What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur for the first time?

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Jamie Taylor
Hollowayville, IL
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Went fishing with Picudo Sport Fishing on June 12, 2022
We really enjoyed fishing but the sea was a bit rough. Cabo in May-June is changing seasons so the winds are very present. This made the sea a bit rough and for someone who gets motion sick it was a bit much. Just keep that in mind and go fishing in the morning and not in the afternoon if your fishing during these months.

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Janice Henderson
Leander, TX
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Went fishing with Cabo Mahi Mahi – Samantha on May 7, 2022
My husband and I were not looking to go out for trophy fish, we just wanted to have fun fishing in Cabo San Lucas so booked a private trip with Cabo Mahi Mahi – Samantha. Our guide, Jose Cesena, and his assistant were enjoyable to be with and we caught Spanish mackerel of varying sizes, a Yellowtail tuna (the sea lion won that battle - he got the fish and I got only the head!) and we also caught several other large fish that were fun to catch but not good to eat so we tossed them back. I guess it depends on what you are looking to catch. We were not disappointed and had a delicious dinner of fresh fish.

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Michael Anderson
Cabo San Lucas, BCS
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Went fishing with Cabo Sportfishing Crew - El Pargo on March 14, 2019
The water was colder than normal for this time of year so the fish weren't as abundant. I guess they head out of the bay with cold water. However, we still had good action and caught what we were hoping for!

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David Duncan
Sherwood Park, Alberta
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Went fishing with BlueSea sportfishing on March 16, 2022
Fishing in March much poorer for Dorado (mahi-mahi). Saw a few boats catching marlin near us (we were not targetting marlin). Caught numerous Bonitos, one small dorado (unusual), one spanish mackerel, and one trigger fish (bottom fishing).

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George Wittbold
Fort Collins, CO
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Went fishing with Daliken Sportfishing 2 – 23' on October 20, 2021
if you want to fish on your Cabo trip , check out the options Before you arrive so you know what you should expect both on prices but also what fish are "in season" and thus most likely to be caught. Also you will be prepared for the "want to go fishing mister" pitches you will inevitably get anywhere you walk in Cabo ....

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Joel Derouchey
Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur
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Went fishing with Daliken Sportfishing 2 – 23' on August 2, 2021
Don't over do it on the caffeine I know its early but your out in sea and the coffee, or energy drink is going to bounce up and down in your stomach. Second drink lots of water, on a hot day pour water on your head to prevent your self from heat stroke.

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Kyle Todd
Houston, TX
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Went fishing with Ursula Fishing IV - 34’ Crystaliner on July 24, 2019
bring sunscreen, a good book and some patience... It is offshore fishing "Not Offshore Catching". You will get the bites, just enjoy everything around you for what it is. Blue water good friends and family. When the bite happens, be ready, listen to the crew and captain. HAVE FUN

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Nicholas Vanantwerp
Houston, Texas
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Went fishing with Phantom Fishing Cabo – Phantom I on June 4, 2019
Pack a light jacket and sunscreen. The temperature was low 60's in the morning and heated up to low 80's mid day. Make sure you have a way of transporting your catch back with you. One collapsible cooler will fit about 50lbs of fish (and is still fairly manageable to transport).

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Michael Moulton
Boston, Massachusetts
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Went fishing with Ursula Fishing IV - 34’ Crystaliner on May 16, 2019
We fished in Cabo in mid May 2019. The first two days were slow but the third day was great. It sounds like the striped Marlin fishing was just starting to get good. The rooster fishing was also good this time of year. Overall a great value for fishing compared to prices for charters at other destinations

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Scott Hansen
Clayton, CA
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Went fishing with Cabo Sport Fishing - 28' Californian on May 27, 2019
Come during a peak season for the fish you want. It is expensive because everyone gets their hand for money in your fishing trip (taxis, resorts, fishing company, fishing license, bait, filleting the fish, freezing the fish, etc....) Not to mention the pressure to catch and release. I love fish and wanted to keep it so we did.

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Brian Lee
Tlaxcala De Xicohténcatl, Tlax.
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Went fishing with Sushi Time Sport Fishing on May 9, 2019
Dress warm(waterproof jacket) in case of weather change and could get windy. No bathroom on boat. I asked the captain that I was not interested in Marlin and wanted to catch fish to eat. They can take you elsewhere to fish.

