What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Cancún, Quintana Roo for the first time?

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Hidenori Takayama
Himeji, 28
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Went fishing with Sportfishingcancun - Makaira on February 1, 2019
I am crazy about fishing and have been to Alaska, Canada, Costa Rica, Portugal,Australia, New Zealand ,and of course, Mexico (Cabosan lucas, Mathatran). My fishing in Cancun is the first time but I was satisfied with getting excellent result above my expectation.

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Bill Rightnour
Coatesville, PA
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Went fishing with Samaki Cancun Charters on September 13, 2018
Organized and good equipment. Our Mate Ceasar was very good with our group. True fishing boat, out riggers and down riggers. Freshbait ballywho rigs made ready to go. Just pick the right time of year to go for the desired fish. I had no option and was on a large family vacation. good luck

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Michael Stevens
Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo
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Went fishing with Chac Chi Marina - 36ft Heavenly on August 2, 2018
Enjoy the species of the day. I know bonita are like black sheep of the tuna family, but with new anlgers and s family outing, pound for pound they are Scrappy, and through that time we were still able to hook up a mahi, a wahoo, stopped for some deep reef fish.

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Randy Erwin
Kansas City, MO
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Went fishing with Fishing Cancún Charters on July 12, 2018
Plan ahead if keeping your fish. Don't keep fish that won't get eaten. Expect it to be hot out. The fishing grounds are out aways not always in site of land so take seasickness measures. Have fun and tip your crew. These guys love what they do and fishing is fishing some days are better than others. Oh and sunscreen shirts are the best.

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Travis Fallgren
Laramie, Wyoming
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Went fishing with Explore Lifetime Experiences Cancun on December 18, 2017
This Is my second time booking a trip in Cancun, the first time I booked it through the hotel we were staying at and that trip was ok, it was also off shore fishing. this time I used the internet and tried to book small non-diesel boats to bottom fish in the lagoon 3-4 months in advance. I feel that that most of the captains could care less about you catching fish and just care about your money. Please do alot of research before you book anything, cause once your there you are at there mercy.

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Louie Juarez
La Mirada, CA
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Went fishing with Amigo Fishing on March 30, 2018
To All Anglers, March is a good time to Target Amber Jack and Wahoo species game fish in Cancun waters. Also its a great time of the year as the weather temperature is perfect for kids to go the boat and fish along side Dad.... Lou

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Charles Weisshaar
Rochester, NY
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Went fishing with Twin Hooks – Galileo on April 3, 2018
Do some research before your trip. If you book through the hotel it doesn't guarantee the charter will be good. Some are just a long boat ride depending on where they leave from. Do Google searches and trust others ratings.

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Martyn Carpenter
Mérida, Yucatán
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Went fishing with ETFishing on August 17, 2017
Watch the weather, book a good guide ( I recommend ETFishing), check to see what is in season and plan your trip around what is in season. A lot of money can be wasted on pointless trips for Marlin when there isn't one in 2,000 miles!

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David Krings
Cancún, Quintana Roo
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Went fishing with Chac Chi Marina - 36ft Heavenly on July 1, 2017
Make sure if you have even the slightest amount of sea-sickness or motion sickness that you bring medicine with you. This is EXTREMELY important as the waves can get very large and they can feel like you are on a carnival ride.

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Daniel Beck
Cancún, ROO
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Went fishing with Family Fishing Cancun on April 3, 2019
The water is a little rough. If you are prone to get sea-sick, you will get sea-sick. That was the case with one of the people in our party. So plan accordingly.

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Jeff Burkhalter
Benito Juarez, ROO
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Went fishing with Fishing Cancún Charters on April 2, 2019
Bottom fishing is probably best chance as lots of billfish are about a month or so earlier. Still possible to get some but not as much. I hear January is best time for sails in this area.

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Nick Mohin
San Jose, CA
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Went fishing with Family Fishing Cancun on February 13, 2019
Work with your charter and they will tell you what you can catch. Just have fun and prepare for waves.

