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Address: Paseo De La Marina 161 L-4, Las Palmas 1 Condos, Local 4 | Marina Vallarta Dock B, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Phone Number:
+52 322 209 1128
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 21:00

Master Baiter´s is the oldest fishing company in Puerto Vallarta and world...

Master Baiter´s is the oldest fishing company in Puerto Vallarta and world renowned for it´s service and fishing history. Master Baiter´s, the company, is a two time WBC Billfishing Series Champion in both 2000 and 2001 nobody else in Marina Vallarta can come close to those credentials. Capt Tory of Guanatuna just this last November won the Tuna Catagory for Yellowfin Tuna, another tournament winner in our fleet! We specialize in World Class fishing targeting Black Marlin, Monster Yellowfin Tuna, Sailfish, Dorado, Rooster Fish, Milk Fish, Cubera Snapper, Wahoo and the list goes on. Owner, Stan Gabruk, is well known for his fishing articles published in local area (Puerto Vallarta) publications and web sites. Stan is also quoted weekly in Western Outdoor News and has a body of articles available on his blog or web site. We also Guarantee your catch with a 30% money back Guarantee if no game fish are caught in trips over eight hours paying full price! Free Master Baiter´s T-shirt with Trip for person with the largest fish! Standing by to Hook-U-Up

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Captain Hector does it again!

Double Sailfish hookup! I have fished with MB's for 4 years running. Stan has always given me the straight dope about what was biting and what wasn't so I could pick the right... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Andrew K
Portland, Oregon

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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Double Sailfish hookup! I have fished with MB's for 4 years running. Stan has always given me the straight dope about what was biting and what wasn't so I could pick the right trip. I always ask for Captain Hector who knows these waters inside and out. Don't miss his wife's famous caught fresh ceviche.

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Anna, Texas, United States
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife was hesitant to go, thinking that we would be put there for hours before we got even one bite. I was able to convince her to go. We left the marina at 830, the previous few days they had people in the fish by 1130 or 12pm, so I figured it was going to be a few hours.... More 

Thank Justin S
1 review
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We had a short fishing trip scheduled in the bay during our cruise stop. The crew met us at the Marina and we were going with wet lines in mere minutes. A couple of Jack Crevalles were landed and our trip was deemed a success. I short time later, Captain Scooby pointed out in the bay and said "see that,... More 

Thank Wayne M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I was recommended by several others to go with Master Baiter's and like many others very impressed by Stan. However the fishing trip itself was not worth it. I had specifically mentioned that I wasnt interested in just heading out to the marieta islands and fish for 10lb fish. The whole point with a trip like this is to go... More 

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Redmond, Oregon
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Prior to ever stepping foot in Stan's shop, he was very up front on what my choices were on fishing early this March. Transitional fishing season was still on, and if I wanted my best odds at catching fish it was to target Jack Crevelle. The other option was to try for other species and hope they came in that... More 

Thank Brewer72
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

This was a 6 hour trip with myself (age 81), and my son and daughter-in-law. Captain and first mate were very helpful as we had ample opportunity to reel in big fish. Everyone was successful several times. Unfortunately fishing had not been really good due to colder than normal water for the type of fish that we would typically catch... More 

Thank Patricia B
Gillette, Wyoming
1 review
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Stan had warned us ahead that at this time of year it would be best to fish for Jack Crevalls. The cooler water had the other fish not biting well. Arrival and timong to start went well. The captain spoke excellant english. The tackle was good and the fish co-operated. I had my wife and sister-in-law with me. We all... More 

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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We asked specifically about live bait and fish finders on board before we signed up and got none of it. Hard to catch anything other than 5 small mackerel's without them on trip out to marietas island and back with just lures. Finally caught one fish just off p.v. complaining about it after doesn't even get you a free hat.

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CrimePays, Owner at Master Baiter's Sportfishing & Tours, responded to this review

Surprising, Every boat gets live bait, every single boat. Even when clients leave the dock long after the bait boat has left, we put bait on the boat and keep the pumps running to keep it alive. No Bait, never heard of this from anyone.... Fish Finder, electronics, we can not find El Banco, twin peaks under the water without... More 

Happy Valley, Oregon
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3 reviews
Reviewed 21 December 2016

The crew of the boat "Oscars" was fine. They were friendly and tried to get us on the fish on a day they were not biting. My issue is that we had heard that fishing for Dorado was slow so when I went into the Master Baiters office, I requesting a trip to fish the reefs and catch Snapper and... More 

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CrimePays, Owner at Master Baiter's Sportfishing & Tours, responded to this review

To begin with, you will never find Sailfish and Marlin in the bay which is what a six hour trip is. Dorado are iffy this year and it was late before they came in. The reason the captain was surprised these people wanted to fish the reef, they were nowhere near a reef and in the bay. So obviously they... More 

Olds, Canada
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

I've fished in Mexico a lot and this was a top notch trip. Captain Chema and his deck hand on the boat Elprofeta were assume they also who spoke English that made it easier to communicate. The boat was well kept and ran perfect. Fishing gear was all quality and tons of effort and experience it was easy to see... More 

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