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January is Cancun's peak hotel season, and with very little rain and temperatures averaging 84 degrees, you can see why. Most charters concentrate on bottom fishing. Don't miss the annual Barracuda handline tournament on Isla Mujeres.
The pelagic bite starts to gradually pick up as warmer currents arrive, but the best fishing continues to be over bottom structure or for Snook on the flats. Windy weather can disrupt offshore charters.
The windy weather continues, but with it comes Billfish. Sailfish is biting well already and is joined by Blue and White Marlin this month. The beginning of the peak fishing season, this is a good time to try for a Billfish Grand Slam.
Everything is biting at this time of year, and with hotels being "off" season, this is one of the best times to go sport fishing. Fishing is as hot on the flats as it is offshore, as Bonefish, Permit, and Tarpon start to bite very well.
This is the beginning of the peak season for Bonefish and Permit in the flats, while offshore Dorado (Mahi Mahi) joins the Billfish. Watch the Whale Shark migration from the middle of the month through September.
With Tarpon coming into peak season, flats anglers start to set their sights on a Super Grand Slam. Offshore, the pelagics are out in force. This is prime Cancun fishing season, although the weather is hot and cloudy.
As the town gears up to celebrate the Mayan new year, anglers fish for Marlin, Dorado, Sailfish, Wahoo and more offshore. Inshore, Tarpon fishing is giving fishermen and women the fight of their lives.
The hottest month of the year, August temperatures average at 93 degrees during the day. There is usually a lot of rainfall. But the impressive pelagic bite is enough to lure anglers to Cancun's waters.
September is Cancun's wettest month and carries a hurricane risk. Flats fishing is at its best: high water temperatures create perfect conditions for Bonefish, Tarpon, Permit, and Snook. Hot deals can be had at the hotels.
October is still wet in Cancun. A transitional month for fishing, it notices a steep decrease in the number of pelagic fish being caught, with bottom fishing taking precedence offshore. This is the last good month for Tarpon fishing.
November kicks off with a bang with All Saints Day. With that comes the beginning of the peak tourist season - the weather is dry and the hotels are more expensive. Snook is biting well inshore.
As the holiday season approaches and the days remain dry and sunny, Cancun's beaches fill up. The first Sailfish start to show up in the middle of the month, bottom fishing is very good, and Snook are great fun in the flats and lagoons.