Cabo San Lucas Striped Marlin Fishing Charters

Cabo San Lucas Striped Marlin Fishing Charters

Best Striped Marlin Fishing Charters in Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas: 125 fishing charters available
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Striped Marlin Fishing in Cabo San Lucas

Striped Marlin
  • Size 40 to 130lbs
  • Food Value Low
  • Game Qualities Excellent
  • Habitats Offshore

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The extraordinary Marlin fishing Cabo San Lucas is famous for attracts avid Billfish chasers from all over the world. Marlin favor these pristine waters year-round, which justifies the city’s title as “the Marlin capital of the world.” 
 
Though you can hook gigantic Blue and Black Marlin in these prolific fishing grounds, Striped Marlin are the ones who steal the spotlight. You can find these majestic fish only a couple of miles from shore, and they won’t shy away from showing off their stripes, either. What they lack in size compared to their Blue and Black cousins, Stripies make up for in number – you can reel in up to a dozen on a full day fishing trip if you choose the right spot.
 

Where To Go

 
Cabo San Lucas is the crowning jewel of Mexico’s Baja California with its sapphire blue waters, breathtaking sunsets, and more amazing fishing spots than you can explore in a lifetime. Because the city is conveniently located at the intercept of the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez, you can find migrating Marlin here any time of the year, passing to the sea from the Pacific.
 

Whale Head Point

The beautiful Los Cabos Marina is the main departure point, and from there, you usually don’t have to travel too long to get where Striped Marlin like to hang. Whale Head Point (Punta Cabeza de Ballena) is one of the best spots to target Striped Marlin, and you’ll find it just 4 miles from land.
 

Gordo Banks

Gordo Banks is one of the reasons why Cabo San Lucas got its good name. These productive grounds are nested about 10 miles from the coast, and if you wet your line here, chances are, you’ll find a Striped Marlin at the end of it quite soon. 
 

1150 Bank

If you’d like to venture further out, 23 miles from the marina you’ll find the renowned 1150 Bank in the Sea of Cortez. Striped, Blue, and Black Marlin often come here to feast, and this is exactly where you can hook one after the other when using live bait, which causes them to school and feed.
 

San Jaime Bank

San Jaime Bank is another fishing gold mine, located right next to the Tinaje Trough which measures 3,500 feet deep. With seamounts providing plenty of food and shelter, and the underwater current pathway that is a magnet for hungry pelagic monsters, this is the place to be when you’re hunting both Striped and Blue Marlin.
 

Santa Maria Canyon

If you ask local fishermen where they like to go for excitement on the rod, Santa Maria Canyon will definitely be one of their top picks. Because it’s only 9 miles from the sandy Santa Maria Beach, this Marlin honey hole is convenient to explore and it keeps on giving.
 
It’s always a good idea to go fishing with a knowledgeable guide, and there are many excellent Cabo San Lucas Marlin fishing charters to choose from. The local captains have their tricks and secret spots that will put you on some serious line melting action.
 

How To Fish

 
  • Striped Marlin can sometimes be picky about their food, and one of the best ways to attract them is with squid teasers. It’s important to know they won’t take the bait if it’s close to the boat, so use outriggers to widen your spread while trolling at a speed of up to 9 knots.

  • The winning combo when you’re going after Stripies is to use Petrolero and Mean Joe Green lures. Because they’re so productive, these lures are among the locals’ favorites.

  • If you want to get a taste of the Marlin fishing Cabo San Lucas has to offer in spring, you’ll have the biggest chance of success using rigged ballyhoo while trolling.

  • Sight casting is one of the favorite fishing techniques in the area, because Striped Marlin usually stay close to the surface while looking for their next meal.

 

When To Go

 
The beauty and advantage of Cabo San Lucas is that you can come any time of the year, and reel in at least one Striped Marlin. Thanks to its optimal location and great weather, fishing in the area is fantastic whenever you decide to come.
 
Striped Marlin is the unofficial symbol of Cabo precisely because you can go after it anytime from January to August and enjoy the stupendous drag-singing action. Other months are also productive, but winter months are the time for a stellar fishing expedition. Colossal Blue Marlin pass through these warm waters between July and the end of September, while Black Marlin stick around from July until December.
 
The Cabo San Lucas fishery is all but legendary, and Striped Marlin are the heroes. Prepare yourself and head out to experience some of the best fishing areas our planet has to offer.
 

Cabo San Lucas Striped Marlin Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Striped Marlin fishing in Cabo San Lucas varies slightly throughout the year. High season is January to July. Low season is August to December. There is no closed season.
Cabo San Lucas
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What anglers said about Striped Marlin Fishing in Cabo San Lucas

