Mazatlán Fishing

The junction where the Pacific converges with the vibrant Sea of Cortez is dubbed 'The World's Largest Natural Fish Trap', and Mazatlan is happy to show you why. Lying across the famous Marlin waterways of Cabo San Lucas, the area is chock-full of hotspots appealing to just about any type of game fish, and just about any kind of fisherman. Mexico's trademark deep sea madness is well present along the offshore honey holes, ample with Sailfish, Marlin, Wahoo, Dorado, Mako, Tuna and the rest of the Caribbean pelagic roster. Typical big game migration spans from May thru November, but these waters hardly ever sleep, so even when trolling begins to taper of, bottom fishing virtually knows no season. There's almost always a busy shipwreck, outer reef or an open-water FAD to raid, attracting bruisers like Amberjack, Red Snapper, Grouper, Flounder, Spadefish, Pufferfish and more. An often overlooked part of Mazatlan's angling appeal, inshore and mangrove fishing is fantastic for Snook, Red Snapper, Triggerfish and White Sea Bass, while the popular Roosterfish dominates the surf and the northern city beaches. Catch and release for all pelagics is considered the norm, but land anything edible, and most seaside restaurants will have no problem making you a delicious personal 'ceviche' out of it. The freshest dinner you'll ever have, guaranteed!

Known For

Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Mazatlan Malecon, El Faro Lighthouse, Angela Peralta Theater, Stone Island tours, Old Mazatlán, Plaza Machado, Copala district, The Three Islands, Mazatlan Cliff Divers, Zona Dorada shopping, Municipal Art Center, Bosque de la Ciudad, Mazatlan Aquarium

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. For more info, please consult the ‘Amenities’ section of any particular charter.

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.

Mazatlán Fishing Calendar

See what’s biting by month or species.