Los Cabos Blue Marlin Fishing Charters

Los Cabos Blue Marlin Fishing Charters

Top Los Cabos Blue Marlin Fishing Destinations

Best Blue Marlin Fishing Charters in Los Cabos

Top Blue Marlin Fishing Charters in Los Cabos

Blue Marlin Fishing in Los Cabos

Blue Marlin
  • Size 200 to 400lbs
  • Food Value Good
  • Game Qualities Excellent
  • Habitats Offshore

(Makaira nigricans)

Everyone can have a go at catching Marlin in Los Cabos. This sunny municipality on the tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula first became known for its fishing more than half a century ago, when anglers started to arrive from overseas to explore the rich waters of the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean. Now, it’s one of the most well known big game fishing venues in the world, and with good reason. Home to the world-famous Cabo San Lucas, it’s easier to catch a Marlin here than anywhere else on the planet! 

Where and how to catch Marlin in Los Cabos

 
The best place to go Marlin fishing in Los Cabos (and Mexico, and most of the world) is Cabo San Lucas. Many prominent sportfishers made their name here, with an impressive number of record-breaking catches coming out of this part of the Gulf of California. Thousands of people have hooked up on Marlins here. Still not convinced? Come see for yourself.
 
Both Blue and Striped Marlin are regular catches in Cabo, although it’s possible to find a Black Marlin on the other end of your line, too. These prestigious trophies don’t give in without a fight! 
 
Like in other parts of the world, captains in Los Cabos target Marlin by trolling. Watch while your crew rigs your hook with live bait or trolling lures and sets out a spread to imitate this Billfish’s favorite prey. All the equipment will usually be included in the price of your trip, but make sure to check with your captain to see if you’ll need to bring anything with you other than enthusiasm!
 
Once a Marlin bites the bait and the crew hands you the fishing rod, get ready. These fish are surprisingly agile for their size, leaping out of the water and diving back under as they attempt to shake the hook. This will test both the strength of your line and your own endurance! Marlins can reach speeds of up to 50 miles per hour and can reach sizes of several hundred pounds, so there’s a real chance that the fish will be victorious in this fight. Are you ready for the challenge?
 

When to go

 
You can catch Marlin all year round in Los Cabos, but Blue and Black Marlin peak from June through December. If you’re planning your vacation at another time of year, don’t worry: Striped Marlin fishing can be excellent in late winter and early spring. 
 
Even if you’re still new to sportfishing, don’t miss your chance to catch the most prestigious trophy in this “Marlin capital of the world.” The sheer quantity of Billfish and the expertise of the local charter crews make this the go-to destination for this bucket list fish!

Los Cabos Blue Marlin Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Blue Marlin fishing in Los Cabos varies moderately throughout the year. High season is July to October. Low season is February to March. There is no closed season.
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Reviews of Blue Marlin Fishing in Los Cabos

Epic day on the water
Sean B. fished with Go Deeper Sport Fishing – 22' on October 10, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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
Marine day trip with Ramon and Christian
Douglas R. fished with Salty Dog Fishing Adventures on June 1, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Book a trip with Ramon if you want to catch fish.

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