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Fishing in Cabo San Lucas
The unofficial 'Marlin capital of the world', Cabo San Lucas is the perfect choice for any travelling angler. Combining quality with immense quantity, the location promises and delivers on once-in-a-lifetime fishing experiences. From sturdy 20ft super pangas to true deep sea behemoths, Cabo is home to a colorful variety of charter options, with excellent quality of service not only being a professional obligation, but also a matter of local pride.
Cabo San Lucas fishing has gained an international reputation that is hard to beat. Positioned at the southernmost tip of the Baja California Sur, the town is located right on the meeting point of the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez. With deep waters just a couple of miles from the shore, multiple seamounts and banks accessible in a day trip, and warm waters all year round, this is a haven for the world’s most sought-after big game fish.
The Marlin fishing Cabo San Lucas is famous for is a year-round phenomenon. The only thing you need to think about is the time of year. Striped Marlin can be found in the slightly colder months, with Blue and Black Marlin appearing as the waters get warmer. Whether you are hoping to hook your first Billfish, score a slam, or compete in one of the world’s most famous tournaments, Cabo has the answer. Come in October to witness - or take part in - Bisbees Black and Blue Tournament and experience one of the highlights of the world’s sportfishing calendar. The largest payout in the history of sportfishing took place here in 2006, reaching over four million dollars. Will you be there to see it beat its own record?
You don’t have to take part in a Cabo fishing tournament to see the best of what the area has to offer, though. The best fishing charters in Cabo will tailor every single trip to make sure you are looked after, whatever your previous experience. This could involve catching the ‘joker’ of the seas inshore as you target Roosterfish. Otherwise, you could be pulling in what will shortly become the best ceviche you have had in your life, as you target the area’s prolific Dorado (Mahi Mahi) population.
Want to know where to fish? Most Cabo fishing boats will take you to the banks and ledges offshore, including the Golden Gate Bank (famous for being the best place to fish in Cabo San Lucas), which is 15 miles north of the marina, the area south of the Lighthouse, which has great fishing from 2-15 miles offshore, the Gordo Banks, 22 miles northeast of Cabo San Lucas on the sea of Cortez side, and the famous Finger Bank, a Billfishing paradise that is located 50 miles offshore.
Rules & Regulations
All anglers must have a valid Sport Fishing License before fishing in Mexican waters. Fishing licenses for all FishingBooker charters are either included in price or can be purchased from the charter operator. One rod or line with hook is allowed per person in the water. It is not allowed to sell the catch or profit in any way financially from recreational sportfishing. Engaging in sportfishing less than 250 meters away from swimmers is not allowed. Fish caught while sportfishing can not be filleted aboard the charter from which it was caught.
Types of Fishing
Trolling is by far the most popular type of fishing in Cabo San Lucas, with most charter boats using a combination of live bait, artificial lures, and teasers. Bottom fishing is also an option when targeting Snappers and Groupers, and more experienced anglers might enjoy jigging, popping, and even fly fishing.
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What People Are Saying About Cabo San Lucas
" Half-day with Captain Casey"
Warm weather crystal-clear waters and abundance of fish, you’d be crazy not to come
"Fishing Charter w/Capt Roberto "
Book in advance. Check marine forecast prior to trip to ensure you have right clothing and motion sickness preparation. Majority of fishing action takes place within 3 miles of Shore
"December fishing trip"
go to where the fish are. were catching tuna as soon as we got to open water. would have stayed there longer and caught more tuna. went trolling for marlin after a hour of tuna fishing. no one's fault. just marlin where not bitting
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