting. Overall the experience was great. Just a little boring when the fish don’t bite.

Fished August 2017

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Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, July 17, 2017

We didn’t catch any fish and still had the greatest time. Captain Ivan tried everything to find fish but nothing was biting for us or anyone else around. Pepe kept us very entertained the whole trip. The food was excellent at the beach front restaurant and the snorkeling was good, a ton of clown and angel fish all around us. We couldn’t have asked for a better day.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, July 7, 2017

Skilled and friendly Captain Ivan’s and First Mate Pepe were awesome and we had ten hits and seven landed fish (30-40 pound Jack Kravelles that were fun to fight) in a short four hour onshore tour.  Highly recommended.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

We had a great day on the water. Started out a little slow this morning, which of course makes the ladies that don’t fish often a little anxious. Cruz said “don’t worry amigos, we have plenty of time”. He was right because once the action started, it was exciting until the ride home. Ivan and Cruz were a first class crew. Very professional, and always made sure we were happy and having fun. I would definitely recommend this boat and crew to any family or small group wanting a day of fishing while on vacation.

Fished July 2017

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Hooked Sport Fishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, July 6, 2017

Thank you Tim for the nice review. Captain Ivan and Cruz is what makes a good boat great. You said you wanted meat for the table, we provided. Enjoy the Ahi and hope you come fish with us again, Jon.

Went fishing on Monday, May 29, 2017

JON AND IVAN WERE MORE THAN HELPFUL WE BOOKED A SNORKLING AND FISHING TRIP A FEW DAYS APART THESE GUYS WERE AMAZING

Fished May 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, May 18, 2017

We were picked up from our hotel and brought to a great day loaded with fish often on the line. The trip was everything we were hoping it would be. If your looking for a quality experience on a quality boat without paying top dollar I would recommend Hooked Sport Fishing NV.

Fished May 2017

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Hooked Sport Fishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, May 19, 2017

Mike, thank you for picking Hooked to be your fishing platform. Captain Ivan and I enjoyed the day watching dad and son compete for the biggest fish of the day. Hope we can get you out again on your next visit. Thanks again for your business, we do all we can to put our customers on fish while in a comfortable and safe boat. Glad you enjoyed your day ,nothing is better than a father/son trip for us.


Went fishing on Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Overall our experience was great. I have chartered numerous fishing trips throughout various locations in Mexico and Pepe was not only the hardest working first mate but he kept us entertained with his stories.  I saw that both Captain Ivan and Pepe worked extremely hard to put us on fish.  The booking experience was also very different than what I have done in the past and was a very nice surprise.  Very proffesional!  Overall; I would highly recommend a charter with Hooked Fishing.

Fished February 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, February 17, 2017

They weren’t biting that day but Ivan and Pepe did their best to make sure we had a great experience. Caught a few small mackerel which Pepe used to whip up some fresh ceviche. We did see some whales.

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Went fishing on Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Good day on the water. Ended up catching ten Jacks which were quite a handful cranking in. Very entertaining first mate. Caught glimpses of whales, dolphins and manta rays. Glad that we went!

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Went fishing on Monday, January 23, 2017

This was an 8 hour high action trip and the only action we had was the rough waves and big swells. The Captian and his mate tried trolling outside the bay most of the day and then we came in to the bay the last hour to try for some smaller fish, but we did not hook one fish.  The equipment was fine and captian and mate were professional we just didn’t catch anything so that is disappointing.

Fished January 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, January 17, 2017

We all had a great time.  I caught a 20 pound mahi mahi and my grandson caught a 120 pound sailfish!  Best day ever.  I would highly recommend Hooked.  Thank you for a wonderful day

Fished January 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, January 5, 2017

We had a great hands on experience fishing and were fortunate enough to catch 5 fish during our 4 hour fishing trip.  We also saw some whales !!!
We are back in Nuevo next year and will look forward to our next fishing trip with Hooked Sport Fishing!!!!! Gracias

Fished January 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, January 4, 2017

We took our boys ages 6, 9, & 13 out for 6 hours which was the perfect amount of time.  Ivan & Pepe were very knowledgeable and friendly.  They made sure we were all having fun.  They worked hard to try to get us the “big one!”  The boys were each able to catch a little fish and we ended even getting a 28lb 38” Jack Crevalle.  We even got some sightseeing in.  We saw dolphins, a whale, manta rays, and a Tortuga. We had a great time and will definitely book with them again the next time we are in Puerto Vallarta.  One thing to know is that when we went in early January 2017 it was pretty chilly in the morning and we never got hot on the boat so you might want to wear a sweatshirt in the morning and possible a light long sleeve shirt.

Fished January 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, November 8, 2016

we went the typical route not far off shore and for an 8 hour trip did not feel like we fished very hard.

Charlie Weeks does not recommend Hooked Sport Fishing NV

Fished November 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, October 26, 2016

We had a great 6-hour trip with Ivan. Didn’t catch any big fish but had fun and enjoyed fresh ceviche on the boat. Would definitely recommend.

Fished October 2016

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Hooked Sport Fishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, November 7, 2016

Thanks for your review Molly. We look forward to seeing you next time you are in Puerto Vallarta.

Went fishing on Sunday, October 9, 2016
Tim Schad does not recommend Hooked Sport Fishing NV

Fished October 2016

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Hooked Sport Fishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, October 27, 2016

Thanks for your review, we hope to see you again soon!

Went fishing on Wednesday, June 1, 2016

All my son wanted to do was go fishing…. The crew, boat, equipment was amazing!!! They catered to all his needs and made sure he had the experience of a lifetime! It was an unforgettable trip thanks to Hooked and now my son feels he is a “professional fishing Angler”. I highly recommend Hooked and will book them everytime I return !!! Thank you

Fished June 2016

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Hooked Sport Fishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, June 5, 2016

We are glad that he had a great time and hope to take you and your little fisherman on another trip someday.


Went fishing on Thursday, November 12, 2015

Had a great trip.  We landed 2 sails and 2 mahi and farmed a couple of other bites.  A good day was had by all.

Fished November 2015

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Hooked Sport Fishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Thank you for your review Charlie and we hope to see you again soon!

Went fishing on Saturday, November 7, 2015

Had a great day fishing with Hooked Sport Fishing PV during the Los Muertos Tournament. The boat was fast, getting our family to the fishing area, and fishing, before the others. Chayan and Carlos were both friendly and professional, with years of experience operating boats and fishing in the area. The boat was comfortable with plenty of seating and shade at the bow and stern and well equipped for deep sea fishing. We caught 1 Mahi Mahi.

Fished November 2015

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Hooked Sport Fishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Thanks for you review Brenda, we hope you can make this years tournament November 5, 2016.

Went fishing on Friday, April 29, 2016

Great Day on the water with a great crew, We caught two Sailfish unfortunately we we unable to release them so we went with the Captain and donated them to a local orphange since we could not possible eat that much fish. It was truely a great experiance.  I would hightly recommend going fishing with these guys!

Fished April 2016

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