Fish with El Budsters pride. They are low key, friendly, professional, listen to all customer requests and make it happen!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish with El Budsters pride. They are low key, friendly, professional, listen to all customer requests and make it happen!
Rob  W.
Rob W. Hughson, CA
It is really hot on the boat in Sept even for the morning trips. Dress in light clothing! Bring sunscreen hat, and sunglasses.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It is really hot on the boat in Sept even for the morning trips. Dress in light clothing! Bring sunscreen hat, and sunglasses.
Kaitlyn  S.
Kaitlyn S. Gardena, CA
Half day is all you need to schedule... only 2 boats oit for the full day. 1 hit in the afternoon.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Half day is all you need to schedule... only 2 boats oit for the full day. 1 hit in the afternoon.
Michael  D.
Michael D. Mesa, AZ
Sept might not be the best time. We have had better luck fishing in Oct, but we still have 3 more fishing days left.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sept might not be the best time. We have had better luck fishing in Oct, but we still have 3 more fishing days left.
Timothy  B.
Timothy B. League City, TX
Hat , sunglasses, sunscreen, be prepared for rough seas. This boat was all inclusive and provided licence, bait tackle, and also food and beverage.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Hat , sunglasses, sunscreen, be prepared for rough seas. This boat was all inclusive and provided licence, bait tackle, and also food and beverage.
Phillip  M.
Phillip M. Sargent, TX
You just never know. But the worst day fishing is better than the best day at work
Excellent
4.3 / 5
You just never know. But the worst day fishing is better than the best day at work
Eric  L.
Eric L. Gillette, WY
El Budster is very professional and the want you to get fish. Cleanness boat and restroom, Excellent gear, they know the waters!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
El Budster is very professional and the want you to get fish. Cleanness boat and restroom, Excellent gear, they know the waters!
Bill  B.
Bill B. San José Del Cabo, Baja California Sur
Go early. It gets hot about midday. Bring snacks and drinks (they provided water) if going on the 1/2 day trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go early. It gets hot about midday. Bring snacks and drinks (they provided water) if going on the 1/2 day trip.
Donald  M.
Donald M. El Paso, TX
These guys were just so nice and the fishing experience may not have ended how you would see on tiktok or something crazy, but the men in the ship her all very kind and my first experience deep sea fishin trip was not disappointing
Excellent
4.7 / 5
These guys were just so nice and the fishing experience may not have ended how you would see on tiktok or something crazy, but the men in the ship her all very kind and my first experience deep sea fishin trip was not disappointing
Laura  M.
Laura M. Oak Point, TX
Get yourself a good captain who has good vision. I wish I would have stretched my arms before heading out (I am still sore 2 days after fighting my fish for 1 hour). Be patient and get ready for a fun fight!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get yourself a good captain who has good vision. I wish I would have stretched my arms before heading out (I am still sore 2 days after fighting my fish for 1 hour). Be patient and get ready for a fun fight!
John  R.
John R. Canyon Lake, TX
This is an awesome place to go fishing. The water 12 miles out was 600 to 800 feet deep. This allows you a lot more fishing on your trip. At 1 to 2 miles out you are already 250 feet deep. Great place and very friendly people.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This is an awesome place to go fishing. The water 12 miles out was 600 to 800 feet deep. This allows you a lot more fishing on your trip. At 1 to 2 miles out you are already 250 feet deep. Great place and very friendly people.
Alan  S.
Alan S. Monongahela, PA
Definitely chose the meco yace! The crew was fabulous. In the fall you can fish while whale watching!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely chose the meco yace! The crew was fabulous. In the fall you can fish while whale watching!
Mindy  M.
Mindy M. Waxahachie, TX
If you are susceptible to motion sickness at all, take anti-motion sickness medicine.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are susceptible to motion sickness at all, take anti-motion sickness medicine.
Andrew  M.
Andrew M. Arvada, CO
We did a 3 hour sunset trip. We def needed more time. Would recommend a full day!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We did a 3 hour sunset trip. We def needed more time. Would recommend a full day!
Ethan  D.
Ethan D. United States
Definitely go out on a boat, we have been fishing from the surf but it’s been too rough. And this particular boat and Capt., I thought that an excellent job targeting the fish.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Definitely go out on a boat, we have been fishing from the surf but it’s been too rough. And this particular boat and Capt., I thought that an excellent job targeting the fish.
Greg  W.
Greg W. Lineboro, MD
If you’re a beginner or novice fisher, try Johnnys crew and the mystic Marlin.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you’re a beginner or novice fisher, try Johnnys crew and the mystic Marlin.
Ray  L.
Ray L. Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua
Heard that the fishing wasn’t great this week but we got lucky with two fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Heard that the fishing wasn’t great this week but we got lucky with two fish
David  A.  P.
David A. P.
Be prepared for lots of time relaxing on the boat while waiting for the fish to strike!
Very good
4.0 / 5
Be prepared for lots of time relaxing on the boat while waiting for the fish to strike!
Justin  W.
Justin W. Herriman, UT
Keep our expectations realistic sometimes the fish do not cooperate. Give the captain 1 or 2 species to target and listen to him when he tells you what is biting and what is not. Make sure you hydrate the day before your trip. Sunblock is an essential item to bring, You can purchase box lunches at Captain Tonys at 5:30 am. Is about a 5 min walk from the restaurant to the boat dock. Captain will call someone to clean your fish for you at the end of the trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Keep our expectations realistic sometimes the fish do not cooperate. Give the captain 1 or 2 species to target and listen to him when he tells you what is biting and what is not. Make sure you hydrate the day before your trip. Sunblock is an essential item to bring, You can purchase box lunches at Captain Tonys at 5:30 am. Is about a 5 min walk from the restaurant to the boat dock. Captain will call someone to clean your fish for you at the end of the trip.
SEONG  K.
SEONG K. Katy, TX
Come prepared for motion sickness. I wouldn’t recommend kids unless they can handle the motion.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Come prepared for motion sickness. I wouldn’t recommend kids unless they can handle the motion.
Isaac  G.
Isaac G. Upland, CA

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