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Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, or simply “Cabo” to most visitors, is well-known across the continent. It’s a hub for spring break and summer vacations, but it’s also home to some of the best angling action in the Americas. Cabo San Lucas’ fishing charters are legendary, allowing the town to brand itself as the unofficial “Marlin Capital of the World.”
 
At the meeting point of the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez, Cabo attracts an array of prized fish. Year-round, you can find Marlin biting at the end of your line with Striped Marlin appearing in winter and Blue and Black varieties available in the warmer months. 
 
However, it rarely gets cold here, so there’s never a bad time to visit. The Sea of Cortez attracts Mahi Mahi and Yellowfin Tuna just a few miles from shore, along with dazzling, exotic Roosterfish and exciting Yellowtails. Head further offshore, and the Billfish bite is sensational, with Sailfish and Swordfish joining Marlin for the chance to complete a “Grand Slam.”
 
One of the perks of casting from a Cabo San Lucas fishing charter is that you can land a monster fish on a trip as short as a few hours. The productive waters nearshore are ripe for fishing, and 4–6 hours can be enough to land dinner. However, the real prizes come offshore, where a full day or extended full day trip will take you 15–50 miles out to the banks. 
 

Rules & Regulations

Every angler fishing in Mexico needs a license, however, most captains in Cabo will arrange yours for you. Get in touch with your charter operator before you go to confirm, or pick yours up by the dock. You should also beware that you can’t cook your catch on board, so if you want a fishy dinner, you’d better bring your own snacks. 
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January

Visit Cabo in January, and you'll enjoy some of the best weather of the year. This is usually a dry month, so you can head out and search for Striped Marlin and Yellowfin Tuna offshore, along with Roosterfish inshore.

February

The conditions are generally good but spring storms are a possibility. Watch out for colder currents potentially hampering the conditions. But inshore fishing is very good and the bottom bite heats up offshore, too.

March

Spring Break sees great conditions in Cabo. The Marlin bite can slow down at the start of the month, but it may come back at the end, while Yellowtails and Spanish Mackerel show up inshore for a real fishing frenzy.

April

With temperatures in the mid 80s and humidity generally lower than usual, April has great conditions with virtually no rain. You'll find Striped Marlin and Dorado biting offshore, with Yellowtail and Roosterfish inshore.

May

It weather really begins to heat up come May. Offshore, you can find a good Striped Marlin bite, with exciting Dorado action too. Closer to shore, the Roosterfish season begins to kick off for real, so get your fill!

June

With water temperatures averaging 94 degrees, this is a month for those who like it hot. Fish offshore for Striped Marlin, Blue Marlin, Wahoo, and big Tuna. Inshore, Roosterfish is on fire, and Snappers and Groupers are biting.

July

July is the warmest month in Cabo and the fishing is hot, too. This is a month for Billfish fans, with Striped Marlin, Sailfish, and Blue Marlin all in the cards. Don't forget about inshore, where monster Roosterfish await.

August

You guessed it – it's hot. August is the wettest month of the year, but don't let that put you off. This is the month for big game anglers, with Black and Blue Marlin on the list Inshore, Wahoo and Dorado join Roosterfish.

September

Tropical storms may threaten but, when the weather allows, this is one of the best months for fishing. You'll find big Yellowfin Tuna, Blue and Black Marlin, and Sailfish to name a few offshore, with Roosterfish in the bay.

October

The world famous Bisbees Black and Blue Tournament is the talk of the town – this is something no sportfishing fan will want to miss. With cooler weather and big fish, this is the best fishing month in Cabo San Lucas.

November

The humidity and temperature drop, so you'll want to make the most of it. Don't miss the WON Tuna Jackpot at the beginning of the month, not the chance to land Striped Marlin, Dorado, and Wahoo, among more.

December

If you want to land a lot of different species in one day, December is the month for you. The main target is Striped Marlin, with Wahoo, Dorado, Yellowfin Tuna offering a prized supporting cast offshore, along with more inshore. 

Cabo San Lucas Fishing Calendar

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Epic day on the water
Sean B. fished with Go Deeper Sport Fishing – 22' on October 10, 2021
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Beautiful waters and a wide variety of fish, Many boats to choose from.
Great crew! Smooth sailing and excellent fishing.
Cathy C. fished with La Guaycura Sports Fishing on September 22, 2021
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Take dramamine. The first time I went, I got so seasick. This time, the dramamine did the trick!
Captain and 1st Mate #1
Richard C. fished with Social Distance Sportfishing on July 14, 2021
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With this team expect a great time and to catch fish and be educated.
Fishing with Salvador
David S. fished with El Budster Pride on June 22, 2021
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Even if you don't catch any fish it is worth it!
June fishing trip
Timothy S. fished with El Budster Pride on June 18, 2021
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Stripped marlin were our intended target and we were not disappointed. We landed 8 marlin in 4 days and will be returning to do this again!
Full day
GEORGE H. fished with Black Marlin Sportfishing on June 16, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Get what you can There's lots of fish different species
8 HOUR TRIP IS THE WAY TO GO
Logan H. fished with Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail on June 7, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Don't get drunk the night before if you think you MIGHT GET SEA SICK. SUNBLOCK AND SUNSCREEN ESSENTIAL
3rd catching the day
Antonio L. fished with BlueSea sportfishing on May 31, 2021
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do ur homework n target when the fish u want to catch is in

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Cabo San Lucas

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Cabo San Lucas costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $427, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $680. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Cabo San Lucas is 32 ft and the most common vessel type is a Offshore sport fishing.

According to customer reviews, BlueSea sportfishing, Black Marlin Sportfishing, and Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail are some of the most popular fishing charters in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur. Full list of top fishing charters in Cabo San Lucas.

BlueSea sportfishing, Black Marlin Sportfishing, and Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Cabo San Lucas.

The best way to experience fishing in Cabo San Lucas is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur.

The most popular fish species you can target are Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Marlin (Blue), and Tuna (Yellowfin). Top fishing techniques include trolling, bottom fishing, and deep sea fishing. Offshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and inshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

The world famous Bisbees Black and Blue Tournament is the talk of the town – this is something no sportfishing fan will want to miss. With cooler weather and big fish, this is the best fishing month in Cabo San Lucas. Check availability for local fishing charters in Cabo San Lucas.