Fishing in Mexico

Renowned as one of the finest Big Game destinations in the world, Mexico never fails to deliver on the promises made to recreational fishermen that flock to its shores year after year. From trolling for massive Blue Marlin specimens to astonishing Yellowfin Tuna and Sailfish battles, consider this to be the place any serious angler must visit at least once in their lifetime.

Known For

Acapulco, Guanajuato, Unofficial Marlin Capital of the World, Dias des los Muertos festival, Island of Cozumel, Monster Tuna prospects, Los Cabos beach area, Palenque archaeological site, Copper Canyon, Chichen Itza, Annual Supply of Dorado and Wahoo, Teotihuacan, San Cristobal de las Casas, Merida, Mazatlan, Superb Reef fishing, Huatulco, Isla Mujeres

Rules & Regulations

Everyone aboard private boats in Mexican waters must have a fishing license if there is any fishing gear, fish, or fish parts on board. The fishing license for all charters on FishingBooker is either included in price or can be purchased at an additional charge directly from the charter operator. For more information, please consult the ‘Amenities’ section of any particular charter.

Bag limit is a total of ten fish per person per day, with no more than 5 catches of a single specie, except for Billfish, Shark and Giant Seabass, of which only one specimen is allowed per day, and which counts a five toward the overall 10 fish limit, or Dorado, Roosterfish, Shad or Tarpon, and Gulf Grouper, of which only two samples from this group are allowed, and which count as five toward the overall 10 fish limit.

There is no limit to the practice of “catch and release”, as long as the fish that exceed the bag limit be returned to their environment in good survival condition

Types of Fishing

Triple Marlin threat (Blue, White and Striped) in Cabo San Lucas, Generous Wahoo and Barracuda seasons, Exciting Spearfishing prospects in La Paz, Abundancy of Grouper and Snapper all year round, Giant Yellowfin Tuna in the Yucatan, Sailfish hotspots along both coasts, Infinite Dorado schools in Puerto Vallarta, Amberjacks and Roosterfish Abound