El Meño Sportfishing

For Captain Juan Manuel Jimenez Gastelum (you can call him Capt. Manuel), fishing truly is a family tradition – his brothers and cousins are all avid anglers, too! Come aboard El Meño Sportfishing charters for the chance to explore the plentiful fishing grounds of Cabo San Lucas – get ready to hook some saltwater superstars, and join Capt. Manuel’s fishing family!

Capt. Manuel works alongside an experienced crew, all of whom are natives to this area and have over 20 years of fishing experience on these waters – if you’re looking to add some local flair to your family vacation, you’ve come to the right place. Capt. Manuel’s trips offer anglers of all ages and abilities the chance to explore these waters, hook some top-notch species, and fall in love with fishing – what more could you ask for?

You’ll be traveling on board Capt. Manuel’s 28’ Californian Flybridge vessel, named “El Meño” – a nickname for Manuel! Like her namesake, she’s a true fishing machine, and is built to take up to 4 guests to the hottest spots around. She’s decked out with top-of-the-line navigational gear, life jackets for anglers of all ages, a full toilet, and an ice box to store your catch. She’s also equipped with a fighting chair, and outriggers to maximize your fishing potential!

When it comes to the species on offer, Capt. Manuel will take you up to 20 miles offshore for the chance to come face-to-gills with world-famous saltwater species. You’ll be able to battle hard-fighters such as Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, and a variety of mighty Marlin, as well as reeling in Bonito, Spanish Mackerel, and many more, depending on when you choose to visit. Capt. Manuel and his crew will be on hand to guide you through the best techniques to use, including trolling and jigging.

Your trip includes rods, reels, tackle, and bait to tempt your catch. All you need to bring is a valid fishing license. Come aboard El Meño Sportfishing and get ready to become part of this incredible fishing family!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $550
    up to 4 persons
    Spend the whole day on board El Meño, and you'll be able to target a huge variety of species – and reel in the biggest and best of all of them! Capt. Manuel will take you up to 20 miles offshore (5 in the winter) to target Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin, a variety of hard-fighting Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and plenty more. Don't worry if you're a new fisherman – your captain and crew will be on hand to show you the ropes. Top-notch rods reels, bait, and tackle are included – just bring a fishing license!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    Join Capt. Manuel on this 5-hour inshore trip, where you'll be exploring Cabo San Lucas for a whole host of world-famous species! You'll be trolling and jigging for Bonito, Skipjack Tuna, Spanish Mackerel (known locally as "Sierra"), Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, and even a variety of Marlin. This trip is perfectly suited for anglers of all ages and abilities, and Capt. Manuel will be on hand to show you the ropes if you've never fished before! Rods, reels, and bait included. Just bring a fishing license!
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About the Captain

Juan Manuel Jimenez Gastelum
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
2 Customer Reviews
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Member since November 2018
When it comes to fishing, it truly is a family tradition for Capt. Manuel – all of his cousins and brothers are avid anglers, too! Capt. Manuel has been fishing since 2001, and has been a licensed captain since 2009. He loves the excitement of chasing and reeling in different types of fish, as well as helping his guests hook their first – or best! – catch. Join him on board the El Meño (a nickname for Manuel!) and get ready to be welcomed into his fishing family.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Black) Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Californian (Flybridge) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2014. Powered by a 210HP Cummins Diesel inboard engine.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
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PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Charles W.
Casper, WY
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Half Day Fishing Trip with Captain Juan Manuel

VERIFIED   January 17, 2019
This was our second fishing trip in Cabo.  We chose a 1/2 day trip to coincide with our schedule.  Captain Juan Manuel...
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Moraga, CA
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Great crew / fun day

VERIFIED   January 2, 2019
Captain and first mate were both great.  Got very lucky and caught 7 striped marlin.  Still would recommend them...
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