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Kev Beaumont
San Miguel De Cozumel, Quintana Roo
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Went fishing with Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours on December 30, 2018
Still enjoyable out on the water but if your out for numbers only the warmer months are a lot more productive

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Kerry Leppo
Foxborough, MA
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Went fishing with Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours on December 11, 2018
The fishing is more weather dependent in December just be sure there are no big weather changes when you fish.

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Amanda Howatt
Calgary, Alberta
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Went fishing with Fishing Cancún Charters on December 9, 2018
was an amazing experience just would suggest with waters being a little rough that you take sea sick medicine before hand

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Dave Yuhas
Blackhawk, SD
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Went fishing with Twin Hooks – Galileo on November 6, 2018
Find good captain and crew. Plan on spending money and time so that you can make the memories you want

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Samara Favela
Scottsdale, Arizona
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Went fishing with Aquaworld Fishing Cancun - Sea Hunter 1 on September 11, 2018
Take Dramamine for sure and make sure you go with the best crew !! Misael, Oscar, and Tito!!! Best experience from my trip to Cancun

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Jovani Gomez
Brooklyn, New York
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Went fishing with Amigo Fishing on July 31, 2018
Make sure you go when the fish you want to catch is in season. Barracudas was fun but the mahi season was slow. Still a lot of fun.

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Roy Kitts
Edgefield, SC
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Went fishing with Amigo Fishing on July 4, 2018
Make sure you wear a long sleeve white shirt, sunscreen and a large brim hat. Also get ready to really fight some strong fish.

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Michael Junius
Frisco, CO
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Went fishing with Twin Hooks – Galileo on July 1, 2018
Be prepared for a hot day on the water. We should have jumped in the water at some point but were too busy fishing to mention it to the captain.

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Andrew Grove
Mountain View, CA
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Went fishing with Chac Chi Marina - 36ft Heavenly on July 2, 2018
It’s really hot. Don’t expect a lot of sailfish in the heat of summer. Crews know how to get you some fish mostly snapper, grouper Bonita and the occasional shark.

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Daniel Martin
United States
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Went fishing with Chac Chi Marina - 34ft Big Bite on May 20, 2018
Go to your dr and get a prescription for the motion sickness patch. It worked very well for both my wife and I. The seas were pretty rough too.

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Paul Lewis
Riverside, CA
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Went fishing with Family Fishing Cancun on May 2, 2018
Captain and Deckhand were great and handle everything you need to catch fish. You are just responsible for reeling them in! Have fun!!!

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Robert Gram
Denver, Colorado
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Went fishing with Chac Chi Marina - 34ft Big Bite on August 8, 2018
It was hot. Bring plenty of water and sun protection. But was still a great day on the water.

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Brian Murphy
Westminster, CO
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Went fishing with Amigo Fishing on July 24, 2018
Get on with Amigo fishing and enjoy the experience!! These guys knew what they were doing!

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Grant Fleischer
Omaha, NE
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Went fishing with Amigo Fishing on June 23, 2018
Go in the morning. The weather is so much nicer, and makes for a far more enjoyable trip.

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Steve Meyers
Miami, FL
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Went fishing with Twin Hooks – Galileo on May 9, 2018
If targeting sailfish you may want to go with one of the charters on Isla Mujeres.

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Eric Baum
Saint James, New York
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Went fishing with Fishing Cancún Charters on April 1, 2018
we hooked a 74" sailfish very quickly and had a good time fighting him and reeling in our catch! fishing Cancun was great

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Arden Barney
Prescott, AZ
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Went fishing with Fishing Cancún Charters on April 2, 2018
Talk to Captain Hector and make sure he knows what you want to catch and what style of fishing you want.

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Jerry Arnhalt
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Went fishing with Don Chingon Charters on March 13, 2018
Do your homework and don't expect a trophy fish when you go out. It is the ocean and not easy to catch . That being said you can't still catch a trophy!

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