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Perry Louie
Calgary, AB
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Went fishing with Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail on April 5, 2019
It was Fun, 4 hours might be too short 8 was a long day. Its fishing you might hook up or you might not ! Saw a whale, had Pelicans and a sea Lion jump on the back of the boat to get at the live well where the bait was stored. We let him eat it, cause he was pretty big and grumpy.

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Matthew Leon
Chicago, IL
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Went fishing with El Budster Pride on March 11, 2019
You get what you pay for....so if you want a sightseeing tour where you might catch fish go for pricepoint.....but if you want to catch fish with top notch fishermen and gear do a little research on who you're going with before booking......I wasted money trying to fish everyday on some pangas but I experienced broken gear poor equipment and disorganization

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Erich Mele
Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur
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Went fishing with El Budster Pride on June 17, 2022
These type of operators aren’t settup to do multiple techniques, so if you book, know you’ll be getting one type of fishing - 90% trolling

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William Smith
San José Del Cabo, BCS
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Went fishing with Killer Hook Sport Fishing on January 10, 2020
Captain louis and Anthony are really awesome. Caught 12 Dorado and they wouldn't quit till we caught fish. We caught 9 mahi one morning and they shut down the port and had to quit early because of wind. They offered to take us out again to get our full day finished and we we caught three more huge Dorado. They are very easy going and go to any length to get you your fish.

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Kristine Silva
Muskegon, MI
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Went fishing with Ursula Fishing IV - 34’ Crystaliner on April 5, 2022
Make sure you take something for sea sickness prior to going out even if you you think you have good sea legs.

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Scott Miner
Graham, WA
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Went fishing with Sushi Time Sport Fishing on February 15, 2022
Check the moon phase table and bring a soft cooler and sweatshirt. Normally see whales that time of year.

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Maria Martinez
YPG, AZ
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Went fishing with Cabo Mahi Mahi – Samantha on November 24, 2021
Don’t fret about little things the crews there are professionals and if you’re missing something they will get for you.

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Robert Solosth
Apple Valley, UT
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Went fishing with El Budster Pride on November 7, 2021
We missed the big Mahi Mahi catch but was able to enjoy some marlin action instead. Great day on the water

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Jonathan Brown
Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur
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Went fishing with Go Deeper Sport Fishing – 22' on May 3, 2022
Check the wind and be advised the best Marlin fishing is done in October and November

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Michael Bell
Henderson, NV
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Went fishing with Reel Job Charters on December 21, 2021
Absolutely - my son in law caught a Marlin as his first fish on rod and line (Boom)

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Cathy Cook
San Marcos, California
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Went fishing with La Guaycura Sports Fishing on September 22, 2021
Take dramamine. The first time I went, I got so seasick. This time, the dramamine did the trick!

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Timothy Starnes
Eagle Mountain, Utah
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Went fishing with El Budster Pride on June 18, 2021
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!

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Logan Haworth
Round Rock, TX
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Went fishing with Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail on June 7, 2021
Don't get drunk the night before if you think you MIGHT GET SEA SICK. SUNBLOCK AND SUNSCREEN ESSENTIAL

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Thomas Kulibert
Van Dyne, WI
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Went fishing with BlueSea sportfishing on May 4, 2021
The fishing was good in May. I have previously fished in Cabo San Lucas in January and that was better but May was also good.

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Jonathon Kemp
Orlando, FL
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Went fishing with BlueSea sportfishing on April 6, 2021
Great weather and some of the fish were biting. Not sure if you would come away with a trophy as I'm not expert, but you'll come away with something to eat and show, for sure.

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Tony Standerfer
Rockford, MI
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Went fishing with BlueSea sportfishing on March 7, 2021
Know what is in season and what is biting while you are in town. It will help with your expectations heading in to the day.

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Kevin MILLER
Mexico
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Went fishing with Ursula Fishing IV - 34’ Crystaliner on March 4, 2021
Fishing when the water is warmer will help you find the fish you’re looking for. It’s is whales and fishing then come on down in March!

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Christopher Parkhurst
Crystal Lake, IL
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Went fishing with Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail on January 1, 2021
Capt Juan and the Bluetail. Expert captain and not a poser like many of the "captains" you will find in Mexico. Superb value.

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Harold Kandes
Tracy, CA
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Went fishing with Viviana's Fleet – Viviana II on July 27, 2020
The crew of the boat are everything. Read reviews on boat and check fishing reviews for the month your planning your trip.